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Some of this information is based upon research in progress and
and has not necessarily been proven or finalized.
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Hi, As a researcher who has spent 30 years investigating the medieval Ballard families (and by that I mean finding and transcribing source documents, analysing the evidence provided and establishing a probative pedigree) perhaps you will allow me to make a few observation on the published pedigree on your website? For the sake of clarity my comments are interleaved in red.
Birth: 1250 in Nottinghamshire, England
Children: Fulco Ballard born ~1294
I can find absolutely no references in any primary or secondary sources that a Fulco Ballard even lived in Nottinghamshire let alone that he was born there! It follows then that there is nothing proving that he had a son Fulco!
Fulco Ballard II
Birth: 1294 in Flemish
Death: 1346 in England
Again there is no evidence supporting this assertion concerning a Fulco born in Flanders (NB Flemish is the language spoken or collective noun for those born in Flanders). There is no evidence of a Fulco Ballard who died in England in 1346. There is no evidence of him having a son Fulco.
Fulco Ballard III
Birth: 1325 in Belgium or Sandhurst, Kent, England
Same as above. The generations above are at best a “fabrication”.
Birth: 1345 in England
Occupation: Chief Butler of Richard II
Gregory Ballard did indeed exist and ample evidence of him survives. He was not, however, born in 1345 and we cannot say when he was born exactly but since he died in 1415 and first came to notice in the State Papers as a yeoman of the Butlery in 1391 then he was probably born about 1370 but not much earlier. He did NOT have a son Gregory who married Katherine Gregory, he himself married Katherine Gregory.
Birth: 1370 in Courier of CP, Kent, England
Death: 4 OCT 1415 in Greenwich,Kent,England
Father: Gregory Ballard born 1345 in England
Spouse: Katherine Gregory
This is the same person identified above but I have no idea where Courier of CP, Kent is, do you? There is circumstantial evidence that Gregory was not born in Kent but Buckinghamshire. There is absolutely no evidence as to who Gregory’s father was. He did not die on 4 October 1415, that was the date on which he made his will but the IPM was not called until 18 October 1415. Gregory’s children are recorded in his will and his IPM and there is no Gregory George Ballard.
Gregory George Ballard
Birth: 1400-1430 in Chartham, Kent, England
Father: George Ballard
Thomas Ballard 1430-1467
No such person, this is a corruption of the information relevant to Gregory.
Gregory had sons Thomas and John Gregory there was no Roger.
Birth: 1430 in England ◄ interesting, so born 15 years after his father died? Actually nearer to 1394. - Paul Ballard
Father: Gregory George Ballard
Death: 1467 in Horton,,Kent,England ◄ it is documented that he died 18th August 1465 but we do not know where exactly. - Paul Ballard
birth: 1418 in Scadbury Park,Chislehurst,Kent,England
Father: Thomas Walsingham born 1396 in Scadbury Park,Chislehurst,Kent,England
Mother: Katherine Belhouse born 1386-1421
or Margaret BAMME born 1398 in Gillingham,,Kent,England
Married: 1450 in Chislehurst, Kent, England ◄ source for this please? I have never found any reference to a date or place.
Birth: 1517 in England
Father: ◄ no evidence exists to show who Phillip’s father was. (In fact no evidence exists that Phillip even existed!!)
Mother: Philipa Watsingham
Spouse: Joane Fitzwilliams
Joanna "Joane" Fitzwilliams
Birth: 1530 in Southwell,,Nottinghamshire,England
Father: Edward FITSWILLIAM born 1518 in Southwell,,Nottinghamshire,England
Mother: ELEANOR born 1511 in Grismond Castle,,Monmouthshire,Wales
Death: 1574 in Southwell,,Nottinghamshire,England
Married: 1539 in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England ◄ can you provide a source citation for this please I have been unable to find it?
George Ballard ◄ Where did the Marshall come from?
I have nearly 20 source references for William and in not one does it have William Marshall Ballard.
William Marshall Ballard b: 1550-57 in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, england
William Marshall Ballard
Birth: 1550-57 in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England
Father: Phillip Ballard
Mother: Joanna "Joane" Fitzwilliams
Death: 1605 in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England
Birth: 1558 in Welley England
Death: <1605 in Southwell,Nottingham,England
Children ◄ William Ballard had other children as well and the mother of his children was not Ann Lunn but Agnes Robinson.
If he in fact married Ann Lunn, and to date no marriage has been found, then it was after 1568.
Henry Ballard b: 1575 in England
Birth: ~1575 in St. Mary, Nottingham, England
Father: William Ballard b: 1550 in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England
Mother: Ann Lunn
Death: 1642 in England
Birth: ~1577 ◄ There is no Tenterton in Nottinghamshire this should be Testerton, Norfolk.
Death: 1637 in Southwell, Notts, England
Father: Thomas TOWNSEND born 1534 in Bracon Ash, England
Mother: Elizabeth Styles PERIENTE born 1536 in Digswell, Hertford, England
Marriage: ~1597-99 in England
Phillip Ballard b: 1597 in England
Elizabeth Ballard b: 1599 in England
Thomas Ballard b: 1600 in England married Anne Chesley born 1588 in England children Jane born ~1618
Catherine Ballard b: 1602
William Ballard b: AUG 1603 in Warwickshire, England ◄ no he was not! He was baptized 6 Sep 1603 in Southwell and buried 28 June 1619 in Southwell – so he IS NOT the progenitor of one of the MA lines!!