Stuart Ward

Stuart Ward

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Stuart H. Ward
Born 1950s.
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Son of and [private mother (1930s - unknown)]
Brother of [private brother (1950s - unknown)], and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
Father of , [private son (1990s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 23 Feb 2018 | Last significant change: 16 Jul 2018
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Descendant of PGM migrant William Ward and at least 87 more.

Stuart Ward has Irish ancestors.
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Stuart Ward has Scottish Ancestors.
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Stuart Ward has English ancestors.
Stuart Ward is a Military Veteran.
Served in the Canada Army Reserves 1973-2016 attaining Captain
Logistics Branch.



I am the son of Hal Ward and Connie Lockhart.

This profile and those of my siblings and parents were created by M.Nason with information taken from the book listed below. Thanks Mark for the hard work you put into this.



When browsing what I have added to this site (over 500 profiles so far) you may see comments such as "Unsourced family tree handed down to Stuart Ward." In fact, that is just an easy way out of not listing all my sources. In the 80s and 90s I created much of my database using myriad of resources but in large part from sharing resources with people like Robert Nelson Ward and his father the late Hap Ward, Doug Ayer[1] and the late historian, Jim Snowden. I don't always credit them in my pages but please know that their help was extensive and appreciated. Without their help, this would have been much harder. I also want to thank my brother Jeff Ward who often adds flesh to the bone through his own research and also acts as my memory when mine gives out. He also provided most of the pictures that I've put up.


The biggest mysteries on this list are Rebecca Wilson and Nancy Goff. Note that many of the destinations were to present day New Brunswick. If the migration took place before 1784, then I call it Nova Scotia. None of these were technically in Canada as this was all pre-confederation.

The migrations I mention need a little explanation.

  • Planter: For the most part, these are New Englanders that migrated to Nova Scotia in the post Acadian period of 1760-1775. Some are Irish or German that simply passed through New England after a brief stay. Planters also include people from Europe in the 1749 to 1760 period.
  • Irish: These would be immigrants directly from Ireland and mostly took place in the 1820s. They didn't all move for the same reasons but are part of a larger movement from Ireland to North America caused by English policy affect the Irish ability to survive in their own land.
  • Scottish Clearances: These migrants came as the result of tenants being less valuable than sheep. Most happened in a specific time period very similar to the Irish.
  • Missionary: This refers soecifically to Thomas and Sarah Smith who came from Bermuda to do missionary work in Nova Scotia and they retired in Truro.
  • Loyalist: These would be loyal Americans that came to Canada once the war was lost. Typically this migration peaked in 1783.
  • Yorkshire: A subset of the Planters, these came as a distinct group direct from Yorkshire to Chignecto, mostly n 1775.

Also, note that some Planter immigrants and some of their children died back in New England. (Ward, Salisbury, Maxwell, Tower, Ayer, etc.) Loyalism works both ways, although some may have just been homesick. Luckily they all left at least one child behind.

1Nehemiah Ward17048Newton, MASackville, NS1762PlanterI'm not certain this was the immigrant. They may have followed their sons.
2Esther Maxey17068Newton, MASackville, NS1762PlanterDied 1774 in MA. She may have returned after husband died in 1770.
3Ebenizer Salisbury17078Swansea MASackville, NS1765PlanterDied 1786 in Bar Harbour ME
4Susannah Round17148Swansea MASackville, NS1765PlanterDied 1786 in ME
5William Maxwell17298Bedford MASackville, NS1760PlanterEddy Rebel, left for Mount Desert, ME
6Rebecca Wilson17318?Sackville, NS?Planter Rebecca mother of Pheobe Wry
7Joseph Tower17218Attleboro, MASackville, NS1761Planterdied at sea enroute
8Judith Briggs8Taunton, MASackville, NS1761Planterremarried N. Finney
9Andrew McFarland17816Derry, IrelandHopewell, NB1820
10Catherine 17816Donegal, IrelandHopewell, NB1820
11Hector McKinnon18006Canna, ScotlandLake Ainsley, NS1826Clearances
12Ann MacLean18086Rum ScotlandScotsville, NS1826ClearancesCame with father, Malcom.
13David or William Goff17957Long Whatton, Leicestershire, EnglandNew Horton, NB?
14Nancy17777?Hopewell, NS?May have been born in NS
15James Andersonbef 17279New London, CTHorton NSPlanter
16Rebecca Dixson17269New London, CTHorton NSPlanter
17John Bishop17099New London, CTHorton NSPlanter
18Rebecca Whipple17119New London, CTHorton NSPlanter
19Jonathon Hamilton17099New London, CTHorton NSPlanter
20Elizabeth Strickland17169New London, CTHorton NSPlanter
21James Wheaton17378Westchester, NYSackville, NSLoyalistwidowed, wife unknown
22Abigail Fillmore7Westchester, NYSackville, NSLoyalistSpouse of Thomas, son of James
23Jonathan Cole Jr.17049Swansea, MASackville, NS1762Planter
24Abigail MartinMA/RISackville, NS1762Planter
25William Alverson17049RISackville, NS1765Planterwidowed
26Elizabeth Sherman8Dartmouth, MASackville, NS1765PlanterSpouse of David, son of William
27Samuel Hicks17268Swansea/Warren RISackville, NS176-Planter
28Thankful Bowen17238Swansea/Warren RISackville, NS176-Planter
29Nathaniel Finney17208Swansea, MASackville, NS1760Planter1st wife died before emmigration
30John Wry 17518Yorkshire, EnglandSackville, NS1774Yorkshire(single as an immigrant) Spouse is Pheobe, d/o William Maxwell already listed.
31James Lockhart Sr.17209CTHorton NS1760PlanterBorn in Ireland
32Rebecca Mitchner17259CTHorton NS1760PlanterMarried in CT. Birth unknown. Likely CT or Ireland
33Damiel Knowlton17269Ashford CTOnslow, NS1760Planter
34Zerviah Wadkins17289Ashford CTOnslow, NS1760Planter
35Daniel Teed17468Westchester, NYCumberland, NS1775LoyalistWidowed, returned to NY. WIfe is unknown. It's unknown whether she came to NS or where she died.
36George Michael Lutes17239PAMoncton, NS1766PlanterGerman
37Anna Walburgis Wiessler17309PAMoncton, NS1766PlanterGerman
38Jacob Ricker Sr170510PAMoncton, NS1766PlanterGerman
39Anna Maria170810PAMoncton, NS1766PlanterGerman
40Judith Rosanna Dieter9PAMoncton, NS1766Planterwife of Jacob Ricker Jr. German
41Johann Carl "Charles" Schantz aka Jones8PAMoncton, NS1766PlanterGerman
42Catherine Margretha "Margaret" Lindtz8PAMoncton, NS1766PlanterGerman
43Pierre Jonah aka Jeaune8MontbilliardLunenburg, NS1752Planter
44Jean Pierre Isselin9MontbilliardLunenburg, NS1752Planter
45Elizabeth Jean (d'Heur) Isselin9MontbilliardLunenburg, NS1752Planter
46Nathaniel Reynolds8Beverly, MAAmherst, NS1760Planter
47Lydia (Rayment) Reynolds17368Beverly, MAAmherst, NS1760Planter
48Wesley Scott5Limmerick, IrelandRichibucto NB1820Irish
49Thomas Scott6Dumphries, ScotlandGaloway NB1820Scottish Clearances
50Margaret Smith6Dumphries, ScotlandGaloway NB1820Scottish Clearances
51Thomas Smith6BermudaTruro NSMissionary
52Sarah Rebecca Vesey6BermudaTruro NSMissionary
53Andrew Henderson6IrelandIrish
54Susannah Slack6IrelandIrish
55Elijah Ayer8Planter
56Abigail Merrill8Planter
57Jesse Bent8Planter
58Hannah Vose8Planter
59Stephen Chase9Planterwidowed
60Reuben Cone9Planter
62Silas Woodworth9Planter
63Sarah (English) Woodworth9Planter
64Benjamin Newcomb9Planter
65Hannah (Clark) Newcomb9Planter
66Willima Black8Yorkshire
67Elizabeth Stocks8Yorkshire
68William Freeze8Yorkshire
69John Biulmer9Yorkshirewidowed
70Samuel Embree8Loyalist
71Sarah (Hyatt) Embree8LoyalistUnderhill?
72Stephen Purdy8Loyalist

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Descended from Rev Thomas Smith and Sarah Rebecca Vesey of Bermuda.
Father in law's name. Originates with Robert Davis, Colchester, NS. Irish ancestry,
Mothers name. Originates with James Lockhart of Ireland>Connecticut>Horton, NS.
Grandmother's maiden names. I have multiple descents from this family. I'm just starting to get involved with the My Maxwell lines go back to Ireland and Scotland respectively.
Born there. Most of my family is from there.
Particulariy, Pre-Loyalist New Brunswick, Cumberland and Eastern Shore
Many pre-confederation ancestors.
Ancestors from the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640) include William Ward, John Abbe, James Cole, John Tower, John Briggs, Thomas Hicks, Richard Bowen, John Finney, Thomas Bliss, George Puffer, John Wood, Henry Brooks, John Rayment, John Woodbury, Richard Dodge, etc and their wives.
May be an idea for a new project. Based on Esther Clark Wright's book, Planters and Pioneers, this would include all the residents of Nova Scotia in the pre-Loyalist period, which would include present day New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, excluding Acadians and Natives. Those groups could be separate projects. I believe Acadians already is.
Several family with military service
Wheaton, Teed, Embree, and Purdy. My wife is descended from Henry Siteman and George Webber
Paternal name. Originates with Deacon William Ward of Sudbury, MA.
Mother in Law's name. Originates with Johann Georg Webber Germany>South Carolina. Ancestor of Webbers in Nova Scotia.

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  • W. Ward : Y-Chromosome Test 34 markers, haplogroup R1b

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On 16 Jul 2018 at 00:04 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi Stuart,

Thanks for having a big heart and adopting the Orphaned Profiles. This After Adopting Orphans FAQ explains the special attention those profiles need.

Let me know if you have any questions about those instructions. I'm here to help!


On 27 Jun 2018 at 09:02 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Stuart and thanks for your message.

Welcome to the UK and Bermuda Projects. I've added your good self to the member interests pages of both.

Enjoy !!


On 29 May 2018 at 16:22 GMT Sean Benjamin wrote:

Thanks, Stuart! I've actually been meaning to get in touch with you. I saw what you started with the Planters and Pioneers category, and thought it was a great idea! Depending on what you think, I suspect there'd still be a use for both categories. One that's strictly for New England Planters, and yours which encompasses all of the early Nova Scotia immigrants that Esther Clark Wright covered. What do you think?

On 9 May 2018 at 17:11 GMT Brad Foley wrote:

Thanks for your comments! You're right about Cornwallis not existing in 1853 (it's right there, even, in the category heading I wrote myself).

I wonder, do you know more about Mary Mahegan? I've been trying to find out what I can, but there's not a lot of sources.

On 24 Apr 2018 at 12:57 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

Thanks for submitting the pre-1700 form.

I'm the Coordinator of WikiTree's Massachusetts Project inside of which some of your research falls.

It looks like the sources you are using are good ones. If you'd like to learn more about the project, visit:

There's information there, too, about the types of sources we use (and what we avoid). A good source of Massachusetts information is

Consider yourself having communicated with a project-- you don't need to fill out the form again for Massachusetts-related profiles you're working on.


On 8 Apr 2018 at 19:48 GMT Leanne Cooper wrote:

Hi Stuart. Thanks for your message on William Lockhart's page (Lockhart-1196). I agree that it's not impossible that he was the son of Timothy Lockhart and Elizabeth Teed, but I find it unlikely. Not just because of the birth location, but also because of them having another child named William. That said, I've not yet been able to connect him anywhere else either!

On 7 Apr 2018 at 18:36 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Hi Stuart,

Thanks for having a big heart and adopting the Orphaned Profiles. You will want to read this After Adopting Orphans to understand what to do next.

On 6 Apr 2018 at 10:04 GMT Brad Foley wrote:

I like the work you're doing with the planters and pioneers category! It's great to have a focus like that to keep you organised. Categories have been really helpful to me.

On 29 Mar 2018 at 00:22 GMT Rachel Ward wrote:

Hi Dad!

On 11 Mar 2018 at 23:24 GMT Vicky (Freeth) Majewski wrote:

Hi there! My name is Vicky (Freeth) Majewski and I am a WikiTree Mentor.

This is just a courtesy e-mail to see how things are going. Are you enjoying WikiTree so far? Any questions? Any issues?

Feel free to contact me via my profile page. I am happy to help!

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