William Henry Ravenscroft, CMG (11 January 1843 – 29 May 1890) was the 18th Auditor General and Accountant General and Controller of Revenue of Ceylon.[1]

William Henry Ravenscroft
18th Accountant General and Controller of Revenue
In office
23 May 1877 – 29 May 1890
Preceded byC. A. D. Barclay
Succeeded byG. T. M. O'Brien
Personal details
Born11 January 1843
St Pancras, London
Died29 May 1890
Colombo, Ceylon
SpouseEdith Elizabeth Fox

He was born the son of Henry William Ravenscroft of London. He served in the Commissariat Department of the Army from 1861 to 1874 and as Auditor-General for Griqualand West in 1876.

He was appointed Auditor General of Ceylon on 23 May 1877, succeeding C. A. D. Barclay, and held the office until his death in 1890, when he was succeeded by G. T. M. O'Brien.[2]

He died in Ceylon in 1890. He had married Edith Elizabeth Fox and had 2 sons and a daughter.


  1. ^ "List of inscriptions on tombstones and monuments in Ceylon, of historical or local interest, with an obituary of persons uncommemorated".
  2. ^ "Former Auditor Generals". auditorgeneral.gov.lk. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
Legal offices
Preceded by Accountant General and Controller of Revenue
Succeeded by