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William Ward

Male 1664 - 1752  (87 years)


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  • Name William Ward 
    Born 19 Nov 1664  Cambridge Village, now Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Married 31 Dec 1689  Cambridge Village, now Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Abigail Spring, the daughter of Lt. John and Hannah (Barsham) Spring. She was born on 20 February 1666/67 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Abigail was also the sister of the wife of William's older brother, John. She died on Tuesday 29 May 1742 in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. John Ward (1691-1747) 
    Freeman 1690  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Office Held 1695  Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Office Held 1696  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Office Held 1705  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Office Held 1707  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Office Held 1714  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Office Held 1719  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Moved To Abt 1722  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Will 17 Nov 1725  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Office Held 1730  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Moved To 1737  Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 23 Jan 1752  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 10
    • In the death records, he is listed as "William of Waltham."
    • Ward (1851) lists his birth as 5 June 1727.
    Person ID I14773  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 

    Father John Ward,   b. 1626, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1708, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Hannah Jackson,   b. Abt 1631, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1704, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1650  Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    • After their marriage, they settled in Hannah's home town of Cambridge in that part which became Newton.
    Family ID F349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Nov 1664 - Cambridge Village, now Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abigail Spring, the daughter of Lt. John and Hannah (Barsham) Spring. She was born on 20 February 1666/67 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Abigail was also the sister of the wife of William's older brother, John. She died on Tuesday 29 May 1742 in Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Issue: 1. John Ward (1691-1747) - 31 Dec 1689 - Cambridge Village, now Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 1690 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was a Constable. William served again in 1712. - 1695 - Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was a member of the Committee to build a new meetinghouse. - 1696 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was a Tithingman. - 1705 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was elected a Selectman. He again served in 1712 and 1722. - 1707 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was an Assessor. - 1714 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was a member of the School Committee. - 1719 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - Abt 1722 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 17 Nov 1725 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was a member of the Committee on the Cambridge Great Bridge. - 1730 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - 1737 - Waltham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jan 1752 - Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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    2. [S665] Woods, Henry Ernest. Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1905).

    3. [S451] Martyn, Charles. The William Ward Genealogy - The History of the Descendants of William Ward of Sudbury, Mass. 1638-1925, (New York: Artemas Ward, 1925).

    4. [S456] Jackson, Francis. A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, from 1639 to 1800, (Boston: Stacy and Richardson, 1854).

    5. [S457] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. Ward Family: Descendants of William Ward, (Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1851).

    6. [S463] Bond, Henry. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts including Waltham and Weston, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860).

    7. [S86] Gozzaldi, Mary Isabella. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register - Supplement and Index Reprint of 1930 edition, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1986).

    8. [S954] Greenwood, Frederick. Greenwood Genealogies, 1154-1914 , (New York: The Lyons Genealogical Company, 1914).

    9. [S960] Hanson, Robert Brand. The Vital Records of Dedham, Massachusetts volume 1: Births and Baptisms, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1989).

    10. [S666] Ritter, Priscilla R. and Thelma Fleishman. Newton, Massachusetts, 1679-1779 A Biographical Directory, (Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1982).

    11. [S953] Hudson, Alfred Sereno. The History of Sudbury, Massachusetts 1638-1889, Reprint of 1889 edition, (Sudbury, Massachusetts: The Sudbury Press, 1968).

    12. [S955] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. History of the Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts From Its Settlement in 1717 to 1829, (Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1847).

    13. [S952] Hudson, Charles. History of the Town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts from its First Settlement in 1657 to 1861 with a Brief Sketch of the Town of Northborough, (Boston: T.R. Marvin & Son, 1862).

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