Stu Ward
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Stu Ward

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Stu H. Ward
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Father of , and [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
Profile last modified | Created 23 Feb 2018 | Last significant change: 1 Jun 2021
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Contents

Biography

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Stu Ward was born in Moncton, New Brunswick.
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Stu Ward was born in New Brunswick, Canada.
Descendant
Descendant of PGM migrant William Ward and at least 87 more.
Stu Ward has Irish ancestors.
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Stu Ward has Scottish Ancestors.
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Stu Ward has English ancestors.
Stu Ward has German Roots .
Stu Ward is a Military Veteran.
Served in the Canada Army Reserves 1973-2016 attaining Captain
Logistics Branch.
Magna Carta Project logo
Stu 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.


Ancestral portraits

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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 Snowdon. 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.

NOTABLE LINEAGES

Several of my cousins have pointed out recently that we have royal descents. I usually don't pay much attention to them as they usually indicate errors or fraudulent lineages that will eventually be corrected.

However, in the table below, I've indicated which lines may have royal or noble lineages. I've marks these lines with "*". Many lines extend to Puritans so I won't mark them. There are no Mayflower ancestors so there's no point looking for them. There are connections to several US presidents and Prime Ministers and most signers of the Magna Carta. These are not marked. My brother Jeff has a list of more recent notable relatives on his profile.

No warranty is expressed or implied.

IMMIGRANT ANCESTORS TO CANADA

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 directly 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 affecting the Irish ability to survive in their own land. My own Irish ancestors all came from Norther Ireland and all have roots in Scotland, probably the result of earlier clearances.
  • 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 specifically 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. My Loyalist ancestors were all from Westhester, NY and likely were all in Delancy's Brigade which settle in Nova Scotia.
  • Yorkshire: A subset of the Planters, these came as a distinct group direct from Yorkshire to Chignecto, mostly around 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, Rebel sympathizer
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 Rebel, died at sea while escaping
45Lydia (Rayment) Reynolds17368Beverly, MAAmherst, NS1760PlanterGranddaughter of a murderer
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 Rebel Sympathizer, left during war and returned later
55Abigail Merrill17328Haverhill, MASckville, NS1762Planter
56Jesse Bent17298Milton, MAFort Lawrence, NSPlanter Rebel Sympathizer, stayed anyway
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

TARTANS and COATS OF ARMS

Tartans

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.

Lockhart

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Clan_Lockhart

or this one:


Maxwell

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Clan_Maxwell


MacKinnon


MacFarlane


Scott

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Clan_Scott https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:The_Clan_Scott


MacLean

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Clan_MacLean


Henderson

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Clan_Henderson


Smith

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Gow_Clan

(I can't confirm if my Smith line is Scottish since I can't trace them past Bermuda. Smith ancestors have declared themselves Scottish in census reports and since a tartan exists, I'll use it.) A few options exist.


More tartans are available here. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Clan_Tartans https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Scotland_-_Clan_Tartans


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.


Ward

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Hicks

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Advance Directive

In the event of my death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of the following WikiTreers in my family, whether or not they are currently on the trusted lists:

Jeffrey Ward Rachel Ward Alec Ward Hannah Ward

To do list

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Stuart_Ward_To-Do_List


Sources

  1. http://home.earthlink.net/~dougayer/

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stu -

thanks very much for creating initial profiles for roderick macgregor and janet chisholm! they are my 3x great grandparents. btw i have not had much luck finding janet's ancestors. with best regards, william ross iii

posted by William Ross III
No problem. I wanted to get back to the immigrant. My wife is related. You're probably 6th cousins or do.
posted by Stu Ward
Greetings Stu,

I have been working with the Data Doctor's project. I noticed that you are the profile manager for Moses Delesdernier Delesdernier-38.

One of his sons, Albert Delesdernier Delesdernier-74 and family had very incomplete records. Three of his children did not have a gender assigned. I did the research on these profiles and populated the family with sources and made updates to the records. This is where I could use your help. Could you adopt these family members, they are orphaned?

The reason they need adopting is the Name at Birth needs to be changed for Albert, wife and the rest of their family. The profile manager is the only one that can change that information and thought it would be a good fit since you are already managing Moses. The name Deles Dernier was taken directly off of the children's birth records (viewing the actual documents - not as indexed). All the family members need to be updated for Albert, wife and children.

In updating these records, I had to change all of the children's names, added dates, and places or locations of birth/death, etc. I created a Research Notes section for each record to comment on any name changes. Please change any of these records as you like.

Other notes: When the children get married, it seems like the family changes their names to Dernier (dropping Deles - even the parents). Another fun fact, a European ancestor's last name was De Les Dernier (which make more sense to me).

One final thought, I reviewed your profile before sending this message. Now, that is an impressive profile. You give me inspiration to improve the records of my family!

Thank you for all you do at WIkiTree! Jay Klock [Klock-93]

posted by Jay Klock
Jay, The reason I started these profiles and then orphaned some of them is so that people with close relations might become interested in them. Some cousins of mine were related to this family but there are no close relatives anymore. These were included in a descendant tree import from a regional database populated mostly from census data built by Doug Ayer. I can tell that because of the shorthand he uses in his sources. As you noted, there are numerous spellings for this family. I've seen people switch back and forth. If you want me to help out, I'm more than willing but what you're asking of me, you could do yourself.

Stu Ward

posted by Stu Ward
No problem, Stu. Just thought you'd like to know.

Thanks again, Jay

posted by Jay Klock
Hello

It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for feedback on the use of Google Group and Discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Hi Stu! You added and connected a bunch of Loggie profiles recently, thanks for that. You only cite the FamilySearch family tree profiles. As a secondary source, this isn't a good reference. Could you please directly cite the actual birth, death and marriage (etc) records?

Also, there is no need to "sign" edits on a biography. Your contributions appear in the change logs of the profile, and are amply appreciated.

posted by Brad Foley
edited by Brad Foley
Thank you, as I have no problem joining hazen and manford’s different spellings
As long as both spellings are inserted, I will agree
I changed the spelling to match yours and wrote an explanation. Also, Hazen/Hagen/Hazon and Manford/Manfred need merging. You can use whatever spelling you want.
posted by Stu Ward
My mother (Margaret Olevia Estabrooks) was named after Olevia Ward. She was her great grandmother. Her name has a very unique spelling. Until I can find more info I would prefer not to merge, unless you can convince me otherwise.

Audrey Pelletier

It's the same person. You can include both spellings but that doesn't make it 2 people. Just like Manfred and Manford is the same person. If you can show me a census where 2 different people exist at the same time, I'll conceed.

Stu Ward

posted by Stu Ward
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As a member of the Scotland Project, we'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
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I think that Stu and I may be related to each other as there are some Lockhart names on my Dads side of the Ritchie family!
posted by [deleted]
As a "Tree Hugger", I want to congratulate you on your Generous Genealogist award issued on May 27, 2020.

John Williams

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posted by Anonymous Williams
Barbara Hicks

You may wish to merge the following ID 22343 and ID40082 as they appear to be the same person.

posted by Barbara Taylor
Hi Stu

On the Calhoun family, I am afraid I dont have much. There is the proposal around their Irish origins on various trees but not sure how proven.

They appear to be the lone Irish on my father's mother's side but may end up confused into DNA matches with my father's father's side.

I may have mass adopted these profiles - so you would recommend that I merge them?

My matches and interrelationships in Nova Scotia where I now live centre around Newcombe, Fitch, Rand, Bishop, Eaton, Cogswell, Woodworth and Whipple

My DNA strengths and interrelationships

Stu, every contribution to WikiTree improves the quality of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks you for all your efforts by making more than 1,000 contributions during the month of September.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

PS: Great bio!

posted by Pip Sheppard
Just thought I'd say hello. We are 11th cousins through my father's "Ward" side.
posted by Shan (Ward) Dawson
Fastest merge ever! Thank you. Re-Philip Palmer. From Pat Miller with appreciation.
posted by Pat Miller
32 common ancestors seems like a lot!
posted by David James
Hi Stu, How are you !

Thanks for choosing the Ireland Project.

The Ireland Project (previously the Irish Roots Project) has now changed its structure into Teams. We require everyone with the Ireland Badge to be a member of at least one Team or Sub-Team and our google group. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Ireland for details. The Teams are :-

1. Categories Team
2. Counties Team
3. Managed Profiles Team
4. Membership Team
5. Profile Improvement Team
6. Topics Team
7. Diaspora

? Can you let me know which team(s) you’d like to join.

Many thanks,

Maria

posted by Maria Maxwell
Hi Stu,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,

Susie

Hello, Stu!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Cousin 20 times over, Thanks very much for alerting me to that great Facebook page! You have a very interesting profile.
posted by Sara Mosher
Hi Stu

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Canada project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute

2) Added CANADA to the tags you follow.

3) PM the project leaders with your email address to be added to the Google Group

4) Bookmarked the Activity Feed to monitor the project watchlist

Thank you

Janet~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild