WARD, Benjamin Swain

WARD, Benjamin Swain. 1786 — Cape Town 19.6.1835.  British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Francis Swain Ward (1736–1794). Lieutenant of Madras infantry. In 1799-1810 worked under C. Mackenzie in Mysore survey. Together with Ltn. P. E. Conner conducted the survey of Travancore and Cochin 1810-21. He was also an artist, some of his pictures are preserved. Married Johanna Disandt (d. 1837, also in Cape Town).

Publications: Geographical and statistical memoir of the survey of the Travancore and Cochin states, executed under the superintendence of lieutenants Ward and Conner, from July 1810 to the end of the year 1821. Vol. 1. 1863; vol. 4. 123 p. Madras 1893; vol. 2. 281 p. Madras 1902.

– With P. E. Conner: Descriptive memoir of Malabar. Ed. by S. Raimon. 275 P. Thiruvananthapuram 1995.

Sources: https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/north-view-of-the-hill-of-sravana-bellagoola; death date in geni.com; *biographical sketch in the 1995 book.

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