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date: 23 October 2019

Balleny, Johnlocked

(b. c. 1770, d. in or after 1842)
  • A. G. E. Jones
  • , revised by Elizabeth Baigent


Balleny, John (b.c. 1770, d. in or after 1842), merchant navy officer and Antarctic discoverer, was born c.1770 but nothing is known about his early life and education. He may have been a Londoner, brought up in the Newcastle coal trade. From 1798, when he was living in the parish of ...

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