IMPEY, Elijah George Halhed

IMPEY, Elijah George Halhed. Cawnpore 21.9.1818 — Southampton 19.11.1868. British Physician in India. Son of Elijah Impey (from Ireland, not the famous judge Sir E.I. [1732–1809], but probably related). In Bombay Medical Service (1841). Surgeon-Major and postmaster-general of Bombay Presidency (1861). Married 1843 Jane Anne Riddell, four daughters, one son.

Publications: on Buddhist caves, JBRAS 5:2, 1854, 336-349 & 5:3, 543-574.

by K. Impey (?): “Description of a colossal Jain figure nearly 80 feet high, discovered on a spur of the Satpurah Range”; JASB 18:2, 18??, 918-9??.

Sources: Dates in, death also in the London Gazette 22.3.1870 (


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