William Hood Treacher

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Sir William Hood Treacher
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Sir William Hood Treacher
1st British Governor of North Borneo
In office
26 August 1881 – 1887
Preceded by Post created
Succeeded by Sir William Maunder Crocker
6th British Resident of Selangor
In office
1892–1896
Preceded by Sir William Edward Maxwell
Succeeded by Sir John Pickersgill Rodger
6th British Resident of Perak
In office
1896–1902
Preceded by Sir Frank Swettenham
Succeeded by Sir John Pickersgill Rodger
Personal details
Born (1849-12-01)1 December 1849
Died 3 May 1919(1919-05-03) (aged 69)
Religion Christian

Sir William Hood Treacher, K.C.M.G. (1 December 1849 – 3 May 1919). British colonial administrator in Borneo and the Straits Settlements.

Sir William was the fourth son of Rev. Joseph Skipper Treacher, MA, Vicar of Sandford-on-Thames,[1] by his first wife Pauline Louise Blanche Pierret. Both he and his father were graduates of Oxford colleges.[2]

Cousin of John Gavaron Treacher, doctor in Sarawak from 1843 and Colonial Surgeon to Labuan from 1848, William arrived in Labuan via Singapore in 1871 to be Acting Police Magistrate, becoming Colonial Secretary of Labuan in 1873, going on to become the first Governor of North Borneo (1881–1887); Resident of Selangor (1892–1896); the sixth British Resident of Perak (1896–1902); and second Resident-General of British Malaya (1901–1904)[1].

He founded the Anglo Chinese School in Klang on 10 March 1893.

Sir William married Elizabeth Frances Cornelia Rumsey (known as Leila), the daughter of the Rev. J. Rumsey, at Ss Philip & James's Church in Oxford on 25 April 1881. Their daughter Leila Treacher was born in Singapore in 1882.

Sources and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.stsepulchres.org.uk/burials/treacher_joseph.html Grave and biography of Joseph Skipper Treacher
  2. ^ Alumni Oxonienses (Vol.4)
  • WorldStatesmen – Malaysia
  • Walford's County Families of the United Kingdom (1920)
  • The Suffrage Annual and Women's Who's who (1913), Stanley Paul
Political offices
Preceded by
Post created
British Governor of North Borneo
1881–1887
Succeeded by
Sir William Maunder Crocker
Preceded by
Sir William Edward Maxwell
British Resident of Selangor
1892–1896
Succeeded by
Sir John Pickersgill Rodger
Preceded by
Sir Frank Swettenham
British Resident of Perak
1896–1902
Succeeded by
Sir John Pickersgill Rodger