MALET, Charles Warre

MALET, Charles Warre. bapt. Combe Florey, Somerset 30.12.1752 — Bath 24.1.1815. Sir, 1st Bart (1791). British Civil Servant in India. Son of Rev. rector Alexander Malet and Anne St.Lo. Joined the E.I.C. ar early age and served as resident in Cambay in 1774–85 and then at Peshwa’s court in Pune. Finally acting Governor of Bombay. He left India in 1798 and 1799 married Susanna Wales, eight sons (and two daughters and one son with his Rajasthani mistress Amber Kaur), including —> G. G. M. In the 1790s he copied inscriptions in Bombay and in 1794 studied Ellora, publishing the first detailed account of it.

Publications: “Description of Caves or Excavations on the Mountain about a mile to the eastward of the town of Ellora”, As. Res. 6, 1799, 389-423 (as Charles W. Mallet).

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; C.E.M[allet], D.N.B. 35, 1893, 418-420 (also on his sons); *Oxford D.N.B.; Wikipedia with portrait.

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