Charles Hayward Izard

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Charles Hayward Izard
Charles Hayward Izard, 1905.jpg
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Wellington North
In office
6 December 1905 17 November 1908
Preceded byseat established
Succeeded by Alexander Herdman
Personal details
Born(1862-01-19)19 January 1862
Wellington, New Zealand
Died18 September 1925(1925-09-18) (aged 63)
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Political party Liberal
Stella Margaret Halsted(m. 1886)
Relations Charles Beard Izard (father)
Profession Lawyer

Charles Hayward Izard (19 January 1862 – 18 September 1925) was a Liberal Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand, and a Wellington lawyer.



Early life

Izard was born in Wellington on 19 January 1862, [1] [2] the eldest son of Charles Beard Izard, who was a prominent and popular Wellington lawyer and MP for Wellington Suburbs. [3] After having primary education in Wellington, Izard was sent to Harrow, England and read for the bar at Lincoln's Inn where he was admitted as a barrister in 1883. [1] On 12 July 1886, Izard married Stella Margaret Halsted at St Paul's Cathedral in Wellington. [4]

Professional career

Izard returned to New Zealand and practiced with the firm Bell Gully together with his father. He subsequently practised on his own, and later partners included Thomas S. Weston, J. F. B. Stevenson, and S. J. Castle. [5]

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
1905 1908 16th Wellington North Liberal

Izard was for many years a member of Wellington City Council. [6] He unsuccessfully contested the Hutt electorate in the 1890 election. [7] Izard also stood for City of Wellington in a by-election in 1905, coming second to fellow Liberal Francis Fisher. [8]

He was elected to the Wellington North electorate in the 1905 election, but was defeated in 1908. [9] His younger brother, Dr Arnold Woolford Izard, stood for the Wellington North electorate in the 1911 election on behalf of the Liberal Party. [10]

He was appointed to the Legislative Council by the National wartime coalition government on 7 May 1918, and served there until he died in 1925. [11]

Family and death

He died at his residence in Upper Hutt on 18 September 1925. His funeral service was held at St Paul's Cathedral in Wellington, and he was buried at Karori Cemetery. He was survived by his wife Stella Izard. They had one son, Keith Halsted Izard, who died in London in 1919. [6] [12]


Izard left the bulk of his estate for the establishment of an educational and charitable trust, the Charles Hayward Izard Trust, administered by the Wellington City Council. [13] [14]


  1. 1 2 "The New Members. Biographical Sketches". The Evening Post . Wellington. 7 December 1905. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  2. "Birth search: registration number 1862/8239". Births, deaths & marriages online. Department of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  3. Foster 1885, p. 238.
  4. "Marriage". New Zealand Mail. 16 July 1886. p. 16. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  5. Cooke 1969, p. 396.
  6. 1 2 "Obituary". The Evening Post . CX (70). 19 September 1925. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  7. "The General Election, 1890". National Library. 1891. p. 2. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  8. "The Wellington Election". North Otago Times. 7 April 1905. p. 2. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  9. Wilson 1985, p. 207.
  10. Dominion; 7 December 1911 p6
  11. Wilson 1985, p. 155.
  12. "Personal". The Colonist. 7 March 1919. p. 4. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  13. "Wealth for the public". Evening Post. 22 September 1925. p. 4. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  14. McLintock, A.H., ed. (1966). "Welfare—philanthropic trusts". An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 9 September 2018.

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New Zealand Parliament
New constituency Member of Parliament for Wellington North
Succeeded by
Alexander Herdman