Charles Ebenezer Ward

Photo:Primitive Methodist Magazine 1905

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1905


By Geoff Dickinson

Charles was born on 24 January 1846 at New Plymouth, New Zealand, to parents Robert Ward, a PM Minister, and Emily Brundle.

Charles was educated at the Wesley College, Auckland. On the outbreak of the Maori war in the Taranaki district, he joined the Forest Rangers under the late Major Sir Harry Atkinson, and received the New Zealand war medal for his services.

He married Helen Hannaford (1856-1928)

Charles was President of the NZ Conference in 1884, 1894 and 1907. He also edited the New Zealand Primitive Methodist for five years.

Charles died on 24 August 1935 at Christchurch, New Zealand.


  • 1870 Goulburn (Australia)
  • 1871 Newcastle
  • 1873 Wollongong
  • 1874 Nundle
  • 1875 Morpeth
  • 1874 Wellington (NZ)
  • 1876 Timaru
  • 1878 Invercargill
  • 1882 Dunedin
  • 1886 Auckland II
  • 1889 Wellington II
  • 1892 Wellington I
  • 1894 Auckland I
  • 1899 Christchurch I
  • 1905 Wellington
  • 1905 Christchurch II
  • 1915 Christchurch (S)


PM Magazine 1911/468

NZ Minutes 1936/16

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

New Zealand Primitive Methodist Ministers by Circuit

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


1917_Ward_Sketch.pdf (505k)

This page was added by Geoff Dickinson on 03/01/2018.
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This page was modified on 12 January 2018 to add a transcription of a sketch published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine 1911.

By Geoff Dickinson
On 12/01/2018

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