Hubert Jerningham

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Hubert Jerningham
KCMG DL
Governor of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
1897–1900
Monarch Victoria
Preceded by Sir Frederick Broome
Succeeded by Sir Cornelius Alfred Moloney
Governor of Mauritius
In office
1892–1897
Monarch Victoria
Preceded by Sur Charles Lees
Succeeded by Sir Charles Bruce
Personal details
Born 1842
Died 1914

Sir Hubert Edward Henry Jerningham KCMG DL (1842–1914) was British Liberal Party politician and Governor of Mauritius 1892-1897, then Governor of Trinidad and Tobago between 1897 and 1900.

Biography[edit]

Jerningham was Member of Parliament (MP) for Berwick-upon-Tweed from 1881 to 1885.

He was appointed the 17th Governor of Mauritius, from 21 September 1892 to 15 January 1897, having been previously acting in the role from 12 March 1892 to 20 September 1892.[1]

In June 1897 he was appointed Governor of Trinidad and Tobago, serving as such until December 1900. While he was Governor, the Trinidad Government Railway was extended from Cunupia to Tabaquite. The railway junction formed by this extension was named Jerningham Junction. He also instituted an award for the top student in the Island Scholarship examinations, a gold medal called the Jerningham Medal (today known as the President's Medal). Jerningham advised the Colonial Office to suspend the charter of the Borough of Port of Spain in 1898 following a dispute with the Borough Council. The borough charter was suspended on 1 January 1899; the suspension remained in effect until 1914. This action made Jerningham very unpopular with the population.

Jerningham was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Northumberland on 21 May 1901, after his return to the United Kingdom.[2] He was received in a customary stepping down audience by King Edward VII in January 1902.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 June 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "No. 27317". The London Gazette. 24 May 1901. p. 3562. 
  3. ^ "Court circular". The Times (36679). London. 31 January 1902. p. 8. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Milne Home
Dudley Marjoribanks
Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed
1881–1885
With: David Milne Home
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Grey
Political offices
Preceded by
Sir Charles Cameron Lees
Governor of Mauritius
1892–1897
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Bruce
Preceded by
Frederick Napier Broome
Governor of Trinidad and Tobago
1897–1900
Succeeded by
Cornelius Alfred Moloney