Edward Chauncey Luard

Edward Chauncey Luard
Born1856
Died22 September 1900 (aged 43–44)
Strathleven, Dumbarton, Scotland
ResidenceDemerara, British Guiana (now Guyana)
NationalityBritish
OccupationPlanter
Known for
  • Campaign for a ballot to be added to British Guiana's constitution
  • Collection of early British Guiana stamps
Spouse(s)Lucy Amelia (Mamie) Winter
Parent(s)William Charles Luard and Clara Julia Jane

Edward Chauncey Luard (1856 — 22 September 1900) was a British planter in Demerara, British Guiana (now Guyana). He was influential among the planter community in British Guiana and was a member of the Court of Policy for East Demerara. He led the campaign to introduce a ballot into the colony's constitution in 1895.

A noted philatelist, Luard's collection of the stamps of British Guiana included examples of the "cottonreel" issues, some of which are now part of the Royal Philatelic Collection.

Early life and family

Edward Luard was the eldest son of William Charles Luard of Llandaff, South Wales, and Clara Julia Jane. He was christened in 1856 at Saint John, Cardiff.[1][2]

In 1886 he married Lucy Amelia (Mamie) Winter, daughter of Nathaniel Winter, of Blenheim Plantation, Leguan.[2]

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