Posted By:Judith Robbins
Post Date:September 16, 2003 at 05:13:38
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Forum:Roxburghshire, Scotland Genealogy Forum
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Hello Ann,
In reply to your message I am a descendant of Walter Ballantyne and Margaret Riddell. Walter born Yair in 1806 died in 1891.He married Margaret -born 1802 in Wauchope on the 21st May 1831 in Selkirk. Margaret died in 1894.She was the daughter of John Riddell and Margaret Turnbull.
Their eldest son was James Ballantyne born 31-10-1831. James was a stonemason and came to Victoria Australia where he married a Jane Officer ( from Nth Ireland )at Batesford near Geelong Vic then moved to Ballarat Vic.. They are my great grandparents.

Have just sent for the death certificate of Margaret's brother William who was a witness at James and Jane's marriage.

A Riddell cousin who lives in Queensland has recently made contact with me.

I look forward to your reply.

Greetings Judith Victoria Australia.