51. PETER WARD was born on 14 October 1676 in Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut.16,32,39 He died on 18 December 1763 at the age of 87 in Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut.16,32
From the Connecticut Colonial Records
Vol. 5, p.393
General Assembly at New Haven, 8 Oct 1713.
Representatives or Deputies that were returned to attend at this Assembly are as followeth, viz:
Mr. Robert Lane, Mr. Peter Ward, for Kellingsworth.
Vol. 6, p.41
General Assembly at Hartford, Thursday, 8 May 1718
Representatives or Deputies....
Mr. John Lane, Mr Peter Ward, for Killingsworth
Vol. 6, p.44 [part of above proceedings on 8 May 1718]
This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Peter Ward of Killingsworth to be Ensign of the first company or trainband in the town of Killingsworth aforesaid.
Vol. 6, p.519
At Hartford, 18 May 1725
This Assembly do establish and confirm Mr. Peter Ward of Killingsworth to be Lieutenant of the first company or trainband in the town of Killingsworth aforesaid, and order that he be commissioned accordingly.
Vol 7, p.316
At Hartford, 13 May 1731
.....Mr. Peter Ward of Killingsworth to be Captian of the first company ....commissioned accordingly
His death is recorded by Barbour in the Killingworth Virtal Records as Capt. Peter Ward. He outlived his son of the same name.
PETER WARD and MARY JOY were married on 30 March 1698 in Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut.32 MARY JOY, daughter of JACOB JOY and ELIZABETH SPENCER, was born on 17 September 1680 in Killingworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut.30 She died before 1763 at the age of 83.30
Mary Joy has quite a long lineage. Her maternal grandmother was Agnes Harris, who is considered a "Gateway Ancestor" back to Charlemagne. Descendants who can prove their lineages back to Agnes, are then eligible to join several of the lineage societies. William Malet, one of the Magna Charta Barons was also an ancestor of Agnes Harris.
PETER WARD and MARY JOY had the following children: