Sunday, September 28, 2014

McKnight, Thomas

Updated October 19, 2014

Thomas MacKnight, British Royal Navy civilian employee, was listed as a resident of Hong Kong from 1842 to 1849. Naval store sheds, referred to as the HM Victualing Yard, were erected in Hong Kong in April 1841 on Possession Street, West Point. MacKnight was appointed the first naval storekeeper and agent victualler on March 21, 1842 and held that position until October 1849.

Variant names: Thomas MacKnight.

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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