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Blake, Henry Arthur, Sir

Born: 1840 AD
Died: 1918 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Administrators

1840 – Born in Limerick, Ireland on 8th of January, the son of Peter Blake, a county Inspector of Irish Constabulary.

1859 – Joined the Irish Constabulary.

1876 – Worked as an inspector and Resident Magistrate of Duff.

1882 – He was raised to the position of Special Resident Magistrate.

1884-1887 – Served as the Governor of Bahamas.

1887-1889 – Transferred to Newfoundland, where he served as Governor.

1886 – Blake was appointed to Queensland, but resigned without entering the administration.

       – He was made governor of the Bahamas, and was transferred to Newfoundland.

       – He was knighted the same year.

1889 – Became the Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of Jamaica.

1894-1896 – His term was extended as Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of Jamaica.

1898-1903 – Appointed Governor of Hong Kong.

1903 – He left Hong Kong after he attended the inauguration of the Supreme Court building.

1910 – Became chairman of the newly formed Newfoundland Oilfields Limited.

1918 – Blake died on 23rd of February.