Haigh is an area and a village 4km northeast of Wigan town centre. The central feature of Haigh is an estate, now Haigh County Park and Haigh Hall, which was the former seat of the Earls of Crawford and Balcarres. Henry and Betty Ball settled at Heywoods Farm in the northern part of Haigh during the first half of the 19th century. Many of their younger children were born and raised there. It was there that their granddaughter Ellen Ball met her future husband, Joseph Harrison. See also Heywoods.

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