Colonial Secretary of Ceylon

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Colonial Secretary of Ceylon
Member of the Executive Council
Appointer Governor of British Ceylon
Formation 12 October 1798
First holder Hugh Cleghorn
Abolished 20th Century

The Colonial Secretary of Ceylon was one of six offices that held a seat in the Executive Council of Ceylon.[1][2]

List of Colonial Secretaries[edit]

Data based on:

  • John Ferguson, Ceylon in the "jubilee Year"., J. Haddon and Co.,1887[3]
  • Ceylon: Its History, People, Commerce, Industries and Resources, Plâté limited, 1924[4]
# Colonial Secretary Took office Left office Appointed by
1 Hugh Cleghorn 12 October 1798 1800 Frederick North
- William Boyd January 1800 1801
2 Robert Arbuthnot 10 September 1801 1806
3 John Rodney 3 September 1806 1833 Thomas Maitland
4 Philip Anstruther 1 May 1833 1845 Robert Wilmot-Horton
5 James Emerson Tennent 29 November 1845 1851 Colin Campbell
6 Charles Justin MacCarthy 2 January 1851 1860 George Byng
7 W. C. Gibson 10 August 1860 1869 Charles Edmund Wilkinson
8 Henry Turner Irving 4 June 1869 1873 Hercules Robinson
10 Arthur Birch 3 June 1873 1878 William Henry Gregory
11 John Douglas 18 August 1878 1885 James Robert Longden
12 Cecil Clementi Smith 17 November 1885 1887 Arthur Hamilton-Gordon
13 Edward Noël Walker 10 November 1887 1901 Arthur Hamilton-Gordon
14 Everard im Thurn 18 June 1901 1904 Joseph West Ridgeway
15 Alexander Murray Ashmore 10 September 1904 7 December 1906 Henry Arthur Blake
Hugh Clifford 3 May 1907
- Leonard William Booth 1911 Henry McCallum
Reginald Edward Stubbs 1913 1919 Reginald Edward Stubbs
Cecil Clementi 1922 1925 William Manning
Bernard Henry Bourdillon 1929 1932 Herbert Stanley

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wrigh, Arnold. Twentieth Century Impressions of Ceylon. Asian Educational Services. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Mills, Lennox A. Ceylon Under British Rule 1795-1932. Routledge. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Ferguson, John (1887). Ceylon in the "jubilee Year". J. Haddon and Co. pp. 256–7. 
  4. ^ Ceylon: Its History, People, Commerce, Industries and Resources. Plâté limited. 1924. pp. 100–1. Retrieved 27 April 2016.