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THE WARD FAMILY
Ward of Saxby-on-Humber (Lincs) and Marfleet (Yorks)
The Ward family
first appear in the parish register of Saxby All Saints, in Lincolnshire, with the marriage of Rebecca
WARD who married George Young in Feb 1743, swiftly followed by the baptism of
William Ward on 2 May 1744. He was born on 31 Apr 1744, the son of John and
Isabella Ward. John was a carpenter and appears to have moved to Saxby with his
mother Catherine and his sister to that parish. Where they came from is not
WARD of Saxby All
Saints and Marfleet
Unknown WARD (?-<1763), married
Catherine. She died 1763 in Saxby-on-Humber as a widow (with son) and was
buried there. Their children included:
John WARD (~1720-1763) of whom following:
Rebecca WARD (~1720-?), birth untraced; married
George YOUNG Feb 1743 in Saxby-on-Humber.
John WARD (~1720-1763), Carpenter of
Saxby-on-Humber, Lincolnshire married Isabella Green 11 May 1743 in Horkstow, Lincolnshire and the family appears in
Saxby-on-Humber nearby. John died 1763 and was buried 7 Feb 1763 at
Saxby-on-Humber. Isabella married 2ndly John SMITH a widower at St Mary Barton
15 Dec 1767. The children of John WARD and Isabella are:
1. William WARD (1744-1816) born Saxby-on-Humber, Lincolnshire of whom following:
2. Rebecca WARD
(1747-1750), born and buried in Saxby-on-Humber.
3. John WARD (1749-?) born in Saxby-on-Humber.
4. Catherine WARD (1751-?) baptised in
Saxby-on-Humber 2 Dec 1751.
William WARD (1744-1816), Carpenter of
Saxby-on-Humber, born there 31 Apr 1744, baptised 2 May 1744. He
married 9 May 1769 Mary BILTON (1748-1788), daughter of Joseph and Mary nee
HAMILTON, who was baptised in Saxby. Mary was buried Saxby 14 Apr 1788. William
lived as a widower for several years, and was buried 24 Jul 1816 in Saxby. They
1. John WARD
(1770-?) baptised 25 Mar 1770 in Saxby-on-Humber, presumed died in infancy at a
WARD (1771-1792) baptised 7 Jul 1771, buried 18 May 1792 both in
Ann WARD (1772-1773) baptised 28 Aug 1772, buried 24
Nov 1773 both in Saxby-on-Humber.
Elizabeth WARD (1773-1777) baptised 12 Oct 1773,
buried 18 May 1777 both in Saxby-on-Humber.
William WARD (1775->1841) of whom following.
John WARD (1777-1778) baptised 24 Aug 1777, buried
11 May 1778 both in Saxby-on-Humber.
Joseph WARD (1780-1780) baptised 1 Apr 1780, buried
15 Jun 1780 both in Saxby-on-Humber.
James WARD (1782-?) baptised 10 Apr 1782 in
Saxby-on-Humber, no further details.
Elizabeth WARD (1783-1783) baptised 25 Nov 1783,
buried 28 Dec 1783 both in Saxby-on-Humber.
Joseph WARD (1785-?) baptised 26 Sep 1785 in
Saxby-on-Humber, no further details.
William WARD Agricultural
Labourer of Marfleet, Yorkshire
(1774->1841), baptised Saxby All Saints 27 Dec 1774. He moved to the Hull area of Yorkshire ~1804, and married Jane TWEEDS
(1780-1865?) 1 Apr 1805 at Sculcoates, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth
TWEED, born 19 Sep 1780, baptised on 22 Sep 1781 at Langton by Malton in Yorkshire.
Robert was the son of William TWEED and Ann DRING married 11 Nov 1735 in St.
Mary’s Kingston-upon-Hull. Why William WARD
did not take up the trade of carpenter like his father is unknown. Jane TWEEDS
had a daughter born before the marriage called Harriet TWEED (1804-?), who may
have been a child of William WARD. They had at least four further children all
born in Marfleet:
Joseph WARD (1807-1882) of whom following below.
Peter WARD (1810-1859) of whom following lineage
William WARD (1813-1835) born,
Marfleet 8 May 1813, baptised there 11 May 1813. He
probably died there 14 Oct 1835.
Robert WARD (1816-) of
whom following lineage B.
Joseph WARD (1807-1882), Master Boot and Shoe Maker
of Marfleet, Yorkshire was baptised 25 Apr 1807 at
Skidby, next to Cottingham
which is where he says, in the census, he was born. He married twice. His first
wife was Mary Ann (1813-<1861) born 1813 in Welwick
Yorkshire. There is a marriage on the IGI of a Mary Ann TURNER to a Joseph Ward
11 Jan 1836 in Sculcoates which could be them but
this is uncertain. In the 1851 census he is living at 3 Northbridgefoot,
Garrison Side, Witham, Kingston-upon-Hull;
by 1861 he is at the same address still working as a Shoemaker but he is a
widower. Joseph married 2ndly Eliza Rebecca COOPER (1825-?), (Mar 1864; Hull,
ref: 9d, 288). In the 1871 census he is living at 2 Witham, Garrisonside,
with his second wife. In 1881 census they are living at 7 Park Street, Park Row, Kingston-upon-Hull. Joseph has
now retired from work. He is living with his wife Eliza and her sister Maria
COOPER. They had a domestic servant Ann CLARK. Joseph Ward died 1882 (Dec 1882
aged 74 in Hull, ref: 9d, 174). Joseph and his 1st wife Mary Ann TURNER had two
1. Energy WARD
(1837-?) of whom following.
2. Emily WARD
(1839-<1841) not on 1841 census before which she probably died.
Energy alias Edward WARD (1837-1886), Master Boot
and Shoe Maker of East End, London was born in Hull (March 1839 as
Energy Ward, Sculcoates, ref: 22, 457). On the 1851
census, he is with his parents in Hull,
but appears to have been apprenticed soon after to his uncle Peter WARD (q.v.)
in the East End of London. In 1861, he is with his uncle's widow Eleanor in 14,
Whitechapel. He married Mary COKER (born Holme Hale, Norfolk) 15 Oct 1863 at
St Albans Abbey. By 1871 census he is living at 55 Philpot Street, Mile End Old Town,
Middlesex, at which time his name is given as Emery
Ward. Energy WARD was declared bankrupt on two separate occasions in 1871 and
1875, the second of which his address was 5 Bath Place, Dalston Lane.
In 1878 he is a witness to the marriage of his cousin Frederick WARD (q.v.)
and Eliza Ann WHALE in Stepney London. He appears on the 1881 census as 'Edward
WARD', suggesting he has changed his name in response to his bankruptcies. His
wife appears on the 1891 census as a widow, indicating he died between the two
censuses. There is no death recorded for an 'Energy WARD', rather there is a
death of an Edward in 1886 who may be this man. They had no children.
Peter WARD (1810-1859), Saddler and Harness Maker of
Mile End, East London was born in Marfleet 26
May 1810 and baptised 3 Jun 1810. He was married ~1831 to Sarah
(~1811-<1851). In the 1841 census he was living in Cleveland Street, Tower Hamlets, Bethnal Green with his wife Sarah and their son William.
Sarah was born ~1811 and Peter was a Saddler. Peter appears to have been master
to two of his nephews, Energy WARD (1837->1881, q.v.) and Jesse
WARD (1844-1872, q.v.). By 1851, Sarah was dead and in 1852 Peter
married Eleanor WHEELER (1808-?) (Dec 1852, Whitechapel ref:
1c 838). Eleanor can be found in the 1871 census as a Harness maker
living in 26 Church Lane,
Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel and in the 1881 census with
Peter's nephew Frederick Ward (q.v.) at 81 Estcourt Road,
Middlesex. It would appear that Peter died before the next census and according
to Clive’s notes this was 31 Oct 1859 which corresponds to an entry in the
Registry (Dec 1859 Whitechapel ref: 1c 272). Peter and his 1st wife Sarah had a
William WARD (1835->1891), Shoemaker of Bethnal
Green, East London was born Jun 1835 and baptised 28 Jun 1835 at Spitalfields Christ Church. William has not been found in
the 1861 census but by 1871, he had married Sarah, a nurse who was born in St.
George in the East. On the 1871 census is living at 3 Alfred Row, Bethnal
Green. In the 1881 census the details of the family are the same still living
at the same address. In the 1891 census William and Sarah are at 19 Hersee Place,
Sarah WARD (1865-?) born 30 Mar 1865 and baptised 23
Apr 1865 at All Saints, Stepney
2. Rachael WARD (1868-?) born
12 Sep 1868 and baptised 14 Oct 1868 at All Saints, Stepney
Robert WARD (1816-?), Boot and Shoe Maker of Marfleet, Yorkshire was born 2 Dec
1816 and baptised 3 Dec 1816 at Marfleet. Robert
married Ellen WILEY (1817-?), daughter of Edward, 9 Jan 1839 in Marfleet, Yorkshire.
Robert Ward was a Master Boot and Shoemaker and had his own business into which
he took his sons as apprentices. They made harnesses as well as boots and shoes
which were all made by hand. They worked seven days a week until one Sunday
when a big snake came into the shop, Robert said that
it was the devil and that he would close the shop on Sundays from then onward.
Robert was a hard man and handsome. He didn’t pay his boys wages although he
kept them in good food and clothes. Now and again he would give them six pence.
They had to dig their garden by moonlight presumably to grow vegetables for
food. Their mother used to scrub the pig down once a week after she finished
the washing. She baked hot cakes every morning for their breakfast. Robert and
Ellen had 9 children:
1. William WARD
(1841-1882) baptised 7 Feb 1841 at Marfleet. He
became a Boot and Shoemaker like his father a trade he was pursuing at the time
of the 1861 census and he was unmarried. In 1865 he married Clara COTTINGHAM
and had a son Herbert born in Hull
in 1867. By 1871 he was living at 13
Fish Street, Holy Trinity, Kingston-upon-Hull. By the 1881 census the
family had moved to 4 Daltry Building, Kingston-upon-Hull. They still only had the one son but
William was now a Cab Proprietor. He died in Hull in 1882.
WARD (1843-1908) was born Marfleet 3 Feb 1842 and
baptised 5 Feb 1843. In 1851 he was at home in Marfleet.
By 1861 he was a farm servant. He became a Police
Officer 12 May 1862 at Brixton, London.
He served in P Division until 3 Oct 1865 when he was transferred to W in which
he served as a constable until his retirement due to physical infirmity, aged
36, on 14 Jun 1878. He received a pension of £39 per annum from the Police.
During his service he received a fractured jaw caused by a blow from a
prisoner. He was five foot seven and a half inches tall,
with dark drown hair, dark brown eyes and a fair complexion. He had 8
artificial teeth. He married Georgina Sophia VINE in 1867 at Lambeth and by her
had a son Arthur born 1872 in Brixton. Their address at that time was 15 Vining Street,
St. Mathew’s Brixton. By 1881 he was a Police Pensioner living at 7 Mayall Road,
Lambeth and was still at that address in 1891. In the 1901 census he was living
at 2 Orchard Road
Highgate, Hornsey and was a widower aged 62. His son Arthur lived at 30 The
Bank Cromwell Avenue, Hornsey with his wife Florence who was aged 30 and born in Wandsworth. The son Arthur was a Tea Taster’s Assistant in
1891 but was living on his own means by 1901. Clive’s notes say that Arthur
became very rich and owned a street of houses in Highgate. He is buried in Highgate Cemetery and that he died in 1901. I
couldn’t find a death certificate for him in 1901 but did find a death
certificate in 1908 (Dec 1908, aged 65, Edmonton ref: 3a, 202). His death
certificate shows he was living at 2
Orchard Road, where he died 20 Oct 1908, aged 65. He was a Licenced
Victualler. He died of a cerebral Haemorrhage and exhaustion. His son Arthur
Ward was the informant and he lived at the George
Hotel, West Street, Brighton. Arthur was said to have given his son
Arthur the George Hotel in Brighton
which has now been demolished. From the death certificate, this legend may well
be true. It was said that his death was under strange circumstances. He was
found in his study with his skull smashed; his safe was open and his will was
torn up. The death certificate does not support this story.
Tweeds WARD (1845-1870) was baptised 23 Mar 1845 in Marfleet.
She married Joseph Scofield BEESTON in 1868 but died
1870 without heirs aged 24.
4. Jesse WARD (1847-1872) born Marfleet, became a Harness maker. Probably
apprenticed to Eleanor, the widow of his uncle Peter WARD (q.v.) in London ~1860. In
1861 he was with Eleanor, along with his cousin Energy WARD. He married 1869
Eliza Ann COOPER (Sep 1869, Whitechapel ref: 1c 765). They had a daughter Elizabeth Ellen in 1870 (Jun 1870, Whitechapel ref:
1c 377). In the 1871 census he is recorded with his family living at 26 Church Lane,
Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel. He is living with his Aunt
Eleanor (widow of Peter WARD, q.v.) with William COOPER who is the
grandfather of his wife. Jesse died 1872 aged 25 (Jun 1872, Whitechapel ref: 1c
239). Clive’s notes say that Jesse wrote to his brother Frederick to ask him to
look after Eliza his wife and in 1878 Frederick
married her (see below).
On the wedding certificate Jesse's wife gives
her name as Eliza Ann WHALE and her father as Alfred WHALE a publican. She
appears again in the 1881 census following her marriage to Frederick with her grandfather, William
COOPER, and their Aunt Eleanor at 81
Estcourt Road, London.
Eliza Ann for some reason put her name down as COOPER on her marriage to Jesse.
The reason may be as follows. Alfred WHALE married Mary COOPER in 1848 (Sep
1848, Bethnal Green, ref: 2, 22). They had a son Alfred Thomas WHALE born
Stepney 1849 (Sep 1849 ref: 2, 476). Eliza Ann WHALE was born and recorded in
1852 (Dec 1852, East London, ref: 1c, 30). However Alfred WHALE senior died in
Stepney (Mar 1851 ref: 2, 400), therefore it would seem he was not her father.
From the 1881 census we know that her Grandfather was William COOPER. From the
1851 census we know Mary WHALE was a widow living in Mile End Old Town,
born in Brentford. She was 24 and a Needlewoman with her son Alfred who was 18
months old. Ten years later in the 1861 census Mary had married Ebenezer
BALLARD a 68 year old Basket Maker born in Strood, Kent. Mary’s son Alfred is called
stepson aged 11 and they are living at 10 Collingwood Place, Bethnal Green.
Eliza Ann may well have preferred to live with her Grandfather. In the 1841
census in Stepney, Mile
Town was an Alfred WALE
aged 15 a servant in the licensed victualler’s establishment of Robert FAIRFAX.
By the 1851 census Alfred Whale was dead. In the 1841 census in Brentford,
Plough Yard, New Brentford, Middlesex was a William Cooper aged 35 a labourer
with wife Ann, son William 15, daughter Mary 14, born in the county, sons
Alfred 9, Thomas 7, James 5 and daughter Prudence 2. No entry for the 1851 and
1861 census for William Cooper has been found. It seems very probable that
Eliza Ann’s Grandfather brought her up and she took his name of Cooper. Perhaps
because it may well have not been permitted to marry your brother-in-law, it
was decided to call herself by the name she was given at birth, for the second
marriage Eliza Ann COOPER alias WALE.
WARD (1849-1925) of whom following.
6. James WARD
(1853-1876) born at Marfleet (Mar 1853, Sculcoates, ref: 9d, 121). In the 1871 census he is living
at 3 Hedon
Road, Marfleet, Yorkshire, an unmarried Shoemaker aged 18, with his
parents. He is not found after 1871 and corresponds to a death in 1876 aged 23
(Jun 1876 Sculcoates ref: 9d, 87).
7. Sarah Jane WARD
(1855-1862?) is recorded (Sep 1855, Sculcoates). She
appears in the 1861 census living at home with her parents aged 5. It appears
that she died 1862 but this is not confirmed.
8. Phoebe WARD
(1858-?) born in Marfleet. In the 1871 census she is
with her parents but by 1881, she was a cook in the house of John Aspinall ADDISON the Chaplin in H.M. Prison Hedon Road,
Kingston-upon-Hull. Not found after 1881.
9. Charles WARD
(1862-1913) born Marfleet, he remained in Yorkshire when much of the family had moved to the East
End of London. In 1881 the night of the census he was a visitor at the house of
William Creaser in Roos Yorkshire. He was a Milk
Vendor and usually lived with his mother Ellen in a cottage in Marfleet. She too was a milk seller. By the 1891 census he
was living in Hull Road,
Marfleet with his mother Ellen HUNTER. He became a
Sub-Postmaster in Kingston-upon-Hull. His
wife’s name was Ellen (1866-?) born Louth, Lincolnshire. They had a son Edward born 1894
in Sutton Yorkshire, but also adopted Charles Henry SMITH (1898-?) who later
took the name WARD. The 1901 census shows him in St. Giles Marfleet
aged 38 with his wife Ellen aged 35 and son Edward aged 7. He died in the
December quarter of 1913 aged 51 (Sculcoates ref: 9d,
Frederick WARD (1849-1925), Detective Police
Constable of Hampton Hill, Middlesex was born 9 Feb 1849 in Marfleet. When Frederick
was eighteen years old he asked his father for some money to go to the races
and Robert gave him six pence. He then asked his mother for money and she gave
him a sovereign. However he did not go to Hedon Races
but enlisted 3 Apr 1867 in the Royal Artillery (number 22044) and was ordered
where he remained for seven years. He was promoted to Bombardier. At that time
elephants were used to pull the canons. They went by boat to India sailing through a terrible storm in the Bay of Biscay. This they endured for five days added to
which they were rationed for water. By the time they landed they were
excessively thirsty so drank the local water. Most of the company got dysentery
Twenty-five died the first night. Luckily, a friend Peter Tracy, who was an old
Irish soldier, said he had seen this before and though Frederick
had dysentery badly, Tracy
gave him some rum to sip and wrapped him in a blanket. Frederick slept all through the night and
recovered, which he attributed to the rum. He came back from India via the Suez Canal.
Whilst he was away from home, his brother Jesse had written to him asking Frederick to look after
his wife Eliza. Jesse must have known he was ill and died soon afterwards. Frederick did take care
of Jesse’s widow, and married her, Eliza Ann Wale in 1878. The Metropolitan Police Office
Museum has details of
Frederick Ward’s service in the Police Force. He joined the police on 11th
March 1878 at Gypsy Hill ‘P’ Division Station. He was 5 feet 8 inches tall,
with grey hair and Hazel eyes. He had a fresh complexion. He transferred to ‘T’
Division in 1879 and retired on the 16th March 1903 at which time he was living
at 2 Barnside Cottage, Hampton Hill, Middlesex. His pension was £54 : 3s
: 10d per annum. His Warrant number was 62343. In the 1911 census he is living
at 49 Wolsey Road, Hampton Hill, Middlesex. He is by then a
widower, living on a Police Pension, with his daughters Nellie Eliza aged 29, Emily Kittie Mary aged 20 and Mary
Emily Ward Pateman his grand daughter aged 6. He died
3 Jan 1925 (Mar 1925, Kingston-upon-Thames, 2a 663). He and Eliza Ann had the
- May Phoebe Sophie WARD (1879-?) born in Fulham,
married William PATEMAN in 1904 and had children Mary Emily W (Peggy)
PATEMAN (born 1905) and Frederick William W PATEMAN (born 1908).
- Ellen Eliza (Nellie) WARD (1881-?) twin, was
born in Fulham, living with parents in 1911.
Ernest WARD (1881-1882), twin, was born and died in Fulham.
William WARD (1883-1936) of whom following.
Beatrice WARD (1887-1894) born in New Hampton, Middlesex, died there in
Kitty Mary (Kitty) WARD (1890-?) born 25 Nov 1890
in New Hampton, Middlesex, married Charles Henry SMITH alias WARD 29 Oct
1918 in Hampton Hill. Charles was the stepson of Kitty's uncle Charles
WARD and brought up by him in Marfleet. Charles
adopted the name of WARD and their daughter Marion Kitty WARD was born in
Frederick William WARD (1883-1936), Detective Police
Constable of Hampton Hill, Middlesex was born 15 Jan 1883 in 81 Estermont Road,
Fulham. He joined the Metropolitan Police Force on 22 Jun 1903 at ‘P’ Division
and was posted to ‘T’ Division Hammersmith, Warrant number 89891. He was
described as 5 feet 9 inches tall with Fair hair and blue eyes, when he joined
the police. His complexion was fresh. He had several scars on his face and had
had two operations which left scars on his abdomen. Married 2
Sep 1908 at St Mary's Great Ilford, Essex Annie Maria GRAY (1887-1912), who was
24 and born in Walton on Naze, Essex. She was
born on 17 Mar 1887 in Kirby-le-Soken, the daughter
of John Samuel GRAY and Eliza Gray formerly DEEKS. By 1911 Frederick William
was a Detective Police Constable, living at 90 Edward Road, Penge
with his wife. Annie Maria died in 1912, aged 25 (Sep 1912, Lewisham ref: 1d,
1009b). He married for the second time 1 Feb 1914 at Holy Trinity
Church, Mayfield Road, Dalston to Sophia Ada WEBSTER who was 5 feet 6 inches tall with brown eyes,
auburn hair and had a fresh complexion. She had been born on 2 Dec 1888 at 93 Holly Street, Dalston. She had a scar on her thumb. Frederick William
Ward retired on 26 Apr 1925 as a Detective Sergeant suffering with Newosthemia. His pension was £129 :
2s : 11d. The Secretary of State’s letter dated 21 Apr 1925 says that this
officer was to be medically re-examined at the expiration of one year from the
day on which he was declared unfit for Police duty. This day appears to be 21
Apr 1925. He had served in the C.I.D. He died 3 Mar 1936 aged 53 and was buried
in Plot 3, Row 1, Grave 25 in St. Luke’s Churchyard, Hatfield
on 9 Mar 1936. His second wife Sophia Ada Ward died
21 Jan 1947, aged 58. Frederick and Annie Marie GRAY had the following
- Annie Freda WARD (1909-?) born in Penge. Married John BRANDFORD and had issue.
- Norman Charles Frederick WARD (1911-1982) born 13 Oct 1911 at 90 Edward Road, Penge,
Beckenham, Kent. He married 26 Feb 1939
Gladys Adelaide HONEYMAN-BULL (1909-1989) (see Honeyman-Bull
tree) and had issue one daughter.
By Sophie Ada WEBSTER
(1888-1947), they had issue:
William WARD (1914-1998) married Margery HARRIS and had issue one son.
William WARD (1917-?).
WARD (1919-?) who married Ronald CONLEY and had issue one son and one
- Lilian WARD (1890-) born 27
May 1922, married William COOPER and emigrated to Canada.
They had issue one son and one daughter.
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