Ralph WARD

Male Abt 1578 - 1658


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  • Name  Ralph WARD 
    Born  Abt 1578  East Layton, Forcett, Yorkshire (North Riding), England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  31 Jul 1658  Forcett, Yorkshire (North Riding), England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the Parish burial records of Forcett there is a Ralph Ward of East Layton on July 31, 1658. (very close to Whashton where my Ralph Ward was a smelter)
      There was an Inquisition post mortem for him:
      Inquisitions post mortem were local inquiries into valuable properties, in order to discover what income and rights were due to the crown and who the heir should be.
      These inquiries took place when people were known or believed to have held lands of the crown, and therefore involved individuals of considerable wealth and status. All have been indexed, and many are published in English.

      Yorkshire Administrations:
      Folio: 98 Name: Warde, Ralph Parish or Place of Residence: East Layton Administrator: Jane, only child, wife of Thomas Calvert (probably the Thomas Calvert of Healaugh near Reeth).

      I ordered a copy of the original which says:
      "Raiph Warde
      The eighteenth day ____? of Adron issued forth unto Jane the wife of Thomas Calvert the only child of Raiph Warde late of East Layton in ye county of York ____? to administer ye goods of said dec'd she being first proved by common truly to administer the same."
    Person ID  I6853  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  20 Aug 2018 

    Family  Jane UNKNOWN,   d. 14 Aug 1654, Forcett, Yorkshire (North Riding), England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Simon WARD,   b. Abt 1596, Yorkshire (North Riding), England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1658
     2. Jane WARD,   b. Abt 1600, Yorkshire (North Riding), England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1667, Muker, Yorkshire (North Riding), England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2482  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • On the Yorkshire Administrations inquisitions post mortem, his name is spelled 'Raiph' instead of Ralph. Some research on the subject indicates that this was an old British 'upper class' spelling of Ralph.