Romaine, William Govett
b. 1815
d. 1893-05-05
William Govett Romaine was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple on 25 January 1839 and practiced as a lawyer until 1854, when he was appointed deputy judge advocate of the army in the east during the Crimean War.1
He was made a companion of the Bath in 1857, and in April that year he became a secretary to the Admiralty. He became judge advocate general in India in June 1869 and remained there until 1873. In 1876 he became a member of the Egyptian Conseil du Trésor, eventually becoming president of the organization.Romaine retired in 1879 and died at Old Windsor on 5 May 1893.2
Mentions of this person in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Romaine, William Govett. 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/romaine_wg.html.

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