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   12231 1.0 Mary Ballfemale
12179 Father: Thomas Ball   b. about 1731   d. 19 Aug 1785
11729 Mother: Ruth Morris   b. 04 Feb 1740/ 41 at Desborough   d. 05 May 1816
Baptism: 08 Jan 1760 at Desborough (source reads 'Mary the Daughter of Thos Ball and Ruth his wife')Bp Transcripts Desb

Married: James Biggs  at Desborough by Licence, 01 Feb 1784 (marriage source reads: James Biggs of the parish of Cosby in the County of Leicester and Mary Ball of this parish By Licence)Bp Transcripts Desb
b. about 1760, at Cosby, Leicestershire  d. 13 Jun 1838, at Desborough, age: 78y



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