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Hester Ward (Sherman)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Dedham, Essex, England
Death: Died in Fairfield, Fairfield, CT, USA
Place of Burial: Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edmund Sherman, of New Haven and Joan Grace Sherman
Wife of Andrew Ward
Mother of Anne Nichols; Esther Or Hester Ward Ward; Edmund Warde; William Ward; John Ward and 5 others
Sister of Edmund Sherman; Ann Cross; Richard Sherman; Rev. John Sherman; Grace Livermore (Sherman) and 6 others
Half sister of William "The Pilgrim" Sherman; Mary Sherman and Bezaleel Sherman

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About Hester Ward (Sherman)

Hester (Ester) Sherman b: Bef. April 01, 1606 in Dedham d: Bef. February 28, 1665/66 in Fairfield, CT

  • parents: Edmund Sherman & Joan Makin

Married

  1. Andrew Ward (1597-1660) d: Bef. October 20, 1659 in Fairfield, CT

Additonal information from book Ancestry of Rev. John Sherman Capt. John Sherman Jan. 1897 (CS 71 S552 1897) p. 2 Ester Sherman married Andrew Ward of Watertown 1634, Weathersfield 1635 a very prominent and influential man. he and his brother in law Samuel Sherman were leaders in the Settlement of Stamford, Conn 1640. Source for additonal information paragraph: http://rs5.loc.gov/service/gdc/scd0001/2007/20070619052an/20070619052an.pdf Children

  1. Anne Ward (1620-1718)
  2. Isabelle Ward (1621-1676)
  3. Esther Ward (1623-1664)
  4. William Ward (1631-1676)
  5. Andrew Ward (1646-1691)

Hester Sherman was the daughter of Edmund Sherman. She married Andrew Ward by about 1628. She accompanied him to Massachusetts Bay in 1633. They first settled in Watertown, and moved to Wethersfield CT in 1635, Stamford CT in 1641, & Fairfield CT in 1648. She died between 27 December 1665 (date of will) and 30 January 1665/6 (date of inventory).

They had ten children: Edmund, Ann Nichols, William, Hester Boosey Burr, Mary Burr, John, Sarah Burr, Abigail Dimon Howard, Andrew, Samuel. (from Find A Grave) -------------------- Hester's will of 27 Dec 1665 (proved 28 Feb 1665/6) leaves £ 5 "to my son William", 40 shillings "to my daughter Mary Burr". "Sons Andrew and Samuell" received £ 8 each, "daughter Abigail" £ 10 and "the children of my daughter Anna Nichols nine pounds to be equally divided among them"; "my grandchild Hester Ward" received £ 9 and "son John's children" received the same amount. "My grandchildren Sarah Burr and Nathaniell Burr the children of my daughter Sarah nine pounds to be equally divided among them". Her wearing apparel was to be divided between daughters Ann, Mary, Sarah and Abigail. She appointed sons William Ward and Andrew Ward as "executors and residuary legatees and also gives "Daniell Bur and Hester Burr ten shillings apiece". And finally, "to my son William .. my great Bible and if Andrew outlive him then Andrew shall have it." The inventory of her estate, was taken 30 Jan 1665/6 and amounted to £ 139. -Jana Wellman Ulrich --------------------

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-------------------- CHILDREN: i EDMUND, b. say 1628; named in father's will of 8 June 1659 (apparently not residing in New England), but not named in mother's will of 27 December 1665. ii ANN, b. about 1630; m. by 1650 Caleb Nichols (eldest child b. Stratford 1 December 1650 [FOOF 1:435-36]). iii WILLIAM, born say 1632; m. by about 1664 Deborah Lockwood, daughter of Robert Lockwood (Jeffrey Ferris, who married the widow of Robert Lockwood, made payments to the children of Robert Lockwood, deceased, and one of the payments was to William Ward [Fairfield PR 1:42, 66, 67; FOOF 1:380-81]. iv HESTER, born say 1634; probably m. (1) Joseph Boosey, and if so m. (2) Jehu Burr, son of JEHU BURR [FOOF 1:118-20]. v MARY, born say 1636; m. (poss.) John Burr, son of JEHU BURR [FOOF 1:119-21]. vi JOHN, born say 1638; m. Middletown 18 April 1664 Mary Harris, daughter of William Harris [MidVR Barbour 468, citing Middletown LR 1:12]. vii SARAH, born say 1640; m. by about 1662 Nathaniel Burr, son of JEHU BURR [NYGBR 51:164]. viii ABIGAIL, born say 1642; m. (1) by 1672 Moses Dimon [FOOF 1:184-85]; m. (2) by contract dated 2 June 1685 Edward Howard [FOOF 1:293]. ix ANDREW, born say 1644; m. by about 1669 Trial Meigs, daughter of John Meigs (in his will of 28 August 1671 John Meigs made bequests of land to "my daughter Tryall Ward," which were to go at her death to "her son Andrew, or if he die and have no children then to return to his next brother John and his seed" [Henry B. Meigs, Record of the Descendants of Vincent Meigs ... (np 1901), p. 176, citing Killingworth LR 2:62]).

SAMUEL, born say 1646; m. (1) by about 1671 _____ Ogden, daughter of Richard Ogden [FOOF 1:448]; m. (2) Hannah (Howkins) Nichols, daughter of Anthony Howkins and widow of Jonathan Nichols [FOOF 1:438-39].

Hester died between 27 December 1665 (date of will) and 30 January 1665/6 (date of inventory). Hester's will of 27 Dec 1665 (proved 28 Feb 1665/6) leaves £ 5 "to my son William", 40 shillings "to my daughter Mary Burr". "Sons Andrew and Samuell" received £ 8 each, "daughter Abigail" £ 10 and "the children of my daughter Anna Nichols nine pounds to be equally divided among them"; "my grandchild Hester Ward" received £ 9 and "son John's children" received the same amount. "My grandchildren Sarah Burr and Nathaniell Burr the children of my daughter Sarah nine pounds to be equally divided among them". Her wearing apparel was to be divided between daughters Ann, Mary, Sarah and Abigail. She appointed sons William Ward and Andrew Ward as "executors and residuary legatees and also gives "Daniell Bur and Hester Burr ten shillings apiece". And finally, "to my son William .. my great Bible and if Andrew outlive him then Andrew shall have it." The inventory of her estate amounted to £139.

Sources: The Great Migration Begins by Robert Charles Anderson - 1995; Pioneers of Massachusetts by Charles Henry Pope - 1900; Families of Early Guilford CT by Alvan Talcott - 1984; History of Guilford and Madison Connecticut by Steiner - 1897; Various Ancestral Lines of James Goodwin and Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin of Hartford CT by Frank Farnsworth Starr - 1915 (Family of James Boosey); Commemerative Record of New Haven County Connecticut - 1902

Emigration: 1633, Boston, settling in Watertown first. -------------------- (f/g) Hester Sherman Ward Birth: Apr. 1, 1606 Dedham Essex, England Death: Feb. 28, 1665 Fairfield Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

Hester Sherman was the daughter of Edmund Sherman. She married Andrew Ward by about 1628. She accompanied him to Massachusetts Bay in 1633. They first settled in Watertown, and moved to Wethersfield CT in 1635, Stamford CT in 1641, & Fairfield CT in 1648. She died between 27 December 1665 (date of will) and 30 January 1665/6 (date of inventory). They had ten children: Edmund, Ann Nichols, William, Hester Boosey Burr, Mary Burr, John, Sarah Burr, Abigail Dimon Howard, Andrew, Samuel. Source: Anderson's Great Migration Study Project.

Find A Grave contributor RoMoJo65 adds: Birth: 1 April 1606 Dedham, Essex, England Death: 28 Feb 1666 Fairfield, Fairfield, CT


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Parents:
 Edmund Sherman (1572 - 1643) 
Spouse:
 Andrew Ward (1597 - 1660) 
Children:
 Anne Ward Nichols (1620 - 1718)*
 William Ward (1631 - 1675)*
 Esther Ward Burr (1633 - ____)

Burial: Unknown Created by: Linda Mac Record added: Mar 18, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 34939614 -tcd

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Hester Ward's Timeline

1606
April 1, 1606
Dedham, Essex, England
April 1, 1606
Dedham Co., Essex, England
April 1, 1606
Dedham, Essex, , England
April 1, 1606
Dedham Co., Essex, England, England
April 1, 1606
Dedham Co., Essex, England, England
April 1, 1606
Dedham Co., Essex, England, England
1619
February 1, 1619
Age 12
Woodbury, Litchfield, CT, USA
1620
1620
Age 13
England, United Kingdom
1623
1623
Age 16
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1628
1628
Age 21
England