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Families covered: Ward of Brafield, Warde of Givendale, Warde of Guiseley, Ward of Houghton Parva

We are not aware of there being any connection between the families shown on this page. They share the page for our convenience. Note that Walker's pedigree of this family differs in many ways from that shown by William Flower's Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, 'Ward').
Simon Warde (a 1190, founder of Esholt Priory)
1. John Warde, lord of Guiseley, Yorkshire
A. Simon Warde of Guiseley (a 1300)
  i. Sir John Warde of Guiseley (a 1334)
  a. Sir Simon Warde of Guiseley (a 1382)
  (1) Simon Warde (a 11.1414, rector of Guiseley)
(2) Sir Roger Warde of Givendale (d 19.03.1452)
  m. Jane Markenfield (d before 20.03.1474, dau of Sir Thomas Markenfield of Markenfield by Beatrix, dau of Henry Soothill of Soothill by Eleanor, dau of Richard Moseley)
  (A) Sir Roger Warde of Givendale
  m. Jane Tunstall (d 02/3.1508, dau of Sir Thomas Tunstall, she m2. Sir William Stapilton)
(i) Sir Christopher Warde of Givendale (d 30.12.1521, standard bearer to Henry VIII)
  m. Margaret Gascoigne (dau of Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe and Joane, dau of John Nevile of Oversley and Althorpe by Elizabeth, dau of Robert Newmarch)
  Visitation (1563-4) shows that Sir Christopher had 3 daughters by Margaret: Margaret (m. Thomas Lawrance), Anne (m. John Wansworth) & Johanna (m. John Musgrave). Walker shows just the following 2 daughters. Some sources identify this Sir Christopher as the same person as a Sir Christopher Warde who had 4 sons.
  (a) Anne Warde
  m. Ralph Nevile of Thornton Bridge
  (b) Joan Warde
  m. (27.10.1496) Sir Edward Musgrave of Musgrave and Hartley Castle (b 1461, d 23.05.1542)
  (ii) John Warde
  (iii) Margaret Warde (d 03.09.1520)
  m. Sir John Norton of Norton Conyers (b 1459, d 28.08.1520)
  (B)+ other issue - Nicholas, William, Joan (a 1496, prioress of Esholt)
  b. Maude Warde (a 1390, prioress of Guiseley)
  ii. Sir Nicholas Warde (a 1334, rector of Guiseley)



Robert Ward of Knoll, Warwickshire
1. James Ward of Durnchurch, Warwickshire
  A. Stephen Ward of Northampton had issue
2. John Ward of Brafield, Northamptonshire
  A. William Ward of Brafield (d 17.07.1633)
  m. Elizabeth Westlee (d 03.08.1638, dau of John Westlee of Eythorp)
i. John Ward of Brafield (b c1611, d 14.12.1688)
  m. Rebecca Moulsham (b c1616, d 1662, dau of William Moulsham (Moulshoe), sister of Robert of Thingdon)
  a. William Ward of Brafield (b c1631, d 18.01.1685-6)
  m. Mary Rothwell (d 23.04.1697, dau of Edward Rothwell of Haverholme)
  (1) Elizabeth Ward (b 02.11.1674, d 04.12.1737)
  m1. Thomas Thornton of Brockhall, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (b 27.121664, d 28.10.1719)
  m2. (08.12.1720) William Trimnell (d 15.04.1729, rector of Brington, Dean of Winchester)
  b. Rebeccah Ward (d by 02.1721-2)
  m. John Perman of Kelmarsh (bur 21.08.1667)
  c. Elizabeth Ward (a 03.1699)
  m. William Shepheard or Sheppard of Tilbrook (bur 21.03.1698-9, minister of Kettering)
  d. Mary Ward (bur 12.12.1727)
  m. Joshuah Shepherd of Higham Ferrers (bur 10.01.1722-3, vicar of Harrowden, rector of Brockhall)
  e. Frances Ward (bur 20.04.1736)
  m. (29.09.1692) Thomas Edwards (b 1652, d 01.09.1721, rector of Aldwinkle All Saints)
  f. Susanna Ward (b 16.03.1645-5)
  m. (20.02.1693-4) Samuel Gifford (bpt 28.03.1647, bur 29.06.1732, vicar of Brafield, m1. Elizabeth Pampion of Eastcote)
  g. Sarah Ward
m. Thomas Oliver of Stamford (tinplate worker)
  h.+ other issue - Thomas of Clapton (b c1651, a 1681), Samuel (a 1681, in the West Indies), Dorothy (bur 12.03.1728-9), , Judith (bur 20.02.1669-70)
  ii. William Ward (d unm 12.03.1681, rector of Sudborow)
  B. Daniell Ward of Houghton Parva (bur 25.12.1625)
  m. Dorothy Pargiter (bur 20.10.1643, dau of Robert Pargiter of Gritworth)
  i. William Ward of Houghton Parva (b c1604, d 30.03.1673/4)
  m1. Mary Hughes (bur 11.07.1640, dau of Thomas Hughes of Monmouthshire)
  a. Daniel Ward (bpt 09.05.1639, d unm bur 25.09.1661)
  b. William Ward of Houghton Parva, Sheriff of Northamptonshire (b 24.06.1641, d 16.08.1687)
  m. Mary Shaw (d 14.02.1720-1, dau of Robert Shaw of Hinton Abbey)
  (1) William Ward of Houghton Parva (b 11.12.1671, bur 05.04.1737)
  m1. Catherine (d 11.02.1697-8)
  m2. Bridget (b c1676, d 22.10.1735)
  (A) Thomas Ward of Houghton Parva (b 25.02.1705-6, d 04.11.1772, 2nd son)
(B)+ other issue - William Land (b c1698, dvp 08.07.1719), Mary (b c1699), d 25.01.1777), Martha (b 06.02.1700-1, d 13.04.1774), Bridget (b 1703-4, d 09.03.1774), Elizabeth (b 06.11.1704, d 22.01.1771), Katharine 9b 25.12.1707, d 01.01.1773), Dorothy (b 09.02.1708-9, d 21.09.1709), Joanna (b 03.04.1710, d 19.08.1714), Dorothy (b 22.12.1711, d 13.05.1794)
  (2) Mary Ward (bpt 21.09.1665, bur 01.01.1738-9)
  m. _ Cooke (d by 1720)
  (3) Dorothy Ward (b 05.10.1674, a 1681)
  m2. Alice Hatton (bur 05.07.1662, dau of Serjant Hatton of Thames Ditton. sistr of Sir Richard of Thames Ditton)
  m3. Elizabeth Cuss of Somerset (bur 21.12.1668, widow of Sir Denmer Strutt of Little Worley, Bart)
  ii. Margaret Ward (bpt 20.05.1610)
  m. John Smith of Eydon
  iii. Elizabeth Ward (bpt 02.03.1613-4, bur 04.02.1652)
  m. (28.03.1638) George Needham of Lichborough (d 12.11.1672)
  iv. Dorothy Ward (bpt 10.12.1620)
  m. (23.09.1647) Joseph Whetham of Longborow
  v.+ other issue - John (bpt 03.04.1608, a 1632), Robert (bpt 29.04.1612, a 1638, d unm), Johanna (bpt 15.05.1617, bur 11.02.1617-8)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 09.12.06) : Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1942, 'Warde of Givendale near Ripon')
(2) For lower section (uploaded 22.05.14) : Visitation (Northamptonshire, 1681+additions, 'Ward of Brafield' & 'Ward of Houghton Parva')
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