About William Ward
- "The Ancestry of John Harvard" Genealogical Gleanings in England, Volume 2. By Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, New England Historic Genealogical Society. Page vi, Preface. "The mother's maiden name was discovered through the will of William Ward, goldsmith, who, in 1624, bequeathed a ring of gold, to the value of 20s, to his brother Robert Harvard."