A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

The Balfe Chalice 1793

To download this short article in which Richard Barton investigates the Balfe Chalice please press the link below:

3 comments on “The Balfe Chalice 1793

  1. kethuprofumo
    January 29, 2021

    Thank you, dear Richard! What a precious post!

  2. John Falvey
    April 29, 2021

    William and Elenor Balfe lived at Heathfield in county Roscommon. He died in 1804 and she died in 1816. He is to be found in Burke’s Landed Gentry of 1912, though they say his wife is Jane. I suspect that Jane was his mother in law Jane Fallon.

  3. btsarnia
    April 29, 2021

    Thank you so much John. Any further information would be much appreciated. I believe Eleonora is linked to the name Nora which can be an equivalent of Jane. I also see that the family is linked to the Chichesters, a devout Catholic family at Calverleigh Court in Devon. The chalice could have passed to the Chichesters who, in turn, may have passed it on to the Bishop of Clifton. Kindest regards Richard

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