WILSON, Roland Knyvet

WILSON, Roland Knyvet. Swaffham, Norfolk 27.8.1840 — Richmond, Surrey 29.10.1919. Sir, 2nd Bart. British Lawyer. Son of Rear-Admiral George Knyvet W. and Agnes Mary Yonge. Educated at Eton, then studies at Cambridge (King’s College), B.A. 1863, M.A. 1866, LL.M. 1875. From 1867 worked as barrister, soon also journalist (in Weekly Reporter and Law…

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WILSON, James

WILSON, James. Dunning, Pertshire 27.2.1853 — Crieff 22.9.1926. Sir. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India. Son of Rev. John W., educated at Perth Academy. Studies at Edinburgh and Oxford (Balliol College). Entered I.C.S. 1873, in India from 1875. Served in the Punjab, then in government Department of Revenue and Agriculture.…

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WILS, Johannes Arnoldus Fredericus

WILS, Johannes Arnoldus Fredericus. 1901 — 1975. Dutch Linguist. Ph.D. Professor at Nijmegen Catholic University. He was also interested in non-IE languages (African and South American). Publications: De oorsprong van het verbale r-passief in de indogermaansche talen. 52 p. MKNAW 3:11. Amsterdam 1940. – Articles. Sources: Scanty stray notes in Internet.

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WILLIAMSON, W. J.

WILLIAMSON, W. J. 18?? — Komsing March 1911. British Colonial Officer in India. Apparently served in India in 1854-95. Lieutenant, soon (1872) Captain. From 1866 the first Deputy Commissioner of Garo Hills, in 1880 Major and Chief Political Officer in Naga Hills. C.I.E. He was murdered by Abors during an…

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WILLIAMSON, Henry Drummond

WILLIAMSON, Henry Drummond. Alvaston, Derbyshire 17.12.1854 — 21.3.1926. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Rev. G.F.W., educated at Rossall School. Studies at Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, B.A. 1877, M.A. 1889. Ordained deacon 1877, priest 1879. Worked from 1877 for C.M.S. at Mandla (now in Madhya Pradesh), until 1893. Then in…

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WILLATT, John

WILLATT, John. 1??? — 19??. British Colonial Officer in India. Major (1941). One Ltn. JW served in Italy in WW 1. Publications: With P. T. Srinivasa Iyengar: A Short History of India from the Earliest Times. 6+232 p. Bombay 1928. – A textbook of Urdu in the Roman script. 2nd ed. 1941, 6th…

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WILBERFORCE-BELL, Harold

WILBERFORCE-BELL, Harold. 1885 — 1956. Sir. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. Son of elder HW-B. and Lucy Wilson. Joined Indian army in 1905, in 1910-40 in Indian Political Service, finally as Resident for the Punjab States 1934-39. Also his father was HW-B (1849–1927) and served as officer in India,…

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WHITLEY, Edward Hamilton

WHITLEY, Edward Hamilton. Mussoorie, India 1866? — Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire 16.3.1945, when 79. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Rev —> Jabez Cornelius Wh., educated in England. Active at least until 1902 in Ranchi, altogether 42 years in India. Archdeacon of Chota Nagpur, Bihar and Orissa (1931). Returned from India…

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WHITE, Herbert

WHITE, Herbert. 18?? — 19??. Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. Acting District Judge of Ratnapura (1884). Also mentioned as Government Agent in Badulla and as the Acting Mayor and Chairman of the. Municipal Council of Colombo (1900). Retired before 1919. Publications: Articles on Sinhalese in The Orientalist 1, 1884 and 2, 1886. –…

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WHISH, Charles M.

WHISH, Charles Matthew. London 9.1.1795 — Cuddapah (Kadapa) 14.4.1833. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Martin Whish, a Commissioner of Excise, and Harriet Tysson. After studies at Haileybury served in Madras Presidency from 1812, in Zillan Court of South Malabar. Then criminal judge in Cuddapah. He was the first…

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