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Re: John Ballinger
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 16 September 15 18:18 BST (UK) »
Well the only recommendation in Chipping Sudbury given by FreeBMD is Q1   1847   Blunson            John    Chipg Sodbury   11   214. Though to my ear, Blunson sounds nothing like Ballinger!

What do you think?

Not promising.

He may not have died at home though - a workhouse being one of the possibilities given the poor law records.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: John Ballinger
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 16 September 15 18:22 BST (UK) »
I assume the nearest Workhouse would have been Cirencester. I'm sorry, but my geographical knowledge of this part of the world is very poor.

Or would the one at Stroud have been nearer? I see that there is a death for Stroud in Q4 1848.

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Re: John Ballinger
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 16 September 15 18:29 BST (UK) »
You might like to have a look at this link: http://www.workhouses.org.uk/ChippingSodbury/

There were Workhouses in Chipping Sodbury, Wickwar and other nearby places. Cirencester is too far away.

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Re: John Ballinger
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 16 September 15 18:34 BST (UK) »
You can discount the Thornbury RD one as he was 74.
Also the Stroud RD one as he was 72.

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Re: John Ballinger
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 16 September 15 18:40 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for both the interesting insights into the workhouses (where an awful lot of my relatives seem to have ended up) and the help with elimination.

As far as I can see there are still - if we use the list generated by FreeBMD - 11 possible candidates, though I am at a lost as to why BLUNSON, ironically the only Chipping Sudbury candidate, is included. I really don't want to have to order all 11 certificates!

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Re: John Ballinger
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 17 September 15 12:05 BST (UK) »
I have ordered the Poor Law Reports and I am now awaiting their arrival.

As to identifying the death of John Ballinger, sometime between 1842 and 1851, I am at a loss as to how to proceed.

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Re: John Ballinger
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 17 September 15 12:19 BST (UK) »
I know little to nothing about poor law/overseers' records but I wonder if there is a possibility that his death will be mentioned on there?  It may be that an illness or infirmity of his was the reason the family came within the overseers' purview.  I will be interested to learn what they do cover.
Ayr: Barnes, Wylie
Caithness: MacGregor
Essex: Eldred (Pebmarsh)
Gloucs: Timbrell (Winchcomb)
Hants: Stares (Wickham)
Lincs: Maw, Jackson (Epworth, Belton)
London: Pierce
Suffolk: Markham (Framlingham)
Surrey: Gosling (Richmond)
Wilts: Matthews, Tarrant (Calne, Preshute)
Worcs: Milward (Redditch)
Yorks: Beaumont, Crook, Moore, Styring (Huddersfield); Middleton (Church Fenton); Exley, Gelder (High Hoyland); Barnes, Birchinall (Sheffield); Kenyon, Wood (Cumberworth/Denby Dale)

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Re: John Ballinger
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 17 September 15 13:15 BST (UK) »
I will let you know.

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Re: John Ballinger
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 24 September 15 17:19 BST (UK) »
I have now paid my 6 and received the report of the Overseers from Gloucester Archives. However, I'm not sure what I can share, as I had to sign a declaration to get the report.

In particular, see (b) "will not supply a copy of it to any other person, persons or organisation".