Elizabeth Ball

#1295, b. 9 September 1816, d. 26 May 1902

This is the church Elizabeth was christened in - She was there in 1816, and this picture was drawn in 1834

Individual's Timeline

Christening9 September 1816Elizabeth Ball1
Marriage22 August 1836Elizabeth Ball1,2
Death17 June 1843Henry Thomas Freeland3,4
Marriage17 September 1845Elizabeth Ball5
Marriage of Son6 March 1862Amos Henry Freeland6,7
Death of Father27 July 1866Thomas Cannum Ball8,9,4
Marriage of Daughter4 January 1867Elizabeth Jane Dare10
Death of Mother29 July 1868Elizabeth Jane Lester11,12
Marriage of Daughter1873Sarah Dare13,14
Marriage of Son1874Robert Dare15,16
Marriage of Son1876John Dare17
Marriage of Son17 April 1880George Dare18,19,20
Marriage of Daughter1881Selina Dare21,22
Death15 July 1899John Dare1
Death Reg1902Elizabeth Dare23
Death26 May 1902Elizabeth Ball4

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Dare.
  • Married Name: Her married name was Freeland.
  • Note: The ship Elizabeth and her parents and other siblings came on is Lady Emma 4 Dec 1837 Gravesend to Pt Adelaide. It had 97 passengers. Ref are 01: EAD Opie, South Australian records Prior to 1841; 50: SA Literary Assoc Minute Bk pp71-80 A31; 13: Chronicle 1 Jan 1887 p5; 26. Misc passenger lists GRG 56/68/52; 52: Return of sick & destitute emigrants GRG 24/1 1840 586a4.

    The settlement of South Australia was to be undertaken with free settlers. A Land Fund was established to finance this process. Called the Wakefield Plan the theory was based on selling the land in South Australia to finance the fares to bring out the labourers and servants to work the land and service this community. The incentive was the promise of opportunities for all workers to improve their status and eventually earn sufficient to buy their own land and/or set up their own business.

    If no other sources exist, it is possible to locate known passengers who came to SA under the free emigrants scheme from all the listed vessels through their embarkation numbers. This work has been published Pat Button, A Free Passage to Paradise? SAGHS 1992 or GRG 56/68/45

    For descriptions on each vessel consult: Ronald Parsons, Migrant Ships for South Australia 1836-1860, 1988 or Migrant Ships for South Australia 1836-1865, 1998

    The sources for the information regarding the passengers on each vessel are detailed at the end of the list.
  • Immigration: In 4 December 1837Elizabeth Ball and Henry Thomas Freeland emigrated from England on the ship 'Lady Emma.24'
  • Journey: Elizabeth Ball traveled to in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, arriving 22 September 1843 from Sydney. This is the trip Elizabeth and one child made back to Adelaide after the death of her husband in Sydney, and is the same ship the family traveled to Adelaide on from UK. There were other passengers listed, 2 of whom were Reverend gentlemen, J BRADY and J JOISTINES. This ship was a 121-ton brig, which is rather small for such a trip. As comparison, the Endeavour was 397 tons, and the Lady Penrhyn, which had 101 female convicts aboard, was 333 tons.25
  • (Witness) Journey: She was with John Dare in 1859 when they travelled to Adelaide; went to Victoria.
  • Journey: Elizabeth Ball traveled to in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, arriving 1859 From Adelaide to Victoria. Date is an assumption, as this is when her husband left Adelaide.
  • Residence: In 1867 Elizabeth and John lived in Sandhurst (now Bendigo), Victoria, Australia. Address From Elizabeth Jane's marriage details.

Census details

  • Elizabeth Ball and Henry Thomas Freeland were named in the census taken in Australia in 1841 (TNA copy). Others in the house included Amos Henry Freeland, but no relationships were recorded in this census. The address was listed as Currie Street, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. One male between 21 and 35, one female between 15 and 21, one male under 7.

    Note that Elizabeth BALL is NOT listed with the other BALLS in Kensington. The BALL family were Thomas (over 50), Elizabeth (35-50 his wife) Hannah (under 21), Eliza (under 14), George (under 14) and Thomas (under 14).26
Some aspects of Elizabeth Ball's life. Elizabeth BALL who came to Australia in 1837 in the first wave of people to colonise South Australia. She came with her parents and siblings, but just before the family left England, she married Henry Thomas FREELAND.

Henry had a brother already in Australia ( Sydney) and, after the birth of a son in Adelaide, the 3 of them traveled to Sydney. A couple of years later Henry died in Sydney aged 28.

Elizabeth and her son returned to Adelaide where she married John DARE. It is a child of this second marriage who is Kerryn's 2nd great Grandmother.

I was able to find many relatives in Australia of Henry's brother (William FREELAND).

One of William's Great Grandsons was named Arthur Albert Shipway FREELAND. And he was a rather colourful character.

He enlisted in the army in 1915. He served in France and in Cairo, and was at time sick, the worst being malaria with a touch of epilepsy.

He was also in strife a bit. AWOL etc, with the worst being locked up for 55 days in the detention barracks for stealing.

Whilst he was in England he married a Beatrice KING (1917), but he did not bring her back to Australia with him.

After getting back to Australia he married Jessie CAMBRIDGE (1927). Prior to this he was on a charge for stealing (1923).

In 1931 he was charged with bigamy.

In 1930 Arthur and Jessie were both enrolled to vote at the same address. In 1936 they are still together on the electoral roll, so the 'marriage' lasted through the bigamy case.

In 1939 he joined the Australian Army again. He was by this time 45. His Next of Kin is named as Jessie FREELAND.

In 1943 he was before a Court Martial

In 1945 he signed a stat dec to say his G R J Badge was stolen from his coat at work in 1921 and his Returned Soldier's badge had been lost at the Anzac day parade in 1938.

After all that - It appears that Arthur enlisted the help of the leader of the opposition to recover his WW1 Badges.

See the letter attached - signature is Robert Menzies.....

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: 1841 SA census has an Elizabeth BALL between 15 and 21, but as our Elizabeth is already married to Henry Thomas FREELAND it must be one of the wives or children of the BALL sons.

Child of Elizabeth Ball and Henry Thomas Freeland

Children of Elizabeth Ball and John Dare

Citations

  1. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records.
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI), M055765 1835-1838 0801582 Film 6901979 Film.
  3. Freeland. Henry Thomas, Freeland, Henry Thomas - Death Certificate, FREELAND, Henry T     ED 305206 Death
         Age at Death:     26
         Index Year:     1843
         Reg Year:     1843     Reg State:     New South Wales
         Ref Number:     V184358 27B     Parish:     Sydney, St Phillip's, Church of England.
  4. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "Morgan Family Tree (Owner: carleychamberlain)."
  5. International Genealogical Index (IGI), patron sheet 0960640 - 1553382 Film NONE.
  6. Conclusion of, Shirley.
  7. Digger - South Australian Marriages 1842 - 1915, b50 p25.
  8. Digger - South Australian Deaths 1842 - 1915,
    Surname: BALL
    Given Names: Thomas
    Date: 1866-07-27
    Sex: M
    Age: 85y
    Status: N
    Relative: (not recorded)
    Relative 2:
    Residence: Woodside
    Death Place: Woodside
    District Code: Nai
    Symbol:
    Book: 24
    Page: 431.
  9. First Families 2001, online http://www.firstfamilies2001.net.au, Surname:      BALL
    Given Name(s):      Thomas
    Occupation(s):      Brickmaker

    Birth Details
    Birth Country:      England

    Death Details
    Death Town:      Woodside
    Death State/Territory:      S.A.
    Death Country:      Australia
    Death Date:      1866

    Immigration Details
    Air/Port Landed:      Adelaide, S.A.
    Year Arrived:      1837.
         
  10. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1867/348.
  11. First Families 2001, online http://www.firstfamilies2001.net.au, Surname:      LESTER
    Given Name(s):      Elizabeth Jane

    Birth Details
    Birth Country:      England

    Death Details
    Death Town:      Bagot's Well
    Death State/Territory:      S.A.
    Death Country:      Australia
    Death Date:      1868

    Immigration Details
    Air/Port Landed:      Adelaide, S.A.
    Year Arrived:      1837.
         
  12. Digger - South Australian Deaths 1842 - 1915, Surname: BALL
    Given Names: Elizabeth Jane
    Date: 1868-07-29
    Sex: F
    Age: 80y
    Status: W
    Relative: Thomas BALL (DH)
    Relative 2:
    Residence: Bagots Well
    Death Place: Bagots Well
    District Code: Kap
    Symbol: S
    Book: 32
    Page: 497.
  13. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1873/4035.
  14. Digger - Vic BMD Digger databases on CD, 1873/4035.
  15. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, BROCKENSHIRE
    Given Names: Elizabeth Jane
    Event: M
    Father/Spouse Surname: DARE
    Mother/Spouse Given Name: Robert
    Birth Place: SANDHURST
    Year: 1874
    Reg No: 1524
    Sex: F.
  16. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: DARE
    Given Names: Robert
    Event: M
    Spouse Surname/Father: BROCKENSHIRE
    Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Elizabeth Jane
    Age:
    Sex: M
    Birth Place: ADELAIDE
    Death Place:
    Year: 1874
    Reg Number: 1524.
  17. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1876/329 - DARE, John     CM 228819                    Marriage
         Spouse:     GREEN, Elizabeth               
                   Marriage Place:     Cambridge
         Reg Year:     1876     Reg State:     Victoria.
              
  18. Victorian BDM on line, online http://online.justice.vic.gov.au, 1880/1661.
  19. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1880/1661.
  20. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, Copy from Peta King.
  21. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1881/3336.
  22. Digger - Vic BMD Digger databases on CD, 1881/3336.
  23. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985: Elizabeth Dare
    Death Date:      1902
    Death Place:      New South Wales
    Father's Name:      Thomas Dare
    Mother's Name:      Elizabeth
    Registration Year:      1902
    Registration Place:      Corowa, New South Wales
    Registration Number:      4945
    Father's name must be incorrect as Elizabeth was married.
  24. Family History South Australia Info, online http://www.familyhistorysa.info/, FREELAND Henry Thomas, Elizabeth n BALL arrived 1837-12-04 on Lady Emma from London [Source:2,7(Amos H, John DARE),8,12,13,23(3)] sources are references on web site. Source 7 is Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885, SA Genealogy & Heraldry Soc, 1986 and inidcates that Amos H FREELAND and John DARE are mentioned in conjunction with this arrival.
  25. Family History South Australia Info, online http://www.familyhistorysa.info/, FREELANDS Mrs, child arrived 1843-09-22 on Emma (2) from Sydney [Source:6].
  26. 1841 Fiche, South Australia, unknown record info, Page 10.