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Mahala (Ball) Brooking (1856)

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Mahala Brooking formerly Ball
Born in Chivelstone, Devon, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Diptford, Devon, Englandmap
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Biography

Mahala Ball was born to Jacob Ball and Jane (Edwards) Ball [1] and christened on 12 October 1856 in Chivelstone, Devon, England. [2] Following local tradition, she was named after a previous sister, Mahala Edwards Ball, who died aged 6 months. The second Mahala appears on the 1861 census age 4, living with her parents in East Portlemouth, Devon.[3]

On 4 September 1873, Mahala married John Brooking in Diptford, Devon. [4][5][6] There is a query about the children they had: John in 1874, then no children until baby Mahala in 1891. Although her birth record states that her mother's maiden name was Ball, she is quite a late baby; brother John would have been 16 or 17. Father John appears in each subsequent census, so he was not away.

A death in 1929 is recorded for a Mahala Brooking, age 73, so the age would be round about right - but the death is recorded in the Farnham registration district in Surrey, Sussex, and Hampshire. If this is her - what was she doing there? [7]

Sources

  1. Birth registration: Kingsbridge, Volume 5b, Page 174, September quarter 1856
  2. Parish baptismal register (Chivelstone) via our4bears.net
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7TD-89H : 11 December 2017), Mahala Ball in household of Jacob Ball, East Portlemouth, Devonshire, England; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  4. Banns register (Diptford) via findmypast
  5. Parish marriage register (Diptford) via findmypast
  6. England & Wales marriage registration: Totnes [district], Volume 5b, Page 300, September quarter 1873
  7. UK death registration: Farnham, Volume 2a, Page 163, September quarter 1929


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