KEENE, Henry George

KEENE, Henry George. Haileybury 1826 — Westward Ho, Devon 26.3.1915. British Civil Servant and Historian in India. Son of the elder —> H. G. K., educated at Rugby, Oxford and Haileybury. In 1847 entered I.C.S., served in N.W. Provinces and retired in 1882. Fellow of Calcutta University. C.I.E. 1882. Twice married, five…

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KAY, William

KAY, William. Pickering, North Yorkshire 8.4.1820 — 16.1.1886. Rev. British Teacher in India. Son of Thomas and Ann Kay. Studies at Lincoln College, Oxford, graduated 1839. Fellow of his college 1840, Tutor and M.A. 1842. Ordained as priest 1843. B.D. 1849. From 1849 Principal of Bishop’s College in Calcutta, until…

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JOSEPH, Gerard Abraham

JOSEPH, Gerard Abraham. Colombo 6.4.1870 — 4.3.1922 (when 52). Sri Lankan Burgher Civil Servant. Member of Ceylon Civil Service. Son of Abraham Orlando J. and Louisa van Langenberg, From 1893 to his death Secretary and Librarian of Colombo Museum, in the late 1910s also its acting director. Married 1897 Mabel…

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JOSA, Fortunato Pietro Luigi

JOSA, Fortunato Pietro Luigi. Rome 5.6.1851 — Port Isaac, Cornwall 19.12.1922. Italian Missionary in the U.K. and South America. Son of Filippo and Agnese Josa. Raised as Catholic, but took Protestant faith, probably in England. Graduated 1871 from St. Augustine’s. College, Canterbury. Ordained deacon 1874 and priest 1875 in Guyana.…

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JONES, John Peter

JONES, John Peter. Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales 4.9.1847 — Hartford, Conn. 3.10.1916. U.S. (of Welsh origin) Missionary in South India. Came to the U.S.A. in 1866, graduated from Western Reserve College (later University), then studies at Andover Theological Seminary. M.A. In 1878 ordained and joined the Madura Mission. In 1892-1914 Principal…

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JOHN, Christian Samuel

JOHN, Christian Samuel. 1747 — 1813. Rev. German Pietist Missionary in South India. In Tranquebar. He was also interested in nature, collected shells and other naturalia and sent some specimens to Germany. For this he was given doctorate by Academia Leopoldina. Hon. member of A.S.B. Publications: A paper about the…

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JENKINS, Richard

JENKINS, Richard. Cruckton near Shrewsbury 18.2.1785 — Blackheath 30.12.1853. Sir. British Civil Servant in India, then Politician. Son of Richard J. In India 1800-28, served in Bombay C.S., in 1807-27 resident in Nagpur. Returned to England in 1828. He was M.P. (conservative) for Shrewsbury in 1930-32 and 1837-41. One of…

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JARRETT, Henry Sullivan

JARRETT, Henry Sullivan. Madras 17.6.1839 — East Grinstead, Sussex 15.4.1919. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Thomas J. and Eliza Julia Chambers. In India 1870-94. Colonel. C.I.E. 1895. Married 1874 Agnes Delacour Beaufort, six sons. Publications: Edited in Urdū: Muntakhab-i Musnawiyāt-i Saudā. Calcutta 1875; in Persian: Anwar-i-Suhayli; or, The…

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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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JACKSON, Robert Pilkington

JACKSON, Robert Pilkington. 1868 — 1914. British Colonial Officer in India. Major. Son of George and Ann J. Served in South India and Burma 1888-1908. Publications: Historical Records of the XIIIth Madras Infantry. 319 p. 1898. – The Dominions, Emblems, and Coins of the South Indian Dynasties. 102 p. L. 1913.…

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