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Cavendish Boyle

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Sir Cavendish Boyle (1849-1916)


1917 Obituary [1]

Sir CAVENDISH BOYLE, K.C.M.G., who died in London 17th September, 1916, was born at sea 29th May, 1849.

Educated at Charterhouse, he began his diplomatic career as Magistrate of the Leeward Islands in 1879.

He then became Colonial Secretary in Bermuda in 1882, and held the same appointment at Gibraltar from 1888-94. Following this he filled the office of Government Secretary at British Guiana for 7 years.

In 1899 Sir Cavendish Boyle acted as delegate for British Guiana and Bermuda in reciprocity negotiations with the United States. He was appointed Governor of Newfoundland in 1901, and of Mauritius 4 years later, which office he held until his retirement in 1911.

Sir Cavendish Boyle was elected an Associate of The Institution 5th December, 1905.


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  1. 1917 Institution of Civil Engineers: Obituaries