Henry Conway Belfield

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Sir Henry Conway Belfield KCMG JP (29 November 1855 – 8 January 1923) was an English civil servant. Belfield attended Rugby School in Warwickshire and Oriel College, Oxford. He was a qualified barrister in 1880 and practiced law in England until 1884. Sir Henry joined Malayan Civil Service from 1884 until 1912. He had a son, Stafford St George Conway Belfield and a daughter, Violet Enid Jane Belfield, who married Major Hamilton Frederick Ward, son of Lieutenant Robert Frederick Ward. He served British Malaya for almost 28 years, including became the British Resident for three Malay states; the British Resident of Negeri Sembilan (1901–1902), British Resident of Selangor (1902–1910), and British Resident of Perak (1910–1912). Sir Henry posted as the Governor of Kenya from 4 October 1912 – 14 April 1917.


  • Report Upon the Present Condition of Affairs in Labuan and Brunei (1905)
  • Handbook of the Federated Malay States (1906)
  • Gold Coast. Report Legislation Governing Alienation Native Lands Gold Coast Colony Ashanti (1912)