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Authorised form of nameWard; John (c 1679 - 1758)
Datesc 1679 - 1758
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birthc 1679
Place of deathIn his apartments, Gresham College, London
Date of death17 October 1758
Dates and placesBurial:
At the dissenter's burial ground, Bunhill Fields, London
OccupationSchoolmaster
ActivityEducation:
Studied with John Ker in his leisure time from the Navy Office; Edinburgh; LLD (1751)
Career:
Clerk in the Navy Office; opened a school in Tenter Alley, Moorfields, London (1710); Professor of Rhetoric at Gresham College, London (1720); wrote a biography of the Professors of Gresham College; travelled through Holland and Flanders to Paris (1733); one of the original Trustees of the British Museum
Memberships:
FSA (1736); Spalding Society
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election30/11/1723
ProposerJohn Harwood
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1753-?
RelationshipsSon of John Ward, Dissenting Minister, and his wife, Constancy Rayner
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Obituaries in: 'Gentleman's Magazine' 1758, p504; 'London Magazine' 1758, p540
Royal Society codeNA864
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RBO/19/31'Remarks upon an ancient Date over a Gate-way near the Cathedral at Worcester' by John Ward1735
L&P/3/185Paper, 'Of two pigs of Roman lead, Domitian, 1 cwt 1 qr 16lbs each, found 1 and a half feet under the surface on Hayshaw Moor near Patelt Bridge' by John Ward1756
L&P/1/332Paper, 'An explication of a Roman inscription found not long since on a stone in Sichester' by John Ward1744
L&P/2/15Paper, 'On a Latin inscription to Flora, found in Italy' by John Ward20 December 1749
L&P/1/332/1Letter, 'An explication of a Roman inscription found not long since on a stone in Sichester' from John Ward to the Royal Society1744
L&P/1/382Paper, 'Of the antiquities (Roman silver) found at Barkway' by John Ward1745
L&P/1/356Paper, 'Of two Roman silver plates; one inscribed found at Barkway Hampshire' by Pulter Forester and John Ward1745
L&P/1/382/1Letter, 'Of the antiquities (Roman silver) found at Barkway' from John Ward to the Royal Society1745
L&P/2/155Paper, 'An explication of an ancient Greek inscription carved on a brass cup' by John Ward1750
CLP/16/56Remarks on the ancient date at Widgel Hall near Bantingford in Hertfordshire by John Wardnd
L&P/2/389Paper, 'Roman inscription at Bath' by John Ward2 November 1753
L&P/2/406Paper, 'Roman alter and inscription found at York April 1752' by John Ward9 November 1752
L&P/2/441Paper, 'An account of Claude Gros de Boze's book on Tetricus' by John Ward21 March 1753
L&P/3/2Paper, 'Of a Roman inscription found at Malton, Yorks, in 1753' by John Ward1755
L&P/2/170Letter, 'Of the earthquake of Sept 30' from John Nixon and Thomas Cave to John Ward8 October 1750
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