Joseph Ward

Male16 February 1776–

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Ward was born on 16 February 1776, in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Ward, was 35 and his mother, Esther Harwood, was 27. He had at least 5 sons and 6 daughters with Hannah White.

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Joseph Ward
Hannah White
Joseph Ward
Selima Ward
Sarah Ward
Joseph Ward
John Ward
Sarah Ward
Selina Ward
Sarah White Ward
Samuel White Ward
Joseph Ward
Mary Ann Ward

Sources (13)

  • Joseph Ward, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Joseph Ward, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Joseph in entry for Sarah W. Edwards, "Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"

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Children (11)

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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 25

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.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 32

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


Age 39

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

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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