Partial Transcript

Baptisms at Wigan Church, in the Year 1808

Infant’s Name and Seniority.Father’s Name, Abode, and Profession.Mother’s Name and Descent.Born.Baptised.
James, third son ofHenry Ball of Standish, FarmerBetty his Wife, Daughter of John & Ellen Ormshaw15th of June29th of June

[Copy of the Baptismal Register for Wigan All Saints. Obtained at the Taylor Gallery, Family History Shop, Wigan in February 2007. Microfilm Reference MF 1A 6/3]

Research Notes

Later census records put James Ball’s birth year at 1809. It is possible that this James died in childhood and Henry & Betty named their next son James. However a thorough review of the baptismal records at All Saints has only turned up one James Ball. Therefore it is assumed James as an adult did not know his exact age.