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Beatson, Alexander (1759–1830), army officer in the East India Company and colonial governor, was born on 24 October 1759 at Dundee. He was the second son of the three sons and one daughter of Robert Beatson (b. 1730), of Kilrie, Fife, and his wife, ...

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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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Robert Clive, first Baron Clive of Plassey (1725–1774) by Nathaniel Dance, c. 1770 National Trust Photographic Library / John Hammond

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Kennaway, Sir John, first baronet (1758–1836), army officer in the East India Company and diplomatist, was born on 6 March 1758 in Exeter, the third of six children of William Kennaway (1717–1793), woollen merchant, and his wife, Frances (1722–1788), the daughter of Aaron Tozer...

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Sir Thomas Munro, first baronet (1761–1827) by Ramsay Richard Reinagle Oriental Club; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Parker, Sir George, fourth baronet (1813–1857), army officer in the East India Company and administrator in India, was born in London on 3 February 1813, the second son of Vice-Admiral Sir William George Parker, second baronet (d. 1848), of Harburn, Warwickshire, and his wife, ...