Joseph BALL was born abt. 1841 in Longford, Warwickshire, England. He married Caroline KNIBBS 25 December 1860 in Polesworth, Warwickshire, England. He died UNKNOWN. Caroline KNIBBS, daughter of Edward KNIBBS and Fanny BERRY , was born bef. 01 April 1836 in Twyford, Oxfordshire, England. She died UNKNOWN.


Children of Joseph BALL and Caroline KNIBBS are:
1. Caroline BALL, b. bet. January and March, 1861
2. Emma BALL, b. bet. October and December, 1863
3. Elizabeth BALL, b. bet. July and September, 1866
4. Sarah A BALL, b. abt. 1867
5. William BALL, b. abt. 1870

Marriage Notes for Joseph BALL\Caroline KNIBBS:


Notes for Joseph BALL:

In 1861, we see Joseph and Caroline living on the boat named Brittannia in Polesworth, Warwickshire. They were listed on the census under the heading of "Persons Not in Houses":
Charles Chambers(?) UnM 25 Boatman Warwick
Joseph Ball Head Mar 20 Steerer Warwickshire Longford
Caroline Ball Wife Mar 22 Oxfordshire Twyford

Twyford, given as Carolines place of birth, is just a couple of miles from Adderbury, Oxfordshire, where she was baptised.
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I don't know for sure if the Caroline appearing with him in 1871 is Caroline Knibbs. The age is about right, but the place of birth is much different.

In 1871, they were listed on the census as "Persons Sleeping on Boats on the Canal April 28/71. The name of their boat wasn't given but it was said to be carrying coal:
Joseph Ball Head Mar 30 Captain of Boat Warwickshire Longford
Caroline Ball Wife Mar 30 Warwickshire Attleborough
Caroline Ball Daur 10 Warwickshire Polesworth
Emma Ball Daur 6 Warwickshire Polesworth
Elizabeth Ball Daur 5 Warwickshire Polesworth
Sarah A Ball Daur 3 Warwickshire Polesworth
William Ball Son 1 Stafford Tipton

Sources for Joseph BALL:

  1. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1837-1983 (Beta) 
  2. 1861 British Census,
  3. 1871 British Census,

Notes for Caroline KNIBBS:

in 1851, Caroline's parents and siblings were all living at Polesworth, Warwickshire, where Caroline is believed to have married Joseph Ball.

Sources for Caroline KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Adderbury,
  2. 1841 British Census,
  3. 1861 British Census, gave location. 

Notes for Caroline BALL:

Sources for Caroline BALL:

  1. 1871 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, gave Atherstone District. 

Notes for Emma BALL:

Sources for Emma BALL:

  1. 1871 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, gave Atherstone District. 

Notes for Elizabeth BALL:

Sources for Elizabeth BALL:

  1. 1871 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, gave Atherstone District. 

Notes for Sarah A BALL:

Sources for Sarah A BALL:

  1. 1871 British Census,

Notes for William BALL:

Sources for William BALL:

  1. 1871 British Census,