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Burnes, Sir Alexander (1805–1841), political officer in India and explorer, fourth of the five sons of James Burnes (1780–1852), provost of Montrose, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Adam Glegg, chief magistrate of Montrose, was born on 16 May 1805 in Montrose. James Burnes (1801–1862)...

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Nabakrishna [Nobkissen], maharaja (c. 1718–1797), political agent and adventurer, rendered major services to the British in their rise to power in Bengal and reaped rich rewards as a consequence. His father was a minor official in the government of the nawabs...