PEPPE, William George. Aberdeen 19.4.1822 — on Red Sea 19.7.1889. British (Scottish) Businessman in India, interested in Archaeology. Son of George Peppe (born Peape, 1785–1837) and Janet Thomson, brother of —> Th. F. Peppe. Studied engineering at Aberdeen. In 1843 went to India with his brother George (1820–1864) to erect a sugar factory. In 1849 married Delia Patience Bown (née Claxton, 1815–1894), the widow of the owner of the indigo estate of Birdwood in Piprahwa, and became its proprietor. In 1857–59 served in army. Retired, but died of sunstroke on way to England. Father of —> William Claxton Peppe and other children.
Publications: “Rough notes on the Antiquities in the Gaya District”, JASB 35, 1866, 49-61?, 5 pl.
Sources: http://honeymooney.com/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I0030&tree=sortkaerheron; account of his greatgrandson in historywiki.therai.org.uk.
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