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Ball, Williamlocked

(c. 1631–1690)
  • Joseph Gross

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Ball, William (c. 1631–1690), astronomer, was the son of Sir Peter Ball (bap. 1598, d. 1680), a barrister of the Middle Temple, and his wife, Ann, daughter of Sir William Cooke of Highnam, Gloucestershire. He was the eldest of seventeen children in a legal and mercantile family of minor ...

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