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Sir David Miller Barbour (1841–1928) by Walter Stoneman, 1917 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barbour, Sir David Miller (1841–1928), administrator in India and writer on monetary issues, was born at Omagh, co. Tyrone, Ireland, on 29 December 1841, the fifth child of Miller Barbour and his wife, Margaret Denny, into an established family of farmers and small landowners at ...

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Barnes, Sir Hugh Shakespear (1853–1940), administrator in India and banker, was born in Shahjahanpur, India, the son of James Ralph Barnes of the Indian Civil Service. His mother was sister of Sir Rivers Thompson (1827–1890), sometime governor of Bengal.

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Croghan, George (d. 1782), colonial official and land speculator in America, was born in Dublin, though further details of his parents and upbringing are uncertain. Before moving to America in 1741 he is known to have married. His daughter Susannah was born in 1750. In later life he lived with the daughter of a Mohawk chief, with whom he had a second daughter, ...

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Griffiths, Sir Percival Joseph (1899–1992), administrator in India and businessman, was born on 15 January 1899 in Tooting, London, the second son of Joseph Thomas Griffiths (1862–1936), schoolteacher, of Ashford, Middlesex, and his wife, Rose, née Millward (1864–1967), also a teacher. Educated at the ...

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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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Malcolm, Sir Dougal Orme (1877–1955), colonial administrator and company director, was born on 6 August 1877 at Walton Manor in Epsom, Surrey, the younger son of William Rolle Malcolm (b. 1840), senior partner of Coutts's Bank, and his first wife, Georgina Wellesley (...

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Sir Dougal Orme Malcolm (1877–1955) by Walter Stoneman, 1938 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pedler, Sir Frederick Johnson (1908–1991), colonial official and businessman, was born on 10 July 1908 at 27 Park Avenue South, Hornsey, London, the only child of Charles Henry Pedler (1865–1935), wholesale tea merchant, and his wife, Lucy Marian (May; 1878–1952), daughter of the ...

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Spencer, Oscar Alan (1913–1993), colonial administrator and economist, was born in Eastleigh, Hampshire, on 12 December 1913. He was probably born Oscar Alan Peixoto, at 22 Doncaster Road, Eastleigh, the son of Oscar Peixoto (1884–1914), manager of a correspondence school in Madrid, and his wife, ...

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Wilmot, Anthony Talbot de Burgh [Tony] (1915–1996), colonial administrator, businessman, and evangelist, was born on 24 June 1915 at The Mount, Shoreham, Kent, the youngest of five children and third son of Albert de Burgh Wilmot, paper manufacturer, and his wife, (Mary) Dorothea Herbert, ...