Penelope Ballard (née Crabb)

1791 - 1855

Claimant or beneficiary


Counterclaimed with her sister Eliz[abeth] Crabb (q.v.) for the compensation for the enslaved people on Spring estate in Hanover Jamaica as annuitants. The compensation appears to have been paid into colonial court.

  1. Letter from Penelope Ballard (late Crabb) and Eliz. [probably Eleanor] Crabb, No. 6 or Augusta Place, Clapham Road, Surrey: annuity of £50 pa settled...during the lives of his wife Mary Ann Barrett [= Basnett] and her niece Miss Penelope Raggatt afterwards Mrs Crabb, Mary Ann Barrett [= Basnett] and Mrs Penelope Crabb were 'our deceased [great] aunt and mother': 'The payments were very irregularly made in some years altogether withheld, the last payment was about the years 1819 or 1820.'

  2. In 1841 Penelope Ballard aged 40 Ind and Eleanor Crabb aged 40 'Ind' were living at Augusta Place Kennington; in 1851 Penelope Ballard widow aged 60 'fundholder' born 'London City' was living at 16 Percy Place Kennington with sister Eleanor aged 50 also fundholder born 'London City'. The death of Penelope Ballard was registered at Lambeth Q1 1855. Burial of Penelope Ballard of Percy Place aged 71 at what is now the West Norwood Cemetery 22/02/1855.


T71/872 Hanover no. 564.

  1. T71/1608.

  2. 1841 and 1851 census online;, England and Wales Free BMD death Index, 1837-1915 [database online];, London, England, Deaths and Burials 1813-1980 [database online]..

Further Information

Maiden Name
John Ballard

Associated Claims (1)

£1,761 10s 9d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases (Annuitant)

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1830 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Annuitant

Relationships (3)

Daughter → Mother
Niece → Uncle

Addresses (1)

6 Augusta Place, Clapham Road, Clapham, Surrey, London, England