Note: * "George and Lawrence Ward were brothers, mentioned in the allotment of lands in New Haven, Ct in 1641. They received 2 lots on East Water street fronting the harbor. Their estates were estimated at L10 and L30, respectively. They were ship carpenters and may have fourn further opportunities for plying their trade in the necessities of a new settlement." *" George Ward, who signed the agreement of 1639, was represented at New Haven as having a family of six persons, and when he died in Branford in 1653, he left a widow and four children. Samuel and Josiah Ward who settled in Newark were probably his sons." * Lawrence Ward was active in discharging official duties. He was one of the "searchers" sent to Milford by the Governor to assist in the capture of the regicides, Geoff and Whalley, which proved a failure. He was deputy at the General Court of New Haven 1654-64, and was a member of the General Assembly at Hartford 1665-66. He with his family of 7 children removed to Newark, NJ. He was one of the founding fathers of New-Ark, NJ, signed the New-Ark Plantation agreement on October 30, 1666 (4/Branford.) He was a deacon of the Frist Presbyterian Church of Newark * sons Josiah, John and Samuel Ward settled in Newark, NJ * In the 1641 New Haven records, George has 6 persons in his household, therefore his children must have already been born. In Some Early Families of Bloomfield, NJ, Lawrence is named as John Ward Sr. #2's uncle, therefore he must be one of the 4 children of George Ward. * Noted in the 1641 division of land records of the New Haven Colony, p 111; George Ward has 6 persons in his household and land worth L10, Lawrence has 2 persons and land valued at L30; compare this to Jasper Crane whose land was worth L480. When Branford was formed in 1644, the two Ward brothers accompanied Jasper Crane to join others from Wethersfield such as John Ward Sr. #1 * History of the Colony of New Haven, CT p 617
A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS. 1677 to 1687. Page 14-15-16 Name: Mary Clarke Location: Farmington Invt. �273-05-06. Taken 26 February, 1678, by Thomas X Tibbetts sen., Samuel Burwell, Samuel Newton, Elezer Rogers. Invt. at Farmington, �32-16-00. Taken 14 February, 1678, by John Norton, Thomas X Barnes, John Woodruffe. Will dated 28 November, 1677. I Mary Clarke of Farmingtown do make this my last Will & Testament: I give to my daughter Mary Stevens �16, to my daughter Rebeckah Warner �16, to my daughter Chittingdon �15-15. I give unto my son-in-Law Elnathan Bochford 5 Shillings, to my gr. child Elizabeth Bochford �5. I give unto the Rev. Pastor Newton 5 Shillings. I give unto MY BROTHER JOHN WARD OF NEWARK 20 Shillings. I give unto my gr. Child Rebeckah Stevens a pewter platter. I give unto my gr. Child Mary Warner a pewter platter. I give unto my gr. child Abigail Standly a featherbed. I give unto my gr. child Elizabeth Chittingdon a bason. I give unto my gr. child Elizabeth Standly my Chest. I give unto my son- in-law John Standly and my daughter Sarah his wife the 1/2 of all my Lands in Milford, woodland, earable and Meadow, except my Homestead, to be equally divided. My Will is that my sonn Standly shall have �4- 10 by the year paid to him out of the Rent of the Lands at Milford during the Lease of Nathaniel Farrand. I give unto my daughter Abigail Fletcher my House, Barn & Homelott, & the 1/2 of all my Land in Milford, to be equally divided, that is to say, woodland, Earable Land & Meadow, that is to say, to her & her natural heirs. My Will is that if she dyes without Issue, that the 1/2 of the aforementioned house & Lands shall return to be equally divided betwixt my 4 daughters. And further I give unto her all my Household Goods that is at Milford that is not divided or disposed of; & if she dye, the forementioned Estate Willed to her shall be divided equally between my four daughters, with this proviso, that my daughter Rebeckah Warner shall have �10 more than any of the rest of my daughters. My Will is that what of my Clothing, Woolen or Lynen, that is at Farmington, that is not disposed of at my decease, that my four daughters, Mary, Rebeckah, Sarah & Hannah, it shall be divided equally amongst them. I appoint my daughter Abigail Fletcher to be my whole and sole Executrix. And I do desire Honoed Major Robert Treate & Mr. Samuel Eales to be Overseers. Witness: Robert Porter, John Loomis. Mary X Clarke, Ls. Court Record, Page 12--6 March, 1678-9: Will proven.
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