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Agnew, Patrick Alexander Vans (1822–1848), East India Company servant, was born at Raipur in Chhattisgarh in central India on 21 April 1822, the second son of Patrick Vans Agnew (1783–1842), lieutenant-colonel in the Madras army and afterwards a director of the East India Company...

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Atkinson, Richard (1739–1785), merchant and director of the East India Company, was born on 10 March 1739 at Temple Sowerby, Westmorland, and baptized there on 5 April at St James's Church. He was the fifth child and third son of Matthew Atkinson, tanner, of ...

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Ducarel, Gerard Gustavus (1745–1800), East India Company servant, was born on 15 April 1745 in London, the youngest of the four children of Adrian Coltée Ducarel (1718–1745), a merchant and director of the South Sea Company, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Hamilton (1719–1792)...

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Edgeworth, Michael Pakenham (1812–1881), botanist and East India Company servant, was born on 24 May 1812 at Edgeworthstown, co. Longford, Ireland, the youngest in a family of two sons and four daughters of Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744–1817), educationist and improver, and his fourth wife, ...

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Edmonstone, Neil Benjamin (1765–1841), East India Company servant, was born on 6 December 1765, the fifth and youngest son of Sir Archibald Edmonstone, first baronet (1717–1807), of Duntreath, and his first wife, Susanna Mary Harenc (d. 1776). His father was MP for ...

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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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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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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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Johnson, Richard (1753–1807), East India Company servant and collector of oriental art and manuscripts, was born on 16 November 1753, the third son of Alexander Johnson MD (bap. 1716, d. 1799), lawyer, and of his wife, Mary Pellins (b. 1720, d. in or after 1800)...

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La Touche, William George Digges (1747–1803), East India Company servant and banker, was born on 28 August 1747, the eldest son of James Digges La Touche (1707–1763), a poplin merchant, and his second wife, Matilda, daughter of William Thwaites. His paternal grandfather, David La Touche (1671–1745)...

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Robertson, Archibald (1782–1847), army officer in the East India Company and director of the East India Company, was born on 18 September 1782 at Forres, near Elgin, the son of David Robertson. He was nominated a cadet in 1800, was made ensign in the ...