Thomas Price (governor)

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Thomas Price was twice President of the British Virgin Islands, Acting President from 1857 to 1858, and then President from 1859 to 1861, [1] and then Lieutenant-Governor of Dominica from 1861 to 1864. In 1862, Price dissolved the Dominican legislature and called a new election over a controversy from a bill pressing for a proper registration of voters' qualifications. [2]

He was the son of Sir Rose Price, 1st Baronet of Trengwainton, Cornwall. [3]

There have been six baronetcies created for persons with the surname Price, one each in the baronetages of England and of Great Britain and four in the baronetage of the United Kingdom. Two of the creations were extant as of 2008.

Trengwainton Garden

Trengwainton is a country house and garden situated in Madron, near Penzance, Cornwall, England, UK, which has been in the ownership of the National Trust since 1961. The garden is noted for its collection of exotic trees and shrubs and offers views over Mount's Bay and The Lizard.

Cornwall County of England

Cornwall is a county in South West England in the United Kingdom. The county is bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by the county of Devon, over the River Tamar which forms most of the border between them. Cornwall forms the westernmost part of the South West Peninsula of the island of Great Britain. The furthest southwestern point of Great Britain is Land's End; the southernmost point is Lizard Point. Cornwall has a population of 563,600 and covers an area of 3,563 km2 (1,376 sq mi). The county has been administered since 2009 by the unitary authority, Cornwall Council. The ceremonial county of Cornwall also includes the Isles of Scilly, which are administered separately. The administrative centre of Cornwall, and its only city, is Truro.

He had a wife, Anna, who died on the Island of Tortola in 1857, at the age of 39. [3]

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References

  1. http://www.worldstatesmen.org/Br_Virgin_Is.html
  2. The Dominica Story: A History of the Island, Lennox Honychurch, 1995, p. 130.
  3. 1 2 Gentleman's Magazine, Or Monthly Intelligencer, 1857, p. 347.