Francis Henry May, C.M.G. , M.L.C.

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About Francis Henry May, C.M.G. , M.L.C.

Francis Henry May was the son of George Augustus Chichester May, appointed in 1877 as the Lord Chief Justice of Ireland.

Sir Francis Henry May, was a jockey owner, historian and a colonial administrator,

Francis became The Colonial Secretary for Hong Kong.

  • 1881, May was appointed to a Hong Kong Cadetship after a competitive examination.
  • 1886, he became the Assistant Protector of Chinese and private secretary to Governor Sir George William Des Vœux.
  • 1889 to 1891 was also the private secretary to Acting Administrator Digby Barker (his future father-in-law)
  • 1891 Assistant Colonial Secretary
  • 1892 Acting Colonial Treasurer
  • 1895 member of the Legislative Council
  • 1893 to 1902 Captain Superintendent of the Hong Kong Police Force.
  • 1896 to 1902 Superintendent of the Victoria Gaol and Fire Brigade for Hong Kong
  • 1902-1910 Colonial Secretary for Hong Kong
  • Acting administrator of Hong Kong in 1903, 1904, 1906, 1907, and 1910.

In 1910, May was appointed

Governor of Fiji and High Commissioner Western Pacific

, a position he would hold until 1912.

  • 1912-07-24 --- 1919-09-30 became the 15th Governor of Hong Kong.
  • the leader of the Boy Scouts Association of Hong Kong.
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Francis Henry May, C.M.G. , M.L.C.'s Timeline

1860
March 14, 1860
1886
1886
- present
Age 25
Hong Kong
1891
August 31, 1891
Age 31
Hong Kong
1891
- present
Age 30
Hong Kong
1893
1893
Age 32
1895
1895
Age 34
1898
1898
Age 37
1900
1900
Age 39
1910
1910
- 1912
Age 49
Fiji
1922
February 6, 1922
Age 61
Clare, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom