George Ward

M, #13638, b. 1600, d. 7 April 1653
ChartsBentley (maternal side) - Phoebe Meredith Frey
Note*  'George and Lawrence Ward were brothers, mentioned in the allotment of lands in New Haven, Ct in 1641. They received 2 lots on East Water street fronting the harbor. Their estates were estimated at L10 and L30, respectively. They were ship carpenters and may have fourn further opportunities for plying their trade in the necessities of a new settlement.' ' George Ward, who signed the agreement of 1639, was represented at New Haven as having a family of six persons, and when he died in Branford in 1653, he left a widow and four children. Samuel and Josiah Ward who settled in Newark were probably his sons.' * Lawrence Ward was active in discharging official duties. He was one of the 'searchers' sent to Milford by the Governor to assist in the capture of the regicides, Geoff and Whalley, which proved a failure. He was deputy at the General Court of New Haven 1654-64, and was a member of the General Assembly at Hartford 1665-66. He with his family of 7 children removed to Newark, NJ. He was one of the founding fathers of New-Ark, NJ, signed the New-Ark Plantation agreement on October 30, 1666 (4/Branford.) He was a deacon of the Frist Presbyterian Church of Newark sons Josiah, John and Samuel Ward settled in Newark, NJ In the 1641 New Haven records, George has 6 persons in his household, therefore his children must have already been born. In Some Early Families of Bloomfield, NJ, Lawrence is named as John Ward Sr. #2's uncle, therefore he must be one of the 4 children of George Ward. Noted in the 1641 division of land records of the New Haven Colony, p 111; George Ward has 6 persons in his household and land worth L10, Lawrence has 2 persons and land valued at L30; compare this to Jasper Crane whose land was worth L480. When Branford was formed in 1644, the two Ward brothers accompanied Jasper Crane to join others from Wethersfield such as John Ward Sr. #1 History of the Colony of New Haven, CT p 617 A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS. 1677 to 1687. Page 14-15-16 Name: Mary Clarke Location: Farmington Invt. oe273-05-06. Taken 26 February, 1678, by Thomas X Tibbetts sen.,Samuel Burwell, Samuel Newton, Elezer Rogers. Invt. at Farmington,oe32-16-00. Taken 14 February, 1678, by John Norton, Thomas X Barnes,John Woodruffe. Will dated 28 November, 1677. I Mary Clarke of Farmingtown do make this my last Will & Testament: I give to my daughter Mary Stevens oe16, to my daughter Rebeckah Warner oe16, to my daughter Chittingdon oe15-15. I give unto my son-in-Law Elnathan Bochford 5 Shillings, to my gr. child Elizabeth Bochford oe5. I give unto the Rev. Pastor Newton 5 Shillings. I give unto MY BROTHER JOHN WARD OF NEWARK 20 Shillings. I give unto my gr. Child Rebeckah Stevens a pewter platter. I give unto my gr. Child Mary Warner a pewter platter. I give unto my gr. child Abigail Standly a featherbed. I give unto my gr. child Elizabeth Chittingdon a bason. I give unto my gr. child Elizabeth Standly my Chest. I give unto myson-in-law John Standly and my daughter Sarah his wife the 1/2 of all myLands in Milford, woodland, earable and Meadow, except my Homestead, tobe equally divided. My Will is that my sonn Standly shall have oe4-10 bythe year paid to him out of the Rent of the Lands at Milford during theLease of Nathaniel Farrand. I give unto my daughter Abigail Fletcher myHouse, Barn & Homelott, & the 1/2 of all my Land in Milford, to beequally divided, that is to say, woodland, Earable Land & Meadow, that isto say, to her & her natural heirs. My Will is that if she dyes withoutIssue, that the 1/2 of the aforementioned house & Lands shall return tobe equally divided betwixt my 4 daughters. And further I give unto herall my Household Goods that is at Milford that is not divided or disposedof; & if she dye, the forementioned Estate Willed to her shall be dividedequally between my four daughters, with this proviso, that my daughterRebeckah Warner shall have oe10 more than any of the rest of mydaughters. My Will is that what of my Clothing, Woolen or Lynen, that isat Farmington, that is not disposed of at my decease, that my four daughters, Mary, Rebeckah, Sarah & Hannah, it shall be divided equally amongst them. I appoint my daughter Abigail Fletcher to be my whole and sole Executrix. And I do desire Honoed Major Robert Treate & Mr. Samuel Eales to be Overseers. Witness: Robert Porter, John Loomis. Mary X Clarke, Ls. Court Record, Page 12--6 March, 1678-9: Will proven. Occupation: ship carpenter.1 
Birth*1600 George Ward was born in 1600.1 
Death*7 April 1653 He died on 7 April 1653 at Branford, Connecticut.1 


Last Edited14 Jan 2004


  1. [S170] Gedcom file by Debora J Krauss Franklin (see her record for more).