Fictional use of real character
Charles Elliot, also Charles Elliott (b. 1801 - 9th September, 1875) was an Englishman born in England. He joined the Royal Navy of the British Empire in 1816. He participated in the Battle of Algiers. He served in India, Africa and West Indies and became Admiral.
He was appointed Chief Superintendent of Trade and British Minister to China in 1835 and was based in Macao, helping British merchants to smuggle opium to Canton. He was involved in the First Opium War and signed the Convention of Chuenpeh in 1841, in which Qing ceded Hong Kong Island to Britain.
He became the first administrator of Hong Kong, from January to August 1841. From 1842 to 1845 he was Chargé d'affaires in Texas. From 1847 to 1852 he was the Governor of Bermuda, from 1853 to 1856 the Governor of Trinidad, and from 1863 to 1869 the Governor of Saint Helena. He was made KCB in 1856
Related to Lord Palmeston.