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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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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