John Balks

26 December 1726–1772 (Age 45)
Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Balks was born on 26 December 1726, in Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland, his father, George Balk, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Fleucker, was 21. He married Elizabeth Neilson on 26 April 1751, in Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1772, in Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

John Balks
1726–1772
Elizabeth Neilson
1727–1773
Marriage: 26 April 1751
George Balks
1750–1866
Marion Banks
1751–1839
Elspeth Banks
1752–1752
Margaret Banks
1753–
Peter Balks
1763–
John Balks Jr
1766–1830
William Balks
1772–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 April 1751
Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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Name Meaning

Lithuanian: nickname for a person with white hair or a pale complexion, from a derivative of Polish biały ‘white’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Baakes in entry for George Baakes, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Baakes in entry for Marion Baakes, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • John Balks in entry for John Balks, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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