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Herbert Harley Murray

Sir Herbert Harley Murray KCB (4 November 1829 – 22 March 1904) was a Scottish colonial governor.

A member of Bishop of Rochester, by Lady Sarah Maria, daughter of Robert Hay-Drummond, 10th Earl of Kinnoull.[1] He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford and entered the civil service in 1852. He was chairman of England's Board of Customs and then acted as a relief commissioner for Newfoundland after the 1894 bank crash. Murray was made Governor of Newfoundland in 1895 and knighted that same year.

Murray tried in vain to prevent the sale of the Newfoundland Railway to Robert Gillespie Reid by trying to stop the contract from getting royal assent. Murray was critical of Premier James Spearman Winter's administration and was recalled in 1898.

Murray married Charlotte Letitia Caroline, daughter of

Political offices
Preceded by
Sir John Terence N. O'Brien
Colonial Governor of Newfoundland
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Edward McCallum
  1. ^ a b Sir Herbert Harley Murray


  • The Governorship of Newfoundland and LabradorBiography at Government House
  • Dictionary of Canadian Biography OnlineBiography at the

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