This is a lengthy transcription - 21 pages of selected and annotated text. I have annotated all the entries that referred to men who had some sort of connection to Ireland. My purpose is that I am trying to
learn more about the Irish Diaspora in the region during
the late 1800s. If there was no known connection to either Ireland of HSBC, I did not include mention (or
if I did - it was only because my nose twitched indicating some level of
interest). My hope is that others can shed more light on some of these men.
Sharon Oddie Brown. August 13, 2012
Updated. June 21, 2013. Thanks to an email from Janice Levinge, I have updated the entry on John Fortescue OWEN.
Who’s Who in the Far East 1906-7
This book is available at archive.org.
CAUTION: I entered this data using a voice recognition program, and
it is more likely than not that I have missed some errors. Hopefully, there are no out and out howlers.
NOTE: Because of the nature of my research, I focused on aspects relating to Sir Thomas
JACKSON, his brother David JACKSON as well as HSBC. I also included in [brackets] the age of the men when they first went East. Also of interest:
- 25 men were awarded some level of the Order of the Rising
Sun (same as David JACKSON).
- 17 of them lived on The Peak, home of Sir Thomas JACKSON.
ALDWORTH, John [James] Richard Oliver (Kuala Lampur) F.M.S.
Civil Service. B. Sept 18, 1866, s. of late Col Robert ALDWORTH; married
1905, Dorothea Anne Harvey, daughter of late Richard Drew. Educated:
Cheltenham College. Entered Selangor civil-service 1899 [age 23]; passed in Malay 1889; first assistant
collector magistrate, Klang, December 1889; acting District Officer, Kuala
Selangor, August 1890; Acting Treasurer of Pahang, July to November 1892;
District Officer, Klang, 1893; District Officer, Ulu Langat, December 1895;
Examiner in Malay, Negri Sembilan, 1896; Collector of Land Revenue, Seremban,
and Registrar of Titles, Negeri Sembilan, June 1900; secretary to High Commissioner
F.M.S. 1901 - 3; District officer, Kuala Kangsar, 1903. Address: Kuala Lumpur,
Selangar, Federated Malay States.
NOTE: Died June 9, 1948 http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19480611.2.14.aspx
He was the youngest son of Col. Robert Aldworth &
Olivia Catherine MORTON.
Born 18th Sept. 1866 Died 9th June 1948 http://www.haselburystm.org/memorials.htm
His father, Col. Robert ALDWORTH:
Birth: Oct. 31, 1809 Death: Sep. 1, 1899
North Cork Rifles, formerly captain 94th foot of Co. Cork and of
Claremont Dorking. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.). http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=31451223
Col. Robert ALDWORTH was of Montenotte,
NOTE: His eldest son, William, died in the Boer War: Aldworth,
William A. (D.S.O.), Lt-Col., Passed Staff College, was killed in action,
near Paardeberg, Feb. 18th, 1900. He was the eldest surviving son of the late
Col. Robert Aldworth, of co. Cork, and Claremont, Dorking (formerly of the
94th Foot and north Cork Rifles), http://www.britisharmedforces.org/li_pages/regiments/dcli/duke_boerwar.htm
ARMSTRONG, William Reginald (PENANG) Advocate and
Solicitor of Supreme Court, Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States: Born 1874 at New Ross County Wexford, Ireland. Educated Trinity College, Dublin:
graduated there as senior moderator in logic and ethics 1896; LLD, Dublin
University 1899; DCL during University 1902; called to Bar, Kings Inns,
Dublin. Hilary term 1900: admitted to Bar of Straits Settlements and of
Federated Malay states 1904 [age 30] Address Penang Straits Settlements.
BAIN, George Murray (HONGKONG) journalist; proprietor of
the “China Mail” and “Wha Tze Yat Po”; Born August 24, 1842, at
Montrose, [Angus] Scotland. Educated Montrose Borough school. Came
to Hong Kong on February 9, 1864 [age 22];
joined “China Mail” as sub editor and reporter; became editor later, and
proprietor in 1872; during 1877 in 1882 took active part in fighting the
vicious policy of the then governor, Sir John Pope Hennessy; has consistently
upheld British interests in maintaining impartial attitude towards other
nationals; one of the oldest journalist in Far East; takes interest in all
public movements and supports all sports. Clubs Hong Kong; jockey in
cricket, etc. Address: Birnam Brae, Conduit Road, Hong Kong.
NOTE: The editorializing
implicit in vicious policy. Although the merchant class of Hong Kong
often locked horns with the Catholic-Irish Hennessy, his policies look
enlightened from today’s perspective. Bain’s paper, China Mail, was the more
conservative of the newspapers, so his crusade against Hennessy is not surprising.
What is fascinating to see is that this part was lifted and repeated verbatim
in his obituary: ... took active part in fighting the vicious policy of
the then governor, Sir John Pope Hennessy. The Straits Times, 22 April
He died April 1, 1909, age 66, and was buried at Happy
Valley, Hong Kong. IHS/ In loving memory/ George Murray
Bain/ born at Montrose Scotland/ 4th August 1842/ died at Hong Kong/ 1st
April 1909/and his wife Ellen Eliza/ died at Ning Po/ 21st December 1914/
"They rest from their labours"/ "So he giveth his beloved
The Straits Times of 8 January 1916 recorded the
death of his widow, who was staying with her daughter Mrs. EDWARDS at Ningpo
at the time. [NOTE: The headstone says she
died 1914, the news article infers otherwise.] http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19160108.2.18.aspx
BARCLAY, Rev. Thomas (Formosa) M.A. Glasgow; Presbyterian
missionary; Born November 21, 1849; married November 8, 1892. Educated Glasgow University, Glasgow Free Church College and Leipzig. Commenced work
in Formosa 1875 [age 26]. Decoration 5th class
Order Rising Sun. Address: Tainan, Formosa
BEATTY, David (Penang) Straits Settlements Civil Service: Born January 20, 1876. Educated Trinity College, Dublin: Junior and
Senior Exec Exhibitioner: first honoursman classics, logic and natural
silence; prizeman in history. Appointed Cadet in Civil Service by Secretary
of State, November 17, 1898 [age 22]; Passed
Cadet, July 26, in 1901; acting third magistrate Singapore, November 9, 1901;
Acting District Officer, Christmas Island, July 1, 1903; seconded for special
duty in Penang, August 28 to September 6, 1904; Acting Second Magistrate,
Singapore, May 1, 1904; Second Assistant Protector of Chinese, Singapore,
June 16, 1904; on return from leave, December 20 9, 1905, appointed Acting
Sheriff, Deputy Registrar, and Assistant Official Assignee, Penang. Address:
Supreme Court, Penang, Straits Settlements.
NOTE: His papers are at
Bodleian Library including photos of Hong Kong, Canton and Macau.
Photos of his farewell at Penang in 1926:
BLAND, Robert Norman (MALACCA), B.A. Resident Councillor; born
October 8, 1859. Educated: St. Paul's school; Cheltenham College; Trinity
College, Dublin. Cadet, Straits Settlements, October, 1882; passed in
Malay, May, 1884 [age 26]; Collector
Magistrate, Sri Menanti, June 1886; District Officer, Southern District,
Province of Wellesley, 1888; Collector of Land Revenue, Penang, 1889; ditto,
Singapore, 1890; Officer in charge, Sunjei Ujong, December 1894; ditto, Negri
Sembilan, January to April, 1895; acting Official Assignee of Deeds, Singapore,
June, 1896; Inspector of Prisons, Straits Settlements, March, 1897; senior
District Officer, Province Wellesley, April, 1897; acting Resident
Councillor, Malacca, April to September, 1900 -- 1903; Capt. in Singapore Volunteer
corps, 1902. Clubs: sports; Colonial Institute. Address: Malacca,
Straits Settlements; Whiteabbey, Co. Antrim, Ireland
1st born son of Maj-Gen Edward Loftus BLAND of
the Royal Engineers (with an interest in ornithology), & Emma Frances
FRANKS of Woodbank, Whiteabbey, Antrim.
BLAND, John Otway Percy (Shanghai), representative of
British and Chinese corporation in China and Times correspondent; Born 1863, married 1888. Educated: schools abroad and Trinity College, Dublin.
Served in Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs, 1883 [age
20] – 1896; Secretary of Municipal Council, Shanghai, 1896 – 1906;
Publications: “Lays a far Cathay”, “Llays and relays” “Verse and worse,”
etc.. Decorations: Chinese civil rank fifth class. Clubs: Thatched
House, London. Address: Shanghai, China.
NOTE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Otway_Percy_Bland A complex career.
3rd child of Maj-Gen Edward Loftus BLAND & Emma
Frances FRANKS, of Woodbank, Whiteabbey, Antrim. He was Robert HART’s
personal secretary at age 20.
BREDON, Sir Robert Edward (Peking) K.C.M.G.; M.A., M.B.,
M. Ch.; deputy inspector general, Chinese customs; Born February 4,
1846: married September 3, 1879. Educated: private school; Royal
School, Dungannon, Ireland; Trinity College, Dublin; graduated
University of Dublin. Competed for a medical appointment in her
Majesty’s service and obtain first place; appointed assistant surgeon, and 97th Regiment (now Royal West Kent Regiment) in 1867 [age
21]; retired 1873, being then in West Indies; joined Chinese Imperial
Maritime Customs as Chief Secretary, Inspector General, 1873: Commissioner,
Chefoo, 1875; Ninpo, 1875; Canton, 1876, 18 chief Secretary, 1877; in charge
inspector general, 1877 – 78; 18 chief Secretary, 1878; Commissioner, Hankow,
1882; Shanghai, 1890; 18 chief Secretary, 1893; Commissioner, Hankow, 1896;
Commissioner, Canton, 1896; retired and rejoined, 1897; Deputy Inspector
General, taking, 1897; Shanghai 1900; 18, 1904; was present with family and
British Legation, Peking during siege and bombardment, 1900; attached 1902 –
04 to Chinese commission for revision of British and other commercial
treaties. Decorations: Officer of Legion of Honour France); Commander order
of Olaf (Norway); second-class Sacred Treasure (Japan); K.C.M.G. Great Britain:
second division second-class Double Dragon (China), second-class crown of
pressure, with star; China Medal with Defense of Legations clasp.
Publications: various papers in customs publications on Chinese railway and
financial questions, including some in Chinese. Clubs: Shanghai
country; Shanghai; race, Shanghai; Peking; Junior United service, London. Address:
Inspectorate General of customs, Peking, China.
He was a brother-in-law of Sir Robert HART.
BRESLAND, Charles William (BATANG PATANG), B.A. F.M.S.
civil service: born April 10, 1878. Educated: Dublin University. Appointed
cadet, 1901 [age 23]; has acted as District Officer
At Kinta and Tapah; District Officer at Batang Padang. Address: Batang
Padang, Perak, Federated Malay states.
NOTE: In the 1901 Irish
Census he was a 22 year old Presbyterian born in Antrim: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Dublin/Trinity/Trinity_College/1312073/
In 1911, his father, James, was a retired teacher born in
BROWN, David E. (Hong Kong) General Agent for China,
Japan, India, etc., Canadian Pacific Railway Company; Born March 20,
1855, at Owen Sound, Canada. Entered railway service with Great Western
Railway of Canada, May, 1875, as freight and ticket clerk and telegraph
operator; with Northern and North Western Railway of Canada as agent at
Alliston, Barrie and Orellia, receiving agent, traveling auditor, cashier and
special traveling agent, in 1879 [age 24] –
1883; since 1883 with Canadian Pacific Railway Company; freight agent,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, for three years; appointed District freight and passenger
agent for Pacific division, September, 1886; promoted assistant general
freight and passenger agent, Western and Pacific divisions, in charge of
railway and Pacific steamship traffic, May, 1889; transferred to Hong Kong to
take charge of company specific steamships and traffic of China, Japan,
India, Australia, and intermediate territory, June 1, 1893. Club:
Hong Kong. Address: Hong Kong.
BUNBURY, Rev. George Alexander (Hong Kong) M.A. clergyman Born June 10, 1870. Educated: past; Oriel College, Oxford; second-class
classical mods., 1890; second-class literature humanities 1893. Ordained
1895; Church of Holy Trinity, Oxford, 1895 – 98; C.M.S. missionary from 1898;
sub warden of St. Paul’s College, Hong Kong since 1901 [age 31]. Address:2 College Gardens, Hong
NOTE: He was descended from
Thomas BUNBURY of Killmagarvogue, Co. Carlow. He was born June 1, 1870
in Southampton to parents William Reeves BUNBURY & Elizabeth GARRETT. His
father served in the Bengal Staff Corps. [INFO thanks to Peter R. Bunbury’s
email & Turtle Bunbury’s website: http://www.turtlebunbury.com/family/bunburyfamily_lisnavagh/bunburyfamily_lisnavagh_thomasbunburyofkill.html
CHATER, Sir Catchick Paul (Hong Kong) Kt; C.M.G; member
the executive Council; Consul for Siam; Born 1846; son of Chater Paul Chater
of Calcutta. Arrived in Hong Kong, 1864 [age 18],
as assistant in Bank of Hindustan, China, and Japan; resigned from bank and
started business as exchange and bullion broker, 1886; Justice of the peace,
1888; sat in Legislative Council as acting member during absence on leave for
one year of Mr. F. Sassoon, 1886 – 7; was on holiday in India when Mr.
Sassoon resigned, 1887, and was unanimously elected for a term of six years
to represent the justices of the peace; was reelected for a further period of
six years, 1893, and again in 1899, retiring upon the expiration of his third
term of office, January, 1906; during office as unofficial member was elected
to the executive Council, which seats still retains; in 1884 started a
godown business, purchasing the sea beach from the Government and erecting
godowns; in 1888 amalgamated with Jardine, Mathieson & Co., and
established the existing Hong Kong and Kowloon Wharf and Godown company, reclaiming
for shores and erecting present godowns and wharfs; originated to pay a
reclamation in 1887 by writing to the government and submitting a scheme,
which is accepted by Marine lot holders; visited England later and receive
the sanction of the Secretary of State to carry out the work, the foundation
stone being laid at the corner of existing cricket ground by the Duke of
Connaught in 1890; presented statue of the Duke of Connaught to the colony
in commemoration of the event; work was concluded on the reclamation in 1905,
the results being the addition to the colony of considerable foreshore upon
which has been erected some of finest hongs east of Suez; was the first to
advocate the acquirement of the present new territory on the mainland of
China, writing to the government for years before the actual leasing of the
territory; organize and appeal to the government later by the Chamber of
Commerce, the Chinese Association, and the unofficial members of the
legislative Council, and successfully urged the negotiation for these of the
territory, which is subsequently granted by China; has been identified in
most public movements since arrival in colonies; was treasurer and afterwards
chairman of Queen’s Jubilee committee; chairman of diamond Jubilee committee
(then created C.M.G.) erected first Anglican Church at Kowloon; is Chairman
and Director principal public companies, including Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock
company; supports all sports; has been steward of the Jockey Club for
25 years and President for many years; was created knight in 1902. Clubs:
Hong Kong; most sporting. Address: Marble Hall, Conduit Road, Hong
CLEMENTI, Cecil http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Clementi Born in India, Son of Montague CLEMENTI (father was English) http://www.monchique.com/Ochanoff/ohanov/ochanoff/2353.htm
CUSCADEN, Capt William Andrew (SINGAPORE), Superintendent
of Police; born November 1, 1853. Educated Diocesan school, Wexford;
Trinity College, Dublin. Capt. and Instructor of Musketry, 4th
Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers; Assistant Inspector, Gold Coast
Constabulary, 1879 [age 26]; Civil
Commissioner, Tacquah, 1880; Chief Inspector of Police, Singapore, 1883;
Acting Assistant Superintendent, Penang, 1883; Assistant Superintendent,
Penang, 1884; Acting Superintendent, Malacca, Singapore, and Penang, 1889;
Assistant Superintendent, Province Wellesley, 1893, Superintendent of Police,
Malacca, 1897; Acting Chief Police Officer, Singapore, 1898; Acting Inspector
General of Police, Straits Settlements; Municipal Commissioner for Singapore,
1901; Superintendent of Police, Singapore, since 1902. Clubs: Edward
yacht, Kingston; Corona; Singapore. Address: Goodwood Estate, Tanglin,
Singapore, Straits settlements.
NOTE: from One Hundred
Years of Singapore [my emphasis]: Lieutenant-Colonel
Pennefather was succeeded, in 1 90 5)
by Captain William Andrew Cuscaden, I.S.O.,who was educated at Trinity
College, Dublin, where he was senior sophister, and who served in the
4th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, in which battalion he was Instructor of
Musketry. He entered the Gold Coast Constabulary in 1 879, became Assistant
District Commissioner at Lagos in 1880, receiving the thanks of Government
for organising native levees and raising a force of 6,000 men. In 1883 he was
appointed Chief Inspector of the Straits Force, and the next year Assistant
Superintendent of Police. " Tim," as he was always called, was a
most genial Irishman, very popular socially, and a successful police officer.
He was a huge man, and had played Rugby football for Ireland, but like most
big, powerful men, was very kind-hearted. He dearly loved an Irishman naturally,
and while he was here the Police Courts rang with the brogue, for nearly
all his recruits came from the Royal Irish Constabulary. He retired in
1913, and when the War broke out resumed his old position of Instructor of
Musketry, in which he did most useful work, helping in the training of the
new battalions. One of his sons is now Chief Police Officer in Johore.
SOURCE: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=47845759 Birth: Nov. 1, 1863 County Wexford, Ireland Death: Aug. 5, 1936,
Henry Cuscaden (1801 - 1887) wife: Marcia
Christina "Christie" Lyons (1853 -
DALY, Maurice Dominic (Pekan) b. Apr 14, 1875 Address: Pekan,
Pahang, Federated Malay States. NOTE: He may be related to one of the DALYs of Cleve Hill, Co. Cork. In the 1870s another Maurice
Dominick Daly of Academy Street, Cork owned 1,802 acres in county Cork. He later lived at Cleve Hill.
DINSMORE, William Holmes (SERENDAB) L.L.B., Dublin;
F.M.S. civil service; born August 3, 1877. Cadet at Negri Sembilan, 1902 [age 25]; acting assistant District Officer, Kuala
Pilah, March, 1904; Acting Different District Officer, Kuala Pilah, April,
1904; acting assistant District Officer, April, 1904; passed in Law, 1903;
Acting Assistant District Officer, Serendah, 1906. Address: Serendah,
Salangor, Federated Malay States.
NOTE: Marriage: Straits
Times November 19, 1924. The wedding took place on
Monday at St. George's Church, Penang, the Rev. Keppel Gamier officiating, of
Mr. William Holmes Dinsmore, Malayan Civil Service and Miss Elizabeth Douglas
Morton, sister of Mrs. James Sellar, of Penang. The bride was given away by
her brother- in-law, Mr. James Sellar,
DIXON, Arthur Wesley
NOTE: His residual legatee (d 29 Aug 1928 – of Holts
Wharf, Shanghai) was Riva Rosa DIXON and her attorney was Villiers Frederick
Caesar HAWKINS. http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/33453/pages/106/page.pdf HAWKINS was a son of Villiers Alwyn Caesar HAWKINS of HSBC
A picture of DIXON: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26093461@N00/7310378814/ and describes: A number of Chinese pirate junks last week
attacked the paddle steamer Sainam, 588 tons, Captain A.W. Dixon, belonging
to the Hong Kong, Canton and Macau steamboat company, near Etuchow.
DOBERCK, William (HONGKONG)
Dir. of the government Observatory; Born 1852. From
1874 to 1883 astronomer in charge of the astronomical and meteorological
Observatory, Markree, County Sligo, Ireland. Publications: has
published 20 volumes of observations and researchers at Hong Kong, and 200
papers and on astronomical and magnetic subjects in scientific periodicals,
and in the publications of scientific societies and institutions in Europe
and America. Address: Observatory, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
DICKSON, Hon. Charles Wedderburn (Hongkong) partner in the
firm of Jardine, Matheson & Co.; member of Legislative Council; Deputy
Chairman of Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation; Director of
various local companies; Born February 23, 1863; married Frances
Emmeline, younger daughter of late Sir Harry Parks, British minister at Tokyo
and Peking. Educated Scotland. Arrived in Hong Kong, 1884 [age 21], and commenced association with Jardine,
Matheson & Co., was at Shanghai from 1894 – 7. Club: thatched
house; Hong Kong. Address: East Point, Hong Kong.
is said that Charles returned from Hong Kong, a wealthy man, in 1908. He
chose to come overland across America and had to lie down in the train to
avoid the bullets of attacking Indians. On arrival he purchased Friars Carse
in Dumfrieshire which remained the family home until Fanny sold it to the
Post Office (presumably as a retirement home) and moved to the Station Hotel
where she lived for the rest of her life. It is now The Friars Carse Country
Hotel, Auldgirth, Dumfries DG2 0SA. http://www.cobboldfht.com/family-tree.php/people/view/927
This seems true, since he owned – for a while – Friars Carse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friar%27s_Carse
DOWDEN, Dr. Richard (TAPAH) M.D., M.B., B.Ch., B.A., etc; physician
and surgeon; born September 28, 1873. Educated: Dublin University, and
Vienna. Surgical and medical resident, Sir P. Duns Hospital, Dublin; studied
in Vienna. Medical officer and pathologist, Banshed, London Country Council
Service; Medical Officer, Jamaica Civil Service, 1900 [age 27]; transfer to Federated Malay States on promotion, 1903. Club:
New, Taiping. Address: Perak, Federated Malay States.
NOTE: Probably related to
Dr. Richard DOWDEN of Cork
FERGUSON, Rev, Duncan (Tainan) M.A. minister in
missionary; Born December 30, 1860; widower. Educated Glasgow
University, free Church College, Glasgow. Arrived Formosa 1889 [age 29]; passed through troubles consequent upon
cessation of the island to Japan, 1894 – 5; was instrumental, with Reverend
T. Barkley, in saving Tainan city from bombardment and destruction by
Japanese under General Nogi, and was decorated by Mikado in consequence. Decoration:
5th class Order of the Rising Sun. Address: Tainan, South Formosa.
GASKELL, William Henry (Hongkong) J.P., accountant; Born November 1859; married July 24, 1902. Educated London. Joined Hong
Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in 1881 [age
22], and was for sometime associated with head office, Hong Kong;
after leaving bank service became a public accountant; started the company of
William Powell, Ltd., and subsequently became Chairman of the company. Publications:
“Silver Tables” showing relative equivalents of bar silver in London and New
York, 1894. Club: Hong Kong. Address: Hong Kong.
NOTE: In 1913, he sued
James Francis WRIGHT and T.W. HORNBY for a balance of £2,352.43. SOURCE: The
Straits Times 16 July 1913. He is not mentioned in Frank H.H. KING’s The
Hong Kong Bank in Late Imperial China 1864-1902.
GERRARD, Dr. Percy Nettervill (PARIT BUNTAR) B.A. B.A.O.
M.D. L.M.; District Surgeon; born August 9, 1890 [sic]; Educated: Dublin University M.D.; Rotunda University, Dublin L.M. District surgeon, Ula
Selangor, 1896 [age 26]; District Surgeon,
Klang, 1898; Acting District Surgeon, General Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, 1900;
Residency Surgeon, Pahang, 1901; District Surgeon, General Hospital, Kuala
Lumpur, 1902; District Surgeon, Raub, 1904; District Surgeon, Taiping,
November, 1904; District Surgeon, Partit Buntar, 1906. Publications:
handbook of vocabulary on the late medical terms, 1906. Address:
Partit Buntar, Federated Malay States.
NOTE: Born 9 August 1870, Rathfarnham,
Dublin; parents: Thomas & Elizabeth GERRARD. See also:: Bygone Selangor; a Souvenir, by
"Rimba", Kuala Lumpur, 1922: http://www.archive.org/stream/cu31924023141371/cu31924023141371_djvu.txt
Dr P.N. GERRARD joined
the Government as District Surgeon in 1897, when he came out with his first
wife. Some years after her death he married Miss HOFFMAN, a sister of the
European Hospital; they were both very popular.
GERRARD was a Captain in
the Volunteers, and was down in Singapore attending a camp when the Native
Regiment there mutinied, early in 1915, owing to German conspiracy. He was
murdered in cold blood, because he refused to give up the keys of the
ammunition store. A clever doctor and a keen polo player, his untimely death
came as a great shock to his many friends in Malaya.
His tombstone reads: Rank: Captain. Unit: Malay States
Volunteer Rifles. Killed in action 15/02/15 Aged 45 37. F. 12. Son of Thomas
and Elizabeth Gerrard, husband of Clare Gerrard, of 66D, Princes Square, Bayswater,
HALL, John Carey (Yokohama) M.A., I.S.O.; H.B.M. Consul
General; Born January 22, 1844, at Coleraine, County Londonderry. Son
of John Hall of Coleraine, and Portrush, County Antrim; Married
1876, Agnes daughter of Charles Wyclif Goodwin, assistant judge of H.B.M.
court for China and Japan. Educated: Coleraine Academical
Institution; Queens College, Belfast. Appointed student interpreter in
Japan, December 24, 1867 [age 23]; employed in
assisting Japanese prisons commission, 1871; acting vice console at Yedo (Tokyo)
for some while; first-class assistant, April 1, 1877; call to bar at Middle Temple,
June 20 9, 1881; assistant Japanese secretary at Tokyo, April 1, 1882; acting
Consul at Nagasaki, 1882, 1883, 1884, and 1886; acting Japanese secretary at
Tokyo, 1884 to 1886; acting registrar and interpreter, Yokohama court, 1886;
acting Consul at you,, it seen 86 to 88; acting judge in court for Japan at
Yokohama, 1888; acting assistant judge in Supreme Court for China and Japan
at Shanghai, 1888 to 1889; promoter console for how could that end they got,
October 1, 1888; acting Consul at Nagasaki, 1890 to 1892; at Yokohama 1895 to
1896; transferred to Tamsui (Formosa), February 4, 1896; Consul for Hiogo and
Osaka, August 21, 1896; Consul for Consular District of Kyoko and cities of
Kyoto and Osaka, July 28, 1897; senior member of commission to prepare case
in arbitration proceeding before Hague tribunal between Great Britain,
France, and Germany and Japan, respecting interpretation of an Article in
their Treaties relating to leases in perpetuity in late foreign settlements
in Japan, February 20, 1902; promotion to Consul General for consular
district of Kanagawa, May 21, 1903. Publications: general view of Chinese
civilization, translated from the French of Pierre Laffitte. Clubs:
Royal Society; Yokohama United. Address: H.B.M. Consulate, Yokohama
NOTE: http://membres.multimania.fr/clotilde/disciple/britain/h_gb.xml Consular public servant. Brought up as a Presbyterian and a
moderate Irish nationalist. Educated at Coleraine Academical Institution and
Queen’s College Belfast. Entered the Consular Service in Japan in 1868.
Acting Vice-Consul at Yedo (Tokyo), 1869–1870. Served on the Japanese
Commission for Prison Reforms, 1871. Assistant Japanese Secretary to the
Legation at Tokyo in 1882, and acting Japanese Secretary to this legation in
1884–1886. Acting Assistant Judge at the Supreme Court for China and Japan at
Shanghai in 1888–1889; His Majesty’s Consul-General for Yokohama, 1902–1914.
Acted or officiated as Consul at all the open ports of Japan. Retired in
1914. One of the founders of the China Society in London. President of the
Asiatic Society of Japan in Tokio in 1913. Married Agnes, daughter of Charles
Wyclif Goodwin, Assistant Judge at the Supreme Court for China and Japan, in
NOTE: His wife Agnes died in Japan. Notice in The Strait Times 22 July, 1913. He died in 1921. They were both buried at Yokohama Foreign Cemetary. See: Photo of John Carey HALL.
HARGREAVES, William (Kuala Kangsar), M.A.; Educationalist,
Federated Malay States Education Department. Educated Trinity College, Dublin, M.A.. Assistant master, Mannamead school, Plymouth, 1878;
assistant Master St. John’s school, Letherhead, 1879 – 1891; headmaster,
Penang free school, 1891 – 1904; headmaster, Malay residential school for
sons of Rajas, since January 1, 1905. Clubs: Penang; town, Penang;
New, Taiping. Address: Malay residential school, Kuala Kangsar,
Perak, Federated Malay states.
HART, Sir Robert. 1st Bt., K.C.M.G., M.A.,
L.L.D.; Inspector Gen. of Imperial Customs and Posts in China; born February
20th, 1835, at Milltown, County Armagh, eldest son of Henry Hart, Ravarnette
House, Lisburn County Antrim, and Ann, second daughter of John Edgar,
Ballybray; married 1866, Hester Jane, eldest daughter of Alexander Bredon,
M.D., Portadown, 1866. Educated Queens College,, Taunton; Wesley College,
Dublin; Queens College, Belfast; B.A., 1853; M. A. 1871; honorary L.L.D.,
1882. Entered Consular Service in China, 1854 [age 19];
Superintendency of Trade, Hong Kong, 1854; Supernumerary, British Consulate,
Ningpo, 1854; Assistant, British Consulate, Ningpo, 1855; 2nd Assistant,
British Consulate, Canton, 1858; Secretary to the Allied Commissioners for
the Government of the City of Canton, 1858; Interpreter, British Consulate, Canton,
1858; granted special permission to resign and accept an appointment in the
Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs, 1859; Chinese maritime customs: Deputy
Commissioner, Canton, 1859; Officiating Inspector General, 1861 -- 1863;
Commissioner at Shanghai with charge of Yangtze seaports and Ningpo, 1863;
Inspector General, 1863; gazetted Minister Plenipotentiary, 1885, but
declined; Főrderer of Museum fűr Volkerkunde, Zeipzig, 1878; Hon.
Member, China Branch, Royal Asiatic Society, Shanghai, 1878; honorary member
Oriental Museum, Vienna, 1880; honorary fellow, Royal statistical Society,
London, 1890; honorary member of Institute de Droit International, 1892;
Appointment of Chinese officials as Administrator and Chief and Vice
Administrator of Customs, May, 1906, involving his practical supersession led
to protests by British and American ministers. Decorations: [a long list that
I did not transcribe]. Publication: These from the lands of Sinim,
1901. Heir: son Edgar Bruce, born 1893. Club: Atheneum, London. Address: Inspector General of Customs, Peking, China; 38, Cadogan Pl.,
NOTE: He was close to the
same age and attended Queens University in Belfast as did Sir John Pope
Hennessy, one of the many Irish-born Governors of Hong Kong:.
HARTIGAN, Thomas Leonard b. May 31, 1861 at Debham,
Massachusetts, America. NOTE: I did not
transcribe more as it is unlikely that he was related to Dr. HARTIGAN, a
brother-in-law of Sir Thomas JACKSON.
HATTON, Major General Villiers (Hongkong), C.B. Officer commanding
her Majesty’s forces in South China and Hong Kong; Born 1852, eldest
son of late Lieut-Col V. De T. Hatton, formally Grenadier guards; married
1897, Emily, only child of Charles Burrall Hoffman, of New York. Educated:
Eaton. Commandant, School of instruction, London 1889 – 90; employed as
Brigadier General, 1896; Aldershot, 1897; Gibraltar, 1900; Salisbury, 1902;
Aldershot; commanded first battalion Grenadier guards, Omdurman, 1898,
mentioned in dispatches, C.B. promoted Major General, November 5, 1903.
Decorations: C.B. and Nile war medals. Clubs: Guards, United Service;
St. James; Windham; Hong Kong. Address: Headquarter House, and 34
Charles St., Berkeley Square, London.
NOTE: Born: 8 October 1852. C.B. of Clonard, County Wexford.
On 30 March 1897 he married Emily, the only daughter of Charles Burrall
Hoffman of New York. In 1900 he resided in Clonard. He came from a long line
of military men. He was distantly related to the second
husband John Hatton HATTON-PORTER of Margaret WRIGHT widow of David JACKSON d
1903. See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villiers_Hatton b 1852 Co. Wexford.
HOOPS, Dr. Albert Lancelot (PENANG) M.D., M.B., B.Ch.,
B.A.O., D.P.H., B.A. house surgeon, General Hospital; born June 6, 1876.
Educated: Trinity College, Dublin. Served in South African War as
Medical Officer with 28th Mounted Infantry; seriously wounded; mentioned in
dispatches [age 23], 1901 -- 02; appointed
House Surgeon, General Hospital, Penang, 1904. Decoration: South
African metal, for clasps. Address: General Hospital, Penang Straits
Albert Launcelot (‘Bertie’) Hoops,
of Malacca; b. Kiltubrid Rectory, Co. Leitrim, 1876 June 6; parents
were Harriette Anna Kathleen ROBINSON & Dr. Samuel Evans Mostyn HOOPS
[son of Rev. Samuel HOOPS, dean of Ardagh, and also vicar of Kiltubrid] d.
1940 Nov. 16. Educ. King William Coll., Castletown, Isle of Man; m. at St
Kevin, S. Circular Road, Dublin, 1901 Dec. 12, Eleanor, dau. of Thomas
Stringer of Merrion Hall, Dublin. She was b. Armagh 1873 Sep. SOURCE: Newcomen of Saltfleetby and later of Camlagh, Co. Roscommon compiled
by Hugh Casement. HOOPS was related to Capt George NEWCOMEN [b 1820, Dun
Laoghaire] who was a Lt. 1841 Feb 5th and was at the Regimental
Depot when the regiment was in Hong Kong 1849-.
HUGHES, Michael (KIUNGCHOW), B.A. L.L.B.; first-class
assistant HBM Consular service. Educated: Royal University, Ireland.
Appointed student interpreter in Siam, August 31, 1891; transferred to China,
March 7, 1893; acting vice counsel at Pagoda Island, 1896 in 1898; promoted
first-class assistant, February, 24th, 1900; acting Vice Consul at Pagoda
Island, 1900 to 1902; vice Consulate Futrell, 1902; acting Consul at
Kiungchow and Pakhoi, 1904. Address: H.B.M. Consulate, Kiungchow,
HUNTER, H.E.R. (Hongkong), Manager, Hong Kong and
Shanghai Banking Corporation. Formally in Hong Kong and branches
elsewhere; has been in the East about 25 years. Club: Shanghai. Address:
12, The Bund, Shanghai, China.
NOTE: Henry Edward Ranson HUNTER,
born 9 November 1859 in Inverness, Scotland, was the youngest son of a china
and stoneware merchant John Ranson HUNTER and his wife, Mary Isabella
CUNLIFFE. It would seem that his father was bankrupt in 1856 http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/21913/pages/2835/page.pdf and in 1864. http://www.edinburgh-gazette.co.uk/issues/7433/pages/694/page.pdf
Kathleen HUNTER who married Walter David Russell JACKSON
[a son of Sir Thomas JACKSON] was H.E.R. HUNTER’s niece (daughter of Summers
H.E.R. HUNTER became a successful Manager for HSBC. Many
details in Frank H.H. King’s The Hongkong Bank in Late Imperial China
HUNTER, Dr. William. (Hongkong), M.B. C.M. Aberdeen
(Honours), F.R.I.P.H., London; Government Bacteriologist, Director
Bacteriological Institute and Medical Officer in charge of the Government
Public Mortuary; Lecturer in pathology and Bacteriology, School of Medicine for
Chinese, Hong Kong; Born May 25, 1875 at MacDuff, Banffshire,
Scotland, son of late Reverend W. Hunter, MacDuff, Scotland; married 1902,
Marie Alice, daughter of James Ray, of Culter, Aberdeenshire. Educated:
Milne’s Institution, Fochabers; Robert Gordon’s College; Kings College; Marischall
College, Aberdeen; University of Leipzig, University of Berlin, Germany;
Kings College; West London Hospital; most distinguished medical graduate,
Aberdeen University, 1893; James Anderson Medalist and Scholar, Aberdeen,
1896; John Murray Medalist and Scholar, Aberdeen and Middlesex Hospital,
London, 1896; George Thompson Traveling Fellowship, 1897 – 99; Acting Medical
and Surgical Officer, Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, 1896; Laboratory Assistant,
Pathological Department, Aberdeen University, 1897; Clinical Assistant
National Hospital for Paralyzed and Epileptic, London, 1899 – 1900; Laboratory
Assistant, Neuropathological Laboratory, King’s College, London, 1900; Assistant
Bacteriologist, London Hospital, 1900 – 01; Director of Pathological Institute,
London Hospital, 1901; member of British Medical Association, Member of Neurological
and Physiological Societies of Great Britain; Fellow of the Royal Institute
of public health, London; Member of Commission appointed by Government of
Hong Kong, to inquire into excessive infantile mortality amongst Chinese,
1903. Publications: “Epidemic and Epizootic Plague”, Hong Kong, 1904; “A Research
into the Etiology of Beriberi” (jointly) 1906; report to the Government
Bacteriologist for the year 1902 to 1906 inclusive; numerous contributions to
medical literature from your 1897, chiefly contained in Journal of Anatomy,
1897; brain, 1899; Journal of Pathology, 1900; Journal of State Medicine, in
1900; Central blatt der Bakteriologie, 1901 – 05; Lancet, 1901 – 05. British
Medical Journal, in 1902 – 06; Journal of Preventive Medicine, 1905, Journal
of Tropical Medicine, 1905. Club: Hong Kong. Address:
Mountain View, The Peak, Hong Kong.
NOTE: He was born May 25,
1875, Banffshire, Scotland, son of William H. HUNTER. He died suddenly June
9, 1909 at age 34, and was buried at Happy Valley. http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,589608.0.html
JACKSON, Andrew Gilmore (Hongkong), Solicitor; nephew of
Sir Thomas Jackson, late chief manager Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank. Educated St. Andrews College, Dublin. Articled to firm of solicitors in
Dublin; admitted a solicitor to Supreme Court of Ireland, December 24, 1903;
came to Hong Kong, May, 1906; admitted solicitor of Supreme Court of Hong
Kong, May 23, 1906. Club: Hong Kong. Address: The Peak, Hong
JOHNSTON, Lewis Audley Marsh (HONGKONG)
Colonial Civil Service; Born October 12, 1865.
Straits Civil Service, 1888 [age 23]; attached
to general post office, 1892-1892; District Officer, Malacca, 1892 -- 1895;
assistant Postmaster Gen.; acted as Postmaster Gen., 1896 -- 1898; on postal
conference at Hong Kong, 1897; Collector of Land Revenue in a charge of
Treasury, Malacca, and Municipal Commissioner, 18 three -- 1900; acted as
Postmaster Gen., 1900 -- 1902; Postmaster Gen., Hong Kong, 1905; acted as
Treasurer and Member of Executive and legislative councils, 1903 and 1905;
the Justice of the Peace, County Down, Ireland. Clubs: sports;
Hong Kong. Address: The Peak, Hong Kong.
1865, presumably at Ballykilbeg, near Downpatrick in Co. Down, Ireland.
Postal addresses — Ballykilbeg, County Down See
death notice 1908 October 2. The Singapore Free Press and
Mercantile Advisor and Hong Kong Gravemarker: In loving memory of/
Lewis Audley M Johnston/ C.G.S.(Colonial Government Service) / Postmaster
General Hong Kong/ eldest son of the late/ Wm. Johnston Ballykilbeg M.P./
born 12th September 1865/ died 30th September 1908 [age 43]. http://gwulo.com/node/8741
His death was unexpected. The cause was
given as blood poisoning, but the Singapore Free Press and Mercantile
Advertiser speculated: we are left in some doubt as to whether that
was septicaemia, tetanus of even possibly plague”. He was popular: His
pleasant Irish temperament made the late Mr. Johnston one of the most
loveable of men. To his intimate friends here, and they were many, he was always
“John” and the news of his premature death comes to all who had the privilege
of his friendship with a deep sense of bereavement. Mr. L.A.M. JOHNSTON
married about five years ago when on a visit to settle his dead father’s
affairs, and he brought Mrs. Johnston out with him to Hong Kong. Mrs.
Johnston had again just joined her husband after a visit to England, only to
lose him immediately after her arrival in Hongkong”.
For background on his father, a radical
Orangeman and MP for Belfast, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Johnston_%28Irish_politician%29
It is interesting that WiIliam JOHNSTON
went to prison for his infractions, and was then immediately elected MP. His
daughter later converted to Catholicism, and his son seemed ot have kept his
distance, returning only after his death.
JORDAN, Sir John Newell (PEKING) K.C.M.G. H.B.M. Minister
at Peking. Born September 5, 1852, at Balloo [Bangor],
County Down, Ireland; married 1885, Annie Howe, daughter of Dr. Crombie, Claugh,
County Down. Education: Royal Belfast Academical Institution; Queens
College, Belfast: first-class honors. Appointed student interpreter in
China, 1876[age 24]; assistant Chinese Secretary
to HBM Legation, Peking, 1889; Chinese secretary, 1891; Consul Gen., Korea,
1896 -- 1898; chargé d'affaires, 1898 -- 1901; Minister resident at Seoul,
July, 1901; was withdrawn from post when Japanese protectorate was proclaimed
over Korea, February, 1906; proceeded to England and whilst there appointed
minister Peking, May, 1906. Decorations: Jubilee medal; coronation medal. Publications: Translations of the Peking Gazette. Recreation: riding Address:
HBM legation Peking, China.
NOTE: His parents were John
& Mary JORDAN. One of his sisters married Mr E.S. Cromie, Eversleigh, Bandon, Co. Cork. Son of Robert Cromie, MD,
JP of Clough, Co Down. See also: In 1906 he was appointed HM Envoy
Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to China as the
successor to Sir Ernest Satow and remained in the post until
his retirement in 1920. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jordan_%28diplomat%29 His son Robert donated Chinese pieces to Co. Down Museum: http://www.northdownmuseum.com/Collections/Jordan
KENNY, William Joseph (MANILLA), F.R.G.S.; H.B.M..
Consul-General for Philippine Islands; Born August 29, 1859, at
Kilkenny, eldest son of Patrick Joseph Kenny, a justice of peace, Kingsmeadow
House, Waterford, and Elizabeth Williams, Drumleigh. Educated:
Christian Brothers school, Waterford; French College, Blackrock;
Germany; Senior scholarship, Blackrock College. Appointed student interpreter
in Japan, 1880 [age 21]; Registrar and
Interpreter of her Majesty’s Court for Japan, until 1895; Vice-Consul, Tokyo,
1896; Barrister Gray's Inn, 1896; Consul for Hakodate and Niigata, and Consul
for Thailand, Formosa, 1896; her Majesty's acting commissioner and Consul
Gen. for the Hawaiian Islands at Honolulu, 1898; present post, since 1902.
Recreations: sports, exploration. Address: British Consulate Gen.,
Manila; and Kings Meadow House, Waterford, Ireland. NOTE: 1911 census, his brother lived there and was a
Catholic J.P. for Waterford.
KING, Robert Henry (Hongkong) B.A. B.AI. A.M.I.C.E.; civil
engineer; Born April 13, 1874. Educated: graduated, Trinity
College, Dublin; Arts, June, 1894, engineering, October 1894.
Resident engineer Maryborough waterworks, 1896; constructional engineer,
Donegal Railways extension 1898, also to Hill of Howth Electric Railway,
1900; to Metropolitan District underground railway extension, a 1900; to
London and Northwestern and Great Western joint railway widening from Chester
to Birkenhead, 1902; her Majesty’s naval yard extension, Hong Kong, 1902 [age 28]. Clubs: Royal societies; St. James;
Hong Kong. Address: “Darrisadeer” Hong Kong.
Addresses: Irish Street, Strabane, 1899;
Star Chambers, 12-14 College Green, 1910-17; Charlotte Quay, Dublin,
1917-1918; c/o King, King & Co, P.O. Box 110, Bombay, 1920-22.
Home: 65 Strand Road, Dublin, 1911; Selma, Nashville, Lowth, Co.
Dublin, 1914; Anglesea, Killiney, Co. Dublin, 1919-1922; Winford Manor,
Winford, Somerset, 1933.
MARQUES, Dr. Lourenco Pereira (MACAO) F.R.A.M. (Ireland);
I.R.C.P. (Ireland); Born in Camoes Garden, Macao, son of late
commander to Lourenco Marques. Educated Royal College of St. Joseph,
Macao; Lisbon; Dublin. In 1898 gratuitously assisted governments to
cope with bubonic plague epidemic; has on other occasions rendered free
service to Government; formally and Civil Service of Hong Kong, retired on
pension, 1896; fellow of Royal Geographical Society of Lisbon. Decorations:
Commander of Military Order of Christ; Knight of Tower and Sword of Portugal.
Publications: numerous essays and articles. Club: Macao. Address:
number three, Praca de Luiz de Camoes, Macao.
NOTE: Born in Macau of
Portugese ancestry, his first degree was in music: http://hongkongsfirst.blogspot.ca/2010/05/notable-doctors-from-first-100-years.html
This anomaly is explained:
http://www.revista.brasil-europa.eu/137/Hong-Kong-comercio-musical-portugues.html Tratava-se de uma homenagem ao médico macaense Dr. Lourenço
Pereira Marques (1852-1911) feita pela Sociedade Philarmonica Portuguesa de
Hong Kong, por círculos portugueses da colonia e pelo auxílio financeiro de
um amigo do jornal O Porvir que permanecia
MAY, Hon. Francis Henry (HONGKONG) C.M.G. B.A. (Dublin);
Colonial Secretary and member of Executive and Legislative Council; Born March 14, 1860, at Dublin, 4th son of late Honorable G.A.C. May, Lord
Chief Justice of Ireland, and Olivia, daughter of Sir Matthew Barrington, Bart,
of Glestall, County Limerick; married 1891. Helena, daughter of
Lieutenant-General Digby Barker, C.B. Educated: Harrow; Trinity
College Dublin, first Honourman and Prizeman, classics and modern
languages, BA, 1881. Appointed after competitive examination to Hong Kong
cadetship, 1881 [age 21]; Acting Assistant
Registrar General, April 1886; acting Assistant Colonial Secretary, January
-- 1887; Secretary to Board of Examiners, January, 1889; Assistant Colonial
Secretary, January 1891; Private Secretary to Governor Sir W. Des Voeux, to
Administrator, Sir F. Fleming and Maj. Gen. Barker, April, 1889, 2 December
1891; acting Colonial Treasurer, April to October, 1892; member of
Legislative Council, May 1895; Capt. Superintendent of Police and Fire
Brigade, 1893, and of Victoria Goal, 1897; acting Colonial Secretary,
February to September, it 1900; Colonial Secretary, 1902; administered
Government of Hong Kong, November 1903 to July 1904; resumed as Colonial
Secretary 1905. Decorations: For services rendered during the coolie strike
and great plague, 1894. Publications: Guide to Cantonese Colloquial; Yachting
in Hong Kong. Recreations: hunting, polo, shooting, rifle shooting, fishing,
yachting. Clubs: the Wyndham; Hong Kong. Address: Hong Kong. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Henry_May
MITCHELL, Walter Cecil (SINGAPORE) B.A.; magistrate; Born August 9, 1864; married oldest daughter of William Levinge, of Carnagh,
near Athlone, Ireland. Education: Godolphin school and Merton College,
Oxford; B.A. 1887. Cadet, Straits Settlements, October 1887; acting Collector
and Magistrate, Ulu Pahang, 1888 [age 24];
passed Malay final, September, 1889; District Officer, Balik Pulau, October
1891; acting District Officer, Dindings, June, 1895; also Deputy Registrar of
Supreme Court, Penang, October, 1896; 2nd Magistrate, Singapore, May, 1897;
acting 2nd assistant Colonial Secretary, Straits Settlements, August, 1897;
also Collector of Land Revenue, Singapore, September, 1897; acting Senior
District Officer, province Wellesley, December, 1898, to December, 1899;
Official Assignee Straits Settlements, December, 1901; acting Commissioner,
Court of Requests, Singapore, January, 1902; acting 1st Magistrate,
Singapore, August, 1903; Commissioner, Court of Requests, Singapore,
September, 1903, but continues to act as 1st Magistrate. Club: sports,
London. Address: “Stanmore” , Singapore, Straits settlements; Carnagh,
near Athlone, Ireland.
NOTE: Evelyn Violet Levinge is the daughter
of William Levinge and Annie Georgina Bailey.
She married Walter Cecil Michell at St. Andrews Church on 15 July 1901. http://thepeerage.com/p49783.htm
MICHELL, Walter Cecil of Caragh Kilton
near Athlone county Westmeath and Villa Regaudis Mentone Alpes-Maritimes
France died 17th march 1939 at Monaco Hospital, Monaco. NOTE: The Straits
times, 15 July 1901 `The marriage celebrated this afternoon at St.
Andrew's Cathedral of Mr. Walter Cecil Michell, Straits Settlements Civil
Service, and Ms. Evelyn Violet Levinge, of Carnagh, Athlone.
NOTE: His wife was the only surviving child of William LEVINGE. He
died from a fall from a horse while jumping the HaHa in
front of Carnagh House, Kiltoom, Athlone, Co Roscommon in 1880. His daughter
was two years old. What took her to Singapore in 1901 is unknown. SOURCE: Lyons Family Tree Guide
MONTGOMERY, Dr. J. Howard (CHANGPOO) M.B. Ch. B., Edin;
Medical Missionary; Born June 21, 1878, 3rd son of Rev. H.
Montgomery, M.A. of Belfast, Ireland; married November 24, 1905 [age 27], Ida R. Latimer, daughter of late Rev. J.
Latimer, MA, of Groomsport, Ireland. Educated: Campbell College
and Queens College, Belfast; Edinburgh University; graduated in 1902
and in final year was first in Midwifery and Medicine, and gained a prize in
surgery; assisted Dr. E.J.W. Carruthers, M.D., of Cheshire, for two years;
appointed in 1905 to undertake medical missionary work in China; Member
British medical Association. Publications: various contributions to
British Medical Journal. Recreations: Lacrosse (Irish International); lawn
tennis; gymnastics (won open competition, Belfast, 1894 - 95.) Club:
University Union, Edinburgh. Address: Chang Fu, via a Moy, China.
NOTE: John Howard Montgomery born 21 June
1878 Antrim, Co.Antrim, son of Henry MONGOMERY & Euphemia
Anna Gowdy. http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?action=printpage;topic=571983.0
His son Desmond Alan Dill MONGOMERY also became a physician http://www.lennonwylie.co.uk/CampbellCollegeRegister4.htm and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1126822/
MOON, John Agnew (Yokohama), Fleet Surgeon, Royal Navy; Born 1864; married 1902, Ada, second daughter of J. Simmons, of Dungannon,
County Tyrone, and Kingstown, County Dublin. Educated: Royal
School, Dungannon. Entered Royal Navy as surgeon, 1887 [age 23]; staff surgeon 1899; fleet surgeon, in 1903
surgeon on board her Majesty’s Service Victoria on June 20 2, 1893, when that
vessel was rammed by her Majesty’s service Camperdown, with the result that
Admiral Sir G. Tryon, K.C.B. and 390 officers and men were lost; staff
surgeon of her Majesty’s Service Arethusa during boxer outbreak, 1900.
Recreations: all outdoor sports, and raquets; captained Mediterranean Fleet
Cricket Team, 18 89 – 1892; 1894 – 97; 1901 – 02. Decorations: China Medal;
Imperial Japanese Red Cross, honorary member, second class. Club:
Royal Naval, Portsmouth; Coco Tree, St. James Street, London. Address:
Royal Navy Hospital, Yokohama, Japan.
MOORE, Dr. William Brownlow Ashe (HONGKONG) L.R.C.S.
Dublin; Assistant Surgeon, Civil Medical Department, Hong Kong; Born August 8, 1879. Education: Drogheda grammar school and high
school, Dublin. House surgeon, Meath Hospital and County Dublin
infirmary, 1903 [age 24]; Ships Surgeon,
Indochina S.N. Co., 1904; Assistant Medical Officer of Health, Hong Kong,
March to September 1905; Assistant Surgeon Civil Medical Department since
September 1905. Club: Hong Kong. Address: Civil Medical
Department, Hong Kong. NOTE: William
Brownlow Ashe MOORE, Gentleman, L.R. C.S.I. , b. 1879, son of Joseph Henry
MOORE and Elizabeth Jane KING; m. 1906, Agnes Mary, d. of Hamilton Rankin
GRAHAM of Fahan, Co. Donegal.
NOTE: Son of John Henry MOORE and Jane KING. SEE: Armorial
Families: A Directory of Gentlemen of Coat-Armour Arthur Charles
Joseph Henry Moore, Gentleman, A.I.M. (Dub.), County Surveyor,
West Meath, 1870; Meath, 1874-1907, Pres. Inst. C.E. (Ire.), 1907-8,
b. 1844; d. 1912; m. 1871, Elizabeth Jane, dau. of Rev. Robert W. King,
Rector of Portglenone, co. Antrim.
MORPHY, Edward Alexander (Singapore) Editor “Straights
Times”; Born February 9, 1867; at Killarney, third son of late
Alex Morphy, Crown solicitor for Claire and Kelly; married 1896, and,
daughter of J. Lloyd, of Singapore. Educated: Trinity College, Dublin.
Went to America when 18 and subsequently became reporter on Brooklyn evening
paper; has been associated with journalism ever since, editing at various
times papers in America, Japan, India and the Straits; went to Japan for
Chino-Japanese war of 1894 but never got near the fighting; saw some
skirmishing in the Tirah, 1897 – 98; has been editor of “Straights Times”, since
October 1900. Publications: “Account of Seismic Wave Disaster North Japan”,
1896; “The Khyber, a Guide and Brief History”, 1900. Club: Singapore. Address: “Straights Times”; Singapore, the Straits Settlements.
NOTE: Irish Journalists in the Intellectual DiasporaIrish Journalists in the Intellectual Diaspora: Edward
Alexander Morphy and Henry David O’Shea in the Far East. CHristopher ShepardFrom: New Hibernia Review Volume
14, Number 3, Fómhar/Autumn 2010
NARENDR, Raja, Lieut-Colonel Mom (BANKOK)
Siamese army; born January 31, 1876; married 1904. Educated in England;
France; Belgium; Royal Military College, Sandhurst; Oxford University. Went
to Europe as school companion to H.R.H. Crown Prince of Siam, August, 1893,
where spent eight years; received commission as Lieutenant in Siamese Army in
1898; spent two years with first Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers,
and 96th Battery of R.F. Artillery, Okehampton, promoted to present rank,
1905,. Decorations: 5th class of the White Elephant and four Siamese
medals. Publications: Works on Military Subjects, in Siamese. Address:
NOBLE, Lieut-Commander Frederick B. (Hongkong)
R.N. in command of her Majesty’s river gunboat “Moorhen”. Lieutenant,
December 31, 1898: appointed to command, January 25, 1904. Club: Hong
Kong. Address: H.M.S. “Moorhen”, Hong Kong. NOTE: Possibly Frederick Burnaby NOBLE (1866-1945) See
also: http://www.thelongridersguild.com/central-asia.htm The next Long Rider to gallop across the world stage was the
English officer, explorer and gentleman, Colonel Frederick Burnaby.
Burnaby was so large and strong that he could carry a pony under each
arm. He was also courageous to the point of lunacy. He made two remarkable
journeys across Asia in the 1870s, after having almost assuredly been
influenced by the previous ride of Catherine de Bourboulon. Burnaby
first rode across all of Central Asia, ending up at the Amir's palace at
Khiva. Then, after having avoided the Czar's spies in Constananople, Burnaby
rode across all of Turkey. His books, A Ride to Khiva and On Horseback through Asia Minor are part of
The Long Riders Literary Project. After surviving these equestrian
adventures, Burnaby led a contingent of English cavalry against the Mahdi's
troops in the Sudan. He died there from a spear wound.
NOBLE, Dr. Joseph W. (Hongkong), dental surgeon, resident
and colony over 10 years. Club: Hong Kong. Address: Bank
Buildings, Hong Kong.
NOTE: Born 1839 in Dublin;
d. Sept 22, 1901. He was not only a dentist, trained in America, but also had
a majority share in a newspaper. More details at: http://hongkongsfirst.blogspot.ca/2010_08_28_archive.html
O`BRIEN-BUTLER, Pierce Essex (AMOY) H.B.M. Consul,
Hangchow, born November 15, 1858; married Mary Millicent, daughter of late
Thomas J.O, 1895; Consulate Chef two until April, 1906, when transferred to a
Moy. Address: HBM Consulate, Amboy, China.. Weatherspoon of Barwick on Tweed,
and Chingkiang. Educated: Germany. Joined H.M. consular service,, in
1880 [age 22] as a student interpreter;
promoted to Consul, 1899; called to the Bar, Middle Temple China; Consulate
Chefoo until April, 1906, when transferred to Amoy. Address: H.B.M.
Consulate, Amoy, China.
NOTE: His father Pierce
O’Brien-Butler was from Bansha, Co. Tipperary. His mother, Aurelia Rebecca
OWEN, John Fortescue. (KUALA LIPIS) Acting District
Officer; b. July 28, 1869. Entered Federated Malay States Civil Service as
Junior Officer, Pahang, 1889 [age 20] ...
NOTE: This sounded like an Irish
name, but OWEN was born in England. Thanks to an email from Janice Levinge: John Fortescue OWEN was born 28 July 1869 - Marks Tey, Essex, England and died 11 September 1942 - Knaresborough Place, Kensington, London SW5. He was the eldest son of Reverend Donald Millman Owen
(Born abt 1831 - Tiverton, Devon, England; died 16 July 1904 - Tiverton, Devon, England ) &
Amy Ellen Fortescue (Born 1846 - East Allington, Devon, England; died 04 September 1915 - Newton Ferrers, Devon, England). Died 1925:
John Fortescue Owen died 11 September 1942 at 7 Knaresborough Place, London SW5. (England & Wales National Probate Calendar, 1858-1966)
PARR, William Randall M`Donnell (HONGKONG) Commissioner of
I.M. Customs; born May 7, 1865; married 1902, Mollie, only daughter of Rev. Canon
White -Bell, M.A., Doone House, Doone, County Limerick. Educated
privately. Assisted in defense of foreign settlement, Wuhu, during Yangtze
riots, 1891 [age 26]; on special service with
Chinese Forces during China Japanese war, 1894; commanded services Coy. 3,
R.I. rifles and subsequently served with 11th Battalion, M.I. during Boer
war, 1900-3; was Chinese Joint Commissioner with Tibet Frontier Commission;
member Royal Society; eldest son (Randall Robert M`Donnell) born 1903 at
Yatang, Tibet, elevation 10,000 feet, is 1st British subject born on Tibetan
soil. Decorations: Civil Rank of the 3rd class, China; I.C.O. of the
Double Dragon, 3rd division. Clubs: Junior Naval and military; Hong
Kong. Address. Mount Gough, The Peak, Hong Kong.
NOTE: PARR (1865-1938),
posted to Yatung, Tibet in service of Sir Robert HART’s Chinese Maritime
Customs retired to Vancouver Island. SOURCE: Vancouver Island in the
Empire. John Bosher
PENNEFATHER. Lieut-Colonel Edward Graham (SINGAPORE)
Inspector General of Police; born February 12, 1850; married November 19,
1885, Mary, daughter of Rev. J.L. Crompton. Educated: Harrow; Exeter College,
Oxford. Gazetted sub-Lieutenant 6th Inniskilling dragoons, April
23, 1873 [age 23]; on special service in Zulu
War, 1879; commanded advance posts and operations in Zululand, 1888
(honorable mention, brevet Lieutentant Colonel : Assistant Commissioner and
Present magistrate, Nguta district of Zululand, November, 1888, to April
1889; appointed to command pioneer expedition which took possession of
Mashoualand, 1890, and in command of R.S.A. Companies police to December
1892; Inspector General of Police, Straits Settlements, since March, 1895. Club:
Army and Navy, Pall Mall, Southwest. Address: Singapore, Straits
NOTE: http://pennyfather.com/ind1679.html The Rev William Pennefather, second son of (R75) Lord Chief Justice
Edward Pennefather, was born 1811. Educated at Balliol College Oxford.
Ordained 1836 to Curacy in North Harts. Afterwards Rector of Grange Co.
Armagh, Kiltennel Co. Wexford, Callan Co. Kilkenny etc. Married
Anne, daughter of General the Hon. John Broderick, son of 3rd Viscount
Middleton and had issue one son and five daughters:
(R93) Edward Graham.
1. Mary Alicia, born 1848.
2. Margaret Susan, born 1852
3. Florence Anne, born 1853.
4. Ellen Isabella, born 1855.
5. Agnes Elizabeth, born 1858. All
… he was promoted to Lieutenant in the
6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons on the 23rd April 1873. With his regiment he was
posted to South Africa and saw active service in the Zulu campaign of 1879
and the ABW 1880-81. He was promoted to Captain on the 18th June 1818 and to
MAJOR ON THE 25TH July 1888. He was appointed to command the BSA Company’s
police on March the 12th 1890 with the RANK OF Lt. Colonel. … He died in
Natal on the 29th April 1928.
NOTE: PENNEFATHERs married into MAULEVERERs.
PETER, J.C. (HONGKONG) Banker; sub-Manager of Hongkong and
Shanghai Banking Corporation, Ltd. Resided in the East over 20 years. Club: Hongkong. Address: Peak Road, Hong Kong.
POLLOCK, Hon. Henry Edward (HONGKONG) K.G. barrister at
law; born 1865; married March 5, 1906, Lena Onkley. Educated:
Charterhouse school. Called to the bar at the Inner Temple, November 1887;
admitted to practice in Hong Kong, April 1888; [age
23] acted as Police Magistrate, Hong Kong, from September, 1888, to
April, 1889; as Puisne Judge from June to December, 1892; received gold medal
for services in plague epidemic, 1894; acted as Atty. Gen. for nearly 3 years
between 1896 and 1901; appointed Queens counsel, 1900; proceeded to Fiji as
Attorney General arriving there, January 1902; left Fiji, April 1902, and
resigned as Atty. Gen., June 1902; return to Hong Kong, October, 1902,
elected temporary representative of Chamber of Commerce in Legislative
Council at my keynote three; elected representative justices of peace on
Legislative Council in December 1905; member of Sanitary Board for March 1903
to January 1906; Pres. Hong Kong branch of the Navy League and Chess Club;
Secretary of the Odd Volume Society; Commodore, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. Club:
Hong Kong. Address: Peak, Hong Kong.
PONSONBY, Richard Arthur Brabazon (HONGKONG) Private
Secretary to the Gov.; born January 8, 1878. Educated: Harrow. Assistant
Private Secretary Gov. of Natal, October, 1895 [age
17], two April, 1896; Private Secretary to Gov. of Trinidad,
September, 1898, to June 1899; the Gov. Of Ceylon, February, 1900, to
November, 1903; to Officer Administrating Government of Hong Kong, December,
1903, to July, 1904; the Gov. of Hong Kong, July, 1904, to date. Clubs:
St. James; Bachelor’s M.C.C., London; Hong Kong. Address: Government
House, Hong Kong; 15, Chesham Hall, London.
NOTE: He was a grandson of John William Ponsonby, a Whig leader in
House of Commons (1805-34); member of House of Lords (from 1834); home
secretary under Lord Melbourne (1834-35); lord lieutenant of Ireland (1846-47). Castle, Dublin, Ireland
SCOTT, Walter Dare (RAUB) District Officer; born July 10,
1870. Chief clerk, Ulu Selangor, 1891 [age 21];
Assistant District Officer and Acting Assistant Magistrate, Kuala Lumpur,
1893 -- 1894; Assistant Government Secretary and Acting District Officer,
Kuala Selangar, 1896; after acting in various capacities was appointed
District Officer, Raub, Pahang, 1906. Address: Raub, Pahang, Federated Malay
NOTE: He was a nephew of
Sir Thomas JACKSON. His father, William Ramsay SCOTT, was born in Java in
1838. The family, although British citizens, had lived in the Colonies most
of their lives.
SEYMOUR, John Nicholson (KANAZAWA) B.A., M.B.;
educationalist; born 1858; married Tsura daughter of Nagai Yosuke, of the
Oklahoma. Educated: Dublin University. Surgeon, Royal Navy, 1883- 83
[sic] [age 25]; resigned 1886; instructor in
English and Latin, Higher Normal School, Tokyo, 1886 - 94; Higher School,
Sendai, 1896 -- 1903; Kanazawa, since 1904. Decoration: 5th class,
Rising Sun, Japan. Publications: Several works for use of Japanese
students in study of English. Club: Tokyo. Address: Kanazawa, Kaga,
NOTE: Copy of confirmation of arms to the descendants of the Rev.
John Crossley Seymour [of Castletown House, Co. Laois], Vicar of
Caherelly, Co. Limerick and to his great grandson, John Nicholson Seymour,
Surgeon R. N. of Tokyo, only son of Rev. John Hobart Seymour, Incumbent of
Newcastle, Co. Down, son of John Crossley Seymour of Coolnagour, Queen's Co.,
Commander R. N., Oct. 10, 1911. http://sources.nli.ie/Record/MS_UR_059250/Details
STEWART, Hon Gershom (HONG KONG) exchange broker; member
legislative Council; Chairman, China Association, and Pres. St. Andrew
society, 1905 -- 1906; born 1858. Came out to Hong Kong Bank, January
1883 [age 25]; active in sporting and social
matters; opposed Hong Kong having a gold currency while China remained
silver; went into Kwansi as secretary to Famine Relief Fund, 1903; keenly
interested in all matters, political and otherwise, pertaining to welfare of
colony; strong advocate of establishment of railway from Kowloon to Canton,
now in course of construction. Clubs: Hong Kong; conservative and
Caledonian, London. Address: The Peak, Hong Kong.
NOTE: It seems that he came
from Scotland (served as Chieftain in Hong Kong St. Andrew’s Society). He
left HSBC in 1889. SOURCE: National Archives, papers of Sir Charles ADDIS. He
later became a Conservative Member of Parliament, Feb 15, 1910.
STEWART, Murray (HONGKONG) Bill Broker. Joined, Hong
Kong Bank in London, 1887; came to far East, 1890; for two years
stationed at Shanghai; was at Tientsin in 1892; served in North China for
three years; was at Peking during China-Japan war; went home 1895, and
returned to Hong Kong in April, 1896, remaining in service of Bank at Head
Office until the spring of 1900, when he joined Mr. Gershom Stewart in firm
of Stewart Brothers.
NOTE: It seems that he came
from Scotland (served as Chieftain in Hong Kong St. Andrew’s Society). He was
a younger brother of Gershom STEWART, and died in 1922 in a Sanatorium in
California, where he had gone to renew his health after wintering in Hong
Kong. He initially left Hongkong in 1912. http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19220708.2.13.aspx http://www.docstoc.com/docs/49491202/PRESENT-D-HIS-EXCELLENCY-THE-OFFICER-ADMINISTERING-GOVERNMENT-HON--Puerperal-Fever
SYMONDS, Jermyn d’Arcy Travers (SINGAPORE) Assistant
Superintendent of Police, Straits Settlements and Lieutenant (late 16
Lancers), Army Reserve; born October 20, 1855, son of late General German
Charles Simmons, Royal Marines. Educated Royal Naval school, at New Cross;
Victoria College, Jersey. Join 5th Royal Irish Lancers, 1876;
volunteered to 17th D.C.O. Lancers in 1879 [age 27],
for service in Zululand; took part in actions at Erzangayan and Ulundi;
volunteered for service to ninth Lancers, in Afghanistan, 1880; services in
India, 1880 - 85; commission to 16th Queens Lancers, March, 1887; in command
Civil armed police on West Coast of Africa, 1890; invalided home and resigned
appointment, 1891; appointed Assistant Superintendent of Police, Straits
Settlements by Secretary of State, May 23rd, 1891. Decorations: Zulu
Medal, 1879, with class. Address: Singapore, Straits Settlements.
mother¸Susan Campbell Kennedy was born circa 1830 in Ireland.2 She was the daughter of John Campbell Kennedy.1 Susan Campbell Kennedy married Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI, son of Vice-Admiral Thomas
Edward Symonds and Lucinde Marie Louise
Antoinette Touzi, on 26 September 1850 in Belfast.1 Susan Campbell Kennedy died say 1874.
TALBOT, Captain Henry Lynch (KUALA LAMPUR), chief
Commissioner of police, Federated Malay states; born October 2, 1863, eldest
son of late Lieut. Col. H.L. Talbott, Royal Artillery; married Edith
Clementi Smith, daughter of Sir C.C. Smith, G.C.M.G.. Educated:
Wellington College; R.M. College, Sandhurst. Lieutenant, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, March 10, 1883; Capt., the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment,
May 2, 1894; resigned November 2, 1895; served in Bombay Staff Corps, 1885 [age 22] -- 1887; served continuously in Federated
Malay States and Straits Settlements, since November 1889; severely wounded
during Pahang disturbances, 1894. Club: Naval and Military; Sports: MCC. Address:
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Federated Malay States.
NOTE: Renowned as a cricket
player Died 1911, Perak,
Federated Malay States (aged 47 years): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Talbot
I am guessing this was his father: Indian
Mutiny, 2 clasps, Relief of Lucknow, Lucknow, (Major, 5th Cy. 13th. Bn. R.A).
to H.L. Talbot. Lt. Col. Henry Lynch Talbot. Commd. 2nd Lieutenant,
Royal Artillery on 1 1847, Lieutenant, 1848, Captain 1855.
He served at the relief of Lucknow by Lord Clyde, battle of Cawnpore on 6th
December, siege and capture of Lucknow, actions of Barree and Sirsee (Brevet
of Major, Medal with two clasps). Talbot became a Lieutenant-Colonel in March
TOOKER, Hugh Patrick (HONGKONG) B.E. A.M.I.C.E., M.S.A.
Civil Service`b July 18, 1857; m. 1892 d. of Dr. Wright of Birkinhead,
Cheshire. Educated: Queens University, Dublin;
NOTE: He may have died in
BC Canada 1938.
First University in Examination Engineering: Upper Pass
Division Queens College Cork: 1878-1879
Rev. W. S. Pakenham (FOOCHOW) M.A.; clergyman; married Gertrude Maud Harmar
of Christian Missionary Society. Educated: Trinity College, Dublin.
Curate of Derriaghy, Antrim, 1894 -- 96; joint Dublin University Fukien mission; has been working in connection with Christian
missionary society since 1897. Publication: Some Typical Christians of
South China. Address: Christian Missionary Society College, Foochow, China.
NOTE: William Sandford
Pakenham-Walsh was born in 1868 into a distinguished Irish clerical
WEST, Charles Dickinson (TOKYO) Professor of Mechanical
Engineering in English College: of Imperial University, Tokyo; born Dublin,
1847. Educated: Trinity College, Dublin, graduated 1869. Served
for sometime in English department of Birkenhead Ironwork; came to Japan, in
1882 [age 35], as Professor of Mechanical
Engineering at Imperial College of Engineering (Kobu Dai Gaku), Tokyo;
continued to hold same post after that institution was incorporated with
Imperial University. Decorations: 3rd Order of the Sacred Treasure;
4th Order of the Rising Sun. Club: Tokyo. Address: College of English
Imperial University, Tokyo, Japan.
WHITING, Joseph L.
NOTE: Although this is a
name associated with Irish JACKSONs, I believe that both WHITING & his
wife were American Presbyterians. His wife, Lucy E. JACKSON wrote “The Story
of Miss Li”. She was the daughter of Charles JACKSON of Norwalk (SOURCE: The
Firelands Pioneer. Firelands Historical Society, Norwalk, Ohio. See also: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/i/n/Priscilla-A-King/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0738.html
WILLIAMS, Arthur John (HONG-KONG); A.M.I.C.E. Civil
Engineer, Chief agent and engineer for Messrs. Punchard, Lowther & Co.,
contractors for naval extension works; Born November 30, 1869. Educated:
Engineering education at Royal Indian Engineering College, Cooper's Hill at
Walker's engineering laboratories, Liverpool. Engaged in professional duties
on Manchester Ship Canal, 1889 -- 98; Admiralty Harbor Works, Gibraltar, 1893
-- 99; extension, Donegal Railway, Ireland, 1899; new South dock
Cardiff Ry. Co. Cardiff, 1902; came to Hong Kong in connection with naval
extension construction, new naval dock and harbor improvement works in 1902 [age 33]. Club: Hong Kong. Address:
H.M. Naval yard Extension, Hong Kong.
WOLFE, Samuel Williamson (SINGAPORE), General Manager of
Dr. William's Medicine Company in the Far East; Born: January 9, 1872. Educated: Cork, Ireland, and London, England. General Manager
to Dr. William's Medicine Company in South Africa, 1894 -- 1904; transferred
to Singapore, October, 1903; M.M. British Lodge, 334, Cape Town. Address:
Cavanaugh bridge, Singapore, the Straits Settlements.
NOTE: Born in Cork,
Ireland; died in BC Canada. His father was Jacob WOLFE and his mother was
Margaret WILLIAMSON. http://www.geni.com/people/Samuel-Williamson-Wolfe/6000000003379630911
See also: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/l/a/Barbara-G-Clark/ODT5-0001.html
WRIGHT, George Henry Bateson Rev. NOTE:
Although both BATESON and WRIGHT are prominent Co. Monaghan names, this one
was the son of George Bache WRIGHT (d 1856 New Zealand) of P&O London Office.
His grandfather was Augustus WRIGHT. There may be no Irish connection. G.H.B.
WRIGHT was b. 1853.
BAIN, George Murray. Born in Montrose.
NOTE: http://www.cousinconnect.com/d/a/103150 His wife died in 1916: http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19160108.2.18
BREDON, Sir Robert Edward (1846-1918) NOTE: He was a brother-in-law of Sir Robert HART,
and was from Ballintaggart, Co. Armagh. HE was a son of Alexander BREDON of
Portadown, Co. Armagh SEE: http://sources.nli.ie/Record/MS_UR_013265/Details
Lily Virginia, youngest dau. of Thomas Crane Banks, Esq., of San Francisco,
California ; ?«. 1879 Sir Robert Edward Bredon, a Comm. of the Orders of f
Olaf of Norway, 1st Class, the Polar Star of Sweden, 1st Class, and the
Dannebrog of Denmark, 1st Class, and an Officer of the Legion of Honour, who
had the Grand Cross of the Orders of Francis Joseph of Austria, and St.
Stanislas of Russia, the Orders of the Double Dragon of China, 2nd Class,
the Crown of Prussia, 2nd Class, with the Star, the Sacred Treasure of
Japan, 2nd Class, and the Rising Sun of Japan, 2nd Class, and the Civil rank
of 1st Class and Brevet rank of Provincial Treasurer from the late Imperial
Chinese Government, who was Surgeon 97th Regt. 1867-73 ; Commissioner of
Imperial Chinese Customs at Chefoo 1875, at Ningpo 1875-6, at Canton 1876-7
and 1896-7, at Hankow- 1882-8, and at Shanghai 1890-3 ; Chief Secretary I
the Inspector-Gen. of Customs 1873-5, 1877-80, and 1893-4;
Deputy-Inspector-Gen. of the Customs of China 1897-1910 and Acting
Inspector-Gen. 1908-10, who was appointed to the Chinese Board of Customs 1910,
but did not take up the appointment owing to the objections of the British
Government, and who was cr. K.G.M.G. 1904 and (7, 1918.
PENNEFATHER, John Pyne (Malacca) Surveyor. Apprentice,
Survey Dept., Singapore, January 1, 1875; 2nd class Surveyor,
December 1, 1878; Overseer and Surveyor, December 1, 1881; District Surveyor,
October, 1882; transfer to Penang, January 13, 1883; Chief Surveyor,
Singapore, July 11, 1888; Senior Surveyor, January 1, 1891; ditto, Malacca,
October 25, 1893. Address: Malacca, Straits settlements.
NOTE: He married Anne De
Sousa. http://infopedia.nl.sg/articles/SIP_1814_2011-06-23.html A member of the Eurasian community, died in 1940 age 82: http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article/singfreepressb19400228.2.19.aspx
NOTE: There seem to be
two men with the exact same name in the same time frame – one a surveyor, and
one a surgeon. It seems that one was Eurasian, and the other not. The
other one married Mary FITZGERALD, daughter of Rev. Richard FITZGERALD and
Sarah Georgina BOYD. Her parents lived at Ballydonoghue, Co. Limerick.
PENNFATHER died He died on 14 April 1913.
Part of this estate [Ballyvolane,
county Cork] was advertised for sale again in January 1866, the estate of
John Pyne Pennefather. In June 1885 an estate of 345 acres in the barony of Middlethird
belonging to John Pyne Pennefather was advertised for sale. John Pyne
Pennefather was born in 1833 and became a doctor. He was a grandson of
William Pennefather who married in 1780 Elizabeth daughter of John Pyne of
Ballyvolane. In November 1865 the estate of the Reverend William Masters Pyne
and George Masters Pyne at Lisgoold East, barony of Barrymore, county Cork,
was advertised for sale. In the 1870s the representatives of Jasper Pine,
Passage, county Cork, owned 3,178 acres in county Cork and George Pine of
Ballyvolane, Castlelyons, owned 930 acres. http://www.landedestates.ie/LandedEstates/jsp/search.jsp?q=irish
SEE Also: Born on 31 May 1833 in Poona,
India, the youngest and only surviving son of Captain J. P. Pennefather. He
attended Trinity College, Dublin, and in 1854, after surgical
training, he joined the East India Company. In 1859 he obtained his medical
degree from Trinity. In 1857 he married Mary Fitzgerald of Glin, Ireland, and
they had five children, including Richard F.
Pennefather and Percival W.
Pennefather. He practised medicine in London, England for some years and
was instrumental in establishing a free dispensary for the treatment of
diseases of the ear.
He came to Manitoba in April 1880, and
settled near Holland, where he purchased land from the Hudson’s Bay Company.
In 1885 he was appointed medical officer of the Winnipeg Light Infantry.
Following the North-West Rebellion he practised medicine in Winnipeg. He
wrote the memoir Thirteen Years on the Prairies in 1892. In 1903 he
returned to Holland to establish a sanitorium. He came back to Winnipeg in
Pennefather died on 14 April 1913. He is
commemorated by Pennefather Bay in Winnipeg.
REAY, James McCabe (IPOH) B.A. Dublin; acting
assistant District Officer; born June 8, 1875. Passed in Law and Malay; entered
Federated Malay States Civil Service as a Cadet, 1898 [age 23]; acting Treasurer and Superintendent of Posts and
Telegraphs, 1899; acting assistant District Officer, Ulu Langat, and acting
Assistant Collector of Land Revenue, Kuala Lumpur, 1900; acting assistant
district officer, Serendah, 1901; acting assistant District Magistrate and
Treasurer., Batang Padang, 1902; acting assistant District Magistrate,
Tanjong Malim, 1902; assistant and acting District Officer of Kuala Kangsar,
Tanjong Malim, Kiota, and Gopeng, 1903 -- 1904; acting Assistant District
Officer, Ipoh, 1906. Address: Ipoh, Perak, Federated Malay states.
NOTE: He died 1937 http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/34386/pages/2242/page.pdf
He was a son of Henry REAY of Ardee, Co. Louth. He was noted in Jeanne (JACKSON) MOORHEAD's Birthday Book.
SHAW, George Ernest (KRIAN) B.A.; acting assistant
District Officer; born January 5, 1877. Educated Dublin. Passed Law
and Malay; Acting Assistant Collector of Land Revenue, Larut and Inspector of
Mines, and Collector of Land Revenue, Krian, 1901 [age
24]; Acting Assistant District Officer Krian, 1905. Address: Krian,
Barrack, Federation of Malay States.
NOTE: Probably son of
Andrew George SHAW & Annie JAGGO, of Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland.
SUGARS, John Charles (KUALA LIPIS), B.A. Dublin;
Assistant District Officer born March 1, 1875. Appointed Cadet, Perak,
November 1898; acting Collector of Land Revenue, Lower Perak, January 1899 [age 24]; acting Magistrate, Seremban, October 1904;
assistant District Officer, Kuala Lipis, Pahang, 1906. Address: Kuala
Lipis, Pahang, Federated Malay states.
Charles Sugars,District Judge and 1st Magistrate of Penang in
1910'S,Malaysia. Son Of John C. Sugars of Dungannon, Ireland. His brother -
Dr.Harold Saunderson Sugars married ? De Renzy Turner. http://www.cousinconnect.com/d/a/274123
He died Nov 7, 1918: http://newspapers.nl.sg/Digitised/Article.aspx?articleid=straitstimes19181109.2.42