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
Father of , and [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 23 Feb 2018 | Last significant change: 3 Nov 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.
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Stuart Ward is a Magna Carta Project affiliate.

I am the son of Hal Ward and Connie Lockhart. I consider this profile to be about my ancestors and not me.



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 Maxwell, Nancy Goff, Nem Cone, Catherine MacFarland and Catherine Purdy, and of course, Wesley Scott and the wives of Michael and John Lutes..

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 most recent immigrants were Thomas and Sarah Smith from Bermuda in 1861.

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.

Line Ancestor Birth Gen Origin Destination Date Migration Note
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, NB1820Irish
10Catherine 17816Donegal, IrelandHopewell, NB1820Irish
11Hector McKinnon18006Canna, ScotlandLake Ainsley, NS1826Scottish Clearances
12Ann MacLean18086Rum ScotlandScotsville, NS1826Scottish ClearancesCame with father, Malcom.
13David or William Goff17957Long Whatton, Leicestershire, EnglandNew Horton, NB?
14Nancy17777?Hopewell, NS?May have been born in NB
15James Andersonbef 17279New London, CTHorton NS1761Planter
16Rebecca Dixson17269New London, CTHorton NS1761Planter
17John Bishop17099New London, CTHorton NS1761Planter
18Rebecca Whipple17119New London, CTHorton NS1761Planter
19Jonathon Hamilton17099New London, CTHorton NS1761Planter
20Elizabeth Strickland17169New London, CTHorton NS1761Planter
21James Wheaton17378Westchester, NYSackville, NS1783Loyalistwidowed, wife unknown
22Abigail Fillmore17627Westchester, NYSackville, NS1783LoyalistSpouse of Thomas, son of James
23Jonathan Cole Jr.17289Swansea, MASackville, NS1762Planter
24Abigail Martin1725Barrington, MASackville, NS1762Planter
25William Alverson17049Providence, RISackville, NS1765Planterwidowed
26Elizabeth Sherman17308Dartmouth, 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 Dieter17289PAMoncton, NS1766Planterwife of Jacob Ricker Jr. German
41Pierre Jonah aka Jeaune17228MontbilliardLunenburg, NS1752Planter
42Jean Pierre Isselin17129MontbilliardLunenburg, NS1752Planter
43Elizabeth Jean (d'Heur) Isselin17129MontbilliardLunenburg, NS1752Planter
44Nathaniel Reynolds17308Beverly, MAAmherst, NS1760Planter
45Lydia (Rayment) Reynolds17368Beverly, MAAmherst, NS1760Planter
46Wesley Scott18405Limmerick, Ireland ?Richibucto NB1820IrishSailer?
47John Scott17807Dumphries, ScotlandGaloway NB1820Scottish Clearances
48Margaret Blaylock17777Kirk Andrews upon Esk, EnglandGaloway NB1820Scottish Clearances
49Margaret Smith18196Dumphries, ScotlandGaloway NB1820Scottish ClearancesWife of Thomas Scott
50Thomas Smith18126BermudaTruro NS1861Missionary
51Sarah Rebecca Vesey18196BermudaTruro NS1861Missionary
52Andrew Henderson17976IrelandAnnapolis, NS1818IrishLanded in St. John, NB
53Susannah Slack17976IrelandAnnapolis, NS1820IrishLanded in St. John, NB
54Elijah Ayer17278Norwich, CTSckville, NS1762Planter
55Abigail Merrill17328Haverhill, MASckville, NS1762Planter
56Jesse Bent17298Milton, MAFort Lawrence, NSPlanter
57Hannah Vose17358Milton, MAFort Lawrence, NSPlanter
58Stephen Chase17099Portsmith, RICornwallis, NSPlanterwidowed
59Reuben Cone17239East Haddam, CTCornwallis, NSPlanter
60Nem17239?Cornwallis, NSPlanter
61Silas Woodworth17259Lebanon, CTCornwallis, NSPlanter
62Sarah (English) Woodworth17279Lebanon, CTCornwallis, NSPlanter
63Benjamin Newcomb17009Lebanon, CTCornwallis, NSPlanterMoved to Waterboro, NB after 1775, likely with the Loyalists
64Hannah (Clark) Newcomb17109Columbia, CTCornwallis, NSPlanter
65Willima Black17278Paisley, ScotlandCumberland, NSYorkshireMoved to Dorchester later
66Elizabeth Stocks17288Halifax, EnglandCumberland, NSYorkshire
67William Freeze17458Yorkshire, England Amherst, NS1772YorkshireHad his father with him. May be William Sr or Samuel
68John Biulmer17299Yorkshire, England Amherst, NS1772Yorkshirewidowed. Father of Mary Bulmer
69Samuel Embree17468Westchester, NYAmherst, NS1783Loyalist
70Sarah (Hyatt) Embree17538Westchester, NYAmherst, NS1783Loyalist
71Stephen Purdy17428Westchester, NYAmherst, NS1784Loyalist
72Catherine17428Westchester, NYAmherst, NS1784Loyalist



These are the Tartans I use for background images for my Scottish ancestors. The tartan I use on this page is the Nova Scotia Tartan which is in my image list. The Nova Scotia tartan can be used by anyone with a connection to Nova Scotia.








Smith (I don't know if my Smith line is Scottish since I can't trace them past Bermuda but since a tartan exists, I'll use it.)

Also available here: Ward-21154-2.jpg

More tartans are available here.

Coats of Arms

These are not family specific and there is no one in my family tree that has a personal Coat of Arms except for ancient ancestors, however, following are the ones I'm using for background images for profiles. I only use these when a Tartan doesn't exist. For my own background I use the Nova Scotia Coat of Arms which is also displayed on my profile.




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Ancestors and relatives on both side of the American Revolution.
Descended from Rev Thomas Smith and Sarah Rebecca Vesey of Bermuda.
Father in law's name. Originates with Robert Davis, Colchester, NS. Irish ancestry,
Grandfather and others. Canada
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.
Interested in military
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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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Stuart by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • W. Ward Find Relationship : Y-Chromosome Test 34 markers, haplogroup R1b

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On 3 Nov 2018 at 23:04 GMT Juha (Niskakoski) Soini wrote:

Welcome to the The Great War project.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the project and the guidelines we have in place.

Guide to working on military profiles

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Juha Soini ~ WikiTree mentor

On 17 Oct 2018 at 18:09 GMT Juha (Niskakoski) Soini wrote:

Welcome to the Military and War project.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the project and the guidelines we have in place.

Guide to working on military profiles

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Juha Soini ~ WikiTree mentor

On 3 Sep 2018 at 02:58 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi Stuart!

Welcome, and thanks for joining the Magna Carta project as an affiliate.

Project profiles are watched over through the project's "Profile Alerts" Google Group -!forum/wikitreemagnacarta - which is tied to WikiTree-36, the project account. Project affiliates are encouraged to join the Google Group - from that page, send a request to join with your WikiTree ID (so we know who it is).

Give me a holler if you have any questions, or you can post in G2G (Magna_Carta) or to the Google Group.

Cheers, Liz

On 14 Aug 2018 at 14:43 GMT Tyler Bindon wrote:

Howdy Stuart,

Thanks for your nudge in Jack Layton's profile. I had his name and nickname entered, but the default privacy settings for someone who died recently hid it. I've opened it up so others can fill in more details. He's cousin to so many of us, and an inspiration to so many more, I'm sure he'll get the proper attention now that the profile isn't closed off.

On 22 Jul 2018 at 08:24 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Stuart,

That's the Smith tartan uploaded as requested

Smith = Clan Tartans-163.jpg

Have fun,


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.


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