John WARD

Male 1697 - 1750


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  • Name  John WARD 
    Born  16 May 1697  Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1697 Parish Record: "John, son of Ralph Ward baptized May 16th."
    Gender  Male 
    Died  20 Jan 1750  Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Parish burial record: John Ward, Parish Clerk for between 13 and 14 years buried.
      Regarding parish clerks:
      "They should be at least 20 years old, and known to the parson "as a man of honest conversation and sufficient for his reading, writing and competent skill in singing" Canon 91 (1603). Functions - reading the lessons and epistles, singing in the choir, giving out the hymns, leading the responses, serving at the altar and other like duties, opening of the church, ringing the bell, digging graves if there be no sexton. The role of Sexton is usually combined in country parishes. They are the sacristan, the keeper of holy things relating to divine service. Responsible for the care of the church, vestments and vessels, keeping the church clean, ringing bells, opening/closing doors, digging graves and care of the churchyard".
    Buried  20 Jan 1750  Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I618  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  3 Dec 2017 

    Father  Ralph WARD,   b. Abt 1660, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1714, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lucia BLACKBURN,   b. 22 Sep 1661, Bellerby, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1717, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 May 1692  Spennithorne, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F184  Group Sheet

    Family  Susanna CARTER,   b. Abt 1700, Bellerby, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  28 Jun 1720  Spennithorne, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Simon WARD,   b. 12 May 1721, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1796, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lucy WARD,   b. 27 Jul 1723, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1756, Tunstall, Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John WARD,   b. 16 Feb 1725, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elizabeth WARD,   b. 18 Aug 1728, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1752, Whashton, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary WARD,   b. 20 Dec 1730, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1731, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Margaret WARD,   b. 19 Mar 1732, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1733, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Susannah WARD,   b. 29 Sep 1734, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Ralph WARD,   b. 11 Apr 1737, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1762, Grinton, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. John WARD,   b. 7 Jun 1741, Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1775, Reeth, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F183  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 May 1697 - Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jan 1750 - Marske by Richmond, North Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • From an email from Jim White, a Ward researcher in Yorkshire, which quotes from a book:
      'Whashton Smelt Mill: ....... "In the early eighteenth century, however, it was used for smelting copper ore from a vein in Feldom and, in June 1728, Matthew Blackburne of Gales, in Kirkby Ravensworth, blacksmith, was indicted with breaking into the copper smelting mill at Whashton belonging to John Ward and John Appleby and stealing 4 iron bars worth 11d. The mill probably closed soon afterwards."
      - There was a John Appleby born at Romaldkirk 23 May 1697 (same age as John Ward)
      - There was a John Appleby, son of George born at Barnard Castle 10 Mar 1686
      -There was a John Appleby born at Barnard Castle 14 Apr 1706 and married to Ann Robinson 20 Jul 1726 at Barnard Castle)
      -A John Appleby was buried 17 Oct 1741 and also one on 25 Jun 1753 and another 26 Apr 1757, all at Barnard Castle. Since smelters generally died young, the earlier dates are more likely.

      Another mention of this same mill is an extract from English Heritage's Record of Scheduled Monuments where it states:
      "A mill known as Whashton High Mill was in existence in 1675. There
      was still a mill at the site in 1728 when it belonged to John Ward and John
      Appleby, who also held the lease for Feldom Mines. Based on the level of
      technology at the Feldom mines their period of working, and consequently that of the smelt mill, was probably late 17th to mid-18th century. It has been estimated that the production of copper concentrate from the Feldom mines was in excess of 400 long tons."

      Whashton is only about 5 miles from Marske, so very feasible this is our John Ward.

      According to the entry in the parish records recording his burial, John was "the parish clerk for between 13 and 14 years."