Samuel Ball

about 1775–
Potton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Samuel

Samuel Ball was born about 1775, in Potton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Ann Webb on 28 September 1800, in Cockayne Hatley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Ball
Ann Webb
Marriage: 28 September 1800
Martha Ball
William Ball

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 September 1800Cockayne Hatley, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


    World Events (7)

    1801 · The Act of Union
    Age 26
    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 33
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    Age 40
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    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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    Sources (7)

    • Saml. Ball in entry for Willm. Ball, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Saml Ball in entry for Willm Ball, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"
    • Samuel Balls in entry for Martha Balls, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"

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