Robert William Keate
Robert William Keate
|Commissioner of the Seychelles|
|Preceded by||Charles Augustus Etienne Mylius|
|Succeeded by||Charles William Bhering, Viscount Bhering|
|17th (British) Governor of Trinidad|
26 January 1857 – 1864
|Preceded by||B. Brooks|
|Succeeded by||John Henry Thomas Manners-Sutton|
|8th Lieutenant-Governor of the Colony of Natal|
|Preceded by||John Bisset|
|Succeeded by||Anthony Musgrave|
|Governor of the Gold Coast|
7 March 1873 – 17 March 1873
|Preceded by||Charles Spencer Salmon|
|Succeeded by||Robert William Harley|
|Born||16 June 1814|
Westminster, London, UK, UK
|Died||17 March 1873 (aged 58)|
Cape Coast Castle, Gold Coast
|Relations||Robert Keate (father), John Keate (great-uncle)|
|Alma mater||Eton College, Christ Church, Oxford|
|Full name||Robert William Keate|
|Domestic team information|
|1835–1848||Marylebone Cricket Club|
Source: Cricinfo, 2 May 2010
Robert William Keate (16 June 1814 – 17 March 1873) was a career British colonial governor, serving as Commissioner of the Seychelles from 1850 to 1852, Governor of Trinidad from 1857 to 1864, Lieutenant-governor of the Colony of Natal from 1867 to 1872, and Governor of Gold Coast from 7 March 1873 to 17 March 1873.
Early life and family
Keate made his first-class debut for the Gentlemen in the 1832 Gentlemen v Players fixture. While attending Christ Church, Keate made his first-class debut for Oxford University in 1834 against the Marylebone Cricket Club. From 1834 to 1837, he represented the University in 3 first-class matches.
In 1835, he made his debut for the Marylebone Cricket Club against Cambridge University. From 1835 to 1848, he represented the club in 21 first-class matches, making his final appearance for the club against Oxford University.
In 1844, he represented Hampshire in a single first-class match against the Marylebone Cricket Club. In addition, Keate played first-class cricket for the Gentlemen of Kent, the Fast Bowlers (which indicates Keate was a quick bowler of some sort), the Gentlemen of England and an early England team against Kent in 1840.
Commissioner of the Seychelles
In 1850, Keate was appointed as the Commissioner of the Seychelles. This was a position he held from 1850 to 1852.
Governor of Trinidad
Lieutenant-governor of Natal
In 1867, Keate was appointed the Lieutenant-governor of the Colony of Natal, a position he held from 1867 to 1872.
Governor of Cape Coast
In 1872, Keate was appointed the Governor of the Gold Coast from 7 March 1873 to 17 March 1873. Keate died at Cape Coast Castle in the Gold Coast on 17 March 1873, just ten days into his Governorship.
- Anon (1870). The Royal Kalendar, and Court and City Register for England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Colonies. London: R & A Suttaby. p. 510.
- "Governers and Heads of State". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
- Robert William Keate at Cricinfo
- Robert William Keate at CricketArchive
- Matches and detailed statistics for Robert William Keate
Charles Augustus Etienne Mylius
| Commissioner of the Seychelles
George Thompson Wade
| Governor of Trinidad
Sir John Henry Thomas Manners-Sutton
| Lieutenant-governor of the Colony of Natal
Sir Anthony Musgrave
Charles Spencer Salmon
| Governor of the Gold Coast
Robert William Harley