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1787 Birth of daughter, Elizabeth
1789 Birth of son, William
1790 Birth of daughter, Mary Ann
1795 Birth of son, Joseph
1799 Thomas Beach handed over his scale-making business to Joseph Balden
1801 Birth of daughter, Sarah
1804 Birth of son, Samuel
1813 Died; buried in Kings Norton, Saint Nicolas Churchyard; his children were William Balden and Sarah Balden.. Balden died intestate, leaving two young sons. The elder son, failing to keep the business going, conveyed his estate to his cousin and brother-in-law, William Avery.