The Ward family first appear in the parish register of Saxby All Saints, in Lincolnshire, with the marriage of Rebecca WARD who married George Young in Feb 1743, swiftly followed by the baptism of William Ward on 2 May 1744. He was born on 31 Apr 1744, the son of John and Isabella Ward. John was a carpenter and appears to have moved to Saxby with his mother Catherine and his sister to that parish. Where they came from is not known.
WARD of Saxby All Saints and Marfleet
Unknown WARD (?-<1763), married Catherine. She died 1763 in Saxby-on-Humber as a widow (with son) and was buried there. Their children included:
- John WARD (~1720-1763) of whom following:
- Rebecca WARD (~1720-?), birth untraced; married George YOUNG Feb 1743 in Saxby-on-Humber.
John WARD (~1720-1763), Carpenter of Saxby-on-Humber, Lincolnshire married Isabella Green 11 May 1743 in Horkstow, Lincolnshire and he appears as a carpenter in Saxby-on-Humber nearby. John died 1763 and was buried 7 Feb 1763 at Saxby-on-Humber. Isabella married 2ndly John SMITH a widower at St Mary Barton 15 Dec 1767. The children of John WARD and Isabella are:
- William WARD (1744-1816) born Saxby-on-Humber, Lincolnshire of whom following:
- Rebecca WARD (1747-1750), born and buried in Saxby-on-Humber.
- John WARD (1749-?) born in Saxby-on-Humber.
- Catherine WARD (1751-?) baptised in Saxby-on-Humber 2 Dec 1751.
William WARD (1744-1816), Carpenter of Saxby-on-Humber, born there 31 Apr 1744, baptised 2 May 1744. He married 9 May 1769 Mary BILTON (1748-1788), daughter of Joseph and Mary nee HAMILTON, who was baptised in Saxby. Mary was buried Saxby 14 Apr 1788. William lived as a widower for several years, and was buried 24 Jul 1816 in Saxby. They had children:
- John WARD (1770-?) baptised 25 Mar 1770 in Saxby-on-Humber, presumed died in infancy at a date unknown
- Mary WARD (1771-1792) baptised 7 Jul 1771, buried 18 May 1792 both in Saxby-on-Humber.
- Ann WARD (1772-1773) baptised 28 Aug 1772, buried 24 Nov 1773 both in Saxby-on-Humber.
- Elizabeth WARD (1773-1777) baptised 12 Oct 1773, buried 18 May 1777 both in Saxby-on-Humber.
- William WARD (1775->1841) of whom following.
- John WARD (1777-1778) baptised 24 Aug 1777, buried 11 May 1778 both in Saxby-on-Humber.
- Joseph WARD (1780-1780) baptised 1 Apr 1780, buried 15 Jun 1780 both in Saxby-on-Humber.
- James WARD (1782-?) baptised 10 Apr 1782 in Saxby-on-Humber, no further details.
- Elizabeth WARD (1783-1783) baptised 25 Nov 1783, buried 28 Dec 1783 both in Saxby-on-Humber.
- Joseph WARD (1785-?) baptised 26 Sep 1785 in Saxby-on-Humber, no further details.
William WARD Agricultural Labourer of Marfleet, Yorkshire (1774-1864), baptised Saxby All Saints 27 Dec 1774. He moved to the Hull area of Yorkshire ~1804, and married Jane TWEEDS (1780-1865) 1 Apr 1805 at Sculcoates, Yorkshire. Today the Humber Bridge crosses the stretch of river where William would have crossed by ferry boat. She was the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth TWEED, born 19 Sep 1780, baptised on 22 Sep 1781 at Langton by Malton in Yorkshire. Robert was the son of William TWEED and Ann DRING married 11 Nov 1735 in St. Mary’s Kingston-upon-Hull. Why William WARD did not take up the trade of carpenter like his father is unknown. Jane TWEEDS had two children born before the marriage called Robert TWEED (1800-1800) and Harriet TWEED (1804-1804), who may have been children of William WARD. They had at least four further children all born in Marfleet. The family were in Marfleet at the time of the 1841 census and William died in 1864, being buried in Marfleet churchyard. Jane was buried there a year later. Their children were:
- Joseph WARD (1807-1882) of whom following below.
- Peter WARD (1810-1859) of whom following lineage A.
- William WARD (1813-1835) born Marfleet 8 May 1813, baptised there 11 May 1813. Apprenticed at Hedon 15 Jun 1826 to James MATTHEWS of Hedon, tailor. Died in Marfleet 14 Oct 1835.
- Robert WARD (1816-1878) of whom following lineage B.
Joseph WARD (1807-1882), Master Boot and Shoe Maker of Marfleet, Yorkshire was baptised 25 Apr 1807 at Skidby, next to Cottingham which is where he says, in the census, he was born. He married twice. His first wife was Mary Ann TURNER (1813-<1861) born 1813 in Welwick Yorkshire and they married 11 Jan 1836 in Sculcoates. On the 1841 census, they are in the Extra-parochial region of Hull known as ‘Garrison Side’. In the 1851 census he is living at 3 Northbridgefoot, Garrison Side, Witham, Kingston-upon-Hull; by 1861 he is at the same address still working as a Shoemaker but he is a widower. Joseph married 2ndly Eliza Rebecca COOPER (1825-?) on 17 Feb 1864 in Hull. In the 1871 census he is living at 2 Witham, Garrisonside, Kingston-upon-Hull with his second wife. In 1881 census they are living at 7 Park Street, Park Row, Kingston-upon-Hull. Joseph has now retired from work. He is living with his wife Eliza and her sister Maria COOPER. They had a domestic servant Ann CLARK. Joseph Ward died 12 Nov 1882 and is buried in Hedon Road Cemetery, Hull. His estate was proved by his relict on 6 Feb 1883 and had a value of £85 12/6. Joseph and his 1st wife Mary Ann TURNER had two children:
- Emily WARD (1836-1841) baptised Marfleet 13 Nov 1836, died 1841.
- Energy WARD (1837-?) of whom following.
Energy alias Edward WARD (1837-1886), Master Boot and Shoe Maker of East End, London was born in Hull (March 1839 as Energy Ward, Sculcoates, ref: 22, 457). He is with his parents in Hull in the 1841 and 1851 censuses, but appears to have been apprenticed soon after to his uncle Peter WARD (q.v.) in the East End of London. In 1861, he is with his uncle’s widow Eleanor in 14, Church Lane, Whitechapel. He married Mary COKER (born Holme Hale, Norfolk) 15 Oct 1863 at St Albans Abbey. By 1871 census he is living at 55 Philpot Street, Mile End Old Town, Middlesex, at which time his name is given as Emery Ward. Energy WARD was declared bankrupt on two separate occasions in 1871 and 1875, the second of which his address was 5 Bath Place, Dalston Lane. In 1878 he is a witness to the marriage of his cousin Frederick WARD (q.v.) and Eliza Ann WHALE in Stepney London. He appears on the 1881 census as ‘Edward WARD’, suggesting he has changed his name in response to his bankruptcies. His wife appears on the 1891 census as a widow, indicating he died between the two censuses. There is no death recorded for an ‘Energy WARD’, rather there is a death of an Edward in 1886 who may be this man. They had no children.
Energy WARD (1837-1886?) possibly taken at his wedding in 1863 or that of Frederick Ward to whom he was best man in 1878?
WARD lineage A:
Peter WARD (1810-1859), Saddler and Harness Maker of Mile End, East London was born in Marfleet 26 May 1810 and baptised 3 Jun 1810. Apprenticed 19 Nov 1823 to Thomas HOE of Hedon, saddler. Moved to the East End of London presumably after the end of his apprenticeship ~1830. Until Feb 1833 he worked for a harness maker, Ann Denman, in Hammersmith High Street, and he started his own business based from his lodgings in Mr Heady’s in Hammersmith. His employer was displeased when he set up in business in competition with him and later that year he was arrested for the theft of a horse collar and other items from his mistress. He was transferred to Newgate Prison. Ward’s defence was that Denman was vindictive because he had set up in business nearby; this defence was accepted and he was acquitted. He was married 10 Nov 1833 at St Leonard’s Shoreditch to Sarah ORCOTT (~1811-<1851), a widow. In the 1841 census he was living in Cleveland Street, Tower Hamlets, Bethnal Green with his wife Sarah and their son William. Sarah was born ~1811 and Peter was a Saddler. Peter appears to have been master to two of his nephews, Energy WARD (1837->1881, q.v.) and Jesse WARD (1844-1872, q.v.). By 1851, Sarah was dead and they were now living in Charles St, Stepney. In 1852 Peter married Eleanor WHEELER (1808-?) (Dec 1852, Whitechapel ref: 1c 838). Eleanor can be found in the 1871 census as a Harness maker living in 26 Church Lane, Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel and in the 1881 census with Peter’s nephew Frederick Ward (q.v.) at 81 Estcourt Road, Middlesex. Peter died before the next census and according to Clive’s notes this was 31 Oct 1859 which corresponds to an entry in the Registry (Dec 1859 Whitechapel ref: 1c 272). Probate was granted to Eleanor WARD, the relict on 15 Dec 1859, effects under £450. Peter and his 1st wife Sarah had a son:
William WARD (1835->1891), Shoemaker of Bethnal Green, East London was born Jun 1835 and baptised 28 Jun 1835 at Spitalfields Christ Church. William has not been found in the 1861 census but by 1871, he had married Sarah, a nurse who was born in St. George in the East. On the 1871 census is living at 3 Alfred Row, Bethnal Green. In the 1881 census the details of the family are the same still living at the same address. In the 1891 census William and Sarah are at 19 Hersee Place, Bethnal Green:
- Sarah WARD (1865-?) born 30 Mar 1865 and baptised 23 Apr 1865 at All Saints, Stepney
- Rachael WARD (1868-?) born 12 Sep 1868 and baptised 14 Oct 1868 at All Saints, Stepney
WARD lineage B:
Robert WARD (1816-1878), Boot and Shoe Maker of Marfleet, Yorkshire was born 2 Dec 1816 and baptised 3 Dec 1816 at Marfleet. He may have been named after his maternal grandfather, Robert TWEEDS. Robert married Ellen WILEY (1817-1891), daughter of Edward, 9 Jan 1839 by licence in Marfleet, Yorkshire. Present on the 1841 census in Marfleet. Robert Ward was a Master Boot and Shoemaker and had his own business into which he took his sons as apprentices. Bootmaking became established as trade particularly following the expansion of the armed services associated with the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. They made harnesses as well as boots and shoes which were all made by hand. On 7 May 1842, Robert witnessed the marriage of John PARKER and Jane LANGTON at Marfleet and on 3 Dec 1844, Robert was convicted of assaulting William PURDON, a sheriff’s officer who was discharging his duty. Why Purdon was engaged with Robert is now clear but he was fined £4 12/- in default of which he was to go to Beverley Gaol for two months.
Robert’s workshop lay along the Hedon Road. We know from a taped interview in the 1970s with Robert’s great neice, Emily Kittie Ward, that Robert worked seven days a week until one Sunday when a big snake came into the shop, Robert said that it was the devil and that he would close the shop on Sundays from then onward. Robert was a hard man and handsome. He didn’t pay his boys wages although he kept them in good food and clothes. Now and again he would give them six pence. They had to dig their garden by moonlight presumably to grow vegetables for food. Their mother used to scrub the pig down once a week after she finished the washing. She baked hot cakes every morning for their breakfast.
Robert and Ellen witnessed the Marfleet marriage of John SMITH and Hannah NELTHORPE on 27 Jan 1855, and then Robert and his daughter Mary Tweeds Ward witnessed that of Jonathan BATTY and Sarah MITCHELL on 26 Dec 1857.
Robert died 21 May 1878 and was buried at Hedon Road Cemetery, Hull. Robert and Ellen had 9 children:
- William WARD (1841-1882) baptised 7 Feb 1841 at Marfleet. With his parents on the 1841 census. He became a Boot and Shoemaker like his father a trade he was pursuing at the time of the 1861 census and he was unmarried. In 1865 he married Clara COTTINGHAM and had a son Herbert born in Hull in 1867. By 1871 he was living at 13 Fish Street, Holy Trinity, Kingston-upon-Hull. By the 1881 census the family had moved to 4 Daltry Building, Kingston-upon-Hull. They still only had the one son but William was now a Cab Proprietor. He died in Hull in 14 Mar 1882 and was buried at Hedon Road cemetery with his son Herbert.
- Arthur WARD (1842-1908) was born Marfleet 3 Feb 1842 and baptised 5 Feb 1843. In 1851 he was at home in Marfleet. By 1861 he was a farm servant. He became a Police Officer 12 May 1862 at Brixton, London. He served in P Division until 3 Oct 1865 when he was transferred to W in which he served as a constable until his retirement due to physical infirmity, aged 36, on 14 Jun 1878. He received a pension of £39 per annum from the Police. During his service he received a fractured jaw caused by a blow from a prisoner. He was five foot seven and a half inches tall, with dark drown hair, dark brown eyes and a fair complexion. He had 8 artificial teeth. He married Georgina Sophia VINE in 1867 at Lambeth and by her had a son Arthur born 1872 in Brixton. Their address at that time was 15 Vining Street, St. Mathew’s Brixton. By 1881 he was a Police Pensioner living at 7 Mayall Road, Lambeth and was still at that address in 1891. In the 1901 census he was living at 2 Orchard Road, Highgate, Hornsey and was a widower aged 62. His son Arthur lived at 30 The Bank Cromwell Avenue, Hornsey with his wife Florence who was aged 30 and born in Wandsworth. The son Arthur was a Tea Taster’s Assistant in 1891 but was living on his own means by 1901. Clive’s notes say that Arthur became very rich and owned a street of houses in Highgate. He is buried in Highgate Cemetery and died at 2 Orchard Road on 20 Oct 1908, aged 65. He was a Licenced Victualler. He died of a cerebral Haemorrhage and exhaustion. His son Arthur Ward was the informant and he lived at the George Hotel, West Street, Brighton. Arthur was said to have given his son Arthur the George Hotel in Brighton which has now been demolished. It was said that his death was under strange circumstances. He was found in his study with his skull smashed; his safe was open and his will was torn up. The death certificate does not support this story.
- Mary Tweeds WARD (1845-1870) was baptised 23 Mar 1845 in Marfleet. With father Robert she witnessed the marriage of Jonathan BATTY and Sarah MITCHELL. She had a child George Wray WARD who was born and died in Feb 1867. She married Joseph Schofield BEESTON in 12 Dec 1868 but died 1870 without heirs aged 24. She was buried 7 Mar 1870 in Marfleet churchyard.
- Jesse WARD (1847-1872) born Marfleet, became a Harness maker. Probably apprenticed to Eleanor, the widow of his uncle Peter WARD (q.v.) in London ~1860. In 1861 he was with Eleanor, along with his cousin Energy WARD. He married 1869 Eliza Ann COOPER (Sep 1869, Whitechapel ref: 1c 765). They had a daughter Elizabeth Ellen in 1870 (Jun 1870, Whitechapel ref: 1c 377). In the 1871 census he is recorded with his family living at 26 Church Lane, Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel. He is living with his Aunt Eleanor (widow of Peter WARD, q.v.) and William COOPER who is the grandfather of his wife. Jesse died 1872 aged 25 (Jun 1872, Whitechapel ref: 1c 239). Clive’s notes say that Jesse wrote to his brother Frederick to ask him to look after Eliza his wife and in 1878 Frederick married her (see below).
On the wedding certificate Jesse’s wife gives her name as Eliza Ann WHALE and her father as Alfred WHALE a publican. She appears again in the 1881 census following her marriage to Frederick with her grandfather, William COOPER, and their Aunt Eleanor at 81 Estcourt Road, London. Eliza Ann for some reason put her name down as COOPER on her marriage to Jesse. The reason may be as follows. Alfred WHALE married Mary COOPER in 1848 (Sep 1848, Bethnal Green, ref: 2, 22). They had a son Alfred Thomas WHALE born Stepney 1849 (Sep 1849 ref: 2, 476). Eliza Ann WHALE was born and recorded in 1852 (Dec 1852, East London, ref: 1c, 30). However Alfred WHALE senior died in Stepney (Mar 1851 ref: 2, 400), therefore it would seem he was not her father. From the 1881 census we know that her Grandfather was William COOPER. From the 1851 census we know Mary WHALE was a widow living in Mile End Old Town, born in Brentford. She was 24 and a Needlewoman with her son Alfred who was 18 months old. Ten years later in the 1861 census Mary had married Ebenezer BALLARD a 68 year old Basket Maker born in Strood, Kent. Mary’s son Alfred is called stepson aged 11 and they are living at 10 Collingwood Place, Bethnal Green. Eliza Ann may well have preferred to live with her Grandfather. In the 1841 census in Stepney, Mile End Old Town was an Alfred WALE aged 15 a servant in the licensed victualler’s establishment of Robert FAIRFAX. By the 1851 census Alfred Whale was dead. In the 1841 census in Brentford, Plough Yard, New Brentford, Middlesex was a William Cooper aged 35 a labourer with wife Ann, son William 15, daughter Mary 14, born in the county, sons Alfred 9, Thomas 7, James 5 and daughter Prudence 2. No entry for the 1851 and 1861 census for William Cooper has been found. It seems very probable that Eliza Ann’s Grandfather brought her up and she took his name of Cooper. Perhaps because it may well have not been permitted to marry your brother-in-law, it was decided to call herself by the name she was given at birth, for the second marriage Eliza Ann COOPER alias WALE.
- Frederick WARD (1849-1925) of whom following.
- James WARD (1853-1876) born at Marfleet (Mar 1853, Sculcoates, ref: 9d, 121). In the 1871 census he is living at 3 Hedon Road, Marfleet, Yorkshire, an unmarried Shoemaker aged 18, with his parents. Died in 7 Jun 1876 aged 23 (Jun 1876 Sculcoates ref: 9d, 87) and was buried in Hedon Road Cemetery.
- Sarah Jane WARD (1855-1862) is recorded (Sep 1855, Sculcoates). She appears in the 1861 census living at home with her parents aged 5. It appears that she died 1862.
- Phoebe WARD (1858-?) born in Marfleet. In the 1871 census she is with her parents and she was present at her father’s death in 1878. By 1881, she was a cook in the house of John Aspinall ADDISON the Chaplain in H.M. Prison Hedon Road, Kingston-upon-Hull. She has not been found after 1881.
- Charles WARD (1862-1913) born Marfleet, he remained in Yorkshire when much of the family had moved to the East End of London. In 1881 the night of the census he was a visitor at the house of William Creaser in Roos Yorkshire. He was a Milk Vendor and usually lived with his mother Ellen in a cottage in Marfleet. She too was a milk seller. By the 1891 census he was living in Hull Road, Marfleet with his mother Ellen HUNTER. He became a Sub-Postmaster in Kingston-upon-Hull. His wife’s name was Ellen TOMLINSON (1866-?) daughter of Richard born Louth, Lincolnshire. They had a son Edward born 1894 in Sutton Yorkshire, but also adopted Charles Henry SMITH (1898-?) who later took the name WARD. The 1901 census shows him in St. Giles Marfleet aged 38 with his wife Ellen aged 35 and son Edward aged 7. He died in the December quarter of 1913 aged 51 (Sculcoates ref: 9d, 248).
Frederick WARD (1849-1925), Detective Police Constable of Hampton Hill, Middlesex was born 9 Feb 1849 in Marfleet. My mum imagined that he spent many hours in his father’s workshop and playing the fields around Marfleet. No doubt he sat on the banks of the Humber and watched the ships and boats going about their business, although Marfleet itself was a quiet place – in 1851 only 193 people lived there. On the 1851 census, most of the children were described as ‘scholars’ and so there must have been a village school of some kind, to which Frederick went. When Frederick was eighteen years old he asked his father for some money to go to the races and Robert gave him six pence. He then asked his mother for money and she gave him a sovereign. However he did not go to Hedon Races but enlisted 3 Apr 1867 in the Royal Artillery (number 22044) and was ordered to India where he remained for seven years. He was promoted to Bombardier. Emily Kittie WARD said that at that time elephants were used to pull the canons. They went by boat to India sailing through a terrible storm in the Bay of Biscay. This they endured for five days added to which they were rationed for water. By the time they landed they were excessively thirsty so drank the local water. Most of the company got dysentery including Frederick. Twenty-five died the first night. Luckily, a friend Peter Tracy, who was an old Irish soldier, said he had seen this before and though Frederick had dysentery badly, Tracy gave him some rum to sip and wrapped him in a blanket. Frederick slept all through the night and recovered, which he attributed to the rum. He came back from India via the Suez Canal. Whilst he was away from home, his brother Jesse had written to him asking Frederick to look after his wife Eliza. Jesse must have known he was ill and died soon afterwards. Frederick did take care of Jesse’s widow, and married her, Eliza Ann Wale in 1878.
Frederick WARD (1839-1925) in his police uniform, photo taken possibly on retirement in 1901. The uniform was dark blue.
The Metropolitan Police Office Museum has details of Frederick Ward’s service in the Police Force. On returning from service, he joined the Metropolitan Police on 11 Mar 1878 warrant number 62343, at Gypsy Hill ‘P’ Division Station. He was 5 feet 8 inches tall, with grey hair, hazel eyes and a fresh complexion. The rules by which police constables were recruited and worth mentioning since they throw light on the type of man that Frederick must have been. Frederick was one of the shortest policemen since the minimum height requirement was 5′ 7″, just one inch below Frederick’s own height. Recruits needed to be “able to read and write, be intelligent and active and certified to be free of bodily complaint and of strong constitution, and recommended as of irreproachable character and connections“. Life as a constable was hard. Discipline was strict and punishments were imposed sometimes arbitrarily. In the boroughs, the Watch Committees were the disciplinary authorities but they shared the power of dismissal with the justices. In neither case was there a right of appeal. Two examples of the disciplinary measures are: “ordered to pay the expenses of medical attention caused by using more violence that was necessary in self-defence” and “fined for allowing a prisoner to escape and to pay the expenses involved in recapture”. As a result, the turnover of manpower was high – in the early years a third of all policemen resigned their commissions. His uniform was dark blue and he would have carried a truncheon beneath the folds of his coat, a whistle for attracting attention and a book of instruction. Constables were expected to patrol on foot and would have walked many miles in the course of a week.
When Frederick joined the force, a constable’s weekly wage was ~£1.15 when that of an agricultural labourer was about 60p and an overcoat cost £1.75. He transferred to ‘T’ Division in 1879 around which time the wage was ~£1.45 per week and an overcoat was £2. Frederick was in post and would have been involved in the second Metropolitan Police strike in 1890. Although Metropolitan Policemen were more generously dealt with regarding a pension, there was a great deal of frustration at the delay in passing the Police Act Bill through Parliament. This Bill gave every policeman a legal right to a pension after 25 years of service or on medical grounds after 15 years. A man retiring after 25 years of service received a pension of about 3/5 of his annual pay. Frederick retired aged 56 on the 16 Mar 1903 at which time he was living at 2 Barnside Cottage, Hampton Hill, Middlesex. His pension was £54 : 3s : 10d per annum which suggests his annual wage was ~£90, at a time when a packet of Players cigarettes was 2p. In the 1911 census he is living at 49 Wolsey Road, Hampton Hill, Middlesex and a family portrait photo survives from around this time. He is by then a widower, living on a Police Pension, with his daughters Nellie Eliza aged 29, Emily Kittie Mary aged 20 and Mary Emily Ward Pateman his grand daughter aged 6. The census entry corresponds to the people in the photograph.
Frederick died 3 Jan 1925 (Mar 1925, Kingston-upon-Thames, 2a 663). He and Eliza Ann had the following children:
- May Phoebe Sophie WARD (1879-?) born in Fulham, married William PATEMAN in 1904 and had children Mary Emily W (Peggy) PATEMAN (born 1905 – see photograph) and Frederick William W PATEMAN (born 1908).
- Ellen Eliza (Nellie) WARD (1881-?) twin, was born in Fulham, living with parents in 1911 (see photograph).
- George Ernest WARD (1881-1882), twin, was born and died in Fulham.
- Frederick William WARD (1883-1936) of whom following.
- Marian Beatrice WARD (1887-1894) born in New Hampton, Middlesex, died there in 1894.
- Emily Kitty Mary (Kitty) WARD (1890-?) born 25 Nov 1890 in New Hampton, Middlesex (see photograph), married Charles Henry SMITH alias WARD 29 Oct 1918 in Hampton Hill. Charles was the stepson of Kitty’s uncle Charles WARD and brought up by him in Marfleet. Charles adopted the name of WARD and their daughter Marion Kitty WARD was born in 1920.
Frederick William WARD (1883-1936), Detective Police Constable of Hampton Hill, Middlesex was born 15 Jan 1883 in 81 Estermont Road, Fulham. He worked initially on the railways but joined the Metropolitan Police Force just after his father retired on 22 Jun 1903 at ‘P’ Division and was posted to ‘T’ Division Hammersmith, Warrant number 89891. He was described as 5 feet 9 inches tall with Fair hair and blue eyes, when he joined the police. His complexion was fresh. He had several scars on his face and had had two operations which left scars on his abdomen. On 22 Jul 1907 he appeared at the Old Bailey in the trial of Hewan Archdale Freeman who had been arrested for fraud and deception. Married 2 Sep 1908 at St Mary’s Great Ilford, Essex Annie Maria GRAY (1887-1912), who was 24 and born in Walton on Naze, Essex. She was born on 17 Mar 1887 in Kirby-le-Soken, the daughter of John Samuel GRAY and Eliza Gray formerly DEEKS. By 1911 Frederick William was a Detective Police Constable, living at 90 Edward Road, Penge with his wife. Annie Maria died in 1912, aged 25 (Sep 1912, Lewisham ref: 1d, 1009b). In early 1913, he was assaulted by Edward STEVENS, a felon we was trying to apprehend and appeared at the Old Bailey for Stevens’ trial on the 7 Jan 1913. He married for the second time 1 Feb 1914 at Holy Trinity Church, Mayfield Road, Dalston to Sophia Ada WEBSTER who was 5 feet 6 inches tall with brown eyes, auburn hair and had a fresh complexion. She had been born on 2 Dec 1888 at 93 Holly Street, Dalston. She had a scar on her thumb. Frederick William Ward retired on 26 Apr 1925 as a Detective Sergeant suffering with Newosthemia. His pension was £129 : 2s : 11d. The Secretary of State’s letter dated 21 Apr 1925 says that this officer was to be medically re-examined at the expiration of one year from the day on which he was declared unfit for Police duty. He had served in the C.I.D. He died 3 Mar 1936 aged 53 and was buried in Plot 3, Row 1, Grave 25 in St. Luke’s Churchyard, Hatfield on 9 Mar 1936. His second wife Sophia Ada Ward died 21 Jan 1947, aged 58. Frederick and Annie Marie GRAY had the following children:
- Annie Freda WARD (1909-?) born in Penge. Married John BRANDFORD and had issue.
- Norman Charles Frederick WARD (1911-1982) born 13 Oct 1911 at 90 Edward Road, Penge, Beckenham, Kent. He married 26 Feb 1939 Gladys Adelaide HONEYMAN-BULL (1909-1989) (see Honeyman-Bull tree) and had issue one daughter.
By Sophie Ada WEBSTER (1888-1947), they had issue:
- Benjamin William WARD (1914-1998) married Margery HARRIS and had issue one son.
- Charles William WARD (1917-?).
- Sophia WARD (1919-?) who married Ronald CONLEY and had issue one son and one daughter.
- Lilian WARD (1922-2013) born 27 May 1922, married William COOPER and emigrated to Canada. They had issue one son and one daughter.