I am Paul Alexander Ballenden [born 1975], my brother and sister are Matthew John and Kathryn Anne, my father is Benadict John Ballenden[about 1950] (aka Finn Ballenden). My whole family, including my parents, were born and raised in South Africa and sitill live there in Johannesburg. I recently moved to the US.
(My mom is Toni ann Ballenden, only daughter to Audrey Beerman and Rudy Beerman, changed from Berman after escaping Germany during WWII, being of Jewish decent.)
My Dads brothers are Christian John[about 1940] and Adrian John[about 1942] (now deceased), both immigrated to Australia (from South Aftica) in the 80's. Chris has 3 children, James John, Annie and Nicole. Adie had two kids, Geoffrey John and Mia.
My father's father is John Ballenden[I would guess 1920's] and I believe he still lives in Australia. He abruptly left South Africa soon after returning from WWII (if memory serves) leaving his 3 sons and wife 'Angie' to grow up without there father/husband. It is my understanding that all the male decendants of this John Ballenden carry the name John (except me) in honor of his father John Ballenden.
Unfortunately I know nothing about him but I'm sure my father does...
I hope this helps.