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Thomas BALL

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Abt 1821 He was born
Sun 4 Mar 1821 James Monroe began second term as President of U.S.A.
4 Fri 4 Mar 1825 John Quincy Adams became 10th President of U.S.A.
5 1826 The 286 mile A5 from London to Holyhead was completed by Thomas Telford. Journey time by horse-drawn coach: 27 hours
5 1826 Thomas Telford's Britannia Bridge opened
6 Mon 30 Apr 1827 George Canning became Prime Minister (Tory)
6 Sat 8 Sep 1827 Viscount Goderich became Prime Minister (Tory)
7 1828 General Election in Great Britain
7 Sat 26 Jan 1828 Duke of Wellington became Prime Minister (Tory)
8 Wed 4 Mar 1829 Andrew Jackson became 11th President of U.S.A.
9 Sat 26 Jun 1830 Accession of William IV on death of George IV
9 Jul 1830 General Election in Great Britain
9 Mon 15 Nov 1830 Wellington's government defeated
9 Wed 24 Nov 1830 Earl Grey became Prime Minister (Whig)
10 May 1831 General Election in Great Britain
10 Sat 8 Oct 1831 Russell's Reform Bill defeated
10 Dec 1831 County freeholders-property worth 2 a year; County copyholders renting at 10 a year; County 10 leaseholders with 60 year leases; County 50 leaseholders with 20 year leases
11 Jun 1832 House of Lords reluctantly passed the Great Reform Bill abolishing 'Rotten Boroughs'
11 Dec 1832 General Election. Franchise: Borough householders-property worth 10 a year
12 Mon 4 Mar 1833 Andrew Jackson began second term as President of U.S.A.
13 1834 Boards of Guardians set up to administer the Poor Law
13 Sun 13 Jul 1834 Viscount Melbourne became Prime Minister (Whig)
13 Fri 26 Dec 1834 Sir Robert Peel became Prime Minister (Tory)
14 1835 General Election in Great Britain
14 Thu 1 Jan 1835 Strike in Cornish Tin Mines
14 Wed 18 Mar 1835 Viscount Melbourne became Prime Minister (Whig)
15 1836 Tithe Commutation Act allowed tithes to be commuted to a rent-charge
16 1837 General Election in Great Britain
16 Sat 4 Mar 1837 Martin van Buren became 13th President of U.S.A.
16 Tue 20 Jun 1837 Accession of Victoria on death of William IV
16 Sat 1 Jul 1837 Compulsory Civil Registration of Marriages and Deaths began in England & Wales
16 Sat 1 Jul 1837 Voluntary Civil Registration of Births began in England & Wales
20 1841 General Election in Great Britain
20 Thu 4 Mar 1841 William Henry Harrison became 14th President of U.S.A.
20 Sun 4 Apr 1841 John Tyler became 15th President of U.S.A.
20 Sun 6 Jun 1841 Census in United Kingdom (Public Record HO 107) 1st to list names
20 Mon 6 Sep 1841 Sir Robert Peel became Prime Minister (Tory)
24 1845 Work started on 2.4 km Holyhead breakwater, designed by James Meadows Rendel and completed in 1873
24 Tue 4 Mar 1845 James K. Polk became 16th President of U.S.A.
He partnered (no Hardwicke's Act certificate?) ?(aged 1846)
25 Mon 6 Jul 1846 Lord John Russell became Prime Minister (Whig)
26 1847 General Election in Great Britain
26 1847 The oldest lifeboat station in Wales was built at Holyhead
27 Fri 31 Mar 1848 First Train to Holyhead from Llanfair P.G.
28 Sun 4 Mar 1849 Zachary Taylor became 17th President of U.S.A.
29 Tue 5 Mar 1850 Stephenson's Britannia Bridge for trains was opened after 4 years building
29 Tue 9 Jul 1850 Millard Fillimore became 18th President of U.S.A.
29 Abt 1851 His daughter, Emma BALL was born in Ratby, Leicestershire, England
30 Sun 30 Mar 1851 Census in United Kingdom (Public Record HO 107) 1st to list relationships
30 Thu 1 May 1851 The Great Exhibition housed in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park London was opened by Queen Victoria
31 Sat 28 Feb 1852 Earl of Derby became Prime Minister (Tory)
31 Jul 1852 General Election in Great Britain
31 Tue 14 Sep 1852 Duke of Wellington died at Walmer Castle, Kent
31 Tue 28 Dec 1852 Earl of Aberdeen became Prime Minister (Peelite)
32 Fri 4 Mar 1853 Franklin Pierce became 19th President of U.S.A.
34 1855 W.O. Stanley built Holyhead's Market Hall
34 Mon 1 Jan 1855 Civil Registration of Births/Marriages/Deaths began in Scotland
34 Sat 10 Feb 1855 Viscount Palmerston became Prime Minister (Liberal)
36 1857 General Election in Great Britain
36 Wed 4 Mar 1857 James Buchanan became 20th President of U.S.A.
37 Mon 11 Jan 1858 Civil jurisdiction of Probate came into effec
37 Thu 25 Feb 1858 Earl of Derby became Prime Minister (Conservative)
38 1859 General Election in Great Britain
38 1859 The sailing vessel 'Royal Charter' was sunk off Moelfre, Anglesey with loss of over 450 lives
38 Sat 18 Jun 1859 Viscount Palmerston's second Ministry (Liberal)
40 Mon 4 Mar 1861 Abraham Lincoln became 21st President of U.S.A.
40 Sun 7 Apr 1861 Census in United Kingdom (Public Record RG 9)
41 Fri 20 Jun 1862 Silver Jubilee of Victoria
42 Tue 10 Mar 1863 Prince of Wales (Edward VII) married Princess Alexandra of Denmark at Windsor
44 1865 General Election in Great Britain
44 Sat 4 Mar 1865 Abraham Lincoln began second term as President of U.S.A.
44 Fri 14 Apr 1865 Abraham Lincoln shot through the head by John Wilkes Booth and died the following day
44 Sat 15 Apr 1865 Andrew Johnson became 23rd President of U.S.A.
44 Mon 6 Nov 1865 Earl Russell became Prime Minister (Liberal)
45 Fri 6 Jul 1866 Earl of Derby became Prime Minister (Conservative)
46 1867 Second Reform Act
47 1868 General Election in Great Britain under the new franchise: Male borough householders resident for 1 year; Borough heads of families in unfurnished rooms 10 a year; County owners and leaseholders rated at 5 a year; County tenants of property
47 Thu 27 Feb 1868 Benjamin Disraeli became Prime Minister (Conservative)
47 Wed 9 Dec 1868 William Gladstone became Prime Minister (Liberal)
48 Thu 4 Mar 1869 Ulysses S. Grant became 24th President of U.S.A.
49 Sun 11 Sep 1870 His daughter, Emma BALL married Tom NEEDHAM in All Saints PC Leicester, Leicestershire, England
50 1871 Stanley sailor's hospital, Holyhead founded by public subscription
50 Sun 2 Apr 1871 Census in United Kingdom (Public Record RG 10)
50 Abt 1872 His granddaughter, Annie NEEDHAM was born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
52 Wed 1 Jan 1873 Japan adopted the Gregorian Calendar (previously Japanese Calendar)
52 Tue 4 Mar 1873 Ulysses S. Grant began second term as President of U.S.A.
53 Abt 1874 His grandson, George NEEDHAM was born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
53 1874 General Election in Great Britain
53 Sat 21 Feb 1874 Benjamin Disraeli's second Ministry (Conservative)
54 1875 Civil registration of births became compulsory in England and Wales
54 Thu 1 Apr 1875 His grandson, George (Fred) NEEDHAM was born in Queniborough, Leicestershire, England
55 Abt 1877 His granddaughter, Harriett NEEDHAM was born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
56 Sun 4 Mar 1877 Rutherford B. Hayes became 26th President of U.S.A.
56 Abt 1878 His grandson, Arthur NEEDHAM was born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
58 Abt 1880 His grandson, Harry NEEDHAM was born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
59 Thu 1 Jan 1880 School attendance became compulsory up to the age of 10
59 Wed 28 Apr 1880 William Gladstone's second Ministry (Liberal)
59 Mon 20 Dec 1880 First Boer War began
59 Abt 1881 His grandson, Albert Edwin NEEDHAM was born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
60 Fri 4 Mar 1881 James A. Garfield became 27th President of U.S.A.
60 Wed 23 Mar 1881 First Boer War ended
60 Sun 3 Apr 1881 Census in United Kingdom (Public Record RG 11)
60 Tue 19 Apr 1881 Benjamin Disraeli (Lord Beaconsfield) died at Hughenden Buckinghamshire
60 Mon 19 Sep 1881 Chester A. Arthur became 28th President of U.S.A.
62 Abt 1884 His grandson, Will NEEDHAM was born
63 Dec 1884 Third Reform Act (Gladstone's Franchise Bill) passed after opposition from House of Lords
64 Wed 4 Mar 1885 Grover Cleveland became 29th President of U.S.A.
64 Wed 24 Jun 1885 Marquess of Salisbury became Prime Minister (Conservative)
64 Nov 1885 General Election in Great Britain under the new franchise (no overall majority): County male householders resident for 1 year; County heads of families in unfurnished rooms paying 10 a year
64 Abt 1886 His granddaughter, Ellen NEEDHAM was born
65 Sat 6 Feb 1886 William Gladstone's third Ministry (Liberal)
65 Jul 1886 General Election in Great Britain
65 Tue 3 Aug 1886 Marquess of Salisbury's second Ministry (Conservative)
65 Abt 1887 His grandson, Thomas NEEDHAM was born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England
66 Mon 20 Jun 1887 Golden Jubilee of Victoria
68 Mon 4 Mar 1889 Benjamin Harrison became 30th President of U.S.A.
70 Sun 5 Apr 1891 Census in United Kingdom (Public Record RG 12)
71 Aug 1892 General Election in Great Britain
71 Thu 18 Aug 1892 William Gladstone's fourth Ministry (Liberal)
72 Sat 4 Mar 1893 Grover Cleveland began second term as President of U.S.A.
73 Sat 3 Mar 1894 Succession of Earl of Rosebery as Prime Minister (Liberal)
74 Tue 2 Jul 1895 Marquess of Salisbury's third Ministry (Conservative)
76 Thu 4 Mar 1897 William McKinley became 32nd President of U.S.A.
76 Sun 20 Jun 1897 Diamond Jubilee of Victoria
77 Mon 26 Dec 1898 His grandson, George (Fred) NEEDHAM married Sarah Ann SNOW in Bond St. Congs. Leicester
78 Wed 11 Oct 1899 Second Boer War began
80 Tue 22 Jan 1901 Accession of Edward VII on death of Victoria
80 Mon 4 Mar 1901 William McKinley began second term as President of U.S.A.
80 Sun 31 Mar 1901 Census in United Kingdom (Public Record on 1 Jan 2002)
80 Sat 14 Sep 1901 Theodore Roosevelt became 34th President of U.S.A.
81 Sat 31 May 1902 Second Boer War ended
81 Sat 12 Jul 1902 Arthur Balfour became Prime Minister (Conservative)
82 Thu 17 Dec 1903 Orville Wright made the first successful controlled flight in a powered aircraft near Kitty Hawk North Carolina
83 Abt 1905 His granddaughter, Ellen NEEDHAM died (aged 19)
84 Sat 4 Mar 1905 Theodore Roosevelt began second term as President of U.S.A.
84 Tue 5 Dec 1905 Sir H Campbell-Bannerman became Prime Minister (Liberal)
85 Wed 7 Feb 1906 General Election in Great Britain
87 Wed 8 Apr 1908 H H Asquith became Prime Minister (Liberal)
88 Thu 4 Mar 1909 William H. Taft became 36th President of U.S.A
89 Wed 9 Feb 1910 Asquith's second Ministry (Liberal)
89 Wed 9 Feb 1910 General Election in Great Britain
89 Fri 6 May 1910 Accession of George V on death of Edward VII
89 Mon 19 Dec 1910 Asquith's third Ministry (Liberal)
89 Mon 19 Dec 1910 General Election in Great Britain
90 Sun 2 Apr 1911 Census in United Kingdom (First with questions about marriage and children. Released with redaction in Jan 2009)
91 Mon 12 Feb 1912 China adopted the Gregorian Calendar (previously Chinese Calendar)
91 Mon 15 Apr 1912 The 'Titanic' (White Star liner) sank on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York after hitting an iceberg off Newfoundland with the loss of over 1500 lives
92 Tue 4 Mar 1913 Woodrow Wilson became 37th President of U.S.A.
93 Tue 4 Aug 1914 Britain declared war on Germany at start of World War I
94 Wed 26 May 1915 H H Asquith formed a Coalition government
95 Thu 7 Dec 1916 David Lloyd-George became Prime Minister (Coalition)
96 1917 Russia and Turkey officially adopted the Gregorian Calendar. In Russia it was not fully recognised until May 1923
96 Sun 4 Mar 1917 Woodrow Wilson began second term as President of U.S.A.
97 1918 Franchise extended to all males over 21 and women over 30 who were householders or wives of householders
97 Mon 11 Nov 1918 Armistice signed to end World War I
98 Wed 5 Mar 1919 Became 18 Mar 1919 in Yugoslavia when the Gregorian Calendar was adopted
99 Fri 5 Mar 1920 Became 18 Mar 1920 in parts of Romania as the Gregorian Calendar was gradually adopted
99 Sat 4 Sep 1920 Became 17 Sep 1920 in parts of Bulgaria as the Gregorian Calendar was gradually adopted
100 1921 He was probably dead by now

DERIVED INFORMATION
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MARRIED ONCE
1821 He was born to unknown parents
6 Jun 1841 Predicted census return: Thomas BALL, Unmarried, 20
1842 He came of age at 21
1851 When he was 29 his first child (of 1), Emma BALL was born
30 Mar 1851 Predicted census return: Thomas BALL, Unmarried, 30
7 Apr 1861 Predicted census return: Thomas BALL, Unmarried, 40
2 Apr 1871 Predicted census return: Thomas BALL, Unmarried, 50
1872 When he was 50 his first grandchild (of 10), Annie NEEDHAM was born
3 Apr 1881 Predicted census return: Thomas BALL, Unmarried, 60
5 Apr 1891 Predicted census return: Thomas BALL, Unmarried, 70
31 Mar 1901 Predicted census return: Thomas BALL, Unmarried, 80
2 Apr 1911 Predicted census return: Thomas BALL, Unmarried, 90

SELECTED KIN ALIVE AT 1921
Emma BALL daughter 70 Ratby, Leicestershire, England.
Will NEEDHAM grandson 37
Annie NEEDHAM granddaughter 49 Leicester, Leicestershire, England
George NEEDHAM grandson 47 Leicester, Leicestershire, England
George (Fred) NEEDHAM grandson 45 Queniborough, Leicestershire, England
Harriett NEEDHAM granddaughter 44 Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Arthur NEEDHAM grandson 43 Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Harry NEEDHAM grandson 41 Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Albert Edwin NEEDHAM grandson 40 Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Thomas NEEDHAM grandson 34 Leicester, Leicestershire, England

THE FOLLOWING ARE INCLUDED IF THEY WERE BORN BEFORE END OF BIOGRAPH:
 1 Child
10 Grandchildren