Thomas James Ward, distillery worker and builder’s labourer from Battersea

Strand on the Green near Kew Bridge, photo by Maxwell Hamilton, 2011, CC BY 2.0
Strand on the Green near Kew Bridge, photo by Maxwell Hamilton, 2011, CC BY 2.01

Thomas James Ward and Sarah Hannah Lucy Courtneidge were my great-great grandparents through my grandfather James Joseph Ward (1920-2000), and his father Alfred John Ward (1883-1953).

Thomas James Ward was born on 9 Jan 1843 at Strand-on-the-Green in Chiswick.2 His father Thomas Ward was from Oxfordshire, and worked as an agricultural labourer in the Market Gardens of Edward Dean, as shown in the 1841 Census of England.3 By the time Thomas was born, Thomas Sr. listed his occupation as “maltster.” His mother Mary Anne Maria Walters had been born in the parish of Epsom in Surrey to Francis Walters and Maria Price.

For more about the family of Thomas James Ward, see: Thomas Ward, labourer in a Candle Factory and Mary Ann Maria Walters, wife of Thomas Ward. For more information about the family of Sarah Hannah Lucy Courtneidge, see James Watson, shoemaker, and Ann Copperthite of St. Luke, Chelsea and The family of Charles Courtneidge, coachman from Leatherhead, Surrey

Jump down to the 2 Generation Descendant Chart for Thomas James Ward and Sarah Hannah Lucy Courtneidge.

Thomas was given the name Thomas Joseph on both his birth and baptism record at Chiswick St. Nicholas,4 but afterwards went by Thomas James Ward in all records. I thought this was odd until I was told my own grandfather, James Joseph Ward, had been registered with a different name than that by which he was known his whole life. He only found this out when he went to obtain a birth certificate as an adult.

Thomas Joseph Ward, birth certificate, 9 Jan 1843, Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick
Thomas Joseph Ward, birth certificate, 9 Jan 1843, Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick2

By the 1850’s Thomas’s family had moved from Mortlake to Battersea. In the 1851 Census of England, the Ward family was living on Battersea High Street, where Thomas Ward, Sr worked as a coal carter.5 Soon Thomas Sr. began working at the factory of Price’s Patent Candles on York Road in Battersea. In the 1861 Census, the Ward family was living on Mendip Road, and Thomas Ward’s occupation was listed “Labourer in a Candle Factory.”6 Both of these locations are clearly visible on the Ordnance Survey map below, which was surveyed in 1866.7

York Road Battersea, 1866, Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland
York Road Battersea, 1866, Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland7
Thomas James Ward and Sarah Hannah Lucy Courtneidge marriage, 5 Aug 1867, Hammersmith
Thomas James Ward and Sarah Hannah Lucy Courtneidge marriage, 5 Aug 1867, Hammersmith8

Thomas James Ward married Sarah Hannah Lucy Courtneidge on 5 Aug 1867 at St. Paul’s Church in Hammersmith. Sarah had been born in 1844 in Wimbledon to Charles Courtneidge, a coachman or fly-driver, and Sarah Watson, a shoemaker’s daughter from Chelsea.9 Before Thomas met Sarah, she was working as a Needlewoman and boarding at the home of James Weaver of Bell’s Cottages in Wandsworth, as can be seen in the 1861 Census.10 Sarah’s father Charles Courtneidge had dropped dead the year before while driving his fly for a customer on the Lower Road to Richmond in nearby Putney.11

Thomas and Sarah’s first child, Thomas James Ward, had been born a little over three years before their marriage on 26 Dec 1863, at 17 Creek Street in Battersea.12 Sarah listed her surname as Ward on his birth certificate, although she Thomas James were not yet married. Thomas James Sr.’s occupation was “distillery labourer.” He would have worked at the Wandsworth Distillery, located directly next to Mendip Road, as shown on the 1866 Ordnance Survey map.7

Thomas James Ward birth certificate, 26 Dec 1863, Creek St, Battersea
Thomas James Ward birth certificate, 26 Dec 1863, Creek St, Battersea12

Creek Street no longer exists as a thoroughfare, but it’s location is still evident as an alley between Lavender Road and York Road.

I believe Thomas James and Sarah had another child named Ellen in 1866, between Thomas James born in 1863 and Mary Ann who was born around 1868. Wandsworth Union Infirmary birth registers list an illegitimate daughter of “Sarah Courtnidge” born on 25 Jun 1866.13 A child born in the workhouse would be listed under the mother’s legal surname. Ellen died at the age of 2 months. She was buried at St. Mary’s Church in Battersea on 6 Sep 1866.14 The address in the burial record was 9 Ann Street, York Road, Battersea. I have not ordered the birth or death certificates for Ellen Courtneidge to confirm whether or not she is the daughter of Thomas James and Sarah. However, Courtneidge is an uncommon name, and a 5-year gap between children would be uncharacteristic of the couple, who had 11 other children over a period of 26 years.

Thomas James and Sarah Ward appear in the 1871 Census, living at 10 Canterbury Place with children Thomas Jr. age 7, Mary Ann age 3, and Elizabeth age 8 months. Canterbury Place was a cul-de-sac off of Mendip Road.15 Living right around the corner at No. 7 Mendip Road were Thomas James’s parents Thomas and Mary Ann Maria Ward with his younger brothers Alfred, George, and William.16 At No. 11 Mendip Road lived Thomas James’s oldest sister Elizabeth Ward Whitehead with her husband George Whitehead and children Emily J, Frank, George, Frederick, and Ellis Whitehead.17 Next door at No. 10 Mendip Road was his other sister Ellen Mary Ward Creamer Macarty with her husband George Creamer Macarty, a Thames Lighterman, and their children Ellen, Mary, and George Creamer Macarty.18 Between 1871 and 1881, Thomas and Sarah had four more children: Charles Henry in 1873, Sarah in 1875, Henry between 1874-1877, and Emily in 1879. Sarah died at age 8 months, and was buried at St. Mary’s Church in Battersea on 17 Apr 1876.19 The address on her burial record was 2 Canterbury Road, which was the family’s address in the 1881 England Census, which shows Thomas Ward, a general labourer, and Sarah with their six living children: Thomas James, Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Charles, Henry, and Emily.20

Wandsworth Distillery by Mendip Rd, Battersea, 1866
Wandsworth Distillery by Mendip Rd, Battersea, 1866, Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland7

In a recent system update, the website of the General Register Office of the UK has added a module to search its indexes. The biggest improvement is the addition of the mother’s previous surname in the birth indexes for all years. Before this information was only available on index entries after 1911. I checked the index for children that could be Thomas James and Sarah’s, which are listed below.21

Child’s Name Mother’s Former Surname Quarter/Year Registration District Vol Page
Thomas James Ward* Courtridge Jan-Mar 1864 Wandsworth 1d 453
Ellen Courtnedge _____ Apr-Jun 1866 Wandsworth 1d 495
Mary Ann Ward No entry found in index, born about 1867-68
Elizabeth Ward Courtnedge Jul-Sept 1870 Wandsworth 1d 543
Charles Henry Ward Courtnedge Jan-Mar 1873 Wandsworth 1d 617
Sarah Ward Courtnedge Jul-Sept 1875 Wandsworth 1d 627
Henry Ward No entry found in index, born about 1874-77
Emily Ward Courtnedge Jan-Mar 1880 Wandsworth 1d 676
Alfred Ernest† Courtneidge Jul-Sep 1880 Wandsworth 1d 709
Alfred Ward* Cortnedge Jul-Sep 1883 Wandsworth 1d 662
Rosina Ward Courtnage Apr-Jun 1886 Wandsworth 1d 719
John Ward‡ _____ Apr-Jun 1886 Wandsworth 1d 720
George Ward* Courtridge Jan-Mar 1889 Wandsworth 1d 804
  • Already have full certificates for these entries
    † Child of Alfred Ward (Thomas James’s brother) and Rosina Courtneidge (Sarah’s sister)
    ‡ Unsure if this is Thomas and Sarah’s son, no surname listed in index for mother
St. John's Church, Usk Road, Battersea
St. John’s Church, Usk Road, Battersea22

The very first baptism record I can find for one of Thomas James and Sarah’s children is for their daughter Emily Ward on 9 Dec 1879 at St. John’s Church in Battersea.24 Alfred John Ward, my great-grandfather, was also baptized at St. John’s, Battersea on 24 Jul 1883.25 Between 1879 and 1883, Thomas and Sarah moved the family to Weston Street near Usk Road in Battersea. Alfred Ward’s birth certificate lists the family’s address as 11 Weston Street. Thomas James was now working as a builder’s labourer.26

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Alfred Ward, birth certificate 24 Jun 1883, 11 Weston St, Battersea26

Weston Street is another road that no longer exists. It was demolished in the 1930’s. At this time, Weston Street (later called Didcot Street) and its neighbor St. Peter’s Place were described as “two dense cul-de-sac” that were “slum-like dead ends.”27 The former location of Weston Street is visible on the 1894 Ordnance Survey map below,28 next to photos of this location from our visit. Weston Street backed up to the Infirmary for the Wandsworth and Clapham Union.29

The Ward family did not live long at Weston Street. Rosina Ward, born in 1886, was baptized at St. Anne’s Church in Wandsworth on 24 May 1887 with an address of Lydden Grove.30 The same day, Thomas James, the son of Thomas James Ward Jr. and his future wife Annie Scrivener, was baptized.31 Thomas James Jr. and Annie were living on Wardley Street just around the corner. Both can be seen on the 1894 Ordnance Survey map for Earlsfield below.32 Lydden Grove was in the neighborhood adjacent to the Wandsworth & Clapham Union Workhouse. The wall, pictured below, is the only part of the Workhouse that remains today.

Earlsfield, Ordinance Survey Map, 1894, Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland
Earlsfield, Ordnance Survey Map, 1894, Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland32

Thomas James and Sarah’s twelfth and final child, George William Ward, was born on 20 Jan 1889.33 He was baptized at Holy Trinity Church in Upper Tooting, while the family was living at 85 Graveney Road in Tooting.34

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George Ward, birth Certificate, 1 Feb 1889, 85 Graveney Road, Streatham33

The family moved yet again and by the time of the 1891 Census, they were living around the corner from Graveney Road at 10 Fountain Road in Tooting.35 The Ward family lived in recently built row houses in this neighborhood, which was on the outskirts of Wandsworth, near Mitcham. Neighbors on either side were hawkers living in Gypsy tents. Although the Wards would switch houses several more times, many descendants of Thomas James and Sarah remained on and near Fountain Road for several more decades. Thomas James Ward died on 28 Jul 1892, at 6 Alston Road in Tooting.36 His cause of death was “phthisis,” a term for a handful of conditions of consumptive nature, most commonly pulmonary tuberculosis.

Thomas James Ward, death Certificate, 28 Jul 1892, 6 Alston Road, Tooting
Thomas James Ward, death Certificate, 28 Jul 1892, 6 Alston Road, Tooting36
Tooting, Ordinance Survey Map, 1894, Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland
Tooting, Ordnance Survey Map, 1894, Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland37

After Thomas James Ward’s death in 1892, Sarah Ward moved her children across the street from their former home at 10 Fountain Road to No. 17a Fountain Road, where she is listed in the Electoral Register for 1895.38 Their son Alfred Ward’s School Admission and Discharge Record for that year also gives his address as 17a Fountain Road.39 While the family was living here, a tragic murder-suicide resulted in the demise of an entire family at No. 8 Fountain Road. An out-of-work plasterer by the name of Frank Taylor slit the throats of his wife and seven children with a razor. Fourteen year-old Frank Taylor Jr. survived, and ran to the neighbors for help.40

"Horrible Tragedy in London, Wife and Six Children Murdered, Suicide of the Husband," The Dundee Courier, 8 Mar 1895
“Horrible Tragedy in London, Wife and Six Children Murdered, Suicide of the Husband,” The Dundee Courier, 8 Mar 1895.40

By the time of the 1901 Census, Sarah Ward had moved her family to the other side of St. George’s Infectious Disease Hospital to 25 Maybury Street, Tooting.41  Sarah was working as a general laundress, and was living with her children Henry, Alfred, Rosina, John, and George. Ten years later in the 1911 Census, Sarah Ward was living back on Fountain Road (No. 125), boarding with her daughter Rosina, her husband William Sears, and their children William, Rosina, Alfred, Albert, and Frederick Sears.42

Sarah died on 22 Mar 1928 at the age of 85. She died at the Hospital at St. John’s Hill, Battersea, but had been living at No. 4 Fountain Road in Tooting prior to her death.43

Sarah Hannah Courtneidge Ward, death certificate, 1928, St. John's Hill, Battersea
Sarah Hannah Courtneidge Ward, death certificate, 1928, St. John’s Hill, Battersea

Thomas James Ward and Sarah Hannah Lucy Courtneidge have many living descendants today by ten of their twelve children. They had 65 grandchildren between 1886 and 1924. Sixty-four were born in Surrey or London in England, and one was born in Michigan in the United States of America. Their first grandchild, Thomas James Ward (son of Thomas James Ward and Annie Scrivener) was born on 21 Mar 1886. Their youngest grandchild, Arthur Reginald Sears (son of Rosina Ward and William Ernest Sears) was born on 5 July 1924.
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Generation 1

1. Thomas James Ward

Born: 9 Jan 1843 at Strand-on-the-Green, baptized 5 Feb 1843 at St. Nicholas, Chiswick, Middlesex, England, son of Thomas Ward and Mary Ann Maria Walters.44
Died: 28 Jul 1892 at 6 Alston Road, buried 1 Aug 1892 at St. Nicholas, Tooting Graveney, London, England.45

Married: 5 Aug 1867 at St. Paul’s Church, Hammersmith, Middlesex, England46 to

Sarah Hannah Lucy Courtneidge

Born: 28 Apr 1844, baptized 26 May 1844 at St. Mary’s Church, Wimbledon, Surrey, England, daughter of Charles Courtneidge and Sarah Watson.47
Died: 22 Mar 1928 in Battersea, Surrey, England.43

Children of Thomas James Ward and Sarah Hannah Lucy Courtneidge

+1.3.1. Thomas James Ward

Born: 26 Dec 1863 in Battersea, Surrey, England.48
Died: bef 1911 in England.
Married: Annie Scrivener on 25 Jun 1887 at St. Mary’s Church, Summerstown, Wandsworth, Surrey, England.49 (Annie was born 25 Feb 1865 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England to William Scrivener and Eliza Glading.50 She died on 25 Jan 1928 at 58 Cowper Road, Wimbledon, Surrey, England.51) Had issue.  See Gen 2

1.3.2. Ellen Courtneidge

Born: 25 Jun 1866 in Wandsworth, Surrey, England.52
Died: Sep 1866, buried 6 Sep 1866 at St. Mary’s Church, Battersea, Surrey, England.53

+1.3.3. Mary Ann Ward

Born: about 1868 in Battersea, Surrey, England
Died: 13 Jan 1918 in Lambeth, Surrey, England.54

Married: Adam Patrick William Cowan on 12 Sep 1886 at St. John’s Church, Battersea, Surrey, England.55 (Adam was born 14 Mar 1863 in Wandsworth, Surrey, England to Adam Cowan and Mary Kerr.56 He died 1932 in Camberwell, London, England.57) Had issue.  See Gen 2

+1.3.4. Elizabeth Ward

Born: 3 Aug 187058 in Battersea, Surrey, England.59
Died: 1949 in Wandsworth, London, England.60
Partner: (1) Alfred Robert Gardiner (Alfred was born 11 May 1866 in Norwood, Surrey, England to George Gardiner and Ann Rose.61 He died Dec 1939 in Lambeth Lower Norwood, London, England.62) Had issue.  See Gen 2
Married: (2) Henry George Langston in 1946 in Wandsworth, London, England.63 (Henry was born in 1879 in Penn, Buckinghamshire, England to William Langston and Zipporah Hancock.64 He died in 1961 in Wandsworth, London, England.65) Had issue.  See Gen 2

+1.3.5. Charles Henry Ward

Born: 1873 in Battersea, Surrey, England.66
Died: 1938 in Battersea, London, England.67
Married: Annie Casey on 26 Aug 1894 in Tooting Graveney, London, England.68 (Annie was born about 1872 in Westminster, London, England to Thomas Casey and Eliza Ducklow.69 She died in 1932 in Wandsworth, London, England.70) Had issue.  See Gen 2

1.3.6. Sarah Ward

Born: Jul 1875 in Battersea, Surrey, England.71
Died: Apr 1876, buried 17 Apr 1876 at St Mary’s, Battersea, Surrey, England.72

+1.3.7. Henry Ward

Born: 29 Mar 1876 in Battersea, Surrey, England.73
Died: 1944 in Reigate, Surrey, England.74
Married: Ada Royston, daughter of Henry Royston on 29 Jul 1912 in Reigate, Surrey, England.75 (Ada was born in 1890 in Colne, Huntingdonshire, England, daughter of Henry Royston and Ellen Bolwell.76 She died in 1916 in Reigate, Surrey, England.77). Had issue.  See Gen 2

+1.3.8. Emily Ward

Born: 20 Nov 1879, baptized 9 Dec 1879 at St. John’s Church, Battersea, Surrey, England.78
Died: 1950 in Wandsworth, London, England.79
Married: George Frederick Wilkes on 1 Nov 1896 in Tooting Graveney, London, England.80 (George Frederick was born in 1874 in Mitcham, Surrey, England to Alfred William Wilkes and Elizabeth Townsend.81 He died in 1940 in Battersea, London, England.82) Had issue.  See Gen 2

+1.3.9. Alfred John Ward

Born: 24 Jun 1883, baptized 24 Jul 1883 at St. John’s Church, Battersea, Surrey, England.83
Died: 1 Aug 1953 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA.84
Married: (1) Jane Sarah Gant on 28 Jan 1914 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA.85 (Jane Sarah was born in 1867 in Milton, Kent, England to Thomas Gant and Elizabeth Nichols.86 She died in 1939 in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA.87)
Married: (2) Margaret T Styles about 1917 in USA.88 (Margaret was born on 19 May 1876 in Baltinglass, Wicklow, Ireland to Edward Styles and Margaret Kavanagh.89 She died on 19 Mar 1936 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA.90) Had issue.  See Gen 2

+1.3.10. Rosina Ward

Born: 20 Jan 1886, baptized 24 May 1887 at St. Anne’s Church, Wandsworth, London, England.91
Died: Dec 1960 in Wandsworth, London, England.92
Married: William Ernest Sears on 23 Apr 1905 in Mitcham, Surrey, England.93 (William was born in 1884 in Mitcham, Surrey, England.94 He died in 1960 in Wandsworth, London, England.95) Had issue.  See Gen 2

+1.3.11. John Ward

Born: between 1884-1888 in Tooting Graveney, London, England.96
Died: 9 Nov 1918 in Le Tréport, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France.97
Married: Jessie Brown on 8 Jun 1908 in Mitcham, Surrey, England.98 (Jessie was born on 6 Mar 1881, East Brixton, London, England.99 She died 9 Mar 1973 in Wandsworth, London, England.10) Had issue.  See Gen 2

+1.3.12. George William Ward

Born: 1 Feb 1889, baptized 17 Jul 1889 at Holy Trinity, Upper Tooting, London, England.101
Died: 14 Dec 1954 in Reigate, Surrey, England.102
Married: Alice Lilian Graffham on 23 Jul 1912 in Reigate, Surrey, England.103, 104 (Alice was born 16 May 1892 in Dorking, Surrey, England to Peter Graffham and Susannah Stemp.105 She died in Reigate, Surrey, England.106) Had issue.  See Gen 2


Generation 2

Children of Thomas James Ward (Thomas James1) and Annie Scrivener

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1.1.1. Thomas James Ward

Born: 21 Mar 1886 at 9 Lydden Grove, Earlsfield, Surrey, England
Died: 12 Dec 1920 at Durnsford Rd, Wimbledon, Surrey, England

+1.1.2. Annie E Ward

Born: 5 Dec 1887 in Wandsworth, Surrey, England
Died: Jun 1967 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Married: Joseph Tipping about 1910 in Surrey, England (b. 19 Nov 1882, Notting Hill, London, England; d. 28 Apr 1917 in France.)

1.1.2.1. Joseph Thomas Tipping

1.1.2.2. William Tipping

1.1.2.3. Annie E Tipping

1.1.2.4. Thomas James Tipping

+1.1.3. Elizabeth Ward

Born: 14 Sep 1889 in Wandsworth, London, England
Died: 29 Aug 1975 in Wandsworth, London, England
Married: George Clarke about 1910 in Kingston, Surrey, England (b. 1886, Morden, Surrey, England; d. 29 Dec 1953 in Wimbledon, Surrey, England.)

1.1.3.1. Elizabeth Ellen A Ward Clarke

1.1.3.2. George Clarke

1.1.3.3. Lilian Clarke

1.1.3.4. Henry Arthur Clarke

1.1.3.5. Rose Amelia Clarke

1.1.3.6. Dorothy Clarke

1.1.3.7. William Clarke

1.1.3.8. Edward Clarke

1.1.3.9. Charles W Clarke

1.1.3.10. Winifred M Clarke

1.1.4. Charles Henry Ward

Born: 3 Aug 1891 in Wandsworth, London, England
Died: unknown

1.1.5. Albert Henry Ward

Born: 1893 in Wandsworth, London, England
Died: unknown

1.1.6. Alfred Ward

Born: 16 Oct 1894 in Wandsworth, London, England
Died: unknown

1.1.7. George William Ward

Born: 11 Sep 1897 in Wandsworth, London, England
Died: unknown

+1.1.8. Rose Amelia Ward

Born: 16 Dec 1899 in Wandsworth, London, England
Died: Mar 1992 in Wimbledon, Surrey, England
Married: Charles Frederick Evans on 31 Jul 1920 in Wimbledon, Surrey, England (b. Oct 1896 in Tooting Graveney, London, England; d. Jun 1958 in Wimbledon, Surrey, England.)

1.1.8.1. Charles Frederick Evans

1.1.8.2. Living

1.1.8.3. Edward James Evans

1.1.8.4. William Thomas Evans

1.1.8.5. Rose Amelia Evans

1.1.8.6. Living

1.1.8.7. Stanley George Evans

1.1.8.8. Christina Maud Evans

1.1.8.9. Winifred Irene Evans

1.1.8.10. Living

1.1.9. Alice Jane Ward

Born: 17 Apr 1903 in Wandsworth, London, England
Died: 13 Jan 1906 in Wandsworth, London, England


Children of Mary Ann Ward (Thomas James1) and Adam Patrick William Cowan

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+1.3.1. Mary Ann Catherine Cowan

Born: 6 Aug 1888 in Camberwell, Surrey, England
Died: unknown
Married: George James Morgan on 31 Dec 1910 in East Brixton, London, England (George was born about 1887 in St Pancras, London, England)

1.3.1.1. Dorothy Annie Morgan, b. 1911 Clerkenwell Hornsey, London, England

1.3.1.2 Catherine Morgan, b. 1912 Clerkenwell Hornsey, London, England

+1.3.2. Adam Patrick William Cowan

Born: 19 Nov 1891 in Wandsworth, London, England
Died: 12 Dec 1960 in London, England
Married: Elizabeth Stokes on 9 Sep 1916 in East Brixton, London, England (b. 21 Feb 1896, East Brixton, London, England; d. 1981 in Croydon, Surrey, England.)

1.3.2.1 Donald William Cowan, b. 2 Nov 1918 East Brixton – d. 1988 Bournemouth

1.3.2.1 Dennis James Cowan, b. 30 Nov 1922 East Brixton – d. 1998 Surrey

+1.3.3. Thomas James Cowan

Born: 24 Jul 1895 in East Brixton, London, England
Died: 1915 in Lambeth Herne Hill, London, England


Children of Elizabeth Ward (Thomas James1) and Alfred Robert Gardiner

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+1.4.1. Edith Minnie Jessie Gardiner

Born: 23 Feb 1888 in West Norwood, Surrey, England
Died: 22 Sep 1969 at 4 Fountain Road, Tooting Graveney, London, England
Married: William John Thomas Tomkinson on 4 Mar 1911 in Wandsworth, London, England (William was born on 26 Sep 1888 in Wandsworth, London, England to William John Tomkinson and Catherine Wilmot. He died on 6 Nov 1967 at St. George’s Hospital in Tooting, London England.)

1.4.1.1. Jessie Gardiner Tomkinson

1.4.1.2. William George Herbert Tomkinson

1.4.1.3. Doris Camilla Tomkinson

1.4.1.4. John Reginald Tomkinson

1.4.1.5. Charlotte Catherine Tomkinson

1.4.2. Louisa Gardiner

Born: 1890 in West Norwood, Surrey, England.
Died: unknown

1.4.3. Alfred Robert Gardiner

Born: 1892 in West Norwood, Surrey, England.
Died: 23 Apr 1917 in France

+1.4.4. Sarah Ann Gardiner

Born: 12 Jan 1894 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: 1971 in Surrey, England.
Married: Francis William Hawley on 25 Dec 1911 in Summerstown, Wandsworth, London, England. (Francis William was born in 1890 in Lambeth, London, England to Henry Hawley and Mary Mirams. He died in 1939 at Colindale Hospital in London, England.)

Children of Elizabeth Ward (Thomas James1) and Unknown

1.4.5. George Ward

Born: 1901 in Tooting, London, England
Died: unknown

+1.4.6. Rosina Ward

Born: 22 Dec 1904 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: 1960 in Tooting Graveney, London, England

Married: (1) Edwin Timothy George Clark in 1930 in Wandsworth, London, England. (Edwin was born on 31 Dec 1907 in Wandsworth, London, England. He died in 1989 in Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey, England.)
Married: (2) William Alfred Pierce in 1948 in Wandsworth, London, England. (William was born on 5 Oct 1909 in Clapham, Surrey, England. He died on Dec 1969 in Redbridge, London, England.)

Children of Elizabeth Ward (Thomas James1) and Henry George Langston

+1.4.7. Florrie Langston Ward

Born: 22 Sep 1909 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: 7 Dec 1957 at Wandsworth, London, England

Married: William Thomas Marcus Crocker in 1930 in Wandsworth, London, England. (Thomas was born on 23 Feb 1902 in Pimlico, London, England. He died on 27 Oct 1948 in Wandsworth, London, England.)

+1.4.8. Daisy Isabelle Langston

Born: 7 Feb 1913 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: 2000 in Wandsworth, London, England
Married: Thomas Reuben Pusey in 1932 in Wandsworth, London, England. (Thomas was born on 19 Sep 1910 in Wandsworth, London, England. He died in 1996 in Wandsworth, London, England.)


Children of Charles Henry Ward (Thomas James1) and Annie Casey

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1.5.1. Annie Elizabeth Ward

Born: May 1896 in Tooting Graveney, London, England.
Died: Jun 1896 in Tooting Graveney, London, England.

+1.5.2. Mary Edith Ellen Ward

Born: 5 May 1897 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: 16 Sep 1953 in Cheam, Surrey, England
Married: John William Cresswell on 8 Apr 1917 in Tooting Graveney, London, England (John was born on 5 Apr 1899 in Tooting Graveney, London, England. He died on 1 Apr 1968 in Carshalton, Surrey, England.)

1.5.3. Charles Thomas Ward

Born: 17 Jul 1898 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Sep 1898 in Tooting Graveney, London, England

1.5.4. Margaret Ward

Born: 1901 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: May 1903, buried 16 May 1903 in Tooting Graveney, London, England

+1.5.5. Charles Thomas Ward

Born: 5 Nov 1903 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: 29 May 1990 in Gravesend, Kent, England.

Married: Ethel Frances Taylor in 1931 in Wandsworth, London, England (Ethel was born on 3 Sep 1908 in Wandsworth, London, England. She died Feb 1996 in Plymouth, Devon, England.)

+1.5.6. Grace Emily Ward

Born: 1908 in Tooting Graveney, London, England.
Died: 1909 in Tooting Graveney, London, England.


Children of Henry Ward (Thomas James1) and Ada Royston

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+1.7.1. Rosetta Gladys Hornest Ward

Born: 25 Jun 1908 in Mitcham, Surrey, England.
Died: Mar 1977 in Surrey, England.

Married: John Williams in 1930 Reigate, Surrey, England (John was born on 21 Nov 1911 in Tooting Graveney, London, England.)

+1.7.2. Alice Kathleen Ward

Born: 10 May 1911 in Reigate, Surrey, England.
Died: 01 Feb 2008 in Okehampton, Devon, England.
Married: (1) Charles A Gillham in 1935 in Reigate, Surrey, England.

Married: (2) John Charles Deffee in 1873 in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England.

+1.7.3. Charles Henry Ward

Born: 23 Nov 1913 in Reigate, Surrey, England.
Died: 2002 in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England.

Married: Dora Ethel Moore in 1935 in Reigate, Surrey, England (Dora was born on 13 Jan 1914 in England. She died Feb 1984 in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England.)


Children of Emily Ward (Thomas James1) and George Frederick Wilkes

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+1.8.1. Emily Elizabeth Wilkes

Born: 20 Jan 1897 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: unknown

Married: John M O’Keefe in 1918 in Croydon, Surrey, England

+1.8.2. Edith Mary Wilkes

Born: 11 May 1899 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Dec 1962 in Surrey, England
Married: Albert Edward Wheeler on 29 Jul 1933 in Wandsworth, London, England (b. 18 Oct 1902, d. Nov 1989 in Sutton, Surrey, England)

+1.8.3. John Louis Wilkes

Born: 1901 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: 2 Jan 1950 in Battersea, London, England

Married: Nora Doris Woodstock in 1936 in Surrey, England (b. 5 Nov 1904 in Battersea, London, England)

1.8.4. Rose Wilkes

Born: 1903 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Jul 1918 inTooting Graveney, London, England

+1.8.5. George Frederick Wilkes

Born: 5 Jan 1906 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Sep 1977 in Wandsworth, London England

Married: Ida M Chatfield in 1924 in Wandsworth, London, England (Ida was born about 1906 in Wandsworth, London, England. She died before 1939 in Wandsworth, London, England.)

+1.8.6. Thomas James Wilkes

Born: 6 Mar 1908 in Tooting Graveney, London, England.
Died: 5 Apr 1980 in Wandsworth, London, England.

Married: Amelia I Gahagan in 1935 in Battersea, London, England. (Amelia was born on 6 Jun 1910 in England.)

1.8.7. Annie Wilkes

Born: 1910 in Tooting Graveney, London, England.
Died: unknown

+1.8.8. Alfred William Wilkes

Born: 28 Mar 1913 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: 1980 in England
Married: Eileen Jacobs in 1935 in Wandsworth, London England (Eileen was born on 3 Aug 1913 in Mile End Old, London, England. She died in 1997 in Wandsworth, London, England.)

1.8.9. James Charles Wilkes

Born: 13 Aug 1916 in Tooting Graveney, London, England.
Died: 11 Apr 1994 in Hastings, Sussex, England.

+1.8.10. William Ernest Wilkes

Born: 16 Oct 1919 in Tooting Graveney, London, England.
Died: 1994 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Married: Lottie Weller in 1944 in Wandsworth, London, England

+1.8.11. Living Wilkes

Born: 1924 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: unknown

Married: Living Burke in 1951 in Wandsworth, London, England


Children of Alfred John Ward (Thomas James1) and Margaret T Styles

See Gen 1↩

+1.3.9.1. James Joseph Ward

Born: 23 Nov 1920 in Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, USA.
Died: 4 Oct 2000 in Bradenton, Manatee, Florida, USA.

Married: Mildred Geneva Butcher on 14 Jun 1947 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA. (Mildred was born on 8 Dec 1917 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA, to Ariel Arville Butcher and Bertha Dell Timberman. She died on 23 Apr 1995 in Venice, Sarasota, Florida, USA.)


Children of Rosina Ward (Thomas James1) and William Ernest Sears

See Gen 1↩

+1.10.1. Rosina Isabel Sears

Born: 15 Sep 1905 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: 1993 in Wandsworth, London, England

Married: Frederick G West in ? in England

1.10.2. Alfred George Sears

Born: 1908 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: unknown

+1.10.3. Albert Francis Sears

Born: 1 Jun 1909 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Mar 1960 in Battersea, London, England

Married: Annie Claire Ferrier in 1932 in Croydon, Surrey, England (b. 21 Jul 1909 in Mitcham, Surrey, England; d. 1982 in Sutton, Surrey, England)

+1.10.4. Frederick Charles Sears

Born: 31 Aug 1910 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Mar 1989 in Wandsworth, London, England

Married: Ada Frances Ward in 1935 in Wandsworth, London, England (b. 18 Jan 1916 in Wandsworth, London, England; d. Jun 1992 in London, England)

+1.10.5. Violet M Sears

Born: 1912 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: unknown

Married: Henry T Turner in 1936 in Wandsworth, London, England (b. about 1910 in England)

1.10.6. Thomas James Sears

Born: Apr 1913 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Oct 1913 in Wandsworth, London, England

1.3.10.7. Ernest Sears

Born: Aug 1914 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Sep 1914 in Tooting Graveney, London, England

+1.10.8. Emily Edith Sears

Born: 2 Nov 1915 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Nov 1998 in Crawley, Sussex, England

Married: Ronald Frank Clark in 1936 in Wandsworth, London, England (b. 29 May 1914 in London, England; d. Mar 2001 in Crawley, Sussex, England)

1.10.9. Walter John Sears

Born: Oct 1918 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Mar 1919 in Tooting Graveney, London, England

1.10.10. Winifred Lilian Sears

Born: 21 Aug 1920 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Jun 1983 in Wandsworth, London, England

1.10.11. William Ernest Sears

Born: Feb 1922 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Feb 1922 in Tooting Graveney, London, England

+1.10.12. Arthur Reginald Sears

Born: 5 Jul 1924 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Sep 1980 in Wandsworth, London, England


Children of John Ward (Thomas James1) and Jessie Brown

See Gen 1↩

+1.11.1. George William Ward

Born: 22 Mar 1907 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: 6 Aug 1973 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Married: Harriet Carroll 3 Jul 1926 in Battersea, Surrey, England (b. 13 Aug 1908, Bermondsey, Surrey, England; d. 1 Aug 1967 in Ramsgate, Kent, England)

+1.11.2. Lily Rose Ward

Born: 16 Dec 1908 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Jan 1995 in Wandsworth, London, England
Married: Frederick William Eccleshall 1931 in Wandsworth, London, England (b. 9 Mar 1910, Wandsworth; d. Dec 1989 in Wandsworth)

+1.11.3. Elizabeth Ward

Born: 29 May 1911 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Feb 1984 in Battersea, London, England
Married: William Alfred Cox 1939 in Battersea, London, England (b. 10 Nov 1911 in England; d. Mar 1987 in Battersea, London, England)

+1.11.4. Cissie Amelia Ward

Born: 1 Jul 1913 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Jan 1987 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Married: John Heath 1940 in Wandsworth, London, England (b. abt 1910 in England)

1.11.5. Nellie Ward

Born: Sep 1915 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: Oct 1915 in Tooting Graveney, London, England

+1.11.6. John Alfred Ward

Born: 25 Mar 1917 in Tooting Graveney, London, England
Died: 26 Jul 1991 in Wandsworth, London, England

Married: Annie Agnes Reeves in London, England (b. 28 Oct 1919 in Poplar, London, England; d. 28 Apr 2011 in Wandsworth, London, England)


Children of George William Ward (Thomas James1) and Alice Lillian Graffham

See Gen 1↩

+1.12.1. George William Ward

Born: 13 Jun 1911 in Redhill, Surrey, England
Died: 1988 in Reigate, Surrey, England
Married: Mary Bainbridge Gasston on 4 Oct 1933 in Reigate, Surrey, England (b. 9 Oct 1913 in South Shields, Durham, England; d. 29 Oct 1990 in Surrey, England)

+1.12.2. Queenie Lillian Ward

Born: 7 Nov 1912 in Reigate, Surrey, England
Died: Feb 1998 in Reigate, Surrey, England
Married: Cecil A Searle in 1933 in Reigate, Surrey, England (b. 16 Apr 1909 in England)

+1.12.3. John Frederick Ward

Born: 21 Jan 1914 in Reigate, Surrey, England
Died: Apr 1994 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
Married: Doris M Bristow in 1939 in Reigate, Surrey, England

1.12.4. Alice E M Ward

Born: 1919 in Reigate, Surrey, England
Died: unknown

+1.12.5. Doris Maud Ward

Born: 31 Dec 1921 in Reigate, Surrey, England
Died: 1999 in Surrey, England

Married: Ivor Frank Wheatley 1941 in Reigate, Surrey, England (b. 1921 in England; d. 13 Jul 1944 in Gambia, West Africa)

1.12.6. Dorothy Lucy Ward

Born: 31 Dec 1921 in Reigate, Surrey, England
Died: Jun 1991 in Surrey, England

Reference Notes

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  2. England, birth certificate for Thomas Joseph Ward, born 9 Jan 1843, registered Jan-Mar 1843, Brentford, vol. 3, p. 12, no. 336, Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick, Middlesex; General Register Office, Southport.
  3. “1841 England Census,” Thomas Ward family, Class: HO107; Piece: 689; Book: 3; Civil Parish: Chiswick; County: Middlesex; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 53; Page: 22; Line: 18-21; GSU roll: 438805; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9513499?h=44c8cd : 2016); citing: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841 held at The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
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  5. “1851 England Census,” Thomas Ward family, no. 99, High Street, Battersea St. Mary, Registration District: Wandsworth, County of Surrey, Class: HO107; Piece: 1577; Folio: 115; Page: 25; GSU roll: 174813; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9513506?h=d3aee3 : 2016); citing: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851 held at The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
  6. “1861 England Census,” Thomas Ward family, 12 Mendip Road, Battersea St. Mary, Registration District: Wandsworth, County of Surrey, Class: RG 9; Piece: 370; Folio: 176; Page: 24; GSU roll: 542625; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9513512?h=efa5d7 : 2016); citing: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861 held at The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
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  9. England, birth certificate for Sarah Hannah Lucy Courtneidge, daughter of Charles Courtneidge, coachman, and Sarah Watson, born 28 Apr 1844, registered Apr-Jun 1844, Registration District: Kingston, vol. 4, p. 210, no. 491, Sub-district: Wandsworth, Surrey; General Register Office, Southport.
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  11. England, death certificate for Charles Courtneidge, fly-driver, age 53, died 24 Sep 1860, registered Jul-Sep 1860, Registration District: Wandsworth, vol. 1d, p. 242, no. 34, Sub-district: Putney, London; General Register Office, Southport.
  12. England, birth certificate for Thomas James Ward, born 26 Dec 1863, registered Jan-Mar 1843, Brentford, vol. 3, p. 12, no. 336, Strand-on-the-Green, Chiswick, Middlesex; General Register Office, Southport.
  13. Wandsworth and Clapham Union, Register of Births, Female, illegitimate, born 25 Jun 1866 to Sarah Courtridge, WABG, Item 139, no. 19; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9513456?h=dd2c74 : accessed 5 Nov 2016); citing: Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1906 and Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1906, London Metropolitan Archives, London.
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  15. “1871 England Census,” Thomas Ward family, no. 268, 10 Canterbury Place, St. John’s, Battersea, Registration District: Wandsworth, County of Surrey, Class: RG10; Piece: 701; Folio: 81; Page: 55; GSU roll: 823340; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9513520?h=4e80f5 : accessed 7 Nov 2016); citing: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871 held at The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
  16. “1871 England Census,” Thomas Ward family, no. 242, 7 Mendip Rd, St. John’s, Battersea, Registration District: Wandsworth, County of Surrey, Class: RG10; Piece: 701; Folio: 79; Page: 49; GSU roll: 823340; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9513529?h=66c1bb : accessed 7 Nov 2016); citing Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871 held at The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
  17. “1871 England Census,” George and Elizabeth Whitehead family, no. 247, 11 Mendip Rd, Battersea, Registration District: Wandsworth, County of Surrey, Class: RG10; Piece: 701; Folio: 79; Page: 50; GSU roll: 823340; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9513652?h=b66276 : accessed 7 Nov 2016); citing: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871 held at The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
  18. “1871 England Census,” George and Ellen Creamer family, no. 245, 10 Mendip Rd, Battersea, Registration District: Wandsworth, County of Surrey, Class: RG10; Piece: 701; Folio: 79; Page: 49; GSU roll: 823340; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9513637?h=b70370 : accessed 7 Nov 2016); citing: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871 held at The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
  19. St. Mary’s Church, Battersea, Register of Burials, Sarah Ward, age 8 months, 2 Canterbury Pl, Mendip Road, Battersea, buried 17 Apr 1876, p. 281, no. 2245, P70/MRY2/073; digital images, “London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980,” Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9538121?h=f075f8 : accessed 10 Nov 2016); citing: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921, London Metropolitan Archives, London.
  20. “1881 England Census,” Thomas and Sarah Ward family, no. 351, 2 Canterbury Place, Mendip Road, Battersea, Surrey, Class: RG11; Piece: 640; Folio: 101; Page: 64; GSU roll: 1341148; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9525125?h=c54532 : accessed 7 Nov 2016); citing: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881 held at The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
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  25. St. John’s Church, Battersea, Register of Baptisms, Alfred Ward, son of Thomas James & Sarah, labourer, 11 Weston Street, baptized 24 Jul 1883, born 24 Jun 1883, p. 70, no. 560, p70/jn, Item 003; digital images, “London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906,” Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9538372?h=d58222 : accessed 10 Nov 2016); citing: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921, London Metropolitan Archives, London.
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  27. Weston Street Source from C Evans.
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    Revised: 1893 to 1894, Published: 1897, map from series: OS 25 inch England and Wales, 1841-1952; digital images, National Library of Scotland (http://maps.nls.uk/view/101919921 : accessed 5 Nov 2016).
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  31. St. Anne’s Church, Wandsworth, Register of Baptisms, Thomas James Scrivener, son of Annie Scrivener, Wardley Street, baptized 24 May 1887, p. 58, no. 464, p95/ann, Item 005; digital images, “London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906,” Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9538211?h=3035fb : accessed 10 Nov 2016); citing: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921, London Metropolitan Archives, London.
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  33. England, birth certificate for George Ward, born 1 Feb 1889, registered Jan-Mar 1889, Wandsworth, vol. 1d, p. 804, no. 487, Streatham, Surrey; General Register Office, Southport.
  34. Holy Trinity Church, Upper Tooting, Register of Baptisms, George William Ward, son of Thomas James & Sarah, labourer, 85 Graveney Road, baptized 17 Jul 1889, p. 20, no. 160, p95/tri2, Item 002; digital images, “London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906,” Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9538200?h=676b67 : accessed 10 Nov 2016); citing: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921, London Metropolitan Archives, London.
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  58. 1939 Register, Henry Langston, Navvy, b. 24 Dec 1876; Elizabeth Langston, unpaid domestic duties, b. 03 Aug 1871, 57 Pevensey Street, Wandsworth, London, Schedule 11, Ref: RG101/0593E/002/26 Letter Code: AXLO; digital images, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk/1939register); citing: Records of the 1939 Register held at the National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
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  61. England and Wales, General Register Office, Index of Births, Alfred Robert Gardiner, Apr-Jun 1866, vol. 1d, p. 439, mother’s former surname: Rose, Registration District: Lambeth; index, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp : accessed: 6 Nov 2016).
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  63. “England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” Elizabeth Gardiner and Harry G Langston, Quarter 4 1946, vol. 5D, p. 1808, Registration District: Wandsworth; database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVD9-T1MZ : 8 Oct 2014); from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1946, quarter 4, vol. 5D, p. 1808, Wandsworth, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  64. England and Wales, General Register Office, Index of Births, Harry George Langston, Jan-Mar 1879, vol. 3a, p. 526, mother’s former surname: Hancock, Registration District: Amersham; index, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp : accessed: 6 Nov 2016).
  65. “England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” Harry G Langston, age 82, Apr-Jun 1961 vol. 5d, p. 588, Registration District: Wandsworth; database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCG-NSNV : 4 Sept 2014), from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Deaths, Wandsworth, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  66. England and Wales, General Register Office, Index of Births, Charles Henry Ward, Jan-Mar 1873, vol. 1d, p. 617, mother’s former surname: Courtnedge, Registration District: Wandsworth; index, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp : accessed: 6 Nov 2016).
  67. England and Wales, General Register Office, Index of Deaths, Charles Henry Ward, age 65, Jan-Mar 1938, vol. 1d, p. 445, Registration District: Battersea; index, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp : accessed: 6 Nov 2016).
  68. St. Nicholas, Tooting Graveney, Register of Marriages, Charles Ward and Annie Casey, married 26 Aug 1894, p. 59, no. 118; digital images, “London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921,” Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9843176?h=6683bc : accessed 2 Jan 2017); citing: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921, London Metropolitan Archives, London.
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  71. England and Wales, General Register Office, Index of Births, Sarah Ward, Jul-Sep 1875, vol. 1d, p. 627, mother’s former surname: Courtnedge, Registration District: Wandsworth; index, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp : accessed: 6 Nov 2016).
  72. St. Mary’s Church, Battersea, Register of Burials, Sarah Ward, age 8 months, 2 Canterbury Pl, Mendip Road, Battersea, buried 17 Apr 1876, p. 281, no. 2245, P70/MRY2/073; digital images, “London, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980,” Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9538121?h=f075f8 : accessed 10 Nov 2016); citing: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921, London Metropolitan Archives, London.
  73. 1939 Register, Raymond Goacher, farm carter, b. 11 Feb 1885; George Ward, general labourer, b. 20 Jan 1889; Alice L Ward, unpaid domestic duties, b. 16 May 1893; Frederick Graffham, salesman and labourer, b. 1 Nov 1876; Henry Ward, blind pensionner cannot work, b. 29 Mar 1874; 18 Nutley Lane, Reigate, Schedule 258, Lines: 1-5, Reigate MB, County of Surrey, Ref: RG101/1919B/025/40 Letter Code: DMTD; digital images, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.co.uk/1939register); citing: Records of the 1939 Register held at the National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
  74. “England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” Henry Ward, age 68, Registration District: Surrey South Eastern, Jan-Mar 1944, vol. 2a, p. 813; database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCC-443X : 4 Sep 2014); from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Surrey South Eastern, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  75. England, marriage certificate for Henry Ward, golf caddie age 34, and Ada Royston, age 24, both of Nutley Grove, married 29 Jul 1912, registered Jul-Sep 1912, Reigate, vol. 2a, p. 483, no. 29, Reigate Register Office, Surrey; General Register Office, Southport. “Father of Groom: James Ward, general labourer, Father of Bride: Henry Royston (deceased), bricklayer.”
  76. England and Wales, General Register Office, Index of Births, Ada Royston, Apr-Jun 1890, vol. 3b, p. 283, mother’s former surname: Bolwell, Registration District: Saint Ives; index, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp : accessed: 6 Nov 2016).
  77. “England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” Ada Ward, age 39, Apr-Jun 1916, vol. 2a, p. 255, Registration District: Reigate; database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J41-KJY : 31 December 2014); from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Deaths, Reigate, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  78. St. John’s Church, Battersea, Register of Baptisms, Emily Ward, daughter of Thomas & Sarah, labourer, Canterbury Place, baptized 9 Dec 1879, born 20 Nov 1897, p. 19, no. 149, p70/jn, Item 003; digital images, “London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906,” Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9538129?h=ca603b : accessed 10 Nov 2016); citing: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921, London Metropolitan Archives, London.
  79. “England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” Emily Wilkes, age 70, died Oct-Dec 1950, Registration District: Wandsworth, vol. 5d, p. 722; database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCX-SXWN : 4 Sep 2014), from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Deaths, Wandsworth, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  80. St. Nicholas, Tooting Graveney, Register of Marriages, George Frederick Wilkes and Emily Ward, 17a Fountain Road, married 01 Nov 1896, p. 93, no. 186; digital images, “London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921,” Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9843656?h=19252e : accessed 2 Jan 2017); citing: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921, London Metropolitan Archives, London.
  81. England and Wales, General Register Office, Index of Births, George Frederick Wilkes, Jul-Sep 1874, vol. 2a, p. 246, mother’s former surname: Townsend, Registration District: Croydon; index, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp : accessed: 6 Nov 2016).
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  83. St. John’s Church, Battersea, Register of Baptisms, Alfred Ward, son of Thomas James & Sarah, labourer, 11 Weston Street, baptized 24 Jul 1883, born 24 Jun 1883, p. 70, no. 560, p70/jn, Item 003; digital images, “London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906,” Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9538372?h=d58222 : accessed 10 Nov 2016); citing: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921, London Metropolitan Archives, London.
  84. Michigan, State Department of Health, death certificate for Alfred Ward, died 1 Aug 1953, Grand Rapids, Kent County, No. 58981, local no. 1203; Vital Records Section, Lansing.
  85. “Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKH9-45RZ : 22 December 2016), Alf Ward and Jane Sarah Randle, 28 Jan 1914; citing Shelby, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 1,148,839.
  86. England and Wales, General Register Office, Index of Births, Jane Sarah Gant, Jul-Sep 1867, vol. 2a, p. 719, mother’s former surname: Nickles, Registration District: Milton; index, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp : accessed: 6 Nov 2016).
  87. “Find A Grave Index,” Jane S Randle, 1939, Burial, Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA; database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLD-BCRT : 13 December 2015); citing record ID 90961065, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  88. Monroe County, Indiana Naturalization Records, Alfred John Ward, no. 221, Declaration of Intention, 2 Mar 1923, Bloomington, Indiana; citing original County Naturalization Records deposited at the Indiana State Archives, Indianapolis.
  89. Ireland, birth certificate for Margaret Styles, born 19 May 1876, registered Jun 1876, Baltinglass, entry 415, vol. 7, p. 469, Baltinglass, County Wicklow; General Register Office, Roscommon.
  90. Indiana State Department of Health, death certificate, Registered No. 9853 (1936), Margaret T. Ward; Vital Records, Indianapolis.
  91. St. Anne’s Church, Wandsworth, Register of Baptisms, Rosina Ward, daughter of Thomas & Sarah Ann, labourer, Lydden Grove, baptized 24 May 1887, p. 58, no. 463, p95/ann, Item 005; digital images, “London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906,” Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9538200?h=676b67 : accessed 10 Nov 2016); citing: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921, London Metropolitan Archives, London.
  92. “England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” Rosina Sears, age 74, died Oct-Dec 1960, Registration District: Wandsworth, vol. 5d, p. 797; database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCG-75TV : 4 Sep 2014), from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Deaths, Wandsworth, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  93. Christ Church, Mitcham, Surrey, Register of Marriages, William Sears and Rose Ward, married 23 Apr 1905, p. 162, no. 324; digital images, “Surrey, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1937,” Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9846694?h=f64f31 : accessed 2 Jan 2017); citing: Anglican Parish Registers, Surrey History Centre, Woking.
  94. England and Wales, General Register Office, Index of Births, William Ernest Sears, Jan-Mar 1884, vol. 2a, p. 292, mother’s former surname: Sismore, Registration District: Croydon; index, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp : accessed: 6 Nov 2016).
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  96. British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920, John Ward, b. about 1885, Tooting, Short Service Attestation, Regimental Number: 80726, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com/sharing/9846852?h=bc779a : accessed 2 Jan 2017); citing The National Archives Microfilm Publication WO363, Public Record Office (PRO). War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents,’ The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
  97. “Casualties of The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), WW 1,” Commonwealth War Dead 1914-1918, Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France, WARD, Private, JOHN, 50561, 27th Bn., The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). transf. to (80726) 135th Coy., Labour Corps, Died of disease 9 November 1918. Age 35. Son of John James and Sarah Ann Ward, of Tooting; husband of Jessie Ward, of 113, Fountain Rd.,
    Tooting, London. Grave Ref. VII. M. 8B. FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/patron/v2/TH-301-47426-378-39/dist.pdf : accessed 2 Jan 1917).
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  104. England, marriage certificate for George Ward, golf caddie age 23, and Alice Lillian Graffham, 10 Lyndale Rd, Redhill, married 23 Jul 1912, registered Jul-Sep 1912, Reigate, vol. 2a, p. 482, no. 27, Reigate Register Office, Surrey; General Register Office, Southport. “Father of Groom: Thomas Ward (deceased), greengrocer, Father of Bride: Peter Graffham, farm labourer.”
  105. England and Wales, General Register Office, Index of Births, Alice Lilian Grapham [Graffham], Apr-Jun 1892, vol. 2a, p. 172, mother’s former surname: Stemp, Registration District: Reigate; index, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp : accessed: 6 Nov 2016).
  106. “England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” Alice L Ward, age 63, died Apr-Jun 1956, Registration District: Surrey South Eastern, vol. 5g, p. 667; database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCD-DQCR : 4 Sep 2014), from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Deaths, Surrey South Eastern, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

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