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man John Ball‏‎ 1) 2)
Born ‎± 1835 Dunster, Somerset, England‎ 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8)
Baptised ‎5 Apr 1835 Dunster, Somerset, England 7)
Died ‎31 Jan 1868 Dunster, Somerset, England‎, approximately 33 years, death cause: Phthisis Certified 5) 8)
Buried ‎9 Feb 1868 Dunster, Somerset, England Age: 33 8)
Occupations: ‎1861 St George's Street, Dunster, Somerset, England; Blacksmith employing 1 boy 4) 9), ‎between 1866 and 1868 Dunster, Somerset, England; Blacksmith 1) 2)
Residences: ‎1841 West Street, Dunster, Somerset, England 6), ‎between 1851 and 1861 66 St George's Street, Dunster, Somerset, England 3) 4)


Notes: The “Dunster Castle stable Account Book” now in the Somerset Record Office, Taunton, for the period 1867-69 shows that “J. Ball” and “Jane Ball” together with “James Stanbury” were all engaged on shoeing work for the castle stables during these years. It would seem a full set was charged £1-0-0 at the time (approximately £32 in 1994”.

Originally John Ball's blacksmiths was located where the brick faced house now stands at the bottom of St George's street near “Parkham Corner”. That home was erected after 1840 at which time it seems the smith shop was moved inside the yard behind the archway between two houses in St George's Street. The far wall adjacent to the churchyard was, at one time, incorporated into the Smith's Shop and today it remains smoke blackened from former times.

Married ‎26 Dec 1861 Rowberrow, Somerset, England 9) 10) (6 years married)
to:

woman Jane Woolcott‏‎ 11) 1) 12)
Born ‎29 Jul 1840 Dunster, Somerset, England‎ 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 11) 19) 12)
Baptised ‎16 Aug 1840 Dunster, Somerset, England 19)
Died ‎8 Feb 1892 Canton, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales‎, 51 years 17)
Occupation: ‎1861 Tangier House, Bishop's Hull, Somerset, England; Nursery Maid {servant} 16) 9)
Residences: ‎1841 Chapple Row, Dunster, Somerset, England 15), ‎1851 West Street, Dunster, Somerset, England 13), ‎1861 Tangier House, Bishop's Hull, Somerset, England 16), ‎1891 334 Cowbridge Road, Canton, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales 18), ‎1871 Collumpton Hill, Bradninch, Devon, England 11), ‎1881 Creech Village, Creech St Michael, Somerset, England 12)


Notes: Jane Ball re- married George Quick, a blacksmith, who was born at Timberscombe, Somerset, in 1847. He was employed as a journeyman blacksmith by the resident blacksmith James Webber whose smithy was at the bottom of Collumpton hill, on the edge of town. There is a photograph of James Webber and his men, taken, possibly a little later, outside their premises which have since been demolished.

Children:

1.
woman Elizabeth Ball‏‎
Born ‎12 Nov 1862 Dunster, Somerset, England‎
2.
woman Edith Jane Ball‏‎
Born ‎Oct 1864 Dunster, Somerset, England
Died ‎10 Dec 1864 Dunster, Somerset, England‎, under 1 year old
3.
man William John Ball‏ 20)
Born ‎5 Sep 1866 Dunster, Somerset, England‎ 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 20) 1) 12) 2) 26)
Baptised ‎7 Oct 1866 Dunster, Somerset, England 1)
Died ‎18 Jan 1928 Wilgate, London Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, England‎, 61 years 21) 27)
Occupations: , ‎1881 Creech St Michael, Somerset, England; Machine Boy at Paper Mill 12), ‎1886; Coach-builder 28), ‎between 1890 and 1900 Canton, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales; Papermaker 22) 2) 29), ‎between 1901 and 1911 Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales; Foreman Papermaker 23) 26), ‎2 Apr 1911 Sittingbourne, Kent, England; Paper Maker (Foreman) 20)
Residences: ‎1871 Collumpton Hill, Bradninch, Devon, England 24), ‎1881 Creech Village, Creech St Michael, Somerset, England 12), ‎1891 22 Egerton Street, Canton, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales 22), ‎between 1900 and 1901 45 Forrest Road, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales 23) 29), ‎2 Apr 1911 95 Park Road, Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England 20), ‎1886 22 Trinity Street, Brandon Hill, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England 28)

Religion: Member of St Michael's Lodge - Freemason ‎between 1911 and 1921 Sittingbourne, Kent, England 26)
Will signed: ‎29 Feb 1928 London, England 27)


Notes: William John, lived with his mother (Jane Ball) and step-father (George Quick) in Bradninch for the initial years of his life. Bradninch is a small town situated on the river Culm. As early as 1790 there were said to be five paper mills within two miles of Bradninch. Many found employment in these mills as is evident from census returns. By 1881, the family had, however, moved to Creech St Michael, near Taunton. They were probably living in the Creech paper mill houses alongside the works. The 1881 census states that George Quick was employed as a blacksmith (mill), Jane was present, and William John, then 15 years old, a “step-son”, was a “paper machine boy”. By this date Jane had had three more children, Sarah Ann aged nine, John aged 7, and Alice Rose aged 1 year. Both Sarah Ann and John had been born at Bradninch, but the youngest, Alice, was born at Creech. William's older sister Elizabeth was not present and she was not at Dunster with the Woolcotts either. No doubt she had started work some years before.
How long the Quick family stayed at Creech St Michael is not known but by June 1886 “George Quick smith” appears in a Cardiff Directory then living at Pen-y-Peel Road, Canton. At the time of the 1891c ensus George and Jane Quick and their family, but excluding William John, were living at 334 Cowbridge Road, Canton. George had evidently set himself up as a “Master and Employer”. His son John was at the time apprentice to him.

William John was not living at this address because on 2nd April 1890 at the church of St John the Evangelist, Clifton, Bristol, then aged 23, a paper maker of Canton, he had married Lucy Ann Downing, a spinster, aged 21 of Grover Place, Redland, Bristol. Her father was John Downing, a farmer. Lucy Ann was employed at Grove Place, Bristol, looking after the children of the rector who probably also performed the marriage service. Her father and mother and nearly all her family had emigrated to Pennsylvania between 1883 and 1888 but an uncle William Downing and an Aunt Elizabeth Harding, youngest sister of John Downing, were both living in Roath, Cardiff; the former at 12 Cepper Kincraig Street and the latter at 52 Richards Terrace. It seems likely William John and Lucy Ann met in these surroundings as Roath is not far from Canton.

In 1893 William Ball paper maker is recorded in a Cardiff Directory living at 22 Egerton Street, Canton, and later in 1897 at 17 Nottingham Street, also Canton. William would have been employed at The Ely Paper Mill to the west of Canton which had been founded in 1865. By 189- it was the largest producer of newsprint in the United Kingdom. Today it is owned by Wiggens Tempe and is the production centre for their carbonless paper operations.

The children of William and Lucy Ann were, with the exception of one daughter, all born at Canton. These were Florence Daisy 1891, John William 1893, Herbert Frederick 1894, Wilfred C. 1900 and Kathleen Rosina 1903. Lilian Ann was born after the family moved to Sittingbourne after 1903.

In Sittingbourne they lived firstly at 95 Park Road, later moving to 3 London Road, a house named Woodsell and finally to the house next door named “Wilgate”. Woodsell today is the offices of Andrew Cory and Co., solicitors.

Around 1926 as a result of a change of ownership of The Sittingbourne Paper Mills where William was then employed as Chief Paper Maker, he was required to retire early. He died two years later on 18th January 1928. Lucy Ann died on 18th December 1964 at the Kent and Sussex Hospital then aged ninety-five. She is buried with William John in Sittingbourne Cemetery.

Sources

1) Source: Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1914 Record for William Ball - Dunster Baptisms 1843-1871. External Link. Reference: Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1913; Reference Number: D\P\du/2/1/7 (Data from direct source)
2) Source: Bristol, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1935 Record for William Ball. External Link. Reference: Bristol Archives; Bristol, England; Bristol Church of England Parish Registers; Reference: P/St JC/R/2/c (Data from direct source)
3) Source: 1851 England Census Record for Sarah Ball. Reference: Database online. Class: HO107; Piece: 1920; Folio: 138; Page: 18; GSU roll: 221075. (Data from secondary evidence)
4) Source: 1861 England Census Record for Sarah Ball. Reference: Database online. Class: RG9; Piece: 1602; Folio: 22; Page: 16; GSU roll: 542838. (Data from secondary evidence)
5) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915 Record for John Ball. Reference: Database online. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
6) Source: 1841 England Census Record for John Ball. Reference: Database online. Class: HO107; Piece 936; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Dunster; County: Somerset; Enumeration District: 10; Folio: 24; Page: 17; Line: 8; GSU roll: 474595. (Data from secondary evidence)
7) Source: Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1914 Record for John Ball - 1835, Dunster. External Link. Reference: Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1913; Reference Number: D\P\du/2/1/6 (Data from secondary evidence)
8) Source: Somerset, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1914 Record for John Ball - Dunster 1868. External Link. Reference: Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1913; Reference Number: D\P\du/2/1/18 (Data from secondary evidence)
9) Source: Somerset, England, Marriage Registers, Bonds and Allegations, 1754-1914 Record for Jane Woolcott. External Link. Reference: Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914; Reference Number: D\P\ROW/2/1/7 (Data from secondary evidence)
10) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915 Record for John Ball. Reference: Database online.
11) Source: 1871 England Census Record for Jane Quick. Reference: Database online. Class: RG10; Piece: 2165; Folio: 43; Page: 12; GSU roll: 832043. (Data from direct source)
12) Source: 1881 England Census Record for Jane Quick. Reference: Database online. Class: RG11; Piece: 2365; Folio: 103; Page: 7; GSU roll: 1341569. (Data from direct source)
13) Source: 1851 England Census Record for Thomas Woolcott. Reference: Database online. Class: HO107; Piece: 1920; Folio: 141; Page: 24; GSU roll: 221075. (Data from secondary evidence)
14) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 Record for Jane Woolcott. Reference: Database online. (Unreliable evidence or estimated data)
15) Source: 1841 England Census Record for Jane Woolott. Reference: Database online. Class: HO107; Piece 936; Book: 4; Civil Parish: Dunster; County: Somerset; Enumeration District: 10; Folio: 28; Page: 25; Line: 15; GSU roll: 474595. (Data from secondary evidence)
16) Source: 1861 England Census Record for Jane Woolcott. Reference: Database online. Class: RG9; Piece: 1619; Folio: 6; Page: 8; GSU roll: 542841. (Data from secondary evidence)
17) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915 Record for Jane Quick. Reference: Database online. (Unreliable evidence or estimated data)
18) Source: 1891 Wales Census Record for Jane Quick. Reference: Database online. (Data from secondary evidence)
19) Source: Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1914 Record for Jane Woolcott. External Link. Reference: Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1913; Reference Number: D\P\du/2/1/6 (Data from secondary evidence)
20) Source: 1911 England Census Record for Lilian Ann Ball. Reference: Database online. (Data from direct source)
21) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007 Record for William J Ball. Reference: Database online. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
22) Source: 1891 Wales Census Record for William Ball. Reference: Database online. (Data from secondary evidence)
23) Source: 1901 Wales Census Record for William J Ball. Reference: Database online. Class: RG13; Piece: 4986; Folio: 133; Page: 54. (Data from secondary evidence)
24) Source: 1871 England Census Record for William Ball. Reference: Database online. Class: RG10; Piece: 2165; Folio: 43; Page: 12; GSU roll: 832043. (Data from secondary evidence)
25) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915 Record for William Ball. Reference: Database online. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
26) Source: England, United Grand Lodge of England Freemason Membership Registers, 1751-1921 Record for William John Ball. External Link. Reference: Library and Museum of Freemasonry; London, England; Freemasonry Membership Registers; Description: Membership Registers: Country O 1208-1296 to Country P 1299-1390; Reel Number: 47
27) Source: England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 Ball William John of Wilgate London-road Sittingbourne Kent died 18 January 1928. Probate London 29 February to Lucy Ann Ball widow. Effects £1808 15s. 3d.. Reference: Database online. (Data from secondary evidence)
28) Source: Bristol, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1918 Record for Florence Daisy Ball. External Link. Reference: Bristol Archives; Bristol, England; Bristol Church of England Parish Registers; Reference: P/St.GB/R/1/b (Data from direct source)
29) Source: Glamorganshire, Wales, Anglican Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1570-1994 Record for Lucy Ball. External Link. Reference: Archives Wales; Wales; Glamorgan Baptisms, Marriages and Burials (Data from direct source)