Friday, September 26, 2014

Kerr, Crawford

Updated October 14, 2014

Crawford Kerr, merchant, was listed as a resident of Hong Kong from 1846 to 1848. He was a partner in the mercantile firm, Lindsay & Co., in 1846. He was a Justice of the Peace (non-official) in 1843[1]; he resided in Canton at the time and was the Belgian consul designate in Canton.

[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: Hong Kong's First [online]. Tarrent, William, The Hong Kong Almanack and Directory for the Year 1846, 1848, 1850, Hong Kong: China Mail, resp. 1846, 1848 and 1850. Williams, Samuel Wells (Ed.), Chinese Repository, Vol. 17, January to December, 1848. Canton: 1848.


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