JACOB, Samuel Swinton

JACOB, Samuel Swinton. 14.1.1841 — Weybridge 4.12.1917. Sir. British Colonial Officer, Engineer and Architect in India. Son of colonel William J. of Bombay Artillery and Jane Swinton, nephew of —> G. Le G. Jacob. Educated at Cheam School and Addiscombe, graduated as engineer. Entered Bombay Artillery in 1858 and Indian Staff Corps 1861. Served in Public Works Department, Rajputana, 1862-96. In 1865-66 with Field Force in Aden fighting against Arabs. In 1867 lent to the Jaipur State, served there as Chief Engineer. Colonel 1888. In Rajputana until 1905, retired to England 1911, then assisted Lutyens and Baker in the design of New Delhi. C.I.E. 1890, K.C.I.E. 1902. Married 1874 Mary Brown (Wikipedia) or Mary Hilton (myjacobfamily), no children. As architect he designed in the Indo-Saracenic style. He was not interested in languages at all.

Publications: Jeypore. Portfolio of Architectural Details. 1-12. 713 pl. L. 1890-1913 (in 11-12 Jeypore is changed into Jaipur).

With T. H. Hendley: Jeypore Enamels. 16 p. 28 pl. L. 1886.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; Who Was Who 1916–1928; http://myjacobfamily.com; Wikipedia with two photos.

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