Friday, September 26, 2014

Stewart, William

Updated October 14, 2014

William Stewart, merchant, was listed as a resident of Hong Kong from 1843 to 1846. He was a partner in the mercantile firm, Jardine, Matheson & Co. He was a Justice of the Peace in 1843[1]. He died in Hong Kong in 1846.

[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.


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