GRAHAM, James William

GRAHAM, James William. 17?? — 18??. British Colonial Officer in India. Joined E.I.C.’s army in 1800. Lieutenant (1819), then Major. Chief Interpreter and Translator to the Supreme Court of Judicature. He was cashiered in 1828 by sentence of a general court-martial and disappears. Publications: “A Treatise on Sufiism, or Mahomedan Mysticism”,…

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GILLINGS, James

GILLINGS, James. Norwich, Norfolk 15.11.1822 — 1897. Rev. BritishMethodist Missionary in Sri Lanka. In 1844-50 Superintendent on English school in Batticaloa, then returned to the U.K. Retired and moved to Coonoor in South India. Publications: “On the Veddahs of Bintenne”, JRAS-CB2:3 (7), 1853, 83-89. Sources: Scanty stray notes in Internet.

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GALLOWAY, Archibald

GALLOWAY, Archibald. Perth 12.2.1779 — London 6.4.1850. Sir. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer in India. Major-General. Son of James G. and Margaret Forester. Cadet 1799, joined Bengal Native Infantry in 1800, participated in the defence of Delhi and siege of Bharatpur. Colonel 1836, Major-General 1841. From 1840 one of E.I.C.’s Directors,…

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D’OYLY, John

D’OYLY, John. 6.6.1774 — Kandy 25.5.1824. Sir, first Bart. of Kandy. British Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. Son of Matthias D’Oyly, Archdeacon of Hastings, and his wife Mary, educated at Westminster School. Studies at Cambridge (Corpus Christi), graduated 1796. In 1801 joined C.C.S. as writer, during a tenure at Matara…

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D’OYLY, Charles

D’OYLY, Charles. Murshidabad, India 18.9.1781 — Leghorn, Italy 24.9.1845.Sir, 7th Bart. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Sir John Hadley D’Oyly, 6th Bart. and Collector of Calcutta, and Diana Rochfort. In 1785 the family returned to England and the boy was educated there. Entered E.I.C.’s service c. 1796. “Assistant…

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CONNER, Peter Eyre

CONNER, Peter Eyre. 5.8.1789 (hardly 1794) — Hyderabad 29.4.1821. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant of Madras infantry. Together with Ltn. B. S. Ward conducted the survey of Travancore and Cochin 1810-21. Publications: “Description of the Hill Tribes in Travancore”, MJLS 1, 1834, 1-7; “Extract from the Memoir of the Survey…

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COATS (Coates), Thomas

COATS (Coates), Thomas. 17?? — 18??. British Physician in India. He spent many years in Poona (Pune) as surgeon in Peshva’s time. Campaigned against orthodox opposition on behalf of the small pox vaccination. Publications: A pamphlett in Marathi defending vaccination. 1813. – “Notes respecting the Trial by Panchayat, and the Administration of…

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CLEGHORN, Hugh

CLEGHORN, Hugh. Fife 1751/52 — ?.2.1836. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. High School in Edinburgh 1762-63. In 1773-93 Professor of Civil and Natural History at St.Andrews University, in 1788-90 interrupted by a long tour around Central Europe. In 1795 went to India and Ceylon with comte de Meuron.…

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CHADWICK, H. Munro

CHADWICK, Hector Munro. Thornhill Lees, Yorkshire 22.10.1870 — Cambridge 2.1.1947. British Linguist and Philologist. Professor in Cambridge. Son of Rev. Edward Ch. and Sarah Anne Bates. Educated at Bradford and Wakefield Grammar Schools, from 1889 studies at Cambridge. B.A. 1892, from 1893 Fellow at Clare, 1903-11 also Librarian of the College.…

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BRUCE, John

BRUCE, John. Fife 1744/45 — Fife 16.4.1826. British (Scottish) Historian of the Colonial Period. Son of shipmaster Andrew Bruce and Jean Squyre. Studies at Edinburgh, then Professor of Logic and Moral Philosophy there. Historiographer of E.I.C. from 1801. In 1809-14 M.P. for Michell, Cornwall. Publications: Historical Views of Plans for the…

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