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Cavagnari, Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon (1841–1879), army and political officer in India, was born on 4 July 1841 at Stenay, département of the Meuse, France; he was the son of General Adolphe Cavagnari, an Italian of 'an ancient and noble Parmesan family' (...

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Douglas, Sir Howard, third baronet (1776–1861), army officer and colonial official, the third son of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Douglas, first baronet (d. 1789), and his second wife, Sarah (d. 16 Aug 1779), the daughter of James Wood, was born at Gosport, Hampshire...

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Doyle, Sir Charles Hastings (1804–1883), army officer and colonial administrator in Canada, the eldest son of Lieutenant-General Sir Charles William Doyle, CB GCH (1770–1842), and his wife, Sophia Cramer, the daughter of Sir John Coghill, was born on 10 April 1804 in London...

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Drummond, Thomas (1797–1840), administrator in Ireland and military engineer, was born in Castle Street, Edinburgh, on 10 October 1797. His father, James Drummond (1764/5–1800), a member of the Society of Writers to the Signet, belonged to an old landed Scottish family. In 1792 ...

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Durand, Sir Henry Marion (1812–1871), army and political officer in India, was born on 6 November 1812 at Coulandon, France. The Life (1883) by his son gave neither Durand's father's nor his mother's name. However, Durand was apparently the illegitimate son of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Percy (1785–1825)...

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Edwardes, Sir Herbert Benjamin (1819–1868), army and political officer in India, was born on 12 November 1819 at Frodesley, Shropshire, the second son of the Revd Benjamin Edwardes (1790–1822), who had succeeded his own the Revd Sir John Thomas Cholmondeley Edwardes, eighth baronet, as rector of ...

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Glover, Sir John Hawley (1829–1885), naval officer and colonial administrator, was born at Yately, near Farnborough, Hampshire, on 24 February 1829, the son of the Revd Frederick Robert Augustus Glover (d. 1881) and his first wife, Mary Broughton (d. 1841), second daughter of ...

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Keppel, Sir George Olof Roos- [formerly George Olof Roos] (1866–1921), army officer and administrator in India, was born at 10 Norfolk Street, Park Lane, London on 7 September 1866, the eldest son of Gustaf Ehrenreich Roos, corn merchant, a Swede who had settled in ...

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Maitland, Sir Thomas (1760–1824), army officer and colonial official, was born on 10 March 1760, probably at the family seat, Hatton House, Ratho, Edinburghshire, the second surviving son of James Maitland, seventh earl of Lauderdale (1718–1789), and his wife, Mary Turner (1733/4–1789), daughter and coheir of ...

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Monckton, Robert (1726–1782), army officer and colonial administrator, was born on 24 June 1726, the second son of John Monckton, later first Viscount Galway (1694/5–1751), of Cavil and Hodroyd in Yorkshire, and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Manners (c.1709–1730). He entered Westminster School...