George WARD

Male Abt 1524 - 1603

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  • Name  George WARD 
    Born  Abt 1524  Hurworth on Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Oct 1603 
    • Warde, George ; of Hurworth on Teise. Inquisition post mortum. taken 17 March [1607-8] at Durham.
      John Ward, aged 50, is his son and next heir. By deed dated 16 June 1579 he had settled his lands (in accordance with a covenant for the marriage of his said son John with Johanna daughter of Henry Charnley) to his own use for life, remainder to the use of his said son and his heirs males by his said wife, remainder to his own right heirs. Hurworth on Teise, a moiety of the manor of; and land and tenements there.
    Person ID  I6908  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  4 Jan 2018 

    Father  Christopher WARD,   b. Abt 1500, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F2511  Group Sheet

    Family  Tomasyne UNKNOWN,   b. Abt 1527, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
     1. Agnes WARD,   b. Abt 1544, Hurworth on Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1588, Jolby, Croft, Yorkshire (North Riding), England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Cecily WARD,   b. Abt 1556, Hurworth on Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John WARD,   b. 1557, Hurworth on Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1631, Hurworth on Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Eleanor WARD,   b. Aft 1559, Hurworth on Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1588, Hurworth on Tees, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2500  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • George Ward and his children seem to be important to the 'Parson of Dinsdale', George Reyd, as seen by his will of April 1559:

      The following will, as Surtees observes, contains a genuine specimen of a rural encumbent's life: —

      In Dei nomine, Amen, the xx day of Aprill 1559, I George Reyd, Parson of Dinsdall, holl of mynde and of good memorye, &c. I bequethe my sowle unto Almightye Gode, to our blessed Ladye Sainte Marye, and to all ye hollye Companye of heven, and my bodye to be buried within ye Quere of Dinsdell aforesaid. Item, I bequethe to ye reparation of ye church of Dinsdall, xs. Item, I will that everie preste beinge present at my buryall shall have vid. ye curate viiid. everye prieste-clerke iiiid. and everye scholer 1d. Item, I geve xs. to be distributed emonge ye poore people dwellinge in ye townes of Hurworthe, Nesham, Mydleton-one-Rowe, and Mydleton-George. Item, I give to ye mendynge to that parte of Crofte-bridge which is towards ye Busshipbrige, xs. Item, I gyve to every one of my god-children, xiid. Item, to Robert Place his wife one bee-hyve, and all my trowes and morters. Item, to Will (fn. 62) Place, Robert Place, John Place thelder, John Place ye younger, Anthonie Place, Elizabethe Tempest, and Isabyll Wandisford, everye one of them iiis. iiiid. Item, I gyve to Robert Place, and to John Place thelder, my musterd-stones between them. Item, to John Place thelder, a verges-barrell, a b'rgette, a hyve of bees, and a tynne-bottell. Item, unto John Place ye younger, a hyve of bees. Item, I gyve unto Chr Place, sonn of Robert Place aforesaid, my counter, my gallowe tree of iron, with four crookes of iron belonginge to ye same. Item, to George Warde, of Hurworth, a bee-hyve, a velvett-capp, a worsed jakket, my best hose, a sherte, my best doublet, a parre, a roosting-iron, a scomere, a grater, a long cheste, and a brydle. Item, to Jormayne Warde, my mare. Item, to John Ward, sonn of George Ward, I gyve viii shepe. Item, to Agnes Ward and Cycill Ward, doughters to George Ward, a cawdrone, a rekine crooke, a maskefatt, a gylefatt, all my ayle-pootes, all my pewder dishes and doblers, a brasse pott, with ye brasse kylpps. Item, to Agnes West, a bede that I lye in, two shetts for a bed, one black cowe, an ambry, my best hatt, and my short blewe gowne. Item, to Agnes Sober, a bed standynge in ye aple-chamber, a bed-coveringe, a mather, a paire of shetts, with all paynted clothes. Item, to Lawrence Jackson and hys wyfe all my webbes of hardyne and lynne; and I gyve unto ye said Laurence his wife my best syde gowne save one. Item, to Elizabethe Person, ye bed that she lyeth in, ye best bed-coveringe, a mather, two coverletts, two sherts, a lytle chist, a paire of bed-stockes which is in ye priest's chamber, a spynnynge-wheile, ye cardes, and all that belongeth to ye same wheile. Item, I gyve to Thomas West ye bed that he lyeth in, and one garded cowe. Item, I gyve to Agnes Reed an ambry and my best gowne. Item, to Robert Warde, a leather doblet, a shert, and a paire of hose. Item, I gyve to Christofer Warde, a clothe jacket, a worsted doblet withfreshen sleves, a paire of hose, and a shert; and to hys wyfe I gyve a sylver spon and a hyve of bees. Item, to John Ward, George Warde's brother, all ye rest of my sherts. Item, to Person's wyfe, 3s. 4d. Item, whereas Mrs. Place, of Halnabie, dothe owe unto me the some of xxviiil. &c. [he leaves the same in equal shares] to Robert Ward, Christofer Ward, John Warde, Agnes Sober, Thomas West, Elizabeth Persone, Agnes Reid, daughter to Percevell Reid, John Ward, Agnes Ward, and Cycell Ward, ye children of George Ward. Item, I wyll, that emongs ye sayd persones shall be equallye devidide thes percelles of howssolde stufe followinge, that ys to saye: one cheise-presse, two axes, two spaydes, one grape for wallinge, fourteene trifles, ten sawen bordes, two heckles, two iron forkes, one kyrne, and six stooles. Item, I gyve unto Bryane Pallmes, gentleman; George Warde, yeoman; everye of them, vis. viiid. whom I make executours of this my last wyll and testament. In wyttnes wherof I have to thys presents subscribed my name, ther beinge wyttnes Robert Hall, Scholl Mr of Derlington; George Palmes, Richard Ackrige, Rychard Awcklande, with others mor.
      Item, I wyll furthermore, that suche howssold stufe of myne as is not sett in, be layde on a heape together, and equallye parted emonge ye persones aforenamede, that is to saye: Robert Warde, Chr Warde, John Warde, Agnes Sober, Thos. West, Eliz. Persone, Agnes Reed, doughter of Percevell Reed, John Ward, Agnes Ward, and Cycell Warde.


      The village and township of Girsby was part of the ancient estate of Conyers, and was alienated, with the manor of Sockburn, to Sir William Blackett. There was anciently a chapel here. High-Dinsdale, or Over-Dinsdale, is beautifully situated on the southern bank of the river, nearly opposite to Low-Dinsdale. It was for some time the seat of a separate branch of the Conyers. The Girlingtons also held lands here. It is now the property of the Wards of Hurworth.
      Hurworth was the lordship of the Tailboys from an early date, and, on the grant of Sadberge to the bishop, was held of the see by the twentieth part of a knight's fee and suit once in three weeks at the court of Sadberge. Robert Lord Tailbois died without issue in 1540; and his sister, Elizabeth, with her husband,Thomas Wimbysh, of Kyme, in Lincolnshire, Esq., granted the manor and advowson of Hurworth to Sir Leonard Beckwith, of Selby, co. York, Knt., for ,f 266t His son and heir, Roger Beckwith, of Selby, Esq., conveyed the same, for £330, to Henry Lawson, of Nesham, Esq., and George Ward, Gent. (of Hurworth)

      5 Feb. 39 Eliz. (1558) pardon to George Ward, of Hurworth, yeom. for acquiring one oxgang from John Robinson, yeom. held of the Bishop by knight's service, val. 20s.—
      12 Jan. 45 Eliz. (1564) pardon to George Dodsworth (husband of Agnes Ward), Robert Gibson, and Christopher Warde, for acquiring four messuages and cottages, five tofts and crofts, 60 acres of arable, as many of meadow, as many of pasture, of George Warde.
      The Rectory was under the patronage of the old lords of Hurworth till the sale of the manor to Lawson and Ward in 1607.
      George Ward did homage to the bishop in 1578 for his moiety of the manor, and took the oath of supremacy. (fn. 105) This moiety, which consisted of 10 oxgangs, descended in January 1607–8, after the death of George Ward, to his son John, then aged fifty, in accordance with a settlement made in 1579 on the occasion of the son's marriage with Joan Charnley. (some documents say Johanna Chanlay, others say Janet, and others Joan Charnley.)