MODAVE, Louis Laurent de Féderbe, Count de (Fayd’herbe de Maudave)

MODAVE, Louis Laurent de Féderbe, Count de (Fayd’herbe de Maudave).Château du Fayet, Barraux (Isère) 22.6.1725 — Masulipatam 22.12.1777. French Nobleman, Officer and Traveller. Son of colonel Jean Charles Nicolas F., C. de M. and Marie Thérèse Maniquet du Fayet. As young officer participated in many European wars. Came to India as adjutant…

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MARTIN, Claude

MARTIN, Claude. Lyon 5.1.1735 — Lucknow 13.9.1800. French Officer in India. Born in a modest middle class family, son of Fleury M., a casket maker, and Anne Vaginay. Afterschool in Lyon apprenticed to a local silk weaver, but in 1751 he enlisted as a soldier in French East India Company…

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MAHONY, Daniel

MAHONY, Daniel. Dunloe Castle, Kerry 1758 — Ibid. 29.10.1832. British (Irish) Colonial Officer in India. Son of John M. and Honora Haly. In 1796 visited Kandy as Lieutenant, then Captain (1801), later Brigade Major (1810) and 1812 Lieutenant-Colonel. Retired and lived in his family estate Dunloe Castle in Kerry, Married…

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MACNEILL, Hector

MACNEILL, Hector. Near Roslin, Midlothian 22.10.1746 — Edinburgh 15.3.1818. British (Scottish) Poet. Son of James M., a poor army captain turned farmer, educated at Stirling. When 14 he was sent as clerk to Caribian by a Bristol merchant and a relative to him. After a stay in Guadeloupe, Antigua and…

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LAMBRICK, Samuel

LAMBRICK, Samuel.1768 — 1854. Rev. Missionary in Sri Lanka. In 1817 left for Ceylon with his wife in company of J. Knight, R. Major and B. Ward. After a time in Kandy in 1822 founded Kotta as the centre of the Church Missionary Society near Colombo and opened a school…

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JOINVILLE, Joseph Endelin de

JOINVILLE, Joseph Endelin de (rarely as de Jonville). 17?? — 18??. French Naturalist. Came to Ceylon in 1798 with Governor North, worked as surveyor, left the island in 1805 and disappears. A linguist, cartographer, botanist and artist. One Joseph de Joinville lived in 1753–1821, but no details about him are…

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JUNGMANN, Antonín Jan

JUNGMANN, Antonín Jan (Anton Johann Ritter von Jungmann). Hudlice, Bohemia 19.5.1775 — Prague 10.4.1854. Czech Physician interested in Sanskrit. After school in Prague he was briefly member of the Unity of Brethren, but then began medical studies at Prague in 1800. Dr.med. 1805. From 1808 Professor of Medicine (obstetrics, ord.…

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HARKNESS, Henry

HARKNESS, Henry. 17?? — Lympstone 17.8.1838. British Colonial Officer in South India. Captain (1826/34). Commanded the escort of Bishop —> Heber until Heber’s death in 1826. He collaborated with —> MacKenzie, edited Ram Raz’s posthumous Architecture of the Hindus and worked as the secretary of College of Fort St.George. Apparently…

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JOHN, Christian Samuel

JOHN, Christian Samuel. 1747 — 1813. Rev. German Pietist Missionary in South India. In Tranquebar. He was also interested in nature, collected shells and other naturalia and sent some specimens to Germany. For this he was given doctorate by Academia Leopoldina. Hon. member of A.S.B. Publications: A paper about the…

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JENKINS, Richard

JENKINS, Richard. Cruckton near Shrewsbury 18.2.1785 — Blackheath 30.12.1853. Sir. British Civil Servant in India, then Politician. Son of Richard J. In India 1800-28, served in Bombay C.S., in 1807-27 resident in Nagpur. Returned to England in 1828. He was M.P. (conservative) for Shrewsbury in 1930-32 and 1837-41. One of…

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