Colonial Office

The Colonial Office was a government department of Great Britain and later of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, first created to deal with the colonial affairs of British North America but needed also to oversee the increasing number of colonies of the British Empire.

It was headed by the Secretary of State for the Colonies, known as the Colonial Secretary.

Read more about Colonial Office:  First Colonial Office (1768 – 1782), Second Colonial Office (1854 – 1966), Timeline, See Also

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Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, 1st Baronet
... the governor was much hampered by instructions received from the colonial office ... The colonial office was unable to understand that convict labour could not be made to pay its way, and Wilmot was made responsible for the faults of a system he had no power to amend ... Privately Gladstone, the new colonial secretary, informed Wilmot that he was not recalled for any errors in his official character, but because rumours ...
Minister Of State For Commonwealth Affairs - Office Holders
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List Of Governors Of Penang - Colonial Office, United Kingdom - Resident Councillors, Penang
1881 - Colonial treasurer and Auditor-General, Skinner was the first Resident Councillor who took residence at the official residence called Residency (now Seri Mutiara) in 1890. 1859,he received a clerkship in the office of Commander-in-chief (Duke of Cambridge) at the House Guards ... Examination in Malay and was attached to the Lieutenant-Governor's Office, Penang, as Secretary Assistant ...
Arthur Nonus Birch
1837 – 31 October 1914) was Lieutenant Governor of Ceylon, Colonial Secretary for Ceylon and acting Lieutenant Governor of Penang and Province Wellesley (1871-1872) ... Birch, he joined the colonial service as clerk in the Office of the Secretary of State for the Colonies in February 1855, served as Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton's assistant private secretary in 1858, and. 1866 when he returned to England to resume his duties in the Colonial Office ...
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