The Ward Family

John Ward was born in Scotland about 1843. He is reputed to have been in the Black Watch but by 1881 he was living as a barrack room labourer at Cowley barracks, Oxford. His wife and the eldest three children were born in Ireland so it seems possible that he was posted to Ireland where he met his future wife (Henrietta Butler) and where he got married. We suspect that he did not live long after Dora was born in 1884