was born in London in 1721, the third child of Richard Balchen and Martha Hitchcock.
She was baptized on 26 April at St. Mary Aldermary, London.
married John Man on 26 February 1746/7 at
Holy Trinity Church, The Minories, London. (Their
marriage license has been found.)
in October 1798, at her youngest son's (James) home at Kings
Row, Walworth Common, Surrey, and she was buried at St Mary Matfellon, Whitechapel, Middlesex
(right) on 23 October 1798. |
[References: Baptism at St Mary Aldermary FHL Film No. 0374484 and buried at Whitechapel - FHL Film # 00944712.]
St Mary Matfellon was pulled down in the 1800's and rebuilt. The picture here is that of the old church where Mary (Balchen) Man was buried.
This page leads to the pages of three other families: Balchen, Cumberland (Mary's sister Elizabeth having married George Cumberland), and Craddock (Susannah Craddock being Mary's grandmother). Mary Balchen is described by Clementina Black in her book 'The Cumberland Letters' as a difficult and cantankerous woman. She was an object of frustration for the Cumberland brothers (Richard and George) who needed their aunt Mary Man to agree to the release of various trust monies. For more details see the Man- Cumberland - Balchen Letters.