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Fletcher, Sir Henry, first baronet (1727?–1807), politician and director of the East India Company, was the seventh child of John Fletcher of Clea Hall, Cumberland, and his second wife, Isabella, daughter and coheir of John Senhouse of Netherhall, Cumberland. He joined the naval service of the ...

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French, Robert (1716–1779), landowner and politician, was the eldest son of Patrick French (d. 1744), barrister, and Jane Digby, the daughter of Simon Digby, successively bishop of Limerick and Elphin. The Frenches, of Anglo-Norman origins, had settled originally in the port of ...

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Gregory, Robert (1729?–1810), director of the East India Company and politician, was born in co. Galway, Ireland. Little is known of his background other than that he was the son of Henry Gregory of Galway and his wife, Mary, daughter of Robert Shaw...

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Lascelles, Henry (bap. 1690, d. 1753), merchant and politician, was baptized on 20 December 1690 at All Saints' Church, Northallerton, Yorkshire, the fifth son and with his twin sister, Hannah (d. 1724), the seventh and eighth of the nine children of Daniel Lascelles (1655–1734)...

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Mangles, Ross Donnelly (1801–1877), East India Company servant and politician, son of James Mangles MP (d. 1838), of Woodbridge, Guildford, and his wife, Mary, youngest daughter of John Hughes of Guildford, was born on 10 September 1801. He was educated at Eton College...

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Norris, Sir William, baronet (1658–1702), politician and East India Company servant, was born on 3 February 1658, the son of Thomas Norris (c.1618–1686) of Speke Hall, Lancashire, and Katherine (b. 1632), daughter of Sir Henry Garway (or Garraway), lord mayor of ...

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Sulivan, Laurence (c. 1713–1786), director of the East India Company and politician, is thought to have been the illegitimate son of Philip O'Sullivan (bap. 1682, d. 1737) of co. Cork, Ireland. Nothing is known of his life until he went to India...

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Sullivan, John (1749–1839), East India Company servant and politician, was born on 7 April 1749 in Cork, co. Cork, the second of three sons of Benjamin Sullivan (1720–1767), clerk of the crown for the counties of Cork and Waterford, and Bridget (d...

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Sykes, Sir Francis, first baronet (bap. 1730, d. 1804), East India Company servant and politician, was baptized on 22 May 1730 in Thornhill, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the youngest of the six children then living of Francis Sykes (bap. 1682, ...