1891 New Year Honours

The New Year Honours 1891 were appointments by Queen Victoria to various orders and honours to reward and highlight good works by people of the United Kingdom, British India and in the British Empire.

They were announced in The Times on 1 January 1891,[1] and the various honours were gazetted in The London Gazette on 1 January 1891,[2] 7 January 1891,[3] and 13 January 1891.[4]

The recipients of honours are displayed or referred to as they were styled before their new honour and arranged by honour and where appropriate by rank (Knight Grand Cross, Knight Commander etc.) then division (Military, Civil).




Knight Bachelor

The Most Honourable Order of the Bath

Knights Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)

Civil division

Companions of the Order of the Bath (CB)

Civil division

Order of the Star of India

Knight Commander (KCSI)

Companion (CSI)

Order of Saint Michael and Saint George

Knight Commander (KCMG)

Companion (CMG)

Order of the Indian Empire

Knight Commander (KCIE)

Companion (CIE)

Order of the Crown of India

  • Her Highness Maharani Sakhiya Raja Sahiba Sindia Alijah Bahadur, Regent of Gwalior.


  1. "New Year Honours". The Times (33210). London. 1 January 1891. p. 9.
  2. "No. 26120". The London Gazette. 1 January 1891. pp. 1–2.
  3. "No. 26123". The London Gazette. 9 January 1891. p. 165.
  4. "No. 26124". The London Gazette. 13 January 1891. p. 225.
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