David Ward, 5th Earl of Dudley

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William Humble David Jeremy Ward, 5th Earl of Dudley, 15th Baron Ward (born 27 March 1947), styled Viscount Ednam from 1969 until 2013, is a British peer.

Background and family[edit]

He is the son of William Ward, 4th Earl of Dudley, whom he succeeded in 2013.[1] David Ward is the cousin of the actress and director Rachel Ward. He married Sarah Mary Coats on 3 July 1972; they divorced in 1976.[2] He then married Debra Louise Pinney in 1976; they had a daughter, Bethany Rowena Ward, in 1977, and were divorced in 1980.[2] He was educated at Eton College and at Oxford.[2] In 2003, he lived in France.[2]


He succeeded his father as 5th Earl of Dudley and 15th Baron Ward upon his father's death.[1]


  1. ^ a b "The Earl of Dudley – Obituary". The Telegraph. 29 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "William Humble David Jeremy Ward, 5th Earl of Dudley", thepeerage.com
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William Humble David Ward
Earl of Dudley