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Henry Thomas Simpson Ward

Henry Thomas Simpson Ward

Male 1849 - 1928  (78 years)


  • Name Henry Thomas Simpson Ward  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 25 Sep 1849  Coombe St, Croydon Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • - father Robert John Ward, b Tonbridge 29 Jun 1820, d Folkestone 17 Nov 1895.
      - mother Caroline Jane Simpson, b Isleworth 22 Jun 1826, d Croydon 15 Mar 1873. [Ward-Waterfield family tree]
    Baptism 25 Sep 1850  St John the Baptist, Croydon Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Residence Mar 1851  18 Coombe St, Croydon Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • with Robert J Ward, 28 b Tonbridge, brewer; Caroline J, wife, 24 b London; Arthur E, son, 2m b Croydon; + 2 serv.
    Degree/Qualif. abt 1852  MICE  [7
    Occupation Apr 1871  Civil Engineer  [8
    Residence Apr 1871  11 Carnarvon St, Glasgow Find all individuals with events at this location ; lodger  [8
    Marriage 22 May 1879  Matara, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Frances Ann Waterfield,   b. 05 May 1848, Bath Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1928, Colombo, Firgrove Hill, Farnham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1909 -  Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location ; Director of Irrigation  [9
    Residence abt 1924  Broken Hill, Woking Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    • given as Brokenhills in Dulwich College Register (sv Territt Hugh Tatham)
    Death 08 Apr 1928  Colombo, Firgrove Hill, Farnham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4, 7, 11
    • On Easter Morning, 1928, at "Colombo", Firgrove Hill, Farnham, Henry Thomas Simpson Ward, M.I.C.E., late Director of Irrigation, Ceylon, in his 79th year. Funeral at Rowledge, near Farnham, on Thursday, April 12, at 3.30. Ceylon papers, please copy. [The Times]
    Burial 12 Apr 1928  Rowledge Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Probate 22 Mar 1929  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 4,480 11s. 5d.  [11
    • Ward Henry Thomas Simpson of Colombo Firgrove Hill Farnham Surrey died 8 April 1928 Administration (with Will) London 22 March to Frances Waterfield Legg widow [daughter]. Effects 5335 3s. 9d. Resworn 4480 11s. 5d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • not found in 1861 census - family living in Bedminster
    • Mr. Henry Thomas Simpson Ward, M.I.C.E., who holds the important position of Director of Irrigation, is a native of Croydon, Surrey, where he was born in 1849. He was educated at King's College, London, and when seventeen years of age was articled to the late Mr. C. P. B. Shelley, M.I.C.E. He served as an improver with the Clyde Navigation Company, and as Assistant Superintendent of Works and Engineer of the coal mines for Mr. Thomas Jackson, Coats Iron Works, Coatbridge. In 1873 Mr. Ward went to Portugal, where he was employed by the Mina dos Monges Iron Company for two years. His first appointment in Ceylon was in 1876, when he was made Superintending Officer. From 1881 to 1883 Mr. Ward's services were lent by the Ceylon Government to the contractors of the Ceylon Government Railway, and from the latter year until 1886 the government lent his services to the Perak Government (Straits Settlements) for the purpose of commanding a division of pioneers. In 1894 Mr. Ward was appointed Provincial Engineer of the Northern Province of Ceylon, and a year later the Chief Assistant to the Director of Public Works. His present appointment he received in 1909, when the new Department of Irrigation was formed. [Twentieth century impressions of Ceylon, Arnold Wright, London 1909]
    Person ID I4055  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 02 Jan 2013 

    Family Frances Ann Waterfield,   b. 05 May 1848, Bath Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1928, Colombo, Firgrove Hill, Farnham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Marriage 22 May 1879  Matara, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Notes 
    • Great grannie Ward often used to travel up country with her husband, and she was doing so when Margaret Alice Waterfield Ward (always known as Marjorie for some reason) was born. She had no means of knowing that it was twins in those days of course, so having delivered the first baby (stillborn) it was wrapped up and put under the camp bed and a jackal came into the tent and took it off - hardy lot those Victorian ladies! [MAB]
    • Other ch, all Waterfield Ward:
      - Frances, b Chundicully 26 Feb 1880, d Alton 26 Jan 1967; marr Horace Gordon Legg (d. WW1);
      - Harry, b Hambantota 01 Jul 1881, d Folkestone 22 Dec 1894;
      - Margaret Alice (Marjorie), b Dimbula 07 Nov 1882, d Woking 21 Jul 1916; marr Ewan Field Cameron Mosse; lived in Petersfield;
      - Dora, b Galle 22 Jan 1887, d Southampton 05 Feb 1965; marr Sir (Alexander) Ransford Slater, Governor of Jamaica etc; 3s, 2d; lived in White Parrish, Wilts.
    • Daughters educated in Ceylon. Harry in England - died at Folkestone aged 13, while under the care of his aunt Mary Isobel Miley Ward. [both resid Apr 1891 at 2 Cambridge Gardens, Folkestone]
    Children 
     1. Maude Eglantine Waterfield Ward,   b. 28 Oct 1884, Malaya Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1945, Kent and Sussex Hospital, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F1200  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 25 Sep 1849 - Coombe St, Croydon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 25 Sep 1850 - St John the Baptist, Croydon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - 18 Coombe St, Croydon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - lodger - Apr 1871 - 11 Carnarvon St, Glasgow Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 22 May 1879 - Matara, Ceylon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 22 May 1879 - Matara, Ceylon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Director of Irrigation - 1909 - - Ceylon Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1924 - Broken Hill, Woking Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 08 Apr 1928 - Colombo, Firgrove Hill, Farnham, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 12 Apr 1928 - Rowledge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 4,480 11s. 5d. - 22 Mar 1929 - London Link to Google Earth
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    Henry Thomas Simpson Ward (1849-1928)
    Henry Thomas Simpson Ward (1849-1928)
    Henry Thomas Simpson Ward (1849-1928)

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Croydon, 4Q1849.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      age 18m b Croydon

    3. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Farnham, 2Q1928.
      age 78

    4. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Ward-Waterfield tree.

    5. [S32] Birth Certificate.

    6. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St John the Baptist, Croydon (IGI), 25 Sep 1850.
      b 25 Sep 1849

    7. [S05] The Times, death notice, 10 Apr 1928.

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 21 b England

    9. [S05] The Times, obituary, 08 Feb 1965.
      dau Dora

    10. [S20] School and College Registers, Dulwich College.
      sv Territt Hugh Tatham

    11. [S14] National Probate Calendar.