Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameKom Tong HO , 1189
Birth1866
Death1950
FatherCharles Henri Maurice BOSMAN , 840 (1839-1892)
MotherShi SZE , 841 (1843-1896)
Spouses
Unmarried
ChildrenGrace , 1192
 Elizabeth , 3828
Notes for Kom Tong HO
Lived at Kom Tong Hall in 7 Castle Road in Central and Western District, Hong Kong, a typical Edwardian Hong Kong classical building, which is now the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum. Also compradore with Jardine Mathieson. Had 32 Children.

From Wikipedia

Ho Kom-tong (1866–1950), a younger brother, was a prominent businessman and philanthropist who succeeded Ho Fook as Head Compradore at Jardine Matheson. He had 12 wives and reportedly more than 30 children, one of whom was Grace Ho (何爱瑜), the mother of the Chinese actor Bruce Lee. Kom Tong Hall, the former Hong Kong residence of Ho Kom-tong, now houses the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Museum.

Extract from ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY, HONG KONG BRANCH NEWSLETTER Jan 2007.

“Visit to Chiu Yuen Cemetery, Pokfulam

On the suitably gray and gloomy morning of Saturday 9th December, May Holdsworth and Geoffrey Emerson collected 25 members for a visit to the Chiu Yuen Cemetery for Eurasians in Pokfulam. Andrew Tse, a great-grandson of Ho Kom-tong, had arranged for permission to visit and led the group round.

Our first stop was at the imposing tomb of the mother of the famous Ho brothers (Ho Tung, Ho Fook and Ho Kom-tong). The inscription on its headstone implies that their father (Ho Sze-man) is also buried there. In fact the father, Charles Henry Maurice Bosman, was interred in England. Family lore has it that the tomb contains only an item or two of his clothing. (Yiguanzhong, tombs containing clothing or other personal effects of the deceased, whose remains are either missing or buried elsewhere, are of course found in Chinese tradition.)”
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