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Abbott, Augustus (1804–1867), army officer in the East India Company, was born in London on 7 January 1804, the eldest of five sons of Henry Alexius Abbott of Blackheath, Kent, a retired Calcutta merchant, and his wife, Margaret (1774–1853), daughter of John Welsh...

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Abbott, Sir Frederick (1805–1892), army officer in the East India Company, was the second son of Henry Alexius Abbott of Blackheath, Kent, a retired Calcutta merchant, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of William Welsh of Edinburgh, writer to the signet. He was the brother of ...

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Baillie, John (1772–1833), army officer in the East India Company and orientalist, younger son of George Baillie of Leys Castle, Inverness, and his wife, Anne (née Baillie), was born at Inverness on 10 May 1772, and entered the East India Company's service in 1790, arriving in ...

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Baillie, William (d. 1782), army officer in the East India Company, is of unknown origins. He entered the army of the East India Company on 18 October 1759 as an infantry lieutenant at Madras and subsequently attained the ranks of brevet-captain (5 September 1763), substantive captain (2 April 1764), major (12 April 1772), and lieutenant-colonel (29 December 1775). ...

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Banks, John Sherbrooke (bap. 1811, d. 1857), army officer in the East India Company, baptized at Naas, co. Kildare, Ireland, on 7 October 1811, was the son of Samuel Banks, physician in HM forces, of Burton upon Trent, and his wife, Lucinda. In 1828 he was nominated to a cadetship in the ...

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Barker, Sir Robert, baronet (c. 1732–1789), army officer in the East India Company, only son of Robert Barker MD (d. 1745), of Hammersmith, Middlesex, and his wife, Hannah Whitehead, was born about 1732 in the parish of St Anne's, Soho, London. Barker...

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Beatson, Alexander (1759–1830), army officer in the East India Company and colonial governor, was born on 24 October 1759 at Dundee. He was the second son of the three sons and one daughter of Robert Beatson (b. 1730), of Kilrie, Fife, and his wife, ...

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Birch, Sir Richard James Holwell (1803–1875), army officer in the East India Company, came of a well-known Anglo-Indian family, and was the son of Richard Comyns Birch, Bengal civil service, and his wife, Frances Jane, daughter of William Rider, sheriff of Calcutta; he was a grandson of ...

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Blacker, Valentine (1778–1823), army officer in the East India Company, was born on 19 October 1778. He obtained his commission in the Madras cavalry in 1798, and served as a cornet in the Mysore campaign of 1799, with a troop of cavalry of the ...

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Boden, Joseph (d. 1811), army officer in the East India Company and benefactor, details of whose birth and parentage are unknown, was appointed lieutenant in the Bombay native infantry on 24 November 1781. He became captain on 25 October 1796, major on 12 October 1802, and lieutenant-colonel on 21 May 1806. His name was borne at various times on the rolls of the ...

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Briggs, John (1785–1875), army officer in the East India Company, eldest child of James Briggs (d. c.1830), of Scottish descent, physician-general of Madras, and his first wife, Martha (d. c.1788), daughter of John Bryan Pybus, of the Madras civil service...

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Brind, Sir James (1808–1888), army officer in the East India Company service, son of Walter Brind, ribbon manufacturer and silk merchant of Paternoster Row, London, was born in London on 10 July 1808. After training at Addiscombe College (1825–6), he became second lieutenant, ...

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Broadfoot, George (1807–1845), army officer in the East India Company, was born at Kirkwall, Orkney, the eldest surviving son of the Revd William Broadfoot, from a west Yorkshire family and minister of the Kirkwall Secession Church, 1798–1817, and his wife, Helen, née Sutherland (1783–1839)...

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Brooke, Robert (1744–1811), army officer in the East India Company and colonial governor, was the second son of Robert Brooke (1710–1784), an artist, of Rantavan, co. Cavan, and his wife and cousin, Honor (d. 1800), daughter of Henry Brooke, rector of Kinawley, co. Fermanagh...

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Broughton, Thomas Duer (1778–1835), army officer in the East India Company and writer on India, was born in Bristol on 8 March 1778, son of the Revd Thomas Broughton, rector of St Peter's, Bristol, and his wife, Jane; he was great-grandson of the ...

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Burrell, Litellus (1753–1827), army officer in the East India Company, was born in 1753. Nothing is known of his parents (it is just possible that he was related to the Littelus Birrell born in Edinburghshire in 1712) or his life until he was 17, when he set off for ...

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Caillaud, John (1726–1812), army officer in the East India Company, was born in Dublin on 5 February 1726 and baptized in the French (Huguenot) church in Peter Street on 16 February, the younger son and youngest of the three children of Ruben Caillaud (...

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Caldwell, Sir Alexander (1763–1839), army officer in the East India Company, was born on 1 February 1763, a younger son of William Caldwell (1710–1802) and his third wife, Isabella, daughter of Alexander Clark of Inverness. Alexander was nominated a cadet in the Bengal...

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Caldwell, Sir James Lillyman (1770–1863), army officer in the East India Company, born at Greenwich on 22 November 1770, was the son of Major Arthur Caldwell (d. 26 Jan 1786) of the Bengal Engineers, who died at Benares, and his wife, Elizabeth Weed (...