Balston family page
The 1856 St Peter record of the baptism of William Balston, son of Thomas and Mary Ann
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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).
The name first appears in Jersey records in 1849.
Births and baptisms
Balston family members who served in World War 1
- Lewis Alfred Balston (1888-1916) Private, East Surrey Regiment
- Thomas William Balston (1884- )(St P) Private, Hampshire Regiment, ex-RMIJ, wounded
- George Charles Henry Balston (1858- ) husband of Mary Piquet, Private, Machine Gun Corps, ex-RMIJ
- Clarence Albert Balston (1898-1955) (St H) son of Albert Henry and Matilda Roach, Private, Machine Gun Corps (first cousin of above)
- William Thomas Balston (1887- ) (St L) son of William Thomas and Helen Maud Private, London Regiment, wounded (uncle of above)
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