Ware is a town located on the River Lea in eastern Hertfordshire, about twenty miles north of London and three miles east of Hertford. Ware’s main claim to fame in the medieval and early modern periods came from its being a convenient day’s ride from London on the road to Cambridge (the Roman Ermine Street). It thus had many inns, several of which have survived. Although it was sometimes called a borough, it was in fact managed by the bailiffs of the manor. The church is dedicated to St Mary.

“Parishes: Ware.” A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 3. Ed. William Page. London: Victoria County History, 1912. 380-397. British History Online. Web. 31 December 2019. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/herts/vol3/pp380-397.