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Abell, Sir George Edmond Brackenbury (1904–1989), administrator in India, was born on 22 June 1904 in Sanderstead, Surrey, the eldest in the family of two sons and two daughters of George Foster Abell, director of Lloyds Bank, and his wife, Jessie Elizabeth Brackenbury...

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Arthur, Sir George, first baronet (1784–1854), colonial official, the youngest son of John Arthur of Plymouth, maltster, brewer, landowner, councillor, mayor, and 'gentleman', and of Catherine, daughter of Thomas Cornish, 'gentleman' of East Portlemouth, near Salcombe, was born in ...

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Barwell, Richard (1741–1804), East India Company servant, was born in Calcutta on 8 October 1741, the second of the four sons of William Barwell (1705–1769), governor of Fort William, Bengal (1748–9), afterwards a director of the East India Company, and his third wife, ...

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Beadon, Sir Cecil (1816–1880), administrator in India, born on 22 December 1816, was the youngest son of Richard Beadon (son of Richard Beadon, bishop of Bath and Wells) and his wife, Annabella A'Court. Educated at Eton College and Shrewsbury School, Beadon joined the ...

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Bradford, Sir Edward Ridley Colborne, first baronet (1836–1911), administrator in India and police officer, was born on 27 July 1836 at Hambleden Cottage, Buckinghamshire, the second son of William Mussage Kirkwall Bradford (1806–1872), who was rector successively of Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire; Weeke, Hampshire...

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Burke, William (1728x30–1798), political writer and administrator in India, was the eldest son of John Burke (d. 1764), attorney, of St Marylebone, London, and Plaistow, Essex, and his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Burke, a London vintner. He entered Westminster School...

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Butler, Sir Montagu Sherard Dawes (1873–1952), administrator in India and college head, born at Julian Hill, Harrow, on 19 May 1873, was the third son of Spencer Perceval Butler, barrister, of Lincoln's Inn, later conveyancing counsel to the High Court of Justice and the ...

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Butler, Sir (Spencer) Harcourt (1869–1938), administrator in India, was born in London on 1 August 1869, the second of the nine sons of Spencer Perceval Butler, barrister, of Lincoln's Inn, conveyancing counsel to the office of works, and his wife, Mary, only child of the ...

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Carmichael, Thomas David Gibson, Baron Carmichael (1859–1926), administrator in India and art collector, was born at Castlecraig, near Edinburgh, on 18 March 1859, the eldest son of the Revd Sir William Henry Gibson Carmichael, tenth baronet (1827–1891), and his wife, Eleanora Anne (...

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Colebrooke, Henry Thomas (1765–1837), administrator in India and scholar, was born in London on 15 June 1765, youngest son of Sir George Colebrooke, second baronet (1729–1809), banker and for four years chairman of the East India Company (1769–73), and his wife, Mary, daughter of ...

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Doyle, Sir Charles Hastings (1804–1883), army officer and colonial administrator in Canada, the eldest son of Lieutenant-General Sir Charles William Doyle, CB GCH (1770–1842), and his wife, Sophia Cramer, the daughter of Sir John Coghill, was born on 10 April 1804 in London...

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D'Oyly, Sir Charles, seventh baronet (1781–1845), administrator in India and artist, born at Murshidabad, India, in September 1781 and baptized on 16 September 1781, was the elder son of Sir John Hadley D'Oyly, sixth baronet (1754–1818), the East India Company's resident at the court of the ...

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Dundas, Lawrence John Lumley, second marquess of Zetland (1876–1961), administrator in India, politician, and author, was born in London on 11 June 1876, the elder surviving son of Lawrence Dundas, third earl, later first marquess, of Zetland (1844–1929), viceroy of Ireland (1889–92), and his wife, ...

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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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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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Glover, Sir John Hawley (1829–1885), naval officer and colonial administrator, was born at Yately, near Farnborough, Hampshire, on 24 February 1829, the son of the Revd Frederick Robert Augustus Glover (d. 1881) and his first wife, Mary Broughton (d. 1841), second daughter of ...

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Gorst, Sir (John) Eldon [formerly John Lowndes Gorst] (1861–1911), diplomatist and colonial administrator, was born on 25 June 1861 in Auckland, New Zealand, the eldest of seven children of Sir John Eldon Gorst (1835–1916), politician, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, née Moore (1835–1914)...

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Griffin, Sir Lepel Henry (1838–1908), administrator in India, was born on 20 July 1838 at Watford, Hertfordshire, where his father, a Church of England clergyman, was serving as locum tenens. He was the only son among the three children of Henry Griffin, perpetual curate of ...

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Gunn, Ronald Campbell (1808–1881), naturalist and colonial official, was born in Cape Town on 4 April 1808, the son of an army officer, William Gunn (d. 1826), and his wife, Margaret, née Wilson (d. 1812). After a period spent as a child on ...

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Habersham, James (1713–1775), benefactor and colonial official, was born in June 1713 at Beverley, Yorkshire, the son of James Habersham (d. in or after 1736), a dyer and innkeeper, and Elizabeth, née Sisson (d. 1720). Upon his mother's death, his father apprenticed him, aged seven, to his uncle, ...