1877 Birthday Honours

The 1877 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 30 May and 2 June 1877.[1][2]

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 Most Honourable Order of the Bath

Order of bath star
Civilian star of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

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

Royal Navy
Army

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)

Royal Navy
Army
  • Lieutenant-General Arthur Borton CB
  • Lieutenant-General Richard Waddy CB
  • Lieutenant-General Henry Dalrymple White CB
  • Major-General William Sherbrooke Ramsay Norcott CB
  • Major-General Daniel Lysons CB
  • Major-General Charles Lawrence D'Aguilar CB
  • Major-General James Talbot Airey CB
  • Major-General Alexander Taylor CB
  • Major-General Michael Galwey CB
  • Major-General George Wade Guy Green CB
  • Major-General Thomas Hurdle CB late Royal Marines
  • Inspector-General of Hospital and Fleets William Richard Edwin Smart CB

Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Royal Navy
Army

The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India

GCSI star
Star of a Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India

Knight Grand Commander (GCSI)

Knight Commander (KCSI)

  • Joseph Dalton Hooker CB Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew
  • Thomas Lawrence Seccombe CB Financial Secretary to the Secretary of State for India in Council

Companion (CSI)

  • Colonel George Cliffe Hatch, Bengal Staff Corps Judge Advocate-General, Bengal Army
  • Lieutenant-Colonel William George Davies, Bengal Staff Corps, Commissioner, Delhi

The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

GCMG star
Star of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (GCMG)

Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

  • J. Thomas Fitzgerald Callaghan, Governor of the Falkland Islands
  • William Robinson, Governor of the Bahama Islands
  • Hudson Ralph Janisch, Governor of the Island of Saint Helena
  • George Dundas, Lieutenant-Governor of the Island of Saint Vincent
  • George William Des Vœux, Administrator of the Government of the Island of Saint Lucia
  • Frederick Palgrave Barlee, Lieutenant-Governor of the Colony of British Honduras
  • Joseph Trutch, lately Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia
  • Cyril Clerke Graham, Lieutenant-Governor of the Island of Grenada
  • John Douglas, First Minister of the Colony of Queensland
  • Edwin Donald Baynes, Colonial Secretary for the Leeward Islands
  • John Scott Bushe, Colonial Secretary for the Island of Trinidad
  • William Alexander George Young, Government Secretary for the Colony of British Guiana
  • Gustave Barthélémy Colin, lately Procureur and Advocate-General of the Island of Mauritius
  • Frederick Napier Broome, Colonial Secretary for the Colony of Natal
  • Alexander Wilson Moir, President of the Island of Saint Christopher
  • John d'Auvergne Dumaresq, Colonial Secretary for the Gold Coast Colony
  • George Vane, Treasurer of the Island of Ceylon
  • Thomas Russell, formerly Defence Minister of the Colony of New Zealand
  • James Henry Keens, formerly President of the Privy Council of the Island of Tobago
  • John Smith, President of the Council of Education for the Colony of New South Wales
  • Alexander Murray, Director of the Geological Survey of the Island of Newfoundland
  • Sandford Fleming, Royal Engineers, Engineer-in-Chief of the Canadian Pacific Railway
  • John Palliser, lately in Command of an Expedition sent by the Government of Canada to the Rocky Mountains
  • Major Donald R. Cameron RA lately Chief Officer of the British Boundary Commission, Canada
  • Captain Samuel Anderson, Royal Engineers, lately Chief Astronomer of the British Boundary Commission, Canada
  • Captain George Arthur French RA formerly Commissioner of the North-West Police, Canada
  • Donald Currie
  • Captain Louis Frederick Knollys, late of Her Majesty's 32nd Regiment of Foot, lately Commanding Armed Constabulary in the Colony of Fiji
  • Arthur J. L. Gordon, Private Secretary to the Governor of the Colony of Fiji
  • Cornelius Hendricksen Kortright, Governor of the Colony of British Guiana
  • Lieutenant-Colonel William Grossman, R.E., lately Her Majesty's Commissioner of Enquiry into the Financial Affairs of the Province of Griqua Land West
  • Henry Lushington Phillips, Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of the Colony of Natal, and lately Acting Chief Justice for the Island of Barbados
  • Colonel Antonio Mattel, R.M.F.A., for many years Lieutenant-Colonel in Command of the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery

References

  1. ^ "No. 24464". The London Gazette. 30 May 1877. pp. 3442–3443.
  2. ^ "No. 24467". The London Gazette. 2 June 1877. pp. 3497–3498.
Campbell Claye Grant Ross

General Sir Campbell Claye Grant Ross (18 May 1824 – 20 June 1892) was a Scottish officer in the British Indian Army. He fought in the Jowaki Expedition.Ross was born in Saugor, British India, the second son of Lt Col Hugh Ross and Eliza Watson. He was descended from the chiefs of Clan Ross.He was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 1877 Birthday Honours, at which time he was in the Bengal Staff Corps, and later rose to Knight Commander of that order in 1880.In 1856, he married Matilda Elderton, daughter of Edward Merrick Elderton. They had 10 children, the eldest of whom was the physician Sir Ronald Ross, winner of the Nobel Prize for medicine. Sir Ronald's grandson David Campbell Ross (born 1934) was named Chief of Clan Ross in 1999.He died in Eastbourne, aged 68, and was buried at Ocklynge Cemetery.

John Palliser

John Palliser (29 January 1817 – 18 August 1887) was an Irish-born geographer and explorer. Following his service in the Waterford Militia and hunting excursions to the North American prairies, he led the British North American Exploring Expedition which investigated the geography, climate and ecology of what would later become western Canada.

William Scarlett, 3rd Baron Abinger

Lieutenant General William Frederick Scarlett, 3rd Baron Abinger (30 August 1826 – 16 January 1892), was a British peer and soldier.

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