William Mackworth Young

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Sir William Mackworth Young KCSI (15 August 1840 – 10 May 1924)[1] was a member of the Indian Civil Service, who became Lieutenant-Governor of the Punjab 1897–1902.

Young was the son of Captain Sir George Young, 2nd Baronet. He attended Eton and King's College, in Cambridge, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1863 and a master of arts in 1866. Young joined the I.C.S. in Bengal in 1863, subsequently holding the title of Financial Commissioner of the Punjab from 1889 to 1895 and Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab 1897–1902. He stepped down in early March 1902, and left Bombay for the United Kingdom on 8 March 1902.[2] He also briefly served as a vice-chancellor of University of the Punjab.[3]

Young also served as a member of the Imperial Legislative Council in 1893.[4][1]

His sons included Gerard Mackworth Young (1884-1965),[5] Sir Hubert Winthrop Young (1885-1960), and Sir Mark Aitchison Young (1886-1974).


  1. ^ a b "Young, Sir William Mackworth, (15 Aug. 1840–10 May 1924), JP". WHO'S WHO & WHO WAS WHO. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.u205019. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Court Circular". The Times. No. 36711. London. 10 March 1902. p. 9.
  3. ^ "University of the Punjab - Former Vice Chancellors". pu.edu.pk.
  4. ^ C. Hayavando Rao, ed. (1915). The Indian Biographical Dictionary. Madras: Pillar & Co. p. 470.
  5. ^ Dilys Powell, "Young, Gerard Mackworth- (1884–1965)", rev. Katherine Prior, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2012.
Government offices
Preceded by Lieutenant-Governor of the Punjab
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