|Sir Philip Edmond Wodehouse
Entered the Ceylon civil service as writer in May 1828. Promoted to be assistant colonial secretary and clerk of the executive and legistlative councils in October 1833; district judge of Kandy, 1840; government agent for the western province, 1843; appointed superintendent of Honduras, 1851; Governor of British Guiana 1854-61; employed on a special mission to Venezuela, 1858; Governor of the , Cape of Good Hope, 1861-71 and Bombay 1872-77.
Noted events in his life were:
1. Resided: 10 April 1866, Flemings Hotel, 9 Half Moon Street, Piccadilly, London. 609
2. Resided: 25 October 1887, Queen Anne's Mansions, St. James's Park, London. 13
3. He had an estate probated on 23 December 1887 in Principal Registry. 13
Philip married Catherine Mary Templer, daughter of Francis James Templer and Unknown, on 19 December 1833 in Ceylon.824 (Catherine Mary Templer died on 6 October 1866 in Government House, Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope 13.)