BOXWELL, John

BOXWELL, John. Butlerstown, co. Wexford 31.5.1838 — Dacca 15.5.1891. British (Irish) Civil Servant in India. Son of Francis B. and Martha Carey. Educated in Armagh, studies at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1888 in Bengal Civil Service, some time Collector of Gaya. In the 1870s Deputy Commissioner in Santal Parganas, finally Commissioner in Dacca. Married 1871 Elizabeth Stokes, four sons, one daughter.

Publications: “On Triṣṭubh Metre”, JASB 54, 1885, 79-84.

On the place of Sanskrit in the development of Aryan Speech in India. 22 p. n.pl. n.d.

– “On the Sontali Language”, Transactions of the Philol. Soc. 1885-87, L. 1887, 380-385.

Sources: Not in Br. Biogr. Arch. 1st and 2nd Series; only one brochure in N.U.C.; stray notes collected from: thepeerage.com; myheritage.fi; wc.rootsweb.com; findagrave.com (memorial cross in Wexford – if he belongs to Irish Boxwells, he is perhaps found in *A. Kavanagh, Boxwell of Ireland (the Wexford Gentry).

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