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Anderson, David (1751–1825), East India Company servant, was born in Edinburgh on 10 February 1751, the second of the eight children of David Anderson (1707–1786), writer to the signet, and his wife, Mary (d. 1781), daughter of John Mitchelson of Middleton, Edinburghshire...

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Eliott, Sir Daniel (1798–1872), East India Company servant, was born on 3 March 1798 in the parish of Cavers, Roxburghshire, the fourth son of Sir William Eliott of Stobs, sixth baronet (d. 1812), Roxburghshire, and his wife, Mary (d. 1850), daughter of ...

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Grant, Charles (1746–1823), director of the East India Company and philanthropist, was born in March 1746 at Aldourie farmhouse, Glen Urquhart, his mother's home, on Loch Ness in Inverness-shire in the highlands of Scotland. He was the third of seven children born to ...

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Grant, James (1750–1808), East India Company servant and author, was born on 30 May 1750 at Shewglie, Glen Urquhart, Inverness-shire, the son of the laird of Shewglie. In 1768 he gained, via his uncle Alexander Grant, an appointment in Bengal with the East India Company...

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Macleod, Sir John Macpherson (1792–1881), East India Company servant, was born on 14 January 1792 at Ardarden, Dunbartonshire, the eldest son of Donald Macleod of St Kilda, formerly a colonel in the Madras army, and his wife, Diana, daughter of Donald Macdonald of ...

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Scott, David (1746–1805), merchant and director of the East India Company, was born in 'the early weeks' of 1746 at the family residence, Dunninald House in Craig, Forfarshire, and was baptized on 27 February 1746 (Philips, 1.x n. 1; Anderson...