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John Ward, Jr.

Birthdate: (46)
Birthplace: Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut
Death: May 5, 1695 (46)
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey
Immediate Family:

Son of Sgt. John Ward and Sarah Ward
Husband of Mary Ward and Abigail Ward
Father of John Ward; Maria Harrison; David Ward and Jonathan Ward
Brother of Sarah Rogers; Nathaniel Ward, Sr.; Phebe Cooper; Abigail Ward and Hannah Baldwin

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About John Ward, Jr.

John Ward

  • b. Apr. 10, 1650, Branford, Connecticut
  • d. May 5, 1695, Newark, New Jersey
  • Parents: Sgt. John Ward, Sarah (unknown)
  • Wives: Mary Lyon, Abigail Kitchell



  1. Mary LYON b: ABT 1654 in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
  2. Abigail KITCHELL b: 10 AUG 1661Married: ABT 1680 3

Children by 1st wife

  1. John WARD b: ABT 1675

Children by 2nd wife

  1. Jonathan WARD
  2. Mary WARD
  3. David WARD b: 1686


3. JOHN WARD, jr., son of John WARDE, Sen’r. (#1) and Sarah —-, born April 10, 1650, Branford, Connecticut, died May 5, 1695 in Newark, New Jersey, married first (Mary?) LYON, daughter of Henry LYON; married second Abigail KICHELL, daughter of Samuel KITCHELL & Elizabeth WAKEMAN, born August 10, 1661. John WARD, Jun’r. is included in a list of inhabitants, October 19, 1681, Newark Town Meeting Records, and again January 1, 1683/4. At the meeting January 1, 1685/6 he was chosen one of the fence viewers. In the list of those owing quit-rents in New Work, 1685, is Jno. WARD, Junior, for 95 acres, and again in the list of 1696 (NJHSP NS 15:239, 376).

John WARD of Newark in the Province of East New Jersey, in his will dated May 2, 1695 and proved September 20, 1695, names his wife Abigail; his eldest son John WARD, under age, who is to receive upland and meadow given by my Honored father in law Mr. Henery LYON unto my former wife as a dowery; my two sons Jonathan



Notes for JOHN WARD:

  • --James Ward was of this line
  • --of Newark
  • ----it is hard to distinguish between the four John Wards in the town at the same time (the sergeant, the dish-turner, and their two sons, all of them of age and married).
  • --born in Fairfield?
  • --came to Newark, NJ from Branford with his father in 1666.


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John Ward, Jr.'s Timeline

April 10, 1649
Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut
Age 26
May 2, 1677
Age 28
Branford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Age 36
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey
May 5, 1695
Age 46
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey