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  • ID: I13477
  • Name: RICHARD WARD 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 OCT 1692 in "Sheffield", Varina, Henrico, Virginia 3 4
  • Probate: Lunenburg Court: Further inventory & appraisement of estate of Richard Ward; value 9 pounds 5 shillings, Lunenburg County. 13 DEC 1764 5
  • Reference Number: 14954
  • Event: Military 1758 Private, Militia, Lunenburg Co., VA
  • Event: Fact Ward's Neck is located in Charlotte Co., VA
  • Event: YDNA Haplogroup R1b1
  • Death: BET 24 AUG AND 23 NOV 1761 in Home of Thomas Branch, Cornwall Parish, Lunenburg Co, VA 6 7
  • Birth: ABT 1693 in Varina, Henrico, Virginia 8
  • Probate: 08 SEP 1768 Lunenburg Court: Estate inventory filed by Perin Alday in Lunenburg County, VA. 9
  • Event: Fact Father of 2 children by Frances Worsham & 2 by Mary Johns.
  • Event: Cpt. Seth Ward, father of Richard Ward, died at Henrico Co., VA. Fact DEC 1707
  • Event: Fact APR 1708 Henrico Court: John Clark, witness on behalf of Richard Ward in difference between Wm. Blackman & his uncle, Edward Ward regarding stopping of a road. 10
  • Event: Fact 1713 In Henrico County, VA.
  • Event: Fact FEB 1713/14 Henrico Court: Richard Ward by petition is of lawful age, & prayes the estate left by his father, Seth, be delivered to him by Wm. Blackman. 11
  • Event: Fact 18 SEP 1717 His son, Benjamin Ward, was born, probably in Henrico County, part that became Goochland. 12
  • Event: Richard's stepfather, William Blackman, died at Henrico, VA. Fact 04 JUL 1720
  • Event: Fact OCT 1720 Henrico Court: John Soane vs Richard Ward, action of trespass, dismissed 13
  • Event: Fact 1723 Richard Ward by Distrainte obtained from Thomas Pleasants one feather bed, one sheet, & a blanket.
  • Event: Fact 07 JUL 1723 Albemarle County: Thos. Pleasants, sufferings 1719-1723. Taken by Distrainte by Richard Ward one feather bed, one sheet, & a blanket. 14
  • Event: Fact JUN 1724 Henrico Court: Richard Dennis complaining to justice of Henrico against Richard Ward for stealing Indian corn 15
  • Event: Fact OCT 1724 John Burton, plaintiff vs Richard Ward, defendant; Ward assaulted & beat Burton; jury verdict for Burton; 17 shillings sterling; battery fully proved; plaintiff to recover costs; Henrico County 16
  • Event: Fact 1728 Col Wm. Byrd, II, uncle of Mary Duke Ward, surveyed the dividing line of VA & NC, visiting Pittsylvania County, VA.
  • Event: Fact 29 MAR 1729 His only known daughter, Tahpanes Ward, is born.
  • Event: Fact 17 JUN 1732 His youngest brother, BENJAMIN WARD, died at Raleigh Parish, Henrico County.
  • Event: Fact 1733 Goochland Co., VA (later Cumberland)
  • Event: Fact 23 MAR 1732/33 Goochland Co: 450 acres N side Appomattox R., (later Cumberland Co) 17
  • Event: Fact 03 JUL 1733 Goochland Co: Richard Ward witnessed a deed, John Bolling of Henrico to Edward Curd of same, land. 18
  • Event: Fact 1734 AMELIA CO. formed from PRINCE GEORGE & BRUNSWICK Cos.
  • Event: Fact 1734 Richard Ward's mother, Anne Ward Blackman, died at Henrico County, VA.
  • Event: Fact 14 DEC 1734 His brother, SETH WARD, died at Sheffields, Henrico County.
  • Event: Goochland Court: Thos. Prosser, adm. of Wm. Bouncher dec'd, v Richard Ward; time granted to answer bill Fact 18 MAY 1735 19
  • Event: Fact 15 JUN 1735 Goochland Court: Wm. Bouncher v Richard Ward; plaintiff demurs to defendant's bill of injunction & for cause that the complainant had remedy by law & Defd joins in demurrer. 20
  • Event: Fact 19 NOV 1735 Goochland Court: Thos. Prosser, adm. of Wm. Bouncher dec;d, v Richard Ward; time granted for answer. 21
  • Event: Fact 25 NOV 1735 Goochland County, Levy, disbursement 200 pounds of tobacco, Richard Ward. 22
  • Event: Fact 15 FEB 1735/36 Goochland Court: Richard Ward serves on jury duty. 23
  • Event: Fact 09 APR 1736 Amelia Court: Assault & Battery, Thomas Franklin v Richard Ward; dismissed. 24
  • Event: Fact 17 JUN 1736 Goochland Court: John Twitty v Richard Ward for 690 lbs. tobacco due; judgment granted as Ward did not appear. 25
  • Event: Goochland Court: Thos. Prosser, adm of Wm. Bouncher, v Richard Ward, demurrer is overruled; Leave is granted; Prosser to answer said bill Fact 17 JUN 1736 26
  • Event: Fact 18 AUG 1736 Goochland Court: Wm. Bounshire, Thos Prosser adm., v Richard Ward, action of debt, answer filed by plaintiff. 27
  • Event: Fact 19 AUG 1736 Goochland Court: Henry Cary v Richard Ward, action of trespass; case dismissed. 28
  • Event: Fact 12 NOV 1736 Amelia Court: Petition, Richard Ward v Wm. Ferguson; Sheriff returned Deft inhabitant of Henrico & not in his bailiwick. 29
  • Event: Fact 18 MAY 1737 Goochland Court: Action of Debt, Thos. Prosser, adm. of Wm. Bounshire dec'd, v Richard Ward; def files replication to plt's answer in Chancery. 30
  • Event: Fact 09 DEC 1737 Amelia Court: Judgment, Rob't Vaughan v Richard Ward; jury trial; for plaintiff 10 pounds & costs. 31
  • Event: Fact BEF MAR 1737/38 No longer in Amelia County. 32
  • Event: Fact 09 MAR 1737/38 Amelia Court: Rob't Vaughan v Richard Ward; Ward is not to be found within Sheriff Thomas Walker's bailiwick. 32
  • Event: Fact 04 MAY 1739 Grandson, Daniel Ward born to Benjamin Ward & his first wife.
  • Event: Fact 1740 In Brunswick County, VA.
  • Event: Fact 20 AUG 1740 Brunswick Co., VA: Wm. Russell purchased land bounded by Richard Ward.
  • Event: Fact 20 JUN 1741 Brother, JOSEPH WARD, died at Dale Parish, Henrico County.
  • Event: Fact 1742 In Goochland Co., VA
  • Event: Fact 12 FEB 1741/42 Brunswick County, owned 304 acres, north side Ward Fork 33
  • Event: Fact 18 FEB 1741/42 Amelia Court: Debt action Richard Ward, assignee of Seth Ward v Thomas Osborn, to Pltf by nihil dicit unless Deft appears next court 34
  • Event: Fact 30 JUL 1742 Goochland County: 200 a, s James R. on Swift Creek 35
  • Event: Fact 20 MAY 1743 Amelia Court: Judgment, Richard Ward, assignee of Seth Ward v Thomas Osborn to PTf for 9/12/0 due by bond, judgement to be discharged by payment 4/16/0 with interest & costs. 36
  • Event: Fact 23 JUN 1743 Amelia Court: Have taken Thomas Osborn to satisfy debt to Richard Ward; Sheriff Thomas Tabbt. 37
  • Event: Fact 09 AUG 1743 Goochland Court: Richard Ward witnessed deed, James Blevin to Edward Booker Jr., for 400 acres on both sides of Little Muddy Cr., Goochland Co. along with Thos Moseley & Lusby Turpin. 38
  • Event: Fact 19 NOV 1743 Amelia Court: Richard Ward, witness for Edward Davis, to be paid for 2 days witness & coming & going 16 miles 39
  • Event: Fact 12 JAN 1745/46 Brunswick County: 404 acres, Ward's Fork 40
  • Event: Fact MAR 1745/46 In Goochland County.
  • Event: Fact 29 MAR 1746 Goochland County: Indenture, Wm. Cannon & Richard Ward (both of Goochland) 55 pounds, 492 acres, original grant to John Martin; proven 3 April 1746 41
  • Event: Fact 10 JUN 1746 Goochland County: Tithe List, Richard Ward & William Russell. 9 Tithes. 42
  • Event: Fact 28 AUG 1746 Amelia Co (later Prince Edward) 400 acres on South side of Appomattox R. adjoining Osborne's line, formerly granted John Dawson dec 1738 & Henry Dawson his son & heir; now granted Richard Ward 43 44
  • Event: Fact DEC 1747 Lunenburg Court - Richard Ward vs Aaron Ayers, defendant, continued to next court. 45
  • Event: Fact 1748 Of Goochland County, VA. 46
  • Event: Fact FEB 1747/48 Joseph Ward to Richard Ward, indenture of feoffment with livery of seizin, Lunenburg Co. 47
  • Event: Fact FEB 1747/48 Lunenburg Court: Case against Aaron Ayres continued to next court 48
  • Event: Fact FEB 1747/48 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward vs Thomas Bassett; to plead at next court. 49
  • Event: Fact FEB 1747/48 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward's petition to build water grist mill on Ward's fork is rejected.. 50
  • Event: Fact MAY 1748 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward to recover in case against Aaron Ayres, defendant in debt. 51
  • Event: Fact 20 SEP 1748 Lunenburg County: Rees Prees sells 400 ac, Amelia Co, s Little Saylor's Cr (later Prince Edward Co)Joseph Ward to Richard Ward of Goochland County. 52
  • Event: Lunenburg Court: Rice Price to Richard Ward, indenture of Feoffment with livery of seizin. Fact OCT 1748 53
  • Event: Fact OCT 1748 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward, ptf (James Merridith, Atty.) v Aaron Ayres (Rbt Jones, Atty); defendant pleads insufficient evidence; plaintiff to answer at next court. 54
  • Event: Fact 23 NOV 1748 Lunenburg Court: Joseph Ward of Amelia Co. to Richard Ward of Goochland, 200 acres on north side of Stanton River in Lunenburg County. recorded 6 Feb 1748. signed 23 nov 1748. 55
  • Event: Fact 1749 Lunenburg County: Tithable 56
  • Event: Fact 1749 Richard Ward, one tithe, Lunenburg County; also Seth Ward, one tithe. 57
  • Event: Fact 26 FEB 1748/49 Cumberland Court: The said Edward Davidson shall keep the Peace ... and more especially towards Richard Ward, who hat this day taken the oath appointed by Law in such cases for a year and a day, the n this recognizance to be void. 58
  • Event: Fact JUN 1749 Cumberland Court: Attachment awarded the Plaintiff Richard Ward, Agent, the Effects of John Jones . 59
  • Event: Fact JUN 1749 Cumberland Court: Richard Ward has leave to open a Church Road from Angola Creek into Meekin's Rolling Road to Tarwallett Chappell. 60
  • Event: Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward ordered to lay out road in Lunenburg County from Youngs Mill Path to Little Ronoke Bridge at Coles Road. Fact 05 JUN 1749 61
  • Event: Fact 27 JUN 1749 Cumberland Court: The attachment of Richard Ward against ??? continued. 62
  • Event: Fact 25 SEP 1749 Cumberland Court: Ordered that Richard Ward's 9 tithables to wit: Richard Ward, Jack, Dick, Dinah, Priss, Lucy, Moll, Beford, Jude, be added to the list returned by Archibald Carey. 63
  • Event: Fact ABT 1750 Grandson, Benjamin Ward, born to Benjamin Ward & his 2nd wife.
  • Event: Fact 1750 Lunenburg County: Tithable, Abraham Martin's List 64
  • Event: Fact 1750 Tithables (2), Lunenburg Co., VA
  • Event: Fact 30 JAN 1749/50 Cumberland Court: Mary Bell v Geo. Poplin & Richard Ward, Chancery, Warad filed answer to Bill of Complaint. Complainant prays leave till nexty court to consider same. Poplin is dismissed as compla inant fails to prosecute. 65
  • Event: Fact 31 JAN 1749/50 Cumberland Court: John Austin v Richard Ward. Defendant recovers 5 shililngs & costs against Ward. 66
  • Event: Fact 27 MAR 1750 Cumberland Court: Served on jury duty. 67
  • Event: Fact 28 MAR 1750 Cumberland Court: Mary Bell vs Geo. Poplin & Richard Ward, Defendants, Chancery; Ward has time given to answer the Complainant's Bill and an Alias Subpoena is awarded him against the other defendan t Poplin, he not having previously been served. 68
  • Event: Fact 24 JUL 1750 Cumberland Court: Mary Bell v Geo. Poplin & Richard Ward, Chancery, continued as Poplin not being summoned a Plurias Subpoena is awarded the plaintiff. 69
  • Event: Fact 25 AUG 1750 Cumberland Court: Clarke et al v Richard Ward, case continued. 70
  • Event: Fact 27 AUG 1750 Cumberland Court: John Austin v Richard Ward, In Case, Imparlance granted. 71
  • Event: Fact 27 AUG 1750 Cumberland Court: Richard Ward v John Mauldin, discontinued, plalintiff failing to prosecute. 71
  • Event: Fact OCT 1750 Lunenburg Court: Petition, Richard Ward, proprietor of tract on both sides Wards Fork Creek & desires to erect water grist mill; sheriff ordered to summon 12 freeholders to access damage that will acc rue to adjacent lands. 72
  • Event: Fact 27 NOV 1750 Cumberland Court: Mary Bell v Geo. Poplin & Richard Ward, in Chancery, attachment awarded plaintiff Mary Bell. 73
  • Event: Fact 28 NOV 1750 Cumberland Court: Motion of Edward Davison, witness for Booker Smith v Richard Ward, ordered that he pay him 200 pounds of Nett Tobo for 8 days attendance. 74
  • Event: Fact 1751 Resided in Lunenburg County (formerly Brunswick). 75
  • Event: Fact 20 MAR 1750/51 Cumberland Court: Mary Bell v Richard Ward, case continued to allow Comp. to answer Defendant. 76
  • Event: Fact APR 1751 Lunenburg Court: Inquisition of mill lately obtained by Richard Ward by former Court order recorded. 77
  • Event: Fact 05 APR 1751 Cumberland Court: Served on Grand Jury. 78
  • Event: Fact 27 MAY 1751 Cumberland Court: Mary Bell v Richard Ward, Chancery, a Dedimus Potestatem Issue order to take depositions of witnesses. 79
  • Event: Fact 27 MAY 1751 Cumberland Court: Rees Preese v Richard Ward, who says he has paid the debt. 80
  • Event: Fact 27 AUG 1751 Cumberland Co.: Reese Preese v Ward debt, plaintiff to recover 100 pounds to be discharabed by payments (9 pounds 10 shillings 9 pence with interest on 50 pounds & interest on 9.10.9 till fully pai d & with costs). No proceedings, judgment heard in Equity 81
  • Event: Fact 19 SEP 1751 Cumberland County, VA 82
  • Event: Fact 19 SEP 1751 Richard Ward of Cumberland Co to J. Mitchell, 500 ac, Amelia Co. 82
  • Event: Fact 14 OCT 1751 Daughter, Tahpenes, marries Phillip Webber.
  • Event: Fact 26 NOV 1751 Cumberland Court: Richard Ward v John Cook, case dismissed (Cumberland Co. Court). 83
  • Event: Fact 1752 Lunenburg Co., VA; Richard Ward, 3 tithables Wm. Caldwell's List. 56
  • Event: Fact 1752 Of Lunenburg County, VA
  • Event: Fact 15 AUG 1752 Grandson, John Webber, born to Tahpenes & Philip Webber.
  • Event: Fact 26 MAR 1753 Cumberland Court: Jury Duty 84
  • Event: Fact 28 MAY 1753 Cumberland Court: Andrew & Archibald Buchanan v Richard Ward, in debt, case dismissed. 85
  • Event: Fact 26 NOV 1753 Cumberland Court: Sat on Grand Jury of Inquest. 86
  • Event: Fact 1754 Of Sotham Parish, Cumberland County, VA 87
  • Event: Fact 24 JUN 1754 Cumberland Court: Appointed Surveyor of the Road in place of Edward Davison 88
  • Event: Lunenburg Court: Conveyed 13 negroes, stock, household furniture to Benjamin Ward of Granville Co., NC. Fact 05 SEP 1754 89
  • Event: Fact 05 SEP 1754 Prince Edward County: Conveyed to daughter Tahpenes Ward 400 ac 90
  • Event: Lunenburg Court: James J Wilson swore to a Fact 02 APR 1755 c against Richard Ward 91
  • Event: Fact MAY 1755 Lunenburg Court: James Wilson sbst Richard Ward, defendant in case; defendant not inhabitant this county; suit abates. 92
  • Event: Fact 03 JUN 1755 Lunenburg Court: Deed poll proved between Richard Ward & James Anderson 93
  • Event: Fact 04 JUN 1755 Lunenburg Court: John Austin vs Richard Ward in debt; case dismissed 94
  • Event: Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward witnessed the will of Thomas Williamson, Lunenburg Co., VA. Fact 25 JUN 1755 95
  • Event: Fact 25 JUN 1755 Richard Ward witnesses the will of Thomas Williamson at Lunenburg Co., VA.
  • Event: Fact 30 JUN 1755 Lunenburg Court: Conveys power of attorney to "trusty friend" Benjamin Ward, late of Granville Co 96
  • Event: Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward of Cumberland Co., to Benjamin Ward, of Granville NC, for 1500L currency, all Richard's lands in Lunenburg Co., on Ward's Fork (now Charlotte Co), a branch of Little Roa noke, all buildings, etc. Fact 30 JUN 1755 97
  • Event: Fact 05 JUL 1755 Lunenburg County: Richard Ward witnessed the will of Thomas Williamson 98
  • Event: Fact 21 JUL 1755 Lunenburg Court: Douglass Puckett, James & Sarah Mitchell, Susanah Morris, Wm. Sadler, Wdward Davison, Robert & Elizabeth Poe, Mary & James Wilson were witnesses for Richard Ward. 99
  • Event: Fact 21 JUL 1755 Lunenburg Court: John Thomas, William Logan, Flemstead Ransum, Edmond Archdeacono, John Smith & Wm. Rice witness for Richard Ward at suit The King (re Nathaniel Basset). 100
  • Event: Fact 21 JUL 1755 Lunenburg Court: Nathaniel Basset accuses Richard Ward of trying to kill him. 101
  • Event: Fact 21 JUL 1755 Lunenburg Court: James Cary Jr. Benj. Harris, Jeremiah Hatcher, Benj. Ward post bond for Richard Ward's recognizance. 102
  • Event: Lunenburg Court: Nathaniel Basset swears he believes himself in danger of losing his life by Richard Ward; sheriff to detain Ward in custody until recognizance L100/securities L25 each for yr Fact 21 JUL 1755 day 100
  • Event: Fact 28 JUL 1755 Cumberland Court: Richard Ward, Spec. Bail for Gideon Marr, at suit of Thos. Johnson in action of Detinue. Marr is committed to jail. (Cumberland Co. Court). 103
  • Event: Fact 29 JUL 1755 Cumberland Court: Served on Jury in case of Tresspass Assault & Battery 104
  • Event: Fact 30 JUL 1755 Cumberland County Court: Jury duty. 105
  • Event: Fact 30 JUL 1755 Cumberland Court: On motion of witness John Johnson for John Nelson v Richard Ward, ordered Nelson be paid 232 pounds tobacco for 4 days attendance & coming 22 miles twice & returning. 106
  • Event: Fact 23 SEP 1755 Cumberland Court: Motion of John Thomas, witness for Wm. White v Richard Ward; ordered White pay him 110 pounds tobacco for 2 days attendance & coming & returning 20 miles. 107
  • Event: Fact 30 SEP 1755 Lunenburg Court: Conveys all his lands in Lunenburg Co. to his nephew, Benjamin Ward of Granville, NC. 108
  • Event: Fact 08 OCT 1755 Lunenburg Court: John Austin vs Richard Ward, defendant in debt 109
  • Event: Fact 06 NOV 1755 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward, tithable, to assist Samuel Johnson in clearing and keeping road repaired in Lunenburg County. 110
  • Event: Fact 24 NOV 1755 Cumberland Court: Edward Booker exhibited & made oath to an account against Richard Ward for 12 lbs 3 shillings 3 pence; ordered certified. 111
  • Event: Fact 24 NOV 1755 Cumberland Court: Peter Johnson made oath to balance of 14.2.4 currency due from Richard Ward to Bogle & Co. 112
  • Event: Fact ABT 1756 Grandson, Dr. William Ward, born to Benjamin Ward, Jr. & his 2nd wife.
  • Event: Fact 24 FEB 1756 Cumberland Court: Thomas Osborn v Richard Ward, in case; Osborn recovers 5 shillings & costs. 113
  • Event: Fact 25 FEB 1756 Cumberland Court: James Deans (Chesterfield). v Ward, in debt. Sheriff made return that he attached one jugg of estate of the deft. Plaintiff recovers 112L. to be discharge by payment of 56L wit h int. & costs; Sheriff to sell attached effects
  • Event: Fact 22 MAR 1756 Cumberland Court: Motion of Henry Nelson, witness for Abijah Elmore v Richard Ward; paid 200 pounds tobacco for court attendance (Cumberland Co. Court). 114
  • Event: Fact 22 MAR 1756 Cumberland Court: Motion of Wm. Barns, witness for Abijah Elmore, v Richard Ward; Elmore pay him 130 lbs of tobacco for 1 day attendance & coming 35 miles. 114
  • Event: Fact 22 MAR 1756 Cumberland Court: Motions of Joseph Pollard & Samuel Poe in case of Abijah Elmore v Richard Ward; paid for attending court. 114
  • Event: Fact 06 JUL 1756 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward to Benjamin Ward, bill of sale 115
  • Event: Fact 07 SEP 1756 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward vs Benjamin Ward defendant in debt & no inhabitant of Lunenburg; suit abates 116
  • Event: Fact 05 OCT 1756 Lunenburg Court: Reese Preece to Richard Warde, deed poll; Cathrine , wife of Preece, relinquished dower right 117
  • Event: Fact 01 MAR 1757 Cumberland Court: James Deans v Richard Ward, case dismissed, parties reached agreement (Cumberland Co. Court). 118
  • Event: Fact 01 MAR 1757 Cumberland Court: Mary Bell v Richard Ward, Chancery, Case dismissed; plaintiff to pay Ward costs 119
  • Event: Fact JUL 1757 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward v Nathaniel Christian; witness James Spradlin; Ward to recover damages for nonperformance; Douglas Puckett witness 120
  • Event: Fact JUL 1757 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward vs Benjamin Ward, defendant in debt; case dismissed 121
  • Event: Lunenburg Court: Wm. Eaton vs Richard Ward, jury trial; plaintiff to recover damages; Ward granted appeal but failed to give bond Fact 03 NOV 1757 security 122
  • Event: Fact 27 FEB 1758 Cumberland Court: Wm. Bogle, John Craig, Wm. Anderson, Thos. Peter, Jas. Dunlop Sr & Jr. v Richard Ward; case dismissed (Cumberland Co Court). 123
  • Event: Fact 09 MAR 1758 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward vs John Allen (bail by Wm. Allen) jury trial; Ward to recover by breach of promise; Perrin Alday paid by Ward for 16 days as witness. 124
  • Event: Fact 27 MAR 1758 Cumberland Court: Richard Ward v John Nelson; jury; Defendant not guilty & recovers against Ward (Cumberland Co. Court). 125
  • Event: Fact 27 MAR 1758 Cumberland Court: Wm. Barnes, witness for John Nelson (v Richard Ward), paid 285 pounds tobacco for appearing in court (Cumberland Co. Court). 126
  • Event: Fact 04 APR 1758 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward to Benj. Ward, Bill of Sale; Abraham Baker, witness, gives oath that Negro man was delivered; Charles Cupples witness for Benjamin Ward to prove Bill of Sale. 127
  • Event: Fact 04 APR 1758 Lunenburg Court: John Tomason vs Richard Ward; petitioner to recover debt 128
  • Event: Fact 18 APR 1758 Lunenburg Court: Benjamin & Martha Ward of Granville, NC deeded to Henry Ward, for 550 pounds, all Benjamin's lands deeded him from Richard Ward on 31 June 1755 to Henry Ward of Amelia County. 129
  • Event: Fact 23 MAY 1758 Cumberland Court: John Allen v Richard Ward, jury trial, for plaintiff, breach of promise, 26.8.9 lbs & costs awarded (Cumberland Co. Court). 130
  • Event: Fact 23 MAY 1758 Cumberland Court: John Wayles v Richard Ward; jury trial; Wayles to recover 12.10 lbs.; judgment paid 131
  • Event: Fact 24 MAY 1758 Cumberland Court: Perrin Alday, witness for John Allen against Richard Ward, awarded attendance 130
  • Event: Fact 25 JUN 1758 Cumberland Court: Richard Ward v Rees Preist, Chancery, defendant barred from his judgment until Mrs. Ward relinquishes her Right of Dower & defendant pay the plaintiff his costs (Cumberland Co. Cour t). 132
  • Event: Fact 19 JUL 1758 Cumberland Court: Served on jury duty. 133
  • Event: Fact SEP 1758 Private, Militia, Lunenburg Co., VA
  • Event: Fact 28 SEP 1758 Of Goochland County, VA
  • Event: Fact 28 SEP 1758 Reece Preece of Lunenburg to Richard Ward of Goochland, 337 acres on Ward's Fork, Lunenburg for 50 L currency 134
  • Event: Fact 08 NOV 1758 Lunenburg Court: Geo. Clarke declares Richd Ward will hurt his estate, Court orders 6 months recognizance for Ward & summoned to next court to answer 135
  • Event: Fact 08 NOV 1758 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward vs John Cox; dismissed; defendant to recover costs 136
  • Event: Fact 08 NOV 1758 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward's Negro man, Will, brough to bary by Lyddal Bacon Sheriff, having feloniously stgolenb to his own use hogs & property of Geo Clarke who requests corporal punishment rathe r than trail; Negro order to commons whipping post 137
  • Event: Fact 02 MAY 1759 Lunenburg County: He married secondly Married Mary Johns. 138
  • Event: Fact 02 MAY 1759 Lunenburg Court: John Ford, Joseh Williams, & Charles Cupples were witnesses in Richard Ward's suit against Benj. Ward. 139
  • Event: Fact 02 MAY 1759 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward on attachment vs Benjamin Ward; defendant not guilty; Ward to take nothing for false clamour; granted new trial next court. 140
  • Event: Fact 03 MAY 1759 Lunenburg Court: James Easter, witness for Richard Ward in suit against Benj. Ward 141
  • Event: Fact JUN 1759 Lunenburg Court: Richard Ward on attachment vs estate Benjamin Ward; jury; Richard's witnesses were Jos. Williams, Charles Cupples,John Ford 142
  • Event: Fact 26 JUN 1759 Cumberland Court: Thos Tabb, Exec of Wm. Booker dec'd, v Richard Ward; case dismissed (Cumberland Co. Court). 143
  • Event: Fact 26 JUN 1759 John Wayles recorded 3,713 acres in Cumberland Co., adjacent to Richard Ward (880 acres granted Seth Ward in 1730). 144
  • Event: Fact 1760 Son Richard Ward, Jr. was born to Mary Johns Ward.
  • Event: Fact 26 FEB 1760 Cumberland Court: Wm. & Martha Clark, Francis James, John Fleming & Wm. Miggingson Excrs. of James Meredith dec;d v Richard Ward; attachement against the defendant;s estate; respited to next court (C umberland Co. Court). 145
  • Event: Fact 25 MAR 1760 Cumberland Court: Wm. & Martha Clarke, Francis James, John Fleming & Wm. Migginson Excrs of Jas. Meredith v Richard Ward, case continued. 146
  • Event: Fact 29 JUL 1760 Cumberland Court: Clark et al v Richard Ward, case continued. 147
  • Event: Fact 25 AUG 1760 Cumberland Court: Gideon Marr v Richard Ward, in case, special imparlance (Cumberland Co. Court). 148
  • Event: Fact 22 SEP 1760 Cumberland Court: Clarke et al v Richarad Ward, case continued (Cumberland Co. Court). 149
  • Event: Fact 22 SEP 1760 Cumberland Court: Gideon Marr v Richard Ward; in case; Nil debit & time. (Cumberland Co. Court). 150
  • Event: Fact 24 NOV 1760 Cumberland Court: Richard Ward's attachment against estate of Wm. Bayley is dismissed; plaintiff failed to prosecute (Cumberland Co. Court). 151
  • Event: Fact 1761 Daughter, Catherine Ward, was born to Mary Johns Ward at Lunenburg Co., VA.
  • Event: Fact 24 FEB 1761 Cumberland Court: Clarke et al v Richard Ward, case continued (Cumberland Co. Court). 152
  • Event: Fact 24 FEB 1761 Cumberland Court: Richard Ward v John Mauldin. On a Writ of Scire Facias. An alias Scire Facias awarded (Cumberland Co. Court). 153
  • Event: Fact 26 FEB 1761 Cumberland Court: Richard Ward v John Mauldin; Writ of Scire Facias. Mauldin not in the bailiwick. Ward to have execution of 65.5.9 lbs & 190 lbs of tobacco & his costs (Cumberland Co. Court). 154
  • Event: Fact 26 MAY 1761 Cumberland Court: Clarke et al v Richard Ward, case continued (Cumberland Co. Court). 155
  • Event: Fact 26 MAY 1761 Cumberland Court: Gideon Marr v Richard Ward. In Case. General replication & issue. (Cumberland Co. Court). 156
  • Event: Fact 22 JUN 1761 Cumberland Court: Clarke et al v Richard Ward, case continued. 157
  • Event: Fact 23 JUN 1761 Cumberland Court: Gideon Marr v Richard Ward, case continued. 158
  • Event: Fact 27 JUL 1761 Cumberland Court: Clarke et al v Richard Ward, case continued. 159
  • Event: Fact 28 JUL 1761 Cumberland Court: Gideon Marr v Richard Ward, case continued. 160
  • Event: Fact 24 AUG 1761 Cumberland Court: Richard Ward v William Bailey, in case, imparlance (Cumberland Co. Court). 161
  • Event: Fact 24 AUG 1761 Cumberland Court: Robt Hastiem assignee of Richard Ward v Wm. Bailey & Wm. Hudspeth; in debt; James Lyle, Special Bail for Defds; special imparlance granted. 162
  • Event: Fact 13 OCT 1761 Lunenburg Court: James Caldwell to Richard Ward, both of Lunenburg, 60 pounds, 160.5 acres Luncnburg on branch of Sandy Creek adj. Geo Scott; witness by Perrin Alday, John Giles, John Dickerson; reco rded 2 Feb 1762. 163
  • Event: Fact 13 OCT 1761 Of Lunenburg County, VA
  • Event: Fact 23 NOV 1761 Cumberland Court: Gideon Marr v Richard Ward; cases abates, Ward is dead. 164
  • Event: Fact 24 NOV 1761 Cumberland Court: Flamstead Ransone, witness for Gideon Marr, v Richard Ward paid for attendance. 165
  • Event: Fact BEF 1762 Richard Ward passed on the Ward Family Record to his grandson, Daniel Ward (1739-1826) of Franklin Co., VA. 166
  • Event: Fact ABT JAN 1762 Thomas Branch cared for Richard Ward in his illness & in 1768 was paid from Richard Ward's estate. 167
  • Event: Fact JAN 1762 Richard Ward died, leaving a will that was proven in Lunenburg County, Virginia.
  • Event: Fact 02 FEB 1762 Lunenburg Court: Deed of 13 Oct 1761, James Caldwell to Richard Ward, was recorded in Lunenburg Co. 168
  • Event: Fact 02 FEB 1762 Lunenburg Court: Will proven in Lunenburg County, VA Court. 169
  • Event: Fact 02 FEB 1762 Proven the Last Will & Testament, Lunenburg County.
  • Event: Fact 08 APR 1762 Lunenburg Court: Pinkethman Hawkins vs Perrin Aulday, excr. Richard Ward dec'd, Case Dismissed. 170
  • Event: Fact 26 APR 1762 Cumberland Court: Wm. Baily v Richard Ward; case dismissed, failed to prosecute. 171
  • Event: Fact 04 MAY 1762 Estate appraisal recorded in Lunenburg Court; 518 pounds 2 shillings 6 pence. 172
  • Event: Fact 04 MAY 1762 Estate appraisal, Cumberland Co. of 734 pounds 18 shillings 8 pence recorded (30 Apr 1762) Lunenburg County. 173
  • Event: Fact 24 MAY 1762 Cumberland Court: Wm. Bailey v Perrin Aulday, Exec. of Richard Ward dec'd, in chancery, time to answer. 174
  • Event: Fact 25 MAY 1762 Cumberland Court: Clarke et al v Richard Ward; case abates by Ward's death. 175
  • Event: Fact 25 MAY 1762 Cumberland Court: Richard Ward v Wm. Bailey, case abates, Ward is dead. 176
  • Event: Fact 26 MAY 1762 Cumberland Court: Robert Hastie, assignee of Richard Ward, v Wm. Baily & Wm. Hudspeth; in debt, payment & issue. 177
  • Event: Fact 06 JUL 1762 Lunenburg Court: Chas. Cupples, witness for Richard Ward's executors, at suit John Cox, pad by Excrs. for 2 days attendance & 50 miles travel 178
  • Event: Fact 03 AUG 1762 Lunenburg Court: Robt. Walter & Co. vs Perrin Aulday, Exec. Richard Ward decd: jury; plaintiffs to recover. 179
  • Event: Fact 03 AUG 1762 Robt Haistie & Co vs Perrin Aulday excr Richard Ward Decd, jury, plaintiffs to recover; Lunenburg Court 180
  • Event: Fact 07 SEP 1762 Lunenburg Court: Perrin Aulday, Exec. Richard Ward Dec'd, vs Benjamin Ward; jury; judgment for defendant Benj. Ward 181
  • Event: Fact AFT JAN 1762 Benjamin Collins & Christopher Branch paid for Richard Ward's funeral expenses & were reimbursed by his estate. 167
  • Event: Fact AFT JAN 1762 Thomas Ashwell sold the estate & was reimbursed for his services from Richard Ward's estate.
  • Event: Fact MAY 1763 Slave named Bosen belonging to Richard Ward's Estate was convicted of burning down a house & sentenced to be hanged, with another slave belonging to Eliza. Fuqua.
  • Event: Fact 08 SEP 1763 Lunenburg Court: James Taylor & Thos. Bedford, Gentleman appointed to settle account of estate of Richard Ward. 182
  • Event: Fact 1764 Cornwall Parish, Lunenburg Co. became Charlotte County 183 184 185
  • Event: Fact OCT 1764 Son, Benjamin Ward appointed guardian of Richard Ward, Jr., Lunenburg Court.
  • Event: Fact NOV 1764 Son, Benj. Ward removed as guardian of Richard Ward Jr. & Perrin Aulday is appointed his guardian, Lunenburg Court.
  • Event: YDNA Descendant Brian Gregory Ward is a 67 marker 1 genetic distance with Chandler May and Charles Allen Godfrey.
  • Event: YDNA Haplogroup R1b1c
  • Event: YDNA See results for Brian Gregory Ward at page for Worley Brian Ward, his father.
  • Note:
    RICHARD WARD as proven by Henrico Court Records, was born 29 October 1692 at Sheffield Plantation in Henrico Co., VA as the third of four sons of SETH and ANN HATCHER WARD. He was deceased by 23 November 1761 at Lunenburg County, Virginia. His brothers were: SETH WARD, married MARTHA WORSHAM; JOSEPH WARD, married SARAH STEWART; and BENJAMIN WARD, married ANNE ANDERSON. After his father's death, his mother married secondly WILLIAM BLACKMAN.

    About 1716 RICHARD WARD married firstly, FRANCES WORSHAM, and they had two known children, BENJAMIN born 1717 & TAHPANES (born 1729) who married PHILIP WEBBER. Sometime between 1729 and 1759 FRANCES WORSHAM WARD died. In 1759 Richard married secondly MARY JOHNS (daughter of THOMAS RICE JOHNS and CATHERINE AUSTIN) and had a son, RICHARD WARD Jr. born c1760, & daughter CATHERINE WARD born 1761. Mary disappeared from the records shortly after Richard Ward's death.

    RICHARD WARD led an interesting and colorful life. He lived at various times in Brunswick County, Cumberland County, Henrico, and Lunenburg in Virginia and briefly in Granville Co., NC. He was frequently involved in legal disputes demonstrated through court records. He had 4 known children, 19 grand-children, & 62 great-grandchildren.

    In 1708 The Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover 1709-1712," edited by Wright and Tinling, I take note of the entry for 18 Dec 1710: ". . . About 12 o'clock came DICK WARD from above to settle accounts with me. He did not tell me that some part of the dam was gone, but Ralph G-p-l-n did tell me there was three feet of it gone . . . "

    Further proof is needed for the following allegations as more than one Richard Ward lived in Henrico at the time. A Richard Ward was in Henrico County court several times 1714 to 1724 accused of fighting in court, theft, assault & battery, trespass, not paying his bills, & swearing. Below are some of these dubious achievements. In August 1714 authorities arrested THOMAS MATTHEWS, EDWARD MATTHEWS, & RICHARD WARD for fighting in the court. In September 1720 RICHARD WARD trespassed on the land of his brother SETH WARD and assaulted him. Richard was arrested but when he did not appear in court, the Court imposed on him a 50 judgement to be voided if RICHARD showed at the next court. We presume THOMAS TURPIN, RICHARD'S surety, got him to court. The next month, JOHN SOANE accused RICHARD WARD of trespass, and in February 1720/1 GEORGE RONALD brought a complaint against him. WILLIAM RANDOLPH sued Richard for to collect money owed to him in court in August 1721. RICHARD was guilty of some lesser offenses. In June 1722 a grand jury indicted him for swearing and ordered him to pay the churchwardens 5 shillings or 50 pounds of tobacco. His brother SETH was his security. Ironically court records identify RICHARD WARD as an Under Deputy Sheriff in January 1722/3 and during the next two years he brought minor complaints against JOHN PETER BONDURANT and JOHN BURTON. In June 1724 RICHARD DENNIS complained to a Henrico County justice that RICHARD stole eight or nine bushels of Indian corn. They arrested RICHARD but it seems he escaped prosecution on a technicality. The court concluded 'the proceedings upon said complaint are not legal, the same is dismissed and each party is ordered to pay his own costs.' RICHARD's last appearance in Henrico County court was in October 1724 for assaulting and beating JOHN BURTON. A jury awarded BURTON 17 shillings and court costs. He evidently took his frustration elsewhere as THOMAS FRANKLIN accused RICHARD WARD of assault and battery in Amelia County in 1736." In 1723 Richard Ward obtained by "Distrainte" from Thomas Pleasants one feather bed, one sheet, and one blanket. (Henrico Co., VA Monthly Meeting, Pleasants)

    LAND PATENTS GRANTED TO RICHARD WARD:
    1733, March 3: Goochland (later Cumberland) County, 450 acres N side of Appomattox River beginning at the mouth of Angola Creek [Register of Land Office, Richmond, Patent Book 15, p. 180].
    1740, August 28: Prince Edward County, 400 acres on the Appomattox River (Early Settlers of Prince Edward County}
    1742, January 12: Brunswick County, 400 acres, S side Ward's fork. [Note: in present Charlotte County.]
    1742, July 30: Goochland County, 200 acres south side James River on Swift Creek, in a Meadow; adjacent Thomas Watkins, Michael Garthwright & John Maxey; Whereas by Patent 11 April 1732 granted Nathaniel Maxey 11 April 1732 {PB 14, p 394) and whereas the said Nathaniel Maxey hath failed to make Cultivation & Improvement and Richard Ward hath made Humble Suit and obtained a Grant for the same. {Included in Thomas Green's PB 27, p 132); [Patent Book 20, p. 411]
    1742/43, February 12: Brunswick County, 304 acres on north side Ward Fork down said creek, adjoining MARTIN. [Patent Book 20, 254] [Note this land is in present Charlotte County.]
    1742/43, February 12: RICHARD WARD, Brunswick County, 320 acres, South side of Ward's Fork, adj. Martin, 2 pounds, Patent Book 21, page 196.
    1746/47, January 12: Brunswick County, 404 acres on South side of Wards fork; 2 pounds; `1Patent Book 28, page 68.
    1746, March 29: Goochland County Deed Book 3:172: Indenture between WILLIAM KANNON, carpenter of Goochland & RICHARD WARD of same, L55, 492 acres, patented to JOHN MARTAN by patent 20 Aug 1741 and by MARTIN sold to said WILLIAM CANNON & bounded by the creek. Signed William Cannon. Witnessed by JOHN COX, FREDRICK COX, JOHN JONES. April 3, 1746 Court recorded.
    1746, August 28: Amelia County VA (later Prince Edward County) 400 acres South side Appomattox River adjoining Osborne's line, beginning at Osborne's corner white oak on the river; formerly granted to JOHN DAWSON, since deceased, 30 July 1738, and Henry Dawson, son & heir of said John Dawson, failing to seat, same is now granted to RICHARD WARD having made humble Suit and hath obtained a Grant for the same. (Probably the same 400 acres that RICHARD WARD gifted to his daughter, TAHPANES WARD, on 5 September 1754 in Prince Edward County, VA.) Patent Book 25:217
    1748, September 20: Amelia County (later Prince Edward Co.) RICHARD WARD, 500 acres, South side of Little Saylor's Creek, part of a patent for 3146 acres formerly granted JOHN CRAWFORD by patent 5 June 1736 and forfeited for want of seating; upon the Petition of the sd Richard Ward to our General Court the said Land. Patent Book 28, p. 376]
    1748, September 28 Lunenburg County, VA Deed Book 4, p321.
    I, REECE PREECE, of Lunenburg, for 50 pounds sell to RICHARD WARD of Goochland County, one plantation & parcel of land conveyed from JOHN SMITH to PREECE by Lunenburg deed of April 1, 1748, containing 337 acres in Lunenburg in Wards Fork and bounded by trees. signed Sep 28, 1748. REES PREES. Witness MATHEW TALBOT, JOHN GWIN, PERRIN ALDAY. Recorded October 5, 1756 after PERRIN AULDAY, one of the witnesses gave oath, and CATHRINE, wife of said REES, relinquished her right of dower and on 6 October 1756 the deed was further proved by the oath of Matthew Talbot, Gentleman. [Note: in present Charlotte County]
    1748, November 23, Lunenburg County Deed Book 1, p 386: JOSEPH WARD of Amelia County for 50 pounds to RICHARD WARD of Goochland County, 50 pounds, a plantation and 200 acres on the north side of Stanton River, signed 23 November 1748, JOSEPH WARD. Witnesses, PERRIN ALLDAY, JOHN GWIN, JOHN AUSTIN. Recorded February 1748.

    1749, page 93, William Caldwell's List of Tithes from Falling River to Little Roanoke River, Lunenburg County, Virginia listed RICHARD WARD and his overseer, PERRIN ALDAY. (Source: Sunlight on the Southside) [Note: Falling River is in present Campbell County, formerly Lunenburg County.]
    1749, June 5, Lunenburg County Road Orders, O.S. page 156: Ordered that a road be laid off & clear'd the best and most convenient way from Youngs Mill Path to Little Roanoke Bridge at Coles Road and SAMUEL DUVAL is appointed Surveyor thereof. And it is ordered that the said Duval with all the Male Labouring Tithable Persons Convenient thereto, to wit, SAMUEL JOHNSON, WILLIAM JOHNSON, STEPHEN COLLINS, and his son, JOHN PRATT, CLEMENT READS Tithable, THOMAS VERNON, JOHN AUSTIN, JOHN ADKINS, JOHN AUSTIN JUR. RICHARD WARDS - TITHABLES, and all others Convenient therefore forthwith Clear and keep the same in Repair according to law.

    1750, page 150, Richard Ward was listed in the Tithables of Lunenburg County, Virginia on the list of Abraham Martin. (Source: Sunlight on the Southside)

    1751, September 19: Amelia County, RICHARD WARD of Cumberland County to JAMES MITCHELL of Raleigh Parish, Amelia County, 1000 pounds currency, 500 acres in AMELIA COUNTY on South side of Little Sailor Creek. (Amelia County Deed Book 4, page 148). [Note this property, SaIlors Creek, appears to be in present Prince Edward County probably SW of Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park near property deeded to Richard Ward's daughter, Tahpenes Ward, in 1754 and which was left by will to his son, Richard Ward, Jr., in 1762).

    1752, RICHARD WARD, 3 Tithables, Lunenburg County, VA, William Caldwell's List ; page 188; JAMES WILSON was listed with Richard Ward. (source: Sunlight on the Southside)

    1754, September 5: Prince Edward County, RICHARD WARD of Cumberland County deeded to his daughter TAHPENES WARD of Cumberland County, deed of gift, 400 acres in Prince Edward County, on Appomattox River, adjoining JOSEPH WARD, JOHN JOHNSON, DAVID GREENHILL, formerly HENRY DAWSON. Witness: BENJAMIN WARD. (Prince Edward Records, Deed Book I, page 15) (Note: TAHPANES WARD married PHILLIP WEBBER in 1751. This would be the same 400 acres that Richard Ward acquired 28 August 1746 in Prince Edward County, prior to the formation of that county from Amelia County in 1753 as previously noted in 1746, August 28: Amelia County (later Prince Edward), 400 acres S side Appomattox River adjoining Osborne's line, beginning at Osborne's corner white oak on the river; formerly granted to JOHN DAWSON, since deceased, 30 July 1738, and Henry Dawson, son & heir of said John Dawson, failing to seat, same is now granted to RICHARD WARD. , Patent Book 25, p. 217] [Note: The above described land is probably situated north of Hwgs 460 & 370 and north of Rice, east of Farmville, according to a present day topographical mouth of Prince Edward County.]

    1754, September 5: Lunenburg County, RICHARD WARD of Southam Parish, Cumberland County, for L500 currency, conveyed to BENJAMIN WARD of Granville County, NC, 13 Negroes, all stock of horses, cattle, hogs, household furniture belonging to my plantation in Lunenburg County. (Lunenburg Records Deed Book 4, page 288; duplicate record Lunenburg Deed Book 5, page 197.)

    1755, June 25: Lunenburg County, VA. RICHARD WARD witnessed the will of THOMAS WILLIAMSON. Will Book 2, page 154, recorded 7 October 1755.

    1755, June 30: Lunenburg County, RICHARD WARD of Cumberland Co., VA conveyed to BENJAMIN WARD of Granville Co., NC, for 1500 pounds currency, all said RICHARD WARD' s lands in Lunenburg Co., on Ward's Ford, branch of Little Roanoke, & all buildings & appurtenances. Signed RICHARD WARD. Witnesses, JOHN COX, MICAJAH SMITHSON, JAMES CARY JR. Recorded 1 July 1755. (Lunenburg Deed Book 4, page 150)

    1755, June 30: Lunenburg County, RICHARD WARD, late of Cumberland Co., VA but at present of Granville Co., NC, Planter, granted his power of attorney to his trusty friend, BENJAMIN WARD, late of Granville Co., NC, but now of Lunenburg Co., VA to demand, sue for, recover, receive of all persons indebted to me in Virginia and to deliver up in execution all persons whom I have become special for in any suit or action now pending and undetermined in any court of Virginia. (Lunenburg Deed Book 4, page 151). (NOTE: Benjamin Ward mentioned herein may be Richard's nephew. The Census Index of Colonial America indicates that in 1755 and 1769 a Benjamin Ward was enumerated in Granville Co., NC.]

    On 18 April 1758 BENJAMIN & MARTHA WARD of Granville County conveyed to HENRY WARD of Amelia County for 550 pounds all his lands in Lunenburg deeded him on June 30, 1755 by RICHARD WARD. In his will dated 14 April 1765 HENRY WARD willed this land at Ward's Fork, half to his own son BENJAMIN WARD and half to another son HENRY WARD, JR.] [ Ward's Fork Mill can be presently found on a topographical map in Charlotte County, VA, near Roanoke Creek Dam No. 6A; off Highway 47; north west of Cullen, south east of Vincent Corner, northwest of Charlotte Court House. This land is located in close proximity to the border of Prince Edward & Charlotte Counties.]

    1755, July 21: Lunenburg County, Trial of RICHARD WARD for a felony (nature not given); not guilty and instantly discharged. NATHANIEL BASSETT came into court and made oath that he believed himself in danger of his life from RICHARD WARD and said WARD is bound over to keep the peace, etc, his bondsmen being JAMES CARY, JR., BEN HARRIS, JEREMIAH HATCHER & BENJAMIN WARD. (Lunenburg Order Book 1754-55, pages not numbered.)

    1755, November 6: Lunenburg County Road Orders, page 44: Ordered that the following Persons be added to the Road whereof SAMUEL JOHNSON is surveyor to assist the said Johnson in Clearing & keeping the same repaired, to wit, JOHN PLEASANTS & RICHARD WARDS male Labouring Tithables, JAMES NELSON, GEORGE HARRIS & JOHN BUTLER

    1756, July 7, Lunenburg County Virginia Deed Book 1757-1761, Deed Book 5, page 197: "I RICHARD WARD of the Parish of Southam in the County of Cumberland for 500 pounds to me in hand paid by BENJAMIN WARD of Granville County, NC, have sold him 13 Negroes: WILL, LUCY, TOM, AGGA, BILLY, DAVIE, JENNY, JACK, BESS, GIDDY, ABSALOM, PETER & HANNAH. Also all my stock of horses, cattle, hogs & household furniture belonging to my Lunenburg plantation. Signed September 5, 1754: RICHARD WARD. Witnessed: CHARLES CUPPLES, JOHN FORD, ABRAHAM BAKER. The bill of sale was recorded July 7, 1756.

    1758, April 18; Lunenburg County Deed Book 5, page 217.
    From BENJAMIN WARD and MARTHA, his wife, of Granville County, North Carolina to HENRY WARD of Amelia County for 550 pounds, all his lands in Lunenburg County, being on Wards Fork, a branch of Little Roanoke [Roanoke River] and being all the land that the said BENJAMIN WARD had of RICHARD WARD which was deeded to him on June 30, 1755. Signed BENJAMIN WARD. Witnesses, JOHN COX JR., EDWARD HOGANS (HOGINS), JOHN POTTER. Recorded 2 May 1758.
    [NOTE: This Benjamin Ward is probably the nephew of said Richard Ward; Martha is Martha Lyle. Ward's Fork Mill can be presently found on a topographical map in Charlotte County, VA, near Roanoke Creek Dam No. 6A; off Highway 47; north west of Cullen, south east of Vincent Corner, northwest of Charlotte Court House. This land is located in close proximity to the border of Prince Edward & Charlotte Counties.]

    1758, September 28: Lunenburg County, REECE PREECE of Lunenburg County for L50 currency conveys to RICHARD WARD of Goochland, 337 acres on Wards Fork, Lunenburg County.
    [Ward's Fork Mill can be presently found on a topographical map in Charlotte County, VA, near Roanoke Creek Dam No. 6A; off Highway 47; north west of Cullen, south east of Vincent Corner, northwest of Charlotte Court House.]

    1760, 3 March: Lunenburg County Deeds, page 669, BENJAMIN WARD recorded 1,316 acres on both sides of Little Horsepen Creek adjacent to WILLIAM and MAYS, for 6 pounds 15 shillings.
    [Little Horsepen Creek can be presently located on a topographical map near Roanoke Creek Dam No. 49A; it is north of Formosa, north east of Rancolph, and south seast from Sax, and west off Highway 47; about 15.5 miles south of Wards Fork Mill.)

    1761, October 13: Lunenburg County, JAMES CALDWELL, of Lunenburg County, to RICHARD WARD of Lunenburg County for 60 pounds currency, 160 1/2 acres on branches of Sandy Creek. (Lunenburg Deed Book 7, page 157). [Sandy Creek can be presently located on a topographical map in Charlotte County, VA south of Highway 40 between Phenix (to the west) and Womachs (to the east) and southwest from Wards Fork Mill, a distance of approximately five miles or so.]

    1762, February 2: Lunenburg County, VA Will Book 1:341 (He had died prior to 23 Nov 1761)
    WILL OF RICHARD WARD of Cornwall Parish, Lunenburg County, dated November 17, 1759, probated February 2, 1762, devised: To my son BENJAMIN WARD, 120 acres in Cumberland Parish (or county) adjoining JAMES BROWN, JONAS RENULS, and VALENTINE COLLEY; [NOTE: Cumberland Parish became Bedford County, 1753; (more likely it is in Cumberland County where Richard owned other property] To daughter TAHPENAHS WARD, 1 shilling; To wife MARY WARD is loaned 6 Negroes (BOWSER, HARRY, MODESTY, DICK, ANNIS & MOLL) during her life and is given a feather beds and furniture, riding horse, side saddle, etc, also 350 acres in Lunenburg County between WILLIAM FUQUA and LENNARD WARD to her and her heirs lawfully begotten; To child [sic, Richard Ward] wife [sic, Mary Johns Ward) is now with, 150 acres in Chesterfield County (between the river adjoining ELIZA GAY and SETH WARD, between the road and the river and also 101 acres in Cumberland County between Angolea Creek and Appomattox River and also the land I now enjoy in Lunenburg County and all the Negroes and everything I am possessed within Cumberland County and also in Lunenburg County and 6 Negroes I lent my wife (sic, BOWSER, HARRY, MODESTY, DICK, ANNIS, & MOLL).
    Executors: friend, SEATH WARD & PERRIN ALDAY.
    Witnesses: ABRAHAM MARTIN, NEAL FRANK, JOSHUA WHARTON.

    (sic, Mary Johns was a niece of Perrin Alday, who was married to her mother's sister. According to a topographical map of Virginia, the property left to child, Richard Ward, as above described is located presently in Cumberland County, between Angola Creek and the Appomattox River, north east of Farmville. The land presently is not far from the Amelia County & Prince Edward County lines. Cumberland County lies on the north side of the Appomattox River & Prince Edward County lies on the south side. Present Charlotte is about 30 miles south.)

    February 2nd Court 1762 the will of RICHARD WARD was exhibited in court by SETH WARD & PERRIN AULDAY, the executors and was proved by the oaths of the witnesses and ordered to be recorded. And said SETH WARD relinquished, whereupon the motion of PERRIN AULDAY, the other executor, certificate is granted unto him for obtaining a probate of said will, he giving security, whereupon, he together with ALEXANDER JOYCE, THOMAS JOYCE, JOHN PETTUS, DUDLEY BARKSDALE, FRANCIS COOK, WILLIAM COOK, and JOHN RICE, his securities entered into their bond for said AULDAY's due execution of said will.

    1762, May 4: Lunenburg Co., VA Will Book 2, page 131, RICHARD WARD:
    Pursuant to an order of the Court in Lunenburg County held February 1762, we JONES RAYNALD, JOEL WALKER & WARREN WALKER, have appraised the estate offered us by PERRIN ALDAY, executor of the estate of RICHARD WARD, deceased in Cumberland County, which is valued in Current money as follows -- 734 pounds 18 shillings 8 pense. /s/ Friday 30th April 1762, recorded 4 May 1762.

    1762, May 4, Will Book 2, page 143, RICHARD WARD:
    Pursuant to an order of the Court held in Lunenburg County February 1762, we, SAMUEL JOHNSTON, SAMUEL DAVIS, & ROBERT WOODS, have appraised the estate offered to us by PERRIN ALDAY, executor of the estate of RICHARD WARD, deceased, which in current money is as follows -- 518 pounds 2 shillings 2 pence. Recorded 4 May 1762.
    [Note: In 1749 Perrin Alday was listed as the overseer of Richard Ward's property in the List of Tithables of Lunenburg County.]\

    1763, May Court, Lunenburg County Order Book 9, page 33.
    At a Court of Oyer & Terminer appointed and held at Lunenburg Courthouse on May 12, 1763 for the trial of VALL, a Negro man slave belonging to ELIZABETH FUQUA, and BOSEN, a Negro man slave belonging to the estate of RICHARD WARD deceased, on suspicion of their being guilty of burning the dwelling house of OWEN MURFY and stealing 25 pounds 2 shillings 6 pence and wearing apparel, the property of said Murfy. The prisoners after being set to the bar and being asked if they were guilty say they were not guilty, whereupon divers witnesses were sworn and examined. Page 34. and the prisoners were heard in their own defence on consideration whereof, it is the opinion of the Court that VALL & BOSEN are guilty. It is ordered they be remanded to jail and thence be carried to the place of execution and there be by the Sheriff hanged by their neck until they are dead. And the Court values VALL at 100 pounds and BOSEN at 10 pounds, which is ordered to be certified to the Assembly for allowance. But the Court recommends VALL to the Governor for his mercy, thereby begging the pardon of his life.

    1763, July 14 Court, Lunenburg County, Order Book 9, page 125. JOHN WARD, Petitioner, vs. PERRIN ALDAY, Executor of RICHARD WARD deceased, Defendant On a Petition. The Defendant not appearing, judgment for the Petitioner for 1 pound 17 shillings and 6 pence & the costs.
    1763 September 8, Court, Lunenburg County, Order Book 9, page 253. JAMES TAYLOR & THOMAS BEDFORD

    1764, May Court, Lunenburg County, VA Order Book 10, page 12.
    MARY READ, CLEMENT READ, THOMAS READ & PAUL CARRINGTON administrators of CLEMENT READ dec'd Complainants vs REESE PRICE, Defendant on an attachment. This day came the Plaintiffs by their attorney and the Defendant failing to appear and the Plaintiffs having made oath to their account against said Defendant for 23 pounds & 10 pence ordered that the Plaintiffs recover against the said Defendant the afd sum and costs. PERRIN ALLDAY a garnishee in this suit says that he is willing to answer such judgment as Paulse [sic] shall recover against WARD's estate [sic] as far as assets shall come to his hands.

    1764, May Court, Lunenburg County, VA Order Book 10, page
    REES PREES, Plaintiff vs. PERRIN ALLDAY, executor of RICHARD WARD dec'd,l Deft, in Debt. This day came the Plaintiff by his attorney and the Defendant in his proper person and said Defendant acknowledges the Plaintiffs action. Ordered that the Plaintiff recover against said Deft. 10 pounds 12 shillings 7 pence and his costs to be levied of the goods & chattels of said testator in the hands of said Deft. when assets if so much he as, if not, then the costs to be levied of his own proper goods & chattels.

    1764, October Court, Lunenburg County, VA Order Book 10, Page 171:
    BENJAMIN WARD is appointed guardian to RICHARD WARD, Orphan of RICHARD WARD deceased whereupon said BENJAMIN together with sufficient Security entered into bond. [Note: Ben'j is probably Richard Jr.'s half-brother.)

    1764, November Court, Lunenburg County, VA Order Book 10, page 195:
    For reasons appearing to the Court, BENJAMIN WARD is removed from his guardianship of RICHARD WARD, Orphan of RICHARD WARD deceased and PERRIN AULDAY is appointed guardian in his room, he giving Security, whereupon he, together with sufficient Security, ack. bond."

    1764, December 13, Will Book 2, page 243, RICHARD WARD:
    A further inventory and appraisement of the estate of RICHARD WARD deceased made by ROBERT WOODS, SAMUEL DAVIS, & SAMUEL JOHNSON; VALUE 9/5 current money; returned to court by PERRIN ALDAY, executor. Recorded 13 Dec 1764.

    Will of HENRY WARD, Amelia County, Virginia, dated 14 April 1765
    (Henry Ward was the nephew of Richard Ward of Lunenburg Co., VA)
    Proven 25 May 1765, Amelia County (Amelia Records, Will Book 2X, page 94]
    Bequests to son, BENJAMIN WARD, choice of equal half my land called Wards Fork in Charlotte Co., VA; 10 slaves named JOE, WILL, JACK, POMPY, TOM, CHARLES, ROBIN, DINAH, LETT & DOLL.
    [NOTE: this appears to be the same land sold by RICHARD WARD (of this record) to BENJAMIN WARD of Granville Co., NC, which they then sold to Henry Ward. Ward's Fork Mill can be presently found on a topographical map in Charlotte County, VA, near Roanoke Creek Dam No. 6A; off Highway 47; north west of Cullen, south east of Vincent Corner, northwest of Charlotte Court House. Granville County, NC appears to be about 15 miles south of Charlotte County, VA.]

    August Court 1766, Lunenburg County, VA Order Book 11, page 188:
    JOSEPH MORTON, CLEMENT READ, & PAUL CARRINGTON, Gentlemen, are appointed to settle and adjust an account current of the estate of RICHARD WARD, deceased, and return such account to next Court.

    On September 8, 1768 the Estate Inventory of RICHARD WARD was recorded in Lunenburg County, VA Will Book 2, page 334. Account Current of the estate of RICHARD WARD, in account with PERRIN ALDAY executor. Debits include mention of:
    1762 -- THOMAS BRANCH, for his trouble & expenses with the said WARD at his house in his illness; BENJAMIN COLLINS & CHRISTOPHER BRANCH part for funeral expenses; HENRY WARD for his attendance by order of court for said testator vs B. WARD; ABRAHAM MARTIN, JOHN ASHWELL for rum for the sale of the estate; JAMES REA, JAMES THAXTON for services for use of the estate; WARREN WALKER, FREDRICK HATCHER, JAMES ARCHDEACON for rum for sale of the estate; THOMAS DEAVENPORT, Sheriff Cumberland County; JOSEPH WILLIAMS; JAMES TAYLOR, Sheriff Lunenburg County; ABNER NASH, PHIL HOLCOMB per JAMES WILSON'S account; ROBERT HASTIE & CO.; PHILLIP WEBER; JAMES MITCHELL; CHARLES CUPPLES; WILLIAM COOK; PEYTON RANDOLPH, Esq.; WILLIAM BAILEY.
    1763 -- JO WILLIAMS, Sheriff Lunenburg County per exo. WARD v WARD's excrs, JO WILLIAMS, Sheriff Lunenburg per WALTERS & CO execution; GEORGE COX, CHARLES CUPPLES, BERNARD MARKHAM, Sheriff Lunenburg.
    1764 -- ROBERT NEALY, JAMES ARCHDEACON for his share of several crops, JNO COX, WILLIAM LIGON, ROBERT WOODS for appraising the estate; SAMUEL JOHNSON per ditto; SAMUEL DAVIS per ditto; SETH MOORE for 7 cows & calves purchased of him part of his wife's legacy; WILLIAM FLEMING, Atty at law;
    1765 -- JNO WILLIAMS for attendance ads; COX, DUGLASS PUCKETT, NAT WILLIAMS Sheriff Lunenburg, WM. COOK, WM. WARD, THOMAS SEWELL, SAM'L JOHNSTON for carriage of tobacco, JOSEPH FRANCIS, THOMAS RICE for carriage of tobacco.
    1767 -- THOMAS PRICE, JNO CHAMBERS for building a house; THOMAS RICE for carriage of tobacco; DAVID MADDOX per ditto; MATTHEW WATSON for MCNESSE judgment; DAVID CALDWELL for carriage of tobacco.
    1768 -- THOMAS JOHN for 3 years' board of RICHARD WARD orphan of the testator; JAMES ARCHDEACON, JOSEPH DAVIS, JNO COBBS for work, THOMAS MOODY for a coffin. SETH WARD for a side of leather; ELIZA. FUQUA for laying (paying) 2 Negro women; JAMES FRENCH for BUCHANAN & CO for dealings with ROBERT SHARPER; JNO COX judgment; DAVID CALDWELL, carriae of tobacco; ANDREW FRENCH, PAUL CARRINGTON atty at.
    Credits include mention of: 1762 -- THOMAS BRANCH, JNO BARKSDALE, DUDLEY BARKSDALE, JACOB STOBER, JNO COX SMITH'S RIVER, ROBERT NEALY for rent; Mich; I MCDEARMAN'S exors, JAMES FRENCH, DAVID CALDWELL, ANDREW FRENCH for paying the Sheriff Charlotte County; JAMES MCCRAW, EDWARD DAY for rent; JAMES FRENCH for PHIL. HOLCOMB, ROBERT NEALY for rent. Total credits: 814 L 10 shillings 4.5 pence

    1765,14 October, Charlotte Deed Book 1:149: GEORGE SCOTT of Charlotte to WM. COOK of same 92 acres in Charlotte bounded by lines of JAMES ORR, RICHARD WARD, WM. AUSTIN, SAML DAVIS, WM. COOK.

    1766, 4 August, Charlotte DB 1:178: SAM'L DAVIS of Charlotte to WM. COOK of same 220 acres in Charlotte bounded on south of Wards Fork by lines of JOHN RICE, RICHARD WARD dec'd, GEORGE SCOTT, SAM'L DAVIS, PERRIN ALDAY, WM. COOK.

    1768, August Court, Lunenburg County, VA, Order Book 11, page 120 :
    PERRIN ALDAY, Guardian of RICHARD WARD, orphan of RICHARD WARD, deceased is excused of rendering any account of the profits of the estate "till the next year."

    September 8, 1768. We, being appointed by Lunenburg Court to settle the account of PERRIN ALDAY the executor of RICHARD WARD deceased have examined the account of and find a balance of 6L 7 shillings 10.5 pence due from the estate to the executor, exclusive of his trouble in the management of this estate. Signed -- JOS MORTON, CLEMENT READ, P. CARRINGTON. Recorded September 8, 1768.

    In the Vestry Book of Cumberland Parish on 24 March 1772, Returns of Bryan Lester and Robert Estes, Jr., Process, states: "We have processioned the lands in the bounds appointed us as followeth: RICHARD WARD. Capt. Richard Claiborne's land in presence of RICHARD WARD. (Note: this is probably Richard Ward, Jr. son of Richard of this record.]

    Jack Webber posted 28 October 2005 on Genforum the following message. "I don't know any of the Graham descendants and don't know where the Bible is today. It was owned by Mrs. Graham in 1907. I have a transcript copy of the Bible record. Here's what the transcript says, as you may find it helpful."
    Richard and Ann Ligon Family Bible These entries are taken from a Holy Bible printed in Edinburgh by Mark and Charles Kerr, 1795. The Bible is owned by Mrs. William Henry Graham, 1907:
    Richard Ward and Frances Worsham was married December 18th 1716
    Phillip Webber and Tahpenes Ward was married October 14th 1751
    Richard Ligon and Ann Bevill Webber was married September 10th 1797

    NOTE: On erection of Charlotte County in 1765 from a part of Lunenburg County, Cornwall Parish fell within the boundaries of Charlotte. Lunenburg County was formed from Brunswick County in 1745. Greenville County was formed in 1780 from Brunswick County. Albemarle County was formed from Goochland County in 1744 & part of Louisa County & certain islands in the Fluvanna River, now called the James River, were later added. Cumberland County was formed from Goochland County in 1749. Powhatan County was formed from Cumberland County in 1777 & part of Chesterfield County was later added.




    Father: SETH WARD Captain b: 1661 in Varina, Henrico County, Virginia
    Mother: ANNE HATCHER b: 1664 in Henrico County, Virginia

    Marriage 1 MARY JOHNS b: BEF 1739 in Lunenburg County, Virginia
    • Married: 02 MAY 1759 in Lunenburg County, Virginia 186 187 188
    • Event: Fact in Niece of Perrin Alday's 2nd wife who was a Miss Austin.
    • Event: Bondsman 02 MAY 1759
    Children
    1. Has No Children Richard WARD Jr. b: BET FEB 1759 AND JUL 1760 in Cornwall Parish, Lunenburg County, Virginia
    2. Has Children Catherine WARD b: 1761 in Lunenburg County, Virginia

    Marriage 2 FRANCES WORSHAM b: 14 SEP 1700 in Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia
    • Married: 18 DEC 1716 in prob. Henrico County, Virginia 189 190 191 192 193
    • Event: Fact in Frances Worsham was age 16 when she married Richard Ward, who was age 20.
    Children
    1. Has Children BENJAMIN WARD b: 18 SEP 1717 in Henrico County, Virginia
    2. Has Children Tahpanes WARD b: 29 MAR 1729 in (Brunswick Co.) Virginia

    Sources:
    1. Title: Genealogies of Virginia Families
      Publication: Name: Family Tree Maker, CD 186 Family History, VA Genealogies #2;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Family Archive CD

      Page: p 363
      Text: "That Benjamin, Joseph & Richard Ward were sons of Cpt Seth Ward is proved in that Wm. Blackman ws ordered (Sept 1708) to give security for estate in his hands belonging to orpahns of Cpt Seth Ward, d ecd; and by orders (Henrico, Aug 1713 and Feb 1713/14) Wm. Blackman was directed to deliver estate in his hands belonging to Benjamin & Joseph Ward to the guardians respectively chosen by them; and th e estate belonging to Richard Ward, to the said Richard direct."
    2. Author: Ward Family (Records of Mary Ann Hansard)
      Title: Ward Family Bible Record
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other

      I obtained the Ward Family Record from Virginia Smith who obtained it from Mary Lorena Hansard Wilson of Sweetwater, TN., who died in 1992 in her nineties. The Ward family record was probably from th e Ward Family Bible. All the entries except for the last one appear to be in the same hand and ink and appear to have been recorded in the middle 1700s. The last entry, the death of Daniel Ward of F ranklin Co., VA, appears in a different hand & ink & would have been recorded shortly after his death. The Ward family record was originally owned by Richard Ward (1769-1762) and passed to his grands on, Daniel Ward (1739-1826) (son of Benjamin Ward and his first wife) of Franklin County, VA. It then passed down to Daniel Ward's daughter, Elizabeth Markham (Marcum) and then to her granddaughter , Mary Ann Hansard, who was the grandmother of Lorena Wilson of Sweetwater, TN.

      Text: "Richard Ward son of Seth Ward, born October 29th 1692"
    3. Author: Joyce R. Harrison
      Title: William & Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Volume II
      Publication: Name: Hay Publication, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing, 1982; Location: Va. State Library; Richmond, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Magazine

      Page: 871
    4. Author: Ward Family (Records of Mary Ann Hansard)
      Title: Ward Family Bible Record
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other

      I obtained the Ward Family Record from Virginia Smith who obtained it from Mary Lorena Hansard Wilson of Sweetwater, TN., who died in 1992 in her nineties. The Ward family record was probably from th e Ward Family Bible. All the entries except for the last one appear to be in the same hand and ink and appear to have been recorded in the middle 1700s. The last entry, the death of Daniel Ward of F ranklin Co., VA, appears in a different hand & ink & would have been recorded shortly after his death. The Ward family record was originally owned by Richard Ward (1769-1762) and passed to his grands on, Daniel Ward (1739-1826) (son of Benjamin Ward and his first wife) of Franklin County, VA. It then passed down to Daniel Ward's daughter, Elizabeth Markham (Marcum) and then to her granddaughter , Mary Ann Hansard, who was the grandmother of Lorena Wilson of Sweetwater, TN.

      Text: This record was passed from Daniel Ward, grandson of Richard & Frances Ward, to his daughter, Elizabeth Ward, wife of Beverley Marcum/Markham, to her daughter Mary Ann Marcum.
    5. Author: Katherine B. Elliot, compilor
      Title: Early Wills 1746-1765 Lunenburg County Virginia
      Publication: Name: Southern Historical Press, Inc; Easley, SC; 1983; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 119
    6. Title: Lunenburg Records
      Publication: Location: Virginia State Library;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Microfilm

      Page: Will Book 1, p 341.
      Text: Written November 17, 1759, probated February 2, 1762. Names son Benjamin Ward, daughter Tahpenahs, wife Mary, unborn child. Executors, friend Seath Ward & Perrin Alday. Witnesses: Abra Martin, Nea l Frank, Joshua Wharton.
    7. Title: Cumberland County Abstracts
      Page: Vol III, p 178, 23 nov 1761
      Text: Gideon Marr Plaintiff Against Richard Ward, Defendant in Case, This suit abates Defendant being dead.
    8. Author: Janet King
      Title: Perdue & Associates
      Publication: Location: JPerdue192@aol.com;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Electronic
    9. Title: Lunenburg County, VA Will Book
      Page: 2:334; Sep 8, 1768
    10. Title: Henrico Co., VA Order Book 1707-1709
      Publication: Location: Virginia State Library;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Microfilm

      Page: p. 32
    11. Title: Genealogies of Virginia Families
      Publication: Name: Family Tree Maker, CD 186 Family History, VA Genealogies #2;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Family Archive CD

      Page: 353 (Henrico Order Book 1710-1714, p 269)
      Text: "Richard Ward by his petition sets forth that he is arrived to lawful age and therefore prays that the estate left him by his deceased father may be delivered him; William Blackman, in whose possessio n the said estate is, agreeing thereto, it is ordered that he do deliver the said estate to the petitioner in the presence of Thomas Branch and Christopher Branch."
    12. Author: Ward Family (Records of Mary Ann Hansard)
      Title: Ward Family Bible Record
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other

      I obtained the Ward Family Record from Virginia Smith who obtained it from Mary Lorena Hansard Wilson of Sweetwater, TN., who died in 1992 in her nineties. The Ward family record was probably from th e Ward Family Bible. All the entries except for the last one appear to be in the same hand and ink and appear to have been recorded in the middle 1700s. The last entry, the death of Daniel Ward of F ranklin Co., VA, appears in a different hand & ink & would have been recorded shortly after his death. The Ward family record was originally owned by Richard Ward (1769-1762) and passed to his grands on, Daniel Ward (1739-1826) (son of Benjamin Ward and his first wife) of Franklin County, VA. It then passed down to Daniel Ward's daughter, Elizabeth Markham (Marcum) and then to her granddaughter , Mary Ann Hansard, who was the grandmother of Lorena Wilson of Sweetwater, TN.
    13. Title: Henrico County Order Book
      Page: 1720, page 51
    14. Title: Valentine Papers
      Page: Albemarle County Records, Monthly Meetings
      Text: Thomas Pleasants, his sufferings from the years 1719 to this present year 1723. Taken by Distrainte by Henry Soane one hhd TOb. waite not return. Taken by Distrainte by Novell Burton at Quarter 1 hh d Tob. 500. Taken by Distrainte by Richard Ward, one feather Bed, one sheet and a Blanket. The sum to which they wre appraised do not know. 7th 7th month 1723.
    15. Title: Henrico County Order Book
      Page: 1724, p 345
      Text: Richard Dennis complaining to one of the justices of Henrico County against Richard Ward for stealing 8 or 9 bushells of Indian corn and said Ward being committed into the custody of the sheriff ther e to remain until he gave bond for his appearance to answer said complaint; said Ward appears and the court being ofopinion the proceedings upon said complaint are not legal the same is dismissed an d each party is ordered to pay is own costs.
      Note: we cannot confirm which Richard Ward is referred to in this record.
    16. Title: Henrico County Order Book
      Page: 1724, page 361
    17. Title: Register of the Land Office, Richmond, Patent Book
      Page: #15, p 180
    18. Title: Goochland Co., VA Deed Book
      Page: page 44
      Text: 3 July 1733 JOHN BOLLING of Henrico, Gentleman to EDWARD CURD of same; B olling is seized of a parcel of land in Goochland Co., and Curd is seized os a parcel of land in same county. The first trac t is to be conveyed to said Curd and the last tract conveyed to said Bolling. Bolling's land is 343 acres being land formerly granted to Amos Lad by patent 17 August 1720. Curd conveys to Bolling 34 1 acres being land formerly granted to said Edward Curd by patent 22 Feb 1724. Wit: Richard Ward, A. Cowley, Stephen Dewey; Signed Bolling, Edward Curd; recorded 17 July 1733
    19. Author: 1991
      Title: Goochland County Court Orders 1735-1736
      Publication: Name: TLC Genealogy, Miami, FL; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 30
    20. Author: 1991
      Title: Goochland County Court Orders 1735-1736
      Publication: Name: TLC Genealogy, Miami, FL; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 44
    21. Author: 1991
      Title: Goochland County Court Orders 1735-1736
      Publication: Name: TLC Genealogy, Miami, FL; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 14
    22. Author: 1991
      Title: Goochland County Court Orders 1735-1736
      Publication: Name: TLC Genealogy, Miami, FL; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 17
    23. Author: 1991
      Title: Goochland County Court Orders 1735-1736
      Publication: Name: TLC Genealogy, Miami, FL; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 82
    24. Author: Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey
      Title: Amelia County Court Order Book 1, 1735-1746
      Publication: Name: Mid-South Publishing, Amelia, VA;1985; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book
    25. Author: 1991
      Title: Goochland County Court Orders 1735-1736
      Publication: Name: TLC Genealogy, Miami, FL; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 50
    26. Author: 1991
      Title: Goochland County Court Orders 1735-1736
      Publication: Name: TLC Genealogy, Miami, FL; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 57
    27. Author: 1991
      Title: Goochland County Court Orders 1735-1736
      Publication: Name: TLC Genealogy, Miami, FL; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 70
    28. Author: 1991
      Title: Goochland County Court Orders 1735-1736
      Publication: Name: TLC Genealogy, Miami, FL; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 75\
    29. Author: Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey
      Title: Amelia County Court Order Book 1, 1735-1746
      Publication: Name: Mid-South Publishing, Amelia, VA;1985; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: p 20
    30. Author: 1991
      Title: Goochland County Court Orders 1735-1736
      Publication: Name: TLC Genealogy, Miami, FL; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 90
    31. Author: Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey
      Title: Amelia County Court Order Book 1, 1735-1746
      Publication: Name: Mid-South Publishing, Amelia, VA;1985; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 34
    32. Author: Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey
      Title: Amelia County Court Order Book 1, 1735-1746
      Publication: Name: Mid-South Publishing, Amelia, VA;1985; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 236
    33. Title: Register of the Land Office, Richmond, Patent Book
      Page: #21, p 194
    34. Author: Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey
      Title: Amelia County Court Order Book 1, 1735-1746
      Publication: Name: Mid-South Publishing, Amelia, VA;1985; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 119
    35. Title: Register of the Land Office, Richmond, Patent Book
      Page: Patent Book 20, p 311
    36. Author: Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey
      Title: Amelia County Court Order Book 1, 1735-1746
      Publication: Name: Mid-South Publishing, Amelia, VA;1985; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 122
    37. Author: Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey
      Title: Amelia County Court Order Book 1, 1735-1746
      Publication: Name: Mid-South Publishing, Amelia, VA;1985; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 247
    38. Title: Goochland County Virginia Deed Books
      Page: Book 4, page 263; 9 Aug 1743
    39. Author: Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey
      Title: Amelia County Court Order Book 1, 1735-1746
      Publication: Name: Mid-South Publishing, Amelia, VA;1985; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 139
    40. Title: Register of the Land Office, Richmond, Patent Book
      Page: #28, p 363
    41. Title: Goochland Co., VA Deed Book
      Page: 3:172; April 3, 1746 Court
      Text: Indentue made 29 March 1746 between William Kannon of Goochland sic and Richard Ward of Goochland L55, 492 acres, granted John Martan by patent August 174_, by Martin sold to said William Cannon. Sig ned William Cannon. Witnesses: John Cox, Frederick Cox, John Jones; April 3, 1746 Court
    42. Title: Tithe List, Southam Parish
      Publication: Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Text: Taken by Thomas turpin
    43. Title: Virginia Land Records, Early Settlers in Prince Edwarad County, VA
      Text: Ward, Richard......28th Aug.1746 ......400 Appomattox R.
    44. Title: Register of the Land Office, Richmond, Patent Book
      Page: Patent Book 25, p 217
    45. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 1: 348
    46. Title: Lunenburg County Virginia Deeds
      Page: Book 1
    47. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 2:k105
    48. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 1: 375
    49. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 2:113
    50. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 2;22
    51. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 1;444
    52. Title: Lunenburg County Virginia Deeds
      Page: Deed Book 1, page 386
      Text: Joseph Ward of Amelia County for 50 pounds to Richard Ward of Goochland County, 50 pounds, a lplantaion and 200 nacres on the north side of Stanton River, signed November 23, 1748, Joseph Ward. Witne sses Perrin Allday, John Gwin, John Austin, recorded 6 feb 1748
    53. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 2:93
    54. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 2:99
      Text: Richard Ward, Plaintiff, represented by James Meredith, Attorney, against Aaron Ayres represented by Robert Jones, Jr. Attorney; defendant pleads insufficient evidence [no parrish alleged, no date o f agreement set forth, written agreement said to be signed by said Ayres & thus became his deed, term mentioned in agreement not expired at time of plaintiff's bill against Ayres, etc] argues that dec laration said self repugnant, inconstant, contradictory, nugatory, absurd, wanteth form &c; plaintiff to answer next court.
    55. Title: Lunenburg County Virginia Deeds
      Page: Book 1, page 386
      Text: Witnesses: Perrin Allday, John Govin & John Austin
    56. Title: Sunlight on the Southside
    57. Title: Lunenburg County, VA Tax Records 1749
    58. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 17 (p 47 Order Book 1749)
    59. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 3 (page 13 of Order Book)
    60. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 2 (page 10 or order book)
    61. Author: Nathaniel Mason Pawlett & Tyler Jefferson Boyd
      Title: Lunenburg County Road Orders 1746-1765
      Publication: Name: Virginia Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, VA; Jan 1993; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 23
    62. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 1 (page 6 of Order Book, 1749)
    63. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 9 (p 29 of Order Book 1749)
    64. Title: Sunlight on the Southside
      Text: (Note: his overseer Perrin Alday was not listed with Richard Ward)
    65. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 59
    66. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 60
    67. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 17 (page 45 OB)
    68. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 23
    69. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 37
    70. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 122
    71. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 40
    72. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 1:359
    73. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 51
    74. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 52
    75. Title: Lunenburg County Virginia Deeds
      Page: Book 1, page 258
      Text: 1 october 1751 from William Russell of Cumberland Parish to Radford Maxy (Maxey) of same, 150 pounds, land in what was Brunswick County & is now Lunenburg on sout side Stanton River bounded by Richara d Ward, 300 acres. Signed, William Russel. Witneses, M. Stanfield, William Thomas, Hugh Moore. Recorded 1 Oct 1751.
    76. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 67
    77. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 2:398
    78. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 142
    79. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 73
    80. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 74
    81. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 81
    82. Title: Register of the Land Office, Richmond, Patent Book
      Page: #28, 363
    83. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 85
    84. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 111
    85. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 114
    86. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 134
    87. Title: Prince Edward Records
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: Deed Book 1, page 15,; Deed Book 4, p p288; Deed Book 5, p 197
    88. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 150
    89. Title: Lunenburg Records
      Publication: Location: Virginia State Library;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Microfilm

      Page: Deed Book 4, p 188 (duplicated recorded Deed Book 5, p 197)
      Text: September 5, 1754, Richard Ward of Southam Parish, Cumberland County, for 500 pounds currency, conveys to Benjamin Ward, of Granville County, North Carolina, 13 negroes, all stock of horses, cattle, h ogs, household furniture belonging to my plantation in Lunenburg County.
    90. Title: Prince Edward Records
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: Deed Book 1, page 15
      Text: September 5, 1754. Richard Ward of Cumberland County to his daughter, Tahpenes Ward of Cumberland County, deed of gift, 400 acres in Prince Edward County on Appomattox River, adjoining Joseph Ward, J ohn Johnson, David Greenhill, formerly Henry Dawson. Witneess Benjamin Ward.
    91. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 3: 305
    92. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 3:344
    93. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 3:357
    94. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 3:370
    95. Author: Katherine B. Elliot, compilor
      Title: Early Wills 1746-1765 Lunenburg County Virginia
      Publication: Name: Southern Historical Press, Inc; Easley, SC; 1983; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 50
    96. Title: Lunenburg Records
      Publication: Location: Virginia State Library;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Microfilm

      Page: Deed Book 4, p 151
      Text: June 30, 1755. Richard Ward, late of Cumberland County, Virginia but at present of Granville County, NC, Planter, power of attorney to trusty friend Benjamin Ward, late of Granville County, NC, but n ow of Lunenburg County, VA to demand, sue for, recover, receive of all persons indebeted to me in Virginia and to deliver up in execution all persons whom I have become special for in any suit or acti on now pending and undetermined in any court of Virginia.
    97. Title: Lunenburg County Records
      Page: Deed Book 4, page 15p
    98. Title: Lunenburg County Wills
      Page: page 538, WB 1:154
      Text: Will of Thomas Williamson, dated 6/5/1755; proven 10/7/1755; mentions wife, Martha Jones Williamson & children (no names); Executors: Thomas Bouldin, James Hunt, Joseph William, Memucan Hurt; Witnese ses: Richard Ward, Peter Hudson, Henrietta Williams, Joseph Williams
    99. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 3:398-399
    100. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Text: 3:397
    101. Title: Lunenburg County Records
      Page: order Book 1754-55, pages not numbered
      Text: Trial of Richard Ward for a felony, nature not given, Lunenburg County Court, July 21, 1755; not guilty; instantly discharged. Nathaniel Bassett came into court & made oath that he believed himself i n danger of his life from Richard Ward & said Ward is bound over to keep the peace, etc, his bondsmen being James Cary, Jr, Ben Harris, Jeremiah Hathcer, & Benjamin Ward.
    102. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 3:63
    103. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 178
    104. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 180
    105. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 183
    106. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 182
    107. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 190
    108. Title: Lunenburg Records
      Publication: Location: Virginia State Library;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Microfilm

      Page: Deed Book 4, page 150
      Text: June 30, 1755. Richard Ward, of Cumberland County, Virginia to Benjamin Ward, of Granville, North Carolina for 1500 pounds currency, conveying all said Richard's lands in Lunenburg County, being on W ard's Ford (Ward's Fork now in Charlotte County) a branch of Little Roanoke, and all buldings and appurtenances.
    109. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 4:18
    110. Author: Nathaniel Mason Pawlett & Tyler Jefferson Boyd
      Title: Lunenburg County Road Orders 1746-1765
      Publication: Name: Virginia Transportation Research Council, Charlottesville, VA; Jan 1993; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 87
      Text: 6 November 1755, page 44
    111. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 191
    112. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 192
    113. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 200
    114. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books from June 1749 to May 1756
      Publication: Name: 1987; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 205
    115. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 4: 164
    116. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 4:193
    117. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 4:212
    118. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 21
    119. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book
    120. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 4:320-321
    121. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 4:;326
    122. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 5:17
    123. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 38
    124. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 5:56
    125. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 40
    126. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 41
    127. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 5:62-63
      Text: Richard Ward of Southam Parish, Cumberland County to Benjamin Ward of Granville County, NC, 500 pounds 13 Negroes: Will, Lucy, Tom, Agga, Billy, Davie, Jerry, Jack, Bess, Giddy, Absalom, Peter, & Ha nnah, also all his horses, cattle, hoggs, :& household furniture on plantations in Lunenburg. Witnesses: Chas. Cupples, John Ford, Abraham Baker; signed Richard Ward; recorded 4 April 1758.
    128. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 5:73
    129. Title: Lunenburg County Virginia Deeds
      Page: Deed Book 5, pp 217-219
      Text: 18 April 1758 , Benjamin Ward & wife Martha of Granville Co., NC to Henry Warad of Amelia jCounty, 550 pounds, Lunenburg County, all of Benjamin's lands on Ward's fork, a branch of Little Roanoke, bei ng all land said Benjamin was deeded from Richard Ward by deed dated 31 June 1755. Witnesses John Cox Jr, John Potter Hogan; signed Benjamin Ward, recorded 2 May1758
    130. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 46
    131. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 45
    132. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 74
    133. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 5:104
    134. Title: Lunenburg County Records
      Page: Deed Book 4:321
    135. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 5:123
    136. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 5:124
    137. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 5:123
      Text: Negro man named Will was given 30 lashes on his b are back well laid on then discharged.
    138. Title: Lunenburg County Records
      Page: Marriage Book
    139. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 5:152
    140. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 5:52
    141. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: 5:156
    142. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: LOB 6:9-10
    143. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 75
    144. Title: Virginia Land Patent Book
      Page: # 33, 1756-1761; as found in the VA Genealogical Quarterly Vol 33, No 4
    145. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 96
    146. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 103
    147. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 114
    148. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 120
    149. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 128
    150. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 130
    151. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 135
    152. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 140
    153. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 139
    154. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 151
    155. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 152
    156. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 150
    157. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 156
    158. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 159
    159. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 162
    160. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 164
    161. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 166
    162. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 168
    163. Title: Lunenburg County Virginia Deeds
      Page: Deed Book 7, page 157-158
    164. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 178
    165. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 179
    166. Title: Virginia Smith (virginia1607@yahoo.com)
    167. Title: Lunenburg County, VA Will Book
    168. Title: Lunenburg County Virginia Deeds
      Page: Book 7, page 157-158
    169. Title: Lunenburg County, VA Will Book
      Page: 1:341
    170. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: Book 8, page 10
    171. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 190
    172. Author: Katherine B. Elliot, compilor
      Title: Early Wills 1746-1765 Lunenburg County Virginia
      Publication: Name: Southern Historical Press, Inc; Easley, SC; 1983; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 104
    173. Author: Katherine B. Elliot, compilor
      Title: Early Wills 1746-1765 Lunenburg County Virginia
      Publication: Name: Southern Historical Press, Inc; Easley, SC; 1983; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 103
    174. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 194
    175. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 195-6
    176. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 200
    177. Author: Shela S. Fretwell
      Title: Abstracts of the Cumberland County, VA Court Order Books May 1756 - June 1762
      Publication: Name: 1988; Location: Alexandria Library, 1717 Queen Street, Alexandrdia, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Page: 201
    178. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: Book 8:75
    179. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: Book 8: 90
    180. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: Book 8:121
    181. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: Book 8:119
    182. Title: Lunenburg County Order Book
      Page: Book 9, page 253
    183. Author: William Armstrong Crozier, editor
      Title: Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776
      Publication: Location: Ancestry.com;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other
    184. Author: Charlotte Co. Branch of Assn. for Preservation of Virginia Antiquities
      Title: The Southsider, Local History & Genealogy of Southside Virginia
      Publication: Name: Charlotte Court House, VA 23923-0104; Location: Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Magazine

      Page: 15, Number 1, 2003
      Text: Sue Chermside in an article entitled Ward's Neck describes living at South Isle Plantation in Charlotte County. She enjoyed going to "Ward's Neck to visit the Pettits. Although Ward's Neck was th e next farm down-river from South Isle on the Staunton, it was by road about a two mile trip from front door to door."
    185. Title: Pleasants: Henrico Monthly Meeting
      Publication: Name: ancestry.com Provo, Utah;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Electronic

      Page: 2
    186. Title: Gene Pool Individual Records
      Publication: Location: Ancestry.com;
      Note:
      Source Medium: Electronic
    187. Author: Ancestry.com
      Title: Virginia Marriages to 1800
      Note:
      Source Medium: Electronic
    188. Author: Automated Archives, INC -- GRS
      Title: Marriage Records Early - 1850, Southern States
      Note:
      Source Medium: Family Archive CD

      Page: CD 229, Lunenburg County, VA.
    189. Author: Ward Family (Records of Mary Ann Hansard)
      Title: Ward Family Bible Record
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other

      I obtained the Ward Family Record from Virginia Smith who obtained it from Mary Lorena Hansard Wilson of Sweetwater, TN., who died in 1992 in her nineties. The Ward family record was probably from th e Ward Family Bible. All the entries except for the last one appear to be in the same hand and ink and appear to have been recorded in the middle 1700s. The last entry, the death of Daniel Ward of F ranklin Co., VA, appears in a different hand & ink & would have been recorded shortly after his death. The Ward family record was originally owned by Richard Ward (1769-1762) and passed to his grands on, Daniel Ward (1739-1826) (son of Benjamin Ward and his first wife) of Franklin County, VA. It then passed down to Daniel Ward's daughter, Elizabeth Markham (Marcum) and then to her granddaughter , Mary Ann Hansard, who was the grandmother of Lorena Wilson of Sweetwater, TN.

      Text: "Richard Ward, son of Seth Ward, born October 19th 1692; Frances His wife born September 14th 1700"
    190. Details: PROOF OF WIFE'S SURNAME IS NEEDED.
    191. Title: Steve Jennings, Researcher
      Text: Mrs. William Henry Graham is the last known owner of a Ward-Liggon Family Bible that stated Richard Ward married Frances Worsham, and had a daughter, Tahpenes Ward, who married Philip Webber. Their d aughter was Ann Bevill Webber, which indicates Frances may have been one of the two daughters of Charles Worsham and his wife, Mary Bevill.
    192. Title: Webber-Liggon Family Bible
      Publication: Location: Mrs. William Henry Graham (related to the line of Tahpenes Ward Webber);
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      Data provided by Steve Jennings.

      Text: "Richard Ward and Frances Worsham was married December 18th 1716."
    193. Author: Matthew Carey
      Title: William Ward Bible
      Publication: Name: November 7, 1803, No. 122 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA.; Location: Copy provided to Brenda Reed by Charles Ward of Sweetwater, TN. "This is to attest and affirm that I, John B. Hansard, have personally copied the above Bible record from the Bible of William Ward an d I do herby affirm that the recorded in said Bible.";
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book

      This Bible record ame from the Bible of William Ward, nephew of Dr. William Ward. Dr. Ward was a rich man and didn't have any children. His first wife was Mary Bowman Stewart. She died and the doct or took his nephew into his house to make him his heair. The nephew was William ward, son of Dr. Ward's brother, Benjamin Ward and wife Selah/Celia Stewart, sister of Dr. Ward's first wife, Mary Bowm an Stewart." Near the front of th Bible is written: "William Ward His Book Given Him by his Uncle William Ward May 19th 1806. The earliest entries were recorded by William Ward, nephew of Doctor Wi lliam Ward, copied from an older Bible in Doctor William Ward's possession. The newphew made his home with his uncle and the Bible reverted to the uncle upon the nephew's death. The entries dating f rom the newphew's death are in the hand of Doctor William Ward, except for the entry recording his death, which is in the hand of another nephew, Peter Marcum, who was given the Bible by Doctor Ward' s widow. The Bible is in poor condition and has pages missing. "

      Page: page 679
      Text: Richard Ward and Frances Worsham were married December 18th 1716.

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