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Anderson, Sir George William (1791–1857), East India Company servant and colonial governor, was born in London, the son of Robert Anderson, a London merchant. He was educated at the East India College, Haileybury, and joined the Bombay establishment of the East India Company...

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Astell [formerly Thornton], William (1774–1847), director of the East India Company, was born on 13 October 1774, the second son of Godfrey Thornton of Mogerhanger and Everton, a director of the Bank of England, and his wife, Jane, daughter of Stephen Peter Godin...

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Richard Barwell (1741–1804) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1780–81 [with his son Richard Barwell] unknown collection / Christie's; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Bird, Robert Merttins (1788–1853), East India Company servant, was born in London on 1 September 1788, the son of Robert Bird of Taplow, Buckinghamshire and his wife Lucy née Bird, a cousin of William Wilberforce. He arrived in Bengal in 1808 as a writer and began his career as an assistant to the registrar of the ...

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Chapman, Charles (1752–1809), East India Company servant and emissary to Vietnam, was born on 23 November 1752, son of Charles Chapman (d. c.1796), army officer. After the obligatory attendance at a commercial academy, in his case at Hoxton, Chapman was appointed a writer in the ...

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Cust, Robert Needham (1821–1909), East India Company servant and orientalist, was born at Cockayne Hatley, Bedfordshire, on 24 February 1821, the second son of Henry Cockayne Cust (1780–1861), canon of Windsor, and his wife, Lady Anna Maria Elizabeth (d. 1866), eldest daughter of ...

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Davis, Samuel (1760–1819), East India Company servant and orientalist, was born in the West Indies, the younger son of John Davis, who held the post there of commissary-general, and his Welsh wife (née Phillips). He went to England with his mother and two sisters after the death of his father. Despite the evident poverty of the family, ...

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Richard Garnett

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Dorin, Joseph Alexander (1802–1872), East India Company servant, born at Edmonton, Middlesex, on 15 September 1802, was the son of Joseph Dorin, merchant, and his wife, Charlotte. He was educated at Henley School, and obtained a nomination to the Bengal branch of the ...

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Fleet, Sir John (1647?–1712), sugar merchant and governor of the East India Company, was baptized on 18 March 1648, the son of Richard Fleet, innkeeper of Bourton, Buckinghamshire. He was apprenticed to a member of the London Coopers' Company in 1659 and became a freeman in 1667. On 20 June 1674 he married ...

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Fowke, Joseph (1716–1800), East India Company servant and free merchant, was born in Madras and baptized there on 22 October 1716, one of the four children of Randall Fowke (1673–1745) of the Madras council, and his wife, Anne, née May (1680–1734). Joseph probably travelled to ...

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Goldsborough, Sir John (d. 1693), mariner and East India Company servant, is of obscure antecedents. A branch of the Goldsborough family was domiciled at Hadleigh near Ipswich in the seventeenth century and Goldsborough bequeathed a life interest in an estate in Suffolk to his wife; otherwise there are no indications of links with the county. He also left her house property in ...

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Goldsmid, Henry Edward (1812–1855), East India Company servant, born at Finsbury Square, London, on 9 May 1812, was the second son of Edward Moses (1763–1853), of Upper Harley Street, London, and his wife, Rose, née Joachim (1774–1851). His father took the name Goldsmid...

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Grose, John Henry (b. 1732, d. in or after 1774), East India Company servant and writer on India, was born on 24 August 1732 in St Peter-le-Poer, City of London, probably at his father's house in Broad Street. He was the second of seven children of ...

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See Herne, Sir Joseph

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James, Sir William, first baronet (1722–1783), naval officer and director of the East India Company, was born on 5 September 1722 near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. Sir Nathaniel Wraxall, who knew him well, wrote that 'His origin was so obscure as almost to baffle inquiry...

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Jenkins, Sir Richard (1785–1853), East India Company servant, was born at Cruckton, Shropshire, on 18 February 1785, the eldest son of Richard Jenkins (1760–1797) of Bicton, Shropshire, and Harriet Constantina (d. 1832), daughter of George Ravenscroft of Wrexham. In 1798 Jenkins was nominated as a writer on the ...

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Lascelles, Henry (bap. 1690, d. 1753), merchant and politician, was baptized on 20 December 1690 at All Saints' Church, Northallerton, Yorkshire, the fifth son and with his twin sister, Hannah (d. 1724), the seventh and eighth of the nine children of Daniel Lascelles (1655–1734)...

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See Malet, Sir Charles Warre, first baronet