TICKELL, Samuel Richard

TICKELL, Samuel Richard. Cuttack 19.8.1811 — Cheltenham 20.4.1875. British Colonial Officer and Zoologist in India and Burma. Son of an officer, Richard T. and his wife Mary. Trained at Addiscombe 1827-29 and joined Bengal Native Infantry. From 1834 served under Hodgson in Kathmandu, until 1843, then Political Agent in Singbhum.…

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TENNENT, James Emerson

TENNENT, James Emerson (until 1832 James Emerson). Belfast 7.4.1804 — London 6.3.1869. Sir (Bart). British (of Northern Ireland) Lawyer, Administrator and Politician in Sri Lanka. Son of William Emerson, a merchant in Belfast, and Sarah Arbuthnot. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin. In 1824 he traveled in Greece. In 1831 called…

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TEMPLE, Richard Carnac

TEMPLE, Richard Carnac. Allahabad 15.10.1850 — Territet, Switzerland 3.3.1931. Sir (2nd Bart.). British Colonial Officer in India and Burma, Indologist, Ethnologist and Historian. Son of Sir Richard T. (1826–1902), a well known and original Civil Servant in India, and Charlotte Martindale (d. 1855). Educated at Harrow and from 1868 at…

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TAYLOR, Philip Meadows

TAYLOR, Philip Meadows. Liverpool 25.9.1808 — Menton, Southern France 13.5.1876. British Administrator and Author in India. Son of a merchant, the elder Ph.M.T., and Jane Mitford. He came to India in the age of 15 as a clerk to a Bombay merchant, but soon (1824) took the service under the…

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PRICE, William (elder)

PRICE, William. Worcester 1780 (or 1771 acc. to G.-V.) — ?.6.1830. British Colonial Officer and Oriental Scholar in India. In 1811-12 Assistant Secretary and Interpreter of Gore Ouseley’s mission to Persia. He kept a detailed diary, draw buildings and landscapes and copied cuneiform inscriptions. Returned to England he concentrated on…

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PRICE, David

PRICE, David. Merthyr Cynog near Brecon 1762 — 16.12.1835. British Colonial Officer in India, Persian Scholar and Historian. Major. Served in India in 1781–1805. Son of David Price, a curate, lost early his father. “Educated at Brecknock and Jesus College, Cambridge; Sizar; enlisted the E.I.Co.’s service, went to India 1781;…

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POTTINGER, Henry

POTTINGER, Henry. Ballymacarrett, co. Down 3.10.1788 — Malta 18.3.1855. Sir (Bart). British Colonial Officer in India. Born in a Berkshire family settled in Ireland. “Son of Eldred Curwen P., educated at Belfast; went to sea and to India [1804] to join the marine service, but entered the Army in Bombay…

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PHAYRE, Arthur Purves

PHAYRE, Arthur Purves. Shrewsbury 7.5.1812 — Bray near Dublin 14.12.1885. Sir. British Colonial Officer and Burmese Scholar. In Burma 1834-74. Son of Richard Ph. and Maria Ridgeway. “Educated in Shrewsbury, entered the Bengal Army, 1828. Served in the administration of Burma, 1834-48, in the Panjab, 1848-9; Commissioner of Arakan, 1849,…

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VAUGHAN, John Luther

VAUGHAN, John Luther. Leicester St. Martin 6.3.1820 — Tunbridge, Kent 2.1.1911. Sir. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of Rev. Edward Thomas V. and Agnes Pares, educated at Rugby. Joined Indian Army in 1840, served in Maharajpur. In 1855 in Crimea. In 1857 commanded a Field Force in the Yusafzai…

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YOUNGHUSBAND, Francis Edward

YOUNGHUSBAND, Francis Edward. Murree, Rawalpindi dt. 31.5.1863 — Lytchett Minster, Dorset 31.7.1942. Sir. British Colonial Officer, Diplomate, Traveller, and Central Asian Scholar. In 1882-1909 in India and Asia. Son of Major (then Major-General) John William Y. (1823–1907, in India 1840–70) and Clara Jane Shaw (sister of —> Robert Shaw). Educated…

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