1889 Peak Directory – Annotated.

 

My hopes are that this table may be useful to other researchers. I started with The Directory & Chronicle for China, Corea, Japan, The Philippines, Cochin-China, Annan, Tonquin, Siam, Borneo, Straits Settlements, Malay States & etc. 1889. Printed at The Daily Press, Hong Kong.I cross referenced The Peak Directory contained within it with The Ladies Directory, and added the column W:

 

 

Other sources include The Hong Kong Bank in Late Imperial China 1864-1902.  Frank H.H. King, Cambridge University Press, 1987; Forgotten Souls: A Social History of the Hong Kong Cemetery.  Patricia Lim Hong Kong University Press.2011.

 

The names in the cells shaded in green have full biographies included in Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography. Ed. May Holdsworth & Christopher Munn. Hong Kong University Press. 2012.

Cells shaded in yellow represent contributions by Annelise Connell, a Hong Kong researcher with an interest in The Peak. There are more to come.

 

Diaspora Entrepreneurial Networks: Four Centuries of History. ed Ina Baghdiantz McCabe, Gelina Harlaftis, Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou has interesting material on Parsee, Indian Muslim, and Sephardic trade diasporas in Hong Kong.

 

Year

Resident

Property

W

1889

Anderson, Jas

·       There are several ANDERSONs listed, but no Jas ANDERSON.

·       A Col. ANDERSON was on the Hong Kong Cricket Club

·       NOTE: A C.L. ANDERSON was an HSBC clerk in Yokohama

Craigieburn

x

James Anderson, Craigieburn - General Manager of the Peak Tram, and owner of Craigieburn.  

1889

Ball, James Dyer (1847-1919) b. Canton d. London

·       J. Dyer BALL, Interpreter at Supreme Court

·       Member of Victoria Masonic Lodge. Secretary Zetland Lodge No 525.

·       Masonic Lodge Chapter No 525 E.C. Scribe E.

·       Union Church Committee of Management.

Fernside

x

James Dyer Ball, married in 1885 to Gertrude Smith, and the household (Fernside) included Gertrude's brother, T. Serecombe Smith (unmarried), and Dyer Ball's mother - all of them Canton missionary families.  (Fernside later was included in Matilda Hospital)

1889

Beart, M

·       Butterfield & Swire, Clerk.

·       NOTE: An E. BEART was at Yokohama

Kellett Spur

 

1889

Belilios, Emanuel Raphael (summer only) (1837-1905). He arrived in Hong Kong in 1862, was a director of HSBC in 1868 and Chairman in 1876. SEE: His genealogy.

·       Belilios & Co., merchants, Lyndhurst Terrace.

·       Committee: Hongkong Public School, St. Paul’s College.

·       Justice of the Peace.

·       Director: Hongkong, Canton & Macao Steam-Boat Co. Ltd, 7 Queens Ave

The Eyrie

x

1889

Bell-Irving, John Hon (summer only) (1846-1925) He was a son of Mary JARDINE niece of William JARDINE, a founder of Jardine Matheson & Co. He arrived in Hong Kong in 1872. He married Isabella Thornton, a niece of Williamina MacKENZIE (wife of Colonial Secretary, William MARSH)

·       Jardine Matheson

·       Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce – Vice Chairman

·       City Hall Committee

·       Steward Hong Kong Jockey Club

·       Committee: Hongkong Public School, St. Paul’s College.

·       Hon. Treasurer: Diocesan Home and Orphanage, Bonham Rd.

·       Justice of the Peace.

·       President: Polo Club

·       Director: Hongkong and Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd.

·       Chairman: China Sugar Refining Co.

·       Legislative Council – one of 6 unofficial members.

·       Consulting Committee: Douglas Steamship Co.

·       Director: Hongkong, Canton & Macao Steam-Boat Co. Ltd, 7 Queens Ave

The Mount

x

1889

Bowdler, E.

·       Justice of the Peace.

Fungshui

 

Edward Bowdler - assistant surveyor general for 24 years. Best remembered as the special engineer of the Praya Reclamation Works. Arrived in Hong Kong from Mauritius in Sep 1874.  Retired and then immediately joined LegCo and Exco.  Died in 1907.In 1919 Mrs. Bowdler was living at Creggan.  She died in 1924. 

1889

Dalrymple, Henry Liston (1845-1900) NOTE He was also a founding member of the Golf Club. See: His gravestone.

·       Director East Borneo Planting Co., Hong Kong & Sandakan

·       Consultant Committee member Soughei Koyah Planting Co. Ltd., Hong Kong & Sandakan

·       Barley, Dalrymple & Co., merchants, Queens St.

·       Birley, Dalrymple & Co., merchants, Queens St.

·       City Hall Committee

·       Deputy Chairman HSBC (1889-1890), Birley & Co.

·       Birley, Dalrymple & Co. agents for: Union Marine Insurance Co.; Guardian Fire Assurance Co.; Norwich Union Fire Insurance Soc.; Union Fire and Marine Insurance Co. of New Zealand; New York Life Insurance Co.

·       Director China Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. 45 Queens Rd. (*NOTE: HSBC was their banker)

·       Commercial agent in Hong Kong B.N. Borneo Co.

·       Justice of the Peace.

·       Vice-President: Medical Missionary Society

Peak

x

Dalrymple, Henry Liston - HSBC director, and sometimes chairman. Wife died in 1885.  One son.  May have remarried a woman named Florence.

1889

Dennys, Henry Lardner (Dennys & Mossop) solicitor, Queens Rd.

·       City Hall Committee

·       H.L. DENNYS, For. Memb. Inst. Patent Agents. Solicitors, converyancers, proctors, notaries public, and patent agents 60, Queens Rd.

·       City Hall: Secretary, Lib. & Curator.

·       mentioned in The Law List for Hongkong 1881.

·       Who’s Who in the Far East 1906. DENNYS, Henry Lardner (HONG- KONG), Solicitor and Notary Public; b. Hampshire, 1852. Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hongkong, Jan. 1874 ; Secretary, Librarian and Curator of the City Hall, Hongkong, 1877 to 1900 ; Crown Solicitor, 1896 to 1900 ; Solicitor of H.B.M. Supreme Court in China and Japan ; Foreign Member of the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents. Address: Hongkong ; Surbiton, Surrey.

Brockhurst

x

Dennys, Henry Lardner
"But it was when Annie Dennys, wife of solicitor Henry Lardner Dennys, had a baby on 21 July 1889 and did not recover that Mabel Cantile really put herself out. (there were 3 children under six, and the baby survived.  They were all sent back to England right away)

1889

Downes, L.

·       Russell & Co. Merchants, Praya.

Tor Crest

x

1889

Dowler, H.G.   A.C.A.

·       (Butterfield & Swire) clerk, Hong Kong

Stonyhurst

 

1889

Ede, N.J.

·       Secretary, Union Insurance Society, Shanghai.

·       Committee: Hongkong Public School, St. Paul’s College.

·       Hongkong Musical Club. Committee.

·       Union Church Trustee

·       Peak Hotel and Trading Co. Ltd. Director

·       Sanitary Board Committee

·       Justice of the Peace.

·       NOTE: His nephew Charles Montague EDE later lived on The Peak.

·       NOTE: History of The Peak Hotel: … in 1875, N.J. Ede had build a house named Dunheved on the property.[2] In 1881, Alexander Findlay Smith, a Scottish former railway man, had petitioned for the right to introduce a funicular railway to Hong Kong. The Peak Tram was built and began operations in 1888. About the same time, Findlay Smith bought Dunheved from Ede, and opened it as the Peak Hotel. (Ede and his family moved next door.) After the Peak Tram opened, Findlay Smith quickly put the Peak Hotel on the market.

·       In 1877 he and his wife and child left for Liverpool from Yokohama. Japan Daily Mail.

Treverbyn, Victoria Gap

x

1889

Ewens, Creasy. Solicitor, 36 Queens Rd.

·       Committee: Hongkong Public School, St. Paul’s College.

·       Ewens & Reece, solicitors and notaries public, Queens Rd.

·       Committee: Hongkong Public School, St. Paul’s College.

·       General Manager: Green Island Cement Co. Ltd. (this may be another C. EWENS)

·       SEE: Repton School Register Ewens, Creasy Jan., 1869— Dec, 1870 Mitre. s. of Creasy Ewens, Birkenhead, b. Feb. 13, 1854. Solicitor 1876. Hongkong 1882. c/o National Bank of China, Ltd.,

Hartford, Magazine Gap

x

1889

Francis, John Joseph NOTE: He was from Dublin, a Roman Catholic, and supporter of Governor Hennessy. He had served in the Royal Artillery in his 20s, and then bought himself out of the army and remained in Hong Kong. In 1889 he had a terrace of three houses built at Magazine Gap. They came to be called Magdalen Terrace.

·       Q.C barrister-at-law, Bank Buildings

·       NOTE: His clerk was J. PIDGEON.

·       Sanitary Board Committee

·       Justice of the Peace.

Magdalene Terrace

 

1889

Foster, F.T. Pearce

·       Justice of the Peace.

·       Linstead & Davis, merchant, Queens Rd.

·       Religious Tract Society, Hon Treasurer.

·       Hong-kong Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. Jardine Matheson & Co. General Managers. Consulting Committee.

Dunnottar

x

1889

H.E. The Governor (summer only) George William Des Voeux

Mountain Lodge

x

1889

Gower, S.J.

·       Liquidator, Chinese Insurance Co., Queens Rd. (NOTE: The Company was in liquidation)

·       Director Masonic Club: Icehouse Lane

·       President: Hongkong Musical Club

·       Justice of the Peace.

C.M.S. Sanatorium

 

Samuel John Gower
http://www.geni.com/people/Samuel-Gower/6000000024656514940
He was a son of the British Consul, and born 1825 in Livorno Italy.  At age 25 went to California for the Gold Rush in 1850 and started an auction house in San Francisco in partnership with T.J. Poulterer of Sonoma.  Brought a few dozen paintings of "merit" to sell, many of which got burned in the great fire of 1951. He became the Austrian consul there, was considered part of the elite, an early member of the Bohemian Club, a gentleman of the most agreeable manners and person—accomplished in music, languages, literature and mercantile affairs.
https://archive.org/stream/menmemoriesofsan00barr#page/25/mode/1up/search/gower
Three Gower brothers in Japan.  A. J. Gower, became a UK Consul in Japan and about the same time S.J  took over Jardine's Yokohama office in 1862. A third brother came over as a mining engineer a few years later.
Sam. was a freemason
In 1873 he married his old partner Poulterer's daughter in San Francisco.

Italian consul in Hong Kong 1878.

1889

Hastings, J.

·       (Wooton & Deacon) solicitor, Queens Rd.

·       Wooton & Deacon solicitors, conveyancers, proctors, notaries public, and patent and trade marks agents, and commissioners to admr. Oaths for Supreme Court of Bombay, 35 Queens Rd.

Stonyhurst

 

1889

Hawkins, Villiers Alweyn Caesar

·       (Hongkong and Shanghai Bank) clerk, Queens Rd. NOTE: There are no other mentions under clubs or other organizations for him.

·       See Dulwich Alumni

The Homestead

x

1889

Holliday, J.F.

·       Holliday, Wise & Co. Agents (insurance) merchant, Hongkong. NOTE: Cecil HOLLIDAY & C.J. HOLLIDAY were merchants with Holliday, Wise & Co. in Shanghai. The company had connections with Manchester.

·       Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Board of Directors.

·       Consulting Committee: Douglas Steamship Co.

Cloudlands

 

1889

Hutchison, J.D.

·       Merchant, Queens Rd.

·       (W.M. Strachan & Co.) merchant, Yokohama

Oeonora, Mt. Kellett

x

1889

Jackson, Thomas (1841-1915)

·       His wife was listed under St. John’s Place, HSBC manager’s house, but she would have been there in summer.

·       Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce – committee member.

·       Steward Hong Kong Jockey Club

·       Committee: Hongkong Public School, St. Paul’s College.

·       Committee: Diocesan Home and Orphanage, Bonham Rd.

·       Justice of the Peace.

·       Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, No. 1, Queens Rd (absent) NOTE: G.E. NOBLE was listed beneath as chief manager.

·       President: Hongkong Rifle Association

Creggan

x

1889

Jennings, Rev. W.

·       M.A. Colonial Chaplain St. John’s Cathedral

·       Corresponding Committee: British and Foreign Bible Society

·       Committee: Hong Kong Public School

·       Hon. Secretary: Diocesan Home and Orphanage

Sheiling (Became Stewart Terrace)

x

1889

Johnson, Alfred Bulmer

·       (Sharp, Johnson & Stokes) solicitor, Supreme Court House. NOTE: the firm Johnson Stokes and Master was established in HK in 1863 when HK had less than a dozen practicing lawyers. In 1895, JOHNSON became a senior partner. At that time, JSM was already legal advisor to HSBC. Sharp Toller & Johnson mentioned in The Law List for Hongkong 1881. He served his clerkship in London with MEssrs Tillard, Son, Godden and Holme 1867. Born  abt 1844, son of Robert & Sarah JOHNSON in Surrey, England.

·       Crown Solicitor on Supreme Court.

·       Committee: Diocesan Home and Orphanage, Bonham Rd.

·       Queen’s Proctor: Vice-Admiralty Court.

Bushy Cottage aka Redhill

x

1889

Johnson, Major

Peak

 

1889

Judd, Walter

·       Manager Eastern Extension, Australasia & China Telegraph Co., Ltd. (17 Marine House, Queens Rd,) & Gt. Nor, Telegraph Cos., Hongkong

Cameron Villas

x

1889

Just, H.Z.

Stolzenfels, Peak

x

1889

Lamke, J

·       Ship broker, Pray Central.

·       Meyer Lamke & Co.

Peak

x

1889

Layton, Bendyshe. Hon (1850-1918) Active in Hong Kong Electric Co. His wife was Maud

Le Mesurier  (born in Quebec)

·       City Hall Committee

·       Hong Kong Club

·       Director China Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. 45 Queens Rd. (*NOTE: HSBC was their banker)

·       Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce – committee member.

·       Peak Hotel and Trading Co. Ltd. Director

·       Director: China Borneo Company Ld. Hongkong and Sandakan

·       Director: East Borneo Planting Co. Ld. Hongkong and Sandakan

·       Justice of the Peace.

·       Director HSBC (representing Gibb, Livingston & Co.) Gibb, Livingston & Co. were merchants on Lombard St. with reps in Shanghai, Hongkong & Foochow.

·       Director: Hongkong and Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd.

·       Consulting Committee: China Sugar Refining Co.

·       Legislative Council – one of 6 unofficial members.

·       Consulting Committee: Douglas Steamship Co.

Stoke’s Bungalow East

x

1889

Leigh, R.K.

·       (Danby & Leigh) civil engineer and architect A.M. Inst. C.E., 13 Praya Central.

Leigh Tor

 

1889

Lind, A.

·       There is a J.A. LIND Manager, German Borneo Co., Benkaka, B.N. Borneo.

The Hut

x

1889

Mackintosh, Edwin

·       (Butterfield and Swire) merchant, Hongkong, Beaconsfield  NOTE: a D.H. Mackintosh  (absent) was an assistant at HSBC Queens St. in 1889 (17 years with HSBC in Tientsin) while a Lacland Mackintosh was a clerk in HK with HSBC, one of the eastern staff recruited in HK in 1866, the same year as Thomas Jackson.

·       Director: Sailors’ Home, West Point NOTE: HSBC were treasurers)

·       Justice of the Peace

The Cliff

x

1889

Mitchell-Innes, N.G.

·       Justice of the Peace.

·       Assistant Registrar General

NOTE: Norman Gilbert Mitchell-Innes (1859-1913) served as Colonial Secretary 1891-1896. In the 1887 Directory, the residence was misspelled as Bangone.

Bangour

 

1889

Maxwell, William H. Commodore (summer only)

·       Capt. R.N. commodore, H.M. naval yard.

·       President Royal Naval Seamens’ Club

·       Commodore in charge of Naval establishments – Commodore Wm. H. MAXWELL, R.N. A.D.C.

·       In charge of Royal Naval Hospital

·       President Penang Library

·       Managing Committee Penang Free School

·       Victor Emanuel 2 – Receiving ship at Hong Kong Capt. Wm. H MAXWELL.

Admiralty Bungalow

 

1889

Noble, Dr. Joseph W. D.D.S.

·       (Poate and Noble) surgeon dentist, Wyndham St.

Kellet Spur

 

1889

Ost. Rev. J.B.

·       Hong Kong Masonic Lodge

·       Sub-warden of St. Paul’s College

·       Committee: Hongkong Public School, St. Paul’s College.

·       Hon Sub-Treasurer: Diocesan Home and Orphanage, Bonham Rd.

·       St. Stevens Church Schools. Manager

·       Church Missionary Society: South China Treasurer and Secretary

·       Church Missionary Society Trading Institution

·       Victoria Female Home and Orphanage, Bonham Rd., West Point. Rev. J.B. and Mrs. OST, superintendents.

·       British and Foreign Bible Society Hon Sec and Treas.

C.M.C. Sanatorium

 

1889

Paterson, Dr. A.

·       There is a Dr. A. Patterson, staff surgeon H.B.M. Victor Emmanuel. It may be that the name is spelled with one “t” or two. A W.H. Patterson was staff surgeon on H.B.M. corvette Sapphire.

Admiralty Bungalow

 

1889

Palmer, C.

·       Clement PALMER, A.R.I.B.A. Bird and Palmer, architects, surveyors, and civil engineers, Queens Road 8.

·       Justice of the Peace.

·       Committee: Hongkong Sketching Club

The Bluff

x

1889

Poesnecker, L.

·       Director: China Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. 45 Queens Rd.

·       (Arnold Karberg & Co.) – merchant and consul for Austria, Hong Kong

·       Director: HSBC.

·       Director: Hongkong and Whampoa Dock Co. Ltd.

·       Chairman: China Traders’ Insurance Co. Ltd.

Peak & The Albany

x

1889

Ryrie, Hon. Phineas (summer only) (1827-1892). He moved to Hong Kong in 1851. He was auditor for HSBC.  With Alexander Findlay SMITH, he constructed the funicular railway that served The Peak.

·       (Turner & Co.) merchant, Queens Rd.

·       No Mrs. Listed, but two Misses. RYRIE

·       Chairman: Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce

·       Steward Hong Kong Jockey Club (founding Chairman in 1874)

·       Director China Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. 45 Queens Rd. (*NOTE: HSBC was their banker)

·       Chairman: Hongkong, Canton & Macao Steam-Boat Co. Ltd, 7 Queens Ave

·       Director: Peak Hotel and Trading Co. Ltd.

·       Justice of the Peace.

·       Chairman Local Committee: Hongkong and China Gas Co., Ltd. West Port

·       Legislative Council – one of 6 unofficial members.

·       Consulting Committee: Douglas Steamship Co.

·       Vice-President: Medical Missionary Society

Craig Ryrie

 

1889

Saunders, W.J.

·       Clerk Union Insurance Society, Praya

 

 

1889

Smith, Alexander Findlay

·       (MacEwen, Frickel & Co.) wine merchants, storekeeper, Queens Rd.

·       Director: Peak Hotel and Trading Co. Ltd.

Craigieburn

a

1889

Smith, Thomas Sercombe (1854-1937)

·       Member: Hong Kong Cricket Club.

·       Hongkong Civil Service passed cadet.

Fernside

 

1889

Sharp, Granville. (1824-1899) He and his wife Matilda Lincolne were amongst the first families to live on The Peak. They had no children, and he left the bulk of his estate to build a hospital in his wife’s name. She wasn’t listed as being here with her husband, but this is unlikely

·       (Sharp & Co.) valuers, negotiators, and auctioneers of lands, buildings and estates. Beaconville Arcade.

·       estate agent, Queens Rd.

·       Union Church trustee

·       Director: Dairy Farm Company Ltd. Pokfulum, Office, 5 Stanley St.,

·       Justice of the Peace.

The Homestead

x

1889

Sonnaville, J.de

·       (MacEwen, Frickel & Co.) wine merchants, assistant, Queens Rd.

Craigieburn

x

Johan Antonius Frédéric SONNAVILLE   Peak Tram's Alexander Findlay Smith's Dutch brother-in-law.

1889

Stevens, Major

·       Possibly J.G. Stevens, engineer, H.B.M. dispatch vessel Alacrity.

Myrtle Bank

 

1889

Stokes, A.P.

·       Director: Peak Hotel and Trading Co. Ltd.

·       Director: China Borneo Company Ld. Hongkong and Sandakan

·       Director: East Borneo Planting Co. Ld. Hongkong and Sandakan

Stokes’s Bungalows

 

1889V

Stokes, A.G.

·       (Stokes & Young) broker, Queens Rd.

Stokes’s Bungalows

 

1889

Vernon, J.Y.V. (John Yardley VERNON-VERNON)

·       (Chater & Vernon) broker, Queens Road.

·       Hong Kong Club

·       Justice of the Peace.

·       Committee: Hong Kong Horticultural Society

The Falls

x

1889

Wilkinson, C.D.

·       (Caldwell & Wilkinson) solicitor, 70 Queens Rd.

·       Steward: Perseverence (Masonic) Lodge No 1165

Stonyhurst

 

1889

Wolff, E.B.

·       (Hongkong & Kowloon Wharf Co.) clerk Pedder’s St

Kellett’s Spur

x

1889

Wright, Alexander

·       (Butterfield & Swire) clerk, Hongkong

The Neuk, Mount Kellett

x

1889V

Wylie, W.K.

Tramway Station

x

1889

Yeatherd, Capt E.W.

·       D.A.A.G. Hongkong

The Chalet.