Stephen Ward

about 1786–
Pentney, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Stephen

Stephen Ward was born about 1786, in Pentney, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He married Maria McEvoy on 17 November 1810, in Fordham, Bronx, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Stephen Ward
1786–
Maria McEvoy
1790–
Marriage: 17 November 1810
Margaret Ward
1811–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 November 1810
Fordham, Bronx, New York, United States
children

(1)

World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 15

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 29

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 37

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

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)

  • Stephen Ward in entry for William Ward and Sarah Palmer Wilson, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Genealogy of the de Veaux Family: by Thos F de Voe - 1885 - de Veaux Family - HIgginson Book Company - Salem, Massachusetts
  • Stephen Ward, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"

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