T. I. Ball

Short Name: T. I. Ball
Full Name: Ball, T. I. (Thomas Isaac), -1916
Birth Year (est.): 1838
Death Year: 1916

Ball, Thomas Isaac, born 16 August, 1838. On taking Holy Orders in 1865, he successively became Curate of St. Salvador's, Dundee Mission; Incumbent of St. Mary's, The Cove, by Aberdeen; Domestic Chaplain to the Earl of Kinnoull; Curate of All Saints, Brougham Street, Edinburgh; Curate of St. Columba's, Edinburgh; Priest of St. Michael's Chapel, Edinburgh; and Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Argyll and the Isles. Mr. Ball is the author of The Orthodox Doctrine of the Church of England, 1877, and of numerous tracts; and the compiler of The English Catholic's Vademecum, 1868. In 1863 he contributed various translations from the Latin to the Appendix to the Hymnal Noted, for use in St. Alban's, Holborn, London, of which he was co-editor with the Rev. H. A. Walker. He was also the sole editor of the Supplement thereto, 1882. These translations are annotated under their respective original first lines.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Ball, T. I., p. 109, i. Became Provost of the Cathedral Church and College of Cumbrae in 1891, and received the Hon. LL.D. from St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland, 1895. Dr. Ball is chiefly known through his numerous translations from the Latin, which he contributed to the St. Albans Hymnal, 1898; The Praise of Jesus, 1872; The Requiem Hymnal, The Clumber Hymnal, 1904; The Office Hymn Book 1905, and other collections. The more important and widely used of these translations are noted under their original first lines. In addition, the translations under the initials "C. R." on p. 1507, iv., are claimed by Dr. Ball. The collections given above also contain several of his original hymns, the greater part being in The Praise of Jesus and The Requiem Hymnal, 1898.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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Thomas Isaac Ball was Provost of Cathedral of The Isles and Collegiate Church of the Holy Spirit, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae from 1892 until his death on 3 August 1916. Ball was ordained in 1866 and served curacies and incumbencies in Edinburgh. He lived in a flat at 12 Hill Square in Edinburgh's South Side.

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