from ancient times.
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During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Balrich occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Baldrick, Baldred, Baldridge, Balrich, Baldrey and many more.
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Thomas Baldry (c.1481-1524), English politician, Member of Parliament for Ipswich in 1504, 1512 and 1515; Edmund Boldero (1608-1679), an English royalist... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Balrich Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Balrich, or a spelling variation of the surname include: James Baldridge who settled in Maryland in 1634; Thomas Baldridge settled in Maryland in 1634. This family later enjoyed the distinction of being one of the distinguished families of the U.S.A..