Personal information about George Balding

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   George Balding
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   16 December 1874
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
Burial register information:
Book number: 1868
Page number: 110
Record number: 3280
Official at burial:
   The Rev'd Henry J T Meara, Curate.
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  George BALDING
  10 December 1874
  Headstone and kerbstones
  Limestone with engraved text
  From top of headstone: Sacred to the Memory of/ George Balding/ who died Dec. 10th. 1874/ in the 64th. Year of his age. Also In Loving Memory of/ Elizabeth Balding/ wife of the above/ who died March 5th. 1881/ aged 71 years. / "My Presence shall go with thee and/ I will give thee rest. Ex.23,14. "Thy will be done."
  07 May 2013
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Elizabeth BALDING



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

George and Elizabeth Balding
Article source:    D Clow
Date of source:    18 January 2022
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George was the son of William Balding (born Newbury 1787, died Bradfield 1849) and Mary (born 1786 Speen, died 1859 Padworth)

He had 8 siblings all born in Padworth

He m. Elizabeth Mary Wilkins on 28 May 1854 at st Giles in Reading.

They had 6 children

William born 1836

Ellen born 1838

Henry born 1839

Edwin born 1847  -  1910

Richard Thomas  born 1849

In 1851 aged 41 he was the innkeeper of the “Hare and Hounds” in Beenham.  On 27th Feb. 1858 he took over as innkeeper of the Blackboys (the previous tenant a Benjamin Baker having become bankrupt). In 1861c. an innkeeper in Bartholomew St., Newbury and in 1871c innkeeper of the Blackboys Inn, Bartholomew St., Newbury.  His wife Elizabeth continued with the licence when George died in 1874 and on her death in 1881 the licence was transferred to Sarah Balding as executor.  In 1882 Samuel Sayers took over the licence.

NB  The Blackboys  (63 Bartholomew St.) is the last building on the left , going north before the railway bridge.  The wording can still be made out.  Built in 1850 as a railway hotel when the railway arived in 1847 it replaced an earlier Blackboys on the other side of the road which was demolished to make way for the railway line.  The Blackboys , a H & G Simonds pub, closed in 1955.

He died 10 Dec. 1874 and Elizabeth died 5 March 1881 aged 71

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