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H. M. Chichester

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Baillie, William (d. 1782), army officer in the East India Company, is of unknown origins. He entered the army of the East India Company on 18 October 1759 as an infantry lieutenant at Madras and subsequently attained the ranks of brevet-captain (5 September 1763), substantive captain (2 April 1764), major (12 April 1772), and lieutenant-colonel (29 December 1775). ...

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A. J. Arbuthnot

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Briggs, John (1785–1875), army officer in the East India Company, eldest child of James Briggs (d. c.1830), of Scottish descent, physician-general of Madras, and his first wife, Martha (d. c.1788), daughter of John Bryan Pybus, of the Madras civil service...

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Brooke, Robert (1744–1811), army officer in the East India Company and colonial governor, was the second son of Robert Brooke (1710–1784), an artist, of Rantavan, co. Cavan, and his wife and cousin, Honor (d. 1800), daughter of Henry Brooke, rector of Kinawley, co. Fermanagh...

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Burrell, Litellus (1753–1827), army officer in the East India Company, was born in 1753. Nothing is known of his parents (it is just possible that he was related to the Littelus Birrell born in Edinburghshire in 1712) or his life until he was 17, when he set off for ...

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Caldwell, Sir James Lillyman (1770–1863), army officer in the East India Company, born at Greenwich on 22 November 1770, was the son of Major Arthur Caldwell (d. 26 Jan 1786) of the Bengal Engineers, who died at Benares, and his wife, Elizabeth Weed (...

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Chalmers, Sir John (1756–1819), army officer in the East India Company, was a younger son of Patrick Chalmers of Balnacraig, near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, and went to India as an ensign in the Madras infantry in 1775. He was promoted lieutenant in 1780, and won a reputation by his heroic defence of ...

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Close, Sir Barry, baronet (1756–1813), army officer in the East India Company and political officer in India, was born on 3 December 1756 at Elm Park, co. Armagh, the third son in the family of four sons and five daughters of Maxwell Close (...

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Coffin, Sir Isaac Campbell (bap. 1801, d. 1872), army officer in the East India Company, son of Admiral Francis Holmes Coffin RN, was baptized on 24 August 1801 at St Mary the Virgin, Dover, Kent. He was educated partly in France, and entered the military service of the ...

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Cubbon, Sir Mark (1784–1861), army officer in the East India Company, son of the Revd Thomas Cubbon, belonged to an old Manx family, and arrived in India in 1800 as a cadet for the Madras infantry. He was appointed a lieutenant in the ...

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Cunningham, Joseph Davey (1812–1851), army officer in the East India Company and historian, was born in Lambeth on 9 June 1812, the eldest son of Allan Cunningham (1784–1842), Scottish poet and author, and his wife, Jean, née Walker (1791–1864). Among his brothers were ...

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Daly, Sir Henry Dermot (1821–1895), army officer in the East India Company, was born on 25 October 1821 at Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, the younger son of Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Dermot Daly (d. July 1857), 4th light dragoons, of Daly's Grove, co. Galway...

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Eyre, Sir Vincent (1811–1881), army officer in the East India Company, was born at Portsdown, near Portsmouth, on 22 January 1811, the third son of Captain Henry Eyre, of an old family of Derbyshire cavaliers, and Mary, daughter of J. Concannon of Loughrea, co. Galway, Ireland...

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Fraser, James Stuart, of Ardachy (1783–1869), army officer in the East India Company, was the youngest son of Colonel Charles Fraser of that ilk (d. 1795), of Ardachy, Inverness-shire, a scion of the house of Lovat, who fought as a marine officer under ...

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Galloway, Sir Archibald (bap. 1780, d. 1850), army officer in the East India Company and writer, was baptized at Blairgowrie, Perthshire, on 12 February 1780. He was the son of James Galloway and Margaret, née Forester, of Perth. He obtained a cadetship in 1799, and on 29 October 1800 was appointed ensign in the ...

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Grant, Sir Patrick (1804–1895), army officer in the East India Company, was born on 11 September 1804 at Auchterblair, Inverness-shire, the second son of Major John Grant, 97th foot, and his wife, Anna Trapaud Grant. On 16 July 1820 Grant was commissioned an ensign in the ...

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Hartley, James (bap. 1744, d. 1799), army officer in the East India Company, was born in Malton, North Yorkshire, and baptized on 2 April 1744 at St Leonard's Church, New Malton. He was the son of John Hartley, excise officer, and his wife, ...

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Jacob, Sir George Le Grand (1805–1881), army officer in the East India Company, the fifth son and youngest child of John Jacob (1765–1840) [see under Jacob, Edward (1710?-1788)], and his wife, Anna Maria Le Grand, was born at his father's residence, ...

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Keigwin, Richard (d. 1690), naval and army officer in the East India Company, was the third son of Richard Keigwin (1605–1647) of Penzance and Margaret, daughter of Nicholas Godolphin of Trewarveneth. In 1665 he was appointed lieutenant of the Santa Maria, one of the ...

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William Kirkpatrick (1754–1812) by Thomas Hickey, c. 1799–1800 [with his assistants] National Gallery of Ireland