Ball, William (1816-1884)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1873
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1873

William was born in 1816 at Dublin, Ireland. He left Ireland in early boyhood and was converted aged 16 in Liverpool.

Ministry

William resigned during his first stationing at Preston, but returned to the itinerant work three years later under the direction of the General Mission Committee. He went to Lisburn and witnessed much suffering during the potato famine of 1846/7.

Family

William married Alice Salthouse (1812-1887) in 1855 in the Fylde Registration District, Lancashire.

William died on 28 January 1884 at Fleetwood, Lancashire.

Circuits

  • 1839 Hull
  • 1840 Preston Brook
  • 1841 Chester
  • 1842 Preston
  • 1843 resigned
  • 1846 Lisburn
  • 1848 Lurgan
  • 1850 Preston Brook
  • 1851 Green Vale
  • 1853 Rochdale
  • 1855 Preston
  • 1857 Oldham
  • 1860 Bacup
  • 1861 Manchester l
  • 1863 Manchester lV
  • 1864 Chester
  • 1867 Stockport
  • 1868 Manchester lll
  • 1871 Nantwich
  • 1874 Preston (Sup)
  • 1876 Fleetwood

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1873 (portrait)

PM Minutes 1884/8

W Leary,Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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