William Ward, 3rd Viscount Dudley and Ward

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William Ward, 3rd Viscount Dudley and Ward (21 January 1750 – 25 April 1823) was a British peer and politician.[1]

Ward was the son of John Ward, 1st Viscount Dudley and Ward, by his second wife Mary (née Carver). He was elected to the House of Commons for Worcester in 1780, a seat he held until 1788, when he succeeded his half-brother in the viscountcy and entered the House of Lords.[2] He married Julia, daughter of Godfrey Bosvile, in 1780. Ward died in April 1823, aged 73, and was succeeded by his son John, who served as Foreign Secretary and was created Earl of Dudley in 1827.


  1. ^ Kidd, Charles; Williamson, David, eds. (1990). Debrett's peerage and baronetage. London: Debrett's Peerage. ISBN 9780312046408. 
  2. ^ Drummond, Mary M. (1964). "Ward, Hon. William (1750-1823)". In Namier, Sir Lewis; Brooke, John. The House of Commons 1754-1790. The History of Parliament Trust. 

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Walsh
Thomas Bates Rous
Member of Parliament for Worcester
With: Thomas Bates Rous 1780–1784
Samuel Smith 1784–1788
Succeeded by
Samuel Smith
Edmund Wigley
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Ward
Viscount Dudley and Ward
Succeeded by
John William Ward