Head Sir Francis Bond
Head, Sir Francis Bond (1793-1875), a Colonial statesman entirely unconnected with Sir Edmund, was born at Higham, and, having received a military education, entered the army, and was present at Waterloo. In 1825 he retired on half-pay, to become manager of the Rio Plata Mining Association, but the enterprise was unsuccessful. Ten years later he accepted the appointment of Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, which he administered with great ability, and in 1837 put down an insurrection. On returning home he wrote a good deal for the Quarterly Review, where he published his narrative of affairs in Canada. He was created a baronet in 1836, and a Privy Councillor in 1867. In The Emigrant he gave an account of his return from Canada, when his life was in danger; and he also published Bubbles from the Bntnnen of Nassau, by an Old Man, a Life of Bruce (the traveller), and a description of his life in South America.