KINDERSLEY, Nathaniel Edward

KINDERSLEY, Nathaniel Edward. Great Yarmouth, Norfolk 2.2.1763 — Little Marlow, Buchinghamshire 16.2.1831. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Nathaniel K. (1732–1769), Colonel of Bengal Artillery, and Jemina Wicksted. Served in Madras Presidency. Married 1786 Hannah Butterworth in India, two sons. His Specimens contain, i.al., the first translated samples of the Tirukkural.

Publications: Specimens of Hindoo Literature, consisting of Translations from the Tamool Language with notes and Introduction on the Mythology, Literature, and Traditions of the Hindoos. 15+335 p. L. 1794.

Sources: Family in www.thepeerage.com/p56729.htm#i567284; miniature portrait in www.artnet.com/artists/john-smart/nathaniel-edward-kindersley.

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