WILSON, James

WILSON, James. Dunning, Pertshire 27.2.1853 — Crieff 22.9.1926. Sir. British (Scottish) Civil Servant in India. Son of Rev. John W., educated at Perth Academy. Studies at Edinburgh and Oxford (Balliol College). Entered I.C.S. 1873, in India from 1875. Served in the Punjab, then in government Department of Revenue and Agriculture.…

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USBORNE, Charles Frederick

USBORNE, Charles Frederick. London 18.2.1874 — 6.11.1919. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Thomas U. and Agnes Elizabeth Gibbs. Studies at Balliol College, Oxford. Joined I.C.S. in 1898. Finally Deputy Commissioner of Hissar. On a sick leave committed suicide. Married 1906 Janet Muriel Leroy, four sons and one daughter.…

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SWYNNERTON, Charles

SWYNNERTON, Charles. Douglas, Middle, Isle of Man 27.11.1843 — Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire 16.11.1928. Rev. British Missionary and Folklorist in India. Son of Charles Swynnerton and Mary Callister. Government Chaplain 1851-57. Married Maud Massy, one son. Publications: “On a Celt of the Palaeolithic Type, found at Thandiani, Punjab, September 10th, 1880”, ProcASB 1880, 175; Note…

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STARKEY, Samuel Cross

STARKEY, Samuel Cross. 3.3.1807 — 28.3.1888. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of John Cross Starkey. Captain, then Major. At his father’s death in 1855 inherited the property in Cheshire and returned to England, living the rest of his life at Wrenbury Hall. Married twice (first with Henrietta Suft), several…

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SKEMP, Frank Whittingham

SKEMP, Frank Whittingham. Eccles, Lancashire 13.12.1880 — 1971. British Civil Servant in India. Studies at Manchester (M.A. 1904) and in preparation for I.C.S. at Cambridge 1903-04. Served in the Punjab. Married Dorothy Frazer, children. Publications: Multani Stories. Collected and translated. 81 p. Lahore 1917. Sources: Manchester graduate register upto 1908 (www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/university-of-manchester/the-victoria-university-of-manchester-register-of-graduates-up-to-july-1st-190-hci/page-34-the-victoria-university-of-manchester-register-of-graduates-up-to-july-1st-190-hci.shtml).

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JANVIER, Levi

JANVIER, Levi. Pittsgrove (or Daretown), NJ 25.4.1816 — Anandpore (or Sabathu) 25.3.1864. Rev. U.S. Presbyterian Missionary in the Pañjāb. Son of Rev. George Washington J. and Margaret Fries. Graduated 1835 from Princeton and worked as teacher. Ordained priest. D.D. Sent to India in 1841. Worked in Fatehpur, Ludhiana, Ambala and…

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COURT, Henry

COURT, Henry. 1??? — 1???. British Colonial Officer in India. Major. There were at least three Major Henry Courts, father (1783–1874), son (Ripley, Surrey 18.5.1822 – Eton, Berkshire 30.5.1891, in 1861 Commissioner in Meerut) and grandson (Dinapore 10.5.1843 – Croydon, Surrey 1892). The eldest is certainly not possible, but I…

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BOMFORD, Trevor

BOMFORD, Trevor. Bembridge, Isle of Wight 18.11.1849 — India 21.12.1929. Rev. British Missionary in India. Son of Samuel B. and Francis Jane Winter. Studies at Cambridge (Corpus Christi College) and Durham University (M.A.). Ordained 1874. Worked for Church Missionary Society in Multan and Peshawar. Married Jane Catherine Charlotte Briggs, four sons…

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THORNTON, Thomas Henry

THORNTON, Thomas Henry. London (?) 1832 — Bath 10.3.1913. British Civil Servant in India. Son of a Times journalist, Thomas Th., and his wife Elizabeth. Educated at Merchant Taylor’s School, studies at Oxford (St.John’s, 1855 its Fellow). In 1855 entered I.C.S. as one of the first “competition-wallahs”. Served in the…

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SMIRNOV, Jurij Andreevič

SMIRNOV, Jurij Andreevič. Vladikavkaz 12.3.1923 — 17.2.1984. Russian Indologist, specialist of Pañjabi. Son of a worker. In 1941-58 served in army (in 1941-45 in war). Graduated 1954 from VIIJa. Kand. filol. nauk 1963. From 1967 naučnyj sotrudnik at Oriental Institute of Academy of Science in Moscow. Publications: At least 50…

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