'Ballard1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Ballard of Horton, Ballard of Wadhurst, Ballard of Wimeswould

Berry identifies the arms of this family as "Sa. a griffin, segreant, ermine". Nichols identifies them as "Sable, a griffin passant Ermine, ducally gorged Or".
Fulco Ballard (a 1347)
1. Sir George Ballard of Horton (near Canterbury, Kent (servant to Richard II who r. 1377-1399)
  A. George Ballard of Horton the first mentioned by Nichols
  i. Thomas Ballard of Horton, Sheriff of Kent (d 1466-7)
  m. Phelep Walsingham (dau of Thomas Walsingham of Chiselhurst)
  a. Robert Ballard of Horton (d 1500-1)
  Nichols shows this Robert (d 1498) as son of another Robert (by Elizabeth) son of George.
  m. Elizabeth
  (1) Clement Ballard of Horton (dvp 1494, 2nd son)
  m. Jone Draper (dau/coheir of William Draper alias Kelham of Greenwich)
  (A) Nicholas Ballard of Horton (dsp(m))
  m. Mary Scott (dau of Sir John Scott of Smede)
  (i) Elizabeth Ballard
  (B) Mary Ballard
  m. John Edwards of Davington
  (i) John Edwards of Davington
  m. _ Acamplant
  (a) Ann Edwards
  m. _ Beade
  (2) John Ballard of Lincoln
  m. Margaret Hussy or Hussey of Lincoln
  (A) John Ballard (dsp)
  (B) Thomas Ballard
  m. Jane Digby (dau of John Digby of Kettleby & Melton)
  (i) Edward Ballard of Winisall/Wimeswould, Leicestershire
  m. _ Noble of Leicester (heir)
  (a) William Ballard of Wimeswould
  m1. Isabell Oglethorpe (dau of Thomas Oglethorpe of Yorkshire)
  ((1)) Edward Ballard of Wimeswould
  m. Valentina Rolston (dau of Lancelot Rolston of Watnall Compeney)
  ((A))+ issue - Samuel, Thomas, Anne
  m2. Anne Hall of Goldaming (bur 1626)
  ((2)) Andrew Ballard of London
  m. Anne Lambert of Bansted
  ((A)) John Ballard
  ((3))+ other issue - David of London, George of Radcliffe
  (ii) Thomas Ballard of Lincoln
  (a) Elizabeth Ballard
  m. _ Clapham of Bedale
  (3)+ other issue - William (d youing), Robert mentioned by Nichols
  ii. Roger Ballard
  a. Peter Ballard
  m. _ Lewis (dau of Thomas Lewis of Sussex)
  (1) John Ballard
  (A) William Ballard
  (i) Henry Ballard
  (2) Thomas Ballard
  m. Alice Aynscombe of Surrey
  (A) Thomas Ballard
  m. Ellenor Weston (dau of Richard Weston of Lamberhurst)
  (i) Thomas Ballard of Wandsworth, Surrey
m. Ann Bussy (dau of Edmund Bussy of Hador)
  (B) Richard Ballard of Wadhurst, Sussex
  m. Martha Whiteild (dau/coheir of Thomas Whitfeild)
  (i) Thomas Ballard of Wadhurst
  m1. Mary Leveson (sister of Sir John Leveson of Cuckstone)
  (a) Elizabeth Ballard who married ...
  m. William Claget
  m2. Mary Spencer (dau/coheir of John Spencer, son of John of Castle Ashby)
  (b) Thomas Ballard of Wadhurst
  m. Ann Napper (dau of Sir Nathaniel Napper)
  (c) Martha Ballard
  m. Abraham Haynes of London
  (d)+ other issue - Richard, William
  (ii)+ other issue - Richard, Stephen

Main source(s): CountyGen (Sussex, Berry, p116) with some input/support from 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 3, part 1, 1800, 'Pedigree of Ballard of Wimeswould', p507)
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