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James BALMER
(Abt 1779-After 1855)
Deborah McCALLUM
(Abt 1788-Bef 1851)
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George BALMER
(1832 –1910)

 

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Elizabeth ALLAN

George BALMER 1 5 6 7 8 9
  • Born: 5 November 1832, St. Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland 2 6 7 8 9 10 11
  • Marriage: Elizabeth ALLAN on 19 October 1855 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 1 2 3 4
  • Died: 10 March 1910, Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland at age 77 12 13

bullet   Cause of his death was cerebral hemorrhage.14

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bullet  General Notes

Youngest daughter Agnes Neil SMITH or Agnes BALMER was adopted.  Elizabeth Allan was actually Agnes' great-aunt.  She was the illegitimate daughter of Margaret Smith, daughter of Elizabeth's sister Agnes Allan (who married Peter Smith).

It is unknown why George Balmer and Elizabeth Allan raised Agnes — perhaps to remove shame from her mother, or perhaps her mother died quite young.  In the 1881 census Agnes is listed in their household with her proper relationship ("Grand niece"), but by the 1891 census she has taken on the surname "Balmer" and is simply listed as a daughter.  On her marriage certificate to Duncan McNab, it lists George Balmer and Elizabeth Allan as her parents.  She is certainly their adopted daughter, but biologically she was Elizabeth Allan's great-niece.

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bullet  Birth Notes

St Quivox Parish Register (OPR Births 612/001 0020 0115 St Quivox)
"1832. Balmer. George lawful Son of James Balmer & Deborah Mc Callum born 5th Nov'r 1832"

bullet  Death Notes

Death.  Parish of Tarbolton, Co. Ayr, 1910 (No. 13)
10 March 1910        at Burns Street, Tarbolton,
               George Balmer, Road Surfaceman, married to Elizabeth Allan, 79,
               son of James Balmer, Blacksmith, deceased and Jane Balmer, m.s. Smith, deceased.
                     (Cerebral Haemorhage)
               Informant:  James Balmer, son.

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bullet  Recorded Events in His Life

  • He worked as a farm servant / coalworks hillman / road surfaceman.

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  • He appeared on the 1841 Census of Scotland on 6 June 1841 in Monkton, Ayrshire, Scotland. 7 8
 
1841 Scotland Census -

         Address:  Village of Monkton
    Civil parish:  Monkton and Prestwick
          County:  Ayrshire
   Parish Number:  606
              ED:  1
            Page:  22

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                       Estimated   Birth                                                   Parish
Name         Sex
Age  Birth Year  Place     Occupation    Civil Parish            County     No.

James Balmer   M   62   abt 1779   Ireland   Black Smith   Monkton and Prestwick   Ayrshire   606
Debora Balmer  F   53   abt 1788   Ireland        --       Monkton and Prestwick   Ayrshire   606
George Balmer  M    8   abt 1833   Ayrshire, Scotland --   Monkton and Prestwick   Ayrshire   606

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  • He appeared on the 1851 Census of Scotland on 30 March 1851 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland. 14 Achievements Ltd.  Letter to John Craven, 3-21-1973:

Census 1851 - Tarbolton.

Book 3, sch. 12
Millburn:
George Balmer        servant        un        18        Farm Lab.               St. Evox (presumably St. Quivox)
   with John Lees, Proprietor to 40 acres.

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  • Before his marriage in 1855, George resided at Auchinweet in Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland. 2
  • Before he got married in 1855, George worked as an Auchinweet farm servant in Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland. 2

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  • He appeared on the 1861 Census of Scotland on 7 April 1861 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland. 9

    George   Balmer   Head   Mar   M   27   Ploughman   Ayrshire  St. Quivox
    Elizabeth  "      Wife   Mar   F   28                  "      Tarbolton
    James      "      Son          M    7                  "          "
    Elizabeth  "      Daur         F    4                  "          "
    John       "      Son          M   10 months           "          "
  • He worked as a ploughman on 7 April 1861 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland. 9
  • He worked as a Road surfaceman in 1876 in Ayrshire, Scotland.
  • He appeared on the 1881 Census of Scotland on 3 April 1881 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland. ≪pre>
    1881 Census — Dwelling:  Knowehead
    Census Place:   Tarbolton, Ayr, Scotland
    Source:   FHL Film 0203610; GRO Ref  Volume 619, EnumDist 3,    Page 2

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    Name   Relationship   Marital Status   Age   Sex   Birthplace             Occupation

    George BALMER      Head     Mar   48    M    St Quivox, Ayr, Scotland     Road Surfaceman
    Elizabeth BALMER   Wife     Mar   47    F    Tarbolton, Ayr, Scotland       --
    Lilias BALMER     Daughter  --    15    F    Tarbolton, Ayr, Scotland       --
    George BALMER      Son      --    11    M    Tarbolton, Ayr, Scotland     Scholar
    Robert BALMER      Son      --     9    M    Tarbolton, Ayr, Scotland     Scholar
    Agnes Smith NEIL  Grand Niece      7    F    Tarbolton, Ayr, Scotland       --

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  • He appeared on the 1891 Census of Scotland on 5 April 1891 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland. 15
 
1891 Census:  Tarbolton, Ayr, Scotland

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Name                   Age Position    Status    Occupation        Where Born   Page       Census Place

George BALMER           60   Head      Married   Road Surfaceman   St Quivox    619001 7   Tarbolton
Elizabeth Allan BALMER  58   Wife      Married   --                Tarbolton    619001 7   Tarbolton
Robert BALMER           19   Son       Single    Road Surfaceman   Tarbolton    619001 7   Tarbolton
Agnes BALMER            17   Daughter  Single    --                Tarbolton    619001 7   Tarbolton

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George married Elizabeth ALLAN, daughter of John ALLAN and Margaret ALLAN, on 19 October 1855 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland.1 2 3 4 (Elizabeth ALLAN was born on 10 June 1830 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 9 16 17, christened on 3 July 1830 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 16 and died on 14 March 1911 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland 13 18.). The cause of her death was "senile decay".14

bullet  Recorded Events about their Marriage


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bullet  Marriage Notes

Witnesses: James McAlpin, William Watson.

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bullet   Sources   bullet

  1. John B. Craven, "The Hainings and the Cravens: A Twentieth Century Family History" (mss. privately published in 1995, but it was a work in progress. John continued to update, add content, and re-write his manuscript up until his death in 2014.), Chapter 2, page 9.
  2. Achievements Ltd. to John Boyd Craven, letter, 02 February 1973; privately held by Craven, 1855 marriage record of George Balmer & Elizabeth Allan.
  3. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) [database on-line] (Copyright 1980, 2002), Parish Records, Batch No. M116191 (Tarbolton, Ayr, Scotland), 1855-1875.
  4. Marriage Certificate (digital or paper copy of official marriage record privately held by Kirsty M. Haining).
  5. Kirsty M. Haining.
  6. Saint Quivox Parish Church (St Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland), Birth, Marriage, and Death Records. Digital images. (National Records of Scotland and brightsolid Online Publishing Ltd. ScotlandsPeople. http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ : Crown copyright.), "OPR Births & Baptisms," George Balmer birth on 05 November 1832 (OPR Births 612/001 0020 0115 St Quivox); accessed 27 March 2008. The Old Parish Registers are church records of births, baptisms, banns, marriages, deaths, and burials that were kept by individual parishes within the Church of Scotland ("the Established Church") from 1553 until 1855 when civil registration began. All original registers are now held by the National Records of Scotland (NRS) at New Register House in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  7. National Records of Scotland and brightsolid Online Publishing Ltd., ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/), 1841 Census of Scotland; digital images (Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1–151. Crown copyright), James Balmer household, Village of Monkton, United Parish of Monkton & Prestwick (606), Ayrshire, Scotland, enumeration district (ED) 1, page 22.
  8. Ancestry.com, 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line] (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1–151), James Balmer household, Village of Monkton, United Parish of Monkton & Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland.
  9. National Records of Scotland and brightsolid Online Publishing Ltd., ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/), 1861 Census of Scotland; digital images (Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1–150. Crown copyright), George Balmer household, Springhill, Parish of Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland; parish no. 619, ED 4, page 8, schedule no. 33; GROS Data 619/00 004/00 008.
  10. Achievements Ltd. to John Boyd Craven, letter, 02 February 1973; privately held by Craven.
  11. Birth Certificate (digital or paper copy of official birth record privately held by Kirsty M. Haining), George Balmer born 05 November 1832 in St Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland.
  12. Achievements Ltd. to John Boyd Craven, letter, 21 March 1973; privately held by Craven, death certificate of George Balmer.
  13. Death Certificate (digital or paper copy of official death record privately held by Kirsty M. Haining).
  14. Achievements Ltd. to John Boyd Craven, letter, 21 March 1973; privately held by Craven.
  15. Ancestry.com, 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line] (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007). Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1– 409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, George Balmer household, Tarbolton, Aryshire, Scotland.
  16. FamilySearch Historical Record Collections, Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564 –1950.
  17. National Records of Scotland and brightsolid Online Publishing Ltd., ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/), 1841 Census of Scotland; digital images (Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1–151. Crown copyright), John Allan household, Millburn Mill, Parish of Tarbolton (619), Ayrshire, Scotland, enumeration district (ED) 5, page 5.
  18. Achievements Ltd. to John Boyd Craven, letter, 21 March 1973; privately held by Craven, death certificate of Elizabeth Balmer.


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