United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies

Connections

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Birth Anna Leonowens
Anna Harriett Emma Edwards (later AL ), educator and writer, was born in the East India Company barracks at Ahmednagar in India.
AL lied about her age, making herself three years younger.
Bristowe, William Syer. Louis and The King of Siam. Chatto and Windus, 1976.
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Dow, Leslie Smith. Anna Leonowens: A Life Beyond The King and I. Pottersfield, 1991.
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Dow, Leslie Smith. Anna Leonowens: A Life Beyond The King and I. Pottersfield, 1991.
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Bristowe, William Syer. Louis and The King of Siam. Chatto and Windus, 1976.
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Characters Mary Elizabeth Braddon
A dashing East India Company officer bilks the heir to a baronetcy of his fortune by kidnapping him and substituting the murderous son of a gamekeeper, who is in turn murdered by the family of...
Cultural formation Harriet Tytler
She was brought up in Anglo-Indian or British India in a Christian and probably white family. She had an itinerant childhood, her family following wherever her father was posted in his military service for the...
Employer John Stuart Mill
In May 1823, his father's influence won JSM a position as a clerk for the East India Company . He worked there until his retirement in 1858, when the Crown took control of the company...
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Grant
One of AG 's sons, Duncan, received a commision in the service of the East India Company . This necessitated a trip to London in January 1805 for AG to arrange his affairs.
Paston, George, and George Paston. “Mrs. Grant of Laggan”. Little Memoirs of the Eighteenth Century, E. P. Dutton, 1901, pp. 237 - 96.
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Family and Intimate relationships William Makepeace Thackeray
His father, Richmond Thackeray , was a secretary to the board of revenue in the East India Company at Calcutta. He had another child outside his marriage, a daughter by an Indian woman. He died...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Griffith
Her son (christened Richard like his father and uncle) did well in the East India Company and later became an Irish landowner and Member of Parliament.
Griffith, Elizabeth. “Introduction”. The Delicate Distress, edited by Cynthia Booth Ricciardi and Susan Staves, University Press of Kentucky, 1997, p. vii - xviii.
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Family and Intimate relationships Anna Leonowens
He had served as an enlisted soldier in the East India Company 's private army. Before joining the army in 1824, he was employed as a cabinetmaker in Middlesex.
Dow, Leslie Smith. Anna Leonowens: A Life Beyond The King and I. Pottersfield, 1991.
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Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Maria Tucker
CMT 's father, Henry St George Tucker , lived in India from the age of fourteen to that of thirty-nine. A prominent citizen of Bengal, with expertise in Indian affairs and finance, he eventually became...
Family and Intimate relationships Anna Leonowens
Two months after Anna's birth, her mother married second corporal Patrick Donoughey , who was also with the East India Company 's private army. He was later demoted to private.
Bristowe, William Syer. Louis and The King of Siam. Chatto and Windus, 1976.
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Dow, Leslie Smith. Anna Leonowens: A Life Beyond The King and I. Pottersfield, 1991.
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Family and Intimate relationships Harriet Tytler
HT was devoted to her father, John Lucas Earle . He was an army captain, later lieutenant-colonel in the Third Bengal Native Infantry , in the service of the East India Company .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
“Appendix A: Pioneer Biographies of the British Period to 1947”. Lonely Islands: The Andamanese.
Mason, Philip, Harriet Tytler, and Philip Mason. “Editorial materials”. An Englishwoman in India, edited by Anthony Sattin, Oxford University Press, 1986, pp. xviii - xxiii; 175.
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Family and Intimate relationships Anne Bannerman
The brother, a surgeon with the East India Company , died helping at the wreck of the ship Winterton.
Archives of the Royal Literary Fund, 1790-1918.
Family and Intimate relationships Damaris Masham
DM mentions her brother Charles as the Dearest Person in the World to me. She felt she was making a great sacrifice when she did not oppose his travelling to India as a factor with...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Wright
FW 's brother, Richard , serving with the East India Company , was killed en route to India in a skirmish with the French.
Eckhardt, Celia Morris. Fanny Wright. Harvard University Press, 1984.
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Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Bowles
Her father was Charles Bowles , a captain in the East India Company . He retired from his post shortly after Caroline's birth and later served three terms as Lymington's Mayor. He suffered from frequent...

Timeline

24 September 1600
A meeting of eighty London merchants was held as a consequence of which, in 1600, the East India Company received its charter as the Governor and Company of Merchants of London Trading into the East Indies
1668
The East India Company acquired Bombay, the present-day Mumbai (which had come to the British crown in 1662 as part of the dowry of Catherine of Braganza ).
June 1757
Robert Clive 's forces defeated the Nawab of Bengal at the battle of Plassey, consolidating UK power on the subcontinent.
12 August 1765
The East India Company took over the direct administration of revenues from Bengal. The young Mughal emperor, Shah Alam, dismissed his tax-collectors and gave their powers to officers of the company, in which...
After June 1773
Over protest from the House of Lords , the India Regulating Act enacted the first direct British government intervention in the administration of India.
28 November 1773
The first tea ship reached Boston, Massachusetts, since the passing of the Tea Act; this provoked violent resistance including the Boston tea-party of 16 December.
1780-1785
During these years, East India Company records show that more than one-third of British men who made a will in India bequeathed everything to their Indian wives or among their mixed-race families. In fifty years...
By January 1786
Charles Wilkins ' translation from Sanskrit of the Bhagvat Gita was published at the particular desire of Warren Hastings and by the authority of the court of directors of the East India Company .
1791
Anglo-Indians (that is males of mixed race) were precluded from employment as officers in the Civil, Military or Marine services of the [East India] Company .
1793
William Wilberforce led an unsuccessful attempt to get the East India Company 's statutes charter amended, to commit it to furthering the work of missionaries.
1801
Sarah Shade dictated and published her autobiography, A Narrative of the Life of Sarah Shade, which relates her life, marriages, and other experience in colonial India.
1805-1830
During these years the proportion of British men who made their wills in India and left their property to Indian wives or mixed-race families dropped from one in four to one in six, according to...
1805
The East India Company established a training college for civil servants.
By 19 October 1814
The Episcopal Church in India was founded, with Thomas Fanshaw Middleton installed as the subcontinent's first Anglican bishop.
1816
John Reeves , a tea inspector with the East India Company , sent the first wisteria plant from China to England.