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Abbott, Augustus (1804–1867), army officer in the East India Company, was born in London on 7 January 1804, the eldest of five sons of Henry Alexius Abbott of Blackheath, Kent, a retired Calcutta merchant, and his wife, Margaret (1774–1853), daughter of John Welsh...

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Abbott, Sir Frederick (1805–1892), army officer in the East India Company, was the second son of Henry Alexius Abbott of Blackheath, Kent, a retired Calcutta merchant, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of William Welsh of Edinburgh, writer to the signet. He was the brother of ...

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Baillie, John (1772–1833), army officer in the East India Company and orientalist, younger son of George Baillie of Leys Castle, Inverness, and his wife, Anne (née Baillie), was born at Inverness on 10 May 1772, and entered the East India Company's service in 1790, arriving in ...

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Baillie, William (d. 1782), army officer in the East India Company, is of unknown origins. He entered the army of the East India Company on 18 October 1759 as an infantry lieutenant at Madras and subsequently attained the ranks of brevet-captain (5 September 1763), substantive captain (2 April 1764), major (12 April 1772), and lieutenant-colonel (29 December 1775). ...

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Banks, John Sherbrooke (bap. 1811, d. 1857), army officer in the East India Company, baptized at Naas, co. Kildare, Ireland, on 7 October 1811, was the son of Samuel Banks, physician in HM forces, of Burton upon Trent, and his wife, Lucinda. In 1828 he was nominated to a cadetship in the ...

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Barker, Sir Robert, baronet (c. 1732–1789), army officer in the East India Company, only son of Robert Barker MD (d. 1745), of Hammersmith, Middlesex, and his wife, Hannah Whitehead, was born about 1732 in the parish of St Anne's, Soho, London. Barker...

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Beatson, Alexander (1759–1830), army officer in the East India Company and colonial governor, was born on 24 October 1759 at Dundee. He was the second son of the three sons and one daughter of Robert Beatson (b. 1730), of Kilrie, Fife, and his wife, ...

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Birch, Sir Richard James Holwell (1803–1875), army officer in the East India Company, came of a well-known Anglo-Indian family, and was the son of Richard Comyns Birch, Bengal civil service, and his wife, Frances Jane, daughter of William Rider, sheriff of Calcutta; he was a grandson of ...

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Blacker, Valentine (1778–1823), army officer in the East India Company, was born on 19 October 1778. He obtained his commission in the Madras cavalry in 1798, and served as a cornet in the Mysore campaign of 1799, with a troop of cavalry of the ...