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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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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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Campbell, Sir John (1802–1878), army officer in the East India Company, was born at Kingsburgh in the island of Skye, the eldest son of John Campbell (1771–1827) of Lochend, Argyll, and Annabella, daughter of John Campbell of Melfort. He was commissioned ensign in the ...

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Duff, James Cuninghame Grant (1789–1858), army officer in the East India Company and historian, was born on 8 July 1789 in Banff, the eldest son of John Grant (d. 1799) of Kincardine O'Neil and Margaret Miln Duff (d. 1824) of Eden...

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Jack, Alexander (1805–1857), army officer in the East India Company, was born in Old Machar, Aberdeen, on 19 October 1805 into the family of four sons and two daughters of Revd William Jack (1815–1854), principal of University and King's College, Aberdeen, and Grace (1773–1850)...

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Smith, Richard Baird (1818–1861), army officer in the East India Company, born at Lasswade, Midlothian, on 31 December 1818, was the son of Richard Smith (1794–1863), surgeon, Royal Navy, of Lasswade, where he was in successful private practice, and his wife, Margaret Young (1800–1829)...

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Richard Baird Smith (1818–1861) by unknown photographer, c. 1860 The British Library

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Tennant, Sir James (1789–1854), army officer in the East India Company, second son of William Tennant, merchant, of Ayr, and his wife, Wilhelmina Ramsay, daughter of Dr William Dalrymple, was born at Ayr on 21 April 1789. He was educated at the Royal Military College, Marlow...

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Thomson, George (1799–1886), army officer in the East India Company, second of six sons of George Thomson of Fairley, Aberdeenshire, formerly purser, East India Company service, and his wife, Agnes, daughter of Bailie John Dingwall of Rannieston, Aberdeenshire, was born at Fairley on 19 September 1799. He was educated by a private tutor and at ...