1861 Birthday Honours

The 1861 Birthday Honours were appointments by Queen Victoria to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by citizens of the British Empire. The appointments were made to celebrate the official birthday of the Queen, and were published in The London Gazette on 28 June 1861.[1]

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.

United Kingdom and British Empire


  • The Right Honourable Sir Richard Bethell Kt Chancellor of Great Britain, by the name, style, and title of Baron Westbury, of Westbury, in the county of Wilts

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath (KGCB)

Royal Navy

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)

Royal Navy


  1. ^ "No. 22524". The London Gazette. 28 June 1861. p. 2689.
William Pakenham, 4th Earl of Longford

General William Lygon Pakenham, 4th Earl of Longford (31 January 1819 – 19 April 1887), styled The Honourable William Pakenham before 1860, was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Conservative politician.

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