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James WARD


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Another look at this starting from the marriage:

James Ward & Emma Pritchard
14 Jan 1851 Sydney, Cumberland, New South Wales
Batch: M310279

James Ward & Emma Pritchard
14 Jan 1851 New South Wales
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Batch: M003874

Births in Qld.:
26 Feb 1854/BBP892 Ward James William - James - Emma -
1859/C01458 Ward Richard Edwin - James - Emma Pritchard

Death 1911/C01956 Ward Emma - William Pritchard - Elizabeth - ** born England aged 89

The Brisbane Courier - Wednesday 28 June 1911 p.4
WARD.-At Ipswich, on 23rd June, 1911, Emma Ward, relict of the late James Ward, and mother of James Ward, woolclasser, of Charleville, Q., aged 89 years.

Death of son in Qld.:
1930/C00247 Ward James William - James - Emma Pritchard ** 17 Dec 1929

Can the right death for James be found?

Thanks gibbo. :)

For now I'm assuming we know nothing more than what is already posted in this topic and not anything that might be in other 'Ward' topics.

I know Emma is the right spouse so we are starting from a known although the 1851 marriage is not in the NSW index. Not in the Queensland index either.
We know he died before 23 June 1911. Emma died at Ipswich. We assume he died in Queensland but we don't know for sure.
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Don't have a burial for Emma in 1911 yet.

I've gone through the on line burials at Ipswich Cemetery and can't find her.
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I got the feeling from that newspaper article about his son that Emma had been on her own for years.

"And his mother was for many years a resident of North Ipswich"

It doesnt state anything about his father been a resident there for many years.
1859/C01458 Ward Richard Edwin - James - Emma Pritchard

Ok found something that narrows the years down somewhat.

Western Star and Roma Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld. : 1875 - 1948)
Saturday 27 February 1886

WARD-WARD.-On the 24th February, At St. Puil's Church, Bo ma, by the
Ber. E. C. Oaborn, Richard Ejdwin, youngest son of the late James Ward
of Ipswich
, to Edith Emily, eldest daughter of the late David Ward, of
Bark Farm, Gowrie Creek, Toowoomba.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/art...mes ward"&searchLimits=exactPhrase=james+ward
Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) - Tuesday 13 September 1910 p.8
At 12 o'clock.
E. Bostock and Sons have been
favoured with instructions from
Mrs. EMMA WARD to sell by auction
Comfortable COTTAGE HOME, with
Two Allotments, fronting Whitehill
road in the favourite Bellavista
Estate, Limestone Hill. Close to the
residence of G. H. Shillito, Esq.
Terms one-quarter cash; balance at
6, 12, 18, and 24 months.
Must be sold, as Mrs. Ward has
no furthler use for the property.
Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald & General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908 ) - Saturday 13 October 1883 p.3
On the 11th October, at St. Paul's Church, Roma, by the Rev. E C. Osborne, Richard Edwin, youngest Son the late James Ward, to Margaret, fifth daughter of Frank Emerson, both of Roma.
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So ...

1876/C01176 James Ward Geo. Ward Jane Tuck ** 13 April 1876

1878/B12117 James Ward Peter Ward Margaret Millifont Sutton ** 1 Dec 1877
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Birth 1876 C5333 Henry James Ward - George - Jane Tuck

James was old enough to marry in 1851 so I'd say that rules out parents George and Jane.

The only other in Qld. index is this one:

James Ward
Death Date: 1 Dec 1877
Death Place: Queensland
Father: Peter Ward
Mother: Margaret Millifont Sutton
Registration Year: 1878
Registration Place: Queensland
Registration number: B012117
Page Number: 15438

Margaret arrived in 1862 and her spouse was Thomas Mellifont. The second one to Peter probably didn't take place but they lived together and had 6 children from 1865 to 1877.
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7 children are listed:

1866 C250 May Kate Ward Peter Margaret Sutton
1867 C255 Thomas Ward Peter Margaret Sutton
1868 C220 Robert John Ward Peter Margaret Millefont Sutton
1869 C260 John Peter Ward Peter Margaret Sutton
1871 C193 William Ward Peter Margaret Sutton
1873 C422 Margaret Ward Peter Margaret Lutton
1877 C930 James Ward Ward Peter Margaret Sutton July 1877

That must be the death reg for 1 Dec 1877. But no age:

Toowong Cemetery
Portion 16 section 7 grave 34
Ward James 02 / 12 / 1877 Unknown
Lots of deaths in NSW for a James before 1883.

We know James died before 11 Oct 1883, so stuck at that point.
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