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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BRADDOCK, John

BRADDOCK, John. Westminster 1794 — Madras 1840. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of John and Sarah Br. Served in Madras army. In the Preface to gunpowder book, signed in Madras 1830, he says to have been 17 years absent from England. Lieutenant. Married 1819 Elizabeth Stephenson, three daughters and…

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YOUNG, Robert (d. 1823)

YOUNG, Robert. 17?? — 2.7.1823. British Colonial Officer in India. Captain, in 1821-22 Surveyor in the Nizam’s dominions. Married 1819 in Vellore Mary Hazlewood. Buried in Masulipatam. In 1848 the daughter of “the late Capt. Young, Madras army” was married. Publications: “An Account of Some Ancient Graves in the Vicinity of…

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WYNCH, Paul Marriot

WYNCH, Paul Marriot(t). 17?? — Hawkhurst, Kent 12.3.1841. British Civil Servant in India. Joined Bengal Civil Service in 1808. From 1818 Acting Register of Sudder dewany and Nizamut Adawlut at Fort William, then Magistrate of 24 Parganas. Judicial Deputy Secretary to Governor General Bentinck, Secretary 1828. Retired 1836. Married 1826…

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WREDE, Francis

WREDE, Francis (Franz, later Baron von Wrede). 17?? — 18??. German, long time resident in Kerala (Cochin). Son of civil servant from Heidelberg, probably came to India in the service of Dutch East India Company, worked in forestry. Back in Europe lived in Schloss Ellingen. Married. Apparently brother of General Karl…

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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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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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