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Maxwell Balfour

Male 1875 - 1914  (39 years)



  • Name Maxwell Balfour  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Max" 
    Birth 1875  Valparaiso, Chile Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3, 4, 5
    • son of James Robert Balfour and Rachel Ogilvie [Ogilvie Godfrey family tree]
    Residence Apr 1881  11 Miles Rd, Clifton Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • with grandmother Annie Ogilvie, widow, age 57 b Dundee, & family
    Education abt 1890  Clifton College Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Education abt 1895  New College, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Military Service abt 1900 - 1902  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location ; City Imperial Volunteers  [6, 7
    • He began military service in 1899 in the Boer War serving in the C.I.V. with friends Lionel Hichens and Lionel Curtis. [Ogilvie Turner family tree]
    • Lionel Hichens, Lionel Curtis, and the late Maxwell Balfour joined the C.I.V. from New College in January, 1900,as members of the Inns of Court Cyclist Section -- I believe the first cyclist unit that ever served oversea with a Regular infantry brigade. This unit served as despatch riders to Lord Kitchener when, after the fall of Bloemfontein, he led a force against rebels in the north-west of Cape Colony. [from An appreciation of Lionel Hitchens, L.C.G.-W., The Times, 28 Oct 1940]
    Occupation Mar 1901  Painter  [3
    • In 1902 Max designed a stained-glass window for St. Andrew's Church, Alfriston, East Sussex. The window, depicting St. Christopher, is located in the chancel. [Ogilvie Turner family tree]
    Residence Mar 1901  118 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 8
    • next door to Turner's studio
    Marriage abt May 1904  Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [9, 10
    Nina Mary Joachim,   b. abt Aug 1876, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1928, 85 Bedford Gardens, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1914  Thurlow House, Golf Rd, Felixtowe Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Death 03 Sep 1914  Newlands House, Tooting Bec Rd, Tooting Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 11
    Probate 02 Jan 1915  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 17,500 7s. 9d.  [11
    • Balfour Maxwell of Thurlow House Golf-road Felixtowe Suffolk died 3 September 1914 at Newlands House Tooting Bec-road Tooting Surrey Probate London 2 January to Harold Henry Joachim [brother-in-law] fellow of Merton College Robert Martin Holland banker and Owen Fleming architect. Effects 17500 7s. 9d. [NPC]
    Person ID I3466  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 18 Dec 2014 

    Family Nina Mary Joachim,   b. abt Aug 1876, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1928, 85 Bedford Gardens, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Marriage abt May 1904  Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [9, 10
    Notes 
    • Son Lionel Maxwell Joachim Balfour, b 1906, d 1973. He was an aviation pioneer in the 1930s. His company (Portsmouth, Southsea and Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd.) ran the 'Spithead Express' air ferry service, which operated from Ryde Airport, 1932-1939. It also developed the 'Portsmouth Aerocar', exhibited at the 1947 SBAC Show held at Radlett, but never put into production.
    Children 
     1. Rachel Ellen Julia Balfour,   b. 02 May 1907, Chelsea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Nov 1992, Abbey Nursing Home, Amesbury Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 02 May 2010 
    Family ID F0972  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1875 - Valparaiso, Chile Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 11 Miles Rd, Clifton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1890 - Clifton College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1895 - New College, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - City Imperial Volunteers - abt 1900 - 1902 - South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 118 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - abt May 1904 - Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - abt May 1904 - Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1914 - Thurlow House, Golf Rd, Felixtowe Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 03 Sep 1914 - Newlands House, Tooting Bec Rd, Tooting Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 17,500 7s. 9d. - 02 Jan 1915 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Ogilvie Godfrey Family Tree, 02 May 2010.

    2. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 12 Aug 1931.
      dau Rachel

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 39 b Chile

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 7 b Valparaiso

    5. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Wandsworth, 3Q1914.
      age 39

    6. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Ogilvie Godfrey Family Tree.

    7. [S05] The Times, 28 Oct 1940.

    8. [S38] City & County Directories, Post Office Directories, 1902.

    9. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kensington, 2Q1904.
      Maxwell Balfour = Nina Mary Joachim

    10. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 6 yrs

    11. [S14] National Probate Calendar.