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John BELLENGER

Postby SDV » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:49 pm

John BELLENGER was born in Down Ampney in 1808, the eldest son of William Ballenger and Dinah Cuss. He was baptised at All Saints in Down Ampney on 08 Aug 1808.

On 29 May 1830, he married Elizabeth PAISH at St John the Baptist in Latton, Wiltshire. He was a bachelor and she was a spinster, both were of full age and both were resident in Latton.

In 1831, according to the 1842 removal document, the family were removed from Latton to Wickwar.

The 1841 census finds the family in South Cerney in Gloucestershire. John is aged 30 and a labourer, whilst Elizabeth is also 30. They have 6 children: John (10), Rosana (8), William (6), Sarah (5), George (2) and Henry (6m). This is the last record I have of John.

On 05 Dec 1842 Elizabeth and her 6 children were removed from South Cerney to Wickwar, the last legal settlement of her husband, who had some time deserted her.

In the 1851 census, Elizabeth was living in Wickwar, she was in receipt of parish relief and declared herself a widow, though whether this was due to John's actual death or was simply a consequence of his desertion, is not clear. Then on 27 Jan 1861, she remarries to Charles TANNER in Wickwar as a widow.

Elizabeth died in Wickwar in 1865.

I would greatly like to know what happened to John Bellenger (var sp) after 1841, but can't find any trace of him in the records.
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Re: John BELLENGER

Postby MayHam » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:20 am

A search of the GRO and http://www2.freebmd.org.uk/ produced three "John Ballinger"s of which the John Ballinger who died in Islington in 1848 is the only one I cannot account for in 1841.
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Re: John BELLENGER

Postby SDV » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:28 pm

You may well be right, at least the age looks right. I suppose the only way to find out for sure is to send for the PDF or certificate.
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Re: John BELLENGER

Postby SDV » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:25 pm

I have now received the death certificate for the John BALLINGER who died in Islington in 1848.

He died 07 Oct 1848 at 3 Belle View Terrace, Balls Pond in Islington.

He was a French polisher, aged 39. He died of consumption (3 yrs) and "affection" of the larynx (6 mths).

The informant was one Robert BALLINGER (relative?) of 7 Peter Street, St James's.

Robert BALLINGER is unknown to me. He was still living at 7 Peter Street, Westminster in 1851, aged 40, with his wife Catharine (36). He was another French polisher, born in Camberwell.

I'm not sure that this helps identify the death of the John BALLINGER (var sp), baptised at All Saints, Down Ampney in 1808.

More help needed!
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Re: John BELLENGER

Postby MayHam » Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:59 pm

According to findmypast, Robert *may* be the same Robert Ballinger (52) married to Emma (40) in 1861 on Charles Street, Marylebone, French Polisher, born Salop, Shropshire. He *may* also be the same Robert Ballanger who died in the fourth quarter of 1870 in Marylebone, aged 66, which would place his birth around 1804.

Couldn't find a baptism for Robert in Camberwell, Surrey around 1811 but there was a Robert Ballinger baptised in 1805 in Oswestry, Shropshire to Robert & Elizabeth. Couldn't find any other information about them except there was a Robert Bellanger (60) born Middlesex living with the Tubb Family in Bethnal Green in 1841.

Do you have any information about the parentage and siblings of John's father?
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Re: John BELLENGER

Postby SDV » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:44 am

John Bellenger's father was William BALLENGER (1787-1858) and his mother Dinah CUSS (1787-1860). His grandparents were John BALLENGER and Betty HEWER. I don't know who his uncles and aunts were, only that the whole family were local to the area on the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire border, encompassing Cirencester, Siddington, Down Ampney, Latton and Criscklade
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Re: John BELLENGER

Postby MayHam » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:20 pm

Thank you.
It's a long shot but there was a Robert Ballinger baptised in Gloucestershire in 1814, the son of John & Sarah according to findmypast. Coincidentally, there was a John Ballenger baptised in Wiltshire in 1768, the son of John & Elizabeth.
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