CONOLLY, Edward Barry

CONOLLY, Edward Barry. London? 1808 — Kohat, Afghanistan ?.10.1840. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Valentine C., formerly surgeon in India. From 1824 served in Bengal Cavalry. Lieutenant, then Captain. Died (shot) when in command of the escort of British envoy in Kabul. His elder brother, Arthur C. (1807–1842?) was also officer in India and died in Bukhara. In 1829-30 he returned from a sick leave via Russia, Iran and Central Asia and published as account as A Journey to Northern India (1-2. L. 1834). Also a third brother, John Balfour C. was officer and killed in Afghanistan in 1842.

Publications: “Observations upon the past and present condition of Oujein or Ujjayini”, JASB 6, 1837, 813-856.

Posthumous articles on Seistan and Afghanistan in JASB 1840 and 1841.

Sources: https://historicalleys.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-conollys-in-british-india.html; D.N.B. 12 and *Oxford D.N.B. under his brother, Arthur C.

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