The 1838 Coronation Honours were appointments by Queen Victoria to various orders and honours on the occasion of her coronation on 28 June 1838. The honours were published in The London Gazette on 20 July and 24 July 1838.
The recipients of honours are displayed here as they were styled before their new honour, and arranged by honour, with classes (Knight, Knight Grand Cross, etc.) and then divisions (Military, Civil, etc.) as appropriate.
Major-General Sir Alexander Murray Tulloch (1803–16 May 1864) was a British soldier and a statistician.He was a Fellow of the Statistical Society and worked with Surgeon-General Henry Marshall and Sir Graham Balfour on army statistics. In the 1850s he went with Sir John McNeill to the Crimea, and worked with Florence Nightingale.Arthur Clifton
General Sir Arthur Benjamin Clifton KSA KSW (1771 – 8 March 1869) was a British soldier who fought in the Peninsular War and commanded the Second Union Cavalry Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815.Edward Buckley Wynyard
General Edward Buckley Wynyard (1788 – 24 November 1864) was a British Army officer.He was born in Kensington Palace, London, the son of Lieutenant-General William Wynyard, Colonel of the 20th Foot.
He joined the Army himself as an ensign in 1803 and first served in Sicily. In 1809 he took part in the capture of the islands of Ischia and Procida and served under Lieutenant-General Sir John Oswald in the Ionian Islands but was severely wounded at Santa Maura and returned to London. In 1811 he was appointed aide-de-camp to Sir Harry Burrard and then brigade-major under Sir Moore Disney although his wound prevented him from serving with the brigade at Bergen op Zoom. In 1814 he was promoted lieutenant-colonel of the 58th Foot. In 1816-20 he served on St Helena as military secretary to the Governor, Sir Hudson Lowe and in July 1830 was appointed aide-de-camp to William IV and promoted to colonel in the Grenadier Guards.
In 1837 he was placed on half-pay and in the 1838 Coronation Honours made a Companion of the Order of the Bath. In November 1841 he was promoted major-general and in September 1847 put in command of the troops in New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land and New Zealand. During his time in Australia he was a member of the Legislative Council in 1848-51 and of the Executive Council in 1848-53. In 1853 he returned home to England where in January 1860 he was promoted full general.
He died of bronchitis in London on 24 November 1864 and was laid to rest in Catacomb B, Kensal Green Cemetery. He had married Louisa Warner and had several children.
He left his name to Wynyard Square, Sydney, and probably the town Wynyard in northern Tasmania which he visited in 1850-51.Edward Frederick (Indian Army officer)
General Edward Frederick (23 June 1784 – 5 December 1866) was a British Indian Army officer who was Commissary General of the Bombay Army.
Frederick was the eldest son of Colonel Charles Frederick, nephew of Sir John Frederick, 4th Baronet MP. Edward's son Charles by his second wife, Mary, inherited the baronetcy as 7th baronet. His grandson, Sir Edward Frederick, 9th Baronet, was an Army officer and first-class cricketer.
Frederick followed his father into the British East India Company. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 1838 Coronation Honours. He was promoted to General in 1860.He died in Winchester, Hampshire, England in 1866.Edward Pelham Brenton
Captain Edward Pelham Brenton (20 July 1774 – 13 April 1839) was an officer of the British Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars who military career was relatively quiet, apart from involvement in the capture of Martinique in 1809. Brenton became famous in the aftermath of the war, when he published the Naval History of Great Britain from the Year 1783 to 1822 in 1823. The book was popular, but Brenton was criticised at the time and since for his failure to distinguish between fact and rumour as well as his partisan political leanings. In Brenton's later life, he was heavily involved in charitable enterprises in the poorer areas of London with mixed success.James Lushington
Sir James Law Lushington (10 May 1779 – 29 May 1859) was a British Member of Parliament and Director of the East India Company.
He was born in Bottisham, Cambridgeshire, the third son of James Stephen Lushington of Rodmersham, Kent, vicar of Newcastle upon Tyne and prebendary of Carlisle. He was the brother of Stephen Rumbold Lushington.He joined the East India Company as a cadet in 1796, and was successively promoted ensign in 1797, lieutenant of the 4th cavalry battalion in 1799, adjutant in 1800, captain in 1804, major in 1812, lieut.-colonel in 1819; colonel in 1829; major-general in 1837; lieutenant-general in 1849 and general in 1854.
He was elected MP for Petersfield from 1825 to 1826, Hastings from 1826 to 1827, and Carlisle from 1827 to 1831. He was also Chairman of the East India Company (in 1838, 1842 and 1848).He was appointed Commander of the Order of the Bath (CB) in 1818, Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in 1837 and Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (GCB) in the 1838 Coronation Honours.He married Rosetta Sophia Costen, but had no children.John Cheape
General Sir John Cheape (5 October 1792 – 30 March 1875) was a Scottish general in the British Army in South Asia.John Colvin (engineer)
Lieutenant-Colonel John Colvin (20 August 1794 – 27 April 1871) was a British engineer who served the East India Company in India, and who is mainly remembered for his role in constructing canals in northern India.
Colvin was born in Glasgow, Scotland, the son of Thomas Colvin, a local merchant. He was one of the first cadets to pass through the East India Company's Military Seminary at Addiscombe, passing his final examination in December 1809; after which he was appointed to the Bengal Engineers in 1810. Over the following 27 years he was principally involved in the construction of canals in northern India. He established a reputation as a first class engineer and was appointed superintendent of canals in the Delhi area, and later referred to as the "Father of irrigation in northern India". Colvin became interested in the fossils found in the Siwalik Hills and gave several large donations to the Asiatic Society of Bengal's museum, as well as specimens to museums in Britain. Colvin returned to England in 1838 and married Josephine Puget Baker, the sister of his colleague and friend William Erskine Baker at Ludlow. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 1838 Coronation Honours.Colvin retired in 1839 and became involved in the work of the Ludlow Natural History Society and their museum, as well as serving on local committees, as a magistrate, and as a patron of local good causes such as education.Scudamore Winde Steel
Lieutenant General Sir Scudamore Winde Steel, (1789 – 11 March 1865) was a British Army officer of the East India Company.Steel was the son of barrister David Steel and Mary Winde, daughter of Scudamore Winde, judge of the Supreme Court of Jamaica. Steel joined the East India Company's service as a cadet in 1805, and the following year was promoted to lieutenant in the Madras Army. He was slightly wounded in the Third Anglo-Maratha War of 1817–18. He was promoted to captain in 1821, and joined the 51st native infantry in 1824. He served on the quartermaster-general's staff at Nagpur and in the First Anglo-Burmese War in 1826. Steel was promoted to major in 1832, and from 1832 to 1845 served as secretary in the military department at Madras.In 1834, Steel took part in the capture of Coorg, and the following year was promoted to lieutenant colonel. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 1838 Coronation Honours.In 1845, Steel was appointed military auditor-general and promoted to colonel of the Madras fusiliers in 1847. He commanded the Madras army during the Second Anglo-Burmese War in 1852–53. He was knighted as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in December 1853. He was promoted to major general and given the command of the Pegu division and the Martaban provinces in 1854. Steel returned to England in 1856 and was promoted to lieutenant general in 1861.Steel married Elizabeth Margaret, the eldest daughter of Lieutenant Colonel William Read, in 1840. His eldest son, Col. Charles Steel, served in the Crimean War with the 12th Lancers and was present at the Siege of Sevastopol. He married Anna Caroline Wood, daughter of Rev. Sir John Page Wood, 2nd Baronet.Sir Scudamore died at his home at Hyde Park, London, in 1865.Thomas Staunton St Clair
Major General Thomas Staunton St Clair (1785 – 1847) was a British Army officer known for his water-colour paintings which recorded British colonies in Gibraltar.William John Butterworth
Major-General William John Butterworth (10 June 1801 – 4 November 1856) was the governor of the Straits Settlements from August 1843 to 21 March 1855. In 1851, when the Straits Settlements were transferred from the authority of the Governor of Bengal to be directly under the control of the Governor-General of India, Butterworth remained as governor. The town of Butterworth, Penang is named after him.
Butterworth's parents were Captain William Butterworth RN and his wife Ann (née Hodgkinson). Captain Butterworth died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Butterworth joined the army in Madras and was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 1838 Coronation Honours. He rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the 38th Madras Regiment. While he was governor of the Straits Settlements, Butterworth was instrumental in establishing the Singapore Volunteer Corps.William Warre
Lt.-General Sir William Warre KTS (15 April 1784 – 26 July 1853) was an English officer of the British Army. He saw service in the Peninsular War and was colonel of the 94th Foot.
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