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Deacon William Ward

Deacon William Ward

Male Abt 1603 - 1687  (~ 84 years)

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  • Name William Ward 
    Title Deacon 
    Born Abt 1603  Yorkshire or Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Emigration Abt 1638  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Residence 1639  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Land 18 Nov 1640  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Freeman 10 May 1643  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10
    Office Held 1644  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11
    Office Held say 1645  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Office Held 1646  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    History 1656  [7, 11
    Land 1657  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1661  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Legal 4 Oct 1664  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Office Held 1666  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Religion 1666  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    History 1 Oct 1675  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Will 6 Apr 1686  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 12
    Died 10 Aug 1687  Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
    Complier's Note 1994 
    Ward (1851) adds one more child, Mary. He derived this from the second wife of Daniel Stone, however "Ward" was her married name, not her maiden name. 
    Person ID I604  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2019 

    Father Edward Ward,   b. 1573, Woodhouse, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. 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)  [Birth]
     2. Joanna Ward,   b. Abt 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1718, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)  [Birth]
     3. Obidiah Ward,   b. Abt 1632, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1718, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)  [Birth]
     4. Richard Ward,   b. Abt 1635, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1666  (Age ~ 31 years)  [Birth]
     5. Deborah Ward,   b. Abt 1637, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1697, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 
    Family ID F604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth,   b. 9 Dec 1613,   d. 9 Dec 1700, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married Abt 1638  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. Hannah Ward,   b. Abt 1639, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1717, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)  [Birth]
     2. William Ward,   b. 22 Jan 1640/41, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. probably young  [Birth]
     3. Samuel Ward,   b. 24 Sep 1641, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1729, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [Birth]
     4. Elizabeth Ward,   b. 14 Apr 1643, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1710, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
     5. Increase Ward,   b. 22 Jan 1644/45, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1690, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [Birth]
     6. Hopestill Ward,   b. 24 Jan 1646/47, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1718, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
     7. Eleazer Ward,   b. 1649, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1676, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)  [Birth]
     8. William Ward,   b. 22 Feb 1648/49, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1697, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)  [Birth]
     9. Bethiah Ward,   b. Abt 1658, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1721, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - William Ward arrived in Boston, probably in the Spring, with his children: John, Joanna, Obadiah, Richard, and Deborah. - Abt 1638 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1638 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1639 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - William received a land grant, the date being recorded as 18 (9) 1640. - 18 Nov 1640 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 10 May 1643 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was the Representative to the Massachusetts General Court from Sudbury. - 1644 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was the Chairman of the Board of Selectman from Sudbury for several years. - say 1645 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was one of the Commissioners to End Small Causes. - 1646 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - He was granted land in Marlborough. - 1657 - Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1661 - Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal - Deacon William Ward deposed giving his age as about 61 years. The deposition was dated 4 (8) 1664. - 4 Oct 1664 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was the Representative to the Massachusetts General Court from Marlborough. - 1666 - Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - He was one of the founders of the church in Marlborough, and was made a Deacon at that time. - 1666 - Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - William's home was designated a garrison house, with his son Samuel's and his daughter, Hannah's families assigned to that garrison on 1 October 1675. - 1 Oct 1675 - Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - He mentions his wife, Elizabeth, and his children: John, Increase, and Hannah. - 6 Apr 1686 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Aug 1687 - Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    William Ward Memorial
    William Ward Memorial

  • Sources 
    1. [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).

    2. [S74] Crane, Ellery Bicknell. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts, (New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1907).

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

    4. [S956] Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692 on the Basis of Farmer's Register, volume IV, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1862).

    5. [S72] Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts 1900, (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900).

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

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

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

    9. [S88] Paige, Lucius R. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register , (Boston: H. O. Houghton and Company, 1877).

    10. [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).

    11. [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).

    12. [S1032] Ward, Andrew Henshaw. Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice, (Boston: C. Benjamin Richardson, 1858).