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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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Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari (1841–1879) by John Burke, 1878–9 [centre, with the sirdars] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cavagnari, Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon (1841–1879), army and political officer in India, was born on 4 July 1841 at Stenay, département of the Meuse, France; he was the son of General Adolphe Cavagnari, an Italian of 'an ancient and noble Parmesan family' (...

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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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Coote, Sir Charles, first baronet (d. 1642), soldier and political administrator, was the elder of the two sons of Sir Nicholas Coote and his second wife, Eleanor Stanhope. Sir Nicholas had been a retainer of the duke of Norfolk, in whose cause he struck the attorney-general, for which he was fined ...

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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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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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A. J. Arbuthnot

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Mackenzie, Colin (1806–1881), army and political officer in India, born in London on 25 March 1806, was the penultimate son of Kenneth Francis Mackenzie (1748–1831) and his wife, Anne, née Townsend (d. 1846). His father, of the Redcastle branch of Mackenzies, was a barrister, plantation owner, and attorney-general of ...

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Macpherson, Samuel Charters (1806–1860), army and political officer in India, born in Old Aberdeen on 7 January 1806, elder brother of John Macpherson (1817–1890) and of William Macpherson (1812–1893), was the second son of Hugh Macpherson, professor of Greek at University and King's College, Aberdeen...

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McCulloch, William (1816–1885), army and political officer in India, the eldest son of John Ramsay McCulloch (1789–1864), political economist, and his wife, Isabella, née Stewart (d. 1867), was born on 28 February 1816 in the parish of St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh. He attended the ...

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Merewether, Sir William Lockyer (1825–1880), army and political officer in India, son of Serjeant Henry Alworth Merewether (1780/81–1864) and his first wife, Eliza Maria Lockyer, was born at 51 Chancery Lane, London, on 6 February 1825. Educated at Westminster School, he entered the ...

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William Broadfoot

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Pelly, Sir Lewis (1825–1892), army and political officer in India, was born at Hyde House, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Gloucestershire, on 14 November 1825, the youngest son of John Hinde Pelly (1786–1852) of Bristol and the Bombay civil service, and his wife, Elizabeth Lewis (1781/2–1852)...

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Sandeman, Sir Robert Groves (1835–1892), army officer in the East India Company and political officer in India, was born on 25 February 1835 in Perth, Scotland, the second of four sons in a family of ten children of General Robert Turnbull Sandeman (1804–1876)...

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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 ...

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