BELLASIS, Augustus Fortunatus. India 1822 — Red Sea 1872. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Lt.-Col. Daniel Hutchins B. (1785–1836) and Mary Tadman. In Bombay Presidency from 1842, served as Collector and Magistrate of Hyderabad (Sind) and finally President of the Harbour and Pilot Board in Bombay. Remained in service until death. The old Somerset family Bellasis had several officers, who served in India during the 19th century. Died on board of ship.
Publications: “An account of the ancient and ruined city of Brahminabad in Sind”, JBRAS 5, 1857, 413-425, 467-477 (excavations 1854-55) and other articles.
– An Account of the Kurachee Municipality, from Its Commencement to the 1st Jan. 1860. 152 p. Bombay 1860..
– Books on Indian law, etc.
Sources: Home page of Bellasis family (www.bellasis.net); three albums of drawings catalogued with some personal notes at www.bl.uk/catalogues/indiaofficeselectpd. Not in Br. Biogr. Arch. 1st & 2nd series.
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