Issue 53

THE BALCHIN FAMILY NEWSLETTER Issue 53           January 2021   Contents   page A Balchin Manuscript Which is 450 Years Old (Part 1) – Sir Robert Balchin (Lord Lingfield) 5 How not to spell Balchin – Diana Beamish 8 Balchen Road in London and Balchen in Switzerland – Diana Beamish 14 What have you found? – […]

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Issue 52

THE BALCHIN FAMILY NEWSLETTER Issue 52           July 2020 Contents page Charles Balchin’s Record Drive to Brighton – Sir Robert Balchin (Lord Lingfield) 5 Charles Balchin 1828 – 1862 – Jenny Dixon 8 Who Was James Balchin? – Jenny Dixon 13 The Other Banstead Balchins – Jenny Dixon 14 Further descendants of my great-grandparents, Ann and […]

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Edmund Balchin Pistol Case Label

This beautifully presented label adorns an Edmund Balchin pistol case.  It proudly shows that Edmund Balchin was the successor to Esau Ackrill who was an established Gunmaker, c1813 in Market Place, Beverley. It also “advertises” his flair for invention as Patentee of Bomb Lances.  For more information on Edmund Balchin, his 12-Gauge Double Barrelled Shotgun […]

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Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and The Balchin Family Society, the owner and provider of this Website.  The Balchin Family Society takes the privacy of your data very seriously.  This privacy policy applies to use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you […]

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Issue 51

    THE BALCHIN FAMILY NEWSLETTER Issue 51           January 2020   Contents   page Adelaide Balchin and descendants – Diana Beamish 4 2019 Silver Anniversary Gathering – Diana Beamish Anne Rosemary Chapman – Mini Autobiography 18 20 Births, Marriages, Deaths and Congratulations 23 Website – Can anyone help? 24 Items for sale to Members – […]

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2019 – Silver Anniversary Gathering

New Place, Lingfield The gathering, taking the form of an afternoon tea by kind invitation of Lord and Lady Lingfield, took place in their garden at New Place in Lingfield in Surrey, on  Sunday 8th September, a lovely warm day. The tea (organised by Lady Lingfield, Dee Balchin, Tina Balchin and Rob Balchin) was scrumptious: […]

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CSM R. J. Balchin – Plaque

Wall plaque spotted at HQ F Coy. 7 Rifles (Davies St.) Drill Hall commemorating the Amalgamation of Queen Victoria’s Rifles and Queen Westminsters in 1961 with Company Sergeant Major R. J. Balchin as the Interim President. Queen Victoria’s Rifles – The 9th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles) was a Territorial Army […]

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Issue 50 – 25th ANNIVERSARY

THE BALCHIN FAMILY NEWSLETTER Issue 50           July 2019 THE BALCHIN FAMILY SOCIETY 25th ANNIVERSARY Contents   page Outings in 1994 – Diana Beamish 5 The Balchin Family Society Origins – Diana Beamish Our Norse Ancestors and Relations – Dr Paul N Balchin 6 8 HMS “Victory” in the news – Diana Beamish 11 Alfold Church […]

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