James WARD

Male 1789 - 1878


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  • Name  James WARD 
    Born  1789  Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • there is a baptism record for a James Ward at the same time as Sarah in 1789, so this birth year could be in error.
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1817  Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Men above 50: 0
      Men between 16 and 50: 2 (himself and ??)
      Boys: 1 (?)
      Women: 3 (wife Elizabeth and ????)
      Girls: 1 (??)
      Total: 7
    Census  1838  Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1838 he is an 'innkeeper', the head of a household of 14 people:
      1 male under 6
      2 females under 6
      1 male under 14
      4 females under 14
      1 male above 14
      4 females above 14

      His property is between Thomas Wilson, shoemaker and John Wier, yeoman.
    Died  23 Jan 1878  Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obit in Morning Chronicle January 25, 1878 described him as, "The genial host of Ten Mile House at Sackville, one of the oldest magistrates in the County of Halifax, age 86, former keeper of South Country market in Halifax."

      Buried at Sackville United Baptist Cemetery, Sackville, Halifax County, Nova Scotia

      Presbyterian Witness obit Jan 30, 1878: Ward, James (J.P.) D. Sat 23 Jan in 86th year., n/o Newport, Hants Co.., for many yrs. resident of Sackville
    Person ID  I195  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  11 Nov 2019 

    Father  Simon WARD,   b. 25 Sep 1757, Marske by Richmond, Yorkshire (North Riding), 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  Elizabeth KING,   b. 8 Mar 1797, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1880, Bedford, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Mar 1817  Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Newport marriage register:
      James Ward, bach. of this parish
      Elizabeth King, Spin.
      married by licence by Rev Charles Porter
    Children 
     1. Agnes WARD,   b. 7 Oct 1818, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Robert WARD,   b. 7 Feb 1820, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1866, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Elizabeth WARD,   b. 17 Nov 1822, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Rhoda WARD,   b. 7 Feb 1823, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1902, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Matilda WARD,   b. 24 Mar 1824, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1913, Falmouth, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Martha Jane WARD,   b. 24 Nov 1826, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. James WARD,   b. 24 May 1828,   d. 14 Jan 1837
     8. Sarah WARD,   b. 27 Feb 1830, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Rebecca Ellen WARD,   b. 14 Mar 1832, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1922, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Mariah WARD,   b. 30 Apr 1833, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1888, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Susan Harriet WARD,   b. 20 Apr 1835, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1859
     12. James Edmund Crawley WARD,   b. 27 Apr 1838, Sackville, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1865, Sackville, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Rachel Amelia WARD,   b. 8 Jan 1841, Horton, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1924, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F64  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • In 1821 Simon conveys a part of his land in Newport jointly to his sons James and Increase. Later, both of them sell the land and move to the Bedford area. James appears to have purchased an inn near Sackville in 1850 and Increase purchases the Three Mile House Inn near Fairview around 1830.

      "James Ward acquired the Ten Mile House in 1850. It became a popular stopping place where food and drink were served, people could stay the night, and fresh horses were provided for the coaches. A frequent guest was Joseph Howe, editor of the Novascotian, and later Premier, Federal Minister, and Lieutenant Governor, who won for Canadians the right of freedom of the press. The building is the sole remaining example of a stagecoach inn of the 18th century in the Halifax metropolitan area. It was maintained as an historic site for many years after it was closed as an inn, and then it was used as a local museum and craft house. It has recently been moved back, away from the highway, to make room for a gas station and then became an office building."

      There is evidence of James at 8 1/2 miles (1846), 9 miles (1847-1851), 10 miles (1852-57). Either he moved a lot or the Almanac in which he is recorded had trouble counting distances. (From Wayne Ingalls)

      According to the Acadian Recorder of Oct.23, 1830, the 'Nine Mile House' was owned by the Printer of that newspaper, Anthony H. Holland who died that year. The property was offered for rent and the contents auctioned.
      Then in the issue of Dec.4, 1830 an ad is published by a Thomas Goff as follows:
      "New Inn
      The subscriber having rented the premises known by the name of 'Nine Mile House', is now fitting it up as a Public Tavern, where he hopes to receive the patronage of his friends and others. Every attention will be paid to give general satisfaction. His Larder will be well supplied, his Liquors will be found of the first quality, and his stables well attended to.
      Thomas Goff" (interesting because 'Gough's' were connected to Three Mile House Inn through marriage to Increase Ward's granddaughter.)