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John Ballenden

John Ballenden

Male 1756 - 1817  (61 years)

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  • Name John Ballenden 
    Born 1756  Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 May 1817  Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I18942  My Relatives
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Family 1 Elizabeth Betty Gray,   b. 1777, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, Stromness, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1797  Stromness Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jane Eliza Ballenden,   b. 1798, Stromness c 13-7 Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. William Ballenden,   b. 1803, Stromness, Orkney c 14-8- Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1868, Stromness, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     3. Eliza Ballenden,   b. 10 Jul 1805, Stromness c 23-7 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Edinburgh, Midlothian Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     4. Andrew Graham Ballenden,   b. 1807, Stromness c 8-5 Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Lawrenda Gray Ballenden,   b. 1809, Stromness c 23-2 Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. John Ballenden,   b. 1811, Stromness, Orkney c 6-6- Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1856, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [natural]
     7. John McNab W Ballenden,   b. 12 Nov 1813, Stromness, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1895, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F6803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane Cree,   b. 1761, York factory, Northwest Territories, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Children 
     1. Harriett Ballenden,   b. Abt 1800  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F6808  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Ballenden came from Stromness, Orkney, and entered the service in 1770. According to his records he was probably born about 1757, and first served as Andrew Graham's servant at Fort Severn and Fort Prince of Wales.
      In 1782 he was writer at the Prince of Wales Fort when it was captured by the French.
      In 1784 Ballenden was at York Factory; in 1787 back at Fort Severn; and at the turn of the century he was in charge of York Factory.
      In 1801 his Stromness wife, Elizabeth Gray, requested that her husband return home; the request was denied but in the following year he left York Factory for the Orkneys and never returned.