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Sir Thomas JACKSON was one of the first to build and have his family live on The Peak. He bilt some time between 1877 and 1880. 1887 is the first directory of The Peak where the residents are listed separately from the main directory.
Thanks for the help from Walter Chow and Helen Swinnerton of HSBC Archives in Hong Kong.

Sharon Oddie Brown, February 10, 2014

 

The Peak Directory 1888

 

● indicates the names that were also noted in the 1889 Directory.

W indicates the presence of a wife in Hong Kong.

1888 indicates the names that were not noted as present in 1887.

 

  • There are 40 individuals named (3 more than a year earlier).
  • 4 of them lived in one residence: Stonyhurst, 2 at Fernside.
  • 4 of the residences were vacant, and are listed at the bottom of the table.
  • This means there were 36 named residences on The Peak in this Directory.
  • 26 of the men (3 more than a year earlier) had wives living with them, or else their wives were living in their other Hong Kong residence. The Peak was customarily used in the summertime, and a residence nearer to the shore for the rest of the year.

 

 

Date

Resident

Property

Notes from Ladies Directory etc

W

1888

Ackroyd, Hon E.J.

Rockeyda

Mrs. Ackroyd - 3 Seymour Terrace and Rockyda, Mount Kellet

W

 

1888

Anderson, Jas

Craigieburn

 

W

1888

Anton, J.R.

The Haystack

Mrs. Ross Anton - Seymour Terrace and “The Haystack” Peak.

W

 

1888

Apenes, R

Kellett Bungalow

 

W

 

1888

Bain, W.N.

 

Mrs. W.N. BAIN The Gap, Peak

W

 

1888

Ball, J.D.

Fernside

There were two Mrs. BALL noted.

W

1888

Beart, M

Kellett Spur

 

 

1888

Belilios, E.R.

The Eyrie (summer only)

Mrs. E.R. Balilios – Kingsclere, Caine Rd. & The Eyrie Peak (absent)

W

1888

Bell-Irving, J. Hon.

The Mount (summer only)

Mrs J Bell-Irving – East Point & The Mount, Mount Gough.

W

1888

Bowdler, E.

Fungshui

Fung-Shui, Mount Gough

W

1888

Candler, T.E.

Dunford

 

W

 

1888

Dennys, H.L.

Brockhurst

 

W

1888

Dowler, H.G.

Stonyhurst

 

 

1888

Ede, N.J.

Dunheved

Mrs. Ede – 6 Seymour Terrace & Dunheved, Victoria Gap. NOTE: IN 1889 he was at Treverbyn.

W

1888

Ewens, C.

Harford

 

 

1888

Foster, F.T. Pearce

Dunnottar

Mrs. Pearce Foster – Stonehaven, Robinson Rd. & Beau Site, Peak NOTE: RBL20 #253 in 1924 Map. It seems to have been named “Beau Site” in the 1887 Directory (aka Dunottar)

W

 

1888

Hastings, J

Stoneyhurst

 

 

1888

H.E. The Governor

Mountain Lodge (summer only)

 

 

1888

Hutchison, J.D.

Oenora

NOTE: In 1887, he lived at Kelletts Spur, Mt. Kellett

W

1888

Johnson, A.B.

Bushy Cottage

Mrs. A.B. Johnston – Morrison Hill & Bushy Cottage, Peak

W

1888

Just, H.Z.

Stokes Bungalow West

Mrs. H. Just – Upper Albany NOTE: In 1887 he was at Stolzenfels, Peak

W

1888

Layton, B.

Stoke’s Bungalow East

Mrs Layton – Ice House St

 

1888

Leigh, R.K.

Leigh Tor

 

 

1888

Manson, Dr.

Cronest

Mrs. Manson -  Rocklands, Robinson Rd.

 

 

1888

Maxwell, Commodore

Admiralty Bungalow (summer only)

 

 

1888

Mitchell-Innes, N.G.

Bangour

 

 

1888

Ost. Rev. J.B.

C.M.S. Sanatorium (summer only)

Mrs. J.B. Ost – Bonham Rd.

W

1888

Phillippo, Sir George

La Hacienda

Lady Phillippo – La Hacienda, Mount Kellett

W

 

1888

Poesnecker, L.

 House (no name)

Mrs. L. Poesnecker – The Albany

W

1888

Ryrie, Hon. P

Craig Ryrie (summer only)

 

 

1888

Saunders, W.J.

Stonyhurst

 

 

1888

Smith, A.F.

Myrtle Bank

NOTE: In 1889 he was at Craigieburn

W

1888

Smith, J.G.

The Sheiling

Mrs. J. Grant Smith - Greenmount, Bonham Rd. & The Sheiling, Peak.

W

 

1888

Smith, T. Serecombe

Fernside

 

 

1888

Sharp, G.

The Homestead

Mrs. Sharp - Rose Villas West & The Homestead, Peak.

W

1888

Thomsett, Capt

The Bluff

Miss Ada Thomsett & Miss Thomsett – The Bluff, Peak

 

 

1888

Vernon, J.Y.V.

The Falls

Mrs. Vernon – Robinson Rd. & The Falls, Peak.

W

1888

Wilkinson, C.D.

Stonyhurst

 

 

1888

Wright, A

The Neuk, Mount Kellett

 

W

1888

Yearherd, Capt. E.W.

The Chalet

 

w

Vacant at time of Publication

 

 

 

1888

XX- Vacant

The Cliff

 

 

 

1888

XX- Vacant

Creggan

NOTE. Thomas JACKSON was the owner and had previously inhabited it. He was on leave to London. His wife and daughters are not listed in the Ladies Directory in this year.

 

 

1888

XX- Vacant

Trevorbyn NOTE: N.J. EDE resided there in 1889

 

 

 

1888

XX- Vacant

1 Cameron Villas NOTE: W. JUDD resided in one of the Cameron Villas in 1889.

 

 

 

1888

XX- Vacant

2 Cameron Villas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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