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