Richard BALL & Jane MACAIRE married 1806, St Luke, Middlesex
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Chart showing the parents, children & grandchildren of

Richard John BALL & Jane Mary MACAIRE
married 1806, St Luke, Middlesex

Chart revised 25 May 2011
Richard John Ball (1779 Lambeth) & Jane Mary Macaire (1787 St Giles) married 1806 St Luke Old St, children: Jane Ball (1807 Clerkenwell) & William Nickisson (1805 Clerkenwell) married 1832 Clerkenwell, Caroline Georgiana Ball (1809 Clerkenwell) & William Le Petit (1804 Tottenham Ct Rd) married 1834 Clerkenwell, Emily Ball (1812 Clerkenwell) & Samuel Smith (1811) married 1838 Clerkenwell, Georgiana Sophia Ball(1814 Clerkenwell), Francis Louisa Ball (1817 Clerkenwell), Clarissa Ball (1818 Clerkenwell) & William Wilson (1818 London) married 1849 London, Richard Macaire Ball (1820 Clerkenwell) & Dinah Saunders (1825 Mile End) married 1845 ?St Giles, George John Ball (1821 Clerkenwell) & ?Ann Jones married ?1845 Deptford, Ann Louisa Ball (1825 Clerkenwell) & John Phillips (1799 Clerkenwell) married 1851 Clerkenwell, Ann Louisa Ball & William Green (1822 Enfield) married c1865 ?Islington Ellen Ball (1829 Clerkenwell)











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    Richard John Ball
    baptised 9 May 1779
    Lambeth St Mary, Surrey
    parents: David George Ball & Louisa Amory
    Jane Mary Macaire
    baptism not found
    St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex
    Richard John Ball & Jane Mary Macaire
    married (banns) 12 Apr 1806
    St Luke Old St, Middlesex



    witnesses: Peter Desvignes, Ann Devigny & Henry William Facey (parish clerk)
    Richard John Ball
    died 1857
    Clerkenwell, Middlesex
    Jane Mary Ball
    died 2 Jul 1866
    Clerkenwell, Middlesex

    Jane Mary Macaire (1787-1866)




    unknown artist
    date unknown


    from Annie (Nickisson) Berkeley
    Jane Mary Macaire (1787-1866)




    photographer unknown
    Carte-de-visite
    date unknown

    courtesy of Rosalind
    Jane Mary Macaire (1787-1866)




    Turner & Everitt, 17 Upper St, Islington
    Carte-de-visite
    1863-67
    Ann Lemaitre (1762-1824)
    mother of Jane Mary Macaire



    unknown artist
    date unknown


    from Annie (Nickisson) Berkeley
    Will of Richard John Ball
    died Clerkenwell 1857


  • National Archives Documents Online
  • Obituary for Jane Mary Ball
    died Clerkenwell 1866

    Richard & Jane Ball 1841
    25 Myddleton St, Clerkenwell
    watchcase maker & wife
    ages 60 & 55

    Richard & Jane Ball 1851
    25 Myddleton St, Clerkenwell
    watchcase maker & wife
    ages 71 & 64

    Jane Mary Ball 1861
    25 Myddleton St, Clerkenwell
    independent, age 72, widow





    The children of Richard John Ball & Jane Mary Macaire

    Jane Emily Ball
    (1807 Clerkenwell - 1861 St Pancras)

    William Nickisson
    baptised 22 Nov 1805
    Clerkenwell St James, Middlesex
    parents: Sampson Nickisson & Maria Bourne
    Jane Emily Ball
    born 4 Aug 1807
    Clerkenwell, Middlesex
    parents: Richard John Ball & Jane Mary Macaire
    William Nickisson & Jane Emily Ball
    married 11 Apr 1832
    Clerkenwell St James, Middlesex

    Witnesses: Richard John Ball & Caroline Ball
    William Nickisson
    died 3 Jul 1846
    21 King Sq, Clerkenwell, Middlesex

    Jane Emily Nickisson
    died 18 Feb 1861
    42 Frederick St, St Pancras, Middlesex



    Jane Emily Ball (1807-1861)




    unknown artist
    date unknown

    from Annie (Nickisson) Berkeley
    William Nickisson, witness, 1838
  • Central Criminal Court
  • From will of William Nickisson
    Clerkenwell 1846 £800

    “On the 6th day administration of the goods chattels and credits of William Nickisson late of King’s Square Groswell Road in the parish of St.Luke in the county of Middlesex gentleman deceased was granted to Jane Emily Nickisson widow the relict of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer.”

    UK PRO Probate Middlesex Oct 399 Administrations 1846
    UK census addresses
    Jane Emily Nickisson 1841
    21 King Sq, St Luke, Finsbury
    independent, age 36

    WilliamNickisson 1841
    Angel Inn, Strood, Rochester, Kent
    independent, age 36

    Jane Emily Nickisson 1851
    20 Judd Pl W, St Pancras, Marylebone
    widow, music teacher, age 43

    Children of William Nickisson & Jane Emily Ball

    William Garland Nickisson 1833 Clerkenwell - 1905 Newcastlem 1856 Redfern to Amelia Fowler Phillips
    Emily Jane Nickisson 1835 Clerkenwell - 1918 Edmontonm 1868 Holborn to Ernst Robert Marcus
    Jane Maria Nickisson 1839 Clerkenwell - 1901 Rochford
    Felix Richard Nickisson 1843 Clerkenwell - 1910 Waihi m 1868 to Ada Ann Allen

    William Garland Nickisson (1833-1905)
    1841East Finsbury21 King Square 8 with mother & sis Jane
    1851St Leonard30-31 St Martin le Grand18 ?appumanchester warehousemanwith 14 app & 3 serv

    Emily Jane Nickisson (1835-1918)
    1841?Kent?Aylesford North6 ?with father
    1851Marylebone20 Judd Place W 15 dauuscholarwith mother, 3 sibs, 2 lodgers, 1 vis, 1 serv
    1861St Pancras42 Frederick St23 headu keeper ladies schoolwith sis Jane & Penrose family (boarders)
    Emily Jane Marcus nee Nickisson
    1871Islington33 Russell St35 wifem corn dealer's wifewith hus Ernst, son, sis Jane & 1 serv
    1881Stoke Newington3 Bertram Villas 45 wifem corn merchant's wifewith hus Ernst, 5 chn, sis Jane & 4 serv
    1891Stoke Newington192 Green Lane 55 wifem grain merchant's wifewith hus Ernst, 5 chn, sis Jane & 1 serv
    1901Stoke Newington192 Green Lane 65 wifem corn merchant's wifewith hus Ernst, 5 chn, & 1 serv

    Jane Maria Nickisson (1839-1901)
    1841East Finsbury21 King Sq2 with mother & bro Wm
    1851Marylebone20 Judd Place W 12 dauuscholarwith mother, 3 sibs, 2 lodgers, 1 vis, 1 serv
    1861St Pancras42 Frederick St22 sisteru artistwith sis Emily & Penrose family (boarders)
    1871Islington33 Russell St32 s-in-lawu with sis Emily, b-i-l Ernst, nep Rbt & 1 serv
    1881Stoke Newington3 Bertram Villas 42 s-in-lawu with sis Emily, b-i-l Ernst, 4 neph, 1 niece & 4 serv
    1891Stoke Newington192 Green Lane 52 s-in-lawu with sis Emily, b-i-l Ernst, 4 neph, 1 niece & 1 serv

    Felix Richard Nickisson (1843-1910)
    1851Marylebone20 Judd Place W 7 dauuscholarwith mother, 3 sibs, 2 lodgers, 1 vis, 1 serv






    Caroline Georgiana Ball
    (1809 Clerkenwell - 1891 Edmonton))

    Georgiana Caroline Ball
    born 28 Dec 1809
    baptised 10 Feb 1810
    St Luke, Mdx
    parents: Richard John Ball & Jane Mary Macaire
    William Alexander Le Petit
    born 1804,
    Tottenham Ct Rd, Mdx
    parents: Joseph Le Petit & Sarah Newstead
    Georgiana Caroline Ball & William Le Petit
    married (licence) 21 Jun 1834
    Clerkenwell St James, Mdx



    witnesses: Peter Desvignes, Ann Devigny & Henry William Facey (parish clerk)
    William Alexander Le Petit
    died 1896
    Edmonton, Mdx
    age 92

    Will - William Alexander Le Petit
    0f 46 Shakespeare Rd Sth Horney, Mdx, engraver
    died 23 Feb 1896 probate London 12 March
    to Elise Le Petit and Ellen Le Petit spinsters
    Effects L1930 15s 11d resworn July 1896 L 1840 12s 4d
    Georgiana Caroline Le Petit
    died 1891
    Edmonton, Mdx
    age 82
    Le Petit family



    photographer unknown
    place unknown
    date unknown
    from Jean Littlemore
    courtesy of Liz
    Hamilton Le Petit (1846-1931)
    ?with wife Eliza (Brown)



    photographer unknown
    place unknown
    date unknown
    from Jean Littlemore
    courtesy of Liz
    Hamilton Le Petit (1846-1931)




    photographer unknown
    place unknown
    date unknown
    from Jean Littlemore
    courtesy of Liz
    Frederick Le Petit (1876-)
    son of Hamilton Lepetit
    with his daughter Grace Violet Lepetit



    photographer ?Wara-
    Brixton, Battersea & Chelsea
    ?c1900
    from Jean Littlemore
    courtesy of Liz
    William Alexander Le Petit - engraver


  • List of William Le Petit engravings


  • keyword "William Le Petit" - engravings


  • Devon County Council
    Ash Rare Books
    Le Petit-Newstead family
    family of William Alexander Le Petit




    many thanks to Lorraine
    Joseph Le Petit trustee





    many thanks to Lorraine
    Edward Goodall - artist
    brother in law of WA Le Petit

  • Richard Goodalls's pages




  • many thanks to Lorraine
    Eliza Ann Lepetit
    sister of WA Le Petit
    painted by husband Edward Goodall




  • Richard Goodalls's pages


  • many thanks to Lorraine
    Edward Smith - engraver
    brother in law of WA Le Petit

  • Edibnburgh University Library


  • National Maritime Museum


  • many thanks to Lorraine
    Samuel Hearne - explorer
    g-uncle of WA Le Petit




  • Wikipedia


  • Canadiana Org


  • many thanks to Lorraine
    UK census addresses

    Georgiana Caroline Le Petit nee Ball(1809-1891)
    William Alexander Le Petit (1804-1896)
    1851 Homerton27 Brooksby Walk 49wifem prop of houses'wifewith husband William & 8 ch
    1861 Hornsey3 Devonshire Pl 51wifem ?jobbing ? wifewith husband William & 8 ch
    1871 Hornsey46 Shakespeare Rd 61wifem with husband William & 5 ch & 1 inlaw
    1881 Hornsey46 Shakespeare Rd 71wifem gentleman's wifewith husband William & 1 ch
    1891 Hornsey46 Shakespeare Rd 82wifem ex landscape engraver's wifewith husband William & 2 ch

    Children of Georgiana Caroline Ball & William Alexander Le Petit

    Annette Le Petit 1835 Kingsland – 1911 Basford
    Elise Le Petit 1836/7 Paris – 1918 Hackney
    Ferdinand Le Petit 1838 Paris – 1914 Hackney
    Felix Le Petit 1840 Paris – 1840 Paris
    Ellen Le Petit 1841 Paris - 1937 London
    Frederick Le Petit 1843 Clerkenwell – 1901 Woolwich m1 1866 Hackney to Mary A Monk children:Elizabeth, Caroline, Frederic
    m2 1872 Poplar to Harriet Ann Mulleychildren:Mary, William
    Hamilton Le Petit 1846 Islington - 1931 London m 1867 Hackney to Eliza Brown children:William, Alfred, Edith, Frederick, James, Walter, Clara, Ellen, Arthur
    Isabel Le Petit 1848 Islington – 1921 Lewisham m 1875 Hackney to Edwin Alfred Huttonchildren:Harold, Percy, Frederick, Edgar
    Edith Le Petit 1851 Hackney – 1943 Catford
    Harcourt Le Petit 1854 Hackney -
    Clarissa Le Petit 1856 Hackney - m 1879 Edmonton to Edward Henry Smith children:Sidney, Eva, Hilda, Hubert, Shelby, Arthur, Daisy, Douglas



    Annette Le Petit (1835-1911)
    1851Homerton27 Brooksby Walk19 dauuwith parents & 7 sibs
    1871Islington18 Milner Sq31 visitorugovernesswith Lovell chn & 2 serv
    1881CamberwellUnderhill Rd?37 nieceugovernesswith aunt Toll, cousin, 1 serv
    1891BeckenhamBeckenham Rd47 cousinuschool mistresswith cousin Alfred Toll, 1 serv
    1901Beckenham141 Beckenham Rd57 headuschool mistress
    1911CarshaltonStanley Park Rd70 headuprivate meanswith 2 sisters

    Elise Le Petit (1836-1918)
    1851Homerton27 Brooksby Walk17 dauuwith parents & 7 sibs
    1871Devon, CornwoodDelamine House31 ugovernesswith Parker family & 11 serv
    1881Oxford, NeithropSt Johns Rd42 ugovernesswith Sister of Charity school
    1911CarshaltonStanley Park Rd68 visitoruprivate meanswith 2 sisters

    Ferdinand Le Petit (1838-1914)
    1851Homerton27 Brooksby Walk13 sonuwith parents & 7 sibs
    1861Hornsey3 Devonshire Place22 sonu?jobbingwith parents & 7 sibs
    1871Hornsey3 Devonshire Place35 sonuartistwith parents & 4 sibs, 1 i-law
    1881London7 Pleasant Row?37 lodgeruartist (painter)with Beasley family, 2 lodgers
    1891Stoke Newington48 Shakespeare Rd50 uartist figure painter
    1901Stoke Newington48 Shakespeare Rd57 uartist painter

    Ellen Le Petit (1841-1937)
    1851Homerton27 Brooksby Walk11 dauuwith parents & 7 sibs
    1861Hornsey3 Devonshire Place20 dauuwith parents & 7 sibs
    1871WestminsterBloomfield Pl29 boarderuteacherwith Sisters of Mercy school
    1881Ssx BoxgroveGoodwood House34 ugovernesswith Duke Richmond household
    1891Hornsey46 Shakespeare Rd 48 dauuex governesswith parents & sister
    1901Lambeth134 Upper Tulse Hill59 nieceuwith aunt Smith & 1 serv
    1911CarshaltonStanley Park Rd62 visitoruprivate meanswith 2 sisters

    Frederick Le Petit (1843-1901)
    1851Homerton27 Brooksby Walk10 sonuwith parents & 7 sibs
    1861Hornsey3 Devonshire Place17 sonujobberwith parents & 7 sibs
    1871Woolwich15 New St27 headmtelegraph instrument maker with 3 chn
    1881Woolwich14 Sand St38minstrument maker telegraphiewith wife Harriet, 5 chn, 1 s-dau
    1891Charlton500 Woolwich Rd 48 headminstrument maker with wife Harriet, 4 chn
    1901Charlton500 Woolwich Rd 57 headwinstrument maker with 2 dau

    Hamilton Le Petit (1846-1931)
    1851Homerton27 Brooksby Walk8 sonuwith parents & 7 sibs
    1861Hornsey3 Devonshire Place15 sonuwith parents & 7 sibs
    1871Stoke Newington56 Sandbrook Rd25 headmbuilderwith wife Eliz, 2 chn
    1881Edmonton9 Millfield Rd33mcarpenter & joinerwith wife Eliza, 6 chn
    1891West Ham7 Emma Rd 43headmcarpenter with wife Eliza, 9 chn
    1901Leyton46 Park Rd 53 headwcarpenter & joiner with wife Eliza, 4 chn

    Isabel Le Petit (1848-1921)
    1851 Homerton27 Brooksby Walk 6dauu with parents & 7 sibs
    1861 Hornsey3 Devonshire Pl 13dauu scholarwith parents & 7 sibs
    1871 Hornsey46 Shakespeare Rd 23dauu with parents, 4 sibs, 1 inlaw
    Isabel Hutton nee Le Petit
    1881Walthamstow33 Northcote Rd32wifemsolicitors clerk wifewith husband Edwin, 3 sons
    1891Walthamstow72 Albert Rd 42wifemsolicitors clerk wifewith husband Edwin, 4 sons
    1901East Ham76 First Ave 52 headw with 4 sons, sister Edith
    1911East Dulwich133 Underhill Rd63 lodgerw with Taylor family, 1 serv

    Edith Le Petit (1851-1943)
    1851 Homerton27 Brooksby Walk 4dauu with parents & 7 sibs
    1861 Hornsey3 Devonshire Pl 11dauu scholarwith parents & 7 sibs
    1871 Hornsey46 Shakespeare Rd 20dauu with parents, 4 sibs, 1 inlaw
    1881Lambeth193 Peckham Rye29visitoruwith 2 Mackrell chn, 2 serv
    1891Hornsey46 Shakespeare Rd38dauuwith parents, sis Ellen
    1901East Ham76 First Ave 40 sisteru with sis Isabel & 4 nephews
    1911Hither Green1a Minard Rd60 visitoru with Weaver & Mackrell families

    Harcourt Le Petit (1854-)
    1861Hornsey3 Devonshire Place8 sonuscholarwith parents & 7 sibs
    1871 Hornsey46 Shakespeare Rd 17sonu joinerwith parents, 4 sibs, 1 inlaw
    1881Hornsey46 Shakespeare Rd 27ucarpenterwith parents
    1891Islington131 Hornsey Rd 38lodgerucarpenter with Bale family
    1901Islington131 Hornsey Rd 45 lodgerucarpenter & joiner with Mrs Bale

    Clarissa Le Petit (1856-)
    1861 Hornsey3 Devonshire Pl 6dauu scholarwith parents & 7 sibs
    1871 Hornsey46 Shakespeare Rd 16dauu with parents, 4 sibs, 1 inlaw
    Clarissa Smith nee Le Petit
    1881London26 De Beauvoir Rd 24wifemcomm traveller wifewith husband Edward, 1 son
    1891Hackney90 Lesurn Rd 34wifemcomm traveller wifewith husband Edward, 5 chn
    1901Hackney13 Milderton Rd 43wifem comm traveller wifewith husband Edward, 8 chn






    Emily Ann Ball
    (1812 Clerkenwell - 1910 Lambeth))

    Emily Ann Ball
    baptised 13 Dec 1812
    Clerkenwell St James, Middlesex
    parents: Richard John Ball & Jane Mary Macaire

    Samuel Smith
    baptised 31 Mar 1811
    Bethnal Green, Middlesex
    parents: Samuel Smith & Mary
    Emily Ann Ball & Samuel Smith
    married (licence) 30 Jun 1838
    Clerkenwell St.John, Middlesex



    witnesses: Richard John Ball & Thomas Smith
    Samuel Smith
    died 1 Nov 1871
    Lambeth, Surrey

    Emily Ann Smith
    died 1910
    Lambeth, Surrey

    Emily Ann Ball (1812-1910)




    C T Newcombe, 135 Fenchurch St, City
    Carte-de-visite
    date unknown
    Emily Ann Ball (1812-1910)




    unknown photographer
    8 x 11 ccm, cardboard frame
    date unknown
    Henry Nickisson Smith (1839-
    son of Emily Ann Ball



    unknown photographer
    date unknown

    courtesy of Rosalind
    Emily Georgiana Smith (1841-
    daughter of Emily Ann Ball



    unknown photographer
    date unknown

    courtesy of Rosalind
    Henry Smith
    birth certificate 1839

    UK census addresses

    Emily Ann Smith nee Ball (1812-1910)
    1841 Clerkenwell128 St John St Rd25 watchmaker's wifewith husband Samuel & 1 ch & 1 serv & 2 app
    1851 Clerkenwell148 St John St Rd38wife m watch manuf.'s wifewith husband Samuel & 1 ch & 1 serv & 1 app
    1861 Islington2 Northampton Terr48wife m merchant's wifewith husband Samuel & 2 ch & 2 serv
    1871 Lambeth134 Upper Tulse Hill58wife m diamond merchant's wifewith husband Samuel & 1 inlaw & 2 serv
    1881 Lambeth134 Upper Tulse Hill68headw independentwith 1 inlaw, 1 nep, 1 sis, 2 serv
    1891 Lambeth134 Upper Tulse Hill78headw own meanswith 1 nep & 2 serv
    1901 Lambeth134 Upper Tulse Hill88headw own meanswith 1 nce & 1 serv

    Children of Emily Ann Ball & Samuel Smith

    Henry Nickisson Smith (1839-1879)
    1841 Clerkenwell128 St John St Rd with parents, 1 serv, 2 appren
    1851ClaphamKings Rd school13 pupil
    or
    1851TottenhamBrace Castle school11 pupil
    1861 Islington2 Northampton Terr21son m clerk to father with parents, sis & 2 serv

    Emily Georgiana Smith (1841-1929-)
    1851 Clerkenwell148 St John St Rd9dau u with parents, 1 serv, 1 appren
    1861 Islington2 Northampton Terr19dau u with parents, bro & 2 serv
    Emily Georgiana Smith nee Smith
    1871 East BarnetRowley Lodge 29wifeminsurance brokers's wifewith husb Frederic, 2 chn, 2 serv
    1881 London2 Yerbury Rd 39wifemLloyds insurance brokers's wifewith husb Frederic, 2 chn, 1 rel, 1 serv
    1891 Islington2 Yerbury Rd 49wifemship & ins brokers's wifewith husb Frederic, 2 sons, 1 serv
    1901 Islington2 Yerbury Rd 59headwwith 1 son, 1 serv

    Will - Emily Georgiana Smith
    of 89 Priory Rd, Hornsey, Mdx, widow
    died 8 Mar 1929 probate London 11 July
    to Arthur Frederic Mordaunt Smith and Alfred Henry Newsam Smith broker
    Effects L7679 4s





    Georgiana Sophia Ball
    (1814 Clerkenwell - 1895 Lambeth))

    Georgiana Sophia Ball
    baptised 18 Aug 1814
    Clerkenwell St James, Mdx
    parents: Richard John Ball & Jane Mary Macaire

    Georgiana Sophia Ball
    died 1895
    Lambeth, Surrey
    age 81
    Georgiana Sophia Ball (1814-1895)



    Turner & Everitt, 17 Upper St, Islington
    Carte-de-visite
    1863-67
    Georgiana Sophia Ball (1814-1895)



    Photogapher unknown
    Carte-de-visite
    date unknown

    courtesy of Rosalind
    Will of Georgiana Sophia Ball

    "of 39 Marquis Rd, Hornsey, Middlesex, spinster, died 25 Apr 1895, at Stafford Cottage, Upper Tulse Hill, Surrey,
    probate London 30 May to John Stanley Carter Phillips managing director of the printing and advertising company limited
    Effects £91 19s 3d

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  • UK census addresses
    Georgiana Sophia Ball(1814-1895)
    1841 Clerkenwell25 Myddleton St25 with parents, 6 sib, 1 serv
    1851 Clerkenwell25 Myddleton St34dauugovernesswith parents, 2 sis, 1 serv
    1861 Clerkenwell25 Myddleton St40dauugovernesswith parents, 1 sis, 1 serv
    1871 Clerkenwell25 Myddleton St57headugovernesswith 1 nep, 1 serv
    1881 Clerkenwell23 Myddleton St60headugovernesswith 1 sis, 1 serv
    1881 Lambeth134 Upper Tulse Hill66sisuschool mistrwith 1 inlaw, 1 nep, 1 sis, 2 serv
    1891 Hornsey39 Marquis Rd76auntu with 1 sis, 1 nce, 1 inlaw, 1 serv






    Frances Louisa Ball
    (1817 Clerkenwell - 1889 Edmonton))

    Frances Louisa Ball
    baptised 2 Feb 1817
    Clerkenwell St James, Mdx
    parents: Richard John Ball & Jane Mary Macaire

    Frances Louisa Ball
    died 1889
    Edmonton, Mdx
    age 73
    Frances Louisa Ball (1817-1889)



    C T Newcombe, 135 Fenchurch St, City
    Carte-de-visite
    date unknown

    Frances Louisa Ball (1817-1889)



    Turner & Everett
    Carte-de-visite
    date unknown

    courtesy of Rosalind




    From FANNY BALL
    To: WILLIAM GARLAND NICKISSON
    Date: 21st Oct 1859

    No address

    My dear William,
    I hope this will reach you safely as if so Felix will be quite safe too. I never thought your Mama would have parted with him and although we have all tried to console her it is indeed a great grief to her. I know it is the wish of her life to go out to you but that seems at present impossible. You have been very good lately and have written so much more often do continue to do so it is such a delight to your dear mother. She is always with us in Myddleton St every Monday and Thursday and it often happens that on those days your letters arrive. Then such pleasure such joy you would almost expect the church bells to be rung.
    I call you William now I think it is not right to call you Willie any more with two children already if you go on so you will soon be quite a 'Patriarch'. I wish one of your sisters was likely to be married but there seems no chance the people here are so stylish and dress so such that Punch says the 'bachelors' are afraid to propose and owing to the very large hoops all the young ladies wear Punch says the beaus cannot get near enough to the girls to 'pop the question'.
    My dear Mama is very poorly but still I hope with care to get her through this winter.
    Will you give my kind love to your dear wife and tell her we are all pleased with her although we do not know her you give us so good an account of her that we think she much be all we could wish especially as you seem so happy together.
    It is our intention to have send a few toys for your little duckies, a doll from Grandmama Ball for little Emily and so forth but the time is so short that we shall not be able to it there only have been four clear days since it was settled that he should go to the day when he is to be on the ship. I hope you will excuse this scribble but ii am in school and while i write there a large class reading to me. We all hope you intend to come to England again in a few years do try and make a cosy little fortune and them come back and bring all belonging to you with you Felix as well.
    Mama sends her love to self and your better half in which Sophy and myself heartily join with kisses to the duckies and believe me

    yours affectionately
    Fanny Ball

    If you see Alfred will you remember me very kindly to him.
    UK census addresses
    Frances Louisa Ball(1817-1889)
    1841 Clerkenwell25 Myddleton St25 with parents, 6 sib, 1 serv
    1851 Clerkenwell25 Myddleton St32dauu governesswith parents, 2 sis, 1 serv
    1861 Clerkenwell25 Myddleton St37dauu teacherwith parents, 1 sis, 1 serv
    1881 Clerkenwell23 Myddleton St60sisteru with 1 sis, 1 serv






    Clarissa Ball
    (1818 Clerkenwell - 1853 Hackney)

    Clarissa Ball
    baptised 5 May 1818
    Middlesex, Clerkenwell St James
    parents: Richard John Ball & Jane Mary (Macaire)

    William Wetherall Wilson
    baptised 1818
    St.Katherines Coleman, East London
    parents: Thomas Wilson & Elizabeth
    Clarissa Ball & William Weatherall Wilson
    married 25 Oct 1849
    London, St Mary le Bow



    witnesses: Samuel Bennet & John Martin

    Clarissa Wilson
    died 1853
    Middlesex, Hackney
    William Wetherall Wilson
    died 20 Jul 1882
    Middlesex, Hackney

    UK census addresses

    Clarissa Ball (1818-1853)
    1841Clerkenwell25 Myddleton St25 with parents, 6 sib, 1 serv
    Clarissa Wilson nee Ball
    1851 DalstonQueens Rd31m wholesale stationer's wifewith husband William, 3 serv
    William Weatherall Wilson (1818-1882 )
    1861 Hackney1 Graham Cottages 43headw stationerwith mother, 2 dau, 1 bdr, 1 serv
    1871 Hackney1 Graham Cottages 53headw stationerwith ?3 dau, 1 serv
    1881 Hackney134 Queens Rd 63headw salesmanwith with 1 dau, 1 friend, 1 serv

    Children of Clarissa Ball & William Weatherall Wilson

    Clara Elizabeth Wilson1852 London - 1939 Surrey NEm 1885 Shoreditchto William Catt children: Harold 1887, Leslie 1891
    Emily Weatherall Wilson1853 Hackney -m 1877 Hackney to James Wren children: Emily 1893

    Clara Elizabeth Catt nee Wilson (1852 - 1939)
    1891can't find
    1901MitchamLondon Rd 49 wifemgrocer's wifewith husband William, ?3 chn, 1 serv
    1911West Croydon48 Broad Green Avenue 59wifewwith 2 sons, 1 serv

    Emily Weatherall Wren nee Wilson (1853-)
    1881Hackney19 Albion Sq27 d-i-lmwarehouseman wifewith husband James, 1 serv
    1891HackneyAlbion Sq 37 wifemhusband on own meanswith husband James, m-i-l, 1 serv
    1901MargateWhytecliff, Rancorn Road 47 wifemretired wholesale draper's wifewith husband James, dau, 1 serv






    Richard Macaire Ball
    (1820 Clerkenwell - 1904 Barnet))

    Richard Macaire Ball
    baptised 14 Jul 1820
    Clerkenwell St Jamesm Mdx
    parents: Richard John Ball & Jane Mary Macaire

    Dinah Olive Saunders
    born 1825,
    Mile End St George, Mdx
    father: Charles Saunders, butcher
    Richard Macaire Ball & Dinah Olive Saunders
    married (banns) 10 March 1846
    Hampstead St John, Mdx



    witnesses: Samuel ? (parish clerk) & Rosanah ?Head
    Dinah Olive Ball
    died 1891
    Islington, Mdx
    "age 66"
    Richard Macaire Ball
    died 1904
    Barnet, Mdx
    "age 83"
    Obituary of Richard Macaire Ball
    Horological Journal, March 1904

    "After a peaceful and, I trust, happy retirement of twelve or thirteen happy years at the Clock and Watchmakers' Asylum, New Southgate, Richard Macaire Ball has passed away at the age of eighty-three. He was a member of the firm Macaire & Ball, gold watch-case makers, and did a good business during a long period when the watch manufacturing of Clerkenwell was in, perhaps, its most prosperous state".

    from Carol
    Will of Richard Macaire Ball

    "of 14 Clock and Watchmaker's asylum New Southgate East, Barnet, Middlesex
    died 7 Feb 1904, probate London 2 March to Clarence Albert Ball, traveller,
    Effects £29 7s 11d

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  • UK census addresses

    Richard Macaire Ball(1820-1904)
    1841Clerkenwell25 Myddleton St25 with parents, 6 sib, 1 serv
    1851Islington31 Sudeley St31head mgold watchase maker with wife Dinah, 3 ch, 1 inlaw, 1 serv
    1861Islington31 Sudeley St41headmwatchase makerwith wife Dinah, 6 ch, 1 inlaw, 1 app
    1871Islington31 Sudeley St51headmwatchase makerwith wife Dinah, 7 ch, 1 inlaw
    1881Islington30 Sudeley St61headmwatchase makerwith wife Dinah, 1 inlaw
    1891Islington31 Sudeley St71headmwatchase makerwith wife Dinah, 1 ch, 1 inlaw

    Children of Richard Macaire Ball & Dinah Olive Saunders

    Richard Augustus Ball1846 Islington-1885 Islington
    Charles John Ball1847 Islington-1904 Islington
    Ellen Dinah Ball1850 Islington-1928 Edmonton m 1878 Islington to William Robert Briggs children: unnamed
    Henry William Ball1852 Islington-1877 Islington
    Clarence Albert Macaire Ball1853 Islington-1934 Edmontonm 1879 Islington to Sarah Elizabeth Rogers children: Clarence, Richard, Olive, Percy
    Thomas Arthur Ball1859 Islington-1888 Bethnal Green
    Alfred James Ball1861 Islington-1938 Edmonton m 1887 Holborn to Agnes West children: Alfred 1888, Emily 1890, Harry 1893, Arthur 1901






    George John Ball
    (1821 Clerkenwell - ?1872 Islington)

    George John Ball
    baptised 1821
    Clerkenwell St Jamesm Mdx
    parents: Richard John Ball & Jane Mary Macaire

    Ann Elizabeth Jones
    born c1820
    Clerkenwell, Mdx
    father: Thomas Jones
    George John Ball & Ann Elizabeth Jones
    married (banns) 5 Jul 1845
    Deptford, Mdx



    witnesses: Thomas Jones, Katherine Sarah Jones
    George John Ball
    died 25 Mar 1872
    Islington, Mdx
    Ann Elizabeth Ball
    died 17 Jan 1890
    Stroud Green, Mdx

    George John Ball

    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
    Death: 25 Mar 1890 - Middlesex, England, Civil: 21 May 1890 - Principal Registry




    Ann Elizabeth Ball

    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
    Death: 17 Jan 1890 - Middlesex, England, Civil: 22 May 1890 - Principal Registry




    UK census addresses
    George John Ball(1821-?1872)
    1841Clerkenwell25 Myddleton St25 with parents, 6 sib, 1 serv
    1851St Luke5 Pitman Buildings29head m?dairyman with wife Ann, 2 ch
    1861Southwark10 New St39headmclerkwith wife Ann, 4 ch
    1871?Islington38 Frederick St49headmbuilders clerkwith wife Ann, 2 ch, 1 lodger

    Children of George John Ball & Ann Elizabeth Jones

    Kate Clara Ball1847 Greenwich – 1918 Camberwellm 1868 Islington to Thomas William Bryant children: Walter, George, Thomas, Frank, Charles, Fred, Edith
    Thomas Richard Ball1849 Greenwich –1851 St Luke
    Walter Nicholas Ball1851 St Luke m 1874 St Giles to Louisa Mary C P Tucker children: Albert, Edgar, Margaret, Elsie, George
    Edith Mountford Ball1853 Southwark -
    Josephine Emily Ball1858 Southwark – 1865 Islington






    Ann Louisa Ball
    (1825 Clerkenwell - 1894 Hornsey)

    Ann Louisa Ball
    baptised 30 Mar 1825
    Clerkenwell St James, Middlesex
    parents: Richard Ball & Mary Macaire

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    John George Phillips
    born 1830
    Clerkenwell, Middlesex
    parents: John George Philips & Jane Carter
    Ann Louisa Ball & John George Phillips
    married 22 May 1851
    Clerkenwell St John, Middlesex



    witnesses: Richard John Ball, Jane Elizabeth Ann Phillips
    John George Phillips
    died 12 May, 1860
    Islington, Middlesex



    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
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  • William Green
    born 1822
    Enfield, Middlesex
    parents: unknown
    Ann Louisa Ball & William Green
    married 1864
    Clerkenwell, Middlesex

    Ann Louisa Green
    died 1894
    Hornsey, Middlesex
    William Green
    death unknown
    UK census addresses
    Ann Louisa Ball (1825-1894)
    1841Clerkenwell25 Myddleton St15 with parents, 6 sib, 1 serv
    1851Clerkenwell25 Myddleton St25dauu governesswith parents, 2 sis, 1 serv
    Ann Louisa Phillips nee Ball
    1861not found35w
    Ann Louisa Green formerly Phillips
    1871Clerkenwell18 Granville Sq46wifemsurveying Instrument maker's wifewith husband William, 3 ch
    1881not found56m
    1891Hornsey39 Marquis Rd66mothermbrass worker's wifewith dau Alice, husband Wm,1 aunt, 1 serv

    Children of Ann Louisa Ball

    Alice Louisa Phillips1852 Islington-
    John Stanley Carter Phillips1854 Clerkenwell-1928 Barnetm 1899 Holbornto Mary Emily Blink
    Charles George Washington Phillips1856 Islington-1900 Boston m 1882 Boston, Linc to Helen Wright children: Charles, John
    Jessie Sophia Ellen Phillips1859 Islisngton-1904 Edmontonm to William Smith children: Harry

    Ada Rosa Green1869 Clerkenwell-1874 Holborn

    Will - John Stanley Carter Phillips
    of 18 Ramsden Rd, Friars Barnet,Mdx
    died 15 Jan 1928 probate London 13 Apr
    to Mary Emily Seymour Phillips, widow
    Effects L286 4s 6d
    Will - Charles George Washington Phillips
    of Skirbeck Quarter, Skirbeck, Linc
    died 11 Nov 1900 at Boston probate London 19 Dec
    to Helen Phillips, widow
    Effects L1782 3s 6d 4s 6d





    Ellen Octavia Ball
    (1829 Clerkenwell - 1849 Clerkenwell)

    Ellen Octavia Ball
    baptised 23 Feb 1829
    Clerkenwell St James, Mdx
    parents: Richard John Ball & Jane Mary Macaire
    Ellen Octavia Ball
    died 16 Jan 1849
    Clerkenwell, Mdx
    age 20
    buried London Highate cemetery
    Ellen Ball 1841

    25 Middleton St. Clerkenwell
    age 12
    with parents, 6 sib, 1 serv











    Ball-Macaire family addresses in 2008

    From Neville

    32 Northampton Sq

       
    We were priveleged to view the house. I cannot explain the feeling I had walking into the house where Richard & Jane Ball had lived from 1814 to 1823. We went up stairs to the first floor to the sitting room with its tall windows, almost from floor to ceiling, which are reckoned to be original. We also went out to the back of the house & even though the house had been extended, we could see the adjacent houses in the typical brick cladding of the period. To me it was worth the visit to London alone to have been in that house - really special.
    Myddleton Street

    None of the houses, ie No's 23, 25 & 26, were there, but I took a photo of a house, part of a terrace row, which looked to be typical of the period & was most likely to have been of that type
    St John St

     
    St John Street - The two addresses, 128 & 148, appeared to be business premises, as you will see from the photos. Whether the Smith family used the whole premises or may be just the flat(s) above the ground floor shop, I'm not sure. In the census records Samuel Smith is said to have been a watchmaker/manufacturer, so it is possible that he had a shop to display & market his watches
    31 Sudeley St

     
    Sudely Street - This house (No 31) is still standing & I took two pictures of it. This is where Richard Macaire Ball & family lived for many years. We spoke to the man occupying the property & he said that the price of the houses in the street were enormous as all the buildings in it are listed.
    38 Frederick St

    No 38 was occupied by George John Ball & his family circa 1871.
    42 Frederick St

    No 42 was occupied by Emily Jane Nickisson, and her sister Jane Maria Nickisson, circa 1861, before Emily married Ernst Robert Marcus. According to the records Jane Emily Nickisson lived there up to her death in 1861.

    Gone missing


    Rosoman Street - A very small street with no houses, just businesses or institutes, that would have fitted the time & period, so I would assume the house where Richard & Jane Ball lived just after they married has been demolished. It appears that Elizabeth & Gideon Macaire also lived there.

    Northampton Terrace - This street or block of terrace houses wasn't listed in the London A-Z, so I assume it no longer exists. On the opposite side of Northampton Square was a modern building which is the City of London University. I'm wondering if this might have been where Northapton Terrace once stood. Would need to investigate why the block of houses disappeared.

    Goswell Road - 219 wasn't there but there was a large block of flats in approximately the place where it should have been.


    but still left


    King Square - This street had a park on one side & a large block of flats on the other. The only building of any age was the church of which I took three pictures. I thought may be the Nickisson family may have worshipped there as they lived in that street from 1832 to 1846.
       

    Judd Place West - We found Judd Street, no problem, but our efforts to find Judd Place West didn't lead us to it. We went to an Archives library on Theobalds Road & they produced a map which showed where the street once was. Apparently both Judd Place West & East disappeared when St Pancras Station was built in 1860. So the two streets were not on the south side of Euston Road, where we had been looking but on the north side. I've included a picture of St Pancras Station to show the area where Jane Maria Nickisson lived (also Felix Richard Nickisson) & also because it is a magnificent building.


    There is a possibility that some of the houses that no longer exist were destroyed in the 2nd World War during the Blitz. I have included a picture of Clerkenwell St James , the church where most of the Ball/Macaire children were baptised & also where Jane Ball & William Nickisson got married.

    Photo courtesy of Sam Hallas, the author of the Clerkenwell Green web site,
  • "www.samhallas.co.uk"




  • We also found the house, 37, Halliford Street, near the Angel tube station, Islington, where my grandfather Alfred Thomas Ball - the eldest son of Alfred James Ball - lived.
    He was turned down for active service during WW1, after volunteering, because he suffered from asthma, but towards the end of the war they started to accept any one for the army because they were so desperate. He served in the 1st Batallion of the London Regiment and was killed in Belgium on Aug 9th 1917, and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres in Belgium, as his body was never found, therefore there is no grave. I think he deserves a special mention because of the sacrifice he made.
    Incidentally, because of his asthma he adopted the outdoor life and became a golf instructor and I wondered where he could play golf in London. When he married and lived at 5, Hurdwick Place near Mornington Crescent tube station (the house where my mother was born), he didn't live that far from Regents Park, which has a golf and tennis school.

     











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