BELLASIS, Augustus Fortunatus

BELLASIS, Augustus Fortunatus. India 1822 — 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. In service until death. The old Somerset family Bellasis had several officers, who served in India during the 19th century.

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.

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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