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Richard Jennison Ball
1857 Q1. Born at Bulwell, Nottinghamshire, the son of Thomas Ball, a Farmer, and his wife Elizabeth
1876 Won prize at Nottingham School of Art.
1879 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Ernest Jardine and Richard J. Ball, trading at Raleigh-street, and 50, Alfreton-road, in the town of Nottingham, and elsewhere as Bicycle Makers and Ironmongers, under the firm of Jardine and Ball, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due to and owing by the said partnership will be received and paid by the said Richard J. Ball, by whom alone the business will in future be carried on...'
1881 Living as a boarder at 20 Portland Street, Nottingham: Richard J. Ball (age 24 born Bulwell), Ironmonger.
1883 Bankrupt. '...Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by Richard Jennison Ball, of No. 54, Alfreton-road, in the town of Nottingham, Ironmonger and Bicycle Maker....'
1885 Listed as 'Ball, Richard J., bicycle manufacturer, Raleigh Works, Raleigh Street; h. 20 Portland Road. Note: Also in Raleigh street are the lace works belonging to the family of his former partner Ernest Jardine
1885 June 15th. Married Clara Murdy at Hyson Green
1885 June. Believed to have emigrated to Auckland, New Zealand