1882 Birthday Honours

The 1882 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 23 May, 24 May and 2 June 1882.[1][2][3][4]

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 Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)

  • James Caird CB Senior Copyhold, Inclosure, and Tithe Commissioner
  • Ralph Wood Thompson CB Undersecretary of State for the War Department

Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)

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)

Companion (CSI)

  • Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Charles Ross, Bombay Staff Corps, Political Resident in the Persian Gulf
  • William Hudleston, Madras Civil Service, Member of the Council of the Governor of Madras
  • Charles Paget Carmichael, Bengal Civil Service, Senior Member of the Board of Revenue, North Western Provinces
  • Edward Francis Harrison, late Bengal Civil Service, formerly Comptroller-General, Calcutta

The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

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

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

  • Cornelius Hendricksen Kortright CMG late Governor of the Colony of British Guiana
  • William Brampton Gurdon CB for services on Special Missions in 1879 and 1881 to South Africa for the Settlement of Financial Questions
  • Colonel William Bellairs CB for services in South Africa
  • Colonel George Stoddart Whitmore CMG formerly Commandant of Local Forces in New Zealand, and Member of the Legislative Council of that Colony
  • Saul Samuel CMG Agent-General in London for New South Wales, and previously Member of several Administrations in that Colony
  • Count Giorgio Serafino Ciantar (Paleologo), Barone di San Giovanni CMG President of the Assembly of the Maltese Nobility
  • John Hall, lately First Minister in New Zealand

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

  • Alfred Patrick, lately Clerk of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada
  • Lieutenant-Colonel John Stoughton Dennis, late Deputy of the Minister of the Interior in the Dominion of Canada
  • Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Walter de Winton RA Military Secretary to the Governor-General of Canada
  • Montague Frederick Ommanney, one of the Crown Agents for the Colonies
  • William Turner Thiselton-Dyer FRS Assistant Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for services rendered to Colonial Governments
  • Saverio Marchese di Piro, Major of the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery
  • Henry Heylyn Hayter, Government Statist in the Colony of Victoria
  • Cornelius Alfred Moloney, Colonial Secretary of the Gold Coast Colony
  • Gerhardus M. Rudolf, Resident Magistrate in Natal
  • Melmoth Osborn, British Resident in Zululand
  • John Forrest, Deputy Surveyor-General of Western Australia, for distinguished services in exploration
  • Victor Alexander Williamson, for special services in Mauritius and Fiji

The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire

Companion (CIE)

  • William Mackinnon
  • Syud Lutf Ali Khan
  • Moung Shway Kyee, Police Department, British Burmah
  • Rana Shankar Bakhsh Singh Bahadur, Honorary Assistant Commissioner in Oudh
  • Deputy Surgeon-General William James Moore, Honorary Surgeon to the Viceroy of India
  • Edward Ronald Douglas, Deputy Director-General of the Post Office of India


  1. ^ "No. 25110". The London Gazette. 23 May 1882. p. 2409.
  2. ^ "No. 25111". The London Gazette. 24 May 1882. p. 2461.
  3. ^ "No. 25114". The London Gazette. 2 June 1882. p. 2589.
  4. ^ "The Birthday Honours". The Evening Post. 26 May 1882. Retrieved 2 September 2016.
Alfred Patrick

Alfred Patrick (1810/1811 – July 18, 1892) was the second Clerk of the House of Commons of Canada, having served from 1873 to 1880.

In the 1882 Birthday Honours, he was created a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George.

Cornelius Alfred Moloney

Sir Cornelius Alfred Moloney (1848 – 13 August 1913) was a British colonial administrator.He served as British Administrator of The Gambia from 1884 to 1886, Governor of Lagos Colony from 1886 to 1890, Governor of British Honduras from 1891 to 1897, Governor of the Federal Colony of the Windward Islands from 1897 to 1900, and Governor of Trinidad and Tobago from November 1900 to 1904. It was during his term as governor of Trinidad and Tobago that the Water riots took place. They resulted in the destruction of the Red House, the seat of government.

Moloney was made a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.) the 1882 Birthday Honours, later being promoted to Knight Commander (K.C.M.G.) in the 1890 New Year Honours.Mimetillus moloneyi (Moloney's mimic bat) was named after him.

George Stoddart Whitmore

Sir George Stoddart Whitmore (30 May 1829 – 16 March 1903) was a notable New Zealand soldier, military leader, runholder and politician.

John Hall (New Zealand politician)

Sir John Hall (c.18 December 1824 – 25 June 1907) was born in Kingston upon Hull, England, the third son of George Hall, a captain in the navy. At the age of ten he was sent to school in Switzerland and his education continued in Paris and Hamburg. After returning to England and being employed by the Post Office, at the age of 27 he decided to emigrate, later becoming the 12th Prime Minister of New Zealand. He was also Mayor of Christchurch.

John Stoughton Dennis

Lieutenant-Colonel John Stoughton Dennis (19 October 1820 – 7 July 1885) was a Canadian surveyor, militia officer, and civil servant, born in Kingston, Upper Canada.In 1866, Dennis led an ill-fated militia attack against the Fenians at Fort Erie. Dennis is noted for his role in precipitating the Red River Rebellion by his 1869 surveys of the Red River Colony. He was the father of Colonel John Stoughton Dennis Jr., who also became a noted surveyor and militia officer.In the 1882 Birthday Honours, he was created a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George.In 1916 Mount Dennis in the Canadian Rockies was named for him.

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