FAWCETT, Charles

FAWCETT, Charles Gordon Hill. Southsea, Portsmouth 28.6.1869 — Exmouth, Devon 7.3.1952. Sir. British Civil Servant and Historian of Colonial India. Son of Lieutenant-Colonel Rowland Hill F. and Eliza Rose Wood. Educated at Harrow, from 1888 studies at Pembroke College, Cambridge. In 1890 joined the I.C.S. in Bombay. In the end of his career served as a judge in High Court from 1920. Knighted 1927, retired 1929 and returned to the U.K. Married

Publications: Articles in JBRAS, etc.

The first Century of British Justice in India. 20+269 p. Oxford 1934.

The English Factories in India. New Series 1-4. 28+389, 32+474, 43+436, 33+377 p. Oxford 1936-55 (the period 1670–1684).

Edited: Travels of Abbé Carré in India and the Near East 1672 to 1674. Translated from the French by Lady Fawcett. 1-3. 56+24+23+984 p. Hakluyt Soc. 2nd Series 95-97. L. 1947-48; Sir Evan Cotton’s East Indiamen: the East India Company’s Maritime Service. 218 p. L. 1949.

Sources: P. Cadell, JRAS 1952, 182; Alumni Cantabrigienses; briefly in Wikipedia (as Ch.F.).

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