Emilia Ward

1761–
Spanby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Emilia

When Emilia Ward was born in 1761, in Spanby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Ward, was 37 and her mother, Martha Bainbridge, was 30.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Ward
1724–1803
Martha Bainbridge
1731–1782
Mary Ward
1753–
Robert Ward
1754–
Thomas Ward
1757–1782
Emilia Ward
1761–
John Ward
1763–1769
William Ward
1765–1847
Edward Ward
1765–
Elizabeth Ward
1767–1834
Martha Ward
1771–1777
John Ward
1773–1773
Richard Ward
1773–1773

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World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 9

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

Age 14

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
1801 · The Act of Union

Age 40

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.

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 (2)

  • Emilia Ward, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Emilia Ward, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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