"Francis Balcoin was as evil as they come. He passed his dark power from generation to generation. To my father, to me."
―Pandora Lockhart about her ancestor.[src]

Francis Balcoin was also an extremely powerful witch, and probably the first to use Dark Magic. He was the father of E. Blackwell and the ancestor of Pandora Lockhart and of two other children of John Lockhart.

Francis was a member of the Lochwell/Lockhart Family.