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Richard W WARD of Kendal 91843-1917
« on: Wednesday 03 May 17 09:26 BST (UK) »
While I know that WARD is a very common surname in Kendal can anyone please help me to identify the parents of the above.  Having trawled Ancestry, Family Search, Find My Past and Free BMD, I really have run out of ideas, and being resident in Middle Earth precludes my visit to Westmorland.

Richard was born 12 Aug 1843 in Kendal (GRO: Sep 1843 Kendal Vol 25 Page 472 and baptised 6 Sep 1843 in Kendal (England Births & Christenings & Family Search).

Parents: William and Ann WARD (England & Wales Christenings 1530-1980).  I have found a William WARD who died in 1845 (GRO: Mar 1845 West Ward Vol 25 Page 369 Line 160) which could partly explain why Richard W was adopted.
An Ann BRADSHAW was baptised on 13 Mar 1796 in Kendal (Family Search C02733-8), the daughter of Henry and Sarah BRADSHAW.  There is also a marriage of a William WARD and Ann BRADSHAW on 14 May 1820 (England Marriages 1538-1973).  Despite many searches unable to find a William and Ann WARD in 1841 Census which fits the bill.

Richard W WARD
1851 Census - Richard W WARD had been adopted and was living with his adoptive parents John WARD & Mary (pos nee TAYLOR) WARD in Middleton, near Manchester (a relation perhaps?)
In 1861 - Richard was living with his widowed adoptive mother Mary (66) in Middleton.
1871-1901 - Richard marries a Rachel Ann HASLAM in1867 they have 3 children and he works throughout as a Butcher.

Once again, I would be most grateful if anyone could spare the time to help me continue my WARD family tree beyond Richard W.
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Re: Richard W WARD of Kendal 91843-1917
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 11:47 BST (UK) »
Richard KENDAL birth registered at Kendal Sep 1843 has mother's maiden name SCOTT, according to the GRO.

(Which part of Middle Earth are you in? Always liked the sound of Bree myself)

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Re: Richard W WARD of Kendal 91843-1917
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 11:53 BST (UK) »
There is an 1851 census for Richard WARD with parents William and Ann?

William Ward    Head    32    Kendal, Westmorland
Ann Ward      Wife     32    Durham
Richard Ward    Son        7    Kendal, Westmorland

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Re: Richard W WARD of Kendal 91843-1917
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 12:09 BST (UK) »
Again, might be wrong but there is a marriage for William WARD and Ann SCOTT at Sunderland, Durham registered June 1842. I think I can follow this couple (with their son Richard) through 1851-1871, in the joinery/carpentry line. So I don't think Richard registered Sep 1843  is yours?

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Re: Richard W WARD of Kendal 91843-1917
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 12:33 BST (UK) »

Parents: William and Ann WARD (England & Wales Christenings 1530-1980).  I have found a William WARD who died in 1845 (GRO: Mar 1845 West Ward Vol 25 Page 369 Line 160) which could partly explain why Richard W was adopted.


From GRO index

WARD, WILLIAM       Age 84    
GRO Reference: 1845  M Quarter in WEST WARD  Volume 25  Page 369
 
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Re: Richard W WARD of Kendal 91843-1917
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 12:44 BST (UK) »

Richard W WARD
1851 Census - Richard W WARD had been adopted and was living with his adoptive parents John WARD & Mary (pos nee TAYLOR) WARD in Middleton, near Manchester (a relation perhaps?)
In 1861 - Richard was living with his widowed adoptive mother Mary (66) in Middleton.


He may just have taken on the surname Ward.  What was his middle name  :-\
Marriage gives middle name as Wilson

Have you considered this birth
Births Mar 1843 
Richard Wilson Jackson - mothers maiden name Wilson
 Kendal    25   482

Ignore that found with parents in 1851
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Re: Richard W WARD of Kendal 91843-1917
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 12:49 BST (UK) »
yes, I was just looking at Richard Wilson JACKSON, mother's maiden name WILSON. Possibly bap 6 Sep 1843 (born 10 Aug 1843) with only mother's name given: Mary JACKSON (on familysearch)

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Re: Richard W WARD of Kendal 91843-1917
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 13:14 BST (UK) »
there is also the possibility of Ricahrd WILSON registered June 1843 at Kendal (no mother's maiden name given). Perhaps Richard kept the name as a middle name after his adoption?

(Have to go to bed now, so can't look him up on census, but will try tomorrow morning.  ;) )

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Re: Richard W WARD of Kendal 91843-1917
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 03 May 17 13:35 BST (UK) »
there is also the possibility of Ricahrd WILSON registered June 1843 at Kendal (no mother's maiden name given). Perhaps Richard kept the name as a middle name after his adoption?

(Have to go to bed now, so can't look him up on census, but will try tomorrow morning.  ;) )

Looking at census  ;D
Just discounting the Richard Wilson age 7 bn Kendal who in 1851 is with parents George & Jane (nee Stalker) H0107/2441 f334 p8  Birth was probably registered as Stalker no mmn 1843
George & Jane married 1844 -Richard bapt 1843 mother Jane Stalker
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