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Arthur Balmforth

Male 1927 - 2005  (78 years)


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  • Name Arthur Balmforth 
    Birth Registration Between 1 Jul 1927 and 30 Sep 1927  Bramley Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vol. 9b, p. 368 
    • Arthur Bramforth, mother maiden name Bernasconi, was born.
    Born 27 Jul 1927  Bramley Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Oct 2005  Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
      Name:       Arthur Balmforth
      Birth Date:       27 Jul 1927
      Date of Registration:       Oct 2005
      Age at Death:       78
      Registration district:       Leeds
      Inferred County:       Yorkshire
      Register Number:       B26C
      District and Subdistrict:       092/1B
      Entry Number:       200
    Notes 
    • From Janet Balmforth, May 2017:

      "My father Arthur Balmforth was born in Leeds to Arthur and Martha Balmforth; Martha surname was Bernisconi. Dad had 4 brothers John, Jimmy (James) Richard, and Fred (Fred was about 18 years old when he died) of cancer. His brothers lived into their 70s. His sisters were Katherine, Julia, Milly and Hannah. Hannah born 1913 died age 93! The rest lived into their 70s except Julia who was Jin her 50s. Auntie Hannah said to me other babies were born but died very very young.

      "I never knew Hughie Deary had two wives I just remember him coming to grandmother Hildas with a young woman when I was about 10 or 11. I know James (Jimmy) Deary never married. I last saw the 3 of them at my mums funeral in August 2000. I've no idea if Bernard is still alive, but he would be in his 90s by now. I've never met his wife or children or Hugh's children.

      "My sister Deborah and her husband William (BILLY) haven't any children although he has 2 by his first marriage. The info on my grandfather Joseph Downing is correct as far as I know and the dates of my dad's parents.

      "I'll sort out a few old photos I have and get get them scanned for free at my local library, it's only open part time though but should be able to do it next week. I just have to phone in advance to book the scanner as they only have one!

      "I've never married or had children.

      Many thanks for all the time and effort into researching the family tree! It's so interesting to read it all. I always knew grans nephew William Ridsdale was missing killed in action in 1945 but had no idea he was a Sargent in the Royal Artillery until I read it on the family tree. All my dad's brothers and sisters were born in Leeds as we're there children. My mum Margaret Balmforth was born in Leeds too. Dad's birthday was 27th July 1927. Mums was 16th March 1926. Anyway bye for now! If I have any more info will be in touch ."
    Person ID I6811  Ridsdale Families
    Last Modified 10 May 2017 

    Father Arthur Balmforth,   b. Between 1 Apr 1886 and 30 Jun 1886, Holbeck, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Jan 1949 and 31 Mar 1949, Leeds Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Martha Ann Bernasconi,   b. Between 1 Jan 1887 and 31 Mar 1887, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1 Oct 1949 and 31 Dec 1949, Leeds Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Marriage Registration Between 1 Oct 1905 and 31 Dec 1905  Leeds Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vol. 9b, p. 776 
    • Arthur Balmforth and Martha Ann Bernasconi were married.
    Married 6 Nov 1905  Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ancestry.com. West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935, Leeds, St. Peter, p. 111, #221 (1905)
      The marriage of Arthur Balmforth and Martha Ann Bernasconi was solemnized Sixth November 1905 at the Parish Church in the Parish of Leeds in the County of York after Banns by L. Beresford, Assistant Curate, in the Presence of James Bernasconi and Elizabeth Balmforth.

      Arthur, Bachelor age 19 of Recreation View, Holbeck, Coppersmith, was a son of Joseph Balmforth, Mechanic.

      Martha Ann, Spinster age 19 of Recreation View, Holbeck, was a daughter of James Bernasconi, Engineer.
    Family ID F2651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Downing,   b. 16 Mar 1926, Hunslet Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 2000, Leeds Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married Between 1 Apr 1950 and 30 Jun 1950  Leeds Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Registration Between 1 Apr 1950 and 30 Jun 1950  Leeds Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vol. 2c, p. 403 
    • Margaret Downing and Arthur Balmforth were married.
    Children 
     1. J.M. Balmforth
     2. D. Balmforth
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F2650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth Registration - Vol. 9b, p. 368 - Between 1 Jul 1927 and 30 Sep 1927 - Bramley Registration District, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jul 1927 - Bramley Registration District, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between 1 Apr 1950 and 30 Jun 1950 - Leeds Registration District, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Registration - Vol. 2c, p. 403 - Between 1 Apr 1950 and 30 Jun 1950 - Leeds Registration District, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Oct 2005 - Leeds, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Arthur Balmforth (1927-2005) in Uniform
    Arthur Balmforth (1927-2005) in Uniform
    Arthur Balmforth and Margaret Downing at Bridlington
    Arthur Balmforth and Margaret Downing at Bridlington
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