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Samuel BARFF [c.1828-1897]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Barff
Given: 
Samuel
Birth
Date: 
c.1828-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Death
Date: 
1897-08-25

Samuel Barff was a Hong Kong civil servant, shown living at No.13 Castle Road ("The Hut") in the 1884 directory. He came to Nagasaki, Japan in 1894 with his wife Katherine (Kate) and rented the house at No.15 Minamiyamate in the Nagasaki Foreign Settlement. The couple called the house "Cliff Field." Samuel was bedridden during most of his stay in Nagasaki. He died on August 25, 1897 at the age of sixty-nine and was buried at Sakamoto International Cemetery. In January 1898, Another family tragedy soon followed.

Birthplace (country): 

Jeannie WOODHEAD (née SMITH) [1907-????]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Female
Names
Family: 
Woodhead
Given: 
Jeannie
Maiden: 
Smith
Birth
Date: 
1907-07-02
Birthplace (town, state): 
Dundee

Jeannie trained as a nurse at Perth Royal Infirmary before going to Hong Kong in 1938 (approx).  She was interned in Stanley Civilian Camp following the fall of Hong Kong in December 1941.  Her fiance, Fred Woodhead was interned as a POW in Sham Shui Po before being transported on the Lisbon Maru to Ossaka #1 Camp.  After the war ended Jeannie and Fred returned to Dundee and were married 3 weeks later.  Fred returned to Hong Kong and Jeannie joined him after the birth of their son in 1947.  Jeannie & Fred emigrated from the UK to Australia in late 1950, where th

Birthplace (country): 

Robert HOGARTH (aka Bert) [1914-1987]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hogarth
Given: 
Robert
Alias / nickname: 
Bert
Birth
Date: 
c.1914-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
Glasgow
Death
Date: 
c.1987-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (country): 

Walter Morris THOMSON (aka Tommy) [1905-1952]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Thomson
Given: 
Walter Morris
Alias / nickname: 
Tommy
Birth
Date: 
1905-03-16
Birthplace (town, state): 
Turiff
Death
Date: 
1952-01-05

Thomson was educated in the University of Edinburgh. After graduated from university, he came to Hong Kong as a cadet.

During his tenure, he took up some important posts like the defence secretary (1950) and held up the post of deputy colonial secretary until his early death in 1952. He was buried in Hong Kong Cemetery.

One of his interesting trivia is, there was a youth hostel named after him in Yau Ma Tei.

Birthplace (country): 

James Haldane STEWART LOCKHART [1858-1937]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Stewart Lockhart
Given: 
James Haldane
Birth
Date: 
1858-05-25
Birthplace (town, state): 
Ardsheal
Death
Date: 
1937-02-26

Stewart-Lockhart came from a noble, wealthy family. His father, Miles Lockhart, was a banker.

He was taught by a private tutor, then went to King William's College, later George Watson School and Edinburgh University, where he got a prize for Greek Studies.

He came to Hong Kong as a cadet in 1879. He took up a post of the registrar general in 1883.

Birthplace (country): 

Robert Oliphant HUTCHISON (aka Sandy) [1880-1920]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hutchison
Given: 
Robert Oliphant
Alias / nickname: 
Sandy
Birth
Date: 
1880-11-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Fife
Death
Date: 
c.1920-09-12 (Day is approximate)
Cause of death: 
Drowning

R.O. Hutchison was educated at Rugby School, and later, Oxford University.

He came to Hong Kong as a cadet in 1904. He served as  posts below:

Birthplace (country): 

Crawford Murray MACLEHOSE [1917-2000]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Maclehose
Given: 
Crawford Murray
Birth
Date: 
1917-10-16
Birthplace (town, state): 
Glasgow
Death
Date: 
2000-05-27

He was the Governor of Hong Kong from 1971 to 1982.

Birthplace (country): 

Hugh Fletcher CARMICHAEL [c.1861-1938]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Carmichael
Given: 
Hugh Fletcher
Birth
Date: 
c.1861-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Birthplace (town, state): 
oban
Death
Date: 
1938-05-03

He was the founding partner of the marine surveying and engineering company Carmichael and Clarke

Birthplace (country): 

Norman Dunn MEFFAN [1890-1977]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Meffan
Given: 
Norman Dunn
Birth
Date: 
1890-06-26
Birthplace (town, state): 
Arbroath
Death
Date: 
c.1977-12-31 (Month, Day are approximate)

Entry in 1941 Jurors List:

Birthplace (country): 

David Boyd McKenzie BONE (aka Davie) [1888-1972]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Bone
Given: 
David Boyd McKenzie
Alias / nickname: 
Davie
Birth
Date: 
1888-11-11
Birthplace (town, state): 
Logie, Rosshire
Death
Date: 
1972-09-07
Birthplace (country): 

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