More info on the Ward family

Escomb Church, near Bishop Auckland
Escomb Church, near Bishop Auckland

At the end of March 2015 I had an email from Peter Ward. Peter’s grandfather (also called Peter) was born c.1885 in Kingmoor, Carlisle – the second son of Robert Lytollis/Ward & Fanny Edgar.

He was a General Labourer when he enlisted in the Royal Artillery in 1902 and was sent to India. He became  British Army ‘heavy-weight boxing champion’ and was discharged in 1905.  By the 1911 Census he was a Police Constable at Stockton, County Durham and had married Florence Oatway. Peter & Florence lived in several places, mainly Bishop Auckland, and he went on to become a Chief Constable.

Florence died in 1929 and Peter in 1956, both in Bishop Auckland.

Thanks to his grandson, Peter, for contacting me and helping to provide more information about the Lytollis/Ward clan.