Deacon William Ward
Male, #728, (about 1603 - 10 August 1687)
Deacon William Ward was also known as William Warde. He was born about 1603 in Yorkshire or Derbyshire, England.1,2 He was the son of Edward Ward.3 About 1638 William, married Elizabeth unknown, in England. Elizabeth being his second wife.4,1 Deacon William Ward and Elizabeth unknown immigrated about 1638 to Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, probably during the Spring.4,1,5 Deacon William Ward lived in 1639 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.6,7 He was granted land on 18 November 1640 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the grant was recorded as 18 (9) 1640.8,9 He became a freeman on 10 May 1643 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.6,10,11,4,1,7 He served in 1644 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as Representative to the Massachusetts General Court.10,8,4,1,12,7 He served as chairman of the Board of Selectman from Sudbury for several years. He and Deacon Edmund Rice served in 1646 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as Commissioners to End Small Causes.1 Deacon William Ward in 1656; signed the petition to the General Court for the Town of Marlborough.12,8 He was granted land in 1657 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He and Elizabeth unknown lived in 1661 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.4,2,1 Deacon William Ward deposed on 4 October 1664 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, giving his age as about 61 years. The deposition was dated 4 (8) 1664.6,2 He was one of the founders of the church and was made a Deacon at that time in 1666.4 He served in 1666 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a Representative to the Massachusetts General Court.4 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 He left a will on 6 April 1686 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.6,8,7,13 He died on Sunday, 10 August 1687 in Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.6,10,11,8,4,12,7 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.7
Children of Deacon William Ward
Children of Deacon William Ward and Elizabeth unknown
- Hannah Ward+10,4,7,13 (a 1639 - 3 Nov 1717)
- William Ward6,10,16,7 (22 Jan 1640/41 - )
- Captain Samuel Ward+6,10,8,7,17 (24 Sep 1641 - 15 Nov 1729)
- Elizabeth Ward+6,10,8,1,18,16,7 (14 Apr 1643 - 26 Apr 1710)
- Increase Ward+6,10,8,1,18,16,7,19 (22 Jan 1644/45 - 25 Aug 1690)
- Hopestill Ward+6,10,8,1,20,7 (24 Jan 1646/47 - 23 Dec 1718)
- Eleazer Ward+10,11,8,13,7 (1649 - 20 Apr 1676)
- William Ward+6,21 (22 Feb 1648/49 - 25 Nov 1697)
- Bethiah Ward+13,7,11 (a 1658 - 8 Dec 1721)
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- Ancestral File. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 1994.
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- 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).
- Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts. 1900. Reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1981.
- Ward, Andrew Henshaw. Ward Family: Descendants of William Ward. Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1851.
- Ward, Andrew Henshaw. History of the Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts From Its Settlement in 1717 to 1829, with Other Matter Relating thereto Not Before Published, Including an Extensive Family Register. 1847. Reprint Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1989.
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- 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.
- Ward, Andrew Henshaw. Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice. Boston: C. Benjamin Richardson, 1858.
- Ritter, Priscilla R. and Fleishman, Thelma. Newton, Massachusetts, 1679-1779 A Biographical Directory. Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1982.
- Greenwood, Frederick. Greenwood Genealogies, 1154-1914. New York: The Lyons Genealogical Company, 1914.
- Ward, Andrew Henshaw. "Sudbury Records", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume XVII (1863).
- Hapgood, Warren. The Hapgood Family Deƒcendants of Shadrach 1656-1898. Boston: Warren Hapgood, 1898.
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- Bullard, Edgar J. Bullard and Allied Families. Detroit: Private Publisher, 1930.
- Lawson, Stephen M.. Parmenter - Leavens - Woods. http://sml.simplenet.com/ancestries/leavenst.htm: manuscript, 22 March 1998.
- Brigham, Willard Irving Tyler. The History of the Brigham Family, a Record of several Thousand Descendants of Thomas Brigham the Emigrant, 1603-1653. New York: The Grafton Press, 1907.