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Dave's Ancestors - Ward Family

The Ward Family - links with the Whitesides.


Link 1:

My main interest in the Ward name stems from Grace Ward (1769- ). She married John Whiteside (1765 - ) in 1790 to become my 4th gt-grandmother.
Whiteside Family Tree  - eighteenth to nineteenth century
Whiteside Family Tree - eighteenth to nineteenth century.

Link 2:

There is also another, indirect line of Wards:
Family Tree diagram for Mary Ellen Ward and George Whiteside.
Family Tree diagram for Mary Ellen Ward and George Whiteside.
John Whiteside's grandson, George Whiteside (1852 - ), married Mary Ellen Ward (1850 to 1907) in 1875.
[He was nephew of my gt-gt-granddad, George Whiteside (1832 to 1912)]


I have been trying, unsuccessfully as yet, to discover if these two groups of Wards have common ancestry. They probably do have common ancestry, but there are lots of Wards in the Fylde area and if there is a link it may be buried in the early parts of the eighteenth century or earlier. (To be investigated)


Further details of Dave's direct Ward ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.



 

Grace Ward (1769 - ) and her family.



Grace's Parents:

Grace's parents were Joseph Ward and Ann Cross.
They were married in Kirkham, by license, on 7th August 1764.
Joseph, a husbandman, lived in the township of Weeton, and Ann, spinster, lived in the township of Washam. (Both villages close to Kirkham).
After the marriage, they seem to have settled in Weeton.

Grace's Siblings:

Grace's siblings were Betty (1765 - ) and James (1774 - ).
Betty Ward was baptised on 28th April 1765 at the church of St Michael, Kirkham.
Grace Ward herself was baptised on 6th October 1769 at the St Chad's, Poulton.
James Ward was baptised on 28th August 1774 at the church of St Michael, Kirkham.

Marriage:

Grace Ward of Weeton, was married to John Whiteside on 9th November 1790, at St Michael's, Kirkham.

Grace's children:

Jonathan Whiteside (1790 to 1873),
[Born on 22nd November 1790, baptised on 10th December 1790, buried on 1st February 1873 at St Chad's, Poulton]; [husband of Isabella Miller (1793 to 1843)].
Ann Whiteside (1792 - ),
[Born on 24th December 1792, baptised on 20th January 1793 at St Chad's, Poulton].
James Whiteside (1795 - ),
[Born on 13th July 1795, baptised on 16th July 1795 at St Chad's, Poulton].
Thomas Whiteside (1798 - ),
[Born on 12th February 1798, baptised on 25th February 1798 at St Chad's, Poulton].
Alice Whiteside (1800 - ),
[Born on 18th September 1800, baptised on 19th October 1800 at St Chad's, Poulton].
Betty Whiteside (1803 - ),
[Born on 17th March 1803, baptised on 12th June 1803 at St Chad's, Poulton].
John Whiteside (1805 - ),
[Born on 5th October 1805, baptised on 3rd November 1805 at St Chad's, Poulton].
Joseph Whiteside (1808 - ),
[Born on 3rd March 1808, baptised on 27th March 1808 at St Chad's, Poulton].

Link to the Whiteside family page.

 

Mary Ellen Ward and George Whiteside.


Mary Ellen:

Mary Ellen Ward (1850 to 1907) was daughter of William Ward (1807 - ) and Elizabeth Jolly (1817 - ).
William Ward, from the township of Hardhorn, married Elizabeth Jolly, from the township of Weeton, on 26th February 1835 at St Michael, Kirkham.
Witnesses were John Poole and Peggy Ward.
As well as Mary Ellen, William and Elizabeth had seven other (known) children: Jane (1843), Elizabeth (1845), John (1849), William (1853), Jenny Ann (1854), Peter Edward (1857) and George (1859).

George:

Map showing location of Haddle House at nls maps Map showing location of Haddle House at nls maps
Link to Haddle House at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Haddle House at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Haddle House Google map showing the position of Haddle House.
George Whiteside (1852 to 1891) was one of the children of Robert Whiteside (1819 to 1867) and Margaret Porter (1816 - ).
Robert was brother of my maternal gt-gt grandad, George Whiteside (1832 - 1912).
Robert and Margaret had married on 17th May 1842 at St Chad, Poulton and farmed land in Bispham.
In 1851, the year before George was born, they were at Haddle House, Bispham with Norbreck, so George was born here.
Their other children were Frank Porter Whiteside (1840), John Whiteside (1845), Isabella Whiteside (1847) and Thomas Whiteside (1850).

George and Mary Ellen's Marriage:

George Whiteside and Mary Ellen Ward were married on 27th December 1875 at St Chads, Poulton le Fylde.
Both were aged 25 years; George a batchelor, Mary Ellen a spinster.
George was a book keeper, (at least that's what it looks like on the record), from Kirkdale, Mary Ellen from Newton cum Hardhorn.
George's father was Robert Whiteside, (Dead). Mary Ellen's father was William Ward, Yeoman.

George and Mary Ellen's Children:

After their marriage, George and Mary Ellen must have gone to live together in Liverpool.
Their first three children, Elizabeth, Margaret and William were born in Liverpool, according to the 1881 and later censuses.
Baptisms - from the registers:
Elizabeth Whiteside, of George and Mary Ellen Whiteside, was baptised on 11th March 1877 at St Philemon, Toxteth. Abode: 31 Madelaine Street. Father's occupation: book keeper.
Elizabeth married Bernard Pegge Blake (1866 - ) from Burton on Trent, in Blackpool, in 1896.
Robert Whiteside, of George and Mary Ellen Whiteside, was born and registered in Liverpool, then baptised on 28th August 1878 at St John the Evangelist, Blackpool. Abode: Liverpool. Father's occupation: book keeper.
Margaret Whiteside, of George and Mary Ellen Whiteside, was born and registered in Liverpool, then baptised on 1st August 1880 at St John the Evangelist, Blackpool. Abode: Liverpool. Father's occupation: book keeper.
William Ward Whiteside, of George and Mary Ellen Whiteside, was baptised on 8th January 1882 at St John the Evangelist, Blackpool. Abode: Little Layton. Father's occupation: farmer.
Florence Whiteside, of George and Mary Ellen Whiteside, was born in the December quarter of 1883 and baptised on 6th January 1884 at St John the Evangelist, Blackpool. Abode: Little Layton. Father's occupation: book keeper.

George - 1861 census:

George, with his parents in 1861.
Blackpool Road, Layton with Warbreck.
[Blackpool Road. Layton, was the road joining Layton and Little Layton to what was then the small seaside village of Blackpool.
Today, this would follow Church Street eastwards from the promenade, which then becomes Newton Drive, turning left onto Layton Road and then Westcliffe Drive.]

Robert Whiteside, age 41, Farmer of 15 acres of land employing one labourer, born Bispham.
Margaret Whiteside, age 41, farmer's wife, born Adlington.
Frank Whiteside, age 21, agricultural labourer, born Poulton.
John Whiteside, age 16, agricultural labourer, born Bispham.
Isabella Whiteside, age 14, born Bispham.
Thomas Whiteside, age 11, born Bispham.
George Whiteside, age 9, born Bispham.
Robert Whiteside, age 24, Robert's nephew, born Bispham.

George - 1871 census:

Map showing location of Grange Farm Little Layton at nls maps Map showing location of Grange Farm Little Layton at nls maps
Link to Grange Farm Little Layton at Old-Maps.co.uk Link to Grange Farm Little Layton at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Grange Farm, Little Layton, in 1871 Google map showing the position of Grange Farm, Layton, in 1871

George, with his mother and family in Little Layton .
[The next entry on the census is the Convent, which can be pinpointed as the Convent of the Holy Child Jesus, (now St Mary's Catholic High School, St. Walburga's Rd). From this it becomes clear that their farm is Grange Farm. (Later confirmed from Georges's death.)]

Margaret Whiteside, age 41, farmer of 15 acres, born Adlington.
John Whiteside, age 26, agricultural labourer, born Layton.
Isabella Whiteside, age 24, born Layton.
George Whiteside, age 19, clerk, born Bispham.
Thomas Whiteside, nephew, age 20, born Carleton.
Richard Dobson, Lodger, age 60, Gamekeeper, born Layton.

George, now a farmer, 1881 census.
Back Convent Lane, Little Layton.
(Grange Farm).

George Whiteside, age 29, Farmer of 18 and a half acres, born Bispham.
Mary Ellen Whiteside, age 31, Farmer's wife, born Marton.
Elizabeth Whiteside, daughter, age 4, born Liverpool.
Margaret Whiteside, daughter, age 9 months, born Liverpool.
Margaret Whiteside, widow, George's mother, age 64, born Adlington.
John Whiteside, George's brother, age 36, born Layton.
Wm. Ed. Ward, George's nephew, age 13, farm servant, born Preston.
Mary E. Pellow, age 19, dairymaid, born St Hayle, Cornwall.

George - 1891 census:
23 Little Layton, (Farm House).

George Whiteside, age 39, Farmer and Commercial Clerk, born Thornton.
Mary Ellen Whiteside, age 41, Farmer's wife, born Blackpool.
Elizabeth Whiteside, daughter, age 14, born Liverpool.
Robert Whiteside, son, age 12, born Liverpool.
Margaret Whiteside, daughter, age 10, born Liverpool.
William Ward Whiteside, son, age 9, born Blackpool.
Florence Whiteside, daughter, age 7, born Blackpool.
Sidney Ormerod Taylor, nephew, age 9, born Blackpool.
Jane Ward, niece, age 4, born Blackpool.
Ann Gregson, age 19, domestic, servant, born Carlton.
John Lingard, age 18, farm servant, born Thornton.

George's Death:

From the Probate Index.
"26th August 1891. Administration of the personal estate of George Whiteside, late of Grange Farm, Little Layton, near Blackpool, in the County of Lancaster, Farmer, who died 7 June 1891 at Grange Farm, was granted at Lancaster to Mary Ellen Whiteside of Grange Farm, Widow, the Relict.
Personal Estate £557 4s. 6d."

Mary Ellen - 1901 census:
Staying with her daughter, Elizabeth, and family.
76 Charlotte Street, Salford.

Bernard Pegge Blake, age 34, Publican, born Stafford, Burton on Trent.
Elizabeth Pegge Blake, age 24, (Mary Ellen's daughter), born Liverpool.
Mary Ellen Whiteside, age 51, widow, mother in law, born Blackpool.
Florence Whiteside, age 17, visitor, (Elizabeth's sister?), born Manchester.
George Bernard Whiteside, age 3, nephew, (Florence's son?), born Manchester.

Mary Ellen's Death:

From the Probate Index.
"Mary Ellen Whiteside, of 38 Dudley Road, Sefton Park, Liverpool, widow, died 19 February 1907, at 43 King Street, Higher Broughton, near Manchester.
Administration London, 26 January 1912, to Lizzie Jones (wife of Alfred Jones).
Effects £29 6s. 5p.

Lizzie Jones was, in fact, Mary Ellen's daughter, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth had lost her first husband, Bernard Pegge Blake in 1901. He was buried on 30th October 1901 at Shirley, Derby.
She married Alfred Jones in 1903.

Elizabeth Jones on the 1911 census:
27 Bamford Road, Didsbury.
Alfred Jones, age 64, Commercial Traveller, Imperial Tobacco, born Chester.
Elizabeth Jones, age 34 (Mary Ellen's daughter), born Liverpool.
[Elizabeth had 4 children from this marriage, one of whom had died.]
Oswald Jones, (son from Arthur's first marriage), age 17, born Manchester.
Mabel Jones, age 6, born Runcorn.
Florence Jones, age 4, born Liverpool.
May Elizabeth Jones, age 2, born Manchester.
George B. Whiteside, nephew, age 13, born Manchester.
Annie Boot, age 23, Domestic Servant, born Llanfyllin, Montgomery.