The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Ward, His Honour Robert
Ward, His Honour Robert, judge of the Native Land Court, New Zealand, is the eldest son of the Rev. Robert Ward, formerly of Norfolk, England, and afterwards of New Zealand. He was born on Sept. 6th, 1840, and married on March 3rd, 1863, Eleanor, third daughter of John King and Mary Wakefield his wife. He was called to the New Zealand Bar, and practised with success until his appointment as judge of the Native Land Court of New Zealand.