HANNAY, Simon Fraser

HANNAY, Simon Fraser. 12.11.1801 — Assam 30.1.1861. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Henry H. and Helen Fraser. From 1820 Ensign in Bengal Light Infantry. Served in Assam, in 1839-61 commander of the 1st Assam Light Infantry. Colonel. Pioneer of Assam tea industry. Married 1827 Margaret Campbell Graham (d. 1841) and 1844 Mary Florence Campbell, five children.

Publications: wrote for the JASB in the 1840s on geology. archaeology and ethnography.

Sketch of the Singphos, or the Kakhyens of Burma. Calcutta 1847.

Sources: Not in Br. Biogr. Arch. 1st & 2nd series; http://www.thepeerage.com/p2235.htm#i22346.


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