SCOTT, Jonathan

SCOTT, Jonathan. Shrewsbury 1754 — Shrewsbury 11.2.1829. British Colonial Officer and Oriental (Arabic and Persian) Scholar in India. Son of Jonathan Scott, brother of John Scott (1747–1819), an officer in India and supporter of Warren Hastings. Educated in Shrewsbury. “To India, in the 29th N.I., in 1772, Captain 1778, Persian…

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RUNDALL, Frank Montagu

RUNDALL, Frank Montagu. 18.5.1851 — 25.4.1930. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of General Francis Hornblow R. (1823–1908), Irrigation Engineer in India. “Educated at Marlborough; joined the Berkshire regt., and Indian Staff Corps. Served in Upper Burma on Staff of General Lockhart, 1886-7; Chin-Lushai expedition, 1889-90; commanded in the Chin…

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RIVETT-CARNAC, John Henry

RIVETT-CARNAC, John Henry (Harry). London 16.9.1838 — Vevey, Switzerland 11.5.1923. British Colonial Officer and Scholar of Indian Prehistory. Colonel. Son of Admiral John Edward R.-C. and Maria Jane Davis, in a family with long tradition of Indian service. In 1858–94 worked in Bengal Civil Service (i.a. as secretary to R.…

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RENNEL, James

RENNEL, James. Chudleigh, Devonshire 3.12.1742 — London 29.3.1830. British Colonial Officer and Geographer in India. Son of Captain John R. (of artillery), who died in action soon after JR’s birth, educated at Chudleigh. He joined navy in 1756 and came to India as midshipman in Naval service in 1760, but…

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RAVERTY, Henry George

RAVERTY, Henry George. Falmouth, Cornwall 31.5.1825 — Grampound Road, Cornwall 20.10.1906. British Colonial Officer and Oriental (Afghan) Scholar in India. Son of Peter R., a naval surgeon, educated in Falmouth and Penzance. Came to India as cadet of Welsh Fusiliers, in 1843 moved to 3rd Bombay Native Infantry. Served in…

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PRICE, William

PRICE, William. – This is problematic case. If we follow D.N.B., and there is no better source, we are doing with three contemporary William Prices. 1. Worcester 1780 — ?.6.1830. British Colonial Officer and Oriental Scholar in India. In 1811-12 Assistant Secretary and Interpreter of Gore Ouseley’s mission to Persia.…

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PRICE, David

PRICE, David. Merthyr Cynog near Brecon 1762 — 16.12.1835. British Colonial Officer in India, Persian Scholar and Historian. Major. Served in India in 1781–1805. Son of a curate, lost early his father. “Educated at Brecknock and Jesus College, Cambridge; Sizar; enlisted the E.I.Co.’s service, went to India 1781; served under…

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POTTINGER, Henry

POTTINGER, Henry. County Down 3.10.1788 — Malta 18.3.1855. Sir (Bart). British Colonial Officer in India. Born in a Berkshire family settled in Ireland. “Son of Eldred Curwen P., educated at Belfast; went to sea and to India [1804] to join the marine service, but entered the Army in Bombay in…

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POSTANS, J.

POSTANS, J. 1??? — 1846. British Colonial Officer interested in Ethnology and Archaeology of India. Captain. Political Agent in Cutch and Sind. Publications: “Notes of a Journey to Girnar, in the Province of Kattywar,for the purpose of copying the ancient Inscriptions upon the Rock near that place, undertaken by order…

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