1891 RG12 Piece 861 Folio 106
2 Spearings Court Portsea
James Dwyer 54 Widow Bricklayer's labourer Tipperary Ireland
Margaret Mc Carthy 48 Housekeeper Limerick
Ernest C Mc Carthy 13 boarder Housekeepers son Portsea, Hampshire,
William Ward 47 Married Visitor Discharged soldier Newcastle Northumberland
Mary A Ward 30 Married Visitor Born at Sea British subject
William Ward 10 Visitor Portsea
Edith Ward 1 Visitor Portsea
Percy H Ward 7 Poplar Middlesex
Kathleen M H Ward 5 Poplar Middlesex
Margaret H Ward 2 Visitor Portsea Hampshire
Sydney A H Ward 1 Visitor Portsea Hampshire

Birth registrations for first and last children Ward to confirm that Mary A Ward is nee McCarthy. Findmypast have birth records I think for born at sea or overseas. So Mary A McCarthy had Ada when she was 18 years old.

WARD, WILLIAM mmn MCCARTHY
GRO Reference: 1880 Sept Quarter in PORTSEA ISLAND Vol 2B Page 490
WARD, SYDNEY ARTHUR HAMMOND Mother's maiden name MCCARTHY
GRO Reference: 1890 March Quarter in ALVERSTOKE Vol 2B Page 560

Note _ Mary A nee McCarthy is not the daughter born at sea to John McCarthy and Mary of Yorkshire as she is still with them in the 1891 census

Christina