Partial Transcript

Marriages solemnized in the Parish of Wigan
in the County of Lancaster in the Year 1827

John Ball of the Parish of Standish
and Margaret Harrison of this Parish
were married in this Church by Banns with Consent of []
this Twenty Ninth Day of July in the Year One thousand eight hundred and Twenty Seven
by me Edward Hill, Curate

This Marriage was solemnized between us
John Ball
The Mark of X Margaret Harrison

In the Presence of
Robert Taylor
Sam Wojard[?]

No. 69

[Copy obtained from the Taylor Gallery of the Wigan History Shop in February, 2007. Microfilm Reference MF1A 6/21 All Saints Marriages, 1827–35]

Research Notes

This John Ball is probably the son of Henry and Betty Ball in view of his name and the fact that he is from Standish. Their son John would have been 21 years old at this time. Henry and Betty Ball baptized their children at All Saints. It is not known at this time whether Margaret Harrison was related to Joseph Harrison, although this would certainly help explain how Joseph ended up apprenticed to Daniel Ball (John’s brother).