Henry Ward, 5th Viscount Bangor

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Henry William Crosbie Ward, 5th Viscount Bangor DL, JP (26 July 1828 – 23 February 1911),[1] styled The Honourable from birth until 1881, was an Irish peer, Conservative politician and soldier.

Background[edit]

He was the second son of Edward Ward, 3rd Viscount Bangor and his wife Harriet Margaret Maxwell, second daughter of Henry Maxwell, 6th Baron Farnham.[2] Ward was educated at Rugby School and then at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.[2] In 1881, he succeeded his older brother Edward as viscount.[3]

Career[edit]

Ward entered the British Army in 1846 and served in the 43rd (Monmouthshire) Regiment of Foot.[4] He fought in the Xhosa Wars and retired in 1854 as captain.[4] In 1886, Ward was elected a representative peer to the House of Lords.[4] He was a Deputy Lieutenant of County Down and represented the county also as Justice of the Peace.[5]

Family[edit]

On 6 December 1854, he married firstly the scientist Mary King, youngest daughter of Henry King, and had by her five daughters and three sons.[2] She died in 1869 in history's first car accident.

Ward remarried Elizabeth Eccles, only daughter of Major Hugh Eccles of Cronroe on 8 April 1874.[6] His second marriage was childless.[2] Ward died, aged 82 at his residence Castle Ward and was buried at Ballycutter four days later.[5] He was succeeded in the viscountcy by his youngest and only surviving son Maxwell.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Peerage". Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1895). Armorial families. Edinburgh: Grange Publishing Works. pp. 62–63. 
  3. ^ "Public Record Office of Northern Ireland - Ward Papers" (PDF). Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d Who was Who 1897-1916. London: A. C. Black, Ltd. 1920. p. 38. 
  5. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Henry William Ward, 5th Viscount Bangor". Retrieved 18 August 2009. 
  6. ^ Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1930). Armorial Families. 2. Edinburgh: Grange Publishing Works. p. 2033. 
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Edward Ward
Viscount Bangor
1881–1911
Succeeded by
Maxwell Ward