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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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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HOUGH, William

HOUGH, William. 1789 — 1865. British Colonial Officer in India. Came there in 1805, participated in Nepal War (1814-16), Third Maratha War (1817-18) and First Afghan War (1839-42), and was an authority on military law. Major (1838/45) and Deputy Judge Advocat General of Bengal Army, retired before 1853. Publications: A…

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HOLROYD, William Rice Morland

HOLROYD, William Rice Morland. 28.10.1835 — 1913. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Edward H. and Caroline Pugsley. From 1854 served in Bengal Army, long time in the Punjab in educational offices. Colonel from 1883. Dr. of Oriental Learning 1890 Lahore. Married 1866 Helen Maria Sophia Westmacott (d. 1875),…

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HOLLINGS, William

HOLLINGS, William. Calcutta 1810 — near Cawnpore 1857. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of a merchant, lost his father in 1815 and was sent to London for education. Cadet of E.I.C. 1826 and left for Calcutta. Learned quickly Hindustani and soon became an Interpreter. Served in different parts of…

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HAY, William Edmund

HAY, William Edmund. near Bath 31.1.1805 — 1879. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer in India. Born in a gentry family, son of James Hay and Mary Ramsay. Cadet of E.I.C. 1821. Participated in Afghan War, in 1844 departed from army because of personal problems (unhappy marriage). Travelled and worked as postmaster…

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HAWKES, Henry Philip

HAWKES, Henry Philip. 1834 — 1900. British Colonial Officer in India. Colonel (1886), 1894 Lieutenant-General. Married 1855 Louisa Mary Shepherd (d. 1895), two daughters and two sons, and 1897 Sarah Anne Dewrance. Publications: Brief Sketch of the Gold, Silver, and Copper Coinage of Mysore. 35 p. Bangalore 1856. – “Memorandum…

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HARRIS, Claudius

HARRIS, Claudius. India 1826 — 1862. British Colonial Officer in India. In India from 1846. He was Captain in Madras Light Cavalry, when he sketched Mandu in 1852, still 1857. In 1861 living in Oxford. Married Alicia Maria Shirley (d. 1857). Publications: The Ruins of Mandoo, the ancient Mahommedan Capital…

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GRINDLAY, Robert Melville

GRINDLAY, Robert Melville. St.Marylebone 1786 — 1877. British Colonial Officer and Artist in India, then Businessman in London. Son of a merchant. Arrived in 1803 (when 17) and served 1804-20 in Bombay Native Infantry. Retired as Captain and returned to England. In 1828 started an agency house, Leslie & Grindlay (the…

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GRIGSON, Wilfrid Vernon

GRIGSON, Wilfrid Vernon. Pelynt, Cornwall 11.10.1896 — Vehari, Punjab 26.11.1948. Sir. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Canon William Shuckforth Gr. and Mary Beatrice Boldero. Esucated in Leatherhead, Surrey, and Oxford (Christ Church). Served in WW I and after was joined I.C.S. Served in Bastar, where he met Gonds.…

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