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Burial of George Ballinger
« on: Wednesday 20 November 19 11:29 GMT (UK) »
I'm trying to find the final resting place of George Ballinger (var sp), who died on 14 Aug 1896 at Stratton Workhouse, St Margaret, Highworth.

If it helps his wife - from whom I believe he was estranged - died on 23 Mar 1892 in Highworth and was buried on 28 Mar 1892 at Radbourne Cheney.

The reason for their estrangement, as far as I can work out, was a spell in HMP Portland for molesting their daughter and other "unmentionable" offences.

I suppose one of the questions I am asking is where would ex-prisoners and workhouse inhabitants be buried?

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Re: Burial of George Ballinger
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 November 19 12:29 GMT (UK) »

Stratton St Margaret (Main Parish Part 1) - OPC is Nigel Chalk


This website - has transcribed  burials at Stratton from 1850-1877 (although the heading states 1850-1899)

There are 68 burials of people from Stratton Union Workhouse


Under the heading (in this article) is

High & Swindon poor Law Union - Information on the Workhouse for Stratton St Margaret


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Re: Burial of George Ballinger
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 20 November 19 14:33 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for this - the website is interesting to say the least. However, it leaves my question of his burial unresolved as the list ends as you say at 1877.

the Wiltshire records on Ancestry don't help. His wife is there but not him as far as I can see.

Any other ideas?


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Re: Burial of George Ballinger
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 20 November 19 15:47 GMT (UK) »
What name is his death under only I can't see a registration for him in 1896  :-\

There are a couple of criminal register entries you may have seen from 1865 and 1880.

Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Burial of George Ballinger
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 20 November 19 15:55 GMT (UK) »
What name is his death under only I can't see a registration for him in 1896  :-\

There are a couple of criminal register entries you may have seen from 1865 and 1880.

George Bellinger  :)
Death Sep qtr 1896 
Bellinger    George   
age 71   
Highworth    5a   2
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Re: Burial of George Ballinger
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 20 November 19 16:04 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Rosie I was looking under Bal*  :-[
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Burial of George Ballinger
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 20 November 19 17:35 GMT (UK) »
In a cemetery? Radnor Street Cemetery in Swindon opened in 1881.

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Re: Burial of George Ballinger
« Reply #7 on: Monday 16 December 19 13:48 GMT (UK) »
This is still eluding me. I would welcome any suggestions.

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Re: Burial of George Ballinger
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 17 December 19 07:47 GMT (UK) »
There is a possibility that he was buried in the grounds of the workhouse,unmarked grave.
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