Henry Moore Jackson

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Henry Moore Jackson

31st Governor of the Leeward Islands
In office
MonarchEdward VII
Preceded bySir Francis Fleming
Succeeded bySir Gerald Strickland
6th High Commissioner for the Western Pacific
In office
10 September 1902 – 11 October 1904
Preceded bySir William Allardyce (acting)
Succeeded byEverard im Thurn
7th Governor of Fiji
In office
10 September 1902 – 11 October 1904
Preceded bySir William Allardyce (acting)
Succeeded byEverard im Thurn
5th Governor of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
30 August 1904 – 29 August 1908
Preceded byCornelius Alfred Moloney
Succeeded byGeorge Le Hunte
Personal details
Died29 August 1908(1908-08-29) (aged 58–59)
Trinidad and Tobago
Spouse(s)Emily Shea (m. 1881)
FatherWalrond Jackson
Alma materClifton College, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich

Sir Henry Moore Jackson, GCMG (bapt. 13 August 1849 – 29 August 1908) was a British army officer and colonial governor.[2]


Jackson was born in Barbados to Walrond Jackson, who became the Anglican Bishop of Antigua, and Mary Shepherd.[3] He received his education in England at Clifton College[4] and the Royal Military Academy. After his education, Jackson went into the military, serving for the Royal Artillery from 1870 to 1885, reaching the rank of captain. In 1880 while still in the Royal Artillery he was also appointed commandant of the Sierra Leone police.

It was after his military service that he became involved in the rule of British colonies. Starting with his appointment as commissioner for Turks and Caicos Islands from 1885 to 1890 and later Colonial Secretary of the Bahama Islands from 1890 to 1893. His next appointment came in 1894 when he was appointed as Colonial Secretary of Gibraltar from 1894 to 1901. Here his education in science proved useful in implementing a plan to construct a new harbour. In August 1901 he was appointed Governor of the Leeward Islands,[5] but his tenure there was short as in June the following year he was appointed Governor of Fiji and High Commissioner of the Western Pacific,[6] combined with the position of Consul-General for the Western Pacific Islands.[7] He arrived in Fiji to take up the position in September 1902, and is credited as having promoted the idea of British rule to the natives of Fiji. The last position he held was Governor of Trinidad and Tobago, which he held until his death on 29 August 1908.[8][9]

Jackson received several honours, including: Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1899, promoted to Knight Grand Cross in 1908, and member of the Order of St. Gregory the Great in 1904.


Lady Emily Jackson (née Shea)

In 1881, Jackson married Emily Shea, daughter of Sir Edward Dalton Shea.[10] He was the father of Basil Jackson, chairman of BP.[11]


  1. ^ Dod, Charles Roger; Dod, Robert Phipps (1904). Dod's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland, Including All the Titled Classes. p. 516. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  2. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Henry Moore Jackson" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  3. ^ Caribbean, Select Births and Baptisms, 1590-1928
  4. ^ "Clifton College Register" Muirhead, J.A.O. p10: Bristol; J.W Arrowsmith for Old Cliftonian Society; April, 1948
  5. ^ "No. 27344". The London Gazette. 9 August 1901. p. 5257.
  6. ^ "No. 27441". The London Gazette. 10 June 1902. p. 3749.
  7. ^ "No. 27479". The London Gazette. 3 October 1902. p. 6273.
  8. ^ James, Roger E.V. (1 August 2016). "Trinidad & Tobago Past & Present Government Officials". TnTisland. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  9. ^ Brereton, Bridget (1981). A History of Modern Trinidad, 1783–1962. Heinemann. p. 152. ISBN 978-0-435-98116-7. Governor H.M. Jackson (1904-8)
  10. ^ Morgan, Henry James, ed. (1903). Types of Canadian Women and of Women who are or have been Connected with Canada. Toronto: Williams Briggs. p. 174.
  11. ^ "Obituary: Mr. B. R. Jackson". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 30 March 1957. p. 8.
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Francis Fleming
Governor of the Leeward Islands
Succeeded by
Sir Gerald Strickland
Preceded by
William Lamond Allardyce, acting
High Commissioner for the Western Pacific
Succeeded by
Sir Everard im Thurn
Governor of Fiji
Preceded by
Sir Cornelius Alfred Moloney
Governor of Trinidad and Tobago
Succeeded by
Sir George Ruthven Le Hunte

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