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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WARREN, John (Jean Baptiste François Joseph de Warren)

WARREN, John (Jean Baptiste François Joseph de Warren). Leghorn 21.9.1769 — Pondicherry 9.2.1830. British-French Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. In 1793 moved to London and soon went to Calcutta. After a failed attempt as indigo planter jouned E.I.C.’s army. After Mysore war participated in W. Lambton’s Mysore Survey and found the…

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WADE, John Peter

WADE, John Peter. 1762 — Calcutta 14.10.1802. British (Scottish) Physician in India. From 1784 Assistant Medical Surgeon in E.I.C.’s service, first in Benares, then in Chunar. In 1792-94 in Assam. Married 1791 Rachel Carruthers (d. 1849) in Edinburgh during a furlough, one daughter and one son. Publications: “A Geographical Sketch of…

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VOYSEY, Henry Wesley

VOYSEY, Henry Wesley. Salisbury, Wiltshire 16.10.1791 — Sulkea Ghat 19.4.1824. British Physician, Geologist and Mineralogits in India. Son of Baptist minister Henry V. and Ann Maria Annesley Ellison. Studied medicine in London and Aberdeen. Dr. In 1815 served as military hospital assistant, then left for India. In 1818 joined the Trigonometrical…

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VALENTIJN, François

VALENTIJN, François. Dordrecht 17.4.1666 — the Hague 6.8.1727. Dutch Priest and Naturalist. Son of a school director. Studied theology and philosophy at Leiden and Utrecht. From 1684 spent 16 years as minister in Dutch Indonesia, mainly in Ambon, where he befriended with Rumphius. After ten years in the Netherlands returned…

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UPJOHN, Aaron

UPJOHN, Aaron. 17?? — 1???. British Printer in India. Arrived at Calcutta in 1785 as ship’s musician (bassoon player). There he became printer and part owner of the Calcutta Chronicle. Bankrupt in 1792. He printedthe very first Bengali–English dictionary ever published in his own name, but it is claimed that the real…

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TAYLOR, John William

TAYLOR, John William. 1782? — 1824?. British Colonial Officer in India. As captain, in 1808-23 Professor of Hindustani at Fort William College. Major 181?. Married, children. Publications: Nothing found. Sources: Scanty stray notes in Internet.

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TAYLOR, Joseph Irwin

TAYLOR, Joseph Irwin. Ireland 1765/66 — 1811. British Colonial Officer in India. Born in Ireland, in an originally English Unitarian family. Went to India in 1783, advanced to Major (or Colonel?). Served in Bengal. According to 1808 title the dictionary was “originally compiled for his own private use, by Capt. Joseph…

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SYDENHAM, George

SYDENHAM, George. Madras 23.10.1785 — 1863. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Major-General William S. and Amelia Prime. As Captainworked for Major Colin Mackenzie’s survey of the Deccan. His brother, Thomas S., was British Resident in Haidarabad in 1805-10, probably G.S. was Persian interpreter there. Then in 1814/18 he…

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SWINEY, John

SWINEY, John. Edmonton, Middlesex 1783? — Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 24.12.1870. British Physician in India. Dr.med. In Indian Medical Service, served over 36 years (until 1838?), and then lived for 33 years more (possibly in New South Wales). Twice married (2nd time 1835 in Calcutta). In Karnal he achieved a large collection…

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