Peter WARD c.1842-1933, b. Cambridgeshire, England, son of Isaac WARD and Elizabeth PLAYER, arrived with his parents and siblings on the ship "Eliza" at Portland, Victoria in April 1853, having sailed from London and Plymouth, England in November 1852. The family group on the "Eliza" was :-- Isaac WARD (38), Ag labourer, Elizabeth WARD, nee PLAYER (37), Charles WARD (13), Peter WARD (10), and Ellen WARD (4). A son Alfred Parkin WARD was born at "Hilgay" station, Coleraine in Sep 1854 and the mother Elizabeth WARD died at "Hilgay" station in Oct 1854.

Peter WARD was married in 1865 at ___, Victoria to Emily MARSH, 1846-1891, daughter of Samuel MARSH and Mary Ann JACOB.

Peter WARD with 2 school-aged children, living 1 mile S of Carapook was marked on the map with the 1875 Carapook school petition aimed at establishing a new school at Carapook (Muntham), Victoria.

Emily, wife of Peter WARD died in 1891 at Mooree (near Harrow), Victoria. Peter WARD then married in 1897 to Priscilla MALING 1854-1919, b. Portland, Victoria to Israel MALING and Mary Ann HOUGHTON. Priscilla WARD died at Merino, Victoria in 1919 and Peter WARD died at Sulky (near Crewick), Victoria in 1933.

Peter WARD & Emily MARSH had the following family...

  1. Lucy Emily WARD 1867-1956, b. Dundas, Victoria; d. Ballarat, Victoria; m. George Isaac WARD 1866-1915, b. Coleraine, Victria; d. Mooree (near Harrow), Victoria. 6 children.
  2. Ellen Georgina WARD 1869-1959, b. Dundas, Victoria; d. Hamilton, Victoria; m. Henry DOWN 1858-1939, b. Belfast, Victoria to Daniel DOWN and Georgina LEITCH; d. Hamilton, Victoria. 1 child.
  3. Mary Annie Harriet WARD 1871-1949, b. Coleraine, Victoria; d. Ballarat, Victoria; m. Alexander "Sandy" STEWART 1865-1938, b. Melbourne, Victoria to George STEWART and Elizabeth McGREGOR; d. Apsley, Victoria. 1 child.
  4. Alfred William WARD 1874-1974, b. Harrow, Victoria; d. Sydney, NSW; m. Susannah LANGLEY 1872-1950, b. Penshurst, Victoria; d. Sydney, NSW. 4? children.
  5. Francis Peter WARD 1878-1954, b. Harrow, Victoria; d. Sulky (near Creswick), Victoria.
  6. Ada Rachel WARD 1880-1881, b. and d. Harrow, Victoria.

Peter WARD & Priscilla MALING had the following family...

  1. Percy Hotspur WARD 1897-1969, b. Hotspur, Victoria; d. Nhill, Victoria.