OUVRY, Henry Aimé

OUVRY, Henry Aimé. 10.3.1813 — 12.2.1899. British Colonial Officer in India. Of a Huguenot family, son of Peter Aimé Ouvry and Sarah Amelia Delamain. Served in India. Major of 9th Light Dragoons, from 1858 Colonel (still 1868). Member or R.A.S. Married 1854 Mathilda Hannah Delamain, one daughter. Publications: Ritu sanhara; or,…

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OUSELEY, John Ralph

OUSELEY, John Ralph. London (?) 12.5.1801 — 1850. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. Son of Sir William O. (1767–1842), known as Persian scholar,and Julia Frances Irving. Joined Bengal Army in 1817. Served in Chota Nagpur as Governor General’s Agent. Married Elisabeth (Emma) Sophia, three daughters. Publications: “On the Antiquities of Sargujá…

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OUCHTERLONY, John

OUCHTERLONY, John. Walworth, Surrey 15.1.1813  — Ootacamund 29.4.1863. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. Son of William O. and Harriet Lee. Served in Madras Engineers, in 1741-43 in Hong Kong. Married 1844 Alice Trevor Puchterbury (anc.) or Turton (Wikitree), four daughters. Died of “jungle fever”. His identification as the author…

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OSBORNE, Łucja

OSBORNE, Łucja (Lucia, Ludka, née Lipszyc). Ludka Lipszyc 15.2.1904 — Landon 2.12.1987. Polish. Born in a large orthodox Jewish family (the most of them died in camps during WW II). She met Arthur O. in Warsaw, where he was teaching English. They were married in 1934 and 1936 moved to Yorkshire,…

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O’SHAUGHNESSY, William Brooke

O’SHAUGHNESSY, William Brooke. Limerick, Ireland 1.11.1809 — Southsea, Hampshire 10.1.1889. Sir. British (Irish) Physician in India. Son of merchant Daniel O’Sh. and Sarah Boswell. Studies at Edinburgh, Med.Dr. 1829. Moved to London and taught forensic chemistry. He made important research during the cholera epidemy of 1831, but could not work as…

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ONORATO DA UDINE

ONORATO DA UDINE (Franciscus Honoratus ad Utino, lay Giangiacomo). Tomba near Udine 7.11.1757 — Rome 8.12.1836. Italian Capuchin Missionary in India. Went to India in 1792, worked many years in Pondicherry, Surat, Madras and Masulipatan. Very little is known of his life (except some contradicting mentions, claiming he worked in Tibet, Madagascar, or…

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O’MALLEY, Lewis Sydney Stewart

O’MALLEY, Lewis Sydney Stewart. 1874 — 10.5.1941. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Bryan O’M., a minister, and his wife Frances. Educated in Norwich and Hertford College, Oxford (B.A.). Entered I.C.S. in 1898, worked as Magistrate and Collector in Bengal, then in General and Revenue Department. Retired 1924. C.I.E. Married 1900…

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OLDHAM, Thomas

OLDHAM, Thomas. Dublin 4.5.1816 — Rugby 17.7.1878. British (Anglo-Irish) Geologist in India. Son of Thomas O. and Margaret Boyd. Educated privately, studies at Trinity College in Dublin, B.A. 1836, M.A. 1846. From 1836 further studies of geology at Edinburgh. In 1838 employed in the survey of Londonderry, then elsewhere in…

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OGILBY, John

OGILBY, John. Killemeare (Kirriemuir) 17.11.1600 — London 4.9.1676. British (Scottish) Author, Translator and Cartographer. An accident ended his early career as a dancer, then worked as tutor in Dublin where he also founded Ireland’s first theatre. After a while in Cambridge lived in London concentrating on literary work. He also…

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OERTEL, Friedrich Oscar

OERTEL, Friedrich Oscar (from 1921 F. O. Lechmere-Oertel). Hannover 9.12.1862 — New York 22.12.1942. German-born Engineer, Architect and Archaeologist in India. Went to India in 1883 giving up his German citizeship, naturalized as British. In 1883-87 assistant engineer on railway & building construction in North-Western Provinces and Oudh, 1887-88 studied architecture…

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