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John WARD - Barbara


I am very new to this site, but need some help in finding my London roots,
My research is for my GREAT GT grandfather John Ward born approx. 1804.Bethnal green London. He was a silk weaver and so was his wife Elizabeth WARD...[Walker].born Bethnal green approx. 1804.

They left London in 1833/4 and came to live in NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME Staffordshire, bringing four children with them .Elizabeth Ward was pregnant when she arrived at Newcastle with her 5th child.................
my great grand father William Ward born 1834 Newcastle under Lyme .

I have a lot of information on this Ward family after they arrived here ,but know very little about there previous lives in LONDON.
I would love to be able to find John Wards birth and maybe his siblings .so I could find another link going back to Johns Roots .#any advice would be helpful and most appreciated ......Barbara
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Hello Barbara and welcome to the Forum

We will see what can be found re John to help you.

Hi and Welcome

The name is quite popular and there are a few possibilities..

This is possible for their marriage..

John Ward
Spouse: Elisabeth Walker
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 16 Dec 1823
Parish: Spitalfields Christ Church with St Mary and St Stephen
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Register Type: Parish Register

Hi Barbara

Unless I've picked up the wrong couple, the censuses consistently give a birth date as 1806-7. Have you found this?

Seems so Geoff.

Deaths Dec Qtr 1879
Ward John 73 Coventry 6d 302

Deaths Dec Qtr 1914
Ward William 81 Stoke T. 6b 284