WARD, Benjamin Swain

WARD, Benjamin Swain. 1786 — Cape Town 19.6.1835.  British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Francis Swain Ward (1736–1794). Lieutenant of Madras infantry. In 1799-1810 worked under C. Mackenzie in Mysore survey. Together with Ltn. P. E. Conner conducted the survey of Travancore and Cochin 1810-21. He was also an…

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WALKER, Alexander

WALKER, Alexander. Collessie, Fife 12.5.1764 — Edinburgh 5.4.1831.  British (Scottish) Colonial Officer in India. Eldest son of Rev. William Walker of Church of Scotland, and Margaret Manderston, the father died when the boy was seven. Education and studies at St.Andrews. E.I.C.’s cadet 1780, served in Bombay. In 1785 participated in…

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SEDDON, Felix

SEDDON, Felix John Vaughan. Pendleton, Lancashire 1798 — 25.11.1865.British Oriental Scholar. Son of attorney William S. (d. 1808) and Penelope Watson, educated in Manchester. In 1815 left for India. From 1820 Registrar of Rangpur, 1824-25 accompanied the army in Burmese war as translator, knew Assamese and Manipuri, also Persian and Hindūstānī.…

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SCOTT WARING, Edward

SCOTT WARING, Edward  Warren Hastings. 1783 — 1821. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Major John Scott Waring (1747–1819) and Elizabeth Blackrie (d. 1796). In Bengal Civil Service, worked in Bundelkhand. “Collector at Futteyghur.” From 1801 Assistant Professor of Hindustani at Fort William College. In 1802-03 travelled in Persia,…

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ROBINSON, Thomas

ROBINSON, Thomas. 1790 — Rochester 17.5.1873. Rev. British Clergyman in India. Son of Rev. Thomas R., educated at Rugby. Studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A. 1813, M.A. 1816. Ordained priest 1816 and left for India as missionary. Worked at Senoot and Poona (Pune). Archdeacon of Madras 1826, Lord Almoner’s Professor…

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MASTER, Streynsham

MASTER, Streynsham. Langdon, Kent 28.10.1640 — Lancashire 28.4.1724. Sir. British Colonial Administrator in India. Son of Richard Langdon. Served long in Surat, then in Masulipatam and Bengal and in 1678-81 as Company’s Agent in Madras. Returned in 1692 and bought Codnor Castle estate in Derbyshire. Married Elizabeth Leigh, two sons…

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KOLLÁR, Ján

KOLLÁR, Ján (Czech Jan K.). Mošóc 29.7.1793 — Vienna 24.1.1852. Slovakian Philologist, Poet and Translator. Son of Matej K. and Katarina Frndová. After gymnasium in Pressburg (Bratislava) worked as teacher. In 1817-19 studied Lutheran theology at Jena. From 1819 priest in Slovakian church in Pest. In 1849-52 Professor of Slavic Archaeology…

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KNOX, George

KNOX, George. 1794? — 2.9.1847, when 53. British Physician in India. M.D. c. 1816. In E.I.C.’s medical service, Madras. Publications: Wrote on Burmese Buddhism in MJLS 1, 1834, 25-39 and in TrRAS 3, 1835, 271-284; medical writings. Sources: Revised List of Tombs of Europeans and Eurasians in the Coimbatore District. Coimbatore 1895, 2.

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JUNGMANN, Josef

JUNGMANN, Josef  Jakub. Hudlice, Beroun district, Bohemia 16.7.1773 — Prague 14.11.1847. Czech Linguist and Poet, one of the Leaders of Czech National Revival. Son of a German father and Czech mother, brother of —> A. J. Jungmann. After school in Prague studied from 1795 literature and from 1799 law at…

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HUGHES, George A.

HUGHES, George Arthur. 17?? — 26.2.1835 (when about 65). Britishman in India. Son of Robert Hughes of Madras Civil Service, educated in Cambridge by his uncle, Dr. Hughes, the Pricipal of Jesus College. Returned to India he served first as clerk to the resident of Travancore, then under S. R.…

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