SIRR, Henry Charles. 1807 — London 23.11.1872. British (Irish) Lawyer and Diplomat. Son of Henry Charles Sirr, Town Major of Dublin, and Eliza D’Arcy. Graduated from Trinity College, Dublin. Called to bar at Lincoln’s Inn, London. British vice-consul at Hong Kong (1843,) then queen’s advocate for the southern circuit of Ceylon. Married 1859 Louis Rix.
Publications: Ceylon and the Cingalese: Their History, Government and Religion, the Antiquities, Institutions, Produce, Revenue and Capabilities of the Island, with Anecdotes illustrating the manners and customs of the people. 1-2. L. 1850.
– China and the Chinese: Their religion, character, customs and manufactures; the evils arising from the opium trade; with a glance at our religious, moral, political and commercial intercourse with the country. 1-2. L. 1849.
Sources: C.L.F[alkiner], D.N.B. 52, 317f. (mainly on his father); Wikipedia with photo.
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