Elizabeth Jane Ward

1828–1903 (Age 75)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Ward was born in 1828, in Leicester St Margaret, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Bryan Ward, was 37 and her mother, Jane Rice, was 33. She married Henry Leeson about 1848, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She died in 1903, in Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75, and was buried in Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Henry Leeson
Elizabeth Jane Ward
Marriage: about 1848
Charles Edwin Leeson
John Bolton Leeson
William Arthur Leeson
Francis Leeson

Spouse and Children

about 1848
England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (5)


Age 2

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 5

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 26

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Old English weard ‘guard’ (used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).2 Irish: reduced form of McWard, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bhaird ‘son of the poet’. The surname occurs throughout Ireland, where three different branches of the family are known as professional poets.3 Surname adopted by bearers of the Jewish surname Warshawski, Warshawsky or some other Jewish name bearing some similarity to the English name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Ward in household of Jane Ward, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Elizabeth Leeson in household of Henry Leeson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Elizabeth Leeson in household of Henry Leeson, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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