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Ward, James [Jem]locked

  • G. C. Boase
  • , revised by Tony Gee


Ward, James [Jem] (1800–1884), pugilist and artist, was born near Ratcliffe Highway (now the Highway), London, the eldest son of a butcher, later a ballast-heaver, stated as being either Nathaniel or Nicholas Ward. His date of birth has been variously given as 14, 25, or 26 December 1800. From an early age he displayed talent as a boxer and he later recalled his first fight as being against ...

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