William BALL

William BALL

Male 1872 - 1932  (60 years)

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  • Name William BALL 
    Born 16 Mar 1872  Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth on 16 March 1872 at Rawdon, son of Thomas Ball and Jane Ball formerly Meaking, father a coachman and mother a domestic servant. Registered at Wharfedale by the mother on 13 March 1872 - Obviously impossible as registered before born. I am reasonably sure from the information on the Internet that the birth was actually registered in March so perhaps he was born earlier that stated, perhaps 6 March or maybe 13 April. Or he may have been registered on, say, 23 March. We may never know.

      Based on a copy of the certificate obtained in 1989.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1881  Knott Lane, Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • He was 9 in this census, living with his mother and father at Knott Lane, Rawdon, born at Rawdon.
    Census 1891  Knottfield Lodge, Knottfield Lane, Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Son of Thomas and Jane, aged 18, a clerk, born at Rawdon.
    1901 Census 1901  67 Athol Road, Heaton, Bradford, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    He was living in the home of his mother-in-law, Martha Sutcliffe, a widow aged 58, retired a houskeeper born Warrington, Lancashire. Present were Annie Ball, Martha\'s daughter, married, aged 30, and asssitant [school] mistress, born Armley, wife of William. He was 29, a draper\'s clerk born Rawdon. 
    • He was the household head, aged 39, living at 185 Highgate [hard to read], Heaton, Bradford Yorkshire. He was a draper's cashier, born Rawdon. WIth him were Annie Ball, his wife, aged 40 married for 12 years with only one child, still alive, born Armley, and his daughter Edith Clare Ball, 2,born Heaton. Also present was Kate Collinson, servant aged 44, single, a mother's help, born Rawdon.
    Died 21 Dec 1932  Royal Infirmary, Bradford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Registered at Manningham. Died aged 60 of 61 Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford a printer's cashier. Causes of death were septicaemia, carbuncle in neck (this was before the days of anitbiotics), and myocardial degeneration. Death was certified by J. Alan Price M.B. and there was no post mortem. The informant was his daughter Edith C Ball of the same address at Eccleshill. The death was registered on the day he died. Not a happy Christmas!
    Buried 24 Dec 1932  Nab Wood Cemetery, Shipley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Ball of 67 Athol Road Manningham, Bradford, purchased freehold grave 166 in section J [or I J?] on the plan of Shipley Cemetery on 26 May 1903. It was in the undedicated section. It cost him two pounds and ten shillings. (Grant number 685).
      It is probable that both he and his wife Annie were buried in this grave.
    Person ID I78  Our Family Tree
    Last Modified 21 May 2017 

    Father Thomas BALL,   b. 2 Jul 1839, Harpurs Gate, Horton Parish, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Calverley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Jane MEAKIN,   b. May 1838, Chesterton, Wolstanton, Staffs, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1923, Calverley, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1863  Manchester St Johns, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • He was 23, a bachelor, a groom resident at Rusholme (hard to read), son of John Ball, a pensioner.
      She was 23, a spinster also of Rusholme, daughter of Thomas Meakin, a banksman. Both appear to have signed - the certificate is a copy but seems to be a photocopy of the register entry. Witnesses were Joseph and Ann Jones.
    Family ID F115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Annie SUTCLIFFE,   b. 14 Apr 1870, Armley Ridge, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1933, Eccleshill, Bradford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1898  Heaton St Barnabas, Yorks, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Edith Clare BALL,   b. 14 Dec 1908, 185 Highgate, Heaton, Bradford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1998, St James University Hospital, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 14 May 2016 
    Family ID F112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Mar 1872 - Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1881 - Knott Lane, Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 - Knottfield Lodge, Knottfield Lane, Rawdon, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Sep 1898 - Heaton St Barnabas, Yorks, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1901 Census - He was living in the home of his mother-in-law, Martha Sutcliffe, a widow aged 58, retired a houskeeper born Warrington, Lancashire. Present were Annie Ball, Martha\'s daughter, married, aged 30, and asssitant [school] mistress, born Armley, wife of William. He was 29, a draper\'s clerk born Rawdon. - 1901 - 67 Athol Road, Heaton, Bradford, Yorkshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Dec 1932 - Royal Infirmary, Bradford, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Dec 1932 - Nab Wood Cemetery, Shipley, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Our Family History - William Ball (1872 - 1932)
    Our Family History - William Ball (1872 - 1932)
    William Ball

    Documents
    Our Family History - Marriage of William Ball and Annie Sutcliffe 1898
    Our Family History - Marriage of William Ball and Annie Sutcliffe 1898

    Histories
    Our Family History - Research on the Ancestry of Martha Clare (1841-1903)
    Our Family History - Research on the Ancestry of Martha Clare (1841-1903)
    Martha CLARE #70 was my mother's maternal grandmother. She married Thomas SUTCLIFFE #69 at Bradford in 1868. They had two children, Annie #71, who married William BALL #78, and Arthur #304, who died in childhood. Annie and William were my motherís parents.

    Martha's farther, James CLARE seems to have been an interesting character. He was married twice. His first wife Elizabeth, Martha's mother, died at the young age of 28. Within a matter of weeks James had married Mary TWISS, the daughter of his next-door neighbour. At the time Mary had two children of her own, apparently both illegitimate. This very quick remarriage suggests that James and Mary were on extremely friendly terms even before Elizabeth's untimely death. James worked for much of his life as a whitesmith, meaning that he worked with metals such as tin and pewter. Later in life we believe that he owned and ran a pub in the centre of Warrington (possibly called the Wheatsheaf), so had apparently by then become reasonably affluent.

    This research traces Martha's parentage.

  • Notes 
    • Born at Knotfield House Lodge, Knott Lane, Rawdon, Yorks, England. He was living at 61 Moorside Road, Eccleshill at time of death with his wife and daughter Edith. He was at Oak Villa, Rodley when married. A witness to marriage was Henry Ball. He purchased grave 166 in Section J of Shipley Cemetery and presumably is buried there. Knotfield House is now the site of the Crematorium where Jack and Edith Hardaker were cremated.

      Same person in "Hardaker One-name Study": http://hardakerfamily.id.au/getperson.php?personID=I1906&tree=tree3

  • Sources 
    1. [S261] 1881 Census.

    2. [S429] Ancestry.com CD Yorkshire (WR), Ancestry.com CD Yorkshire (WR).

    3. [S365] 1901 Census, 1901 Census, Piece 4157, ED 18, folio 98 p. 47, household 306.

    4. [S611] 1911 Census, Piece 26776, ED 13 registration number 498.

    5. [S176] Certificate in files.