WHITE, Herbert

WHITE, Herbert. 18?? — 19??. Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. Acting District Judge of Ratnapura (1884). Also mentioned as Government Agent in Badulla and as the Acting Mayor and Chairman of the. Municipal Council of Colombo (1900). Retired before 1919. Publications: Articles on Sinhalese in The Orientalist 1, 1884 and 2, 1886. –…

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WHISH, Charles M.

WHISH, Charles Matthew. London 9.1.1795 — Cuddapah (Kadapa) 14.4.1833. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Martin Whish, a Commissioner of Excise, and Harriet Tysson. After studies at Haileybury served in Madras Presidency from 1812, in Zillan Court of South Malabar. Then criminal judge in Cuddapah. He was the first…

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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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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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TOWERS, Robert Mason

TOWERS, Robert Mason. 18?? — 1907. British Civil Servant in India. Studies at Trinity College, Dublin (M.A.), then in I.C.S. From 1874 Judge in Bhagalpur and Monghyr. Retired. From 1888 Professor of Bengali at King’s College, London and 1888-1907 taught Bengali at Cambridge (at Caius College, 1897 University Teacher). Committed…

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TOLBORT, Thomas William H.

TOLBORT, Thomas William Hooper. 1842 — Dorchester 1883, when 41. British Civil Servant in India. I.C.S. examination in 1862. Served in Bengal. Retired for health reasons and returned to the U.K., but died soon. A friend of Thomas Hardy. Married 1875 Clare Cunliffe (d. 1879). Publications: “Authorities for the History of…

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THORNTON, Edward Parry

THORNTON, Edward Parry. 7.10.1811 — London 10.12.1893. British Civil Servant in India. Son of John Thornton of Clapham and Eliza Parry. Educated at Haileybury and Charterhouse, joined Bengal C.S. in 1830. Served in Goruckpore (Gorakhpur), in 1842-45 on furlough in England. Then Magistrate and Collector in Mathura, from 1848 in Serampore.…

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SWINTON, Robert Blair

SWINTON, Robert Blair. 1829 — 1912. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Colonel William Sw. and Elizabeth Blair. Judge of Madras Civil Service, in 1868 in Bangalore. Retired in 1874 and moved with his family to England. Married 1858 Elizabeth Dorothy Rundall, father of Major-General Sir Ernest Dunlop Sw.…

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