William Ball

14 May 1786–31 August 1873
North Meols, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life 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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Family Time Line

William Ball
1786–1873
Sarah Howard
1787–1851
Marriage: 16 November 1807
Ann Ball
1809–1846
Alice Ball
1811–1882
Robert Ball
1814–1856
Thomas Ball
1817–1849
Mary Ball
1820–1822
Mary Ball
1823–1889
Jane Ball
1825–
Peter Ball
1831–
Sarah Ball
1833–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 November 1807
North Meols, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    Robert Ball

    Male1731–1816Male

    Anne Jump

    Female1739–1798Female

siblings

(10)

    William Ball

    Male1759–1785Male

    James Ball

    Male1761–1764Male

    Peter Ball

    Male1764–1787Male

    Alice Ball

    Female1765–1848Female

    Ann Ball

    Female1768–1832Female

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World Events (8)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a short, fat person, from Middle English bal(le) ‘ball’ (Old English ball, Old Norse bǫllr).2 English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a knoll or rounded hill, from the same Middle English word, bal(le), used in this sense.3 English: from the Old Norse personal name Balle, derived either from ballr ‘dangerous’ or bǫllr ‘ball’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Ball, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Ball in entry for Thomas Ball, "England, Lancashire, Parish Registers 1538-1910"
  • William Ball in entry for Mary Ball, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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