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Anderson, Sir John (1858–1918), civil servant and colonial governor, was born on 23 January 1858 at the Free School, Gartly, Aberdeenshire, the only son among the five children of John Anderson, schoolmaster and later superintendent of the Gordon Mission, Aberdeen, and his wife, ...

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Cornwallis, Charles, first Marquess Cornwallis (1738–1805), governor-general of India and lord lieutenant of Ireland, the sixth child and eldest son of Charles Cornwallis, fifth Baron and first Earl Cornwallis (1700–1762), and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1785), daughter of Charles ‘Turnip’ Townshend, second Viscount Townshend...

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Nathan, Sir Matthew (1862–1939), civil servant and colonial governor, was born in Paddington, London, on 3 January 1862, the second son of Jonah Nathan and his second wife, Miriam, daughter of Lewis Jacobs. His father descended from Jewish immigrants from Dessau and was a partner in a firm manufacturing paper goods. ...

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Wilson, Sir Samuel Herbert (1873–1950), colonial governor and civil servant, was born on 31 October 1873 in Dublin, the third son of James Wilson, barrister, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Holmes, landowner, of co. Sligo. He was educated privately and later at the ...