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Walter Hely-Hutchinson

Sir Walter Francis Hely-Hutchinson GCMG PC (22 August 1849 – 23 September 1913) was an Anglo-Irish diplomat and colonial administrator.


Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson

Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson
Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson
Governor of Cape Colony
In office
9 January 1901 – 1910
MonarchQueen Victoria
Edward VII
Prime MinisterSir Gordon Sprigg
Sir Leander Starr Jameson
John X. Merriman
Preceded bySir William Butler
Succeeded bySir Henry Jenner Scobell
Governor of Natal
In office
1893–1901
MonarchQueen Victoria
Preceded byFrancis Haden
Succeeded bySir Henry Edward McCallum
Personal details
Born
Walter Francis Hely-Hutchinson

(1849-08-22)22 August 1849
Died23 September 1913(1913-09-23) (aged 64)
ChildrenVictor Hely-Hutchinson
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
AwardsKnight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George

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Background and educationEdit

Hely-Hutchinson was the son of Richard Hely-Hutchinson, 4th Earl of Donoughmore, and attended the University of Cambridge.

CareerEdit

Hely-Hutchinson served as Lieutenant-Governor of Malta between 1884 and 1889, as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Windward Islands between 1889 and 1893 and as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Natal and Zululand between 1893 and 1901.[1] He was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Law (LL.D.) by the University of Edinburgh and was invested as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George He was invested as a Privy Counsellor; thus he was styled The Rt. Hon.

He was appointed Governor of the Cape Colony in 1901,[2] and was the last British governor until the post disappeared when the colony joined the Union of South Africa in 1910. He also acted as High Commissioner for Southern Africa in 1909 during the absence of Lord Selborne.

His son was the composer Victor Hely-Hutchinson.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 26431". The London Gazette. 11 August 1893. p. 4574.
  2. ^ "No. 27265". The London Gazette. 11 January 1901. p. 229.
  3. ^ Victor Hely-Hutchinson at MusicWeb

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Sir William Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne
British High Commissioner to South Africa
1909
Succeeded by
Sir David Murray Anderson
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Walter Sendall
Governor of the Windward Islands
1889–1892
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Bruce
Preceded by
Francis Haden
Governor of Natal
1893–1901
Succeeded by
Sir Henry McCallum
Preceded by
Sir William Butler
Governor of Cape Colony
1901–1910
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Scobell