Howard Frank Parfitt

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Howard Frank Parfitt (1888 - 1957) was a British tea planter, businessman and politician in colonial Ceylon.[1][2]

Howard Frank Parfitt was born in 1888 in Essex, the son of Frank Chapman Parfitt and Alice.

Parfitt arrived in Ceylon in 1910[3] and by 1919 was appointed as a Director of Mackwoods Limited, a major Ceylonese tea producer.

On 7 January 1926 Parfitt served as an inaugural board member of the Tea Research Institute of Ceylon.

Parfitt was appointed as a nominated member of the 2nd State Council of Ceylon on 2 March 1936,[1][4][5] where he served on the Executive Committee for Home Affairs.[6] He resigned from the State Council on 18 May 1943.[1]

He died in 1957, at the age of 69, in Surrey, England.


  1. ^ a b c Members of the Legislatures of Ceylon: 1931-1972. National State Assembly Library. 1972. p. 111.
  2. ^ Ferguson's Ceylon Directory. The Ceylon Observer Press. 1942. p. 910.
  3. ^ Who's who of Ceylon. 1920. p. 148.
  4. ^ The Ceylon Blue Book. Government Printer, South Africa. 1938. p. 32.
  5. ^ Debates of the State Council of Ceylon, 1936. State Council of Ceylon. 1937. p. 61.
  6. ^ Ferguson's Ceylon Directory. The Ceylon Observer Press. 1942. p. 211.