Peter Ballantine

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Peter Ballantine
Born (1791-11-16)November 16, 1791
Dundee, Scotland, UK
Died January 23, 1883(1883-01-23) (aged 91)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Known for P. Ballantine and Sons Brewing Company
Spouse(s) Julia Wilson (1796-1868)
Children Peter Hood Ballantine (1831-1882)
John Holme Ballantine (1834-1895)
Robert Francis Ballantine (1836-1905)
Relatives Peter Hood Ballantine Frelinghuysen, Jr.

Peter Ballantine (November 16, 1791 – January 23, 1883) was the founder of Patterson & Ballantine Brewing Company in 1840 in Newark, New Jersey, United States.


He was born on November 16, 1791, in Dundee, Scotland. He emigrated to Albany, New York, in 1820 and learned brewing. By 1830 he had established his own brewery there. In 1840 he moved to Newark, New Jersey, and partnered with Erastus Patterson, and leased the old High Street Brewery that had been built in 1805 by John R. Cumming. In 1845, Ballantine pulled out of the partnership, and, five years later, built his own brewery on the Passaic River and in 1857 took on his sons as partners.[1]


Ballantine married Julia Wilson (April 9, 1796 - June 7, 1868), daughter of David Wilson and Abigail Gillespie, of Troy, New York, and they had the following children:

  • Peter Hood Ballantine (1831-1882), who married Isabella L. Linen (1835-?).
  • John Holme Ballantine (1834-1895), who married Jeannette Boyd (1838-1919).[2]
  • Robert Francis Ballantine (1836-1905), who married Anna Elizabeth Brown (1838-1926) of New Jersey.[3] All the children were born in Albany, New York.

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Peter Ballantine died in 1883 in Newark, New Jersey, aged 91 after three weeks of bronchitis. He was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Peter Ballantine obituary". New York Times. January 24, 1883. Retrieved 2008-06-29. Peter Ballantine, of the firm of Ballantine Sons, one of the best-known brewers and maltsters in the country, died yesterday morning at his home in Newark, New Jersey... 
  2. ^ "John H. Ballantine" (PDF). New York Times. April 28, 1895. Retrieved 2008-07-01. John H. Ballantine, of the firms of Ballantine & Sons ... 
  3. ^ "Mrs. Anna E. Ballantine. Prominent Resident of Newark, N.J., Dies in Her 89th Year." New York Times. November 13, 1926. Retrieved 2008-07-01. Anna Elizabeth Ballantine, 88 years old, a well-known resident of Newark, N.J., died yesterday in her home at 37 Washington Street...