Rachael Rowell

4 January 1877–4 February 1959 (Age 82)
Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Rachael

When Rachael Rowell was born on 4 January 1877, in Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Levitt Collin Rowell, was 37 and her mother, Jane Murfitt, was 37. She married Jonathan Balls in 1901, in Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Cranleigh, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died on 4 February 1959, in Surrey, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Balls
Rachael Rowell
Marriage: 1901
Nellie Edith Balls
Ethel May Balls
Doris Winifred Balls

Spouse and Children

Croydon, Surrey, England, United Kingdom


    Nellie Edith Balls


    Ethel May Balls


    Doris Winifred Balls


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 3

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 7

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 27

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name, a variant of Rothwell (representing the local pronunciation of the place in Northamptonshire). 2. habitational name from a place in Devon, so named from Old English rūh ‘rough’, ‘overgrown’ + hyll ‘hill’. 3. from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Rowe 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rachael Rowell in household of Thomas Walker, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Rachel Rowell in household of Levitt C Rowell, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Rachel Balls in household of Jonathan Balls, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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