SAMUELLS, William Leycester

SAMUELLS, William Leycester. Patna 14.7.1841 — 1899. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of —> E.A.S. From 1857 served in Bengal. As captain, in 1868-72 served in Chota Nagpur and Rewa. Then in Barrackpur and Hill Tippera. Retired as colonel in 1890.

Publications: Letters on the Rock and Temples at Harchoka, Chutiá Nágpur, ProcASB 1871, 57 & 236f.; “The Rock-cut Excavations at Harchoka”, JASB 40:1, 1871, 177-184; “The Legend of Bághesar, a deified spirit held in great reverence by … clans of the Gond Tribe”, JASB 41:1, 1872, 115-120..

Sources: The India List and India Office List for 1905. L. 1905, 606; http://jewelian.wixsite.com/blackbridge-cemetery/samuells-family.

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