Henry Ward

1822–18 November 1907 (Age 85)
Benacre, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry

Henry Ward was born in 1822, in Benacre, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He married Sarah Anne Nunn on 6 February 1844, in Covehithe, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Covehithe, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 18 November 1907, in York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 85.

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Henry Ward
Sarah Anne Nunn
Marriage: 6 February 1844
Elizabeth Ward
John Ward
Phoebe Ward
Esther Ward
Henry Ward

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World Events (7)

Age 1
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
Age 11
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 32
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 (12)

  • Henry Ward, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Henry Ward, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Henry Ward in entry for John Abbott and Esther Ward, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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