Partial Transcript

Registration District: Wigan
1841. Marriage solemnized at The Parish Church in the Parish of Wigan in the County of Lancaster

When married 22nd February
Name and Surname Daniel Ball
Ann Yates
Age 27
Condition Bachelor
Rank or profession Cordwainer
Residence at the Time of Marriage Haigh
Father’s Name and Surname Henry Ball
Rank or Profession of Father Farmer

Married in the Parish Church, according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church, after Banns me, Henry [?], Rector

This Marriage was solemnized between us,
x The mark of Daniel Ball
x The mark of Ann Yates
In the presence of us,
Henry Ball
Hannah Tipping

[Copy of the original certificate obtained from the General Register Office on 15 February 2007]

Research Notes

The Parish Church in Wigan is All Saints. This is an excellent match to Ellen Ball’s uncle Daniel. He is the right age (born circa 1814). He has the right occupation – a cordwainer is a shoemaker. He is from Haigh. His father is Henry Ball, a farmer. Four months later at the time of the 1841 census Daniel and Ann Ball were residing at Arrowsmith Farm next door to Henry and Betty Ball. Ann Yates did not identify her father on the marriage register, was married before the 1841 census on June 6th, and will therefore be difficult to impossible to trace.