WESTMACOTT, G. E.

WESTMACOTT, G. E. 180? — Kabul 23.11.1841, when 35. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of G.W. Captain 1833, then Assistant to the Governments General’s Agent in North-East Frontier, visited Assam and Sindh. Publications: Wrote on archaeology and religion for the JASB. Sources: Stray notes in Internet.

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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, children. Watson Museum in Rajkot is named…

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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 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 Assistant Surveyor-General. Also…

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RUNDALL, Frank Montagu

RUNDALL, Frank Montagu. 18.5.1851 — 25.4.1930. British Colonial Officer in India. Son of General Francis Hornblow R. (1823–1908), Irrigation Engineer in India. “Educated at Marlborough; joined the Berkshire regt., and Indian Staff Corps. Served in Upper Burma on Staff of General Lockhart, 1886-7; Chin-Lushai expedition, 1889-90; commanded in the Chin…

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RIVETT-CARNAC, John Henry

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

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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 soon after JR’s birth, educated at Chudleigh. He joined navy in 1756 and came to India as midshipman in Naval service in 1760, but…

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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, educated in Falmouth and Penzance. Came to India as cadet of Welsh Fusiliers, in 1843 moved to 3rd Bombay Native Infantry. Served in…

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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; 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 mutiny. Retired, 1862.”…

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TOD, James

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

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