Ward-Joseph - Monaro Pioneers

Biography of Joseph Ward (1812-1888) extracted from the biography of David Williams and Mary Ann Ward published in
Carol Baxter’s Nash: First Fleeters and Founding Families (2004).
Mary Ann, his 14-year-old daughter, "a fine, active, modest
looking and proper well-instructed girl". When he returned
eighteen months later he found that Mary Ann had been
seduced by William Kearns. She had "yielded to the soft
persuasions" of the young man, but two months before Mary
Ann gave birth to a baby girl, Kearns married another
Part 2: Mary Ann Ward’s background
Mary Ann Ward was the daughter of Joseph Ward and his
wife Catherine Hartigan,1 another family with strong
marital ties to the Williams family a. Mary Ann’s parents
were both colonial-born. Her mother Catherine Hartigan
(born c1817/8)b was also a second-generation Australian,
the daughter of convict Dudley Hartigan (Minerva 1800)
and currency-lass Mary Acres (born 1792 in NSW). As
Mary Acres was the daughter of convicts Thomas Acres
(Charlotte 1788) and Ann Guy (Mary Ann 1791),
descendants of this branch of the Nash family can boast
three First Fleet ancestors.2
In itself the story of Mary Ann Ward and William Kearns
was neither unusual nor scandalous. It became both when
her father decided to prosecute Kearns for the loss of his
daughter's services as his business manager, and to demand
£1000 in damages. Yet the case took a strange twist which
had little to do with the relationship between Mary Ann and
William, and everything to do with the moral conduct of her
father, Joseph Ward. Ward had returned to New South
Wales in July 1824 with his English wife and daughter and
had publicly disowned his colonial wife, Ann Euren,
commonly known as Ann Ward of Minto. Evidence was
given that during their voyage out, Ward had sold his
English-born daughter to an American ship's captain who
had become infatuated with her at one of their ports of call.
At her mother's hysterical pleading, Captain Lamb of the
Prince Regent had called on the Portuguese authorities to
retrieve the girl after a night aboard the American vessel.
The Chief witness to this affair was John Carter, Master of
the Supreme Court of New South Wales, who had travelled
by the same ship. Chief Justice Forbes commented that the
"inhuman and unnatural behaviour" of Joseph Ward was
"unparalleled in this Colony". He found in favour of Ward
but awarded damages of only £17-10-0 and costs against
The Ward family
The family background of Mary Ann’s father Joseph
Ward has not been established with certainty. He was
born on 29 June 18123 in Parramatta to emancipated
convict Joseph Ward (Coromandel 1802)4 and either
Isabella Barnes (convict per Alexander 1806) or Ann Uren
(convict per Sydney Cove 1807)c.
Joseph Ward senior was an enterprising man who despite
his inauspicious arrival became financially successful.
Some twenty years after arriving in NSW he travelled
back to England and the dramas that unfolded both during
his period away from NSW and on his return journey are
described by Dr Carol Liston in Campbelltown: The
Bicentennial History:5
In February 1823 Joseph Ward [snr] went to England,
leaving at his farm in Minto his wife Ann, "addicted to
intoxicating habits", a 12-year-old son [Joseph jnr] and two
daughters 14 and 10. Ward entrusted his business affairs to
Mary Ann’s sister Christina married David Williams’ nephew Thomas
Hyland in 1869.
No baptism entry for Catherine Hartigan has been located. She was
noted as aged 5 in the 1822 Muster (therefore born c1816/7), aged 7 in
the 1823/4/5 Muster List (born c1817/8), aged 39 in her child’s birth
certificate in 1857 (born c1817/18) and aged 77 in 1891 (born c1813/4).
The recent discovery by the author of a previously unlocated reference
to Joseph Ward's birthday has prompted the discussion here of Joseph's
parentage. The birth certificates for Joseph's children and his own death
certificate indicate that he was born c1811/12 in Parramatta, raising the
possibility that he was the son of Joseph Ward and Isabella Barnes
baptised in 1812 at St John's, Parramatta, and noted as having been born
on 2 June 1812. This is suspiciously close to Joseph's own birth-date
which has been ascertained from a newspaper reference to his 49 th
birthday ceremony on 29 June 1861. As it seems unlikely that two
children named Joseph could have been born to fathers named Joseph
Ward in the same month of the same year and in the same place,
particularly as no later references to another such child have been found,
it seems likely that Joseph was the son of this couple. However, Isabella
Barnes was living with another man when the 1814 Muster was taken
and was listed with no children, while Joseph Ward senior was living
with Ann Uren who had three children living with her, presumably Mary
Ann (born c1809 - of whom the following court case relates), Joseph
junior (born 1812) and Elizabeth (born 1814). Ann Uren remained with
Joseph Ward senior for the following decade and was residing with
Joseph Ward junior at the time of her death in 1843. Clearly if Isabella
Barnes was Joseph's mother, she had abandoned him shortly after birth
leaving him to be reared by Joseph Ward and Ann Uren. Alternatively,
coincidences do happen and the possibility cannot be dismissed that
Joseph Ward junior was the unbaptised son of Joseph Ward and Ann
Joseph Ward senior and his English wife remained in
NSW for four years before sailing on board the Orelia for
England in March 1828.6 Nothing further is known about
After his father’s departure Joseph junior possibly
assumed the responsibility for managing his father's estate
as he was recorded as holding 745 acres of land in the
Campbelltown and Lake Bathurst districts late in 1828. 7
By mid-1831 he had settled on the "Mineira Plains"8 at the
‘Wambrook’ cattle stationd west of the current town of
Cooma.9 One of Joseph's servants, William Glanville
(nicknamed Ward's Bill), told a Manaro Mercury
correspondent some decades later that upon first visiting
‘Wambrook’ in July 1832 there was "scarcely a cattle
track" and that "we would never have found our way only
for our guide David McEwen … who had been here
Joseph's early years in the Monaro district are described in
Back to Cooma Celebrations:11
Joseph Ward is a name to conjure with in the early history of
the Monaro. About 1832, in partnership with Samuel
Bowler, he had a cattle station at Wambrook, and the firm
periodically sent a number of stock to Sydney, to be disposed
of. In 1836 Ward, who was then residing at Campbelltown,
had entered into partnership with James Kirwan (who had
recently become his brother-in-law), in a speculation that
was called a "bumboat", from the running of which the
partners made a considerable amount of money ...
See Chapter 3 Map 9 for Map of the Monaro Squatting Runs 1848-50.
innkeepers at ‘Rock Flat’ early in 1845.33 When Land
Commissioner Lambie visited the run early in 1846 he
noted seven residents on the property and a wooden
house, the latter evidently the premises of the old inn.34
Joseph had settled at Lower Minto near Liverpool by 15
April 1833 when he married Catherine Hartigan at St
Peter’s, Campbelltown.12 Twelve children were born to
their marriage as follows: Eliza (1834-1917)a,13 Mary Ann
(1836-1923),14 Joseph (1838-1883)b,15 Emma (18401915)c,16
(18441929)e,18William Dudley (1847-1909)f,19 Peter (18491860)g,20 Christina (1851-1929)h,21 George Frederick (18551928)i,22 Margaret Catherine (1857-1938)j,23 and Paul
(1860-1939)k.24 Their second child Mary Ann – who was
later to marry David Williams - was born on 12 April
1836 at Airds near Campbelltown and was baptised the
following month at St Peter's, Campbelltown.25
Joseph had evidently acquired the ‘Kybean’ run by 1846
although Land Commissioner Lambie's journal notes that
a superintendent was initially managing the 200 head of
cattle and 14 horses depasturing there.35 The Wards had
settled there by October 184636 although their residence
was only of a short duration as they had relocated to
‘Kydra’ south of ‘Kybean’ by June 1847. 37 Lambie noted
that the 16 square-mile ‘Kydra’ run had four huts, a stable
and a stockyard, 240 cattle, 14 horses and 14 acres of land
under cultivation at that time.38
Baptism entries indicate that the Wards were residing at
Airds between 1834 and 1838 where Mary Ann's father
was initially working as a farmer.26 Joseph evidently
developed an interest in innkeeping in the mid-1830s as
he acquired a publican’s licence for The Robin Hood at
Minto in 1837.27 However he retained the licence for only
a short period before relocating with his family to the
four-square-mile cattle run ‘Island Lake’ near Wambrook
where he was visited by Land Commissioner Lambie in
September 1839.28
Joseph apparently made no attempt to register a claim to
‘Kydra’ in the late 1840's, nor to ‘Greenland’ (south-east
of ‘Kydra’) where baptism entries record him as a grazier
in April 1850.39 Shortly afterwards he was found to be in
the "unauthorised occupation of Crown Land" and in June
of that year Land Commissioner Lambie was granted
permission under the Waste Land Sales Amendment Act
to eject him from the run.40
Baptism entries record that the Wards were residing at
Bobundarah (east of Dalgety) in October 1852, 41 settling
in Cooma shortly afterwards where Joseph returned to
innkeeping. Mitchell in Back to Cooma Celebrations
notes that Joseph took over ‘Kirwan’s Inn’ near the
junction of Cooma Creek and Cooma Back Creek when
his brother-in-law James Kirwan "was in October 1852
shot by his groom … whilst inquiring into the cause of a
quarrel between the latter and a doctor, a guest at the
inn".42 The Manaro Mercury added a decade later that
"the house belonging to Mr James Kirwan in Cooma …
[was] the first Inn ever opened in Cooma". 43
F.F. Mitchell in Back to Cooma Celebrations writes of the
Ward family’s early years in the Monaro:29
In 1839 Ward brought his wife and family to Cooma. He
then left Wambrook and pitched his tent on Bridle Creek at
the back of a black range on Coolringdon, where he founded
a station. Later he turned his attention to hotel keeping, and
had an inn or accommodation house at Rock Flat, where his
[mother Ann Uren] died and was buriedl.
Mary Ann’s youth was evidently spent in bush pubs and
on remote pastoral properties. Although Joseph retained
‘Island Lake’ until the mid-1840's30 he had returned to
innkeeping by 1842. He acquired licences for the Hope
Inn at ‘Rock Flat’ south of Cooma in 1842 and 1843 31 and
was listed as an innkeeper there in baptism entries for the
same period.32 The Ward family had relinquished ‘Island
Lake’ and were described as settlers rather than
Mary Ann apparently spent the following five years
residing at her father's inns in Cooma. By 1854 Joseph
had relocated to ‘The Grazier’ in Sharp Street, Cooma,
being issued with licences for the inn between 1854 and
1858.44 He was also granted licences for the patriotically
re-named ‘Australian Arms’ hotel45 in 1859 and 1860.46
One of the few references to Mary Ann’s mother is found
during this period. Catherine was mentioned as a witness
at the enquiry into the death of one William Coleman who
was “lying dead at the ‘Grazier’s Arms’” having been
“taken with an apoplectic fit”.47
Eliza Ward was born on 15 January 1834 at Airds, married John
Pendergast in 1852, and died in 1917 at Cooma.
Joseph Ward was born on 31 October 1838 at Airds, married Maria L.
Eccleston in 1862 and died on 4 August 1883 at Numeralla, Monaro.
Emma Ward was born on 23 October 1840 at Rock Flat, Monaro,
married William Goodwin on 21 August 1855 at Christ Church, Cooma,
and died in 1915 (reg. Petersham).
John Ward was born on 10 February 1843 at Rock Flat, married
Johanna Clifford in 1863 and died on 26 April 1890 at Maffra, Monaro
James Ward was born on 24 November 1844 at Rock Flat, married
Maria Harvey in 1873 and died on 27 July 1929 at Numeralla, Monaro
William Dudley Ward was born on 11 May 1847 at Kydra, Monaro,
married Harriet Harvey in 1865, and died on 7 September 1909 at
Sydney Hospital.
Peter Ward was born on 20 October 1849 probably at Greenland, and
died in 1860 at Cooma.
Christina Ward was born on 22 October 1852 at Bobundarah, Monaro,
married David Williams’ nephew Thomas Hyland on 29 July 1869 at
Bobundarah, and died on 6 August 1929 at 49 Pitt Street, Redfern. (For
further information see Chapter 6).
George Frederick Ward was born on 6 February 1855 at Cooma,
married Elizabeth Hill in 1873 and died in 1928 in the Lismore district.
Margaret Catherine Ward was born in 1857 at Cooma, married Joseph
Groves in 1877 and died in 1938 in the Bombala district.
Paul Ward was born on 19 November 1860 at Cooma, and died on 13
July 1939 at Jindabyne.
Ann Uren’s death notice in the Sydney Morning Herald on 25 July
1843 recorded: “On the 10th instant, at the residence of her son, Rock
Flat, Maneroo, Ann Ward, widow of the late Mr Joseph Ward, of St
Andrew's, many years an old and respectable inhabitant of this colony,
aged 60 years.”
In addition to running his hotel, the Goulburn Herald
reported in November 1859:48
Mr Ward has just finished a store and a Butcher’s shop
adjoining the Australian Hotel. The butcher’s shop has long
been wanted in Cooma, and it will be a great convenience to
the public.
Joseph Ward appeared before the Cooma Bench on
numerous occasions during these years, charged, for
example, with breaches of the Licencing Act (fined 11
shillings, costs 11 shilling),49 with "shooting on a Sunday"
(case dismissed),50 and with assault, with the Bench noting
for the latter that "this case which was of a most trivial
nature was dismissed chiefly in consequence of the
complainant not being in a sober state".51 He charged, or
was involved in cases in which people were charged with
vagrancy,52 with "using obscene language in front of
Ward's Inn at Cooma",53 with "stealing a saddle from Mr
Ward's inn … the property of Richard Brooks Esq. of
Gegedzerick",54 and with stealing fruit (an Aboriginal
native) from Mr Ward's garden.55 He also provided
Chapter 13: David Williams and Mary Ann Ward
the Sydney Road was more often known as ‘The Dead
Finish’,70 however this appears to have been a name used
in later years.71 Joseph renewed his licence for the
‘Plough’ in February 1867,72 however he appears to have
left both the inn-keeping industry and Cooma itself within
the following two years.73
sureties - that is, acted as a bail bondsman - for those on
more serious charges.56 In fact, Joseph Ward appeared
more often before the Cooma Bench in the 1850's than
any other person in the Monaro district.57
In 1857 Joseph applied for the leases of two runs in the
Monaro district, with the Crown Lands' office accepting
his £57.10 p.a. tender for ‘Burrow’ (south-east of
Michelago)a and his £59.11 p.a. tender for ‘Thoco’ (southeast of Nimmitabel).58 The annual rentals for these runs
were among the most expensive in the Monaro district,
with only one run having a higher rental at that time:
Pendergast and Barry's ‘Bald Hills and the Gullies’ at
£70.10 p.a.59 which was later acquired by the Williams
family. Joseph presumably employed stockmen to work
on his runs as he and his family remained in Cooma. His
interest in ‘Thoco’ proved only short-term as he
relinquished the run in October 1858.60 He retained the
‘Burrow’ run for another two years before transferring the
lease to his son Joseph Ward jnr and son-in-law David
Williams in November 1860.61
He also sold his
‘Australian Arms’ hotel and nearby premises to David
Williams’ brother-in-law Amos Crisp in May 1861.62
During his two decades in Cooma, Joseph Ward had many
other interests as well. Mitchell in Back to Cooma
Celebrations notes that he "dealt largely in land,
purchasing freely at the sales of town allotments",74 which
is confirmed by land sale records.75 He adds that Joseph’s
cattle "were said to be the best in the district, his 3 yearold bullocks being credited with turning the scale at 900
lbs", and that he "kept an excellent breed of horses – the
Hector and Defiance strain".76 In fact Joseph was also
involved in horse-racing in the district, acquiring a
publican’s booth licence for races held from the mid1850's onwards,77 holding the position of Secretary for the
Cooma Annual Races in the early 1860's,78 and entering
numerous horses in local races.79
Joseph's interests also extended beyond the local district.
His awareness of the importance of the political system
and the need for appropriate representation is reflected in
his involvement in the election of local Member of
Parliament, Thomas Garrett. At a meeting of electors held
in May 1861 Joseph "moved a vote of thanks to and
confidence in Mr Garrett", adding that he had "proposed
Mr Garrett at the election" and he was "proud of what he
had done".80
Nevertheless, the inn-keeping business continued to
interest Joseph in the 1860's. Although professing to be
"retiring from public life" when he celebrated the sale of
the ‘Australian Arms’ in June 1861, 63 he in fact acquired
the licence for the ‘Lord Raglan’ hotel in Cooma a month
later.64 He held the licence for 18 months during which
period numerous references to both Joseph and the inn are
found in the Monaro Mercury including a report on a fire
at the inn early in January 1862.65
Meetings organised by Joseph Ward and held at his hotels
also reflect his support for numerous causes including
national education, as seen in his attempts to establish a
"Cooma National School" (Joseph also paid a hefty £10
towards the subscription fund),81 and the need for a better
system of communication with the outside world as
reflected in his support for the "Tramway to the Coast". 82
In fact, his obvious belief in the principal of the
"combined efforts of many" is evident from his
involvement in many other committees including those
aiming to fund a digging party at the Numeralla
Diggings,83 to improve the postal communication system, 84
and to establish a Cattle Stealing Prevention Society.85
Alleviating the seriousness of many of Joseph Ward's
objectives, however, was his obvious sense of humour as
revealed in newspaper advertisements declaring that he
was retiring from "public" life or that he had again been
"called to the bar".86
In February 1863
Joseph advertised
that the ‘Lord
available for lease66
having a month
previously acquired
the licence for a
"new house in
Bombala Street to
be named the Free
Selector,67 evidently
in an attempt to
attract the new
breed of settlers
who were making
their mark in the
was also interested
travellers, as he
February 1863 for
Figure 3: Advertisement for the ‘Plough
a "good General
Inn’ in Manaro Mercury 25 April 1864
Horse Shoer … to
have use of Blacksmith's Shop with Forge and Tools
adjoining the Free Selector's Inn.68
When Joseph relinquished his licence for the ‘Plough’ inn
in the late 1860's, his position of importance in Cooma
society apparently waned. He appears to have settled
initially at Bobundarah after leaving Cooma, where he
was recorded as a "drover" in 1869.87 Interestingly
enough, his son John was issued with a licence for the
‘Bobundara Hotel’ in 1873,88 suggesting that Joseph's
family retained an interest in inn-keeping in later years.
Electoral rolls suggest a surprising pattern of movement
for Joseph in the 1870's and 1880's. They record his
residence at ‘Slap Up’ when the electoral roll for 1869/70
was takenb, ‘Cobbin’ in 1870/1,c and Mittagong (no doubt
a reference to the ‘Mittagang’ run) in 1873/4 d.89 In fact
Joseph had evidently settled in Mittagang by late 1871 as
he was mentioned in some newspaper articles at that time.
Joseph apparently attempted to retire within the year,
however in April 1864 advertised that he had "again, very
reluctantly, been called to the bar" and was to preside over
the ‘Plough Inn’ in Sharp Street.69 F.F. Mitchell in Back
to Cooma Celebrations claims that the ‘Plough Inn’ on
‘Slap up’ is situated north-east of Cooma not far from Jerangle.
‘Cobbin’ lies to the west of Jindabyne.
‘Mittagang’ lies near Cooma.
Although the ‘Burrow’ run is not shown on the Map of Monaro
Squatting Runs 1848-50 (see Chapter 3 Map 9) , Michelago is depicted.
The Illawarra Mercury included the following report in
December 1871:90
From the fastness of the Jingera … comes the startling
intelligence that a “Wild Man” has been seen at that place. A
little girl, a granddaughter of Mr Joseph Ward snr of
Mittagang asserts that she had met the man whose back is
bent and body covered with a thick coat of hair – in height (to
use the girl’s words) about the same as her grandfather.
A month later the Town and Country Journal referred to:91
… an excellent specimen of cereals grown at Mittagang a few
miles below Cooma … It is a remarkable circumstance that
the wheat has been recognised as “Ward’s wheat”, a sort that
was in extensive demand at Campbelltown about 30 years
ago; this wheat was introduced by Mr Ward’s father and till
this season Mr Joseph Ward had not seen any of it for a score
of years.
Later electoral rolls reveal that Joseph was residing at
‘Groses Plain’ in 1874/5 (probably after the Hylands had
left their leasehold)a, ‘Jingera’ between 1876/7 and
1878/9b, Jindabyne in 1881/2, ‘Umaralla’ between 1882/3
and 1883/4 where he was noted as having a freehold
propertyc, and the amusingly written ‘Count-a-guinea’ (for
Dr David Reid's old ‘Countegany’)d where he was entitled
to vote by reason of a freehold property he held there
according to the electoral rolls for the years 1884/5 to
Interestingly, in Joseph's electoral roll entry for 1887/8 his
residence was noted as "Snowy River" suggesting that he
had relocated by that time to ‘Moonbar’ probably to his
son-in-law John Pendergast's home93 - where he died of
"old age" on 2 October 1888.94 Joseph's widow Catherine
died on 27 November 1891 at Bombala Street, Cooma, of
“old age” and “exhaustion consequent on burns”. 95 Her
obituary in the Cooma Express noted:96
Mrs Ward, one of the oldest residents of Monaro, succumbed
at Cooma [on Friday], and was buried in the Old Catholic
Cemetery on Sunday, many persons following her remains to
the grave; she was the widow of the late Mr James Warde,
and was over 70 years of age.
Of Joseph’s character, F.F. Mitchell in Back to Cooma
Celebrations writes:97
Ward is described as a man of intelligence and excellent
education, superior to the majority of those amongst whom
his lot was cast … but though he had many chances and every
opportunity to amass considerable wealth, he did not avail
himself of them.
Descendant Mrs Jan Dennis in Pioneers of the Snowy
Monaro adds that Joseph "should have died a wealthy
man but he loved rum, loved the races, loved to support
every charitable cause and loved to give to his twelve
children".98 In fact, his support for his daughter Mary Ann
and her husband David Williams can be seen in the role
he played during the early years of their marriage.
‘Groses Plain’ lies south-west of Jindabyne not far from ‘Cobbin’.
‘Jingera’ and ‘Slap Up’ were often used interchangeably.
David Williams' was noted as a resident of "Umaralla" by the surveyor
in the late 1860's when he selected land in the ‘Slap Up’/’Jingera’ area.
Countegany lies to the east of Cooma.
Catherine's obituary incorrectly recorded her husband's given name as
James rather than Joseph.
ibid: Joseph Ward - 12 Feb 1855 [SRNSW ref: 4/5534 p.62]
ibid: Cullen vs Ward - 26 Feb 1855 [SRNSW ref: 4/5534 p.63]
ibid: N.M. Lazarus - 2 May 1854 [SRNSW ref: 4/5534 p.23]
ibid: Case dated 19 Jan 1855 [SRNSW ref: 4/5534 p.60]
ibid: Joseph Thomson - 13 Jun 1854 [SRNSW ref: 4/5534
ibid: Aboriginal native - 26 Jan 1855 [SRNSW ref: 4/5534
ibid: Queen vs Cooper, Tyrer, and Evans - 2 May 1854
[SRNSW ref: 4/5534 p.24]
ibid [SRNSW ref: 4/5534]
Crown Lands Office: Accepted Tenders for New Runs –
‘Burrow’ & "Thoco" [SRNSW ref: 2/1941 p.18; Reel 1441]
Treasury Dept: Payments of Rents for Runs 1857-8, 1858-9,
1859-60, 1860-1: Monaro District –’Burrow’, "Thoco" & "Bald
Hills or the Gullies" [SRNSW ref: 2/2341, 2/2342, 2/2343 &
2/2344; Reel 1469]
Treasury Dept: Payment for Rent of Runs 1856-62: Thoco
1856-7 to 1858-9 [SRNSW ref: 2/2340 (1856-7), 2/2341 (18578), 2/2342 (1858-9); Reel 1469]
Treasury Dept: Payments of Rents for Runs 1860-1: Monaro
District – J. Ward, ‘Burrow’ [SRNSW ref: 2/2344; Reel 1469]
Article: Sale of Property in Manaro Mercury 30 May 1861 p.5
Article: Celebrations - in Manaro Mercury 27 Jun 1861 p.4 c.1
Court of Petty Sessions: Licences transferred - in Manaro
Mercury 25 Jly 1861 p.4 c.4
Fire at Lord Raglan Inn - in Manaro Mercury 3 Jan 1862 p.4
Advertisement: "Lord Raglan Hotel" - in Manaro Mercury 20
Feb 1863, p.3 c.4.
Publican Licence: Joseph Ward for "Free Selector" - in Manaro
Mercury 16 Jan 1863, p.4 c.3.
Advertisement: Joseph Ward for Blacksmith - in Manaro
Mercury 20 Feb 1863, p.3 c.4.
Advertisement: "The Plough Inn" - in Manaro Mercury 15 Apr
1864, p.1 c.3.
Mitchell, F.F. Back to Cooma Celebrations, 1926, pp.24 & 8788
Lauri Neal, Cooma Country, Cooma & Monaro Historical
Society, 1976, p.199
Publican's Licences - Cooma District (from Government
Gazette): Joseph Ward [SRNSW ref: 7/1514 Year 1867 p.10]
Marriage: Thomas Hyland & Christine Ward – Christ
Church/St Paul’s, Cooma Registers [SAG ref: Reel 0155]
Mitchell, F.F. Back to Cooma Celebrations, 1926, p.88
McNaught, Jean Index to Registers of Land Grants – Leases &
Purchases 1792-1865, 1998
Mitchell, F.F. Back to Cooma Celebrations, 1926, p.88
ibid, p.108
Notice: Cooma Annual Races - in Manaro Mercury 29 Nov
1861 p.3 c.2 & later issues
"Perkins Papers: Monaro & District" Vol.2 (1846-58) & Vol. 3
(1859-65) [SAG refs: 4/11714 & 4/11716]
Meeting: Mr Garrett MP - in Manaro Mercury 30 May 1861
p.4 c.2-4
Meeting: National school, Cooma - in Manaro Mercury 29 Jun
1861 p.5 c.1 & 3 and other issues
Meeting: Tramway to the Coast - in Manaro Mercury 6 Jun
1861 & other issues
Meeting: Umeralla Diggings - in Manaro Mercury 30 May
1861 p.5 c.1
Meeting: Postal Communication - in Manaro Mercury 9 Aug
1861 p.4 c.2
Meeting: Cattle Stealing Prevention Association - in Manaro
Mercury 25 Oct 1861 p.5 c.4
Advertisements - in Manaro Mercury 27 Jun 1861 p.4 c.1 and
15 Apr 1864, p.1 c.3.
Marriage: Christina Ward & Thomas Hyland 2 July 1869 [SAG
ref: Reel 0155]
Publican's Licences - Cooma District (from Government
Gazette): John Ward [SRNSW ref: 7/1514 Year 1873-4]
NSW Electoral Rolls – Legislative Assembly 1869/70 to
1887/8: Monaro Electorate – Cooma District - Joseph Ward
senior [SLNSW ref: DQ 324.241.1 (M/films in Genealogy
From Illawarra Mercury 22 Dec 1871 quoted in Perkins
Papers 1866-1871 [SAG ref: 11/717 p.1121]
From Town & Country Journal quoted in Perkins Papers 18721880 [SAG ref: 4/11719 p.1208-9]
NSW Electoral Rolls – Legislative Assembly 1869/70 to
1887/8: Monaro Electorate – Cooma District - Joseph Ward
senior [SLNSW ref: DQ 324.241.1 (M/films in Genealogy
Information provided by Ward descendant, E.R. Williams.
Death Certificate: Joseph Ward [RBDM ref: 1888/10990] details provided by E.R. Williams from Cooma CPS office
Death Certificate: Catherine Ward [RBDM ref: 1891/5259] details provided as above.
Obituary: Catherine Ward - in Cooma Express 1 Dec 1892 p.2
Mitchell, F.F. Back to Cooma Celebrations, 1926, p.88
Pioneers of the Snowy Monaro Pre-1850, Snowy Monaro
Family History Group, 1997, p.120
Baptism: Mary Ann Ward – Registers of Baptisms, Marriages &
Burials [SRNSW ref: Vol. 20 No. 984; Reel 5004]
Well documented families with sources including biographies of
Thomas Acres and Dudley Hartigan in Smee, C.J. & Selkirk
Provis, J The 1788-1820’s Pioneer Association’s Pioneer
Register, 1981
Article: House-Warmings - in Manaro Mercury 4 July 1861 p.5
Family information and other sources relating to Joseph Ward.
Liston, Carol, Campbelltown: The Bicentennial History, Allen
& Unwin, Sydney, 1988, pp.39-40
Information supplied by E.R. (Ted) Williams, Batemans Bay.
Sainty, M & Johnson, K (ed.) Census of NSW November 1828.
Joseph Ward – Entry W0385
Colonial Secretary In-Letters: From Joseph Ward [SRNSW ref:
4/2111 No. 31/5364]
Monaro: Its rise and progress from Monaro Mercury 1892
quoted in Perkins Collection Vol.1 [SAG ref: 4/11713 p.50A]
Mitchell, F.F. Back to Cooma Celebrations, 1926, pp.87-88
Registers of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials - Marriage: Joseph
Ward & Catherine Hartigan - [SRNSW ref: Vol. 17 No.224; Reel
ibid – Baptism: Eliza Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol. 18 No.667; Reel
5004]; Death details from Ward descendant E.R. Williams,
Bateman's Bay.
ibid – Baptism: Mary Ann Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol. 20
No.984; Reel 5004]; Death details- ibid
ibid – Baptism: Joseph Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol. 22 No.1033;
Reel 5005]; Death details- ibid
ibid – Baptism: Emma Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol. 26 No.2159;
Reel 5007] ; Death details- ibid
ibid – Baptism: John Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol 27 No.1465;
Reel 5007]; Death details- ibid
ibid – Baptism: James Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol. 30 No.2288;
Reel 5008]; Death details- ibid
ibid – Baptism: William Dudley Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol 64
No.2775; Reel 5023]; Death details- ibid
ibid – Baptism: Peter Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol. 35 No.3234;
Reel 5011]; Death details- ibid
ibid – Baptism: Christina Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol 69 No.1609;
Reel 5025]; Death details- ibid
ibid – Baptism: George Frederick Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol. 42
No.710; Reel 5014]; Death details- ibid
Pioneers Index to Births, Deaths, & Marriages 1788-1888 –
Birth Certificates: Margaret Catherine Ward (1857); Death
details- ibid
ibid - Birth Certificate: male [Paul] Ward (1860); Death
details- ibid
Registers of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials - Baptism: Mary
Ann Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol. 20 No. 984; Reel 5004]
ibid: Baptisms - Eliza Ward 1834 [SRNSW ref: Vol. 18
No.667; Reel 5004] & Mary Ann Ward 1836 [SRNSW ref: Vol.
20 No.984; Reel 5004] & Joseph Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol. 22
No.1033; Reel 5005]
Entries for Joseph Ward in McNaught, J. Butts & Certificates
of First Publican Licences 1830-1860
Journal of Land Commissioner John Lambie 1839-1847
[SRNSW ref: X815; Reel 2748]
Mitchell, F.F. Back to Cooma Celebrations, 1926, pp.87-88
Moses & Brooks Indexes to Depasturing Licences 1837-1851.
Index to Licences: Entries under Joseph Ward for Island Lake for
the years 1839 to 1844 inclusive.
McNaught, J. Butts & Certificates of First Publican Licences
1830-1860; Entries for Joseph Ward
Registers of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials - Baptism entries:
Emma Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol 26 No.2159; Reel 5007] & John
Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol 27 No.1465; Reel 5007]
ibid - Baptism entries: Emma Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol 26
No.2159; Reel 5007]; John Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol 27 No.1465;
Reel 5007] & James Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol 30 No.2288; Reel
Journal of Land Commissioner John Lambie 1839-1847
[SRNSW ref: X815; Reel 2748]
ibid - Kybean 1846 [SRNSW ref: X815; Reel 2748]
ibid: Kybean Oct 1846 [SRNSW ref: X815; Reel 2748]
Registers of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials - Baptism entries:
William Dudley Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol 64 No.2775; Reel 5023]
Journal of Land Commissioner John Lambie 1839-1847: Kydra
June 1847 [SRNSW ref: X815 p.63; Reel 2748]
Registers of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials - Baptism entries:
Peter Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol 35 No.3234; Reel 5011]
Copies of Letters to Chief Commissioners of Crown Land
1848-51: re Joseph Ward [SRNSW ref: 4/3610 p.271; Reel 2980]
Registers of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials - Baptism entries:
Christina Ward [SRNSW ref: Vol 69 No.1609; Reel 5025]
Mitchell, F.F. Back to Cooma Celebrations, 1926, pp.80 & 88
Publican's Licence - in Manaro Mercury 12 Sep 1862 p.5 c.2
McNaught, J. Butts & Certificates of First Publican Licences
Mitchell, F.F, ., op cit, 1926, pp.27 & 87-88
McNaught, J. Butts & Certificates of First Publican Licences
Cooma Bench Book- 1854: Constable vs Ward [SRNSW ref:
4/5534 p.239]
Goulburn Herald 26 Nov 1859 quoted in Perkins Papers 185965 [SAG ref: 4/11716 p.585D]
Cooma Bench Book- 1854: Constable vs Ward [SRNSW ref:
4/5534 p.15]