The nails strewn across
the shield (semy) are based on the armigerís ancestor John Ball,
baptised July 1, 1759, Westbury on Severn, Gloucestershire, the
illegitimate son of Sarah Ball of Castle Frome, Herefordshire. John
Ball was handed over to the London Foundling Hospital in July 20,
1759, re-baptised and given the name Thomas Globe.
Thomas Globe became a nailer (nail maker), settling in Wentworth,
Yorkshire. He married Sarah Sylvester on October 14, 1782. They had
eleven children, ten surviving to adulthood. It is from here the Globe
In the crest the ancient hull represents the Globe name crossing the
oceans to at least three continents. The armillary sphere is intended
as a pun on the name.