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Blackburne, Sir William (1764–1839), army and political officer in India, was appointed to the Madras army as a cadet of native infantry in 1782, arrived at Madras in June 1783, and in 1784 served with the force employed under Colonel Fullarton in the campaign against the ...

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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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Sir Henry Marion Durand (1812–1871) by unknown engraver, pubd 1883 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Sir Herbert Benjamin Edwardes (1819–1868) by Ross & Thomson, c. 1860 [with his wife, Emma Sidney] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Shakespear, Sir Richmond Campbell (1812–1861), army and political officer in India, youngest son of John Talbot Shakespear, of the Bengal civil service, and Emily (eldest daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray of the Bengal civil service and his wife, Amelia Richmond Webb), was born in ...

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Sir Richmond Campbell Shakespear (1812–1861) by Charles Grant, 1842 The British Library

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Sladen, Sir Edward Bosc (1827–1890), army and political officer in India, born at Madras on 20 November 1827, was the son of Dr Ramsey Sladen (1782–1861), physician-general of the East India Company's service, and his second wife, Emma (d. 1850), daughter of ...