Name: JOHN LEWIS BALFOUR
Birth: 17 APR 1784 in Riga,Kurland,Latvia
Death: 4 OCT 1850
Burial: Grose Friedhof,Riga,Latvia
Change Date: 8 OCT 2011 at 09:51:11
(1) THE BALFOURS OF PILRIG, A History For The Family, by Barbara Balfour-Melville; T. and A. Constable, Edinburgh, 1907. See chart of descendants at back of the book.
(6) THE BALFOURS OF PILRIG, Printed for Private Circulation (1899).
(7) George and Ieva Hartwell, who translated information about the Padures estate from three Latvian websites,
http://www.pilis.lv/a_pnm/view.php?id=2152&prop_id=211 , and
http://www.vietas.lv/index.php?p=2&id=7609 , and
Information from these Latvian websites states that John Lewis Balfour, a Scottish nobleman and merchant in Riga, acquired ownership of the Padures estate in 1837; and the estate was owned by Alphons Balfour when he died, and later by his heirs. The current manor house was built at the edge of the parade courtyard facing the driveway after 1837 (apparently in the middle or latter part of the 19th century) in the late classical or empire style for John Balfour.
(8) D. Erik Seraphim.
(9) Tombstone of John Lewis Balfour, taken by Victor Minakhin in 2011.
COMMENTS BY RAY BALFOUR: The Padures estate was apparently the family estate for John Lewis Balfour and his descendants. George and Ieva Hartwell, who visited the estate in 2001, report that Alphons Balfour (1855-1920) and Edward Balfour (1859-1906) are buried in a cemetery on the estate, as are other Balfours in a line of pairs of graves to the left of the gate.
Father: JAMES BALFOUR b: 17 JAN 1748 in Edinburgh,Scotland
Mother: ANNA GERTRUDE HAATZ b: 1760 in Riga,Latvia
JULIANE WILHELMINE BARCLAY DE TOLLY b: 12 SEP 1793 in Riga,Kurland,Latvia
in Gut Paddern,Goldingen,Kurland,Latvia
- JAMES WILLIAM BALFOUR b: 23 JUL 1813 in Latvia
- MARY ANN BALFOUR b: 12 OCT 1815 in Probably Riga,Latvia
- JEANNET (JANET) MARGARET BALFOUR b: 9 JAN 1817 in Probably Riga,Latvia c: 25 MAR 1817 in Riga,Kurland,Latvia
- CHARLOTTE HELENE BALFOUR b: 9 AUG 1818 in Riga,Kurland,Latvia
- CHARLES EDWARD BALFOUR b: 3 JAN 1820 in Probably Latvia
- JULIE WILHELMINA (OR WILHELMINE JULIA) BALFOUR b: 13 APR 1821
- ELISABETH ALEXANDRA BALFOUR b: 10 AUG 1822 in Bilderlingshof,Riga,Kurland,Latvia
- CECILIA SOPHIA (OR SOPHIA CECILIA) BALFOUR b: 20 FEB 1824
- AUGUSTA MARIA BALFOUR b: 1 NOV 1826
- EMMA BALFOUR b: 4 JUL 1830
- JOHN ROBERT BALFOUR b: 4 OCT 1833
- CATHERINE MATHILDE (OR MATHILDE CATHARINE) BALFOUR b: 15 OCT 1835