Gregory executive council of Ceylon

The Gregory executive council was 9th executive council of British Ceylon. The government was led by Governor William Henry Gregory.

Gregory executive council of Ceylon

9th Cabinet of British Ceylon
Date formed4 March 1872
Date dissolved4 September 1877
People and organisations
Head of stateQueen Victoria
Head of governmentWilliam Henry Gregory
No. of ministers6
Ministers removed4
Total no. of members10
PredecessorRobinson executive council of Ceylon
SuccessorLongden executive council of Ceylon

Executive council members

Portrait Member of Council Office Took office Left office Notes
  William Henry Gregory Governor 4 March 1872 4 September 1877
Henry Turner Irving Colonial Secretary 4 March 1872 1873 Replaced by Arthur Birch
Arthur Birch 3 June 1873 4 September 1877
Major general Henry Renny Commander of Troops 4 March 1872 ? Replaced by John Alfred Street
Major general John Alfred Street 1874 1877
Richard Morgan Attorney General
as Queen's Advocate
4 March 1872 1876 Replaced by Richard Cayley
Richard Cayley 4 April 1876 4 September 1877
John Douglas Auditor General 4 March 1872 16 June 1876 Replaced by C. A. D. Barclay
C. A. D. Barclay 16 June 1876 4 September 1877
George Vane Treasurer 4 March 1872 4 September 1877

See also



Government offices
Preceded by Executive councils of Ceylonese
Succeeded by