William Grey-Wilson

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Sir William Grey-Wilson
Governor of the Falkland Islands
In office
1897–1904
Preceded bySir Roger Tuckfield Goldsworthy
Succeeded bySir William Lamond Allardyce
Governor of the Bahamas
In office
1904–1912
Preceded bySir Gilbert Thomas Carter
Succeeded bySir George Basil Haddon-Smith
Personal details
Born7 April 1852
Kent, UK
Died14 February 1926
Spouse(s)Margaret G. Brown

Sir William Grey-Wilson KCMG, KBE (7 April 1852 – 14 February 1926)[1] was a British colonial administrator.

He was born William Wilson, the son of Andrew Wilson, Inspector-General of Hospitals, Honorable East India Company and his wife Catherine Grey. He was educated at Cheltenham College.

In 1874 he became Private Secretary to Sir William Grey, the Governor of Jamaica and in 1877 to Sir Frederick Palgrave Barlee, Lieutenant Governor of British Honduras. In 1878 Grey-Wilson was appointed Clerk of the Executive and Legislative Councils of British Honduras and in 1884 Assistant Colonial Secretary of the Gold Coast.

In 1886 he served as Colonial Secretary of St Helena and from 1887 to 1897 as Governor of St Helena. From 1897 to 1904 he was Governor of the Falkland Islands and from 1904 to 1912 Governor of the Bahamas.[2] He was knighted KCMG in 1904 [3] and KBE in 1918.[4]

He died in 1926. He had married Margaret, the daughter of Robert Glasgow Brown, of Broadstone, Ayrshire and had 2 sons and a daughter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sir William Grey-Wilson". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  2. ^ "The unveiling of the statue of Queen Victoria on Empire Day by His Excellency Sir Wm Grey-Wilson". Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  3. ^ "No. 27732". The London Gazette. 8 November 1904. p. 7255.
  4. ^ Walford, Edward. The county families of the United Kingdom.
Government offices
Preceded by
Hudson Janisch
Governor of the St. Helena
1887–1897
Succeeded by
Robert Sterndale
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Roger Goldsworthy, KCMG
Governor of the Falkland Islands
1897–1904
Succeeded by
William Allardyce
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Gilbert Carter, KCMG
Governor of the Bahamas
1904–1912
Succeeded by
Sir George Haddon-Smith