Cornelius Alfred Moloney

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Sir Cornelius Alfred Moloney KCMG (1848 – 13 August 1913)[1] was a British colonial administrator.[2]

He served as British Administrator of The Gambia from 1884 to 1886, Governor of Lagos Colony from 1886 to 1890, Governor of British Honduras from 1891 to 1897, Governor of the Federal Colony of the Windward Islands from 1897 to 1900, and Governor of Trinidad and Tobago from November 1900[3] to 1904. It was during his term as governor of Trinidad and Tobago that the Water riots took place. They resulted in the destruction of the Red House, the seat of government.

Moloney was made a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) the 1882 Birthday Honours,[4] later being promoted to Knight Commander (K.C.M.G.) in the 1890 New Year Honours.[5][6]

Mimetillus moloneyi (Moloney's mimic bat) was named after him.[7]


  1. ^ Who's Who 1914[permanent dead link], p. xxiii
  2. ^ "Moloney, Sir Cornelius Alfred". Who's Who. 1912. p. 1498. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "No. 27245". The London Gazette. 9 November 1900. p. 6854. 
  4. ^ "No. 25111". The London Gazette. 24 May 1882. p. 2461. 
  5. ^ The London Gazette issue 26008 1 January 1890[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Anthony, Michael (2001). Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago. Scarecrow Press, Inc. Lanham, Md., and London. ISBN 0-8108-3173-2. 
  7. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2009). Eponym Dictionary of Mammals. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 281. ISBN 978-0-8018-9304-9. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Valerius Skipton Gouldsbury
Administrator of The Gambia
Succeeded by
James Shaw Hay
Preceded by
Governor of Lagos
Succeeded by
Gilbert Thomas Carter
Preceded by
Roger Tuckfield Goldsworthy
Governor of British Honduras
Succeeded by
David Wilson
Preceded by
Sir Charles Bruce
Governor of the Windward Islands
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Baxter Llewelyn
Preceded by
Hubert Edward Henry Jerningham
Governor of Trinidad and Tobago
Succeeded by
Henry Moore Jackson