Elliot, Robert James (1790–1849), naval officer and topographical draughtsman, was born on 12 May 1790 in Wheldrake, Yorkshire, and baptized there on 30 May, the son of the Revd Robert Elliot (a younger brother of the governor-general of Bengal, Gilbert Elliot Murray Kynynmound, ...
Findlay, Alexander George, the younger (1812–1875), geographer and hydrographer, was born in London on 6 January 1812.
His father, Alexander Findlay the elder (1790–1870), engraver and cartographic and hydrographic publisher, was born on 7 December 1788 in Bermondsey, Surrey (where he was baptized at ...
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R. H. Vetch
revised by Elizabeth Baigent
Montgomerie, Thomas George (1830–1878), army officer and geographer, fourth son of Colonel W. E. Montgomerie of the Ayrshire yeomanry and of Annick Lodge, Ayrshire, was born on 23 April 1830. He was educated at Addiscombe College for the East India Company's army, and passed out first of his term, winning the Pollock medal as the most distinguished cadet. He was gazetted a second lieutenant in the ...
A. H. Millar
revised by M. R. Glozier
Slezer, John (d. 1717), army officer and topographical draughtsman, came from a German-speaking area of Europe, perhaps the upper Rhineland, but his parentage is unknown. In his early years he may have been attached in a military capacity to the house of Orange...