BALLENDEN

 

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BALLENDEN

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He may have been the William Ballenden of Aikerness who was married to Margaret Stewart and whose estate was wound up in 1681; and was almost certainly descended from Patrick Ballenden of Stenness, the son of Thomas Ballenden of Auchinoule (near Selkirk in Scotland?) who was appointed in 1535 as a judge in the Court of Session by James V of Scotland. Patrick was made Sheriff of Orkney, obtained grants of church land, and was appointed Provost (chief magistrate) of Kirkwall in 1565. The Ballenden family was prominent in Orkney for 200 years, and although designated as of Stenness, lived at Aikerness in Evie, both on the Orkney mainland.

Two sons are known: William who wrote his will at Aikerness in 1694, in which he identified two sons and two daughters; and Patrick (qv).

Additional sources:
Registration of Testament Dative and Inventory of William Ballenden in Aikerness dated 18-4-1681, Orkney and Shetland Commissary Court. ScotlandsPeople ref CC17/2/11
J Storer Clouston (Editor) Records of the Earldom of Orkney, 1299-1614. Scottish History Society, Series 2 Vol 7. Edinburgh 1914

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Ballenden married.

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