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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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in Kent County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: £330.0.7
current money (including 1 servant, 4 slaves, and
books); FB, £298.0.0. LAND ca. 1,745 acres in
Queen Anne's and Kent counties mentioned in
his will.

WARD, HENRY (?-ca. 1683/84). IMMIGRATED:
in 1665, as a free adult. RESIDED: in Baltimore
(later became Cecil) County; in New Castle, Del-
aware, 1676; returned to Cecil County by 1679.
MARRIED first, Mary. MARRIED second, Anna Mar-
gretta, daughter of Augustine Herman (?-1686)
and wife Jane. Her brothers were Ephraim (ca.
1651-1689); Casparus Augustine Herman (1656-
1697). Her sisters were Judith, who married first,
John Thompson (?-1701/2), and second, John
Dowdell (?-1728); Francina (ca. 1662-?), who
married Joseph Wood. Her nephews were Joseph
Wood (?-1738); Ephraim Augustine Herman (1683-
1734/35); Richard Thompson (ca. 1680-1775); and
Augustine Thompson (1691-1738/39). Her niece
was Augustina Herman, who married first, Thomas
Frisby (1681-ca. 1715/16), and second, Roger
Larramore (?-1721). Anna Margretta subse-
quently married by ca. 1686 Matthias Vanderhey-
den (?-1729). CHILDREN. SON Henry Ward (?-
1734), who married Elizabeth, daughter of Wil-
liam Pearce (ca. 1641-1720/21). DAUGHTER: Re-
becca (?-1695). PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: lit-
erate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: probably
Protestant. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr.,
by 1676; travelled often to Barbadoes and Eng-
land. The Assembly passed an act of punishment
against Ward and fined him 4,000 pounds of to-
bacco for entering a false claim for money alleg-
edly due him from the public levy, 1676. OCCU-
PATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER.

LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Cecil

County, 1674/75 (elected to the 4th session of the
1671-1674/75 Assembly when Cecil County was
established. Laws 4). LOCAL OFFICES, deputy sur-
veyor, Baltimore County, 1670; justice, Balti-
more County, 1672-1674, Cecil County, 1674-
1676, 1679-1683/84 (quorum). MILITARY SERV-
ICE, captain, by 1682. OUT OF COLONY SERVICE:
justice. New Castle, Delaware, 1676. WEALTH

DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least

1,900 acres in Cecil County (1,366 acres acquired
through his second marriage). SIGNIFICANT

CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND

DEATH, acquired an additional 1,900 acres in Ce-
cil County between 1682 and 1684. WEALTH AT
DEATH. DIED: by February 10, 1683/84. PERSONAL
PROPERTY: TEV, £631.13.0 and 52,817 pounds of

tobacco (including 5 servants, 10 slaves, and more
than 30 books); FB, £487.0.0. LAND: ca. 3,800
acres in Cecil County.

WARD, HENRY (?-1734). BORN: in Cecil County;
only son. NATIVE: second generation. RESIDED:
in Cecil County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER.
Henry Ward (?-ca. 1683/84). STEPFATHER. Mat-
thias Vanderheyden (?-1729). MOTHER: Anna
Margretta, daughter of Augustine Herman (?-
1686) and wife Jane. UNCLE. Casparus Augustine
Herman (1656-1697). AUNT. Judith Herman, who
married first, John Thompson (?-ca. 1701/2). SIS-
TER: Rebecca (?-1695). HALF SISTERS. Jane Van-
derheyden; Francina Vanderheyden, who mar-
ried second, Charles Hynson (1692-1748);
Augustina Vanderheyden, who married James
Harris (1682-1743); Ariana Vanderheyden (1690-
?), who married first, James Frisby (1684-1719),
second, Thomas Bordley (ca. 1683-1726), and third,
Edmund Jennings (?-1756). FIRST COUSINS: Jo-
seph Wood (?-1738); Ephraim Augustine Herman
(1683-1734/35); Augustina Herman, who mar-
ried first, Thomas Frisby (1681-ca. 1715/16), and
second, Roger Larramore (?-1721); Richard
Thompson (ca. 1680-1775); and Augustine
Thompson (1691-1738/39). MARRIED Elizabeth,
daughter of William Pearce (ca. 1641-1720/21)
and wife Isabella. Her brothers were Gideon
(1678-1751); William (?-1703); Benjamin (1683-
1734); and Daniel Pearce (1677-1727). Her sis-
ters were Isabella, who married first, William Blay
(ca. 1681-1716); Sarah. Her niece was Rachel
Blay (1703-1746), who married first, Edward Scott
(?-1725), and third, Aquila Paca (ca. 1703-1743/
44). CHILDREN. DAUGHTER. Margaret (1716-?),
who married Benjamin Pearce (1711/12-1756).

PRIVATE CAREER. EDUCATION: literate. RELIGIOUS

AFFILIATION: Anglican, probably North Sassafras
Parish, Cecil County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIV-
ITIES, second generation burgess, Gent., by 1710.

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: planter. PUBLIC CAREER.
LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Lower House, Cecil

County, 1711 (elected to the 4th session of the
1708B-1711 Assembly). LOCAL OFFICE: justice,
Cecil County, by 1723-1734 (quorum, 1730-1734).

WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST ELEC-
TION: ca. 3,800 acres in Cecil County inherited
from his father, plus 600 acres purchased in 1710.
WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: buried on May 9, 1734;
St. Stephen's Church, North Sassafras Parish, Ce-
cil County. PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, £833.5.0

current money (including 8 slaves); FB, £808.9.3.
LAND: ca. 3,800 acres in Cecil County.

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