SIDDONS, George Richard

SIDDONS, George Richard. Fort Marlborough, Bengkulu, Sumatra 1.12.1809 — at sea ?.7.1857. British Colonial Officer in India. Major. Son of George John S. of Bengal Civil Service and Mary Fombelle, born in the British base in Sumatra, baptized in Calcutta. Lieutenant in the 1830s, then Captain, finally Major. Married 1850 Elisabeth van der Bijl, one daughter.

Publications: “Translation of one of the Granthas, or sacred books of the Dadupanthu sect”, JASB 6, 1837, 480-487; “Extracts translated from the Granthas, or s. b. of the D. sect”, JASB 6, 1837, 750-756; “Translation of the ‘Vichitra Nátak’ or ‘Beautiful Epitome,’ – a fragment of the Sikh Granth entitled ‘the Book of the Tenth Pontiff’”, JASB 19, 1850, 521-533 & 20, 1851, 314-320, 487-502.

Sources: (born 21.12.); (born 1.12.).

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