MCKERRELL, John. Hillhouse, Ayrshire 17?? — London 1835. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India. In Madras Civil Service, worked as Translator of Telugu and Kannaḍa, also an ex officio member of the Board of Superintendence of the College of Fort St. George. Retired, finally committed suicide. Possibly he is the “East Indian Nabob” John McK. who was conservative candidate in Paisley in 1832 election. His grammar, meant for the College, was based on the Śabdamaṇidarpaṇa.
Publications: A Grammar of the Carnáṭaka Language. 196+15 p. Madras 1820.
Sources: Death in Asiatic Journal 1835, 261.
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