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Born c1841 at Colchester
1861 Living at 32 Moore Street, Chelsea (age 20 born Colchester), Estate Agent's Clerk. In home of Charles F. Lueten 
1868 July 4th. Death at 32 Tavistock Terrace, Upper Holloway, of Mary the wife of Thomas John Balls aged 27 
1871 Becomes a partner in Davey, Paxman and Co
1872 October 8th. Marriage at Takeley of Thomas John Balles to Emily Harriet only daughter of of the late William de la Touche 
1881 Living at 6 Priory Terrace, Weelesley Road, Colchester (age 40 born Colchester), Engineer and Master employing 167 men and 26 boys. With wife Emily Harriet (age 29 born London) and son Cecil (age 7 born Colchetser) plus two servants and a visitor. 
1886 Thomas Balls, now in poor health, leaves the partnership and retires.
1891 Living at 25 Charles Road (age 50 born Colchester), Living on own means. With wife Emily H. (age 39 born Marylebone), son Cecil (age 17 born Colchester) and daughter Millicent (age 9 born Colchester) plus a servant 
1899 Sale of Sprawls Farm, West bergholt, Colchester belonging to Thomas Ball 
1901 Living at 79 Marina, St Leonard, Sussex (age 60 born Lexden, Essex), Retired Mechanical Engineer. With wife Emily H. (age 49 born Marylebone), son Cecil (age 27 born Colchester), Solicitor, and daughter Millicent (age 19 born Colchester).