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  • ID: I4280
  • Name: John Harington GUBBINS
  • Given Name: John Harington
  • Surname: Gubbins
  • Suffix: C.M.G., H.B.M. Legation, Tokio
  • Title: C.M.G., H.B.M. Legation, Tokio
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 24 JAN 1852 in Agra,West Bengal,India
  • Note:
    of the Kilfrush family, Ireland. (3rd surviving son of Martin Gubbins I.C.S.)

    In Japan in his early twenties: see
    "Notes of a Journey from Awamori to Niigata and of a visit to the Mines of Sada" by J.H. Gubbins, in Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume III, Part II, 1875

    2nd Secretary and Japanese Secretary to Her Britannic Majesty's Legation, Tokio.
    CMG 1898
    English secretary to conference at Tokio for revision of treaties 1886, employed at Foreign Office Feb to July 1894, in the negotiations which resulted in the conclusion of the treaty with Japan of July 16 1894, British delegate on tariff commission appointed for negotiation of the supplementary convention with Japan of July 16 1895, Japanese secretary to legation (with local rank of Secretary of Legation 1902) at Tokio 1889-1904, and Secretary of Embassy 1904-9, acted as chargé d'affaires in Corea, May 1900 to Nov. 1901, ret. 1909, lecturer in Japanese at Oxford univ. from 1909; St James' and Oriental clubs.
  • Change Date: 5 NOV 2010 at 15:48:15

    Father: Martin Richard GUBBINS b: 27 JAN 1812 in Nova Scotia c: 27 JAN 1812
    Mother: Harriet Louisa NEPEAN b: 6 SEP 1818 c: 1 DEC 1818 in Dinapore,West Bengal,India

    Marriage 1 Helen Brodie MCVEAN b: 22 MAR 1869 in Japan
    • Married: 1893 [Kellys] 1894 [family]
    1. Has Children Hugh Power Nepean GUBBINS b: 1894
    2. Has Children Una McLean GUBBINS b: 1895
    3. Has Children Colin McVean GUBBINS b: 1896 in Japan
    4. Has Children Marjorie Mary GUBBINS b: 1898
    5. Has Children Helen Ruth Martin GUBBINS b: 1900
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