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Morrice James, Baron St Brides

John Morrice Cairns James, Baron Saint Brides,[1] GCMG, CVO, MBE, PC (30 April 1916 – 26 November 1989), normally known as Morrice James, was a senior British diplomat. He served as British High Commissioner to Pakistan, India and Australia, and was known as a specialist in the affairs of the South Asia.[2]

James was born on 30 April 1916 and was educated at Bradfield College and Balliol College, Oxford. He joined the Dominions Office in London in 1939, and was Private Secretary to the Permanent Under-Secretary of State from April to August 1940. In August 1940 he joined the Royal Navy as an Ordinary Seaman, was commissioned in the Royal Marines in February of the following year, and ended the war as a Lieutenant Colonel.

He returned to the Dominions Office (which merged with the India Office in 1947 to form the Commonwealth Relations Office) in 1945, and served in South Africa, London, and Pakistan, where he headed the Deputy High Commissions in both Lahore and Karachi during the 1950s. He then served as Deputy High Commissioner in New Delhi before returning to Pakistan as High Commissioner from 1962 to 1965. From 1968 to 1971 he served once more in New Delhi, as High Commissioner, and was appointed High Commissioner to Australia in 1971. He retired from the Diplomatic Service in 1976.[2]

James was appointed a

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John Freeman
High Commissioner to India
Succeeded by
Terence GarveyГарви, Теренс
Preceded by
Sir Charles Johnston
High Commissioner to Australia
Succeeded by
Sir Donald Tebbit
Heraldic offices
Preceded by
The Lord Inchyra
Order of St Michael and St George
King of Arms of the

Succeeded by
Sir Oliver Wright
  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "John Morrice Cairns James, Baron St Brides". The Peerage. 
  2. ^ a b "Sir James Morrice" (PDF). David Man. Retrieved 29 June 2006. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 36544. p. 2573. 8 June 1944.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 40960. p. 4. 1 January 1957.
  5. ^ The London Gazette: no. 42301. p. 1923. 14 March 1961.
  6. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 42552. p. 4. 1 January 1962.
  7. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 46444. p. 4. 1 January 1975.
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 47146. p. 1879. 10 February 1977.


Arms of Morrice James, Baron St Brides
Issuant from the Crown of a King of Arms an Owl proper
Azure the Cross section of a Nautilus Shell proper on a Chief Or a Karachi Lateen-Rigged Dhow between two Dolphins Azure;
Dexter: a Sea Horse (hippocampus) Azure gorged with a Naval Coronet Or supporting the Staff of the King of Arms of the Order of St Michael and St George proper; Sinister: a Lion crowned with an Ancient Crown Or gorged with a Wreath Azure Or Vert and Gules supporting a like Staff
Order of St Michael and St George circlet (Appointed GCMG 1975)


[8] on 8 February 1977.Dyfed in the County of Hasguard, of Baron Saint Brides as Life Peer in 1966, and was created a Privy Council He was appointed to the [7] (GCMG) in 1975.Knight Grand Cross and to [6]

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