Ballard Genealogy and Heraldry


Ballard of Greenwich, Kent

& Southwell, Nottinghamshire

In the Herald's Visitation of co. Nottingham made in 1614 there is a pedigree of four generations, from Phillip Ballard of Greenwich, co. Kent, who had William of Southwell, co. Nottingham, who had Henry, of Southwell living 1614 with sons Thomas, William and Phillip. They were allowed the Arms: Sable a Griffin Ermine, and Crest, a Griffin's head and raised wings ermine. 

[College of Arms]


There is much speculation as to where Phillip fits with regard to the Kent family, if indeed any such link ever existed. Despite extensive research there is no evidence to make even a valid hypothesis let alone a definitive link.





Ballard (Greenwich, co. Kent & Southwell, co. Notts, Visitation of Notts 1614) Sable, a Griffin segreant ermine. Crest - A Griffin's head erased ermine. 

[Burkes General Armory]









A Griffin's head and wings, ermine, beaked gules. 

[Fairbairn's Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland] 



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