Robert Plumer Ward, an English author, born in London, March 19, 1765, died at Okeover hall, Aug. 13, 1846. He was educated at Oxford, and in 1790 was admitted to the bar. In 1805 he was appointed one of the Welsh judges, and soon afterward under secretary of state for foreign affairs, from 1807 to 1811 was a lord of the admiralty, in 1811 became clerk of the ordnance, and in 1823 one of the auditors of the civil list. He wrote a " History of the Law of Nations in Europe from the Time of the Greeks and Romans to the Age of Grotius" (2 vols. 8vo, 1795); "Treatise of the Rights and Duties of Belligerent and Neutral Powers" (1801), with a continuation entitled " Essay on Contraband " (1801); " Tremaine," a novel (1825); "De Vere," a novel (1827); "Illustrations of Human Life" (1837); "Pictures of the World " (1839); " Historical Essay on the Revolution of 1688" (2 vols. 8vo, 1838); and "De Clifford," a novel (1841). His diary has been published under the title " Memoirs of the Political and Literary Life of Robert Plumer Ward, Esq." (2 vols. 8vo, 1850).