OUVRY, Henry Aimé

OUVRY, Henry Aimé. 10.3.1813 — 12.2.1899. British Colonial Officer in India. Of a Huguenot family, son of Peter Aimé Ouvry and Sarah Amelia Delamain. Served in India. Major of 9th Light Dragoons, from 1858 Colonel (still 1868). Member or R.A.S. Married 1854 Mathilda Hannah Delamain, one daughter. Publications: Ritu sanhara; or,…

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OUSELEY, John Ralph

OUSELEY, John Ralph. London (?) 12.5.1801 — 1850. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. Son of Sir William O. (1767–1842), known as Persian scholar,and Julia Frances Irving. Joined Bengal Army in 1817. Served in Chota Nagpur as Governor General’s Agent. Married Elisabeth (Emma) Sophia, three daughters. Publications: “On the Antiquities of Sargujá…

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OUCHTERLONY, John

OUCHTERLONY, John. Walworth, Surrey 15.1.1813  — Ootacamund 29.4.1863. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. Son of William O. and Harriet Lee. Served in Madras Engineers, in 1741-43 in Hong Kong. Married 1844 Alice Trevor Puchterbury (anc.) or Turton (Wikitree), four daughters. Died of “jungle fever”. His identification as the author…

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O’SHAUGHNESSY, William Brooke

O’SHAUGHNESSY, William Brooke. Limerick, Ireland 1.11.1809 — Southsea, Hampshire 10.1.1889. Sir. British (Irish) Physician in India. Son of merchant Daniel O’Sh. and Sarah Boswell. Studies at Edinburgh, Med.Dr. 1829. Moved to London and taught forensic chemistry. He made important research during the cholera epidemy of 1831, but could not work as…

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O’MALLEY, Lewis Sydney Stewart

O’MALLEY, Lewis Sydney Stewart. 1874 — 10.5.1941. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Bryan O’M., a minister, and his wife Frances. Educated in Norwich and Hertford College, Oxford (B.A.). Entered I.C.S. in 1898, worked as Magistrate and Collector in Bengal, then in General and Revenue Department. Retired 1924. C.I.E. Married 1900…

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OLDHAM, Thomas

OLDHAM, Thomas. Dublin 4.5.1816 — Rugby 17.7.1878. British (Anglo-Irish) Geologist in India. Son of Thomas O. and Margaret Boyd. Educated privately, studies at Trinity College in Dublin, B.A. 1836, M.A. 1846. From 1836 further studies of geology at Edinburgh. In 1838 employed in the survey of Londonderry, then elsewhere in…

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OGILBY, John

OGILBY, John. Killemeare (Kirriemuir) 17.11.1600 — London 4.9.1676. British (Scottish) Author, Translator and Cartographer. An accident ended his early career as a dancer, then worked as tutor in Dublin where he also founded Ireland’s first theatre. After a while in Cambridge lived in London concentrating on literary work. He also…

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OERTEL, Friedrich Oscar

OERTEL, Friedrich Oscar (from 1921 F. O. Lechmere-Oertel). Hannover 9.12.1862 — New York 22.12.1942. German-born Engineer, Architect and Archaeologist in India. Went to India in 1883 giving up his German citizeship, naturalized as British. In 1883-87 assistant engineer on railway & building construction in North-Western Provinces and Oudh, 1887-88 studied architecture…

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O’CONNOR, William Frederick Travers

O’CONNOR, William Frederick  Travers. Longford, Ireland 30.7.1870 — Chelsea, London 14.12.1943. Irish Officer and Diplomat in British Service in India. Son of land agent Matthew Weld O’Connor and Georgina O’Reilly. Educated at Charterhouse School in Surrey. After Royal Military Academy joined Royal Artillery in 1890. Lieutenant 1893, Captain 1899, Major 1908,…

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O’BRIEN, Edward

O’BRIEN, Edward. 1840? — 28.11.1893 (when 53). British Civil Servant in India. Deputy Commissioner of Kangra. Married Mary Oclanis Lamb, at least one son. Publications: Report of the Land Revenue Settlement of the Muzaffargarh District of the Punjab 1873-80. Lahore 1882. – With M. Morris; The Kangra Gaddis. 43 p. Punjab Ethnography 11.…

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