Captain Albert E Balchin MBE RA

There are a number of recipients of the Order of the British Empire in the Balchin Family and this article is about the medals which tell the story of one of them Albert E (probably Edward) Balchin who served in both the first and second World Wars. Albert Edward joined the Army as a Private […]

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Issue 55

THE BALCHIN FAMILY NEWSLETTER Issue 55           January 2022 Contents page Lockdown experiences – Diana Beamish 6 Balchin’s Victory & Cawdor Castle – Sir Robert Balchin (Lord Lingfield) 8 What have you found? – Diana Beamish 14 William and Louisa Balchin of Guildford and their family – Diana Beamish 15 Learning a new skill during lockdown […]

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Issue 54

THE BALCHIN FAMILY NEWSLETTER Issue 54           July 2021 Contents   page A Jewish Balchin – Sir Robert Balchin (Lord Lingfield) 5 Worshipful Brother Edmund Balchin – Gunmaker of Hull & other Masonic Balchins – Sir Robert Balchin (Lord Lingfield) 9 Edmund Balchin – Gunmaker of Hull A Pistol for sale in Munich – Sir Robert […]

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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 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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