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Prudence WARD
of Atherstone, Warwickshire
Alternative names
Prudence BARNES (Married)
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Prudence WARD
1677 - bur.1744
of Atherstone, Warwickshire
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Prudence WARD
1677 - bur.1744
of Atherstone, Warwickshire
  m. William BARNES (bap.1667 - bur.1744)
 
William BARNES
bap.1712 - ~1762
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Nathaniel BARNES
~1703 - bur.1717
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Matthias BARNES
bap.1716 - bur.1716
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Prudence BARNES
1718 - bur.1789
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Francis GARNER (bap.1718 - ~1784)
 
John GARNER
bap.1753 - bur.1808
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Mary PERRY (bap.1759 - bur.1789)
  m. Ann GODWIN (~1756 - ~1831)
 
Mary GARNER
bap.1783 - ~1852
of Narborough, Leicester, Leicestershire
  m. Serjeant John GARNER (1777 - 1830)
 
William GARNER
bap.1802 - ~1876
Sawyer of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Elizabeth COOPER (~1801 - ~1876)
 
Ann GARNER
bap.1820 - ~1889
of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Anne ACOX (~1798 - ~1848)
  m. James WATTS (~1824 - ~1899)
 
Hannah GARNER
bap.1839 - ~1890
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Sarah GARNER
bap.1823 - bur.1826
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Thomas GARNER
bap.1825 - bur.1827
of Burbage, Leicestershire
John GARNER
bap.1827 - ~1903
Soderer of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Ann SUTTON (~1832 - ~1906)
 
John GARNER
bap.1852 - ~1911
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Mary Ann GARNER
bap.1855 - ~1918
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Elizabeth 'Betsey' GARNER
bap.1858 - ~1912
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Edwin GARNER
bap.1861 - ~1920
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Frederick GARNER
~1863 - ~1913
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Arthur GARNER
~1865 - ~1923
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Walter GARNER
~1872 - ~1927
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Florence GARNER
~1874 - ~1928
of Leicester, Leicestershire
  m. Ernest Harry HOLLINGSWORTH (1873 - ~1923)
 
Richard Rawlings HOLLINGSWORTH
1900 - 1970
  m. Lilian May WARD (1906 - 1999)
 
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Lilian May HOLLINGSWORTH
~1903 - ~1953
Martha GARNER
bap.1830 - ~1890
Seamer of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Henry WATTS (~1831 - ~1896)
 
William WATTS
bap.1855 - 1906
of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Elizabeth PYE (~1863 - ~1929)
 
Lily Elizabeth WATTS
1888 - ~1938
of Islington, Middlesex
Daisy WATTS
1890 - ~1940
of Islington, Middlesex
Martha Beatrice WATTS
1893 - ~1943
of Islington, Middlesex
William Henry WATTS
1900 - 1969
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Elsie Ellen GREEN (~1899 - 1934)
 
William Henry Jerome WATTS
1926 - 1985
of Islington, Middlesex
  m. Audrey Irene MUNSON (1926 - 2016)
 
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Pauline Gladys WATTS
1929 - 1929
of Islington, Middlesex
Henry WATTS
~1857 - ~1909
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Ann WATTS
1860 - ~1910
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Sarah WATTS
1863 - ~1913
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Catherine GARNER
bap.1832 - bur.1832
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Thomas GARNER
bap.1833 - ~1888
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Elizabeth GARNER
bap.1836 - ~1891
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Rebecca GARNER
1839 - ~1895
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Catharine GARNER
1842 - ~1897
of Burbage, Leicestershire
John GARNER
1806 - 1865
Stocking maker of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Hannah WELDON (1807 - 1883)
 
William GARNER
bap.1827 - ~1896
Framework knitter of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Ann [GARNER] (~1827 - ~1894)
 
Emely GARNER
~1849 - ~1905
of Burbage, Leicestershire
John GARNER
~1851 - ~1906
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Ann GARNER
~1859 - ~1910
of Burbage, Leicestershire
William GARNER
~1861 - ~1931
Shoe finisher of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Mary Ann [GARNER] (~1862 - ~1931)
 
William P GARNER
1882 - ~1960
Invoice clerk of Leicester, Leicestershire
  m. Emma A [GARNER] (1882 - ~1960)
 
Olive M GARNER
1916 - ~1978
Printing bench hand of Leicester, Leicestershire
Grace Anne GARNER
1921 - 1999
Cake shop assistant of Leicester, Leicestershire
  m. William L LINDSAY (~1911 - ?)
 
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Edith A GARNER
1885 - ~1943
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Edwin J GARNER
1886 - ~1943
Shoe clicker of Leicester, Leicestershire
Bertram GARNER
1889 - ~1945
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Sidney GARNER
1891 - ~1946
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Nellis GARNER
1894 - ~1947
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Millicent GARNER
1896 - ~1948
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Betsy GARNER
~1863 - ~1913
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Martha GARNER
bap.1829 - ~1879
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Esther Elizabeth GARNER
~1830 - 1893
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Richard GARNER
bap.1835 - 1909
Agricultural labourer of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Harriett SMITH (~1844 - ~1918)
 
Arthur GARNER
~1863 - ~1922
of Burbage, Leicestershire
John GARNER
1839 - 1901
Builder of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Esther BAILEY (1843 - 1882)
  m. Elizabeth PICKERING (~1838 - 1915)
 
Arthur Bailey GARNER
bap.1863 - 1885
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Thomas GARNER
bap.1864 - 1934
Carpenter of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Barbara GREEN (~1859 - ~1931)
 
Elsie GARNER
1891 - ~1946
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Captain John Bailey GARNER MC and Bar
1891 - ~1955
Acting Captain - Leicestershire Regiment of Hinckley, Leicestershire
 
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Clive GARNER
~1893 - ~1943
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Gladys Esther GARNER
1896 - 1978
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Walter HADDON (~1885 - ~1960)
 
Jeffrey E HADDON
1919 - ~1969
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
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  m. Reginald EATWELL (~1911 - ?)
 
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Arthur Stanley GARNER
~1904 - 1974
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Dorren Alma Hackett [GARNER] (~1904 - ?)
 
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Robert GARNER
~1906 - ~1956
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Ada GARNER
1867 - 1868
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Esther Elizabeth 'Lizzie' GARNER
1871 - 1911
Monthly nurse of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. William Edward WEAVER (1869 - 1960)
 
William John 'Laddie' WEAVER
1904 - 2000
Building Contractor of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Ena Flora EDWARDS (1908 - 1983)
 
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  m. Beryl Stuart FIDLER (1936 - 2007)
 
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Ralph Willoughby WEAVER
1911 - 1987
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Maisie 'Bunty' BAILEY (1910 - 1993)
 
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Catherine Elizabeth WEAVER
1951 - 2007
 
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Willoughby 'Wink' GARNER
bap.1874 - ~1937
Shop assistant (silversmith) of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Ada Elizabeth RANSLEY (~1875 - ~1938)
 
Margery Elizabeth GARNER
1900 - 1902
of London, Middlesex
John Willoughby 'Jack' GARNER
1901 - 1962
of London, Middlesex
Mildred Ada GARNER
1904 - ~1968
of Brentford, Hounslow, Middlesex
  m. Harold G HANNAFORD (~1899 - ~1974)
 
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  m. Edward 'Teddy' BROWN (~1907 - ?)
 
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  m. Eric M T RIDLEY (~1906 - ?)
 
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Arnold Willoughby GARNER
1912 - ~1962
Estate Agent
Monica Agnes Henrietta 'Monica' GARNER
1915 - ~1976
of Brentford, Hounslow, Middlesex
  m. Bernard HARRIS (~1903 - ~1978)
 
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Christopher BENTLEY
1963 - 2002
of Belper R.D., Derbyshire
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John Weldon GARNER
bap.1877 - 1886
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Stephen GARNER
1841 - ~1846
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Ann GARNER
1845 - ~1913
Stocking maker of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. William BRIGHTMORE (~1846 - ~1895)
 
Ada BRIGHTMORE
~1871 - ~1926
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Charles BRIGHTMORE
~1872 - ~1927
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Ann BRIGHTMORE
~1873 - ~1927
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Emily BRIGHTMORE
~1877 - ~1929
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Willoughby BRIGHTMORE
~1879 - ~1930
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Ellen Esther BRIGHTMORE
1883 - ~1961
of Leicester R.D., Leicestershire
  m. Harry Ernest IRELAND (1886 - ~1962)
 
Ernest T IRELAND
1912 - ~1962
of Hinckley R.D., Leicestershire
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  m. WALKER (~1916 - ?)
 
Nellie IRELAND
1917 - 1987
Flatlock machinist (underwear) of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Charles W PAYNE (~1908 - ?)
 
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Catherine GARNER
bap.1808 - bur.1825
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Martha GARNER
bap.1810 - bur.1833
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Joseph GARNER
bap.1783 - ~1833
of Narborough, Leicester, Leicestershire
Richard GARNER
1786 - ~1836
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
John BARNES
bap.1720 - bur.1721
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Narrative and Notes

Prudence WARD was "of Atherston singlewomen aged 34 or thereabouts" when she married William BARNES, a widower of Hinckley in 1711. They went on to have five children.

No baptismal record has been found for Prudence for around 1677 - the year the licence implies. One of the other bondsmen cited on the marriage licence was Nathan WARD of Hinckley, mercer - presumably a close relative. This Nathaniel WARD died in 1715 leaving his whole estate, including property in Dadlington and Hinckley, to his wife Martha to dispose of to his "children" as she saw fit. Nathaniel baptized children Sarah and Thomas in 1706 and 1709, so he is more likely to be Prudence's brother. No baptism for Nathaniel has been found increasing the likelihood that their records have been lost.

The best alternative is in September 1672 in Bulkington (6 miles to Hinckley) by parents Robert and Ursula WARD, which is still five years younger than William. If this was her then she was still having children aged 48. If correct, then Prudence was an only child and her parents died soon after each other in 1605-06. Perhaps this freed her from caring for her parents and she became available to marry, albeit at a later age than would be usual. Perhaps she got work in Atherstone. Unfortunately there are no burials of a Prudence WARD near Bulkington or other marriages that can confirm whether this Prudence was a different person.

Prudence died shortly after her husband in 1744.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
c. 1677
0
Birth 
1
 
29 Mar 1692
15
Marriage of husband William BARNES and Ann HURST 
2
Desford, Leicestershire
1711
34
Residence 
3
Atherstone, Warwickshire
10 Aug 1711
34
Marriage Licence to husband William BARNES 
4
St Mary de Castro, Leicester, Leicestershire, England
10 Aug 1711
34
Marriage to husband William BARNES 
5
Leicester, Leicestershire
24 May 1712
35
Baptism of son William BARNES 
6
Great Meeting Presbyterian Chapel, Hinckley, , Leicestershire, England
12 Apr 1716
39
Baptism of son Matthias BARNES 
7
Great Meeting Presbyterian Chapel, Hinckley, , Leicestershire, England
29 Sep 1716
39
Burial of son Matthias BARNES 
8
St Mary's, Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
2 Aug 1717
40
Burial of son Nathaniel BARNES 
9
St Mary's, Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
1718
41
Birth of daughter Prudence BARNES 
10
 
4 Oct 1720
43
Baptism of son John BARNES 
11
St Mary's, Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
4 Feb 1720/21
44
Burial of son John BARNES 
 
22 Mar 1743/44
67
Burial of husband William BARNES 
12
St Mary's, Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
31 Aug 1744
67
Burial 
13
St Mary's, Hinckley, Leicestershire, England
31 Jul 1751
74
Marriage of daughter Prudence BARNES and Francis GARNER 
14
Holy Trinity, Coventry, Warwickshire, England
8 May 1789
112
Burial of daughter Prudence BARNES 
15
Great Meeting Presbyterian Chapel, Hinckley, , Leicestershire, England
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - Leicestershire Marriage Licences, 1604-1891
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Guilmum Barnes de Hinckley in Cond Leic Cordwain & Nathan Ward de Hinckley in Cond Leic Mercer et Thoma Murrall de Temple Hall in cond [?] agris

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decimo die mensis Augusti ... 1711

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the above bound Wm Barnes a widower and Prudence Ward of Atherston singlewoman aged 34 or thereabouts

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[signed]

William Barnes

Nath: Ward

Tho Morrall

2 - Desford Parish Records
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1692

Ma. William Barnes & Ann Hurst were married March 29th

3 - Leicestershire Marriage Licences, 1604-1891
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4 - Leicestershire Marriage Licences, 1604-1891
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Guilmum Barnes de Hinckley in Cond Leic Cordwain & Nathan Ward de Hinckley in Cond Leic Mercer et Thoma Murrall de Temple Hall in cond [?] agris

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decimo die mensis Augusti ... 1711

...

the above bound Wm Barnes a widower and Prudence Ward of Atherston singlewoman aged 34 or thereabouts

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[signed]

William Barnes

Nath: Ward

Tho Morrall

5 - Leicester, St Mary de Castro, Parish Records
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Marryed in ye year 1711

William Barnes and Prudence Ward August 10

6 - Great Meeting, Hinckley, Church Records
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May 24 Wiilim ye son of William & Prudence Barns was baptised

7 - Great Meeting, Hinckley, Church Records
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April 12 1716 {Matthias ye son of William & Prudence Barnes was baptised

8 - St Mary, Hinckley, Parish Records
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Burials

Matthias Son of William Barns Sept:29

9 - St Mary, Hinckley, Parish Records
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Nathaniel son of William Barns Aug:2

10 - Staffordshire, Dioceses of Lichfield & Coventry Marriage Allegations and Bonds
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11 - St Mary, Hinckley, Parish Records

Christened 1720

Oct. 4 John son of William Barnes

12 - St Mary, Hinckley, Parish Records
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1743

Mar.

22

William Barns the elder bur:

13 - St Mary, Hinckley, Parish Records

In the year of our Lord 1744 was Buried

Aug

31

Prudence Barns widow

14 - Holy Trinity, Coventry Parish Records
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Married 1751

July

31 Francis Garner & Prudence Barnes

15 - Great Meeting, Hinckley, Church Records
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Widow Garnar, buried May 8th 1789

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