Partial Transcript

Registration District: Wigan
1863. Death in the Sub-district of Wigan in the County of Lancaster

When and where diedTwentyfifth December 1863
Name and surnameHenry Ball
Age86 years
Cause of deathOld Age
No Medical Attendant
Signature, description and residence of informantX The mark of James Ball
Present at the death
When registeredTwenty sixth December 1863
Signature of registrarWilliam Clark

[Certified copy obtained from the General Registrar Office in Wigan on 29 December 2006]

Research Notes

We can be certain that this is the death certificate of Henry Harold’s great grandfather because of the match with the 1861 census. That census shows Henry Ball, a farmer age 84 living at Blundles Fold with his son James. It was very rare at that time for people to live to this age and there certainly were not two 86-year-old Henry Balls living in Blackrod in 1863.