Henry Ward - Castlechurch, Stafford


Henry Ward Architect, Castlechurch, Stafford

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Henry Ward (1806 - 84) Borough architect, Stafford 
NOTE: There was another architect also named Henry Ward (who designed Stoke Town hall) who was born c. 1801 in Yorkshire. He and his son practiced in Hanley.

on Henry Ward and Son, Hanley


Henry Ward was born in Forebridge (Castle Church Parish), Stafford, Staffordshire 30th August 1806

Baptised at Castle Church, 10 November 1806.

Henry was married twice. His first wife was Emma Potter, daughter of Joseph Potter of Lichfeild, they were married on 3rd March 1837 at St Martins Church, Birmingham, by Reverend Mr Foyde.  NOTE: Their 1st son William Wilson Ward was born in July of the same year. Emma died Sunday 21 July 1844 at Wolverhampton, Forebridge aged only 38 years.  Her father Joseph Potter was Borough Surveyor of Stafford under whom Henry was apprenticed.

He married his second wife only a year later, Mary Peake (daughter of Mr Michael Peake) on Thursday 16 October 1845 at St Mary's of Camberscotes near Stafford, by Rev. Price. 

Henry died at Lichfield Road, Stafford on Sunday 10th August 1884.


Works that Henry Ward of Stafford worked on....

St. Matthews Church, Derrington  1884. (Stafford)   
St. Pauls, Forebridge  1844  (Stafford)    
Bednall Church  (Stafford)     
Yarlet Hall   (Stafford)     
Stafford borough Hall
Part of Stafford Grammar School
Wellington School.  (Hereford)
Seighford School.  (Stafford)     
Cottages, numbers 127 to 131 Newport Road Stafford
Extension to St. John Baptists Church, Armitage
Christ Church, Stafford. ( G.E. Hamilton of Walton Nr. Stone was the architect. Henry Ward was the contractor)
Canon Pyon School.  (Hereford)    
Adzar House, Wellington, Hereford.
Cottages at the Great House Canon Pyon.  (Hereford)  
Weston on Trent Vicarage     
Duffryn Vicarage, S. Wales
Fradswell Church. Stafford     


St. Chads, Stafford
King Pyon, Hereford     
Canon Pyon, Hereford     
Birrley Churches, Hereford 




1871 census:

Dwelling: Lichfield Street
Census Place: Castle Church, Stafford,  England


Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
Henry Ward M | 64 | M Head Stafford, Staffordshire Architect
Mary Ward M | 64 | F Wife Fauld Hansbury, Staffs.  
Fanny E Ward S | 30 | F Daug Stafford, Staffordshire Governess
Mary E Shaw S | 27 | F Visitor Stafford, Staffordshire  
Harriet Whittaker S | 25 | F Servt Gayton, Staffordshire General Servant, Domestic


1881 census:

Dwelling: 6 Lichfield Road
Census Place: Castle Church, Stafford,  England


Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
Henry Ward M | 74 | M Head Castle Church, Staffordshire Architect
Mary Ward M | 74 | F Wife Scupton, Derby  
Sonysai Webb (?? unclear) W | 69 | R Visitor Castle Church, Staffordshire annuitant
Ellen Agg S | 18 | F Ser Alderton, Gloucester Domestic Ser


SOURCES: Census 1871, 1881; Dir. 1851, '1867;

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