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Beckett, Ronald Brymer (1891–1970), administrator in India and art historian, was born on 17 January 1891 in Micklefield Terrace, Rawdon, Yorkshire, the son of James Robertson Beckett (1855–1923), manager in a firm of silk and woollen merchants, and his wife, Annie Bertha Murray (1864–1952)...

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Thomas David Gibson Carmichael, Baron Carmichael (1859–1926) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1897 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Dowson, Sir Ernest MacLeod (1876–1950), colonial administrator and expert on land registration, was born on 19 November 1876 in India, the only son of Ernest Dowson, superintendent of the Indian government telegraph department. He was educated at the Isle of Wight College and the ...

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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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Sir Charles D'Oyly, seventh baronet (1781–1845) by George Chinnery HSBC Holdings plc

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Ferguson, George Ekem (1864–1897), surveyor and colonial agent, was born on 14 July 1864 at Anomabu, in the British west African colony of the Gold Coast, the surviving twin son of Robert Archibald Ferguson, a commercial agent for A. and F. Swanzy, and his wife, ...

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Heaphy, Charles (1820?–1881), artist and colonial official in New Zealand, was born in London, probably in 1820, the younger son (there were also three daughters) of the watercolourist and portrait painter Thomas Heaphy (1775–1835), and his first wife, Mary Stevenson (d...

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Lockhart, Sir James Haldane Stewart (1858–1937), colonial official and art collector, was born on 25 May 1858 in the ancestral home of Ardsheal in Argyll, Scotland, the sixth of the nine children of Miles Lockhart and his wife, Anna Rebecca Charlotte Stewart (...