Thomas Ward

1564–before 10 April 1623 (Age 59)
Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Ward was born in 1564, in Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Ward, was 23 and his mother, Agnes Ballard, was 22. He married Frances Taylor on 10 June 1588, in Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died before 10 April 1623, in City of London, London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 59, and was buried in Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire, England.

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Thomas Ward
Frances Taylor
Marriage: 10 June 1588
Ann Ward
Martha Ward
Alice Ward
William Ward
Thomas Ward
Richard Ward
Thomas Ward

Spouse and Children

10 June 1588
Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

1569 · State Lottery

Age 5

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
1571 · The Royal Exchange is Organized

Age 7

The Royal Exchange was organized in January 1571 by Sir Thomas Gresham. Gresham is known as the father of English banking.
1585 · The First English Colony is Established in America

Age 21

England established its first colony in North America in 1585 as a way to generate additional wealth. The colony was named Virginia, after the virgin Queen Elizabeth I.

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)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Hedge -
  • Probate records, 1467-1877 Archdeaconry of Northampton
  • The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New Engl

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