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1706 ca1755, Jun
an English antiquary and biographer, the author of Memoirs of British Ladies (1752). This quarto volume was published by subscription, and dedicated to Sarah Talbot of Kineton, the wife of the clergyman William Talbot of Kineton who had helped him receive patronage as a young man, and Mary Delany. The first woman treated by Ballard's Memoirs was Juliana of Norwich; the last was Constantia Grierson (1704/5–1732). Ballard left a large manuscript collection, and his substantial correspondence, to the Bodleian.
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