Ward, Thomas

The Rev Thomas Ward was the dean of the Irish diocese of Connor from 1679 until 1694, when he was deprived of his deanery for immoral conduct. [1] That he is the Dean Ward who appears in the Bellingham/Rawstorne diaries is made clear by Lawrence Rawstorne‘s entry for 28 August 1687 in which he records hearing ‘Dean Ward of Down & Conner in Ireland’ preach in the Preston parish church.

[1] Henry Cotton, Fasti Ecclesiæ Hibernicæ: The Succession of the Prelates and Members of the Cathedral Bodies in Ireland (Hodges and Smith, 1849), 254, https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Y-cpW80vLPcC&source=gbs_navlinks_s.