The person in my tree with this surname is Esther Ericksen.
My line is
1 Lois Whimpey
2 Ivon Walter Whimpey 1923-2009
3 Edith Jean Marr 1922-1990
6 Wilfred Palmer Marr 1892-1955
7 Edith Meriden Docwra 1904-1948
14 Harry Docwra 1866-1934
15 Emily Alice Oliver 1877-1925
30 George Oliver 1846-1930
31 Elizabeth Ann Ball 1856-1909
62 William Edward Ball 1825-1893
63 Ann Slawson 1836-1878
124 James Ball 1797-1834
125 Esther Ericksen ca. 1800-?
I know virtually nothing about Esther. She is mentioned on the marriage certificate of my 3x great grandfather William Edward Ball as his mother. His father was James Ball. James Ball was a wine merchant, and according to notes I have received about the family, he was originally from England. James and Esther may have met and married in Sweden, and Esther may have been Swedish.
In the notes I received about the Ball family, James and Esther had the following children, who were all probably born at Gottenburgh:
- George Joseph Ball born 5 September 1824. I have found records in England that appear to be for him. He appears to have also used the name George Ericksen Ball.
- William Edward Ball born 3 November 1825. (My ancestor). He immigrated to Australia, where he married Ann Slawson.
- Alfred Henry Ball born 1 August 1827. No other records have been found for Alfred yet.
- Frederick Leonard Ball born 22 April 1830. No other records have been found for Frederick yet.