1890 Birthday Honours

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The 1890 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 20 May 1890[1] and in The Times on 21 May 1890.[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[edit]

Privy Councillor[edit]

The Queen appointed the following to Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council:

Baronetcies[edit]

Knight Bachelor[edit]

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath[edit]

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

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)[edit]

Civil Division

Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)[edit]

Civil Division

The Most Exalted Order of the Star of India[edit]

Star of a Knight Grand Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India.

Knight Commander (KCSI)[edit]

Companion (CSI)[edit]

  • Col. Charles Kenneth Mackenzie Walter, Bengal Staff Corps.
  • Frederick Barnes Peacock, Bengal Civil Service, Member of the Board of Revenue, Bengal.
  • James Richard Naylor, Bombay Civil Service, Remembrancer of Legal Affairs, Bombay.
  • Frederick William Richard Fryer, Bengal Civil Service, Financial Commissioner in Burma.
  • Robert Joseph Crosthwaite, Bengal Civil Service, Judicial Commissioner Central Provinces.
  • Surgeon-Maj. Alfred Swaine Lethbridge Bengal Medical Service.

The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George[edit]

Star of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George.

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

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

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)[edit]

  • William Hood Treacher, Secretary to the Government of the Native State of Perak, Malay Peninsula.
  • Morgan Stanislaus Grace Member of the Legislative Council of the Colony of New Zealand, and Surgeon-General of the Local Military Forces.
  • William Henry Griffin, late Deputy Postmaster-General of the Dominion of Canada.
  • Francis Seymour Haden, Colonial Secretary of Natal.
  • Paolo Vella late Judge of the Court of Appeal of the Island of Malta.
  • Walter Meredith Deane, Captain-Superintendent of Police of the Colony of Hong Kong, and Member of the Executive and Legislative Councils.
  • Robert Knox MacBride, Director of Public Works of the Island of Ceylon.
  • William Leworthy Good Drew, Fleet Paymaster on the Retired List of the Royal Navy, Auditor-General of the Colony of Queensland.
  • Henry Chamberlain Russell, Government Astronomer of the Colony of New South Wales.
  • William James McKinney, Treasurer of the Colony of British Honduras.
  • David Palmer Ross MRCS Colonial Surgeon of Sierra Leone.
  • John Bird, formerly Treasurer of the Colony of Natal.
  • Col. Josceline Heneage Wodehouse RA CB employed with the Egyptian Army.
  • Alfred George Woodward Reid, an Officer of the Irrigation Works in Egypt.
  • Harry de la Rosa Burrard Farnall, of the Foreign Office.

The Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire[edit]

Riband, badge and star of the Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire

Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (GCIE)[edit]

Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire (KCIE)[edit]

Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (CIE)[edit]

  • James Robert Reid, Bengal Civil Service, Member of the Board of Revenue, North-Western Provinces.
  • Raja Pratap Narayan Singh Deo of Jashpur.
  • Colonel Samuel Swinton Jacob, Bombay Staff Corps.
  • Pandit Suraj Kaul.
  • John David Rees, Madras Civil Service.
  • Abdul Karim Hafiz.
  • Alexander McHinch, Member of the Council of the Governor of Bombay for making Laws and Regulations.
  • Rao Bahadur Kesri Singh of Kuchaman.
  • Robert Turnbull James Buckingham, Major of the Sibsagar Mounted Rides.
  • Jeremiah Garnett Horsfall, Madras Civil Service.
  • James George Henry Glass, Superintending Engineer and Secretary to Government in the Public Works Department, Central Provinces.
  • Edmund Neel, Assistant Secretary in the Political and Secret Department, India Office.
  • Captain George Lindsay Holford, 1st Life Guards, Equerry to His Royal Highness Prince Albert Victor of Wales.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 26053". The London Gazette. 20 May 1890. pp. 2965–2966. 
  2. ^ "Birthday Honours". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 21 May 1890. p. 9.