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Authorised form of nameLefroy; Sir; John Henry (1817 - 1890)
SurnameLefroy
ForenamesJohn Henry
Dates1817 - 1890
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Ashe, Hampshire, England (28 January 1817)
Death:
Lewarne, near Liskeard, Cornwall (11 April 1890)
Burial:
Crondall, Hampshire
ActivityEducation:
Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (entered 1831)
Career:
Officer in the Royal Artillery; Lieutenant (1837); made magnetic observations at St Helena and the Cape of Good Hope (1839-1842); was transferred to Toronto, Canada and made expeditions to Athabasca and the Mackenzie River (1844); Captain (1845); Director of the Magnetic Observatory, Toronto (by 1848); returned to London (1853); was sent to Constantinople (1855); Liuetenant Colonel (1855); Inspector General of army schools (1857); Director General of Ordnance (1868); Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Bermudas (1871-1877); Governor of Tasmania (1880-1882); retired and lived in London, then moved to Cornwall
Honours:
CB 1870; KCMG 1877
Memberships:
FSA
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
9/06/1848
RelationshipsSon of J H G Lefroy, Rector of Ashe.
Married: 1) (1846) Emily Merry, dayghter of Sir John Beverley Robinson of Toronto (she died 1859); 2) Charlotte Anna, daughter of Colonel Armine Simcol Henry Mountain
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Royal Society codeNA7669
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1848/10Lefroy, Sir John Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/002697Lefroy, Sir John Henrynd
NLB/1/104Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Lefroy9 April 1886
RR/1bis/33Referee's report by George Biddell Airy, on a paper 'On the influence of the moon on the atmospheric pressure, as deduced from the observations of the barometer made at the magnetic observatory at St. Helena' by John Henry Lefroy29 October 1842
RR/1bis/32Referee's report by Sir John William Lubbock, 3rd Baronet, on a paper 'On the influence of the moon on the atmospheric pressure, as deduced from the observations of the barometer made at the magnetic observatory at St. Helena' by John Henry Lefroy[1842]
MS/427/84Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [George] M. Whipple Esq., Kew Observatory20 January 1881
MS/426/305Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to A [Arthur Kett] Barclay Esq21 December 1847
MS/426/121Copy letter from [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John [Henry] Pelly14 February 1845
MS/426/118Copy letter from [John William] Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Col. [Edward] Sabine24 January 1845
MS/426/378Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Captain [John Henry] Lefroy25 May 1849
MS/426/540Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to various individuals8 May 1855
NLB/3/916List of corrections in the addresses of Royal Society Fellows8 November 1889
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