John was born about 1634, the son of Robert Balderstone and Marion Gray. The place is not known.
His wife was Elisabeth Main, who he married on 5 OCT 1684 in Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland. Their only known child was Agnes (c1687-?).
|Christening||20 APR 1634||
|Occupation||Baxter [Baker], Deacon of the Corporation of Baxters|
!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ Old Parish Register Births & Baptisms
Date Surname Forename Parent Names Sex Parish City/County
20/04/1634 BALDERSTOUN JOHN ROBERT BALDERSTOUN/MARION GRAY U Linlithgow /WEST LOTHIAN
!Source: Laurena Grant. From her notes:
..., the marriage records  in BOTH Falkirk and Linlithgow for Agnes Balderston[e] and James Simpson state quite clearly that Agnes was the daughter of JOHN Balderston,...
I believe your Agnes Balderstone was the daughter of John Balderston and Elizabeth Main[e], baptised in Linlithgow on 27/MARCH/1687. Her parents John and Elizabeth married 5/Oct/1684 in Linlithgow.
David Balderston, Baxter, was baptised on 28/NOV/1667 [parents Robert Balderston - possibly the son of Robert Balderston and Marion Gray see below - and Elizabeth Balderston]. A witness to David's baptism in 1667 was a John Balderston. This could have been his uncle, also the son of Robert Balderston and Marion Gray.
20/04/1634 BALDERSTOUN JOHN ROBERT BALDERSTOUN/MARION GRAY FR274 U Linlithgow/WEST LOTHIAN 668/ 0010 0265
12/02/1639 BALDERSTOUN ROBERT ROBERT BALDERSTOUN/MARION GRAY FR324 U Linlithgow/WEST LOTHIAN 668/ 0010 0314
Unfortunately, there is not enough information in the above baptism records, or in John Balderston's marriage record to definitely confirm this family link. However, as John and David were both Baxter's, there is most probably a family connection.
As you will see, John Balderston had been a former Deacon of the
Corporation of Baxters. It is his occupation as well as name [unusual],
the place [Linlithgow], and also that he may possibly have been a
witness to the baptism of David that almost convinces me that he was
the uncle of my David Balderston. David Balderston [b.1667] was a
Baxter Burger, and his son David Balderston [b,1709] was Deacon of the
Corporation of Bakers in 1751!
However, the early baptismal records to not give sufficient information
for me [yet!] to make a positive connection. Unfortunately the
'marriage record' for John Balderston and Elizabeth Main is only a
record of payment so does not give any details - such as his
occupation, her father's name, witnesses etc. However, you can be
reassured that there was ONLY 1 marriage recorded in Linlithgow for a
John Balderston between 1553 and 1854! So as far as Agnes Balderston
[the e at the end of her name is a spelling error - it does not occur
in my line] is concerned - it is safe to say you have now got the right