'Ward04'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Ward of Barford, Ward of Guilsborough, Warde of Pillerton, Ward of Winwick

(1) Commoners reports that "This family, variously written Ward, Warde, de Warde, and de la Warde, is of great antiquity in the county of Northampton."
(2) Commoners identifies the arms of this family as "Az. a cross patonce arg.". Note the similarity with the family shown in the upper section of Ward02.
William Ward of Winwick (d 1596)
m. _ Largo (dau of Justice _ Largo of Feddingworth)
1. Leonard Wark (rector of Winwick)
  m. _ Cooper (sister of Bishop Cooper)
  A.+ issue - 2 sons (dspm), daughter
2. John Ward (d 1629)
  m. _ Waring
A. John Ward (b 1601, d 1660, vicar of Spratton)
  m. Letitia
  i. John Ward (d unm 1681. vicar of Stratton-on-Avon, later Chaplain to King Charles II & rector of Dorsington)
  ii. Thomas Ward (d 1706, rector of Ould)
m. Elizabeth Lucas (dau of Henry Lucas of Guilsborough)
  a. John Ward of Guilsborough & Nortoft, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (b 1675, d 1731)
  m. Mary Caldecott (dau of Thomas Caldecott of Catthorpe Hall)
  (1) Sir John Ward of Guilsborough, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (b 1717, d unm 1778)
  (2) Mary Ward
  m. John Shuckburgh ## see here ##
  (A)+ issue - John (d unm, rector of Bourton, vicar of Woolston), 2 daughters (dsp)
  (3) Elizabeth Ward (b 1715)
m. Richard Ward
  (A) Richard Ward of Guilsborough (d unm)
  (4) Ann Ward (b 1724)
  m. John Lucas
  (A) William Zouch Lucas, later Ward-Lucas of Guilsborough & Great Addington Hall, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (b 1760)
  m. (1783) Mary Lambe (dau/heir of Richard Lambe of Great Addington, niece/heir of William of Stanwick & Rev. Robert of Great Addington)
  (i) John Ward-Lucas, later Ward-Boughton-Leigh (4th son) had issue
  m. (1811) Theodosia de Maslburgh Leigh (dau/heir of Sir Egerton Leigh, 2nd Bart, by Theodosia Boughton)
  (ii) Marianne Ward-Lucas
  m. William Abbot of Warnford Park
  (iii) Caroline Ward-Lucas
  m. William Fowler Jones of Ashurst Park
  (iv)+ other issue - William, Robert Lambe (dsp), Richard (cleric)
  b. Thomas Ward (b 1678, dsp 1721, rector of Hazlebeech)
  c. Samuel Ward of Wellingborough (b 1681)
  m. Mary Henchman
  (1) daughter
  m. William Lambe of Stanwick
  iii. Sarah Ward
  m. William Clarke of Loddington
  a. Sarah Clarke
  m. Randolph Wickes of Hazlebeech
  (1) Randolph Wickes, Sheriff of Northampton (a 1703)



Visitation identifies the Ward sections of the quartered arms of this family as "Azure, a cross flory or, in dexter chief a mullter for difference.". This suggest that it may have been a cadet branch of the family shown above.
Henry Ward of Pillerton, Warwickshire
1. John Warde of Pillerton
  A. Henry Warde of Pillerton
  m. Anna Bishop (dau of John Bishop by sister of Willington Harley)
  i. William Warde of Pillerton
  m. Lucy Harcourt (dau of Michael Harcourt of Buckinghamshire)
  a. Margaret Ward
  m. _ Day
  b. Jane Ward
  m. _ Anslow of Salop
  c. Anna Ward
  m. _ Dove
  d. Winifred Ward
  m. _ Fountains of Buckinghamshire
  e.+ other issue - Henry, John, Michael, William, Walter, Katherine
  ii. Richard Ward of the Lane, Beningfield, Buckinghamshire
  m. ?? (relict of _ Tudor)
  a. Anna Ward
  m. _ Rogers of Shurburne
b.+ other issue - George, Leticia
  iii. Thomas Ward of Barford, Warwickshire
  m. Martha Rowley (dau/heir of Thomas Rowley of Idlicott by sister of Thomas Underhill of Etington)
  a. Rowley Ward of Barford & Warwick (b c1564, d c1656, Sergeant-at-law)
  The following comes from Visitation (Warwickshire, 1682-3, 'Ward of Barford').
  m1. Joanna Harbourne (dau of John Harbourne of Middlesex)
  (1) Thomas Ward of Barford (b c1612, a 1683)
  m. Dorothy Stuart (b 1618, sister of Sir Nicholas Stuart of Hartley Mauduit)
  (A)+ issue - Rowley (d infant), Charles (b c1651, a 1683), Elizabeth (a 1683), Jane (a 1683)
  (2) John Ward (dsp, Captain, 3rd son)
  m. (1643) (Catherine) Kenwrick of King's Sutton
  (3) Martha Ward
  m. Humphrey Wickham of Swacliffe
  (4)+ other issue - Rowley (d young), Henry
  m2. (c1655, sp) ?? (widow)
  b. William Ward
  iv.+ other issue - John, Humphrey (dsp)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Commoners (vol 1, 'Ward of Guisborough', p379+)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Warwickshire, 1619, 'Ward')
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