Isabella Ward1

#2685, (circa 1620 - 8 December 1676)
Relationship8th great-grandmother of William David Lewis
Father*____ Ward

Family 1

John Catlin b. s 1610, d. b 1644
Child 1.John Catlin Jr+1 (bt 1638 - 1643 - 1704)

Family 2

James Northam d. 1661

Family 3

Joseph Baldwin b. s 1613, d. 1684
Her married name was Catlin. 
Her married name was Northam.2 
Her married name was Baldwin.2 
Birth*circa 1620She was born circa 1620; est. 
Marriage*say 1636She married John Catlin say 1636.1 
before 1639She accompanied Lawrence Ward and George Ward before 1639.3 
Marriage*circa 1657She married James Northam circa 1657 at Wethersfield (prob.), Connecticut; 2nd for Isabella.2 
Probate1670She was appointed as the administrator of Lawrence Ward's estate in 1670 at Newark, New Jersey; She "renounced in favor of her sister Esebell Baldwyn, wife of Joseph Baldwyn, of Hadley."4 
Marriage*before 1676She married Joseph Baldwin, son of Richard Baldwin III and Isabel Harding, before 1676; 2nd for Joseph, 3rd for Isabella.2 
Death*8 December 1676She died on 8 December 1676 at Hadley, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG.5 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S289] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, Volume 2 (Deerfield: E.A. Hall and Co., 1896), p. 104: "CATLIN, CATLING, CATTELL, John, of Weth.; estate appraised July 17, 1644, amt. £69. He m. Isabella, prob. sister of Lawrence Ward of New Haven, Branford, Ct. ; and Newark, N. J., where he d. 1670, leaving property to Isabella, in the care of his nephews, John Ward and John Catlin; she m. (2) James Northam of Hart., 1657, of Weth. 1659, and one of the first sett, of Had.; he d. 1660; she m. (3) Joseph Baldwin of Milford, Weth. and Had.; she d. Dec. 8, 1676. Ch.; John (2), and prob. another child."
  2. [S289] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield II, p. 55.
  3. [S1084] Francis Bazley Lee, editor, Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910), I:242: "Lawrence and George Ward, ship carpenters. came to this country with their sister and took the oath of fidelity and signed the fundamental agreement of the New Haven colony in 1639. Seven years later they and their sister Isabel removed to the new town of Totoket or Branford..."
  4. [S308] William Nelson, editor, Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I 1670–1780 (Paterson, N.J.: The Press Printing and Publishing Co., 1901), "Lawrence Ward, late of Newark, died intestate, without children, leaving only his widow upon his estate; and the said widow, Elizabeth Ward, renounced in favor of her sister Esebell Baldwyn, wife of Joseph Baldwyn, of Hadley in Massachusetts, upon condition that the said Elizabeth Ward, widow, shall enjoy the said whole estate during her life and to dispose of one-third part thereof remaining at the time of her death as she shall think good. The Governor accordingly appoints Isebell Baldwyn administratrix, September 2, 1671."
    "Esebell Baldwyn declares that whereas Lawrence Ward, late of Newark, my brother, deceased intestate, etc., leaving a widow, my sister Elizabeth Ward, upon the estate of my deceased brother, I appoint my son John Catlin and John Ward, turner, my kinsman, both of Newark, attorneys to take unto them jointly all my whole power and interest in and to the said estate, etc. September 4, 1671."
    p. xxxii, citing E. J. Deeds, Liber 3, pp. 45-46 ca. Aug 1671 ("six months later" than the prior record of 27 Feb 1670, presumably OS.

    "1670 April 18. Ward, Larens, of Newark. Inventory of the estate of £100.-.- real, £189.8.6 personal; made by John Brown senior and John Ward and presented by the widow Elizabeth Ward. Debtors of the estate are Huge Roberds, Robert Denison and Richard Larens, creditors (20.4.8) Capt. Robert Treate, Steven Dode, Thomas Person, Steven Freman, Benjamin Balldin, Micah Tomcins, Jonathan Tomcins, Josiah Ward, Micah Tainter, Richard Comsbe, Thomas Richals. Essex Wills" with footnote "Understood to have been an uncle of John, jun., the Dish Turner."
    p. 490.
  5. [S289] George Sheldon, History of Deerfield II, part II:104.