WATSON, John Whaley

WATSON, John Whaley. 1838 — 1889. British Colonial Officer in India, interested in Archaeology and History. Served in Bombay Staff Corps. In the end of the 1870s President of Rājasthānik Court in Kathiawar, in 1881-89 political agent of Kathiawar Agency, as Colonel. Married Elizabeth Charlotta Watts, eight children. Watson Museum…

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WATERHOUSE, James

WATERHOUSE, James. London 24.7.1842 — Eltham 28.9.1922. British Colonial Officer and Photographer in India. Son of James William W., a solicitor. Educated at King’s College and University College School, then at Addiscombe. From 1859 Lieutenant in Royal Bengal Artillery. Served in various positions in the Survey of India, from 1875…

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RUNDALL, Frank Montagu

RUNDALL, Frank Montagu. Madras 18.5.1851 — 25.4.1930. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of General Francis Hornblow R. (1823–1908), irrigation engineer in India, and Fannu Ada Seton Burn. “Educated at Marlborough; joined the Berkshire regt., and Indian Staff Corps. Served in Upper Burma on Staff of General Lockhart, 1886-7; Chin-Lushai…

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ROSE, Horace Arthur

ROSE, Horace Arthur. East Grinstead 25.11.1867 — Saint Brélade, Jersey 18.9.1933. British Civil Servant in India. Son of a merchant. Educated at St.Paul’s School, studies at Cambridge (Emmanuel College). In 1888-1917 in I.C.S. In 1901 Census Superintendent for Pañjāb, in 1901-06 Superintendent of Ethnography for Pañjāb, in 1906-17 District and…

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RIVETT-CARNAC, John Henry

RIVETT-CARNAC, John Henry (Harry). London 16.9.1838 — Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland 11.5.1923. British Colonial Officer and Scholar of Indian Prehistory. Colonel. Born in a family with long tradition of Indian service, son of Admiral John Edward R.-C. and Maria Jane Davis. In 1858-94 worked in Bengal Civil Service (i.a. as secretary…

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RENNEL, James

RENNEL, James. Chudleigh, Devonshire 3.12.1742 — London 29.3.1830. British Colonial Officer and Geographer in India. Son of Captain John R. (of artillery), who died in action in 1747, and Anne Clarke. Educated at Chudleigh (and as a schoolboy draw a good map of the region). He joined navy in 1756…

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RAVERTY, Henry George

RAVERTY, Henry George. Falmouth, Cornwall 31.5.1825 — Grampound Road, Cornwall 20.10.1906. British Colonial Officer and Oriental (Afghan) Scholar in India. Son of Peter R., a naval surgeon of Irish background (his father was O’Raverty), educated in Falmouth and Penzance. Came to India as cadet of Welsh Fusiliers, in 1843 moved…

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RAFFLES, Thomas Stamford

RAFFLES, Thomas Stamford (Sir Stamford). on sea near Jamaica 6.7.1781 — near London 5.7.1826. British Colonial Servant and Scholar. Born on board of the Ann sailing from Jamaica to England under his father, Captain Benjamin R. Living in London, only short period at school as father had not means for his…

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TROTTER, Lionel James

TROTTER, Lionel James. Calcutta ?.9.1827 — Oxford ?.5.1912. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Edward Trotter, of Calcutta, and Sarah Dickey. “Educated at Charterhouse and Merton College, Oxford. Entered Indian Army, 1847. Served in Panjab campaign, 1848-9, at Chilianwala and Gujarat; Burma war, 1853. Commanded at Sabathu during the…

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TOD, James

TOD, James. Islington (London) 20.3.1782 — London 17.11.1835. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer, Indologist and Numismatist in India. Son of James Tod and Mary Heatly, born in London, but educated in Scotland. In 1798 became cadet, with the help of his uncle, 1799 came to Bengal. Lieutenant 1800. In 1801 was…

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