Ballard Genealogy and Heraldry

Ballard Heirlooms

Ballard related manuscripts, registers, bibles etc in private hands and some of 

which may be available for purchase.

Many Ballard researchers, myself included, have been fortunate enough to have had documents or other items "passed down" in the family or have actively searched them out and purchased them. If you have an "heirloom" that you would like to share with the Ballard community please get in touch and I will feature it here. In the interests of security I will not say where it is held - just in case one of you really does have the family jewels and no burglar alarm! Also, some people have Ballard material that is not related to their line and which they are prepared to offer to other Ballard researchers at a fair price.

Family Registers & Bibles

Do you have a Family Register or Bible that you want to share with other researhcers? It could be digitised and made into an eBook.

Manuscripts

Indenture Good Farm Tenterden 1720 John and Margaret Ballard A vellum indenture dated 1720 for the purchase of Goods Farm in Tenterden, Kent by John & Margaret Ballard from Edward & Ann Spiller of Battle, Sussex.
Ballard Indenture 1766 A vellum indenture dated 1760 between Rev Edward Ballard DD vicar of old Windsor, Robert Ballard of Southampton merchant and Charles Taylor Ballard druggist of Southampton of the first part, Charles Ballard of old Windsor gentleman son & heir of the said Charles Taylor Ballard of the second part and Robert Ballard the younger of Southampton Merchant of the third part.

Available to Purchase

Other Items

Pocket Watch 1827 Made by Joseph Ballard A gentleman's silver pair cased fuseé pocket watch, key wound and key set, made by Joseph Ballard of Lamberhurst, Kent and hallmarked London 1827.

William Ballard Pocket Watch William Ballard Pocket Watch

William Ballard Pocket Watch William Ballad Pocket Watch

 An early, unsigned, cylinder escapement movement pocket watch made by William Ballard of Cranbrook around 1835. William was the father of Joseph whose watch is shown above. The inner cuvette is signed 'W Ballard Cranbrook'. The case measures 42mm diameter (not including the bow). The Guilloche style white metal dial has gold Roman numerals with a central floral engraved motif and has the original blued steel hands.

Funeral Card Ann Maria Elizabeth Ballard

Funeral Card Ann Maria Elizabeth Ballard

Funeral card for Ann Maria Elizabeth Ballard neé Newey born 1856 Birmingham, Warwickshire. She was married to James Ballard, born 1866 Belgrave, Leicestershire.

Available to purchase.

 

Livery Button of Dr Thomas Ballard 1862

An original Victorian button manufactured by Thomas Harding & Sons, a button and trimming manufacturer of 108 Regent Street, London. The original Die Index, salvaged from a rubbish skip during the 1960’s by a worker at a button & badge factory, shows item 653 for Dr Ballard of Edgware Road manufactured on 5th November 1862. The button is 25mm in diameter.

These can only have been for Dr Thomas Ballard of 10 Southwick Place, Hyde Park Square which is just off the Edgware Road. He practised 1844-1874 and was married to Hannah Sophia nee Parker.
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