50. Isaac BALLINGER
was born on 10 Jan 1806 in Hereford Town, Herefordshire, England1. He was baptised on 13 Apr 1806 in
St. Owen, Hereford1. He died on 23 Jun 1896 in Hereford,
His occupation has been recorded as :-
Pigot's Directory of Hereford in 1835 - listed under 'Perfumers and Hairdressers'
Barber (1841, 1851 Census)
Barber & Hairdresser (1861 Census)
Hairdresser (1871 Census, 2nd Marriage 1878, Death Cert. 1896, Daughter Elizabeth's Birth Certificate 1839 and her Marriage Certificate 1869)
Annuitant (1881 Census)
Recorded addresses :-
Tupsley, Hereford (Marriage 1825)
Wye Bridge St, Hereford St Nicholas (Pigot's Directory 1835, Census 1841, 1851)
37 Bridge St, Hereford St. Nicholas (1861 Census)
Little Berrington St, Hereford St. Nicholas (1871 Census, 2nd Marriage 1878)
65 Almshouses, Hereford All Saints (1881 & 1891 Census)
Price's Hospital, Whitecross St, Hereford (Street, Court & Passage Directory
Whitecross St, Hereford (Death Certificate 1896)
The knowledge that Isaac was a hairdresser had survived in family lore. His g-g-grandaughter
Margaret Parker (1925) said that her father Harry Parker (1895) had a pair of
Isaac's scissors and Margaret remembers cutting things with them as a child and
was always told that they were "proper" hairdressing scissors. Her
father Harry also used to tell an old family joke about Isaac that either went
"Isaac was a Tory who would never make a wig for a Whig" or
"Isaac was a Whig who would only make a wig for a Whig"
Margaret cannot remember which way around the joke was.
(NB Whigs and Tories were opposing parties in UK politics)
Isaac's son Edwin was a trouble to his parents :-
Hereford Times - Sat 25 Jul 1863
The Sorrow of his Father
Ballinger, 22 years of age, of Bridge Street in this city, was charged
with stealing a family bible, the property of his father. When the
father made his appearance in the witness box, tremulous with emotion,
the prisoner said if he would not press the case against him he would at
once go on board a man-of-war ship, and give him no more trouble. The
presecutor said that that was an old story; his son had gone into the
army and come back only to annoy him, and he did not know what to do
with him; he had forgiven him several times, but nothing in the house or
garden was safe, and he must be protected. The prisoner, who is a strong
young man, able to earn an honets livelihood if he would but work,
pleadingly asked his father to forgive him, and not press the case
against him, and he would at once leave the city and should be seen no
more. Mr. Ballinger reproached him with having cxaused his parents
endless sorrow; everything had been done for him that could be done and
yet he became worse. The Bench said that it was an exeedingly painful
case, and they were sorry to see Mr. Ballinger placed in such a
position; but after what the son had said, did he wish to press the
case? Mr. Ballinger, after some hesitation, said he would not press the
case against his son. The Bench told the prisoner that his position was
a disgraceful one; but the father having declined to press the case, he
was discharged on condition that he left the city.
He was married to Mary Ann BAUGHAN on 10 Oct 1825 in the Parish of Hampton Bishop,
Herefordshire1. Note that on the marriage entry both were shown as "of the township of Tupsley
in this Parish". Tupsley was a small village on the outskirts of Hereford, but within the
Parish boundaries of Hampton Bishop, a nearby village.
Isaac was married for a second time to Mary Ann BARTER (widow nee Philips) on the
24 June 1878,
St. Nicholas, Hereford2. When I was first conducting research on Isaac without knowledge of this
second marriage, I initially interpreted his second wife's birth details in the 1881 census as
those of his first wife, both having the same first names.
1st wife. Mary Ann BAUGHAN was born about 1805/1809. She died on 6 Jan
Hereford Journal - Sat 17 Jan 1863 - Death Notices
BALLINGER - Jan.
6, Mary, wife of Mr. Isaac Ballinger, hair dresser, of this city, aged
59 years, much regretted by her family and friends.
No further information is known about Mary or the Baughan ancestry.
Henry BALLINGER was born on 31 Dec 1826 in Hereford, Herefordshire.
Harriet BALLINGER was born on 1 Feb 1829 in Hereford, Herefordshire.
Local News - Wed 28 June 1848 - Marriage notices.
June 20, at the parish church of St. Mark, Old Street, London, Mr.
Thomas Francis Guy, son of Mr. T. B. Guy,
late of Bacton, in this county, to Harriet, eldest daughter of Mr. Isaac
Ballinger, hair dresser, of this city.
Ellen BALLINGER was born about 1831.
Mary Jane BALLINGER was born on 28 Jul 1833 in Hereford, Herefordshire.
Isaac BALLINGER was born on 27 Sep 1834 in Hereford, Herefordshire.
Edwin BALLINGER was born on 24 Aug 1836 in Hereford, Herefordshire.
Elizabeth BALLINGER was born on 10 Jul 1839 in Hereford,
Herefordshire. She was christened on 1 December 1839 in
St. Nicholas, Hereford. She died on 24 Dec 1918 and was buried on 30 Dec 1918 in Virginia Water, Surrey.
1. Parish Register - locations as stated in text above.
2. Isaac's 2nd Marriage Certificate -
3. Isaac's Death Certificate - 1891, Jun Q, Hereford, 6a-319.
4. Mary's (1st wife) Death Certificate - 1863, Mar Q, Hereford, 6a-379.
5. Mary's (2nd wife) Death Certificate -
Census returns :-
1851 - HO107/1978/f.184/p.20
1861 - RG9/1821/f.39/p.13
1871 - RG10/2699/f.72/p.11
1881 - RG11/2593/f.120/p.32
1891 - RG12/2061/f.101/p.21