Ball, Henry Maynard
b. 1825-07-13
d. 1897
Obtaining his army commission in 1843, Henry Maynard Ball spent a decade with his regiment in Australia, which included commanding a detachment in the gold fields.1
As a retired army captain, he arrived in Victoria in May 1859 with a letter of introduction from Secretary of State Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton. In June, Douglas appointed him assistant gold commissioner and stipendiary magistrate for the district of Lytton.2
Four years later, Douglas described him as a shrewd careful magistrate, extremely methodical and correct in all his official transactions.3 He served in a similar capacity in the Kootenays and Quesnel.4 In 1867 he was appointed a member of the BC Legislative Council for Cariboo West.5 He retired in 1881 and spent the rest of his life in San Francisco.6
  • 1. A. Watts, The Country Court of British Columbia, Advocate 27 (1969): 76-77.
  • 2. Enclosure in Douglas to Newcastle, 18 February 1863, 3746, CO 60/15, 142.
  • 3. Ibid.
  • 4. . Watts, The Country Court of British Columbia, Advocate 27 (1969): 76-77.
  • 5. G. P. V. Akrigg and Helen B. Akrigg, British Columbia Cronicle, 1847-1871: Gold & Colonists (Vancouver, B.C. : Discovery Press, 1977) 341.
  • 6. . Watts, The Country Court of British Columbia, Advocate 27 (1969): 76-77.
Mentions of this person in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Ball, Henry Maynard. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/ball_hm.html.

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