MARKBY, William

MARKBY, William. Duxford, Cambridgeshire 31.5.1829 — Headington, Oxford 15.10.1914. Sir. British Lawyer. Son of Rev. William Henry M., Rector of Duxford, and Sophia Randall. Educated at Bury St.Edmunds. From 1846 studies at Merton College, Oxford. Fellow of All Soul’s College and Balliol College. Called to the bar in 1856. In…

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MAINE, Henry

MAINE, Henry  James Sumner. Kelso, Roxburghshire 15.8.1822 — Cannes, France 3.2.1888. Sir. British Lawyer and Legal Historian in India. Son of Dr. James Maine and Eliza Fell, educated at Christ’s Hospital, London. From 1840 studies at Pembroke College, Cambridge (B.A.). Called to the bar from Lincoln’s Inn 1850. In 1847-54…

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GALLOWAY, Archibald

GALLOWAY, Archibald. Perth 12.2.1779 — London 6.4.1850. Sir. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer in India. Major-General. Son of James G. and Margaret Forester. Cadet 1799, joined Bengal Native Infantry in 1800, participated in the defence of Delhi and siege of Bharatpur. Colonel 1836, Major-General 1841. From 1840 one of E.I.C.’s Directors,…

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CONRAD, Dieter

CONRAD, Dieter. 1932 — 2001. German Scholar of Indian Law. Dr.iur. 1963 Heidelberg (diss. not on South Asia). Senior Research Fellow at South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, was in Charge of its Department of Law from 1963 until his retirement in 1997. Publications: “Von Der Teilung Indiens Zur Teilung Pakistans.…

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BRANDT, Francis

BRANDT, Francis. Pendleton, Lancashire 6.5.1840 — Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 17.7.1925. British Civil Servant in India. Son of Robert Brandt. Educated at Cheltenham College, became famous as cricketer. After graduation from Oxford (Brasenose College) joined I.C.S. in 1862, served in South India. From 1884 Judge in Madras High Court, retired 1887. In…

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ARBUTHNOT, Alexander John

ARBUTHNOT, Alexander John. Killaloe, Ireland 11.10.1822 — 10.6.1907. Sir. British (Irish) Civil Servant in India. Son of Alexander A. (1768–1828), Bishop of Killaloe, and Margaret Phoebe Bingham. Educated at Rugby and Haileybury. Joined I.C.S. 1842 in Madras. As Director of Public Instruction from 1855 he had an important role in…

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ADAM, Leonhard

ADAM, Leonhard. Berlin 16.12.1891 — Bonn 9.9.1960. German Ethnologist in Australia (naturalized 1956). Son of Meinhardt Michael Adam and Katharina Clare Rosa Schmidt. Gymnasium in Berlin. Studied law, economics, ethnology and Sinology at Berlin and Greifswald, LL.D. 1916. Worked as judge in Berlin, but kept his interest in ethnology and…

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WYNCH, Paul Marriot

WYNCH, Paul Marriot(t). 17?? — Hawkhurst, Kent 12.3.1841. British Civil Servant in India. Joined Bengal Civil Service in 1808. From 1818 Acting Register of Sudder dewany and Nizamut Adawlut at Fort William, then Magistrate of 24 Parganas. Judicial Deputy Secretary to Governor General Bentinck, Secretary 1828. Retired 1836. Married 1826…

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WILSON, Roland Knyvet

WILSON, Roland Knyvet. Swaffham, Norfolk 27.8.1840 — Richmond, Surrey 29.10.1919. Sir, 2nd Bart. British Lawyer. Son of Rear-Admiral George Knyvet W. and Agnes Mary Yonge. Educated at Eton, then studies at Cambridge (King’s College), B.A. 1863, M.A. 1866, LL.M. 1875. From 1867 worked as barrister, soon also journalist (in Weekly Reporter and Law…

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NELSON, James Henry

NELSON, James Henry. London 1838 — 1898. British Civil Servant in India. Studies from 1856 at Cambridge (M.A.), Fellow of King’s College. Barrister-at-law (Middle Temple, 1859). In 1861 left for Madras, served 25 years in South India. From 1876 District Judge of Cuddapah, finally in Madras High Court. Described as…

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