May Road - origin of name
I've been asked recently about May Road. I'd assumed that it was named after FH May, Governor 1912-19 ... and at https://gwulo.com/atom/23602 Gen Suzuki gives us the Wikipedia entry for it which say so.
But ... it was started in 1907 and the person who signed the announcement of its naming in the Government Gazette was none other than then Colonial Secretary F H May - see http://sunzi.lib.hku.hk/hkgro/view/g1907/6398.pdf
Sure, May's a bit of a hero of mine, but I am willing to acknowledge his faults. However, such blatant self-aggrandisement wasn't one of them, nor would he have got away with such either from the Colonial Office or the HK Press.
So I start to assume that the road was named after Charles May, long time Police Magistrate etc. But a hunt through all the relevant records I can lay my hands on at the moment hasn't yielded confirmation of that. Has anyone any ideas, please?