WARD, William (1670-1720), of Sedgley Park, Staffs.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1710 - 1713
1715 - 25 Oct. 1720

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b. 1670, o. surv. s. of Hon. William Ward of Sedgley Park (3rd s. of Humble Ward, 1st Baron Ward of Birmingham, by Frances, suo jure Baroness Dudley) by Anne, da. of Thomas Parkes of Willingsworth, Staffs. m. Mary, da. of Hon. John Grey, M.P., of Enville, Staffs., sis. of Henry, 3rd Earl of Stamford, 3s. 4da.

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Ward, whose father-in-law, John Grey, had represented Staffordshire from 1689 until 1698, was returned unopposed in 1715. Though classed as a Whig, he appears to have been a moderate Tory, who consistently voted against the Government till his death, 25 Oct. 1720.

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Author: Eveline Cruickshanks