Arthur Haliburton, 1st Baron Haliburton

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Arthur Lawrence Haliburton, 1st Baron Haliburton, GCB, DL (26 December 1832 – 21 April 1907) was a Canadian-born British civil servant.

Background and education[edit]

Mariana Emily Lady Haliburton by W. & D. Downey

Haliburton was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada, on 26 December 1832.[1] He was the son of Thomas Chandler Haliburton and Louisa Neville. He graduated from the University of King's College, Nova Scotia, with a Doctor of Civil Law (DCL).


Haliburton was Director of Supplies and Transport at the War Office from 1878 to 1888, Assistant Under-Secretary of State for War from 1888 to 1895 and Under-Secretary at the War Office from 1895 to 1897. He was made a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of London in 1893, and served as a Justice of the Peace. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 1880, a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in 1885 and a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) in 1897. On 21 April 1898, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Haliburton, of Windsor, in the Province of Nova Scotia and Dominion of Canada.[2] In May 1891, he was made assistant under-secretary for war, and from 1895 to 1897, permanent under-secretary.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Lord Haliburton married Mariana Emily, daughter of merchant banker Leo Schuster, on 3 November 1877. She had been married to Sir William Clay, 2nd Baronet, from 1855 until his death in 1876. They had no children. The couple lived at 57 Lowndes Square, London, S., England.[3]

Funerary monument, Brompton Cemetery, London

Haliburton died on 21 April 1907 at Branksome Towers Hotel, Bournemouth, Hampshire, and is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London. The barony became extinct on his death.[1]


  1. ^ a b c  Atlay, James Beresford (1912). "Haliburton, Arthur Lawrence". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement​. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  2. ^ "No. 26977". The London Gazette. 14 June 1898. p. 3631. 
  3. ^ Morgan, Henry James Types of Canadian women and of women who are or have been connected with Canada : (Toronto, 1903) [1]


J. B. Atlay, rev. M. G. M. Jones. "Haliburton, Arthur Lawrence, Baron Haliburton (1832–1907)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/33646.  (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Haliburton