Edward Ward1

#4328, (circa 1600 - 1646)
Relationship8th great-granduncle of William David Lewis
Father*Edward Ward1 (c 1574 - b 1620/21)
Mother*Judith _____1 (s 1565 - a 1626)
Birth*circa 1600He was born circa 1600 at Suffolk, EnglandG.1 
9 January 1620/21In Edward Ward's will dated 9 January 1620/21 at Little Wratting, Suffolk, EnglandG, Edward Ward was named as an heir, poss. as Leonard (?)2 
22 March 1626In Susan Ward's will dated 22 March 1626, Edward Ward was named as executor; (prob. 1627, new style, if burial date is accurate; Lydia and Nathaniel not mentioned.)3 
Death*1646He died in 1646 at Ipswich, Suffolk, EnglandG.4 


  1. [S1821] Leslie Mahler, "The English Origin of Nathaniel Ward of Hartford, Connecticut, and Hadley, Massachusetts, Mary (Ward) Cutting of Newbury, Massachusetts, Rebecca (Ward) Allen of Newbury, and Their Nephew William Markham of Hadley: A Previously Unknown Kinship Group", The American Genealogist 83:1 (Jan. 2008, published Feb. 2009).
  2. [S755] Henry F. Waters, Genealogical Gleanings in England (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969), p. 584: "Edward Warde of Little Wrathinge, Suffolk, yeoman, 9 January 1620, proved at Ipswich 7 March 1620."
    To my wife Judeth my house, orchard and garden, with the skepps of bees therein, during her natural life, so as she shall leave one upper chamber, furnished for mine executor, who soever he be, viz. one bed and all things thereunto belonging, called Joseph's chamber. To my son Nathaniel Warde forty pounds and my best riding cloak. To my son Leonard ( ?) fifty pounds and my best cloak, when his apprenticeship shall come forth. To Lydia, my daughter, thirty pounds. To Mary, my daughter, twenty pounds. To Rebecca Warde, my daughter, forty pounds. To Susan, my daughter, ten pounds. Son Thomas Ward to be sole executor. To son Edward Ward after his time shall come forth &c.
    Consistory Ct Norwich. Bk Williams 60.
    (Mem. Perhaps for "Leonard," above, we should read Edward. — H. F. W.)
    [Edward "Warde, the testator, was I presume the brother of Rev. John Ward of Haverhill, named by him in his will, which is printed in full in my memoir of N. Ward, pp. 130-1. See Muskett's Candler's pedigree in the Register, vol. 41, p. 284. The will of his daughter Susan, widow of Robert Brown, follows this. — Editor.]"
    . Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Gleanings in England.
  3. [S755] Henry F. Waters, Genealogical Gleanings in England, p. 584: "Susan Browne of Ipswich, widow, 22 March 1626, proved 24 April 1627. To Mr Samuel Warde, Preacher of the Tower parish in Ipswich the sum of five pounds &c in two years, in full discharge and satisfaction of whatsoever money is now due unto him and unpaid from or by Robert Browne, my late husband, deceased. To Elizabeth Browne daughter of my brother in law William Browne. My sister in law Mary Browne. My sister Mary Cutting. My mother Judith Warde. My sister Rebecca Warde. My brother Edward Warde to be executor and residuary legatee." Citing Consistory C Norwich Book Travers. [Unclear if "Mary Browne" is (prob.) a sister of Robert and William Browne or (poss.) the wife of William Browne (VWH)]
  4. [S755] Henry F. Waters, Genealogical Gleanings in England, p. 584-5.
    "Edward Ward of Ipswich in the Co. of Suffolk, hosier, 18 November 1646, proved 10 February 1646. I give unto my two sons, Edward and Samuel Ward, the sum of two hundred and ten pounds a piece, to be paid to either of them when they shall accomplish the full age of four and twenty years. I give unto my kinswoman Abigail Smart the sum of ten pounds, to be paid within one year next after my decease. I give unto Richard Lockewood my cousin the sum of five pounds, to be paid unto him at his full age of four and twenty years, provided that he doth faithfully serve and dwell with my wife the remainder of the time he is bound unto me. I give unto Elizabeth my wife all the remainder of my temporal goods &c. And I do ordain and make George Raymond of Ipswich clothier and John Denton of the same town hosier my executors. My son Samuel to be put to some trade as the said George Raymond, with the consent of my wife, shall see most meet.
    Fines, 35 (P. C. .C.)"

    "[Edward Ward, the testator, was a nephew of Rev. John Ward of Haverhill and probably son of Edward Warde of Little Wrathinge, whose will is given above. The testator married Elizabeth Dale, who survived him and married Thomas Griggs. See Register, vol. 41, p. 284. Mr. Griggs's will is given below. — Editor.]."