# 3002
Young Frank Rawkins & Railway Guard

Jane Ball

1884 - 1934

Born 8 May 1884, Cropredy, Banbury, Oxfordshire. Volume: 3a Page: 874a
Her father, Samuel Lovatt Ball aged 28 was a Plasterer,
her Mother was Eliza Ball (nee Berry)aged 23.

Picture Gallery

1891 Census

Their address at this time; 17 Wayford Street, Battersea; 2 rooms. Now, SW11 2TR

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birth Place
Samuel Ball Head 35 Plasterer Staffordshire,
Eliza Ball Wife 30   Warwickshire
Florence Ball Daughter  8   Warwickshire
Jane Ball Daughter  6   Oxfordshire
Eliza Ball Daughter  3   Battersea, London
Violet Ball Daughter  1   Battersea, London

1901 Census

Their address at this time; 67 Stainforth Road, Battersea

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birth Place
Samuel Lovatt Ball Head 43 Plasterer Tean, Staffordshire
Eliza Ball Wife 43 40   Coventry, Warwickshire
Jane Ball Daughter 19 17 Card Box maker Bropedsy, Oxfordshire
Eliza Ball Daughter 13   Battersea, London
Violet Ball Daughter 11   Battersea, London
Samuel Lovall Ball Son  9   Battersea, London
Ethel Ball Daughter  7   Battersea, London
George Ball Son  5   Battersea, London
John Ball Son  3   Battersea, London
Albert Edward Ball Son  1   Battersea, London
The transcriber has misread the image here. Plus Bropedsy is thought to be Cropredy, Banbury, Oxfordshire.

1903 Marriage

Frank aged 21 married Jane Ball aged 19,on 25 Dec 1903
at Christ Church, Battersea, London
Frank was a "Porter" Living in 67 Hairforth Road. His father was Thomas Rawkins, a Labourer
Jane also lived in 67 Hairforth Road. Her father was Samuel Lovatt Ball a Plasterer.
The witnesses were Samuel Lovatt Ball and Eliza Ball.
Description: Vol 2a Page 311

They married on Christmas day 1903! (the only day he could get off of work)
- View Certificate -

1911 Census

This census is the first to record how many children were born within this marriage, 2 but only one still living!

Their address at this time; 5 Musjid Road, Battersea. 3 rooms. Now SW11 2NA
Name Relationship Age Occupation Birth Place
Frank Rawkins Head 29 Railway Porter Idmiston
Jane Rawkins Wife 27   Coventry
Florrie RawkinsDaughter  3   Battersea

Franks birthplace is Idmiston here which is where he lived for much of his young life.
Janes birthplace is recorded as Coventry but this has been recorded as Banbury in earlier census.

Jane died on 09 Feb 1934, Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford
6 Ripon Close, Guildford, Wife of Frank Rawkins a Guard on Southern Railway
Cause of Death: Carcinoma of stomach.

This page was updated on 26 Aug 2009
by Terry Rawkins