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"BALMAIN. Of local or territorial origin from the lands of Balmain in the parish of Fettercairn, Kincardineshire. The place name is from the Gaelic Baile meadhon,' middle town," and the surname if Englished would be " Middleton. From the scant references in record to this name it is probable that the family became extinct in the main line or that they parted with their patrimonial estate at an early period. In 1553 Patrik Balmefi took the part of 'ye mekle devill' in a mediaeval play in Perth (Mill, Plays, p. 273), Jon Balmayne received payment of his fee in 1599 (Fordett, p. 103), John Balmaine in Leitchill is in record in 1654 (DPD., i, p. 152), and Malcolm Balmean in Hiltoun of Maler was juror on an inquest held at Perth in 1680 (Oliphants, p. 276). The town of Balmain, Sydney, N. S. Welsh, was founded by Dr. Balmain, a retired surgeon of the Royal Navy. The lands of Balmain were acquired at an early date by the Ramsays. The English surname Balmain is of quite different origin. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Balmain Family History

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