J. G. Ballard

James Graham Ballard (1930 - 2009)

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James Graham (J. G.) Ballard
Born in Shanghai International Settlement, Chinamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of [private wife (1930s - 1960s)]
Father of [private daughter (1950s - unknown)]
Died in London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Nov 2014 | Last significant change: 8 Nov 2018
16:57: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for J. G. Ballard. [Thank Nicolas for this]
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J. G. Ballard is Notable.


James Graham Ballard was born 15 November 1930 in General Hospital, Shanghai International Settlement, China.


Husband: James Graham Ballard
Wife: Helen Mary Nance Mathews
Child: Beatrice Ballard
Date: 26 SEP 1955
Place: Notting Hill, Kensington, London, Middlesex, England[1]
Husband: James Ballard
Wife: Edna Johnstone
Child: James Graham Ballard
Date: DEC 1929
Place: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England[2]
Type: Event-Misc
Date: 1930
Place: St John's, New Brunswick, Canada
Note: recorded in BT27 as travelling from Liverpool to Canada.
Type: Event-Misc
Date: 17 OCT 1934
Place: Shanghai, China
Note: Ranpura; departed London 17 October 1934 bound for Yokohama,Japan
Disembarking at Shanghai:-
Ballard James, aged 32, of 158 Redlam, Blackburn; Works Manager future permanent residence in China
Ballard; Edna; aged 28, of same address, future permanent residence in China
Ballard James, aged 3, same address, future permanent residence in China


  1. Source: #S275 Page: James G Ballard; Spouse Surname: Matthews; Sep Qtr 1955; Kensington; Volume Number: 5c Page Number: 2748
  2. Source: #S275 Page: James Ballard; Spouse Surname: Johnstone; Dec Qtr 1929; West Bromwich; Volume Number: 6b Page Number: 1777

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On 20 Nov 2014 at 18:59 GMT Paul Ballard wrote:

Ballard-3332 and Ballard-3327 appear to represent the same person because: I have added the pedigree of J G Ballard as far as it is currently known. Can you agree to the merge please to bring it all together.

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