John Balden

17 November 1825–12 May 1903 (Age 77)
East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Balden was born on 17 November 1825, in East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Balden, was 28 and his mother, Alison Smith, was 33. He married Isabella Swan on 24 September 1852, in Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Dilston, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Hexham, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 12 May 1903, in Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

John Balden
Isabella Swan
Marriage: 24 September 1852
Isabella Burnett Balden
Robert Swan Balden
John Balden
William Balden
Peter Gibson Balden

Spouse and Children

24 September 1852
Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    James Balden


    Alison Smith






    James Balden


    Peter Balden


    William Turnbull Balden


World Events (8)


Age 5

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 7

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 22

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bladon in Oxfordshire or Blaydon in Tyne and Wear (formerly in County Durham). The first takes its name from a pre-English name (of uncertain origin and meaning) of the Evenlode river; the second is named with Old Norse blár ‘cold’ + Old English dūn ‘hill’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • John Baldwin, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John Baldin, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Balden, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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