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Alfred Balding, William Bale, Joseph Bales, Charles Ball, Robert Ballantyne,
Thomas Ballintine, Francis Balsillie, Albert Vincent Balzary,
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Alfred Balding/Baulding

Alfred Balding from Berkshire, wed 1870 #2352 to Annie
Simmie c1849 from Perth and lived in Melbourne then Elmore, Katandra and Shepparton, Marungi. Alfred's death certificate shows he was born c1848, son of Anna Maria Bailey and Richard Balding, aged 22 when he wed Annie, and 69 when he wed Lydia Briscoe and died 21 Sep 1923 aged 77 at in St John of God hospital, Ballarat. Lydia was widowed in 1895 and 1904 and had 1 dead and 7 living children.
The only UK rego is Births Jun 1846 Balding Alfred New - - 22-. The original image shows that the entry for Alfred is second last on the page, and the edge of the page has been damaged, obscuring the record details.
14 Children 1. Annie Balding 1870 #24778
2. William Gerald Balding 1872 #8738 - 1873 #6791 lived 1 year
3. Richard Balding 1873 #23726
4. John Balding 1875 #22602 - 1875 #13106 lived 1 day
5. Flora Balding 1877 #2326
6. Frank Balding 1878 #15592
7. Gerald Balding 1880 #16777
8. Janet Balding 1882 #17166 - 1883 #5752 lived 11 months
9. Alfred Balding 1884 #3406 - 1884 #1681 lived 21 days
10. George Balding 1885 #4028
11. William Alfred Balding 1887 #14999
12. Herbert Balding 1888 #22176
13. Benjamin Balding c1890
14. Janis Louisa Balding 26 Sep 1891 - 6 Oct 1979,
14. Janis Louisa Balding 26 Sep 1891 - 6 Oct 1979, wed 30 Jan 1918 to Cyril Rupert Parsons 1895 #11816 - 1979 #7259, born at Elmore, Vic Aust (wedding date from IGI submitted entry)

From on Thursday, 6 September, 2007 and 20 September, 2008

2007 I have just seen your web site - a lot of hard work! I am a descendant of Annie Simmie who married Richard Balding - one of their children, Annie Balding, was my grandmother - she married a man called David Brain. I was unable to locate any web sites relating to Richard Balding until I discovered yours. I am very appreciative. Mum often mentioned the mariner in her family and was also very proud of her scottish heritage.

2008
I stumbled across the record of Alfred's Death in 1923 as recorded in the Vic BDMs and discovered that after Annie Simmie died he remarried a lady in Ballarat. Are you interested in the images of the entries in the two registers?
The St Catherine's Index for June 1846 has as second last entry 'Alfred Balding in Newbury, Vol 6, page 226' - Newbury spans the borders of Berhshire and Hampshire.
This 1881 Census family seems to fit
Richard BALDING Head M Male 66 Newbury, Berkshire, England Estate Agent Canal Coy
Anna Maria BALDING Wife M Female 65 Old Windsor, Berkshire, England
Francis BALDING Son U Male 33 Newbury, Berkshire, England Ins Canal Compys Agent
Annetta BALDING Daur U Female 29 Bristol, Gloucester, England
Adelaide HAWKINS Serv U Female 18 Great Cheverell, Wiltshire, England General Servant
Born in 1846 means Alfred would be 31, next younger than Francis, older than Annetta who was born in Bristol Gloucestershire
and that could explain why Alfred said he came from Bristol, when he wed Annie Simmie
This matches Richard Balding wed Sep 1838 to Ann Maria Bailey in district of Windsor Vol 6 page 333

From on Sunday, 12 June, 2011

Elizabeth I am afraid that the information my cousin Darryl Massie is not completely accurate, the error being our grandmother Annie Baulding was the daughter of Richard Baulding and Mary Madaline Fazzo, Richards father was Alfred Baulding who married Annie Simmie.
Kind Regards, Allison Jansen



William Bale

William Bale and Ellen Martha Mountier/Montier came c1853 and lived at Richmond, then at Castlemaine. Emma Oceane Bale was born at Sea
In IGI, I found
Ellen Martha Mountier Birth: 25 Aug 1825, Christening: 11 Sep 1825 Holy Trinity, Clapham, Surrey, England daughter of Rebecka Houton and Thomas Mountier
William Dalling Bale c1820 - 17 Mar 1893 son of Susan Dalling and William Bale, Marriage: 01 Jun 1846 Brixton, Surrey, England to Ellen Martha Mountier 25 Aug 1825 - 09 Aug 1915
The christening is from church register, the marriage and death were submitted by a member, William's birthdate is my estimate
7 children 1. William Mountier Bale born in London
2. Emma Oceane Bale 1854 #23 born at Sea
3. Thomas Mountier Bale 1855 #3498
4. Ellen Rebecca Bale 1857 #855
5. Ada Fanny Bale 1859 #6583 wed 1882 #2749 to William McDonough
6. Frederick Mountier Bale 1861 #9715
7. Minnie Victoria Bale 1864 #7453 - 1954 #603 aged 89, wed Witchell
1. William Mountier Bale born in London, 1851 - 1940 #9992 aged 89, wed 1873 #4750 to Marian Adams born in London, and lived at Richmond
1 Child 1. Alice Marian Ella Bale 1875 #25316
2. Emma Oceane Bale 1854 #23 wed 1870 #2221 to Thomas Stokes born in Birmingham, and lived at Collingwood
10 Children 1. Minnie Constance Stokes 1870 #16530
2. Ellen Matilda Stokes 1874 #8146 - 1876 #3087 lived 1 year
3. Arthur William Stokes 1875 #15042
4. Emily Alberta Stokes 1876 #15333
5. Ada Olive Stokes 1878 #1819 - 1881 #7039 lived 3 years
6. Sidney Jno Stokes 1880 #14658 - 1881 #7026 lived 14 months
7. Clara Ivy Stokes 1882 #1748
8. Edward Roy Stokes 1884 #19819
9. Frank Llewellyn Stokes 1885 #24587
10. Lilian Ray Stokes 1888 #19518
3. Thomas Mountier Bale 1855 #3498 wed 1874 #4653 to Annie Brooks born in Liverpool, and lived at Richmond
3 Children 1. Alice Edith Bale 1875 #25345
2. Ethel Annie Bale 1878 #22862
3. Blanche Veda Bale 1880 #24684
4. Ellen Rebecca Bale 1857 #855 - 1931 #7903 aged 78, wed 1879 #3469 to Thomas William Dally from England, and lived at Williamstown, 5 children
5. Ada Fanny Bale 1859 #6583 wed 1882 #2749 to William McDonough born in London, and lived at Richmond
4 Children 1. Leslie Wm Dallyn McDonough 1883 #11673
2. Cyril Stanley McDonough 1884 #19860
3. Ralph Bale McDonough 1886 #21360
4. Lottie Daisy McDonough 1888 #6034
3. Ralph Bale McDonough 1886 #21360 wed Pauline GerockGerock
6. Frederick Mountier Bale 1861 #9715 wed 1888 #2148 to Ida Madelaine Goode 1866 #13543 born at Castlemaine

Joseph Bales

Joseph Bales from Cumberland, wed 1867 #3145 to Martha Edgell and lived at Maldon then at Dunolly
8 Children 1. Mary Ann Bales 1868 #17502 - 1953 #19867 aged 85,
2. William Joseph Bales 1870 #16971 - 1940 #20259 aged 70
3. Alfred Ernest Bales 1873 #10445 - 1901 #7536 aged 27,
4. John Lee Bales 1875 #23895 - 1948 #16374 aged 73
5. Sarah Ann Bales 1878 #17251 - 1879 #4468 lived 1 year
6. Alice May Bales 1880 #8154
7. James Theodore Bales 1883 #2012 - 1946 #2022 aged 63
8. Hannah Christina Bales 1887 #10570 - 1976 #5238 aged 88, wed Moore
1. Mary Ann Bales 1868 #17502 - 1953 #19867 aged 85, wed 1896 #5297 to Alfred John Smith
1st Child 1. Reina Victoria Terry nee Smith 1897 #20904 - 1946 #20020 aged 49, wed Terry, died at Ballarat
2. William Joseph Bales 1870 #16971 - 1940 #20259 aged 70 wed 1895 #5874 to Cath Ellen Hill 1875 - 1940 #20248 aged 65, dau of Maria Pippin and Joseph Hill, and lived at Maryborough, St Arnaud
3 Children 1. Percy Wilfred Bales 1896 #5012
2. Ida Betsy Bales 1899 #4459
3. Alice May Bales 1900 #28052
3. Alfred Ernest Bales 1873 #10445 - 1901 #7536 aged 27, wed 1898 #5109 to Harriet Jones and lived at Maryborough, St Arnaud
3 Children 1. Harold Ernt Bales 1898 #27655
2. Wm Jos Bales 1900 #22324
3. Alf Ernest Bales 1901 #14519
4. John Lee Bales 1875 #23895 - 1948 #16374 aged 73 wed 1901 #1280 to Mary Murphy 1873 - 1940 #20577 aged 67, jane Bell and Amos Murphy and lived at Watchem.
6. Alice May Bales 1880 #8154 wed 1904 #7742 to Edmund Annesley Worsley 1878 #17402, 6 children

Ballantyne

Robert Ballantyne came c1859 with Jane Pierce/Pearce and lived at Ballarat, Buninyong
7 Children 1. Eliza Jane Ballantyne 1860 #2518 wed 1889,"5300 to Philip Jas Jamieson
2. William Henry Ballantyne 1862 #4113
3. Robert Ballantyne 1863 #18840
4. Philip Ballantyne 1867 #20038
5. David Ballantyne 1869 #13274
6. Jane Ballantyne 1876 #932
7. Maria Ballantyne 1878 #867
7. Maria Ruth Ballantyne 1877 - 1963 #365 aged 86, possibly Maria Ballantyne 1878 #867 wed 1899 #2870 to George Francis Wrathall 1877

Thomas Ballintine

Thomas Ballintine (Ballantine) 1826 - 1884 #7938 aged 58, son of Elizabeth and William Ballintine, and Elizabeth Kinnear 1835 - 1906 #7893 aged 71, daughter of Agnes and unknown Kinnear, came c1853 and lived at Benalla
8 Children 1. William Ballantine 1854 #4944
2. Elizabeth Jane Ballintine 1858 #18550
3. James Ballintine 1861 #3770
4. William Ramsay Ballintine 1863 - 1865 #1393 lived 2 years
5. Agnes Frances Ballintine 1866 #8926
6. Walter Ballintine 1868 #7526
7. Alice Muir Ballintine 1872 #21613
8. Isabella Christina Ballintine 1875 #7277
3. James Ballintine 1861 #3770 wed 1885 #764 to Elizabeth Ann Walker 1856 - 1912 #13015 aged 56, born in South Australia, and lived at Cashel then at Benalla
7 children 1. Annie Alice Ballintine 1887 #17074
2. Mary Isabella Ballintine 1889 #2005X1897
3. Elsie Agness Ballintine 1890 #30898
4. Chas Thos Ballintine 1892 #31002
5. Jas Edmund Ballintine 1895 #2003
6. Ellen Sarah Ballintine 1897 #8528 lived 4
7. May Isabella Ballintine 1897 #2005
7. Alice Muir Ballintine 1873 wed 1896 #4942 to George William Croxford, 2 children

Francis Balsillie

William Balsille 23 came May 1853 on the Eagle
Francis Balsillie 30 came Apr 1854 on the Eagle
Daniel Balsillie 24 came Mar 1858 on the Oceanica
Andrews Balsillie 30 came Dec 1861 on the True Briton
Agnes Balsillie 24 came Sep 1864 on the Lincolnshire

Three children of Charlotte Purves and Francis Balsille from Dunbar?, Haddingtonshire came to Victoria
1. William Balsillie 1830 - 1869 #1129 aged 39, son of Charlotte Purves and Francis Balsille born at Edin?
2. Andrew Purves Balsillie from Haddingtonshire wed 1866 #232 to Maria Laing and lived at Sandhurst
3. Agnes Balsillie 1837 - 1869 #1559 aged 32, daughter of Charlotte Purves and Francis Balsille from Dunbar?, Haddingtonshire wed 1866 #1851 to James Price Goulstone and had a son Charles Goulstone when her name was Beilsillie

Andrew Purves Balsillie 1831 - 1912 #13122 aged 81 from Haddingtonshire wed 1866 #232 to Maria Laing 1832 - 1923 #8918 aged 85, daughter of Margaret Grey and James Laing and lived at Sandhurst, with Agnes born at Tarnagulla, both died at Bendigo

8 Children 1. Jane Balsillie 1866 #23802 lived 9 weeks
2. Francis James Balsillie 1868 #19231 - 1956 #16993 aged 87
3. Wm Balfour Balsillie 1870 - 1947 #5445 aged 77
4. Agnes Maria Balsillie 1872 #5466 - 1953 #18184 aged 80
5. Andrew Balsillie 1874 #25453 - 1949 #8507 aged 74
6. Charles Laing Balsillie 1876 #25597
7. Alice Sibley Balsillie 1879 #5292
8. Graham Purves Balsillie 1882 #25568 - 1957 #15648 aged 74
3. Wm Balfour Balsillie 1870 - 1947 #5445 aged 77 wed 1892 #5838 to Mary Jane Kath Sterling and wed 1910 #7110A to Hilda Daisy May Fortune 1879 #3470 - 1954 #2174 aged 75
4 Children 1. William Andrew Balsillie 1893 #28971 wed 1919 #1181 to Elizth Boyd Brown
2. Jane Balsillie 1896 #25624 - 1896 #12360 lived 1 day
3. Freda Agnes Balsillie 1899 #26403
4. Francis Jas Balsillie 1901 #10972
5. Andrew Balsillie 1874 #25453 - 1949 #8507 aged 74 wed 1903 #994 to Helen Calder 1879 #22569 - 1947 #22225 aged 67, dau of Elizabeth Hutchinson and Alexander Calder
3 Children 1. Andw Calder Balsillie 1904 #15523 - 1971 #22830 aged 74
2. Jean Balsillie 1907 #8086
3. Helen Balsillie 1913 #18860
6. Charles Laing Balsillie 1876 #25597 wed 1907 #826 to Maggie McAdams
7. Alice Sibley Balsillie 1879 #5292 wed 1907 #8690 to Percy Franklin Olney 1881 #192, 2 Children
8. Graham Purves Balsillie 1882 #25568 - 1957 #15648 aged 74 wed 1912 #10558 to Gladys Hetta Dean 1889 - 1970 #28702 aged 81,
2 Children 1. Wm Andw Balsillie 1914 #23991
2. Allan Graham Balsillie 1917 #20086 - 1983 #7164

Albert Vincent Balzary

From Lamplough Albert Vinzeent Balzary: Son Edwin A. born Lamplough, 1860. (No 15699 BM). "My father's mother was Eleanor Albertha Peck (nee Balzary). My father was Arthur Peck. My grandmother's parents were Albert Vincent Balzary and Henrietta Honora (or) Honoretta Bentley. The Balzary family apparently wandered from goldrush to goldrush. Emily was born at Daisy Hill, Eleanor (my grandmother) was born at Goldsborough, Arthur was born at Pleasant Creek (Stawell) 1858, and Edwin Albert was born at Lamplough 1860." "1860 Births: NO. 119 Edwin Albert Balzary born July 20th 1860 reg July 27th midwife not known father- Albert Vincent Balzary miner born Hungary mother- Honoretta Bentley born Dublin Ire." (From letter Jean Nixon to Graeme Mills, Avoca and District Historical Society. 1998).
From Honoria Bentley or Bartley, who was sixteen years of age at the time, came on the orphan ship the Pemberton which sailed from Plymouth in England on 29 January 1849 and docked at Port Phillip on 14 May. She was received into a government-sponsored immigration depot on 26 May and left Melbourne for Portland some three weeks later.
Albert Balzary was born in Hungary and is thought to have sailed from Bombay to Australia on the Runnymede, arriving at Portland on 3 June 1852

Albert Vincent Balzary 1814 - 3 July 1865 #6476 aged 51 born in Hungary, wed at St Stephen's Portland, on 14 Feb 1853 #4040 to Honora Bartley (Honoretta Anna Bentley) c1832 - 29 Nov 1902 aged about 70. Similar names are also indexed for 1885 #4040 Honora Bartley to Vincent Albert Batzane 1853 and Honorah Bartley to Vincent Albert Balzary 1885
Albert Balzary died at Dunolly on 3 July 1865 and was buried there the following day. He was said to be 51 years old. His wife Honoria (who was also known as Henrietta) re-married in 1875, to William Lovett, who came from Middlesex in England, at Dunolly in Victoria. At the time she was a storekeeper in the nearby town of Goldsborough. They had no children. Honoria Lovett nee Balzary nee Bentley died at her son Edwin's home at Evandale Road in Malvern on 29 November 1902. She was buried at the Melbourne cemetery on 3 December 1902.

5 Children 1. Lylle Balzary who died young
2. Emily Louisa Balzary c1855
3. Eleanor Albertha Balzary c1857
4. Arture Vinzent Balzary 1859 #3961
5. Edwin Albert Balzary 1860 #15699
2. Emily Louisa Balzary wed 1884 #419 to John Walker Wills 1858 #14502 born at Havelock, and lived at Avoca
2 Children 1. Albert John Nelson Wills 1886 #15305
2. Henrietta Leonora Maria Stoward Mills
3. Eleanor Albertha Balzary wed 1882 #1953 to John Edgar Peck 1855 #3771 born in Melbourne, and lived at Bealiba, 5 Children
4. Arthur Vincent Balzary wed 1895 #6794 to Annie Margt Smith 1871 #14189 - 1957 #3514 aged 84, and lived at Stawell then Malvern, Warburton in 1902, Yea in 1912
7 Children 1. Aubrey Muriel Balzary 1895 #1506
2. Mildred Cotton Myra Balzary 1898 #4650
3. Una Thelma Balzary 1899 #11944
4. Arthur Vincent Warburton Balzary 1902 #22502
5. Norma Iris Balzary 1904 #29754
6. Aubrey Balzary
7. Dulcie Margt Balzary 1912 #25579
5. Edwin Albert Balzary 1860 - 1945 aged 80, wed 1895 #1864 to Emma Jane Osborne 1875 - 1954 dau of Eliza Hickmott and Robert Osborne, and lived at Malvern. See web page and scroll to number 5. Emma Jane Osborne (1878-1954)
5 Children 1. Leonard Albert Balzary 1896 #21459 - 21 Sep 1917 KIA in Westhoek Ridge nears Ypres, Belgium
2. Clifford Vincent Balzary 1899 #29347 - 1964 aged 64
3. Raymond Robert Cecil Balzary 1902 #4325 - 1975 aged 73
4. Edwin George Balzary 1905 #2696 - 1945 aged 40 years
5. William Osborne Balzary 1907 #20263 - 1982 aged 74



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