Person:Elizabeth Phillipus (1)

Elizabeth Phillipus
b.Abt 1605 England
d.11 May 1632 London, England
m. 4 Mar 1626
  1. John WardAbt 1626 - 1708
  2. Joanna Ward1628 - 1718
  3. Obadiah WardAbt 1632 - 1717/18
  4. Richard Ward1635 - 1666
  5. Deborah WardAbt 1637 - 1697
Facts and Events
Name[1][4][3] Elizabeth Phillipus
Alt Name[2] Eleanor Unknown
Gender Female
Birth? Abt 1605 England
Marriage 4 Mar 1626 Clerkenwell, Middlesex, EnglandCitation needed
to Deacon William Ward
Marriage Banns 1 May 1626 City of London, Middlesex, Englandto Deacon William Ward
Death? 11 May 1632 London, EnglandCause: Complications of childbirth Citation needed
Alt Death? Abt 1633

While there certainly was an Elizabeth Phillips who married one William Ward on 1 May 1626, there is no evidence to suggest that the William Ward she married was he who emigrated to New England and was one of the first settlers of Sudbury and then Marlborough, MA. See Allegations for marriage licences issues by the Bishop of London, 26:168.

  1. Chester, Joseph Lemuel, and George John Armytage (ed.). Allegations for marriage licences issues by the Bishop of London, [1520 to 1828]. (London: Harleian Society, 1887)
    26:168, 1636.

    1626. May 1 William Ward, St Sepulchre's, London, Leather seller, & Elizabeth Phillippes, of St James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, Spinster; at St James aforesaid.

    While this marriage record does exist, there is no proof to link the William Ward of this 1626 marriage to the William Ward who settles in Sudbury and Marlborough, Massachusetts. That said, such a first marriage does line up nicely with the estimated ages of the oldest Ward children.

  2. Torrey, Clarence Almon. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (1963)
    p. 779.

    Ward, William (?1603-1687) & 1/wf [Eleanor?] __?__; in Eng; b 1626; Cambridge/Newton.

  3. 1st wife of William Ward