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Clive, Robert, first Baron Clive of Plassey (1725–1774), army officer in the East India Company and administrator in India, was born on 29 September 1725 at Styche Hall, Moreton Say, near Market Drayton in Shropshire, the eldest of the thirteen children of Richard Clive (...

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Conolly, Arthur (1807–1842?), army officer in the East India Company, was born on 2 July 1807, third of the six sons of Valentine Conolly (d. 2 Dec 1819) of 37 Portland Place, London, who made a rapid fortune in India at the close of the eighteenth century, and his wife, ...

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Hodson, William Stephen Raikes (1821–1858), army officer in the East India Company, was born on 19 March 1821 at Maisemore Court, near Gloucester, third son of the Revd George Hodson, chaplain to the bishop of Gloucester and later archdeacon of Stafford and canon of ...

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Kirkpatrick, William (1754–1812), army officer in the East India Company and diplomatist, was the illegitimate son of James Kirkpatrick (1730–1818), a colonel in the East India Company's army, and Mrs Booth, wife of a London solicitor. Born in Ireland, Kirkpatrick was raised at boarding-school, supported but unacknowledged by his father. In 1771 his father, ...

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Lawrence, Sir Henry Montgomery (1806–1857), army officer in the East India Company, was born on 28 June 1806 at Matura, Ceylon, the fourth son of Colonel Alexander William Lawrence (1762×7–1835), an officer serving in the 19th foot, and his wife, Catherine Letitia (1774–1846)...

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Lawrence, Stringer (1697–1775), army officer in the East India Company, was born in Hereford on 24 February 1697 and baptized on 27 February at All Saints' Church, Hereford, son of John Lawrence and his wife, Mary. His military career began at the rather late age of thirty as an ensign in ...

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Munro, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1761–1827), army officer in the East India Company and administrator in India, was born on 27 May 1761 at Glasgow, the second of the seven children of Alexander Munro (d. 1809), a Glasgow merchant trading with Virginia...

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Neill, James George Smith (1810–1857), army officer in the East India Company, was born on 27 May 1810 at Craigie, near Ayr, the eldest son of Colonel William Neill of Burnweill and Swendridge, Muir, Ayrshire, and his wife, Caroline, whose maiden name was ...

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Nicholson, John (1821–1857), army officer in the East India Company, eldest son of Dr Alexander Nicholson, a successful Dublin physician, was born in Dublin on 11 December 1821.

Dr Nicholson died in 1830, leaving a widow, two daughters, and five sons. The family moved to ...

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Nott, Sir William (1782–1845), army officer in the East India Company, was born on 20 January 1782 near Neath, Glamorgan, the second son of Charles Nott of Shobdon in Herefordshire and his wife, a Miss Bailey of Seething, near Loddon, in Norfolk. His family had for many generations been yeomen. At a school in ...

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Ochterlony, Sir David, first baronet (1758–1825), army officer in the East India Company, was born on 12 February 1758 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the eldest of three sons of David Ochterlony (d. 1765), a Scottish-born merchant sea captain, and his American-born wife, ...

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Outram, Sir James, first baronet (1803–1863), army officer in the East India Company, second son of Benjamin Outram (bap. 1764, d. 1805), civil engineer and ironmaster, of Butterley Hall, Derbyshire, and his wife, Margaret (1778–1863), daughter of Dr James Anderson of Mounie, Aberdeenshire...

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Palmer, William (1740–1816), army officer in the East India Company and diplomatist, was the son of Samuel Palmer of Holborn Yard, London, and his wife, Frances. He joined the British army, serving in the West Indies where in St Kitts in 1761 he married ...

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Pottinger, Sir Henry, first baronet (1789–1856), army officer in the East India Company and colonial governor, was born at Mount Pottinger, co. Down, Ireland, on 3 October 1789, the fifth son of Eldred Curwen Pottinger, a descendant of the Pottingers of Berkshire, and his wife, ...

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Roberts, Sir Abraham (1784–1873), army officer in the East India Company, was born on 11 April 1784 at Waterford, the third son of the Revd John Roberts (d. 1815), rector of Ballymacward, and his wife, Anne (d. 1833), daughter of the ...

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Sleeman, Sir William Henry (1788–1856), army officer in the East India Company and administrator in India, born at Stratton, Cornwall, on 18 August 1788, was the son of Captain Philip Sleeman (d. 1798) of Pool Park, St Tudy, Cornwall, yeoman and supervisor of ...

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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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Tripe, Linnaeus (1822–1902), photographer and army officer in the East India Company, was born on 14 April 1822 at 4 St Aubyn Street, Plymouth Dock (renamed Devonport in 1824), the ninth of the twelve children of Cornelius Tripe FRCS (1785–1860), surgeon, JP, and alderman of ...

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Wade, Sir Claude Martine (1794–1861), army officer in the East India Company, son of Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Wade (d. 12 Sept 1807), Bengal army, from Ireland, and his wife, Maria Anne (1774/5–1863), eldest daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Ross RM, was born in Bengal...