I've been studying Battle family genealogy because my wife is a descendant of Mary Battle b Abt 1716 in Virginia, daughter of William Battle b. 1682. This lineage universally traced back to Wyll'm Battell as son of Richard Battell b. 1470, but Richard died with no descendants according to his will. You can see this information for yourself at http://bit.ly/afJVAhhttp://bit.ly/afJVAh in the book "A history of the Battelle family in England", p. 575.
Can you tell me what led to this lineage point of view? I think it's incorrect but would love to be proved wrong. What is the evidence that Wyll'm Battle is the son of Richard Battell?