Transcriptions of part of a Notebook of Amy Oliver LLOYD née JACKSON (1874-1962)
Thanks to the archives of Jack Stooks and Pat Roberts
NOTE: Any errors in transcription or annotation are mine alone.
 Eliza Lake PARKE married Honbl. William Walker BALL (1810-1877), East India Company. She was a daughter of William Tollemache PARKE (-1790) & Elizabeth BUSHE. They were both of Capetown, South Africa. SEE also: Memoirs and Reminiscences of Sir John Kotze.
"Biographical Memoirs and Reminiscences". Cape Town. (nd) 2 volumes. Sir John Gilbert Kotzé.
 Anne Elizabeth BALL (1846-1922) aka “Lizzie” married Archibald ARBUTHNOT (1841-1923), son of William ARBUTHNOT & Gertrude Sophia GOUGH. Anne was born at New Ross, Wexford, Ireland. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Ross , daughter of William Walker BALL & Eliza Lake PARKE. Her 2nd husband, Archibald Ernest ARBITHNOT was born in Madras, Tamil Nadu, India. His father was from Scotland, his mother from Tipperary. Another Irish link. She was a niece of Sarah Shrieve PARKE, the mother of Amelia Lydia DARE, hence she was also a cousin of Amelia Lydia DARE.
 Erin Cottage, 21 Wolfe Street, Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa. A heritage site. I note the Irish name of her home. Her husband, William Walker BALL (1810-1877), was a son of Robert BALL (1774-1862), a solicitor in Dublin.
 NOTE: I was initially confused about this, thinking that perhaps Frances DARE had married a JACKSON – but the ancestry did not line up with the first mention of the name. A.L. JACKSON may in fact be A.S. JACKSON – a later entry makes it look more like this. It may also be that A.S. JACKSON is female. DUH! I finally figured it out. It stands for Amelia Lydia JACKSON nee DARE. This is an example of red herrings.
 Anne Elizabeth BALL (1846-1922) aka “Lizzie” married Archibald ARBUTHNOT, son of William ARBUTHNOT & Gertrude Sophia GOUGH on Nov. 14, 1872 at St. Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta, West Bengal, India.
 William Ball WRIGHT (1844-1912), Vicar of Osbaldwick. NOTE: He is in the family tree – a nephew of one of Amelia Lydia DARE’s aunts.
 I can find no Parish of Springleton, but Gyn Johnston found a good possibility: Wherstead is 2 miles south of Ipswitch and Sproughton is 3 miles north west of Ipswitch.
 I can find no Parish of Therestead, but Gyn Johnston found a good possibility: Wherstead is 2 miles south of Ipswitch and Sproughton is 3 miles north west of Ipswitch.
 Elizabeth BACON, probably daughter of Sir Nicholas BACON and wife of William TOLLEMACHE.
 Jessie BALL. NOTE: I did not have her noted in the tree, but have added her. It may be that her formal name is something else, and that “Jessie” was a nickname.
 William Tollemache PARKE (1790-1851) & Elizabeth BUSHE (1790-1880)
 NOTE: It may or may not be a coincidence that there were KINGS who were planters in the West Indies.
 William Tollamache PARKE (1790-?)
 Joseph PARKE (1780-?)
 I assume this is Rev. William Ball WRIGHT.
 Elizabeth PARKE (1813-?), wife of John TYARS.
 Anne Buncher PARKE, wife of Henry WILSON
 If this letter is from Lizzie ARBUTHNOT, aka Anne Elizabeth BALL, then “Mama” would be Eliza Lake (aka Legge) PARKE. She would then have been born in 1822, not as we have it, abt 1824.
 John TOLLEMACHE (1710-1777)
 Sir Lionel
 Anne Buncher PARKE (bef 1818-?), wife of Henry WILSON
 Major John Delap HALLIDAY
 Louisa TOLLEMACHE b 2 Jul 1745, daughter of Lionel TOLLEMACHE, 4th Earl of Dysart & Lady Grace CARTERET. She married John MANNERS and her married name became MANNERS. She succeeded to the title of 7th Lady Huntingtower, co. Perth [S., 1643] on 9 March 1821, suo jure. She succeeded to the title of 7th Countess of Dysart, co. Fife [S., 1643] on 9 March 1821, suo jure. SOURCE: http://www.thepeerage.com/p1207.htm#i12067 She succeeded to the title of 7th Lady Huntingtower, co. Perth [S., 1643] on 9 March 1821, suo jure.2 She succeeded to the title of 7th Countess of Dysart, co. Fife [S., 1643] on 9 March 1821, suo jure.2
 This is close to the official version – he died in 1692 in the West Indies.
 The official version says he died in June 1694, but this is close enough, I suspect.
 Elizabeth Tollemarsh PARKE (abt Dec 1777-?)
 William Ball WRIGHT (1844-1912). He was related to Amelia, and was a published genealogist and also the author of The Ussher Memoirs - Genealogical Memoirs of the Ussher Family in Ireland ,1889, as well as Genealogical Notes & Memoirs of the Smithson family. He was born at Foulksrath Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland, a property that had first been leased in 1777 by his great-grandfather Thomas WRIGHT (whose grandfather – another Thomas WRIGHT - was a gentleman farmer from Leeds). See Photo of him. Reverend William Ball Wright was an Anglican missionary in Japan from 1873 to 1882. He was later the vicar of Osbaldwick in Yorkshire. He disappeared from his home on the evening of Saturday 26 October 1912. His coat and watch were found on a bank of the River Ouze.
 Amelia Lydia JACKSON, wife of Sir Thomas JACKSON (1841-1915)
 Amy Oliver LLOYD
 Ball Family Records, Genealogical memoirs of some Ball families of Great Britain, Ireland and America, compiled by Rev. William Ball Wright, M. A. Second edition, enlarged and revised. York [Eng.l, printed for the author by the Yorkshire Printing Company, Ltd., 1908. Price 21s., net. Address the author, Osbaldwick Vicarage, York, Eng.
 Robert Stawell Ball (1840-1913) born in Dublin, married Frances Elizabeth STEELE. He was the son of Robert BALL & Amelia Gresley HELLICAR. This was a line of BALLs who came from Devon and settled at Youghall, Co. Cork. SOURCE: http://www.thepeerage.com/p12997.htm#i129961
He was an astronomer, mathematician, and writer of popular science books. His father was Robert Ball, a naturalist. Born in Ireland, he attended Tarvin Hall school before going to study at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1865, Laurence Parsons, Lord Rosse (1840-1908) asked Ball to be his children's tutor. He agreed on condition of being able to use Rosse's reflector, at the time, the largest in the world. During this time, he made many observations of nebulae. He also corrected mathematically one of the telescope's inaccuracies.
In 1867, he was appointed to a post in the Royal College of Science, Dublin, a role that coincided with that of Royal Astronomer of Ireland. He went on to become professor of astronomy at the University of Cambridge, where he replaced the eminent astronomer John Couch Adams (1819-1892), discoverer of Neptune.
Ball wrote a series of successful books of popular astronomy, making him famous for his astronomical work, his real talent lay in mathematics. Ball's skill in astronomy was curtailed by his lack of proper training, his first experience of practical astronomy having been Rosse's reflector, when he was already 25. SOURCE:
He was involved in the campaign to "save" Trinity College, Dublin from "reforms" threatened by the British government in 1906, this fifteen years after he had left Dublin for Cambridge. Among his politician fans was the Irish Nationalist leader Charles Stewart Parnell (this enthusiasm, which was certainly not reciprocated, is reported by Parnell's widow, the famous Kitty O'Shea). I am pretty sure I recognise Ball's style in the press coverage of John Tyndall's famous 'Belfast Address' of 1873.
Finally, in Oliver Lodge's papers in the library of University College, London, there is a moving letter to Lodge from Ball confessing his lack of religious faith, and his deep discomfort at having to conceal this from his own wife. It is in the same file as other letters which are quoted by his son in his biography; either the Ball family, or perhaps more likely Lodge, felt that the letter should be preserved but not quoted. SOURCE: http://www.nicholaswhyte.info/ball.htm
 A village in Cheshire. The church there was St. Oswald, Malpas,
 The WRIGHT cousins are related to William Ball WRIGHT. SEE: Bresseys of Bulkly: Elizabeth Brassey was born 1813. She was aged 52 at the time of her death. Elizabeth died 30 November 1865 Latchford Parsonage in Latchford, Cheshire, England. Her body was interred 4 December 1865 in Latchford, Cheshire, England. She married Rev. James Wright 13 December 1831 in Bruera, Cheshire, England. James was born 10 August 1795 in Foulksrath Castle, County Kilkenny, Ireland. James was the son of Stephen Wright and Anne Nisbett. James died 22 September 1867 Latchford Parsonage in Latchford, Cheshire, England. His body was interred 25 September 1867 in Latchford, Cheshire, England. He made a will 26 May 1866. It was proved at Chester on 24 October 1867 by James Wright of Latchford, civil engineer, and the Rev. Arthur Wright of Kenyon Terrace, Claughton, Cheshire, his sons, and by Edward Chapman Poore of 42 Castle Street, Liverpool, a son-in-law, who were the executors. Stephen Wright was of Foulksrath Castle, county Kilkenny, Ireland, and Anne Nisbett was a daughter of the Rev. Meade Nisbett, Rector of Borrisokane, county Tipperary, Ireland. James Wright obtained his B.A. from Queen's College, Cambridge in 1831, was incumbent of Latchford, Cheshire, for 33 years.
 Rev. Arthur WRIGHT.
 Joyce Christabel KENNAWAY was born on 21 December 1876.2 She was the daughter of Rt. Hon. Sir John Henry Kennaway, 3rd Bt. and Frances Arbuthnot.1,2 She married Sir Philip Wilbraham Baker Wilbraham, 6th Bt., son of Sir George Barrington Baker Wilbraham, 5th Bt. and Katharine Frances Wilbraham, on 8 August 1901She died on 25 August 1958 at age 81.From 8 August 1901, her married name became Baker Wilbraham. SOURCE: http://thepeerage.com/p12936.htm
 Philip Wilbraham Baker WILBRAHAM, 6th Bt.
 Grace WILBRAHAM (1656-1740)
 Lionel TOLLEMACHE (1647/48-1726/27)
 May somebody would be Mary RALPH.
 John TOLLEMARCHE (1710-177)
 Elizabeth TALLMARSH aka TOLLEMARCHE (1756-1812)
 William JULIUS (1726-1780) was the father of Louisa Caroline DARE (1764-1845)
 NOTE: I was initially confused about this, thinking that perhaps Frances DARE had married a JACKSON – but the ancestry did not line up with the first mention of the name. A.L. JACKSON may in fact be A.S. JACKSON – a later entry makes it look more like this. It may also be that A.S. JACKSON is female.
 Mr. Ernest Parke (1860-1944), the editor of the Star and Morning Leader. He had joined the staff in 1877.
· I was recommended by Sir John Robinson, of the Daily News, to a young man named Ernest Parke, then working in the office of a City newspaper. Ernest Parke was then a young, flossy-haired man, with a keen face, a lithe and agile body, a tremendous flair for news, and capable of twenty-four hours' work, if necessary, in a single day. He was, as he is, a singular mixture of shrewdness and ideals; and intense Radical, and at the same time a thoroughly practical journalist. He might be trusted to work up any sensational news of the day, and helped, with Jack the Ripper, to make gigantic circulations hitherto unparalleled in evening journalism. http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Joconnor.htm
· The writer George Bernard Shaw was employed by the newspaper [The Star] as music critic, but it was Ernest Parke s reporting on the Jack The Ripper case that increased the paper’s circulation. www.irishidentity.com/extras/famousgaels/stories/tpoconnor.htm
· For a while Ernest Parke, who had been controller of the Morning Leader and Star, was in charge of the combined papers. He was one of the notable figures in Fleet Street, both in personality and appearance. SOURCE: British Newspapers and their Controllers.
 This uncle would be John Phillipson Stowe (1830-1920), the husband of Lydia Hurst PARKE (-1886).
The Philipson-Stow Baronetcy, of Cape Town in the Colony of Cape of Good Hope, and Blackdown House in Lodsworth in the County of Sussex ... was created on 26 July 1907 for the diamond magnate Frederic Philipson-Stow. Born Frederic Stow, he had assumed by Royal license the additional surname of Philipson in 1891. SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philipson-Stow_Baronets
Sir Frederic Samuel Stow, baronet, of Cape Town, born 28 September 1849, died 17 May 1908, married 22 December 1874 Florence Henchman Hewitt (died 22 December 1930, daughter of Henry Hewitt of Cape Town). SOURCE: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~corpusnobiliorum/philstow.html
The 2nd Bart, Sir Elliot Phillipson Phillipson–Stowe, of Blackdown House, Fenhurst, Sussex was his son by his wife Florence HEWITT, dau of Henry HEWITT of Cape Town South Africa. SOURCE: The Country Families of the United Kingdom; or Royal Manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland (Vol 59, 1919)
Of interest at http://www.ckd.co.uk/listings/show_details/49 Blackdown House has been the subject of various alterations since its origin, including the ballroom (now billiard room) in 1820. In 1840, on the instructions of Captain James Henry, who had just acquired the property after 200 years of Yaldwyn occupancy, the notable architect Salvin, responsible for much of the House of Lords, was commissioned to draw up alterations, including the large drawing room and main dining room. In 1891 the Estate was bought by Sir Frederick Philipson-Stowe who added a west wing and established the spectacularly mature rhododendron, azalea and camellia garden that one sees today.
In 1941 the house was sold as part of the Blackdown House Estate which at that time extended to some 1,591 acres and included Blackdown Home Farm and several other farms and houses. The property greatly diminished in size in the following 60 years and was acquired by the present owners in 1996. Extensive restoration has been carried out to the house to include the roof, chimneys, rewiring, re-plumbing and work to some of the stone mullioned windows. In addition a great deal of internal refurbishment and modernisation has been carried out.
Apart from the early connection with Cromwell, Blackdown House appears to have been visited by a number of other notable people. It is understood that Edward VII stayed at the house and on several occasions Cecil Rhodes and George Bernard Shaw visited the house being friends of Sir Frederick Phillipson-Stowe. Lord Tennyson was also a friend and regular visitor before building his own house a mile or so away.
 Jessie PHILLIPSON-STOWE. Daughter of Frederick STOWE (1828-1897) & Fanny SAUNDERS (-1888).
 Thomas James BALL (1847-) born in Dublin.
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