The Reverend Thomas Ward, 1757 – 1827

The Reverend Thomas Ward, 1757 – 1827, Vicar of Neston, with both his daughters, was largely responsible for setting up Neston Female Friendly Society in 1814. Frances Mary Ward and Anne Elizabeth Ward were members (Frances Mary was one of the Honorary Stewardesses of the Society) and his mother-in-law, Eliza Bayley, was the first Lady Patroness.

Sarah Pennington (nee Pyke) and her sister, Eleanor ‘Ellen’ Pyke, were founder members.

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Old Neston