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ARTHUR JAMES BALFOUR, 1ST EARL OF BALFOUR

 

1  Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

   b 25 Jul 1848, Whittingehame, East Lothian

   d 19 Mar 1930, Woking

 

Parents

 

2  James Maitland Balfour of Whittingehame, MP for Haddington district

   b 5 Jan 1820, Rockville

   d 23 Feb 1856, Funchal, Madeira

   m 15 Aug 1843, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

3  Blanche Mary Harriet Gascoyne-Cecil

   b 5 Mar 1825

   d 16 May 1872, Belgravia

 

Grandparents

 

4  James Balfour of Whittingehame, contractor for the British Navy and MP for Haddingtonshire

   b ca 1776, Scotland

   d 19 Apr 1845, Whittingehame

   m 19 Jan 1815, Dunbar

5  Eleanor Maitland

   b 3/4 Oct 1790, Stevenson House, Haddingtonshire

   d 23 May 1869, Newton Don, Berwickshire

6  James Brownlow William Gascoyne-Cecil, formerly Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Salisbury

   b 17 Apr 1791, Arlington Street

   d 12 Apr 1868, Hatfield, Hertfordshire

   m 2 Feb 1821, Mayfair

7  Frances Mary Gascoyne

   b 25 Jan 1802, Mayfair

   d 15 Oct 1839, Arlington Street

 

Great-grandparents

 

8  John Balfour of Balbirnie, Fife

   b 24 Jan 1739, Edinburgh

   d 15 Dec 1813, Balbirnie

   m 24 Jul 1771, Blanerne, Berwickshire

9  Mary Gordon

   b

   d 11 Mar 1820, Edinburgh

10 James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale

   b 26 Jan 1759, Ratho, Midlothian

   d 15 Sep 1839, Thirlestane Castle, Berwickshire

   m 15 Aug 1782, Walthamstow, Essex

11 Eleanor Todd

   bap 5 Aug 1762

   d 16 Sep 1856, Thirlestane Castle

12 James Cecil, 1st Marquess of Salisbury

   bap 1 Oct 1748, Hatfield

   d 13 Jun 1823, Hatfield

   m 2 Dec 1773, Lambeth Palace

13 Mary Amelia Hill

   b 16 Aug 1750, Dublin

   d 27 Nov 1835, Hatfield House

14 Bamber Gascoyne of Childwall Hall, Liverpool, Lancashire, MP for Liverpool

   b ca 1758

   d 17 Jan 1824, London

   m 24 Jul 1794, St. George, Hanover Square, Westminster

15 Sarah Bridget Frances Price

   b 20 Jul 1767, bap 15 Aug 1767, St. George, Hanover Square, Westminster

   d 11 Jul 1820, London

 

Great-great-grandparents

 

16 Robert Balfour, later Balfour-Ramsay, of Balbirnie, MP for Edinburghshire

   bap 19 Feb 1698, Markinch, Fife

   d 26 Jan 1766, Edinburgh

   m 2 Jun 1736, Edinburgh

17 Ann Ramsay

   b

   d

18 James Gordon of Ellon

   b

   d 1749

   m

19 Elizabeth Glen

   b

   d 7 Mar 1792, Edinburgh

20 James Maitland, 7th Earl of Lauderdale

   b 23 Jan 1718

   d 17 Aug 1789, Halton

   m 24 Apr 1749, Merton, Surrey

21 Mary Turner Lombe

   b ca 1734

   d 20 Jul 1789, Halton

22 Anthony Todd of Walthamstow, Essex, Secretary of the General Post Office

   bap 20 Feb 1718

   d 8 Jun 1798, Walthamstow

   m 18 Jul 1758, St. Mary Woolnoth, London

23 Anne Robinson

   b

   d 7 Aug 1765

24 James Cecil, 6th Earl of Salisbury

   b 20 Oct 1713, Hatfield

   bur 23 Sep 1780, Hatfield

   m 28 Jan 1744/45, Hatfield

25 Elizabeth Keet

   bap 15 Mar 1719/20, Canterbury Cathedral

   d 3 Feb 1776, Kensington

26 Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire

   b 30 May 1718, Fairford, Gloucestershire

   d 7 Oct 1793, Hillsborough, co. Down

   m 1 Mar 1747/48

27 Margaretta FitzGerald

   b 2 Jul 1729

   d 25 Jan 1766, Naples

28 Bamber Gascoyne of Bifrons, Barking, Essex, MP for Truro

   bap 22 Feb 1724/25, All Hallows Staining, London

   d 27 Oct 1791, Bath

   m 24 Jan 1757, Westminster Abbey

29 Mary Green

   b 1729

   d 8 May 1799, Childwall

30 Chase Price of Knighton, Radnorshire, MP for Radnorshire

   b ca 1731

   d 28 Jun 1777, London

   m 21 Mar 1766, St. George, Hanover Square, Westminster

31 Sarah Evelyn

   bap 9 Sep 1735, St. Peter, Cornhill

   d 19 Jan 1826, St. George, Hanover Square, Westminster

 

 

Sources

 

The Complete Peerage (second edition)

The Complete Baronetage

The Scots Peerage

The History of Parliament

The Dictionary of National Biography

Edward J. Davies, “The Balfours of Balbirnie and Whittingehame”, The Scottish Genealogist, 60(2013):84-90

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography

Blanche Elizabeth Campbell Dugdale, Arthur James Balfour (London, 1936)

Burke’s Peerage and Baronetage (106th edition)

Ronald Stewart-Brown, Isaac Greene, a Lancashire Lawyer of the 18th Century, with the Diary of Ireland Greene (Liverpool, 1921)

Carola Oman, The Gascoyne Heiress (London, 1968)

Max Egremont, Balfour: a life of Arthur James Balfour (London, 1980)

Sydney Henry Zebel, Balfour: a political biography (Cambridge, 1973)

Burke’s Peerage, 4th edition (1833)

Burke’s Landed Gentry, 18th edition

Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, vol. LIV

St. George, Hanover Square, parish register transcript (Harleian Society, registers series vol. 14)

The Gentleman’s Magazine

C.B. Norcliffe, Some Account of the Family of Robinson of the White House, Appleby, Westmoreland (London, 1874)

Helen Evelyn, The History of the Evelyn Family (London, 1915)

Kenneth Ellis, The Post Office in the Eighteenth Century (London, 1958)

Whittingehame parish registers

Dunbar parish registers

Canterbury Cathedral parish registers

St. George, Hanover Square, parish registers

St. Mary Woolnoth, London, parish registers

All Hallows Staining, London, parish registers

The Scots Magazine

The Chester Chronicle, 17 May 1799

The following issues of The Times:

   27 Jan 1824

   17 May 1872

   24 Apr 1845