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1701 Son of Wm Reid of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Could this James Reid be a brother to the William Reid who married Sarah Ward? Both were in Newport and are only 3 years apart in age. 
REID, James (I1008)
 
1702 source - http://www.users.qwest.net/~ccco1/firstnsterhune.htm TERHUNE, John (I1747)
 
1703 South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839-1900)

Tuesday 12 April 1892, Page 3

Sudden Death of Mr. Edward Ward. - Mr. Edward Ward, a sharebroker and a
member of the Stock Exchange of South Australia, fell dead in front of
Cowstock, Chambers, King William-street, at about 10 o'clock on Wednesday, March 30. The late Mr. Ward was an able advocate of, free trade principles, and was one of the founders of the Free Trade League with Messrs. J. H. Symon, J. Medway Day, and others. He acted as its Secretary, and frequently contributed correspondence to the S. A. Register bearing on the subject of free trade. As a member of the Kent Town Weslyan Church he took much interest in affairs pertaining to Methodism. Mr. Ward was born at Reeth, Yorkshire, in 1827, and went to reside in Bolton, Lancashire, when about fourteen years of age. During his residence in that town he went into
business as a draper. He came out to South Australia in August, 1880. Prior
to becoming a sharebroker he was a commercial traveller for a well-known Adelaide firm. No inquest was held, a medical certificate having been obtained to the effect that he succumbed to an attack of heart disease. 
WARD, Edward (I7538)
 
1704 St James Cemetery WARD, Sylvanus (I285)
 
1705 St. Edmunds, Marske headstone:
In memory of Eleanor w/o John Wilkinson who d 27 Sep 1861 aged 52 yrs. Affliction sor long time I bore, Physicians were in vain; till God at length did please to ease & free me of my pain.
Also of the above named John Wilkinson who d 21 Dec 1868 aged 69 yrs. Also Eleanor Wilkinson d/o John & Eleanor Wilkinson who d 7 Mar 1861 aged 12 yrs. Also Elizabeth Fryer w/o Joseph Fryer & d/o the above who d 26 May 1854 aged 20 yrs. Also Margaret Ann d/o Joseph & Elizabeth Fryer who d 1 Mar 1861 aged 6 yrs. Also Henry Fryer s/o Joseph & Margaret Fryer who d 22 Apr 1861 aged 2 yrs. Also Eleanor Fryer d/o Joseph & Margaret Fryer who d 23 Apr 1861 aged 5 yrs. Also of Mary d/o the above named John & Eleanor Wilkinson who d 11 Jul 1868 aged 52 yrs. 
WILKINSON, John (I6158)
 
1706 St. James Anglican Cemetery WARD, Annie (I684)
 
1707 St. James Anglican Church Family F85
 
1708 St. Pauls Anglican church records
by license
Witness: William Casey 
Family F10
 
1709 Startforth Parish burial record: Mary of Joseph and Susannah Walker WALKER, Mary (I1667)
 
1710 Startforth Parish record states they are 'both of Arkendale' (sic) Family F3266
 
1711 Startforth parish register: Vincent, son of Vincent Coates baptized COATES, Vincent (I8834)
 
1712 steam wagon driver WARD, Frederick (I9853)
 
1713 Still living with her great uncle John Groves. Her mother married in 1907. GROVES, Lily (I8820)
 
1714 Stillborn during the Halifax Explosion GORDON, Baby (Stillborn) (I1693)
 
1715 Storekeeper MOSHER, Daniel (I120)
 
1716 Story of Eugenie's death is found in Edith Mosher's book 'North Along the Shore' on page 72. SCOTT, Eugenie (I2488)
 
1717 Sub-postmaster & registrar of b, m & d WARD, John Thomas (I8244)
 
1718 Suddenly on Monday evening, Margaret, wife of the ___ William Stairs, in the 58th year of her age.
Acadian Recorder
Issue: 26 October 1850 Vol. 38 No. 43 
WISEMAN, Margaret (I3812)
 
1719 Suddenly, at Falmouth on the 26th ultimo, in the 76th year of his age, John Irish Esq., a native of Rhode Island, N.S. and long an esteemed member of the community of this province: he has left a widow and large family who feel deeply the loss of an affectionate parent; they have said over him 'Earth to earth' and have done it 'in the hope of a resurrection to eternal life'. Acadian Recorder Issue: 3 March 1832 Vol. 20 No. 9 IRISH, John (I1911)
 
1720 Suffered a fatal stroke while performing in concert.
His last words onstage as he was having a stroke that would prove fatal were: Will you bear with me a minute. I can't seem to get the words out. [After asking his accompanist to play "Dardanella"] My face is getting numb. Is there a doctor here?
Interred at Hollywood Memorial Cemetery (now called Hollywood Forever), Hollywood, California, USA, Section B, across the street from the Cathedral Mausoluem and a bit to the right. 
EDDY, Nelson Ackerman (I4983)
 
1721 Summary conviction of Thomas Ward of Bellerby for allowing two bullocks, three heifers and five cows to stray on the highway
Offence committed at the township of Bellerby on 8 July 1874
Case heard at Leyburn
See https://archivesunlocked.northyorks.gov.uk/calmview/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=Q%2FSB%2F1874-Q4%2F10%2F5-22 
WARD, Thomas (I6388)
 
1722 Susan, daughter of John Ward baptized.. WARD, Susannah (I636)
 
1723 Swaledale, Low Row Chapel formerly Smarber Hall Chapel (Independent): Baptisms
Record set England & Wales Non-Conformist Births And Baptisms 
CALVERT, Hannah (I10104)
 
1724 Taken from Calendar of the patent rolls preserved in the Public Record Office: Elizabeth [I]

7 July 1566. Grant for life in survivorship to Edmund Holte, Griffyth
Lewes and Hugh Mathew, Yeomen of the Guard, of the toll in the Manor of
Bowes, Co. York, the mill and common oven in Bowes and a close under the Castle there, once in the tenure of Anthony Warde and late in that of Stephen Brakenbury, parcels of the Lordship of Mydleham in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, Co. York; as formerly held by Brakenbury. For their service. By P. S.
2615. ) 
WARD, Anthony (I8230)
 
1725 Testimony of Cuthbert Warde of Muggleswick in 1575, age 70 yrs on the issue of "Neglect Of Churchwardens To Provide Church Books. " WARD, Cuthbert (I6663)
 
1726 The 'Esq.' after his name was obtained from his wife Hannah's headstone. CONSTANTINE, Pharez J. Esq. (I1243)
 
1727 The 1851 census confirms she is the Elizabeth Rucroft born in Reeth 1814. RUCROFT, Elizabeth (I9696)
 
1728 The 1871 census has her as 'Emma Wilcox'. She is living with her widowed son-in-law George McKenzie in Dartmouth. UNKNOWN, Eliza (or Emma) (I1218)
 
1729 The 1880 census reveals that Rebecca's mother Mary Scott Peek was born in Virginia and that Mary's parents (Rebecca Scott and husband) were born in North Carolina! LOWREY, Rebecca Scott (I2370)
 
1730 The 1881 Census shows 28 year old Alex Dalrymple, Dwelling: High Street, Townhill, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Occupation, Coal miner.
1901 census living with daughters Maggie and Elsie, but his wife is not included for some reason although she would still be alive.
Kingseathill: A locality in Dunfermline Parish, west Fife, Kingseathill is situated between Dunfermline and Townhill.
In later years he and Elspeth ran the Wee Sweety Shop on High Street. 
DALRYMPLE, Alexander (I327)
 
1731 The 1901 census lists her as Edward and Mary's granddaughter, (last name Smith). She was actually an illegitimate child of Edward and Mary's daughter, Wilhelmina. WARD, Daisy Amelia (I1102)
 
1732 The 1901 census transcription says the year is 1880, but it looks like 1881 to me. And that would make more sense since his brother Reuben was born in July of 1880. CALDWELL, Charles Fraser (I25)
 
1733 The baptism record shows they were likely Quakers:
Description YORKSHIRE: Swaledale, Low Row Chapel formerly Smarber Hall Chapel (Independent): Baptisms
Record set England & Wales Non-Conformist Births And Baptisms 
HARKER, Hannah (I9579)
 
1734 The baptism record shows they were likely Quakers:
Description YORKSHIRE: Swaledale, Low Row Chapel formerly Smarber Hall Chapel (Independent): Baptisms
Record set England & Wales Non-Conformist Births And Baptisms 
BELL, James (I9645)
 
1735 The baptism record shows they were likely Quakers:
Description YORKSHIRE: Swaledale, Low Row Chapel formerly Smarber Hall Chapel (Independent): Baptisms
Record set England & Wales Non-Conformist Births And Baptisms 
HARKER, Hannah (I9648)
 
1736 The birthdate is taken from the death record. KING, Annie (I4604)
 
1737 The Building of the First Methodist Church.

A conference was held at Windsor on the 28th and 29th February. 1792.
Four hundred and forty dollars were subscribed for a church. Among the trustees
were Edward Church, Henry Scott and William Walter Rickards.

William Walter Rickards, whose house and workshop were used for religions services in winter, for some years after the erection of the shell of the new church. Walter Rickards had come with the loyalists to Shelburne, whence he had removed to Halifax, and soon after to Windsor. He had been brought up in another branch of the Church, but his wife belonged to a family which had been among the first in Windsor to approve of the doctrines and discipline of Methodism. At the close of the first service held in his house, the preacher, without inquiry, made announcement for another. Mr. Rickards, though by no means pleased, offered no opposition, and at length provided a pulpit for the frequent services which followed. Years after, when he had become a member and a leader, his wife would pleasantly rally him about the perseverance of that Methodist preacher, whose boldness had long since ceased to be objectionable. 
RICKARD(S), William Walter (I163)
 
1738 The Cape Breton Post
Monday, 30 Jul 2001
Archiebald 'Archie' Vatcher
83, Enon
Archiebald (Archie) Vatcher, 83, Salmon River Road, Enon, C.B., passed
away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, on Friday, July 27,
2001.
Born in Sydney, he was a son of the late Thomas and Margaret (Gillett) Vatcher.
Archie was an elder of the Loch Lomond United Church and formerly
worked at the Steel Plant in the open hearth department.
Surviving are his wife, Irene Hazel (Ward); daughters, Delores
(Robert) Chivari, Fredericton, N.B., and Beverly (Steve) Giorno, Enon,
C.B.; son Raymond, Castlagar, B.C.; and sisters, Beatrice MacPherson,
New Waterford, and Thelma Dicks, Sydney; five grandchildren and eight
great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by sisters, Dorothy MacPherson, Catherine Lewis,
and Eva Evans; brothers, Thomas, Norman and Johnny; and a
step-brother, Jackie Young.
There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place under the
direction of Sydney Memorial Chapel. A memorial service will take
place at Loch Lomond United Church Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tonny
Ware officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family at sydmemchapel@ns.sympatico.ca 
VATCHER, Archibald (I170)
 
1739 The closest births to Marrick of a Thomas Langstaff are:
Thomas son of Francis, 1 Aug 1737, Richmond (but he died in 1740)
Thomas son of Thomas, 22 Mar 1737, Bedale
Thomas son of William, 1739, Arkengarthdale (most likely) 
LONGSTAFF, Thomas (I7592)
 
1740 The date of death was from her gravestone which was difficult to read the year, but it said: Hannah, wife of James Constantine died Mar 22, 18(31?) aged 36 yrs UNKNOWN, Hannah (I1246)
 
1741 The death record for Annie states her parents as Edward King and _____Ward.
Also, that her father was born in England and mother in Nova Scotia. 
KING, Annie (I4604)
 
1742 The death record for Mary Ward in Marske says she was born in 1736, however this is likely a transcription error.
I don't think she would have been born in 1736, 11 years before her husband! 
PARKE, Mary (I644)
 
1743 The death took place yesterday at Linden of Theodocia Hunter, wife of Kiever Hunter, mail contractor. Deceased was 75 years of age and leaves nine children, 5 sons and 4 daughters, between 70 and 80 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. (Daily Sun, Saint John, NB) SEAMAN, Theodosia (I1836)
 
1744 The following extracts are from The History of Carlton in Coverdale 1086-1910 by Nora Elaine Joynes
"Coverham rectory A large-scale dealer in land acquired the first lease of Coverham. rectory from the Court of Augmentations - none other than Leonard Beckwith, who was the Receiver for the Augmentations in Yorkshire. Here in the Archdeaconry of Richmond he was operating outside his own area, where he also acquired monastic property. Beckwith was granted the lease of Coverharn rectory for twenty-one years at the rent of f20 on 10 June, 1537. In 1562 the reversion of the rectory, then in the tenure of John Ward, was granted to Thomas Allen and Thomas Freman, along with the Rectory of Iford, Sussex. 45 The tithes of the ancient parish church thus passed to a succession of lay impropriators, who bought and sold their shares of the rectory like any other piece of property, while the pastoral needs of the parish were served by a perpetual curate."
"The witnesses in 1613 gave differing evidence about the tithes paid by the other four granges, but they all distinguished between Carlton Flatts and the other four. The phrase 'except Carlton Flatts' occurs repeatedly. An explanation was given for this difference by Richard Geldart of Carlton, who claimed to be aged ninety or thereabouts. He stated that John Ward, who was an impropriator of the rectory, also obtained a lease of the five granges for twenty-one years from the Earl and Countess of Lennox. He sub-let the other granges, but fanned Carlton Flatts himself. This evidence was partly contradicted by one of the Dawson family who said that about fifty years before (i. e. about 1563) his father Roger Dawson was an under-tenant of John Ward leasing half of Carlton Flatts for seven or eight years, and never paid any tithes to John Ward or any other farmers of the rectory. However, it seems clear that the difference between Carlton Flatts and the other four granges came about in the time of John Ward."
The witnesses described events after the Dissolution, when John Ward, Luke Metcalfe and Leonard Buckle (father of the plaintiff) had a lease of the parsonage of Coverharn and of the chapel and its three acres of land, and were undisturbed during their lease. Roger Dawson said he had heard they paid f6 rent (which seems to indicate the offerings were profitable)" 
WARD, John (I8869)
 
1745 The following is from "Transcript of the Crakehall section of a Survey of the Lordship of Middleham, about 1602.
This is in ff 72a to 76a of the National Archives document LR2/195. Transcribed by Ian Hancock, 2001":

(Pertaining to his land in Little Crakehall.)

"Richard Warde 1 tenancy by patent as above (2s 6d)
1 house and garth (1r), 1r arable in Thurrisflatte, 2bg in the cow pasture called Lowe Wood, grazing for 10 sheep in Hollimore. 10s 2d" 
WARD, Richard (I7287)
 
1746 The following is from a Transcript of the Crakehall section of a Survey of the Lordship of Middleham, 1553.
This document is in the National Archives document LR2/186. Transcribed by Ian Hancock, 2001

"Thomas Warde holds a tenement ... 23s" 
WARD, Thomas (I7293)
 
1747 The following is from Jim White, a descendent of David Reece Thomas' sister Gwenllian.
"In 1926 he emigrated to the US, where he was followed the next year by his wife and two surviving children. They set up home in Chicago, with another child, Ellen, being born in 1933. One son, James, died of bone cancer in his teens. The two remaining children grow up to hold successful positions – Joe in the commercial gas industry and recognised as an authority, testifying on a number of occasions before Congress. Married, he had six children, all of whom are either lawyers, or engineers, or teachers and, apart from two, live in the Chicago suburbs. Joe died suddenly while on business in New York. I am in contact with Ellen, she having been over here several times and I have visited Chicago. I also keep in touch with Joe’s granddaughter, Rebecca, who is just going up to college. All are interested in FH. " 
THOMAS, David Reece (I11476)
 
1748 The following is from: Transcript of the Crakehall section of a Survey of the Lordship of Middleham, about 1602.
This is in ff 72a to 76a of the National Archives document LR2/195. Transcribed by Ian Hancock, 2001
"William Warde 1 tenancy by patent as above (23s 1d)
1 house and garth (2a), a pasture close called Smale Ings (3a 2r), 2a 3r arable in Eastfield, 2a 2r arable in Guilfield, 2a 3r arable in Scroggefield, 1r pasture in Evers, 3bg in Oxepasture, 5bg in Scroggs and Guilfield. £4-14-8"

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The following is from the inventory for his will:

"An inventory of all the goods and chattelis which laite were and did belong unto William Ward, late of Crakehall in the county of York, deceased, prised the day of Anno dni 1623 by William Whitton and George Dickonson.

Inprimis his purse and apperell 20s
Itm. one cubble 16s
It. one awmery 4s
It. one deske 4s
It. one chiste 3s
It. one bedd 5s
It. two bedds 5s
It. five dublers 6s
It. one brasse pott 3s - 4d
It. one panne 2s - 6d
It. one candlestick, one tin bottle, one salt seller 2s - 6d
It. fower paire of harden sheets 9s
It. one linn sheet 3s
It. three rodds 8s
It. one covlitt and two happins 8s
It. one mattres 2s
It. one pair of tongs 8d
It. a spitt, a paire of pott crooks 1s - 6d
It. one forme and one table 10s
It. two chaires 2s

Sum £5 - 14 - 6

Debts oweing to the deceased :
Inprimis George Jackson upon bond £20
Thomas Mudd upon bond £12
George Pickersgill £10
............................................................
...........Stubley £4 - 15 - 4
Cuthbte Stother £4 - 0 - 0
Mr. Rookeby £2 - 0 - 0
John Tomlin £1 - 0 - 0
John Liones £1 - 0 - 0
Widdow Jackson £4 - 0 - 0
William Valians £5 - 0 - 0
Summo £8 - 15 - 4

Funeral expenses & debts oweing by the deceased
Inprimis for the funerall and the buriall 40s
For the probate of the will and the
administration and two tuicons 38s - 6d
To the apparitor 1s - 4d
To the paige for a peticote cloth 9s - 3d
For writeing and ingrossing of the inventory 2s " 
WARD, WIlliam (I6442)
 
1749 The following is taken from "History of the Baptist Churches in the North of England, from 1648 to 1845"
By David DOUGLAS (Baptist Minister.)

The church at Hexham, after the resignation of Mr. Tillam, divided into two sections—the one on the Tyne, and the other on the Derwent. _Two elders had been ordained by Mr. Tillam—the one, Mr. Richard Ord, who had, henceforward, the charge of that portion of the church in Hexham and the vicinity of the Tyne; and Mr. John Ward, who had the charge now, and for a
long period afterward, of the disciples on “the Derwentwater Side.”
With regard to Mr. Ward, he seems to have been a native of Muggleswick, the village where Mr. Tillam was so successful in shewing to many the error of infant baptism. The name of Ward seems to have been indigenous here, as it has been known since the seventh century. We are unacquainted with the immediate parentage of Mr. Ward, but we are told by tradition,
that he was “a skilfull mineralogist." As a man of capacity, he was, probably, employed as an agent in the lead mines, in the neighbourhood of Muggleswick. He appears to have been brought under the influence of
religion by Mr. Tillam, and baptized 16th October, 1652, in the twenty-Second year of his age, being born in 1630.
In 1655, Mr. Ward was elected an elder of the church on the Derwent. He was, at this time, only in his twenty-fifth year, but he had qualifications adapted to the important work, as is evident from his success and perseverance, during the long course of sixty-two years. The exercise of Mr. Ward’s ministry, even in the time of Mr. Tillam, would, it is probable, be chiefly confined to the friends around the Derwent; it was permanently so afterwards, while at the same time he co-operated with the-section of the church on the banks of the Wear.
Mr. Ward, along with the brethren of where he resided, at the commencement of the controversy between Mr. Tillam and Mr. Gower, had warmly taken the part of his own minister, but so soon as the church in Coleman-street had withdrawn from him, he and his brethren appear to have done so likewise. The result. was, the friends at Hexham withdrew from them, as they had thus, in a day of trial, deserted their best friend—their spiritual Father. For several months there was therefore no communication between them.
A reconciliation, however, was then attempted at Eadsbridge, near Muggleswick, but at this meeting they could not agree. The friends at Hexham then held a conference with the church at Newcastle. At this meeting, it was decided that messengers should be deputed, to meet the Hexham and Derwent brethren, and endeavour to reconcile them. This meeting proved successful. It is said to have been “held at brother Joplin’s, 226. July, 1656.“ The deputation, after mutual explanations, declared the conflicting parties to be one body in the Lord. The ringleader, however, of the schism—Mr. S. Anderton, was expelled.
From the period of the above conference, little is noted regarding the affairs of either section of the church. None appear to have been added during the
three following years, but in the end of 1658, one of the members was expelled for marrying an unbeliever, and two were reproved for “going to one of the world’s drinkings after a wedding." In the early part of the
year 1660, Mr. Anderton was restored, “to the great joy of the church;"

"Mr. Ward built a house for himself, near the banks of the Derwent, a little south of Muggleswick, which still remains, and is in the possession of the descendants of his brother, Cuthbert Ward, also baptized by Mr. Tillam, and a minister of the same church. From all the writer can ascertain, Mr. Ward himself left no issue, but descendants from the family of his brother Cuthbert, and perhaps two others named Michael and Anthony, are connected, under different names, with several
Baptist churches, to the present day. Messrs. George and John White, of Barnard Castle, &c., with many others, have descended from this family."

As to Messrs. Ward and Carr, there is reason to believe that they were both, in some degree, classical scholars. The former on his decease, gave, not only his hundred pounds to the support of the cause, but his library for the benefit of his successors in the ministry. Of this, we have a list in the archives of the church, containing not only books in theology, but of history, and the learned languages. In Latin, we have Figurae Grammaticae, Corderius, Ovid and Horace, a Bible and Testament, Institutio Logica, De Sacramentum, &c.; also a French Grammar, In Greek, a Grammar, a Clavis Linguae, and a New Testament. In Hebrew, there is the Critica Sacra, Thesaurus Biblicus, &c. In church and general history, Eusebius, Josephus, &c., Cromwell’s Life, Eikon Basiliké, Bennet’s Reformation, &c.; and in theology and scriptural exposition, Dr. Owen on the Hebrews, and on the person of Christ; Caryl on Job; and some of the works of Crisp, and Goodwin, and Baxter, and
Bunyan, Flavel, Usher, &c. The amount, in all, was above hundred and eighty. Surely these men, could not be said to be ignorant, if they closely studied their Bibles, with the help of all these. They
were men who did not love ignorance; as one of their books was entitled, “The Excellency of Learning.” Their library was one that far excelled Bunyan's, when, in Bedford goal, he wrote his immortal Pilgrim. IN THE NORTH of ENGLAND. 139
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An extract from an article in Baptist Magazine and Literary Review, vol.12, written in 1820:
"BAPTIST CHURCH, At Hawkshead-Hill, Lancashire.

Formed, June 15,1678. Then present, 1. Mr. Robert Blenkinship, minister at Great Broughton, Cumberland. 2. Mr. John Ward, teaching elder of the church meeting at Hexham, Cold Rowley, and Hamsterley. It is supposed that he was the successor of Mr. Tillam, who had been sent in 1651, by the church in Coleman-street, under the care of Hansard Knollys, to preach the gospel in the north, and who laboured with great success in the vicinity of Hexham. Mr. Ward, being a skilful mineralogist, was employed by a mining company as their steward. He visited the copper- mines in Lancashire once in eight weeks, and then preached m the neighbourhood of Hawkshead-hill, Conistone, and Tarvor." 
WARD, John (I6633)
 
1750 The following was found in a book called 'Swaledale - Its Mines and Smelt Mills' Mike Gill, Landmark Publishing, 2nd Ed 2004, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. ISBN 1-84306-131-7'. I believe the smelter named Ralph Warde is one and the same as this Ralph Warde, born about 1618.

"The site of a second mill is revealed in a sale of land at Orgate to Robert Willance in 1614. It is not clear who built that mill, but for convenience Tyson called it Willance's Mill. When Willance died in 1616, his estates including the mill, passed to his nephew, Brian Willance. The latter's daughter and heiress, Elizabeth, married Doctor John Bathurst in 1635. He worked at the Arkengarthdale Mines, first under the Commonwealth (1649 - 1653) and then under a lease from the Citizens of London from 1654. Ore was carried from shafts, chiefly around Windegg, via Gun Nest to Willance's Mill. Here two smelters, (Ralph Warde and John Taylor) were paid 10s 6d for each fother of lead they produced plus 2d for weighing it….”
A John Taylor close to Ralph's age in the area was one John Taylor b. in Forcett, 01 Jan 1620, son of William of Ovington.

Another quote taken from http://sometimes-interesting.com/2015/03/22/orewinners-and-deadmen-lead-mining-in-swaledale/:
"The smelters were the highest paid men in the mining operation as it required considerable experience to be able to produce good quality lead.
The men doing it may not have been aware of the chemical terms for what they were doing, but it was quite sophisticated chemistry that they were performing, first turning the ore into lead oxide, and then adding carbon to remove the oxygen to produce the finished metal. They controlled everything: lighting the furnace, choosing the type and amount of fuel to use, and the casting of the lead pigs at the end of the process."
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Ralph Warde is also mentioned in the book 'A Dales Heritage' by Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby, in chapter 2 'Two Seventeenth-Century Lead-Mine Proprietors' describing the entries in the business account books, in 1657, of Dr.John Bathurst, manorial lord, and the owner of Clints mine:
The accounts are complicated by the borrowing which prevailed. Almost everyone, including the smelters, was in debt. For instance, although the partners at the White Gang had raised 247 ½ loads of ore, they were only paid for 225 ½. The twenty-two loads deducted cancelled out previous debts, and 'Clear' is now written at the bottom of their column of figures. A further list of individual miners record debts ranging from shillings to £2 8s. 8d., and one of the smelters, Ralph Warde, owing £3, had paid off part leaving him still owing £1 15s... The rate for the smelters was 10s. 6d. For smelting a fother and 2d. a fother for weighing. Between them they received £39 16s. 3d. During the year. Ralph Warde also chopped wood and the other smelter, John Taylor, built up 'Orgait house in Clints ground which was burnt' for £1 2s. 6d.“
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Other entries re baptising and burial of Ralph's children are, unfortunately, illegible.

Here is another quote from a book that may apply to Ralph's widow:
"The restoration of the monarchy brought in the 'Hearth Tax' - (two shillings on every hearth in order to provide Charles II with some revenue. The only apparent extant record for the area is 1672. It shows that the Widow Warde was exempt."
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WARD, Ralph (I624)
 

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