James Houssemayne Du Boulay
Life and career
Du Boulay was the son of James Thomas Houssemayne Du Boulay and Alice Mead Du Boulay (née Cornish). Her grandfather was Sir Robert Wilmot, 3rd Baronet (1765-1842) of Chaddesden. He was educated at Winchester College and Balliol College Oxford. On 31 July 1901 he married Freda Elais Butts Howell (1874 - 1957) granddaughter of Sir Thomas Howell. Lady Houssemayne Du Boulay was Lady in Waiting Queen Mary (1911 Delhi Durbar India). They had four children.
After university Du Boulay was selected for the Indian Civil Service. Thereafter his positions included:
- Bombay Presidency;
- Lt -Col Indian Defence Force.
- Private Secretary to Governor of Bombay, Lord Northcote.
- Private Secretary to Governor of Bombay, Lord Lamington.
- Secretary to the Government of Bombay Political Department;
- Private secretary to Viceroy of India, Lord Hardinge of Penshurst.
- Secretary to Government of India Home Department.
- Temporary member of Governor General's Executive Council.
- Member of Indian Jails Committee.
Du Boulay retired in 1922.
- Burke's Peerage Ltd Burke's Landed Gentry; 18th ed. Vol. 1-3.
- Lord Hardinge of Penshurst, My Indian Years 1910 - 1916. London: John Murray, 1948
- National Archives of his papers
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