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Balston family page


The marriage certificate of Bertha Austin and John Williams in 1907. Bertha was baptised Bertha Mabel Balston in Jersey in 1881, but after they moved to Wales, her father appears to have adopted his second forename, Austin, as the family name between 1891 and 1901

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Origins of surname

This family is believed to have been named after a lost village of the same name, probably in Devon, because of the numbers found in that county. It is said to be a corruption of Beald's valley or settlement (tun).

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey records in 1849.


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Family trees


Births and baptisms


Balston family members who served in World War 1

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

Sons of Thomas and Marie Rose Loyer


Occupation records


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Balston family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Balston : George Charles Henry , of Osborne House, First Tower, St Helier - 01/Feb/1968 , 19/Nov/1969 , D/Y/B1/138/38
  • Balston : Georgina Jane , widow of Walter Charles Camp, of 3, Beaufort Square, Greve d'Azette, St Clement - 08/Feb/1968 , 08/Feb/1968 , D/Y/B1/116/29
  • Balston : Lilian Jane , nee Bond, of Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa - 21/May/1953 , 22/Jul/1963 , D/Y/B1/75/23


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Family gravestones

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