Lady Jean Templeton Reid Ward, daughter of Elisabeth Mills Reid

Honorabe John H. Ward

Jean Templeton Reid became Lady Ward when she married Sir John H. Ward, a royal equerry in charge of supervising the royal horses and stables.  Sir John served four British kings from 1902 to 1938.

Jean Reid, the only daughter of Elisabeth and Whitelaw Reid, married the Honorable Sir John Hubert Ward on June 23, 1908.  He served four British kings from 1902 to 1938 as an equerry or personal attendant in charge of supervising the royal horses and stables.  Sir John was said to be “popular at Court and in the exclusive social set and is well known as a racing man and as an enthusiastic sportsman.  He is six feet in height and has a well-knit figure.”1   D.O. Mills’s granddaughter Lady Jean was an “accomplished horsewoman,” “excellent musician,” and fluent in several languages, including German and Italian.

Lady Jean Templeton Reid Ward died in 1962, having outlived her husband by 24 years.

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1 “Ambassador Reid’s Daughter Engaged,” The New York Times, April 30, 1908.
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