BRADDOCK, John

BRADDOCK, John. Westminster 1794 — Madras 1840. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of John and Sarah Br. Served in Madras army. In the Preface to gunpowder book, signed in Madras 1830, he says to have been 17 years absent from England. Lieutenant. Married 1819 Elizabeth Stephenson, three daughters and…

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BELL,  Thomas Evans

BELL,  Thomas Evans. London 11.11.1825 — Kensington, London 12.9.1887. British Colonial Officer in India. Major. Son of William Bell and Elizabeth Kinnear, educated at Wandsworth (London). Joined Madras Army in 1842. In 1855-60 Assistant Commissioner in Nagpur, lost his position because of disagreement with Chief Commissioner. In 1861-63 Deputy Commissioner of…

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BACON, Thomas

BACON, Thomas. Paddington, London 11.8.1813 — Devonshire 11.2.1892.British Colonial Officer and Artist in India. Son of sculptor John Bacon and Susannah Sophia Taylor. In 1835-38 Lieutenant with Bengal Horse Artillery stationed in Meerut. Then resigned and returned to London. Studied first law, but then took religion. He was Chaplain in…

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YOUNG, Robert (d. 1823)

YOUNG, Robert. 17?? — 2.7.1823. British Colonial Officer in India. Captain, in 1821-22 Surveyor in the Nizam’s dominions. Married 1819 in Vellore Mary Hazlewood. Buried in Masulipatam. In 1848 the daughter of “the late Capt. Young, Madras army” was married. Publications: “An Account of Some Ancient Graves in the Vicinity of…

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WILLIAMSON, W. J.

WILLIAMSON, W. J. 18?? — Komsing March 1911. British Colonial Officer in India. Apparently served in India in 1854-95. Lieutenant, soon (1872) Captain. From 1866 the first Deputy Commissioner of Garo Hills, in 1880 Major and Chief Political Officer in Naga Hills. C.I.E. He was murdered by Abors during an…

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WILLATT, John

WILLATT, John. 1??? — 19??. British Colonial Officer in India. Major (1941). One Ltn. JW served in Italy in WW 1. Publications: With P. T. Srinivasa Iyengar: A Short History of India from the Earliest Times. 6+232 p. Bombay 1928. – A textbook of Urdu in the Roman script. 2nd ed. 1941, 6th…

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WILBERFORCE-BELL, Harold

WILBERFORCE-BELL, Harold. 1885 — 1956. Sir. British Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. Son of elder HW-B. and Lucy Wilson. Joined Indian army in 1905, in 1910-40 in Indian Political Service, finally as Resident for the Punjab States 1934-39. Also his father was HW-B (1849–1927) and served as officer in India,…

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WARREN, John (Jean Baptiste François Joseph de Warren)

WARREN, John (Jean Baptiste François Joseph de Warren). Leghorn 21.9.1769 — Pondicherry 9.2.1830. British-French Colonial Officer in India. Lieutenant-Colonel. In 1793 moved to London and soon went to Calcutta. After a failed attempt as indigo planter jouned E.I.C.’s army. After Mysore war participated in W. Lambton’s Mysore Survey and found the…

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VOST, William

VOST, William. ?.11.1861 — London 1947.  British (Scottish) Army Physician in India. Son of Henry Vost and Isobel Charlotte Broad. Medical studies at Glasgow. From 1887 served in North India. Surgeon-Captain (1893). Retired as Lieutenant-Colonel in 1913. Married 1910 Gladys McKechnie (1886–1969), two children. Publications: Numismatic articles in JASB in the 1890s. –…

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TUFNELL, R. H. Campbell

TUFNELL, Robert Hutchinson Campbell. 1852 — 1908. British Colonial Officer in South India. Son of Thomas Robert T. and Frances Howard Hutchinson. Captain (1888), served mainly in South India. Participated in Afghan wars. Retired as Major. Married 1878 Mary Anne Luard Smith, two sons. Publications: “On a Collection of South Indian Coins”, JASB 55, 1886, 157-160;…

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