The Ward Family

Alice Mary Le Hunte (Ward) Walter

Birth: 1880, in Plymouth, Devon, England

Father: Thomas Le Hunte Ward

Mother: Helen Mary (Maconchy) Ward

Married: Robert Walter on 17 June 1905, in Kensington district, London, England. Robert was the son of Frederic Edward Walter. He was in the Colonial Civil Service and invested as a Companion, Order of St Michael and St George (C.M.G.). He died on 21 March 1959.

Death:
18 January 1955

Census:
1881: 10 Princess Buildings, Clifton, Gloucestershire

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Bernard John Ward

Title: Reverend

Birth: 26 May 1798

Father:
Robert Ward

Mother: Louisa Jane (Symes) Ward

Married: Isabella Frances Phillipps on 31 August 1824, at St Marys, Lambeth, Surrey

Children:
Occupation: Clergyman. Bernard was vicar of Peterchurch, Herefordshire from 1829 until his death.

Death: 24 January 1832, in Stanton, Gloucestershire, England, aged 33

Buried: in Stanton, Gloucestershire, England
Memorial Inscription in Stanton Church reads:
In a vault in this churchyard rests in hope of resurrection unto eternal life the body of The Reverend Bernard John Ward, vicar of Peterchurch in the county of Hereford. Third surviving son of the late Robert Ward of Bangor Castle in the county of Down. Son of the first Viscount Bangor.
He married 31 August 1824 Isabella Frances, youngest daughter of the late Robert Phillipps Esq of Longworth in the County of Hereford. and died January 24th 1832 aged 33 leaving three sons and one daughter.
His widow affectionately inscribes this memorial.

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Bernard Edward Ward

Birth: 9 January 1827, in Berwick, Sussex, England

Father:
Bernard John Ward

Mother: Isabella Frances (Phillipps) Ward

Married (1st): Gertrude Maria Chatfield on 29 November 1860, in Ootacamund, Madras Presidency, India.
The Times of India 11 December 1860
On the 29th Nov at Ootacamund Neilgherry Hills by the Rev FG Lugard Major Bernard Edward Ward of the 60th Royal Rifles to Gertrude Maria eldest daughter of Rowland Winsley Chatfield esq Madras Civil Service

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Married (2nd): Charlotte Eugenia Smith on 31 August 1869, in Sacombe, Hertfordshire, England.

Children:
Occupation: Army Officer. Bernard was an officer in the 60th Rifles, reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

Notes:
Winchester College Register (1907) p74
WARD, BERNARD EDWARD, b. 9 Jan., 1827, bro. of Robert, above, p. 55, and Thomas Le Hunte, below, p. 91.
Ens. 60th Rifles 1844, Lieut. 1848, Major 1855, Lieut.-Col., retired 1864; A.D.C. to Viscount Melville in Punjab Campaign 1848-9, at Mooltan and Goojerat (medal with two clasps), Euzofzie, Dec. 1849, Kohat Pass 1850 (medal and clasp); J.P. Hants. M (1) 29 Nov., 1860, Gertrude Maria, e.d. of Rowland Winsley Chatfield, Esq., Madras Civil Service; (2) 31 Aug., 1869, Eugenia, d. of Samuel George Smith, Esq. of Sacombe Park, Herts. D at South Hill, Bassett, Southampton, 18 Nov., 1894.


Death: 18 November 1894, in South Hill, Bassett, Southampton, Hampshire, England, aged 67

Census:
1881: New Bassett, North Stoneham, Hampshire

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Edward Le Hunte Ward

Birth: 16 October 1906, in South Stoneham district, Hampshire, England

Father:
John Richard Le Hunte Ward

Mother: Violet Ella Mary Ward

Education: Edward was educated at Bromsgrove School, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire and Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Berkshire.

Occupation: Army Officer. Edward served in the Royal Norfolk Regiment, and reached the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

Death: 1987

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John Richard Le Hunte Ward

Birth: 18 March 1870, in Axbridge district, Somerset, England

Father:
 Thomas Le Hunte Ward

Mother: Helen Mary (Maconchy) Ward

Married: Violet Ella Mary Ward on 22 July 1905, in South Stoneham district, Hampshire, England. Violet was John's first cousin.

Children:
Occupation: Officer, Royal Navy. John became a naval cadet on 15 July 1883 and joined the flag-ship Alexandra on 7 August 1885 (1885 list). He was promoted to midshipman on 15 June 1886 (1886 list), and was again assigned to the Alexandra, still in the Mediterranean on 20 July 1886 (1887 list). John was promoted to Sub Lieutenant (acting) on 14 June 1890, and attended the Royal Naval College at Greenwich earning a second class certificate in seamanship. (1891 list). John was promoted to lieutenant on 1 January 1893 (London Gazette 2 January 1893) and thne to commander in June 1906 (London Gazette 29 June 1906) and was commander of the Torch, stationed in Australia on 5 April 1912, and in 1919 was acting captain of the President in Deptford Royal Dockyard.

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John was invested as a Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.)

Death: 13 February 1953

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Sophia Mordaunt (Ward) Richards

Birth: 11 September 1828, in Berwick, Sussex, England

Baptism: 14 October 1828, in Berwick, Sussex, England

Father:
Bernard John Ward

Mother: Isabella Frances (Phillipps) Ward

Married: Solomon Augustus Richards on 10 June 1856, in St Peters, Dublin, Ireland
A notice in The Times on 13 June 1856 gives the place of marriage by The Hon. and Rev. Henry Ward assisted by Revd. Robert Richards. He is "Captain in Wexford Regiment and she is only dau of Revd. Bernard Ward of Bangor, Co Down."
(Henry Ward was the bride's first cousin and Robert Richards the bridegroom's brother.)
A conveyance dated 14 July 1899 from Dublin Registry of deeds no 518 cites marriage settlement with Sophia M Ward 9th June 1856.

Children:
Death: 11 August 1899, in Ardamine, Gorey, county Wexford, Ireland, aged 70
The Times death notice says that she died on 11th August inst after a short illness at the home of her son Major Arthur Richards.

Buried: 14 August 1899, in Ardamine cemetery, Gorey, county Wexford, Ireland

Probate: granted 3 January 1900, in Dublin Principal Registry
Irish Will Calendar for 1900 reads:
Will of Sophia Mordaunt Richards formerly of Springfield, Torquay and late of 44 Elm Park, London widow who died at Ardamine, Gorey, Co.Wexford 11 August 1899, was probated at Dublin Principal Registry by Arthur W.M.Richards esquire. Effects 650 8s 3p.

Census:
1841: Abergeldie Cottage, Craithie, Aberdeenshire
1871: Claverly Lodge, Pembury Road, Tonbridge, Kent
1881: Springfield Road, Springfield, Tormoham, Devon

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Sophia Louisa (Ward) Anderson

Birth: 1871, in Gorey district, county Wexford, Ireland

Father:
 Thomas Le Hunte Ward

Mother: Helen Mary (Maconchy) Ward

Married: Frederick Anderson on 4 June 1896, in Kensington district, London, England

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Death: 27 April 1967

Census:
1881: Springfield Road, Springfield, Tormoham, Devon
1901: 119 Victoria Street, Westminster, London

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Sophia Eugenia Le Hunte Ward

Birth: 21 September 1908, in Devonport district, Devon, England

Father:
John Richard Le Hunte Ward

Mother: Violet Ella Mary Ward

Death: 3 July 1909, in Tavistock district, Devon, England

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Thomas Le Hunte Ward

Title: Admiral Thomas Le Hunte Ward, C.B.

Birth:
4 August 1830, in Stanton, Gloucestershire, England

Father:
Bernard John Ward

Mother: Isabella Frances (Phillipps) Ward

Married: Helen Mary Maconchy on 29 April 1869, in Newton Abbot district, Devon, England

Children:
Occupation: Officer, Royal Navy. Thomas passed as mate on 8 November 1850 (1851 list), and he joined the Leander on 8 March 1853, stationed in North America and the West Indies (1853 list). Thomas was made lieutenant on 22 October 1853. On 22 February 1854, Thomas joined the Blenheim as lieutenant, stationed in the Baltic (1854 list) and Portsmouth (1855). He was awarded the Baltic medal for service in Baltic Sea operations against Russia in the Crimean War in 1854-5. Thomas joined the Excellent, a gunnery ship, in Portsmouth on 16 December 1857. He was promoted to commander on 31 January 1861, and he commanded the Columbine from its commissioning in Sheerness on 13 May 1863. The Columbine was stationed initially in the Channel Squadron, and then, from October 1863, in the Pacific (1864 list). Thomas was made captain on 15 April 1867 (London Gazette 16 April 1867 p2313) and from 1 February 1873 until 14 June 1877 captained the Thetis from its commissioning in Plymouth and on a tour in the East Indies. On the outward journey, the Thetis was involved in anti-slaving operations on the East Coast of Africa and the Red Sea: The Royal Navy, A History vol 7 p234 tells us:
The Thetis though then only passing through the station on her way to China captured ten dhows in May, 1873. Most of them, however, seem not to have been slavers, for they were not condemned.
and then on page 278:
A hostile collision between Great Britain and Egypt was within a little of taking place towards the end of 1875. Both Egypt and Zanzibar claimed the coastline north of the river Juba. It was occupied, however by, and was eventually confirmed to, Zanzibar. Nevertheless an Egyptian squadron, under M'Killop Pasha, had sailed down the coast, and substituted the Egyptian for the Zanzibari flag at Barawa. Upon hearing of this Dr. John Kirk, British consul at Zanzibar, proceeded to the spot in the Thetis, 14, Captain Thomas Le Hunte Ward, in order to see how matters stood, and to look after the interests of the numerous Indian subjects of the Queen who resided there. Kirk and Ward landed, but other persons from the corvette were prevented from doing so, the Egyptians threatening to fire on them. Having returned on board the consul demanded an apology, and the concession of the right of British officers to land without interference. Both demands were refused; and the Thetis had actually cleared for action and prepared to land bluejackets and Marines ere the commandant on shore changed his mind, and hurriedly gave way.
  For some time afterwards the Thetis was very active in the suppression of the slave trade off the east coast of Africa, capturing numerous dhows in the course of 1876-77.

On 12 August 1877 Thomas captained the Cambridge, a gunnery ship stationed in Devonport (1877 list), a post he still held in the 1880 list. Thomas took command on the Superb, an armour plated iron ship of 9100 tons, on 20 August 1880. The Superb was commissioned at Chatham on 4 October 1880, and then served in the Mediterranean (1881 list). Thomas was captain of the Superb at the bombardment of Alexandria in July 1882. On 14 August 1882, Thomas was invested as Companion of the Order of the Bath for his service at Alexandria (London Gazette 14 August 1882 p3794). Thomas was appointed Naval Aide-de-Camp to the Queen on 9 June 1882 (London Gazette 7 July 1882 p3161), which post he held until his promotion to Rear-Admiral in 1885. The 1883 list shows Thomas still in command of the Superb in the Meditteranean. He was Vice-President of the Ordnance Committee from 1884 to 1887, and was promoted to Rear-Admiral on 27 March 1885 (London Gazette 27 March 1885 p1375).  Thomas retired on 4 August 1890 (London Gazette 5 August 1890 p4282), but continued to be promoted on the Retired List to Retired Vice-Admiral on 30 August 1890, and Retired Admiral on 9 November 1896. (1891 list)

Notes:
Who's Who 1906 p1760
WARD, Admiral Thomas Le Hunte C.B. 1882 b. Stanton, Gloucestershire, 4 August 1830; y. s. of Rev. Bernard John Ward and Isabella Frances, d. of R. Phillipps of Longworth, Herefordshire; m. 1869, Helen Mary, d. of G. Maconchy of Rathmore, Co. Longford, Ireland. Educ.: Winchester. Joined the Navy, 1844; Lieut. in Baltic 1854-55; Capt. 1867; commanded "Superb" at bombardment of forts at Alexandria, 1882; vice-president Ordnance Committee, 1884-87; A.D.C. to the Queen, 1882, till promoted to Rear-Admiral, 1885; retired 1890; Baltic and Egyptian medals and clasp for Alexandria, and Khedive's bronze star. Decorated: C.B. for service in "Superb" at Alexandria. Address: 13 Onslow Gardens, South Kensington, S.W. T.A. Lehunte, London. Club: United Service.

Winchester College Register (1907) p91
WARD, THOMAS LE HUNTE, b. 3 Aug., 1831, at Stanton, Gloucs. (3rd s.), bro. of Robert and Bernard Edward, above, pp. 55, 74.
Royal Navy, Cadet 1845, Sub-Lieut. 1850, Lieut. 1853, Commander 1861, Capt. 1867, Rear-Adm. 1885; served in the Baltic 1854-5 (medal), Capt. H.M.S. Superb at Bombardment of Alexandria (medal, clasp, bronze star, C.B.), Vice-Pres. Ordnance Committee 1884-7, A.D.C. to the Queen 1882-5, Vice-Adm. 1890 (retired). M 1869, Helen Mary, d. of George Maconchy, Esq., Rathmore, co. Longford. Address 13, Onslow Gardens, S. Kensington, S.W. Club United Service.


Death: 24 September 1907, in Eastbourne, Sussex, England, aged 77

Buried: 28 September 1907, in Ocklynge cemetery, Eastbourne, Sussex, England

Obituary:
Annual Register 1907 p137
On the 24th, aged 77, Admiral Thomas Le Hunte Ward, C.B.; had served in the Russian War in 1854-5, and commanded H.M.S. Superb at the bombardment of Alexandria in 1882.

Census & Addresses:
1881: Superb, Royal Navy, England
1884: The Shrubbery, Shooters Hill, Woolwich, Kent (Devon Record Office 48/22/15/15 29 November 1884)
1901: 13 Onslow Gardens, Kensington, London
1906: 13 Onslow Gardens, South Kensington, London (Who's Who 1906 p1760)

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Violet Ella Mary Ward

Birth: 1873, in Christchurch, Hampshire, England

Father:
 Bernard Edward Ward

Mother: Charlotte Eugenia (Smith) Ward

Married: John Richard Le Hunte Ward on 22 July 1905, in South Stoneham district, Hampshire, England. John was Violet's first cousin.

Children:
Death: 22 October 1962

Census:
1881: New Bassett, North Stoneham, Hampshire

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