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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Old building restoration please
« on: Saturday 12 February 22 16:37 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you so much for these restorations. They are wonderful!


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Old building restoration please
« on: Friday 11 February 22 21:28 GMT (UK)  »
Would it be possible to restore the old pavilion behind my father's and siblings pic please?
thank you

Thanks Sue,
Certainly that family.

Hi Matthew..We think the following children would have been on the boat to Australia with their parents.
John Gow Ball b.1838, Ann(e) b.1840, William b,1844, James b,1847 and baby Margaret b. 1850

Thanks to all for work done and any follow-ups!
kind regards,

Hi again and thanks for all info.

Getting back to William and Margaret Ball on board the James Gibb in 1850, I'm still hoping there may be some way of finding an official passenger list for the ship with the names of their children listed.
...or even William Ball and family etc.
Are there any departure lists from Plymouth at the start of the family's trip to Australia?

Any help much appreciated.


Thanks for all that, Jamjar...

Hi Margaret,
We have the official birth records of 7 children born in South Australia to William Ball and wife Margaret (Bailey).
First born in England (John Gow Ball) went to NSW at some stage.
The age for Margaret Ball at Royal Adelaide Hispotal is a perfect fit.
Another Margaret born in 1850 in
England..she died in South Australia also. She would have been a baby on the ship along with older siblings John Gow Ball, Ann Ball? William Ball , and James Ball.
I'll go back to those earlier links you mentioned too.
Thanks so much...

Hi Matthew again,

Would there any way of finding William and Margaret Ball's children who were also on board the James Gibb? 
Are there departure lists from Plymouth?

Sorry for being greedy!

regards, Dougmc


Thanks so much for this info. That is fantastic!

Much appreciated ...kind regards,

Hello all,
Help please! 
In 1874 Margaret Ball reported that she and family had arrived on James Gibb in October 1850 in Port Adelaide. (noted on her admission to Royal Adelaide Hospital)
Margaret, her husband William and family, were married in Middlesex in 1837 . They had about 6 children in England before coming to Australia where they had 7 more children.
The family doesn't appear on the official passenger list for the James Gibb. Were names left of  for any reason? It's a mystery!  Help appreciated.  Thank you. Dougmc

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