Cornelius Hendricksen Kortright

Sir Cornelius Hendricksen Kortright
Personal details
Born (1817-12-26)December 26, 1817
London, England, United Kingdom
Died December 23, 1897(1897-12-23) (aged 79)
Ontario, Canada
Nationality British
Profession Diplomat, civil servant

Sir Cornelius Hendricksen Kortright, KCMG (December 26, 1817 – December 23, 1897) was a British civil servant who held positions including Governor of British Guiana.

Kortright was baptised on January 8, 1818 at Saint Mary church in London. He was the son of Lawrence and Jane Maria Kortright. He died on December 23, 1897 in Ontario, Canada, three days before his eightieth birthday.[1] Kortright was knighted in 1882.

Political Summary

Government offices
Preceded by
John Cornell Chads
President of the British Virgin Islands
Succeeded by
Thomas Price
Preceded by
Robert William Keate
Lieutenant Governor of Grenada
Succeeded by
Robert Miller Mundy
Preceded by
James Vickery Drysdale
Lieutenant Governor of Tobago
Succeeded by
Herbert Taylor Ussher
Preceded by
Jeremiah Thomas Fitzgerald Callaghan
Administrator of The Gambia
Succeeded by
Sir Samuel Rowe
Preceded by
Samuel Rowe
Governor of Sierra Leone
Succeeded by
Horatio James Huggins
Preceded by
William A. G. Young
Governor of British Guiana
Succeeded by
William A. G. Young


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