Increase WARD

Male 1790 - 1870


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  • Name  Increase WARD 
    Born  1790  Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1838  Dutch Village, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the 1838 census he was listed with
      3 females aged 6 - 14
      3 males over 14
      3 females over 14
    Census  1861  Three Mile House, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the 1861 census he was noted as retired.
    Died  22 Nov 1870  Dutch Village, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Aft 22 Nov 1870  Dutch Village, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Increase is buried in St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Fairview, NS
    Headstone of Increase Ward
    Headstone of Increase Ward
    Located in St. John Cemetery, Bedford
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    Person ID  I192  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  19 Jan 2016 

    Father  Simon WARD,   b. 25 Sep 1757, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1833, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rhoda MOSHER,   b. Abt 1762, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1830, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1785  Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F76  Group Sheet

    Family  Abigail MOSHER,   b. Jan 1796, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1866, Fairview, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Apr 1817  Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage date is according to St. Pauls Rawdon church records.
      Witnesses: William Reid and ____ Smith.
    Children 
     1. James William WARD,   b. 1819, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1855, Three Mile House, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas WARD,   b. 1820, Fairview, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1887, Fairview, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary WARD,   b. Abt 1822, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1836
     4. Olive WARD,   b. 9 Apr 1826, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1905, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Ann WARD,   b. Abt 1827, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Amy (Emma) WARD,   b. 1829, Dutch Village, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1850, Three Mile House, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Rachel WARD,   b. Abt 1830,   d. Bef 1839, Three Mile House, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Martha WARD,   b. 1831, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F63  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Ward, Increase
    Ward, Increase

  • Notes 
    • In 1821 Simon conveys a part of his land in Newport jointly to his sons James and Increase. Shortly after, both of them sell the land and move to the Bedford area.
      Hants County Estate Papers: #332A Simon Ward
      Hants County Deed Books:
      Book 8 #273
      Book 15 #25
      Book 18 #223

      In 1830 Increase purchased the Three Mile House Inn near Fairview for 530 pounds (Halifax County Deeds Bk 53 p. 532, mortgage p. 533) from Duncan McDougall. The inn had been built by Isaiah Shaw in 1815-16. He (Shaw) lost it a few years later when a mortgage holder foreclosed. The deed gives his occupation as a farmer.

      Acadian Recorder of 12 June 1830: "Lightening - The Three Mile House was struck by lightening, yesterday afternoon about 6 o'clock. A man within the house was considerably injured and 36 pains of glass were broken by the shock. It also struck on the farm adjoining occupied by Mr. Henry Veith, destroying a large tree and a gate near the house."

      Increase Ward appears in the 1838 census as an innkeeper. In 1851, he heads a household of 13 people. In 1861, his son Thomas is listed as the head of the household, now of 11 people. Thomas reappears in 1871 and 1881 as a hotel keeper.
      Increase' brother James appears to have purchased an inn at Ten Mile.

      "On June 12 1839 the first service of the Parish of St. John's Anglican Church was held at Three Mile Inn near in the Bedford Basin. Sunday evening services were established at the schoolhouse near Three Mile Inn until November of 1840."

      The Reverend Robert Fitzgerald Uniacke established a school close to the inn (I am a little foggy about the exact date). The other day at the archives I found that Increase had donated one pound and shingles towards its construction in 1842. He clearly was supportive of the church and school. (From Wayne Ingalls)

      Three Mile House was demolished in 1918 after the railway ran very close to the inn, and much of its waterfront property was expropriated. It was located near the present-day Windsor Exchange beside the Fairview Cove Container Terminal.