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Seth Ward

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Seth Ward
Born in Varina Parish, Henrico, Virginia, USAmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died about in Varina Parish, Henrico, Virginia, USAmap
Last profile change on 10 November 2014
22:10: Kitty Smith proposed a merge of Ward-6493 and Ward-2187 with a comment. [Thank Kitty for this]
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This bio is only meant as a brief summary, in order to sort out some of the John Wards. Seth should be properly researched and sourced at some point.

Because of the places involved John Ward, of Cambridgeshire, alleged father of Seth Ward of Virginia is not the John Ward of Pontefract.

Seth might be the grandson of Seth Ward who died in Abbington, Cambridgeshire, England in 1598. He left a will dated February 14th, 1598 and proved June 20th 1598. Named in his will were his wife, Annis/Anne also sons: John, Enos and Thomas; daughters Marie Warde and Anne Jacob; Grandchildren: John and Seth Warde, sons of John, and Anne Ward daughter of John, and grandchildren Martha, Alice and Marie. Seth also mentioned his brother Robert Ward, and Sister Wilsonne.

Seth Ward was born around 1613 in England. This date is pretty consistent around the internet.

Who is Seth Ward's mother. There is probably not one shred of evidence for either of these women.

Some sources list him as married to Katherine Smith.

It is supposed he died in Varina Parish, Henrico, Virginia, before 1677, which is the date that Varina records exist.

Seth had a son Richard. The son Richard died in 1682 leaving a wife, four children and a will.

Death date of 1711 seems off and probably belongs to still another Seth Ward.

To begin further research consult William and Mary Quarterly Vol. 27, No. 3, Jan., 1919

Also the website Ancestors of Virginia and Beyond has gathered a lot of the research together in one spot.


  • Mike Slaton, firsthand knowledge. Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Mike and others.
  • WikiTree profile Ward-4789 created through the import of LNMaggard GEDCOM.ged on Apr 9, 2012 by Larry Maggard. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Larry and others.
  • WikiTree profile Ward-2187 created through the import of Edwards Family Tree.ged on May 29, 2011 by Kennon Edwards. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Kennon and others.
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On November 11, 2014 at 03:10GMT Kitty Smith wrote:

Ward-6493 and Ward-2187 appear to represent the same person because: cleaning up stale unmerged matches. please merge or reject as appropriate.

On October 12, 2014 at 03:08GMT Anne B wrote:

Ward-6493 and Ward-2187 are obviously meant to be the same person, husband of Katherine Smith and son of John Smith. There is a bio summary at Ward-2187. I suspect that both mothers currently listed are probably not actually the mother of Seth. Can we disconnect (with links to both in the bio) so that the merge can be completed? I think the death date on both profiles may be wrong, but I am not on expert

On September 6, 2014 at 15:57GMT Michelle McQueen wrote:

Ward-6493 and Ward-2187 are not ready to be merged because: Parents need to be resolved.

On August 5, 2014 at 01:50GMT Kitty Smith wrote:

Ward-6493 and Ward-2187 appear to represent the same person because: they have the same birth and spouse information. Please compare and merge Ward-6493 into Ward-2187 if you agree they are two profiles for the same person. Thank you. Kitty Cooper-1 Smith

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