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Above: Winchester College

Name: Marmaduke, Clerk Ward

Gender: Male

Birth Date: 1750

Death Age: 63

Burial Date: 18 Oct 1813

Burial Place: Trunch, Norfolk

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Above: Winifred Gérin (Horatia Nelson, p. 251)

Above: Burnham Westgate church i(now in Burnham Market)) where Philip married Horatia in 1822, photographed in 2017

Above: Saunders's News-Letter 25 February 1822

Above All Saints, Stanhoe (built c. 1300) Source: churches-uk-ireland.org

Above: detail of 190–1902 map of Norfolk with Burnham Westgate, Stanhoe and Birch Newton circled.  Source: francisfrith.com

Above: the old rectory at Bircham Newton, photographed August 2017

Above: the old rectory at Bircham Newton, photographed August 2017

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

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

Above: the old rectory at Bircham Newton, photographed August 2017

Above: George’s wall plaque in St Botolph’s, Trunch, photographed 2017

Left: William of Wykeham

Death of 4th great-grandfather

Above: Trinity College, Oxford

Marriage of 3rd great-grandparents

Above George Matcham, whom Philip Ward met on his honeymoon tour

Death of 4th great-grandmother

Above: Philip Ward listed as rector of Bircham Newton from 1825, photographed August 2017

Although John J. S.’s baptism record (above right) clearly states he was born on the same day as his baptism: 13th February, “christenings” appear to have been separate family gatherings

Above: burial marker for John James Stephens inside All Saints, Bircham Newton, photographed August 2017

Above: wall plaque to John James Stephens in All Saints, Bircham Newton, photographed August 2017

Birth of 2nd great-grandfather

Above: the baptismal font All Saints, Bircham Newton, photographed August 2017

Christening of 2nd great-grandfather with Susanna Matcham as god mother

Wards 1800 - 1831

4 Mar 1800

George (son of Marmaduke Jr and Eleanor) dies of fever on HMS Dragon off Brest aged 17 

His Trunch wall plaque (left) describes him of having had “most amiable manners and promising hopes”.

31 Dec 1803

Marmaduke Ward Jr. given official permission not to visit his parish of Horsington, Lincolnshire because the parsonage there was so poor.

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Revd Marmaduke Ward licensed to be absent on account of the parsonage house being a very poor one, and quite unfit to contain his numerous family

         © Lincolnshire County Council: Horsington Par - Lincolnshire County Council

1804

Winifred Gérin (Horatia Nelson, p. 236) says Philip and his brothers William & James were educated at Winchester College (left) in 1804 (below):

25 Dec 1812

Marmaduke Jr and Eleanor’s youngest son James is Lieutenant R.N 

Source: threedecks.org

14 Jan 1813

Philip (son of Marmaduke Jr and Eleanor) enrols at Trinity College, Oxford, aged 17:

(My 3rd great-grandfather)

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Source: ancestry.co.uk

1813

Marmaduke Ward Jr. dies aged 63

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18 Oct 1813

Marmaduke buried in Trunch

1813–14

Marmaduke Jr and Eleanor’s youngest son James is Lieutenant and Commanding Officer on HMS Ruby (64)

Source: threedecks.org

1817

Philip Ward gains his B.A. from Trinity College, Oxford

See his 1813 alumni record above

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Winifred Gérin (Horatia Nelson, p. 236) affirms this (below):

1817

Winifred Gérin (Horatia Nelson, p. 236) says Philip had spent this year in his uncle Philip Smyth’s Parish of Worthen, Hereford (below):

8 Nov 1818

Winifred Gérin (Horatia Nelson, p. 235) says Philip was ordained as Curate of Burnham Norton having previously taken services there (below):

1820

Philip Ward gains his M.A. from Trinity College, Oxford

See his 1813 alumni record above

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Winifred Gérin (Horatia Nelson, p. 236) says of Philip’s character – and family looks (below):

19 Feb 1822

26-year-old Philip marries 21-year-old Horatia Nelson at Burnham Westgate (right) in north-west Norfolk

My 3rd great-grandparents

Burnham Westgate is now merged with Burnham Sutton and Burnham Ulph to form Burnham Market

Winifred Gérin (Horatia Nelson, p. 244)

Source: ancestry.co.uk

C. Feb 1822

Philip Ward meets his new bride’s Matcham relatives in London en route to Wiltshire during their honeymoon (Winifred Gérin, Horatia Nelson, pp. 249-250)

Winifred Gérin (Horatia Nelson, p. 249–250)

8 Dec 1822

Horatia and Philip Ward’s first child Horatio Nelson Ward is born at Burnham Westgate

 (Winifred Gérin, Horatia Nelson, p. 253) – below

11 Jul 1823

Philip Ward appointed to Stanhoe (4 miles south-west of Burnham Westgate)

 (Winifred Gérin, Horatia Nelson, pp. 255–256) – below

1823

Death of Eleanor Ward née Smyth aged 65 (right)

C. Apr 1824

Eleanor Philippa Horatia and Philip Ward’s second child born at Stanhoe

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15 Apr 1824

Eleanor Philippa Ward baptised at Stanhoe

 (Winifred Gérin, Horatia Nelson, p. 256) – below

It seems more likely that Eleanor Philippa was named for Philip’s newly deceased mother and himself

1825

Philip Ward appointed Rector of All Saints, Bircham Newton (left)

Above: Winifred Gérin, Horatia Nelson, p. 259

27 May 1825

Marmaduke Philip Smyth, Horatia and Philip Ward’s third child born at Bircham Newton (right)

13 Feb 1827

John James Stephen, Horatia and Philip Ward’s fourth child born at Bircham Newton (right)

Above: Winifred Gérin, Horatia Nelson, p. 259

Above: Winifred Gérin, Horatia Nelson, p. 266

29 Mar 1827

Death of Ann (daughter of Marmaduke Sr) aged 75 (left)

5 May 1828

Nelson, Horatia and Philip Ward’s fifth child baptised at Bircham Newton (right)

Above: Winifred Gérin, Horatia Nelson, p. 259

Above: Winifred Gérin, Horatia Nelson, p. 266

Captain Ward was Philip’s younger brother James (1798-1862)

9 Jan 1829

John James Stephens, Horatia and Philip Ward’s fourth child buried at Bircham Newton (right)

Above: Winifred Gérin, Horatia Nelson, pp. 266-7

8 Apr 1830

William George, Horatia and Philip Ward’s sixth child baptised at Bircham Newton (right)

Above: Winifred Gérin, Horatia Nelson, p. 259

29 Jun1830

Nelson and William George Ward christened with many family members and friends present prior to the family moving to Tenterden, Kent at which Horatia’s uncle Earl Nelson had secured Philip appointment as Vicar (below)

Above: Winifred Gérin, Horatia Nelson, pp. 268-9

Above: Winifred Gérin, Horatia Nelson, p. 269

24 Aug 1831

Death of Elizabeth Ward (daughter of Marmaduke Sr) aged 78 (left)

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14 Aug 1830

Philip Ward inducted as Vicar of Tenterden, Kent

C. Apr 1831

The Wards move to Tenterden, Kent

Above: Winifred Gérin, Horatia Nelson, p. 259

3rd great-grandfather, Philip Ward enters Trinity College

Above: Winchester College crest

Above: The Monthly Magazine, Volume 36. Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, 1813

Above: Burnham Norton St Margaret

Name: Philip Ward

Gender: Male

Marriage Date: 19 Feb 1822

Marriage Place: Burnham-Westgate, Norfolk, England

Spouse: Horatia Nelson Nelson 

Source: ancestry.co.uk

Above: The Bolton’s former Burnham Westgate house, where Horatia stayed prior to her marriage, then moved next-door as Philip’s new bride, photographed 2017

Above: Kitty Matcham

Above: old photo of Burnham Market (Burnham Westgate)

First name(s) Eleanor

Last name Ward

Sex Female

Age 65

Year 1823

Date 01 Jul 1823

Event type Burial

Place     Trunch

County Norfolk

Source: findmypast.co.uk

Above: All Saints, Bircham Newton.  Photographed August 2017

Above:Marmaduke Philip Smyth Ward’s baptism record.  Source: ancestry.co.uk

Above: John James Stephens Ward’s baptism record.  Source: ancestry.co.uk

Above: church key, thought to possibly be the one Philip Ward used, Bircham Newton.  Photographed August 2017

Above: Nelson Ward’s baptism record.  Source: ancestry.co.uk

Above: view from church tower, Bircham Newton.  Photographed August 2017

Above: the interior of All Saints, Bircham Newton.  Photographed August 2017

Above: William George Ward’s baptism record.  Source: ancestry.co.uk

Above: John James Stephens’ burial record.  Source: ancestry.co.uk

HMS Dragon off Brest

Horsington, Lincolnshire

Winchester, Hampshire

Trinity College, Oxford

Trinity College, Oxford

Worthen,

Hereford

Burnham Norton

Burnham Westgate

(Burnham Market)

London

Stanhoe

Trunch

Stanhoe

Bircham Newton

Bircham Newton

Trunch

Bircham Newton

Above: wider view of John James Stephens’ plaque, Bircham Newton.  Photographed August 2017

(Presumably) Bircham Newton

Tenterden, Kent

Trunch