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Re: Ward relation - Carroll, Ward, Hobson, Barrington-Ward

Posted: 18 Feb 2012 12:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Feb 2012 1:18PM GMT
Surnames: Barrington-Ward, Blow, Ward
I apologize for taking so long to get back to you. I traced my maternal ancestry to Ulster (Northern Ireland) and Scotland. Mom came here as a teen from Belfast after WWII with her family.
Through my maternal grandmother, Kathleen E B Dinsmore (nee Ward) I traced back to Gerald Ward and Maria ( or Mary) Blow. My great-grandfather passed down our history - that Gerald was the grandson of John Ward, partner with Daniel Blow, of Blow, Ward, Greenfield & Co. One of his grandsons through Marcus Ward (the printing company) James Barrington Ward is your likely ancestor. I found corroboration, in varied online sources and in the copied text news clipping that I have from the Belfast Newsletter (1920s), that Reverend James Barrington-Ward (may have hyphenated it to preserve the name) grandsons were Sir Lancelot, Sir Robert and Sir F T.
Mary Blow, was a daughter of Daniel M Blow (d. 1847). I've been working to find my great-aunt's original letters to me, but several are lost! I have photographs, newsclippings and various items from family. It's been difficult to obtain digital records of marriages and births. I have established concretely though Mary Blow, I am related to Daniel, his grandfather James Blow (who printed the first (or one of the first, depending on the critic) Bibles in Ireland.
With all the lists of relatives in my grandmother and great-aunts' hands, there are many links to the past - all the way to the Blaws at the turn of the 16th Century in Fife, Scotland. My grandmother always related the accomplishments of a distant relative, Sir Lancelot Barrington-Ward treating the child - the present Queen Elizabeth of the UK. "We're not the aristocracy", she chuckled," but top-notch of the commonality!"
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