Ball, Charles

Submitted by edpope on Fri, 26/07/2013 - 12:36

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: Charles Ball of Dublin proposed member 6.6.1783 by John Horne Tooke at request of secretary Thomas Yeates 2nded John Jebb, SCI received letter 1784 from Mr Ball of Dublin
GODWIN DIARY: Ball 5.8.1800 dines at Carlow / 31.1.1802 at Wycombe's, with Curran / 23.1.1805 call on Ball (Giltspur)  GD website has Gittshur but see original / 1.2.1805 call on Ball with Wordsworth / 21.3.1817 at Curran's (from Rome) / 6.10.1823 at Bacon's / 21.1.1833 Balls at Martin's
Charles Ball, Trinity Coll Dublin 1772, Lincolns Inn 1776 BA 1780 called to Irish bar 1781. 3rd son of Rev Stearne Ball, military chaplain and curate of Drogheda, Ireland. Charles Ball Hist Irish Parl 1755-1822 pro-Catholic pamphleteer, anti-union. According to Dublin Evening Post C Ball was one of the counsel, along with Curran, defending Arthur Wallace at Carlow on 5.8.1800. His older brother John Ball Hist Irish Parl 1748-1813 barrister anti-union. The 1802 and 1817 entries may have been one of these brothers, I haven't searched the excellent lists of sources in their entries in Hist of Irish Parl for clues.
The Ball who appeared twice in 1805 was probably Edward Ball Land Tax Primrose St 1803 & 1804 a tenant of no. 20 (one of the Wollstonscraft houses Godwin was looking after) who was mentioned in Godwin's letter to James Wollstonecraft of 5.9.1805 Bodleian Abinger c9 f34 "Ball I have got rid of by the intervention of the Lord Mayor" and see calls on Lord Mayor 1.6.1805 / 20.6.1805. Wordsworth was the poet's brother Richard an attorney and Giltspur St was a prison

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John Ball Dict Irish Biog 1728-1804 Catholic merchant, his son John c1767-1812 / Dublin Trades 1797 Florinda Ball wine merchant / Irish marriages Thomas Ball barrister = Dec 1802 Jane dau of George Palmer of French St, John Ball barrister = Sep 1791 Mary Osborne of Meath, Samuel Ball of Birr, Kings Co = Jan 1791 Miss M Holmes, Drogheda / will PCC 1826 Benjamin Ball, Merrion Sq, Dublin, will PCC 1827 Thomas Ball, High Park, Dublin