My name is John Barry Hawthorne & my mother was a Ballenden. Her great great grandfather was John Ballenden (1756).
According to my records John Ballenden, son of John & Sarah of the HBC died of wounds in New Zealand in 1862 during the Maori wars He was born on Nov 5th 1843 in Canada. His parents moved to Scotland in 1851..
The John Ballenden born in in 1833 who died in 1880 in St. Paul, Manitoba was the son of a James Ballenden & Mary Stevens & is not the son of John & Sarah.
I live in South Africa where there are hundreds of Ballenden descendants, all from Christopher Jobson Ballenden (grandson of JB 1756) who emigrated in 1859 .email@example.com