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John Ward (1725-1788)

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John Ward (1725-1788), second Viscount Dudley and Ward

1740 The first Viscount (his father, John) inherited potentially the nation's most valuable mineral estate per acre in Staffordshire and Worcestershire, most of it being underlain by a 10 yard seam of coal as well as other strata of coal, brick clay, and ironstone.

1788 Died without issue; he was succeeded by his half brother William (1750-1823)

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