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H. M. Chichester

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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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A. J. Arbuthnot

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Briggs, John (1785–1875), army officer in the East India Company, eldest child of James Briggs (d. c.1830), of Scottish descent, physician-general of Madras, and his first wife, Martha (d. c.1788), daughter of John Bryan Pybus, of the Madras civil service...

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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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Burrell, Litellus (1753–1827), army officer in the East India Company, was born in 1753. Nothing is known of his parents (it is just possible that he was related to the Littelus Birrell born in Edinburghshire in 1712) or his life until he was 17, when he set off for ...

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Caldwell, Sir James Lillyman (1770–1863), army officer in the East India Company, born at Greenwich on 22 November 1770, was the son of Major Arthur Caldwell (d. 26 Jan 1786) of the Bengal Engineers, who died at Benares, and his wife, Elizabeth Weed (...

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Chalmers, Sir John (1756–1819), army officer in the East India Company, was a younger son of Patrick Chalmers of Balnacraig, near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, and went to India as an ensign in the Madras infantry in 1775. He was promoted lieutenant in 1780, and won a reputation by his heroic defence of ...

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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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Coffin, Sir Isaac Campbell (bap. 1801, d. 1872), army officer in the East India Company, son of Admiral Francis Holmes Coffin RN, was baptized on 24 August 1801 at St Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent. He was educated partly in France, and entered the military service of the ...

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Cubbon, Sir Mark (1784–1861), army officer in the East India Company, son of the Revd Thomas Cubbon, belonged to an old Manx family, and arrived in India in 1800 as a cadet for the Madras infantry. He was appointed a lieutenant in the ...

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Cunningham, Joseph Davey (1812–1851), army officer in the East India Company and historian, was born in Lambeth on 9 June 1812, the eldest son of Allan Cunningham (1784–1842), Scottish poet and author, and his wife, Jean, née Walker (1791–1864). Among his brothers were ...