Iball, Charles

Charles Iball was the son of Peter and Martha Iball, 2 Washington Grove, Bentley Rd., Doncaster, born at Buckley. Two brothers died in Iraq, George in 1917 and James in 1916. George is also remembered on the Buckley Memorial but James is not.
Peter Iball, the father married twice: (1) Harriet Roberts (2) Martha Thomas. He had 9 children from the two marriages.

The family was living at Nant Mawr in 1901 with Peter (coal miner age 57), wife Martha and children Peter 23, James 21, Joseph 18, Isaac 23, Charles 10, George 9, John 6, Kate 15. All the older boys boys were coal miners

By 1911 Peter the father was living in Mansfield with his daughter Lillian and her husband John Davies – along with  Joseph 28,  Charles 20, George 19 and John 16. – all listed as coal miners at Sherwood Colliery. (John in fact was a Pony Driver at the colliery).


The name Iball appears six times on the Hawkesbury Memorial (Albert, Charles, George, Llewellyn, I. J., and Thomas), plus James is on the Bistre Memorial. Charles, George, and James were brothers, sons of Peter and Martha, living in Doncaster but born in Buckley. Iball is a uniquely Buckley name; in 1881, every one of the 71 people with the Iball name in England, Wales and Scotland lived in Buckley. In statistical terms the number of Iball men who died was about five times greater than would be predicted based on population. This does not count Reuben Stanley, killed in 1918, who was the son of Thomas Stanley and Elizabeth Iball, daughter of William and Phoebe Iball. Albert Iball of Langold, Nottinghamshire and William Harold Iball of Abergavenny were killed in WW2.

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