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Forsyth, James (1838–1871), administrator and traveller in India, entered the civil service after receiving a university education in England and taking the degree of MA. He went to India as assistant conservator and acting conservator of forests. In a short time he was appointed settlement officer and deputy commissioner of ...

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Gresham, Sir Richard (c. 1485–1549), mercer, merchant adventurer, and mayor of London, was born at Holt, Norfolk, about 1485, probably the third of the four surviving sons—William, Thomas, Richard, and Sir John Gresham (c. 1495–1556)—of John Gresham and his wife, ...

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Herbert, Sir Thomas, first baronet (1606–1682), traveller and government official, was born in The Pavement, York, and baptized at the parish church of St Crux on 4 November 1606. He was the son and heir of Christopher Herbert (1583–1625) of York and Jane...

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Peyton, Sir John (1579–1635), soldier, spy, and administrator, was probably born at Beaupré Hall in Outwell, Norfolk, in 1579, the only son of Sir John Peyton (1544–1630), soldier and administrator, of Doddington, Cambridgeshire, and his wife, Dorothy, née Beaupré (d.1603), widow of ...