John Call FAS FRS
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John Call FAS FRS (1731 - 1801)

Sir John "1st Baronet Call of Whiteford" Call FAS FRS
Born in Fenny Park, Tiverton, Devon, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 28 Mar 1772 in St. George's Church, Bloomsbury, London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 69 in Old Burlington Street, London, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Oct 2018
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Preceded by
new creation
Baronet Call of Whiteford
Succeeded by
William Pratt Call 2nd Bt


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John Call FAS FRS is Notable.
John Call FAS FRS was part of the history of the British Honourable East India Company
Sir John Call Bart. (1731-1801) was the son of John Call and Jane Mill
He was educated at Blundell's School (Tiverton, Devon) and went to India c. 1749 at the age of 18 with Benjamin Robins, the chief engineer and captain-general of artillery in the East India Company's settlements.
In 1757 he was raised to the rank of Colonel and cheif engineer in the East IndiaI Company (EIC).
The following year the EIC appionted him to a seat on the Council of Fort St. George.
Robert Clive strongly recommended Call for the Governorship of Madras, but in 1770 he resigned his position with the EIC and returned to England.
He was High Sheriff of Cornwall for 1771–72 and was elected MP for Callington in 1784, a seat he held until his death. In 1784
In March 1772 he married Philadelphia, third daughter and co-hieress of Dr. William Batty of Great Russell Street, London.
He was appointed Fellow, Antiquarian Society (F.A.S.) He was appointed Fellow, Royal Society (F.R.S.).
He died aged ~ 70y in 1801 of an apoplectic fit at his house in Old Burlington Street, London and was buried at St Margaret's old churchyard, Lee, Kent (now in the borough of Lewisham), where there is a grade II listed monument to his memory.

NB. I have used his obituary from the Exeter Flying Post dated 26 March 1801 to create most of this obituary since there are significant differences with the dates used on his Wikipedia page.
Bill-N (Norton-2150).


Exeter Flying Post 26 March 1801
Wikidata: Item Q7527640, en:Wikipedia help.gif
Wikipedia: Call baronets
History of Parliament online: CALL, John (1732-1801), of Whiteford, nr. Callington, Cornwall

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