Ward 1800 - 1850  Wykeham Line  Ward Forbears

My Ward descent is through my 2nd great-grandfather, William George Ward (1830 - 1878)

 Marmaduke WARD

Adm. sizar (age 18) at ST JOHN'S, 06 Jun., 1729.

S. of Joseph, gent., of Derbyshire . B. near Chesterfield [ Derbyshire ].

School, Chesterfield [ Derbyshire ] (Mr Burrow).

Matric. 1729 ;

B.A. 1732/3 .

Ord. deacon (Lincoln) 20 May, 1733; priest (Norwich) Oct., 1735.

R. of Occold, Suffolk , 1745-56 .

R. of Swafield, Norfolk , 1746-72 .

R. of Beeston-by-Sea [ Norfolk ], 1765-72 .

Died 06 Feb., 1772.

( Scott-Mayor, III. 422.)

Source: Cambridge Alumni Database

Above: St. Botolph’s Church, Trunch

Name: Marmaduke Ward

Gender: Male

Marriage Date: 13 Jan 1748

Marriage Place: Bacton, Norfolk, 

Spouse: Mary Buck 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Above: St. Botolph’s Church canopied font where Marmaduke’s children would have been baptised (photographed 2017)

Above: St Botolph’s, Trunch, photographed 2017

Above: The Ipswich Journal 16 February 1765 reporting Marmaduke’s appointment as Rector of Beeston-by-Sea

Marmaduke WARD (Jr.)

sizar aged 17 St John's College adm1768:07:06

s. of Rev. Marmaduke WARD (1729) 

R.: Swafield, [Norfolk], and Beeston Regis, Norfolk , (and Mary)

b. Trunch, Norfolk ,

Sch: private

Matric 1768:10MT:

Scholar 1771

BA 6 th Wrangler 1772

Incorp. at Magdalen College [Oxford] OX 1772

MA(Oxford) 1774

Fellow of: : Magdalen 1774

R.: Horsington, Lincolnshire , 1781-1813

m. Eleanor -.

d. 1813:10:13

brother of George WARD (1772)

brother of William WARD (1773)

( Al. Oxon.; St John's College Adm. IV. 541)

Above: the inscription on the Ward family memorial stone n St. Botolph’s, Trunch, listing Mary Ward, photographed in 2017

Above: the inscription on the Ward family memorial stone n St. Botolph’s, Trunch, listing Jane Ward, photographed in 2017

Above: Horsington, Lincolnshire

Above: Gimingham

Above: Philip Ward

Above: section of George’s memorial plaque

Name: Ann Ward

Gender: Female

Birth Date: 25 Jan 1752

Baptism Date: 18 Feb 1752

Baptism Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Father: Marmaduke Ward

Mother: Mary 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Name: Elizabeth Ward

Gender: Female

Birth Date: 13 Feb 1753

Baptism Date: 13 Mar 1753

Baptism Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Father: Marmaduke Ward

Mother: Mary 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Name: Jane Ward

Gender : Female

Birth Date: 28 Jan 1758

Baptism Date: 28 Jan 1758

Baptism Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Father: Marmaduke Ward

Mother: Mary 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Marriage of 4th great-grandparents

Name: George Ward

Gender: Male

Birth Date:     4 Oct 1783

Baptism Date: 6 Oct 1783

Baptism Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Father: Marmaduke Ward

Mother: Eleanor 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Name Harriet Ward

Gender Female

Birth Date 17 Jun 1786

Baptism Date 18 Jun 1786

Baptism Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Father: Marmaduke Ward

Mother: Eleanor Smyth 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Name William Ward

Gender Male

Baptism Date 14 Jun 1790

Baptism Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Father: Marmaduke Ward

Mother: Eleanor Smyth 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Above: Norfolk Chronicle 26 March 1791

Birth of 5th great-grandfather Marmaduke Ward

Marriage of 5th great-grandparents

Birth of 4th great-grandfather

Death of 5th great-grandmother Mary née Buck

Birth of my 3rd great-grandfather

Wards 1700s

C. 1711

Marmaduke Ward born near Chesterfield, Derbyshire to George of Killamarsh near Chesterfield

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Winifred Gérin (Horatia Nelson, p. 236) says the Ward family were of Norman origin and migrated to Norfolk from Derbyshire in the early 1700s (below):

11 Nov 1735

Marmaduke Ward marries Ann Google, Swafield, Norfolk (right)

C. 1735

Marmaduke appointed Curate of  St. Botolph’s, Trunch (right - pictured left)

30 Mar 1739

Death of Marmaduke’s first wife Ann (see extract of Marmaduke’s family tomb inscription: left)

From Cambridge Alumni Record (top left)

1745-56: Rector of Occold, Suffolk

1746-72: Rector of Swafield, Norfolk

13 Jan 1748

Marmaduke’s 2nd marriage to Mary Buck at Bacton, Norfolk (left) – on the coast 6 miles east of Swafield and 3-and-half miles from Trunch – (right)

My 5th great-grandparents

10 Oct 1749

Mary daughter of Marmaduke and Mary born (right)

13 Jan 1749/50

Mary baptised (right)

24 May 1750

Marmaduke son of Marmaduke and Mary born (right)

My 4th great-grandfather

15 Jun1750

Marmaduke baptised (right and font pictured left)

25 Jan 1752Ann daughter of Marmaduke and Mary born (left)

 18 Feb 1752

Ann baptised (left)

13 Feb 1753

Elizabeth daughter of Marmaduke and Mary born (left)

13 Mar 1753

Elizabeth baptised (right)

17 Dec 1754

George son of Marmaduke and Mary born (right)

24 Jan 1755

George baptised (right)

18 Mar 1756

William son of Marmaduke and Mary born (right)

21 Apr 1756

William baptised (right)

28 Jan 1758

Jane daughter of Marmaduke and Mary born (left)

28 Jan 1758

Jane baptised - newborn (left)

5 Sep 1763

The death of Mary Ward née Buck, aged 49.

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The inscription on the black marble family tomb in the South Aisle of St. Botolph’s Church, Trunch (right) reads:

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Also of MARY his Second Wife

who died Sept.r 5th 1763, aged 49 years

leaving issue three sons, & four daughters

From Cambridge Alumni Record (top left)

1765-72: Rector of Beeston-by-Sea, Norfolk

From Cambridge Alumni Record 

Marmaduke Ward Jr. (left)

C. 1751: born Trunch, Norfolk, son of Marmaduke Ward and Mary

C. 1759: private school

1768: admitted to St. John’s College, Cambridge

1771: scholar

1772: Batchelor of Arts from Wrangler College, Cambridge

31 Jan 1772

The death of Marmaduke Ward, aged 61.

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The inscription on his black marble tomb in the South Aisle of St. Botolph’s Church, Trunch (right) reads:

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Beneath this Stone

Resteth the Body of

MARMADUKE WARD Clerk 

Rector of Swafield & Beeston-Regis in the

County and 37 Years Curate of this Parish

He died Jan.ry 31st 1772.  Aged 61 Years

From Cambridge Alumni Record 

Marmaduke Ward Jr. (above left)

1772: enrolled Magdalen College, Oxford

23 Oct 1773

William enters Trinity College Cambridge

His alumni record reads:

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     Adm. sizar (age 19) at TRINITY, Oct. 23, 1773. S. of [the Rev.] Marmaduke (1729), of Trunch, Norfolk. B. Apr. 21, 1756. Private tuition. Matric. Michs. 1774; Scholar, 1777; B.A. 1778. Ord. deacon (Lincoln, Litt. dim. from Norwich) Sept. 1778; priest, Aug. 6, 1780; C. of Little Cressingham, Norfolk, 1778. Brother of George (1772) and Marmaduke (1768).

Source: ancestry.co.uk

From Cambridge Alumni Record 

Marmaduke Ward Jr. (above left)

1774: Master of Arts, Oxford

1774: Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford

13 Jan 1775

Death of Mary (daughter of Marmaduke Sr) aged 22 aged 25 (left)

6 Aug 1780

Marmaduke Sr’s son William becomes Curate of Little Cressingham

See William’s alumni record above

13 Jul 1777

Marmaduke Sr’s son George becomes Curate of of Waxham and Palling

See George’s alumni record above.

21 Jan 1781

Death of Jane (daughter of Marmaduke Sr) aged 22 (left)

1781

Marmaduke Jr. becomes Rector of Horsington, Lancashire (below and pictured left)

From Cambridge Alumni Record 

Marmaduke Ward Jr. (above left)

1781: Rector of Horsington, Lincolnshire

8 Aug 1782

Marmaduke Ward Jr. marries Eleanor Smyth at Gimingham, near Trunch (right)

Eleanor’s surname Smyth is – unusually – given on baptism records of their children.

Winifred Gérin (Horatia Nelson, p. 236) says Marmaduke Jr.’s in laws, the Smyth’s were of Gimmingham Hall and descendants of William of Wykeham (below):

4 Oct 1783

Birth of George (son of Marmaduke Jr and Eleanor) (left)

06 Oct 1783

Baptism of George

16 Jul 1783

Death of Rev George Ward (son of Marmaduke Sr) aged 28 (right)

22 Oct 1784

Birth and baptism of Mary (daughter of Marmaduke Jr and Eleanor) (right)

17 Jun 1786

Birth of Harriet (daughter of Marmaduke Jr and Eleanor) (left)

18 Jun 1786

Baptism of Harriet

11 Apr 1788

Birth of Eleanor (daughter of Marmaduke Jr and Eleanor)(right)

13 Apr 1788

Baptism of Eleanor

9 Oct 1788

Death of Rev William Ward (son of Marmaduke Sr) aged 32 (right)

Mar 1791

Marmaduke Jr. included in a list of members for the Association of Prosecuting Horse Stealers within the Hundred of North Epringham, Turnstead and Happing (left).

1790

Birth of William (son of Marmaduke Jr and Eleanor) (left)

14 Jun 1790

Baptism of William

The Wards’ Trunch home

TRUNCH HALL Bradfield Road

A late 16th. Century, listed house with possible earlier parts. Goodrich (1939) says that Marmaduke Ward (the Parish Clerk) lived here before selling it to Thomas Bidwell who lived here in 1851 followed by his son Thomas from at least 1861 until after 1891. The Tithe map of 1839 however shows Thomas Bidwell as the owner-occupier but he is not on the 1841 census.

Source: trunchhistory.weebly.com/agricultural.html

May 1791

Marmaduke Jr. named as an agent for the sale of an estate at Gimmingham and Mundersly (right).

1 Sep1795

Birth and baptism of Philip (son of Marmaduke Jr and Eleanor) (right - and pictured left)

Above HMS Dragon 1798 by By Jean Meissonnier, Voiliers de l'Époque romantique, Edita Lausanne, 1991, ISBN 2-88001-273-2, p.53, Public Domain

Wards 1800 - 1831

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Evidence that Marmaduke’s father was George of Killamarsh:

1) Killamarsh baptism record for a Marmaduke Ward born at the right time near Chesterfield (above right)

2) No supporting records unearthed for a contemporary Marmaduke Ward born to Joseph

3) Marmaduke’s firstborn son was named George.  He had no sons named Joseph

4) The only one of Marmaduke’s seven children to marry was his younger son Marmaduke.  He too called his firstborn son George (again no Josephs)

5) The only record stating Marmaduke’s father was Joseph, his Cambridge alumni listing (above left), is shown in the below text to be highly inaccurate:

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“P. 60 no. 33. The name of Marmaduke Mower is entered in the Register, but it seems probable that Marmaduke is a mistake for Edmund….

P. 60 no. 34. No Edmund Ward appears in the printed Graduati, but Marmaduke Ward appears as B.A. in 1732. It seems clear therefore that the keeper of the Register has transposed the Christian names of Mower and Ward. Marmaduke Ward (of St John's College, Cambridge) was ordained Deacon 20 May 1733 and licensed to the curacy of All Saints in Stamford by the Bishop of Lincoln. He was instituted Rector of Occold, Suffolk, 27 November 1715, ceding this in 1756. He was instituted Rector of Swaffteld, Norfolk, 31 May 1746, and Rector of Beeston-next-the- Sea, Norfolk, 9 February 1765, he held both until his death 6 February 1772. He was father of Marmaduke Ward of St John's (B.A. 1772), who was afterwards a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford (Foster, Alumni O.ronienses).” Source: ebooksread.com

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The transcript above says Marmaduke was in a parish in 1715, (I think that should read 1735) “He was instituted Rector of Occold, Suffolk, 27 November 1715, ceding this in 1756.”

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(see also Ward forbears)

6 Nov 1772

George enters St. John’s College Cambridge

Alumni record:

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Adm. sizar (age 18) at ST JOHN'S, Nov. 6, 1772. S. of the Rev. Marmaduke (1729). B. [Dec. 17, 1754] at Trunch, Norfolk. Matric. Michs. 1773; Scholar, 1773; B.A. 1777. Ord. deacon (Norwich) July 13, 1777; C. of Waxham and Palling, Norfolk, 1777. Brother of Marmaduke (1768) and William (1773).

Source: ancestry.co.uk

27 Jan 1798

Birth of James (son of Marmaduke Jr and Eleanor)(right)

29 Jan 1798

Baptism of James

8 Aug 1798

George (eldest son of Marmaduke Jr and Eleanor) starts service on HMS Dragon (newly built at Deptford) aged 14 (left)

Above: Beeston

Death of 5th great-grandfather Marmaduke Ward

This is the only baptism record I’ve found for a Marmaduke Ward near Chesterfield at around the right time

Name: Marmaduke Ward

Gender: Male

Baptism Date: 23 Oct 1710

Baptism Place: Killamarsh (near Chesterfield), Derbyshire, England

Father: Geo Ward 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Name: Marmaducus Ward

Gender: Male

Marriage Date: 12 Nov 1735

Marriage Place: Swafield, Norfolk, England

Spouse: Anna Google

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Name: Marmaduke Ward

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 24 May 1750

Baptism Date: 15 Jan 1750

Baptism Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Father: Marmaduke Ward

Mother: Mary 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Name: Marmaduke Ward

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 24 May 1750

Baptism Date: 15 Jan 1750

Baptism Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Father: Marmaduke Ward

Mother: Mary 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Name: George Ward

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 17 Dec 1755*

Baptism Date: 24 Jan 1755

Baptism Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Father: Marmaduke Ward

Mother: Mary 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

We can assume he was born in 1754 as his Cambridge alumni record states, not ’55

Name: William Ward

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 18 Mar 1756

Baptism Date: 21 Apr 1756

Baptism Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Father: Marmaduke Ward

Mother: Mary 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Above: St John’s College, Cambridge

Last name: Ward

First name: Marmaduke

Marriage date: 08 Aug 1782

Place: Gimingham

Spouse's first: Eleanor

Spouse's last name: Smyth

Source:  Trunch records 1725-1799

Transcribed by Val Dagley into a spreadsheet

Above: the inscription on the Ward family memorial stone n St. Botolph’s, Trunch, listing George, photographed in 2017

Name: Mary Ward

Gender: Female

Birth Date: 22 Oct 1784

Baptism Date: 22 Oct 1784

Baptism Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Father: Marmaduke Ward

Mother: Eleanor Smyth 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Name: Eleanor Ward

Gender: Female

Birth Date: 11 Apr 1788

Baptism Date: 13 Apr 1788

Baptism Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Father: Marmaduke Ward

Mother: Eleanor Smyth 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Above: the inscription on the Ward family memorial stone n St. Botolph’s, Trunch, listing William, photographed in 2017

Name: Philip Ward

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 1 Sep 1795

Baptism Date: 1 Sep 1795

Baptism Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Father: Marmaduke Ward

Mother: Eleanor Smyth 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Name: James Ward

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 27 Jan 1798

Baptism Date: 29 Jan 1798

Baptism Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Father: Marmaduke Ward

Mother: Eleanor Smyth 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Above: old postcard of Bacton, home parish of my 5th great-grandmother, Mary Buck

Above: the inscription on the Ward family memorial stone n St. Botolph’s, Trunch, listing Mary née Buck, photographed in 2017

Above: Norfolk Chronicle 07 May 1791

Above: Magdalen College, Oxford

Above: St. Michael’s, Occold, Suffolk © Bikeway, where Marmaduke was Rector 1745-56

Above: the inscription on the Ward family memorial stone n St. Botolph’s, Trunch, listing Marmaduke Ward Sr. and his first wife Ann, photographed in 2017

Trunch

Trunch

Trunch

Beeston

Horsington, Lincolnshire

Gimingham, Norfolk

Chesterfield

Cambridge