Posted on: October 30th, 2016 by webfooted

The son of Edward Ward I, he was the brother of Edward Ward II and James Ward.

1686 13 Sep. He was apprenticed to his parents (A).
1693 27 Oct. A potmaker of Temple parish, he was granted a licence to marry Elinor Crisp, widow, of the same parish, at Temple.  Bondsman: Edward Ward I of Temple parish, potmaker (M).
1695 15 Apr. ‘A lease from the said Society [of Merchant Tailors] to John Ward gallypotmaker and Elienor his wife of a messuage or tenement and two little garden plots situate in Temple Streete … Att the yearely rent of thirty shillings’ (BRO 4954(6)).
1696 He was living in Temple parish with his wife, Ellinor (Ralph & Williams 1968, 249).
1697-8 A potter of Temple parish, he stood sureties for William Morgan to keep an alehouse (AKL).
1698 John Ward, Temple parish (BRO Rate Will. III c.10).
1702 23 Jul. He became a free gallypotmaker (F, G).
1703 A potter of Temple parish, he stood surety for William Morgan to keep an alehouse (AKL).
1704 12 Jun. Will: ‘I John Ward of the Citty of Bristoll, Gallypotmaker doe make this my last will … I give and Bequeath unto my Loving wife Ellinor all my Goods and Chattles whatsoever Except unto my father Edward Ward and my to Brothers and foure Sisters Each of them one Shilling as a Token of my Love …’.  This will was proved on the 18 November 1704 (BRO Will 1704).
1704 7 Nov. An inventory of his estate was prepared which had a total value of £41.8s.2d (BRO Inv. 1704/36).  This inventory is transcribed in Jackson & Price 1982.
1707 30 Sep. ‘A lease from the Society [of Merchant Venturers] to Richard Wilkins Merchant Taylor … of a Messuage or Tenement and two little Garden plots lately converted into one lying in Temple Street … And of all structures thereon built to hold from the death of Elienor Ward widow, late wife of John Ward Gally pott maker …’ (BRO 04954(6)).
1715 A John Ward exported English earthenware to Boston (PB-EXP).
Rate and tax book entries:
29 Sep 1701-1704 John Ward (Temple-L,W,PR)
1705 John Wards widow (Temple-PR)


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