WHITLEY, Edward Hamilton

WHITLEY, Edward Hamilton. Mussoorie, India 1866? — Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire 16.3.1945, when 79. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Rev —> Jabez Cornelius Wh., educated in England. Active at least until 1902 in Ranchi, altogether 42 years in India. Archdeacon of Chota Nagpur, Bihar and Orissa (1931). Returned from India…

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WHALLEY, Paul

WHALLEY, Paul. Haulbowline, Cork 19.1.1839 — 1920. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Captain George Briscoe Wh. and Elizabeth Parker. From 1857 studies at Trinity College, Cambridge, M.A. 1864. From 1860 in Bengal Civil Service, served in North-West Provinces. Retired in 1890. Married, three children. Publications: “Translations from the Táríkh…

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WATERFIELD, William W.

WATERFIELD, William W. 14.8.1832 — Teignbridge, Devon 24.1.1907. British Civil Servant and Poet in India. Bengal Civil Service. Educated at Haileybury. Arrived in India in 1852, 1857 he was in Revenue Survey in Berhampore. In 1859-64 in financial department. After a furlough in England civil paymaster in North-Western Provinces, 1877 Accountant-General,…

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WARD, George Ernest

WARD, George Ernest. Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire 20.9.1827 — Southsea, Hampshire 31.1.1915. British Civil Servant in India. Son of John Ward and Ann Merriman. M.A. Married Agnes Finch, three daughters. Publications: Nazir Aḥmad, The Bride’s Mirror or Mir’ātul-‘Arūs. Ed. in the Roman Character with a Vocabulary and Notes. L. 1899; Nazir Aḥmad, The…

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VAUGHAN-ARBUCKLE, Benjamin

VAUGHAN-ARBUCKLE, Benjamin. 18?? — 19??. One BV-A became Lieutenant-Colonel 1887. But the family had several officers serving in India in the 19th century. One (the same?) Captain BV-A, son of General BV-A, was married 1872. But Our BV-A was only Captain in 1911 – perhaps he belongs to next generation.…

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THOBURN, W. L.

THOBURN, W. L. 18?? — 1???. Perhaps related to the U.S. Methodist was the missionary bishop James Mill Thoburn (1836–1922), who had worked in Lucknow and had several children. Publications: The English–Urdu Dictionary. Lucknow 1898. Sources: prabook.com on J.M.Th. No information about W.L.Th. found in Internet.

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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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ST.QUENTIN, René de

ST.QUENTIN, René de. 18?? — 19??. Frenchman, had spent 15 years in India (before 1889).  His preface is signed in Petit-Quevilly in Normandy. Publications: Abrégé de Grammaire hindoustanie, essai d’étude phonétique de la langue hindoustânie: à l’aide de caractères romains, suivi d’un choix de phrases les plus usuelles et d’un vocabulaire.…

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STEPHEN, James Grant

STEPHEN, James Grant. Calcutta 28.7.1819 — Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 22.2.1897. British Colonial Officer. Major. Son of William George St. of Bengal Engineers and Esther Thomason. Served in Bengal Army, retired 1856. Now studies at Cambridge (B.A. 1861, M.A. 1864). From 1860 a few years (to 1863?) Lecturer in Hindustani at Cambridge.…

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