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
Age 25
Hong Kong
1891
1891
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