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Crosbie Ward in April 1867
New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1858–1860 2nd Lyttelton Independent
1861–1866 3rd Lyttelton Independent
1866–1867 4th Avon Independent

Crosbie Ward (10 February 1832 – 10 November 1867) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in Canterbury, New Zealand. He was born in County Down, Ireland.

He represented the Town of Lyttelton electorate from 1858 to 1866. He was a cabinet minister, Postmaster-General and Secretary for Crown Lands. He then represented the Avon electorate from 1866 to 1867, when he resigned. He was a prominent Christchurch journalist, editing the Lyttelton Times.[1][2]

On 13 January 1857, he married Margaret (Maggie) Townsend of Rangiora. Their only child was Harriett Louise Frances Ward. He died on 10 November 1867 in London.[1] On 18 September 1868, his widow married John George Cooke at Holy Trinity Church in New Plymouth.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Rice, Geoffrey W. "Ward, Crosbie". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 11 April 2013.
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 243. OCLC 154283103.
  3. ^ "Marriage". Taranaki Herald. XVI (845). 3 October 1868. p. 2. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Tancred
Postmaster-General
1861–1862
1862–1863
Succeeded by
Walter Mantell
Preceded by
Walter Mantell
Succeeded by
Thomas Gillies
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
James FitzGerald
Member of Parliament for Lyttelton
1858–1866
Succeeded by
Edward Hargreaves
Preceded by
William Thomson
Member of Parliament for Avon
1866–1867
Succeeded by
William Reeves