Henry Wright (6 July 1794 – 14 January 1879) was the 11th Accountant General and Controller of Revenue of Ceylon.
|11th Accountant General and Controller of Revenue|
1 February 1841 – 28 May 1847
|Preceded by||Henry Augustus Marshall|
|Succeeded by||Charles J. MacCarthy|
|Born||6 July 1794|
|Died||14 January 1879 (aged 84)|
He was born in London, the son of Henry Wright and his wife Elizabeth Dumaresq.
He was appointed Accountant General and Controller of Revenue of Ceylon on 1 February 1841, succeeding Henry Augustus Marshall, and held the office until 28 May 1847, when he was succeeded by Charles J. MacCarthy.
He had married Camilla Lowe (1812-1891), the daughter of Sir Hudson Lowe, and they had five children: Elizabeth Laura (b.1832); William Dumaresq (b.1833); Francis (b.1835); Clara (b.1836); and Albina Eleanor (b.1838) and three daughters, Elizabeth Laura (b.1832). His eldest son, William, became Treasurer of Ceylon in 1882.
Wright died on 14 January 1879.
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