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My grandmother was Gertrude Ward, married Maurice Georges and produced my mother, Anita Georges in 1905 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. She is reputed to be a music teacher at a local school; he was a Frenchman, from Alsace, and was certainly an 216;assistant headmaster217;.  This is literally all I have. I suspect Gertrude was born around 1888. I also suspect they split up immediately after the baby217;s birth; they gave her to a London couple who needed a child. I suspect money changed hands, as the couple and the baby immediately left for the Colonies. Very Victorian melodrama, from the sound of it.

Anyone out there with a surplus Gertrude?

Colin Laing, Calgary, Canada colin"at"colinlaing.com 19/12/2004



We are searching for relatives of our mother Annie May Ward born January
24,1930. Married David Munro Scullion. Immigrated to Canada and had three
children Lewis, Rita and Peter. 

She died November 2,1962.

Her parents were John William Ward and Ellen Victoria Alexander McGlasson.We understand she had a sister. Our family in 1951 lived in Darlington, England. Would be
thrilled to make contact with our moms relatives.David Scullion died
December 2,2004. Thank You for this website. Regards Rita Carrao. Please
make contact at rcarrao"at"shaw.ca 05/12/2004



I have hit a brick wall.

I am trying to find information about my GGF, William Henry WARD.

William was born in Masbrough, Rotherham, circa 1837-1839.

His wife Sarah Elizabeth HARRISON was born in Tipton, Staffs, 1835, daughter of Edward Harrison who was born 1841 in Tipton, Staffs and was found in the 1861 census living at Henley Grove, Kimberworth, Sarah Elizabeth being 26 years old, with her brothers & sisters Emma, Samuel, Theodore, Edward, Benjamin, Thomas & Eliza.

Due to my elusive GGF, I employed the services of a company to help find him.

The result being that he could not be found on the 1861 census. 

William and Sarah Elizabeth were found on the following census.

1891 census at 25 Midland Road, Kimberworth.

1881 census at 17 Wortley Road, Kimberworth.

1871 census at 9 New Zealand Yard, Bridgegate.

The only William Ward found on the 1861 census, at the right age of 22, is with his wife Hannah, also 22 who is listed as born in Dronfield

This is ref 3503/49B living at Oil Mill Fold.

I am hoping this is my GGF who may have married again.

Does anyone know this William and Hannah, and is there a possible link???????? 

I think Hannah's maiden name may be Wigley.

John Ward, ROTHERHAM. ward4ever"at"hotmail.com  20/11/2004



I'd be very grateful if you would put a request for information about Thorpe Salvin Wards on your message board.  The line looks like this at the moment

William Ward
b Bamburgh 1876 - m - Sarah Ellen (NeeStrickland)
Father Thomas Ward- m - Emma (Nee ?)
b Thorpe Salvin 1852         b. Goldthorpe 1850
Father Thomas Ward - m - Elizabeth (Nee ?)
b. Thorpe Salvin 1823        b. Woodsets 1825
Father Thomas Ward - m - Jane (Nee ?)
b. Thorpe Salvin 1797        b. 1806
Possible father Thomas Ward - m - Ann (Nee ?)
Shoemaker of Thorpe Salvin  died before 1841 census - m - Ann Ward b. 1766
Thanks, Elizabeth Taylor robert.taylor9077"at"ntlworld.com 20/11/2004



Hi John,  

I wonder if you know anything about the above co.
I have an account of a funeral of Mr E T Moore in 1914.  Amongst the mourners were 'Mr T W Ward (master cutler) and Mr Joseph Ward representing T W Ward Limited'.
I have looked on the Hallamshire Cutlers website but there is no T W Ward.  
Would you place this query on the message board.
Thank you, Sheila Beer sheilamarcel"at"smbeer.fsnet.co.uk 14/11/2004


NB  I have searched your web site a lot and it solved one of my biggest brick walls so thank you for setting it up.  My geography is appalling and I hadn't realised that Rotherham was so close to Sheffield - and I live in England!!!!!!!!!!!



My wife's family is Ward and we have traced her heritage back to 1815. Dec 8 1815 to be exact. Then a Thomas Ward married a Jane Lambe in Tadcaster. The children they have are as follows, James Ward June 01, 1816, Ann Ward June 09, 1818, Mary Ward October 25, 1820, Elizabeth Ward December 02, 1828, John Ward August 31, 1831, Hannah Ward October 22, 1833, and Alice Ward September 13, 1835. My wife line runs from James Ward June 01, 1816 to Bishop Ward November 30, 1844 to James Alfred Ward December 07, 1879 to James Henry Ward September 12, 1909. I am looking for information on any of the relatives of Thomas Ward, information on Thomas or his wife desparately wanting to know parentage of Thomas and/or Jane.
Chris cdunn000"at"sympatico.ca 14/11/2004



Hi, my name is William Ward. May I say that your site is an inspiration to all who take genealogy seriously. I was born in Vogler's Cove , Nova Scotia (near Lunenburg), I am working on my Ward Genealogy for 10 years now & am having trouble locating my Ward relations around 1800. I have a William & Elizabeth Ward living on a Ward's Island (Dublin Shore area) near the LaHave Islands, Lunenburg County around 1800, they had the following children, William,b-1819, Catherine,b-1821, Simeon Thomas, b-1823, Elizabeth,b-1825. I beleive they came from the Valley Wards' , I cannot make a connection with the William & Elizabeth Ward, who sailed on the ship, "Two Friends" which landed in Halifax in 1774. Later to settle in Beech Hill, Nova Scotia. However I am told of a William Ward who came from England and settled in the Horton area of Nova Scotia around the same time. Little research has been done on the Ward Family especially on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. If u could direct or help me in any way I would appreciate it very much. Thanking you very much, and keep up the good work.


God Bless, Bill & Lilah Ward blw33"at"esatlink.ca 14/11/2004 (updated 26/5/05)



Hi My name is Duncan Ward born 13/12/1942 in Huddersfield my parents were Ronald Ward born Huddersfield 1907 and Freda Gwendoline Bamforth born Almondbury 1916. Ronald's parents were George Thomas Ward and Ethel Thirkill G.T was born 1880 in Kirkheaton,Huddersfield. G.T's parents were Herbert Ward and Jane Shaw, Herbert was born 10 may 1851 in Ingbirchworth,Yorkshire and was Married in Huddersfield 13 April 1876 Herbert's parents were Thomas Ward and Ruth Hinchliff , Thomas was born 6 july 1821 and baptised in Penistone,Yorkshire 19 August 1921 and his parents were William Ward and Sarah Whiteley they were married in Penistone 9 July 1804 they are in the 1841 census for Ingbirchworth and Thomas and Ruth are in the 1851 census for Ingbirchworth.

It would seem I am the only Ward from the Ingbirchworth branch of Ward's who is doing family history as I can't find any others and I have searched High and Low. I know there are still some Ward's who live in Ingbirchworth, surely there are some Ingbirchworth Ward's out there who can give me information to expand my family tree
Best Regards
D. Ward    duncan_wd"at"hotmail.com 3/11/2004



Hi.  I'm searching for birth details of Elizabeth Ward, who married Allen Oldham in St George's, Shropshire, in 1878.  Elizabeth was born in about 1858 and her father was Thomas Ward of St George's, a charter master.  A later census says that Elizabeth was born in St George's but I can't find her birth info or anything about her mother.  Can you help?

Pauline Barratt, beaverbubble"at"xtra.co.nz 30/10/2004



I am looking for any info on Lydia WARD who was married in All Saints Church Rotherham 23 July 1844 to Henry Millington.

Lydia was from Rotherham. Henry from Sheffield
Lydia's father was Joseph WARD butcher.
Henry's father was Samuel Millington butcher.

Barry Millington bmgen"at"shaw.ca 30/10/2004



I am trying to trace Margaret (nee) Ward after losing touch in 1964 when I got married. She was from Newton-le-Willows in Yorkshire,

Her father was an undertaker. 

Margaret was a civilian teacher at RAF Wildenrath Forces School in Germany from about 1961 to 1964. 

I believe she did her teacher training in Hull in the fifties. 

If anyone has any clue to her whereabouts please e-mail me.

cjpettman"at"blueyonder.co.uk 24/10/2004



WARD's of Terrington St, Clenents, Norfolk.

Hi, I have just started tracing my family tree. I am looking for any information on WARDS born or living in the area of Terrington St Clements in Norfolk. I still have relatives living there who claim that the WARD family go back many generations and were farmers. As yet I have little info but will keep you posted.

If anyone can help, I would be really appreciative.
Claire March (nee Ward) claire"at"brianmarch.plus.com 24/9/2004



Martha WARD, Woolwich.

Congrats on excellent website. Sadly my gt grandmother Martha Ward, born Woolwich c 1839 was not among your cast of thousands. I am very keen to dioscover her parentage. Can anyone help, please.

Pauline Yarwood, Western Australia
jpyarwood"at"bigpond.com.au 24/9/2004



WARD's from Devon / Ireland ?

Hi, I'm looking for any connection to the Wards listed below.

Info from the 1881 census :

Michael Ward, b Ireland, 42 married to Isabella b Barnstaple, 40.

children - Michael T, 17, devonport, Frederick J 9 Devonport, Florence 6 Devonport

LIVING WITH Charlotte Ward, m, 60, b bidefore and Elizabeth Lenschan w, 41, Plymouth and Janetta lenschan 17 Devonport

Frederick John Ward married Emma Jane Bennetts in 1898. Their children were Reginald, Lillian Doris, Phyllis May, Cyril Frederick, Ida and Dorothy.

contact me at laura"at"weekes5443.freeserve.co.uk 24/9/2004



WARD's of Birmingham

Hi, I am researching my Grandmothers family tree. She was born Charlotte Jane Ward born 24/6/1874, her parents were *William Ward and Charlotte Stacey married 29/5/1866

1881 Census has them at 12 Wellington St, Birmingham.
William age 47, Charlotte age 43, with 3 children Clara M. age 14, William age 12, Charlotte J. age 6. I believe *William's father was also a William who married a Mary.
Clara M Ward married a William Mason and lived in Eccles, Manchester and possibly Chorley. 

Does this ring any bells with anyone if so would really appreciate you getting in touch.

Joyce Hancox phredds"at"btinternet.com 22/7/2004



Dear sir,

I am trying to trace an old friend, David John Ward who was born in India in 1945/46 and possibly now settled somewhere in the U.K. He is also possibly a master mariner or ex sea captain. We were shipmates aboard a training ship. T.S. "Dufferin" in Bombay, class of 1963-65.
Would appreciate any help from you.
Best regards,
Capt Yusof Ahmad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia cyusof"at"streamyx.com 22/7/2004



My family also descends from the Wards although I am currently at a stand still.
I have the following:
John Ward married to Francis Williams in 1668. There was a will in 1719 recorded in S.C., USA listing his wife and sons, one of which was John Ward II.

John Ward II married Sarah and had 5 children; 1.Mary Ward = William
Burrows; 2.John Ward III; 3.Joshua; 4.Daniel; 5. Benjamin. John Ward II has
a will dated 5/17/1758 recorded in S.C., USA as well.
Does anyone have any connection to these WARDS or know when they came from Europe?
I am stumped and there are so many John and William Wards.
Thank you for any help.
Sabrina Colson, sabrinaacolson"at"yahoo.com 14/7/2004



I am trying to trace the parents and siblings of William Ward (1735-1805).  He married Mary Bowles in 1759 and they lived in Faringdon, Berks.  I believe he was a solicitor.  They had 6 children, including Charles Scudamore Ward who is in my direct line.  Can any help please?  

Sheila Metcalfe shemet"at"bathgate4.freeserve.co.uk 7/7/2004



I am just beginning to try and trace the Wards in my family. My nan was Hilda Moore nee Ward and her father was Albert Victor Ward. He married Rose Warren in 1899 and his father was William Ward, they have lived in the Leicester area for quite some time.

Thanks in anticipation, Elaine.                  
bothfeet40"at"yahoo.co.uk 26/6/2004



I am looking for information on my Gr. Gr. Grandfather Sergeant William Ward of the 63rd Foot.  Married to Mary S. Reid.  I know that they were on a troopship in Guernsey in 1815 where there fifth son John was born.  I understand that they were on their way to Guadaloupe in the Caribbean , that William died there and that Mary returned with (probably) four of her sons to Ireland .  John subsequently settled in Perthshire , Scotland .  I have a fair amount of information on John.  Any further information on this Ward connection will be appreciated.

David Chesney dchesney"at"telus.net 21/6/2004



Hi, I am currently looking for help in tracing my Ward family relations. 

The family was based in Kent at the time of the 1901 Census. 

In particular I am looking for descendents of Frederick and Louisa Ward (nee Allen) who were born circa 1861, 1862. 

They had 13 children, 6 of whom died. 

The surviving children were:
Frederick b 1882
Charles b 1884
Rose b 1887 (My great grandmother)
Elizabeth b 1889
Ethel b 1896

I would greatly appreciate any help.
Thanks, Nicole Neale.  nicole.neale"at"btinternet.com 14/06/2004



Hi, I am seeking assistance in tracing my 3rd grate grandfather James Ward born about 1815ish , location not known and his son Robert Ward , born abt 1841,  from the LDS site in a place called Brothen , I have not been able to locate this place.

Robert Ward settled on the Wirral in Wallasey and married Martha Parr in 1863 , on the marriage certificate James Ward occupation is Farmer , they had the following children :-
James Ward b1866
Mary Ward  b 1868
Robert Ward b1841
Thomas Ward b1874
Margaret Ward b 1883
I have been able to trace James , Robert and Thomas further but I have no further information for Mary and Margaret.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Stuart Morrin ( Worksop ) StuartMorrin"at"aol.com 29/5/2004



Hi.  I'm looking for any information relating to my Aunt, Gladys Elsie Ward.  She was born in Ipswich (maiden name Stutters), and married Stuart POTTLE in Ipswich 1946.  I don't know her whereabouts after then until 1974 when she married William Herbert WARD at Honiton Register Office, Devon. I discovered that she had died in Harwich, Essex in 1998.  I would love to find out what happened to her over the years as I had been searching for her for many years, as she was separated from her brother (my father) when they were put into a children's home in 1936.

Thank you.  Carolyn Hunter  Carolyn_hunter"at"lineone.net 8/5/2004



Hi, we seek your assistance in tracking down information on our great grandmother Catherine WARD and in particular, her father William WARD and mother Ann LAYCOCK.

We believe that William WARD married Ann LAYCOCK in Leeds in 1842 and they had a number of children.
Catherine WARD was born at Thornhill on 21.4.1844. She married John DAVIDSON
in Castleford on 29.3.1865.
Following the death of John DAVIDSON in October 1874, Catherine married
George MITCHEL on 1.1.1878 in Castleford and they lived in Pontefract.
Ron McKinna. rmckinna"at"aardvark.net.au 22/4/2004



I am looking for any relation/family of Herbert WARD who was born 21st May 1877 at 18 Old Holland, Masbrough, Rotherham, being the son of William Henry WARD & Sarah Elizabeth HARRISON.

Herbert was Lance Corporal 13888, 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, killed in action 1st July 1916 aged 41, France and Landers, listed as brother to Edward (my grandfather) at 33 Abell Street, Whinney Hill, Rotherham.

If you have Herbert on your family tree, please get in touch.

John Ward, ROTHERHAM. ward4ever"at"hotmail.com 11/4/2004



Is anyone else researching William WARD, my ggf, born Masbrough, Rotherham, 1837-1839 & his wife Sarah Elizabeth HARRISON, born Tipton, Staffs. 1835, daughter of Edward Harrison who was born 1841 in Tipton, Staffs and was found in the 1861 census living at Henley Grove, Kimberworth, Sarah Elizabeth being 26 years old and still single with her brothers & sisters Emma, Samuel, Theodore, Edward, Benjamin, Thomas & Eliza.

William and Sarah Elizabeth were found on the following census.

1891 census at 25 Midland Road, Kimberworth.

1881 census at 17 Wortley Road, Kimberworth.

1871 census at 9 New Zealand Yard, Bridgegate.

John Ward, ROTHERHAM. ward4ever"at"hotmail.com  11/4/2004



Iím looking for information on my grandfather, Sapper A [Arthur] Ward 502899, a member of the Canadian Forces who came to the UK during WW1.

His father was Henry Ward and he had siblings called Lena and Harry.  He was injured in WWI, which led to him being hospitalised in Sheffield, hear he met my grandmother, Blanche Buxton.  They married on 6 Aug 1917 at St. Paulís Church Kimberworth.  Arthur Died 27 Oct 1950 and is buried in Kimberworth Cemetery. 

Any information about Arthur and his Ancestors or Descendants would be greatly appreciated. familyhistory"at"martynward.co.uk 28/3/2004



Hi, I am looking for info on my father's family.

His name was Charles Albert Ward and he was married to Annie Clamp nee Mitchell. Lived in Sheffield until 1962.

Thanks. Joyce Francis nee Joyce Ward joyfranc"at"btopenworld.com 28/3/2004



Hi, I am a WARD from Cheshire, UK. I was wondering if anyone was researching within Cheshire or Lancashire area for WARDS. my father is Francis Ward born 17/09/47, grandfather is Francis Ward married to Gertrude Edith Ward they had 3 more children as well as Francis,  who were Brenda Ward, John Ward & Raymond Ward.

Many thanks, Lisa Ward. lisamelanie2"at"aol.com 14/3/2004



I left a msg on the 2004 msg board (22/2/2004) pertaining to Bishop Ward and his children from St Thomas Canada.  Well I found his that his parents were James Ward bn 1816 in Tadcaster Yorkshire and his wife being Eliza(beth) Sultzer bn 1818 in the tadcaster area.  Im looking for an 1841 census as they moved To Canada in 1843.  They had 4 Children prior to emigrating.  Samuel Sultzer Ward bn 1843, Frances Jane bn 1835, Emily bn 1840, William Edward bn 1841.  Bishop Ward is the first born Canadian from this family and 4 younger siblings Would like to know if there are any one related still in that area. cdunn000"at"sympatico.ca 13/3/2004



Hello my name is Sean Dickens born Sean Ward in 1971, I am trying to find my father Anthony Ward born in Dublin. I have seen he is trying to look for me on friends reunited but he does not reply to my mails, maybe he has given up looking can you help?

Sean, sean_dickens"at"hotmail.com 13/3/2004



Hi... I am researching my Ward family tree. My g.grandfather John ward came from somewhere in England. I know nothing about him or his family in England and do not know where to begin. He came to Sandusky, Ohio in  mid to late 1800. Married a Sarah Jane Haslet 1862. She was b. in Ireland. There could be a possibility that some of their children may have been named for some relatives in England. My grandfather's name was Robert Ward and he had  brothers named William (Will)  Edward,  Joseph, Daniel and Albert, sisters Mary, Susan, Elizabeth, Ann and Edna  also there was a Ramy or Rani?  He also had a sister named Sarah Robeson. This is a longshot I know.

Just maybe someone has been told that they have relatives who left England and settled in Sandusky, Ohio  and just maybe we have our English relatives searching for us too.
Thanks, Shirley Ward Adams siadams"at"woh.rr.com 13/3/2204



I am looking for information on a Albert Edward Ward who lived in Birmingham, England. He was married to Elsie Day and they had 2 children George and Dorothy.

Thanks, David Smith oksmith1"at"cox.net 13/3/2004



I am trying to find information about Thomas and Francis Ward who lived in Lancashire in the 1820's.  They had a son John Ward born 1828.

Thank you Martin Olander midimart"at"earthlink.net 6/2/2004



Searching for others searching Ward family (Ward and Sons) of Swinton. And particular details of Edith Harriet Ward m Aaron Turner of Abdy Farm Rawmarsh

Harvey Ward Turner AspireHWT"at"aol.com 6/2/2004



Hi, Does anyone have info on Humble Ward, Baron of Dudley, 1600's. I am trying to make a connection with the John Ward who is in South Carolina by late 1690's
and will is proven 11 May 1720 in Charleston. My line goes John Ward>Jonathan Ward>John Ward>Joshua Ward>Joshua John Ward>Benjamin Huger Ward> Alice
Rutledge Ward>Mary Elizabeth Leatherman>Mary Alice Knowles Brennan. 1720 to present in Charleston and Georgetown, SC.
Thank you, Mary Knowles Brennan, Summerville,SC
in SC,England,Scotland. sandydollarpi_sc"at"yahoo.com 28/2/2004



I am searching for a link, preferably parents of (JOHN) BISHOP WARD bn. Around 1849 in St. Thomas, Ont, Canada.  He married Ellen Smith and his children are JAMES ALFRED, WILLIAM B, FRANK E, JOHN SYDNEY and NELLIE.  JAMES ALFRED married HENRIETTA WILEY. 

This is where our tree starts.  We believe that John/Bishops parents were from England bn. around 1800-1820.  Any help on this link of our Ward family would be greatly received.  Chris Dunn, 0ur E-mail is Cdunn000"at"sympatico.ca 22/2/2004



Hello, I am hoping someone might be able to help me, I am tracing my wife's family tree
and her Grandmothers maiden name was ward, Ethel Ward and her mothers name
was Ethel Mary Ward. Ethel was born in 1914 in Roachford in Essex, but there is no
listing of a father. If anybody can help we would be really grateful.
Regards, John Davis. JBHOTSPURS"at"aol.com



Ward of Matlock.

Hi my name is lyn from New Zealand. trying to trace, Charles Victor Ward of Matlock, Derbyshire. he was RSM in India, married Mary O'leary of Co. Cork, buried in Radcliffe-on-trent, Notts. any info appreciated.

Lyn Nicholson, pandlnicholson"at"clear.net.nz 6/2/2004



I am trying to find out more info about my mother's family. She was Elsie Ward, born 19 April 1921, in Barrow Hill, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Her parents were Joseph and Elsie (nee Plackett) and she had two younger brothers, Joseph Eric, and Maurice. Grandfather Joseph had around 9 siblings, including William, Edward, Hilda, Ida, and Eva, and his parents were Edward and Julia (nee Taylor) who married in 1890. Edward's father was George, and I think his mother was Hannah. We believe George may have come from the Derby area.  Grandad Joe was a coal miner, and served in the Royal Horse Artillery in WW1. He died in 1966.

I would be very grateful for any help, if anyone knows of the line, or if I can be of any help to anyone, please contact me.
Many thanks, Chrissy Hurst, email chris"at"jonhurst.com 1/2/2004



Looking for information on John Ward, probably born approximately 1880. A
document I have on Bedgreave Mill, Yorkshire, contains the following brief
section about him:
"Hilda Glover married John Ward a joiner at the 'Salt house' making ammonium
sulphate for export during 1914-18 war. He was an athlete and footballer who
lived with relatives in Woodhouse. There is a road named after him."
Which text more or less sums up the key information I have on him. There is
indeed a "John Ward Street" in Woodhouse, Yorkshire. I know Hilda Glover was
born 1886, and that her family has connections to Bedgreave Mill.
They had children John (my grandfather, born 1913 in Eckington, buried in
Aston), Francis, Arthur, Bessie, Hilda, Mary Elizbath, Fred and Joyce (who
married Mervyn Pillinger).
Any information appreciated., Ian Ward, ward"at"goblin-online.net



I am looking for any information re: James John Hill Ward. He lived in Nottingham, was a railway signalman, was married 3 times, and outlived each wife. He had five or six children, I only know the names Elijah, Jim, Madge and Connie. Connie was born on March 2 1904. Madge and Connie were from the second marriage.
Madge died suddenly while on vacation sometime in the 1940s. Connie became deaf when she was about 14, she married Albert Marshall in 1934, they had three children, and emigrated to Canada in 1953.
I think Jim ward lived in a village called Bunny in Nottinghamshire, and had two children, a boy and girl, there may have been other children later.
I would very much appreciate any information anyone can give me on this family. 

Thank you. Valerie Hudson. vhudson"at"canada.com 14/1/2004


The Rev William Ward is the son of John Ward of Bradford, who was well known as the Superintendant of the Telegraph Department in the city, was educated at Douai in France, spending nine years at the Benedictine College, and afterwards at the English College in Rome for seven years, attending lectures at the Gregorian University.

Ordained at Rome by Cardinal Respighi in 1904, was curate for three years at Barnsley, and acted as locum tenens at Batley Car and Barnoldswick, near Skipton.

Now has charge of the Parish of Thrybergh, which includes the district of Dalton.

At Thrybergh a new Roman Catholic Church is to be built on a site being given by Mr. J. S. H. Fullerton. 

(From The Rotherham and District Annual 1923) ward4ever"at"hotmail.com 14/1/2004



Hello from Madison, Wisconsin, USA!  My grandmother was born Mary Ward in 1872ish.  Her father was Michael Ward and her mother was Mary Kelly.  They were all born in Ireland, but I don't know exactly where yet.  Mary Ward married Thomas Hills in Liverpool in 1898 and they emigrated to New York in 1902.  Does this ring any bells?  

Thanks. beverlyhills1998"at"yahoo.com 12/1/2004



Patrick Ward was my great grandfather, an immigrant from somewhere in Ireland to Sunderland sometime before 1870. I know little about him apart from details of his marriage, his occupations, and a few addresses.
My grandfather was his eldest son John who moved his own family from Sunderland to Smethwick around 1908. I know plenty (but not all) of family history after that, but have never yet investigated the family back in Sunderland after John left.
Patrick was still there at the 1901 census, with his wife Margaret and remaining family, sons James, Joseph, and George, and daughter Catherine.
I should be very interested to hear from anyone researching any aspect of this family group or their descendants. The chief object of course is to locate Patrick's origins, which I have been trying to do on and off for thirty five years or more.
Alan Dodson, dodsoncside"at"aol.com



Seeking information on brothers Richard Ward and Francis (Frank) Ward who emigrated to Pittsburg PA from Salford in 1877. Richard was born on 27 June 1854 and Francis on 17 January 1851. I have found Richard on the 1900 census in Pittsburg city but have been unable to locate Francis. Their father was Francis Ward born in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1819. Will be pleased to hear from anyone who may be connected or who may be able to help me. Thank you DByrne5687"at"aol.com 11/1/2004



James Ward (born about 1827 in Rawtenstall) married Elizabeth ? (born about
1829 in Bouke?)
1. William Ward (born 1851 in Rawtenstall) married Betsy (born about 1854 in
Dundee, Monhose, Scotland)
2. Mary Ward (born about 1856 in Rawtenstall)
3. Ashworth Ward (born about 1858 in Rawtenstall) married Alice Simpson
(born about 1857 in Rawtenstall) in Dec Q 1878
4. Sarah Ward (born1861 in Rawtenstall)
5. Emma Ward (born Sep Q 1862 in Rawtenstall)
6. Alice Ann Ward (born about 1866 in Rawtenstall)
7. Rachel Ward (born about 1872 in Rawtenstall)

Children of William Ward and Betsy
1. Fred Ward (born Dec Q 1875 in Rawtenstall)
2. James William Ward (born about 1878 in Cloughfold or Rawtenstall)
3. Annie Ward (born Dec Q 1880 in Nelson)
4. Rennie Ward (born Sep Q 1883 in Nelson)
5. Maggie Ward (born about 1885 in Nelson)
6. Eleanor Ward (born Mar Q 1889 in Nelson)
7. Harry Ward (born about 1891 in Nelson)
8. Bertie Ward (born Jun Q 1897 in Nelson)

Children of Ashworth Ward and Alice Simpson
1. John William Ward (born about 1880 in Nelson)
2. James Robert Ward (born Dec Q 1881 in Rawtenstall)
3. George Ward (born Jun Q 1883 in Rawtenstall) This is my Great-Grandfather
who came to Australia.
4. Emma Ward (born about 1888 in Rawtenstall)
5. Edith Ward (born Mar Q 1892 in Rawtenstall)
6. Sarah Ward (born about 1896 in Rawtenstall)

Thanks, Jennifer

Jennifer Ward
PO Box 1307
Mount Gambier, SA 5290

jward"at"icisp.net.au 4/1/2004



An Open Letter:

In 1774, William and Elizabeth Ward sailed from Hull to Nova Scotia, Canada. With their son Moses, they settled in the Kings County area of the province. The are presumed to be tenant farm workers and were seeking a better living arrangement.
Some information concerning this family.
A record exists of the ship advertisement for the Two Friends. The advertisement may have played a part in his decision to emmigrate via this vessel. The advertisment with source is listed below.
The good Ship call'd the Two Friends, a prime Sailer, (Robert Shepherd, Commander, a Person of Good Character) well accommodated for Goods and Passengers, is to sail from Hull the latter End of
the Second Month called February and will carry Children from one to ten Years at two Guineas each; those above, three Guineas each; sucking Children, gratis; and kind of Merchandise or Household Goods at four Pounds per Ton -- All the passengers are desired to be at Hull by the 24th of
next Month at the latest.
For further Particulars inquire of John Hutchinson or Tobias Hoopes, of Skelton, near Guisbrough; of Henry Richardson, Flaxdresser in Whitby; of Thomas Parkinson; Flour Dealer in Hull; of John Smith, Farmer in Sheriff-Hutton; of Milner and Fawcett, Manufacturers of Sail-Cloth and Drills in Malton, or of Nathanial Bell, jun. Linendraper in York.
Letters (post paid) will be duly answered.
This fame Ship was lately advertised in the York Chronicle."
The ship "Two Friends" of 110 tons, 101 passengers, departed Hull, Yorkshire, England, on 7 March 1774 and arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 9 May 1774; a voyage of 70 days.
A transcript of a newspaper advertisement regarding the sailing of the Two Friends:
"For Fort Cumberland in Nova Scotia
The good ship called the Two Friends, a prime Sailer.(Robert Shepherd, Commander, a Person of good Character) well accommodated for Goods and Passengers, is to sail from Hull the latest the latter End of the second month called February, and will carry children from one to ten years old at two Guineas each; those above, three Guineas each, sucking Children gratis: any kind of Merchandise or Household Goods at four £ per ton.  All Passengers are desired to be at Hull by the 24th of next month at the latest.  For further particulars inquire of John Hutchinson or Tobias Hoopes of Skelton, near
Guisborough, of Henry Richardson, Flaxdressor in Whitby; of Thomas Parkinson, Flour Dealer in Hull; of John Smith, farmer in Sheriff-Hutton; or Milner and Fawcett, manufacturers of Sail cloth and Drilla in Malton; or Nathaniel Bell, jun. Linendraper in York. Letter (post paid) will be duly answered.  The same Ship was lately advertised in the York Chronicle".
The Legge List of passengers names all the passengers, while the Milner List in the "Record of Chignecto" gives only some of the passengers, but includes details of age and occupation.
William and Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Ward were married in England, and embarking at Hull, between Febrary and March 7, 1774, came from Yorkshire to Nova Scotia in the ship Two Friends. Their rent had been raised by John Mathews, their landlord and they came to America "to seek a better livelihood." See N.E. Hist. & Reg., Vol 63, p. 28. With them came their eldest child, Moses, aged 18 months. They first lived in Windsor, but soon settled at Beech Hill, King's County, there being then no road south of Kentville. The clearing William Ward made was the furthest clearing south, in the county.
The above text is from The History of Kings County by Arthur W. H. Eaton, M.A., D.C.L., page 855.
The above text is from The History of Kings County by Arthur W. H. Eaton, M.A., D.C.L., page 855.
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Anyone with knowledge of this family while still residents of England, please contact me. There are numerous Canadian descendants wishing to extend their research into the homeland country.
Andrew Ward, andrewward100"at"yahoo.ca 7/7/2004 Revised 3/1/2006


My research includes Jim WARD, son of Edward WARD & Jane Emily SCOPES.

Jim was born around 1911? and married someone called Alice.

Family sources say that at sometime, Jim lost either one, or both of his legs and lived in the Dinnington area of Rotherham, UK.

Regards, John Ward, ward4ever"at"otmail.com 2/1/2004



My research includes Ethel WARD, daughter of Edward Ward & Jane Emily SCOPES.

Ethel was born around 1911? and married Johnny Marsden.

Family sources say they both lived in the Thrybergh area of Rotherham, UK.

Regards, John Ward, ward4ever"at"hotmail.com 2/1/2004