Monday, September 22, 2014

Harker, Henry Robert

Updated October 13, 2014

Henry Robert Harker, merchant, was listed as a resident of Hong Kong from 1843 to 1846. He was a partner in the mercantile firm, W.&T. Gemmell & Co. He was a Justice of the Peace (non-official) in 1843[1].

[1] He was one of the first 44 Justices of Peace ever to be appointed in Hong Kong. Their appointments were announced by Henry Pottinger on the fifth day after he had sworn in as the first Colonial Governor. The date was June 30 ,1843.

Selected Bibliography: Tarrent, William, The Hong Kong Almanack and Directory for the Year 1846, 1848, 1850, Hong Kong: China Mail, resp. 1846, 1848 and 1850.


Post a Comment