SWINTON, Robert Blair. 1829 — 1912. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Colonel William Swinton and Elizabeth Blair. Came to Indi in 1849, Judge of Madras Civil Service, in 1868 in Bangalore. Retired in 1874 and moved with his family to England. Married 1858 Elizabeth Dorothy Rundall, father of Major-General Sir Ernest Dunlop Sw. (1868–1951), three other sons and three daughters. H. D. Love in Vestiges of Old Madras (1913) thanked him for archaeological information.
Publications: “Rajmahali Words”, IA 7, 1878, 130-132 (Malto).
– An Indian Tale or Two. 20+28 p. Blackheath 1898.
– Articles in D.N.B.; Chess for Beginners and the Beginnings of Chess. 198 p. L. 1891.
Sources: www.thepeerage.com/p59020.htm#i590195; Wikipedia and Oxford D.N.B. on E.D. Swinton.