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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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Brooke, Robert (1744–1811), army officer in the East India Company and colonial governor, was the second son of Robert Brooke (1710–1784), an artist, of Rantavan, co. Cavan, and his wife and cousin, Honor (d. 1800), daughter of Henry Brooke, rector of Kinawley, co. Fermanagh...

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Clive, Robert, first Baron Clive of Plassey (1725–1774), army officer in the East India Company and administrator in India, was born on 29 September 1725 at Styche Hall, Moreton Say, near Market Drayton in Shropshire, the eldest of the thirteen children of Richard Clive (...

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Close, Sir Barry, baronet (1756–1813), army officer in the East India Company and political officer in India, was born on 3 December 1756 at Elm Park, co. Armagh, the third son in the family of four sons and five daughters of Maxwell Close (...

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Low, Sir John (1788–1880), army officer in the East India Company and political officer in India, born at Clatto, near Cupar, Fife, on 13 December 1788, was the eldest son of Captain Robert Low of Clatto, and his wife, the daughter of Dr Robert Malcolm...

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Sir Thomas Munro, first baronet (1761–1827) by Ramsay Richard Reinagle Oriental Club; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Munro, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1761–1827), army officer in the East India Company and administrator in India, was born on 27 May 1761 at Glasgow, the second of the seven children of Alexander Munro (d. 1809), a Glasgow merchant trading with Virginia...

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Parker, Sir George, fourth baronet (1813–1857), army officer in the East India Company and administrator in India, was born in London on 3 February 1813, the second son of Vice-Admiral Sir William George Parker, second baronet (d. 1848), of Harburn, Warwickshire, and his wife, ...

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Pottinger, Sir Henry, first baronet (1789–1856), army officer in the East India Company and colonial governor, was born at Mount Pottinger, co. Down, Ireland, on 3 October 1789, the fifth son of Eldred Curwen Pottinger, a descendant of the Pottingers of Berkshire, and his wife, ...

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Sir Henry Pottinger, first baronet (1789–1856) by Sir Francis Grant, 1845 © Crown copyright in photograph: UK Government Art Collection