Monday, September 15, 2014

Pedder, William Henry

Updated September 16, 2014

William Henry Pedder, employee of the British Diplomatic Department, was listed as a resident of Hong Kong in 1850. He was employed by the Hong Kong Office of the British Plenipotentiary and Chief Superintendent of Trade as a supernumerary interpreter in 1850.

Pedder became British Consul in Amoy (Xiamen) in 1861. He died in 1900.

Pedder was the son of William Pedder. Pedder married Caroline Swinhoe in Chelsea on September 27, 1859. Swinhoe was the daughter of Robert Swinhoe. The marriage bore several children. One of them was Arthur Lionel Pedder, who was born in Devon, England on November 15, 1868

Selected Bibliography: [online]. Janus: Jardine Matheson Archive [online]. Tarrent, William, The Hong Kong Almanack and Directory for the Year 1846, 1848, 1850, Hong Kong: China Mail, resp. 1846, 1848 and 1850.


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