Sir Christopher WARD

Male 1453 - 1521


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  • Name  Sir Christopher WARD 
    Prefix  Sir 
    Born  1453  Givendale, Ripon, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Prior Swynton of Fountains Abbey records in his Account Book a payment of4./. when the Abbat baptised the son of Roger Warde of Givendale at Ripon. This date would fit tor the baptism of Christopher, Roger's eldest son, but as the infant's christian name is not mentioned it is impossible to be certain."
    Gender  Male 
    Died  31 Dec 1521  Givendale, Ripon, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Inf. Post Mortem was Feb 4th 1523.
      Inquisition after the death of Christopher Warde, knight, taken at Boroughbridge; it was found that he died seised of the manors of Giselay, Gevendale, Neuby [on Yore], Hescheholde [Esholt], Estkeswike, Athewolton [Adwalton], Drighelyngton and Grenehamerton, and a moiety of the manor of Great Useburne. Guiseley was worth 40 marks [£26, 13.S. 4./.] yearly, Givendale 80 marks [£$ 3, 6s. S./.], Newby and Esholt 20 marks [,£13, 6s. 8 His heirs were his daughter Joan, aged 34, wife of Edward Musgrave, knt., and three granddaughters, children of a deceased daughter, Anne Neyvell [Neville], viz.: Katherine, aged 22, wife of Walter Strickland, esq., Joan, aged 21, wife of John Constable, esq., and Clare Neyvill, aged 14 on October 26, 1521

      Sir Christopher apparently left no will; he was buried at Esholt
    Person ID  I7712  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  20 Oct 2017 

    Father  Sir Roger WARD,   b. Abt 1430, Givendale, Ripon, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Nov 1472, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Joan TUNSTALL,   b. Abt 1432, Givendale, Ripon, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1507, Wighill, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1453  Givendale, Ripon, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2764  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret GASCOIGNE,   b. Abt 1452, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1472  Givendale, Ripon, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne WARD,   b. Abt 1477, Givendale, Ripon, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Dec 1521, Kirklington, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Joan WARD,   b. 1489, Givendale, Ripon, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1540
     3. Margaret WARD,   b. Abt 1490, Givendale, Ripon, West Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1519, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F2765  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • He is said to have been Master of the Hart Hounds to Richard III, to have fought at Flodden, and to have been Standard Bearer to Henry VIII at the Siege of Boulogne.
      The first mention of Christopher is in the will of his aunt Joan, November 28, 1472, and the next in the will of his grandmother, November 14, 1473;
      He was already married at the earlier of these dates to Margaret, daughter of Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe.
      1474, May 16. — He appeared before John Pakenham and others, Canons Residentiary, in the Chapter House at Ripon, and there acknowledged to hold of the Chapter divers lands and tenements in Givendale and Newby, by the like services as the lord of Marmyon, and by ancient rent; he did fealty, was sworn, and admitted to the said service. This was after the death of his father, which probably occurred in the autumn of 1472; he appears to have just come of age

      1486.— Sir Christopher was one of the Earl of Northumberland's " 33knyghts of his feedmen " who met Henry Vll in Barncsdale, alittle beyond " Robyn Haddezston," apparently betweenDoncaster and Pontefract.

      Dr. Whitaker states respecting this family, "The last in the direct line (of Givendale Wards... my addition) was Sir Christopher Ward, who died Dec. 30, 13th Henry VIII.,(1522) seized of tbe Manors of Guiseley, Gevendale, Newby Eskeholt (Esholt), East Keswick, Driglington, Adwalton, Usburn Magna, and Green Hammerton, leaving one daughter and three granddaughters, namely, the daughters of his daughter Anne Nevill, deceased, his co-heirs;