William Ball

Male14 May 1786–31 August 1873

Brief Life History of William

When William Ball was christened on 14 May 1786, in North Meols, Lancashire, England, his father, Robert Ball, was 54 and his mother, Anne Jump, was 46. He married Sarah Howard on 16 November 1807, in North Meols, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in North Meols, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 31 August 1873, in Southport, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 87, and was buried in Southport, Lancashire, England.

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William Ball
Sarah Howard
Marriage: 16 November 1807
Ann Ball
Alice Ball
Robert Ball
Thomas Ball
Mary Ball
Mary Ball
Jane Ball
Peter Ball
Sarah Ball

Sources (18)

  • William Ball, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Ball, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Wm. Ball, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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  • Marriage
    16 November 1807North Meols, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (10)

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    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English bal, ball(e) ‘ball, sphere, globe, round body’ (Old French balle or Old English beall(a)), a nickname for a short, obese person.

    English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le) as in 1 above, but applied topographically.

    English: from a Middle English adjective ball (weak form balle) in the sense ‘bald’, from ball ‘white streak, bald place’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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