List of Chief Commissioners of Oudh

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This is a list of Chief Commissioners of Oudh. The establishment of the title of Chief Commissioner of Oudh was created after deposing Nawab of Awadh Wajid Ali Shah and incorporating Oudh into British India by Company in 1856 until it was merged with the title of Lieutenant Governor of the North-Western Provinces and renamed as Lieutenant Governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh in 1877.

Chief Commissioners of Oudh (1856 – 1877)[edit]

In 1856, the office was created.

# Name Took Office Left Office Remarks
1 Major General Sir James Outram 1 February 1856 8 May 1856 -
2 Colville Coverly Jackson 8 May 1856 21 March 1857 Officiating
3 Major General Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence 21 March 1857 5 July 1857 Killed at Lucknow, July, 1857
4 Major John Sherbroke Banks 5 July 1857 11 September 1857 Killed at Lucknow, July, 1857
5 Lieut General Sir James Outram 11 September 1857 3 April 1858 -
6 Robert Montgomery 3 April 1858 15 February 1859 -
7 Charles John Wingfield 15 February 1859 20 April 1860 -
8 Lieutenant Colonel Lousada Barrow 20 April 1860 4 April 1861 Officiating
9 George Udny Yule 4 April 1861 26 August 1865 Officiating
10 Richard Hutton Davies 26 August 1865 17 March 1866 Officiating
11 Sir John Strachey 17 March 1866 24 May 1868 -
12 R. H. Davies 24 May 1868 18 January 1871 Officiating, Confirmed 9 March 1868
13 Major General Lousada Barrow 18 January 1871 20 April 1871 -
14 Sir George Couper 20 April 1871 15 March 1875 Officiating, Confirmed 9 December 1873
15 John Forbes David Inglis 15 March 1875 15 February 1877 Officiating, until 15 November 1875 and from 26 July 1876 to 15 February 1877

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