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Origins and History

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"BALDERSTON, BALDERSTONE, BALDERTON. From the lands of Balderston in West Lothian, the tun of a man named Baldhere or Bealdhere. William de Baudrestone of the county of Linlescu rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 202). George Balderstone was burgess of Linlithgow in 1599 (Laing), and in 1634 Richard Balderstone was charged to appear as a witness in the same town (RFC., 2. ser. v, p. 644). William Baderstoune was a baxter in Falkirk in 1663 (Stirling), and the wife of James Baderstoun in Nidrie was charged with witchcraft in 1628 (RFC., 2. ser. n, p. 444). George Balderston late burgess of Edinburgh, 1731 (Guildry, p. 139). In the seventeenth century the name is also found in Edinburgh records as Balderstoune, Batherstoun, and Batherstain. Balderstoun 1536, Baldirstoun 1530 "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Balderston Family History

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