Edward Ward, 4th Viscount Bangor

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Edward Ward, 4th Viscount Bangor DL (23 February 1827 – 14 September 1881),[1] styled The Honourable from September 1827 until 1837, was an Irish peer and Conservative politician.

Born at London, he was the son of Edward Ward, 3rd Viscount Bangor and his wife Harriet Margaret Maxwell,[2] second daughter of Henry Maxwell, 6th Baron Farnham.[3] In 1837, aged only ten, Ward succeeded his father as viscount.[3] He was educated at Eton College and went then to Trinity College, Cambridge.[4] He served as Deputy Lieutenant for County Down and in 1855, Ward was elected a representative peer to the House of Lords.[5] Ward died at Brighton, unmarried but was rumored to have had an out of wedlock son born in 1856 named Edward Terry Ward.[6] He was succeeded in the viscountcy by his younger brother Henry.[7]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Peerage". Retrieved 17 August 2009. 
  2. ^ The Honourable Harriet Margaret Maxwell (1805–1880), Viscountess Bangor by Edwin Long
  3. ^ a b Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co. p. 102. 
  4. ^ "Ward, Edward, Viscount Bangor (WRT845E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  5. ^ Debrett, John (1876). Debrett's Illustrated Peerage and Titles of Courtesy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Dean & Son. p. 39. 
  6. ^ "ThePeerage - Edward Ward, 4th Viscount Bangor". Retrieved 17 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "Public Record Office of Northern Ireland - Ward Papers" (pdf). Retrieved 17 August 2009. 
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Edward Southwell Ward
Viscount Bangor
Succeeded by
Henry Ward