Henry Ward

Male1822–18 November 1907

Brief Life History 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

Sources (12)

  • Henry Ward, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Sarah Ann Nunn in the England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915
  • Henry Ward, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 February 1844Covehithe, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (5)

    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

    English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Middle English ward ‘watchman, guard’ (Old English weard, used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).

    English: occupational name from Middle English warde ‘armed guard’ (Old English weard ‘watching, guarding’), with the same meaning as 1 above.

    Irish: shortened 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.

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

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