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Fletcher, Sir Henry, first baronet (1727?–1807), politician and director of the East India Company, was the seventh child of John Fletcher of Clea Hall, Cumberland, and his second wife, Isabella, daughter and coheir of John Senhouse of Netherhall, Cumberland. He joined the naval service of the ...

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Gregory, Robert (1729?–1810), director of the East India Company and politician, was born in co. Galway, Ireland. Little is known of his background other than that he was the son of Henry Gregory of Galway and his wife, Mary, daughter of Robert Shaw...

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Johnstone, George (1730–1787), naval officer, colonial governor, and politician, was born in Dumfriesshire, the fourth of the seven sons of Sir James Johnstone of Westerhall, third baronet (1697–1772), and his wife, Barbara Murray (d. 1773), daughter of the fourth Lord Elibank. Choosing a career in the ...

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Montgomerie, John (bap. 1680, d. 1731), politician and colonial governor, was born in Dumfriesshire and baptized on 11 September 1680, the son of the Hon. Francis Montgomerie, politician, of Griffen, and his second wife, Elizabeth Primrose, daughter of Sir Robert Sinclair, first baronet...