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Charlotte Eliza Ward, who emigrated from Jersey to New Zealand

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Origins of surname

This is an English surname predating the Norman Conquest. It either referred to a civil guard or watchkeeper, or someone who lived by a marsh - werd in old English

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was the marriage of Richard Ward and Elizabeth Gruchy in St Martin in 1746. They do not appear to have had children in the island and the first baptisms appeared in the St Helier register in the 1760s and '70s. There were two families having children baptised at the time - James Ward and Elizabeth l'Amy and Jean Ward and Jeanne Machon. James was a garrison soldier, a corporal in Captain Courteney's company. He and Elizabeth married in 1763. Although it would seem highly likely that Jean and Jeanne married in the island, we have not been able to find a marriage record for them


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Family wills

These wills created by members of the family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Thomas Ward - 3 March 1917, D/Y/A/76
  • Jonathan Ward of Ashley House, Five Oaks, St Saviour - 10 October 1899, D/Y/A/58
  • William Ward of Bel Royal, St Lawrence - 11 July 1892, D/Y/A/51
  • Arthur Ward, 10 Devon Avenue, St Clement - 25 February 1942, D/Y/A/109
  • Savella Ward, 4 Wellington Villas, Stopford Road, St Helier, widow of Robert Bellamy - 29 August 1907, D/Y/A/66
  • William Ward, 70 New St Johns Road, St Helier - 29 March 1920, D/Y/A/80
  • Alfred Ward, St Lawrence - 28 July 1934, D/Y/A/96
  • Roland Ward, St Ouen - 1 February 1939, D/Y/A/104
  • Leonard Ward, Vicar of All Saints Church, Jersey - 26 September 1945, D/Y/A/114


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