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John Rudhale was recorded as "Elected as MP for Herefordshire"

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No. of families2146
Most children13
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woman Elizabeth Hunter‏‎ 1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
Born ‎± Jul 1840 Winlaton, Durham, England Or Chopwell, or Blackhall Mill1) 3) 6) 2) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11)
Baptised ‎2 Jul 1840 Winlaton, Durham, England 8)
Died ‎between Apr and Jun 1917 Lanchester, Durham, England‎, 76 years 12)
Occupation: ‎1861 Whittonstall, Northumberland, England; House servant to Barbara Green and her three sons 9)
Residences: ‎between 1841 and 1851 Hedley Woodside, Ovingham, Northumberland, England 10) 11), ‎between 1881 and 1911 16 Allendale Cottages, Medomsley, Durham, England 1) 6) 7) 3), ‎1871 Cottage, Whittonstall, Northumberland, England 2), ‎1870 Newlands, Northumberland, England 13), ‎1861 Whittonstall, Northumberland, England 9), ‎1865 Hedley Mill, Hedley Woodside, Ovingham, Northumberland, England 5)


Notes: Elizabeth Hunter was John Edward Ward's mother.

She married William Ward approximately four years after John Edward's birth - in 1869 (1911 census). Together, William and Elizabeth had the following children:
Samuel Ward 1870 - Hexham
Elizabeth Ward 1871 - Hexham
Jane Anna Maria Ward 1872 - Durham
Margaret Ann Ward 1873 - Durham
William Thomas Ward 1876 - Lanchester
Jane Emma Maria Ward 1877 - Lanchester
Isabel Ward 1879 - Lanchester
Edward Ward 1881 - Lanchester

John Edward Ward, Elizabeth's ninth child (in accordance with 1911 census) was born illegitimately in 1865, in Hexham. See "Illegitimate".

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man Illegitimate‏‎ 5) 14)


Notes: John Edward Ward was the illegitimate son of Elizabeth Hunter. He was, however, brought up in the household of Elizabeth's husband, William Ward. William and Elizabeth lived at 16 Allendale Cottages from sometime between 1871 and 1881 to their deaths. These cottages belonged to the Allendale Drift mine, where William and his sons and grandsons all worked.

Whether John Edward's birth-father was William Ward is unclear. DNA evidence may at some point provide an answer to this question.

William Ward's family were originally farmers from Norfolk having lived in the Fundenhall / Forncett St Peter area for at least three centuries. For William's ancestry and details on John Edward's siblings see: http://skliar-ward.com/family/humo1_/F5/I7/.

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While William Ward appears as John Edward's father in census records and on his marriage certifacte, the evidence again him being the father is strong:
All of William Ward and Elizabeth Hunter's children are born from 1869 onwards and have their births recorded. William and Elizabeth married in 1869
There is no birth recorded for a John, or John Edward Ward, to a mother with maiden name Hunter at any time in the 1860s
John Edward Hunter is born in 1865 (the correct year), in Hedley (the correct registration district and town) to an Elizabeth Hunter
John Edward's birth is 4 years before William and Elizabeth have any recorded children. They go on to have eight children in eleven years

Child:

1.
man John Edward Ward‏ 15) 16)
Born ‎17 Mar 1865 Hedley Mill, Hedley Woodside, Ovingham, Northumberland, England‎ 1) 2) 17) 18) 15) 3) 5) 14)
Died ‎between Jul and Sep 1930 Tynemouth, Northumberland, England‎, 65 years 18)
Occupations: ‎between 1891 and 1893; Coal Miner 1) 14), ‎between 1901 and 1911; Coal Miner Hewer 17) 15)
Residences: ‎between 1881 and 1893 16 Allendale Cottages, Medomsley, Durham, England 3) 1) 14), ‎1871 Cottage, Whittonstall, Northumberland, England 2), ‎1901 47 Derwent Cottages, Medomsley, Durham, England 17), ‎2 Apr 1911 48 Mortimer Street, Hartford Colliery, Cramlington, Northumberland, England 15)


Notes: John and Lizzie Jane had four children, three of whom survived to adulthood.

Sources

1) Source: 1891 England Census Record for William Ward. Reference: Database online. Class: RG12; Piece: 4091; Folio 110; Page 29; GSU roll: 6099201. (Data from direct source)
2) Source: 1871 England Census Record for William Ward. Reference: Database online. Class: RG10; Piece: 5141; Folio: 33; Page: 6; GSU roll: 847403. (Data from direct source)
3) Source: 1881 England Census Record for William Ward. Reference: Database online. Class: RG11; Piece: 4950; Folio: 39; Page: 71; GSU roll: 1342190. (Data from direct source)
4) Source: Available Birth, Marriage and Death Records Born 27th December 1869, at Newlands, to William Ward (coal miner) and Elizabeth Ward, formerly Hunter. This record and the birth records of Samuel and his siblings confirm that the William Ward that John Edward lived with was married to Elizabeth Hunter. Which provides the first clue into uncovering John Edward Ward's birth as John Edward Hunter.. Reference: Record for Samuel Ward (Data from secondary evidence)
5) Source: Available Birth, Marriage and Death Records. Reference: Birth Certificate for John Edward Hunter (Data from direct source)
6) Source: 1901 England Census Record for William Ward. Reference: Database online. Class: RG13; Piece: 4667; Folio: 47; Page: 14. (Data from secondary evidence)
7) Source: 1911 England Census Record for Elizabeth Ward. Reference: Database online. (Data from direct source)
8) Source: England, Parish Registers Elizabeth, daughter of John Hunter, husbandman, and Jane baptised 2 Jul 1840. Of Blackhall Mill, Chopwell. Reference: Winlaton baptisms (Data from secondary evidence)
9) Source: 1861 England Census Record for Elizabeth Hunter. External Link
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=8767&h=12979776&indiv=try. Reference: Class: RG 9; Piece: 3856; Folio: 33; Page: 4; GSU roll: 543197 (Data from secondary evidence)
10) Source: 1841 England Census Record for Edward and Elizabeth Elliott, and Elizabeth Hunter. External Link
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=8978&h=9032288&indiv=try. Reference: Class: HO107; Piece: 841; Book: 6; Civil Parish: Ovingham; County: Northumberland; Enumeration District: 16b; Page: 3; Line: 19; GSU roll: 438896 (Data from direct source)
11) Source: 1851 England Census Record for Edward Elliott. External Link
http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=8860&h=14948412&indiv=try. Reference: Class: HO107; Piece: 2414; Folio: 129; Page: 6; GSU roll: 87092 (Data from secondary evidence)
12) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007 Record for Elizabeth Ward. Reference: Database online. (Questionable reliability of evidence)
13) Source: Available Birth, Marriage and Death Records Born 27th December 1869, at Newlands, to William Ward (coal miner) and Elizabeth Ward, formerly Hunter.. Reference: Record for Samuel Ward (Data from direct source)
14) Source: Available Birth, Marriage and Death Records. Reference: Marriage Certificate for John Ward and Elizabeth Jane Cooper (Data from secondary evidence)
15) Source: 1911 England Census Record for John Edward Ward. Reference: Database online. (Data from direct source)
16) Source: England, Marriage Certificate Certified copy of marriage certificate of John Cooper Ward and Jane Anderson. Reference: Tynemouth: 27 October 1923 (Data from direct source)
17) Source: 1901 England Census Record for John Ward. Reference: Database online. Class: RG13; Piece: 4667; Folio: 85; Page: 17. (Data from secondary evidence)
18) Source: England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007 Record for John Ward. Reference: Database online. (Questionable reliability of evidence)