Susan Ward1

#4331, (say 1590 - circa 24 March 1627)
Relationship8th great-grandaunt of William David Lewis
Father*Edward Ward1 (c 1574 - b 1620/21)
Mother*Judith _____1 (s 1565 - a 1626)


Robert Browne b. c 1600, d. b 1626
Her married name was Browne.2 
Birth*say 1590She was born say 1590 at Suffolk, EnglandG.1 
Marriage*say 1610She married Robert Browne, son of ____ Browne and ____ _____, say 1610 at EnglandG.1 
9 January 1620/21In Edward Ward's will dated 9 January 1620/21, Susan Ward was named as an heir.3 
22 March 1626She left a will on 22 March 1626 at Ipswich, Suffolk, EnglandG; (prob. 1627, new style, if burial date is accurate; Lydia and Nathaniel not mentioned.)4 
Death*circa 24 March 1627She died circa 24 March 1627 at SuffolkG.1 
Burial26 March 1627She was buried on 26 March 1627 at St. Stephen Church, Ipswich, Suffolk, EnglandG.1 
Probate*24 April 1627Her estate was probated on 24 April 1627 at SuffolkG.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. [S497] Samuel Peyton, talshouse, owner, online
  3. [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.
  4. [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)]