Category: British East India Company

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Honourable East India Company India Project The British East India Company was an English and later (from 1707) British joint-stock company and megacorporation formed for pursuing trade with the East Indies but which ended up trading mainly with the Indian subcontinent.

The East India Company traded mainly in cotton, silk, indigo dye, salt, saltpetre, tea and opium. The Company was granted a Royal Charter in 1600, making it the oldest among several similarly formed European East India Companies. Shares of the company were owned by wealthy merchants and aristocrats. It was an example of an English joint stock company. The government owned no shares and had only indirect control. The Company eventually came to rule large areas of India with its own private armies, exercising military power and assuming administrative functions.[4] Company rule in India effectively began in 1757 after the Battle of Plassey and lasted until 1858 when, following the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the Government of India Act 1858 led to the British Crown assuming direct control of India in the new British Raj.

The Company was dissolved in 1874 as a result of the East India Stock Dividend Redemption Act passed one year earlier, as the Government of India Act had by then rendered it vestigial, powerless and obsolete. Its functions had been fully absorbed into official government machinery in the British Raj and its private army had been nationalised by the British Crown.

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02 Nov 1565 Guildford, Surrey, England - 10 Jan 1642
bef 18 Oct 1579 London, England - 10 Sep 1640 photo
bef 08 Feb 1828 Cupar, Fife, Scotland - 18 Sep 1887
1803 London, England - 21 Aug 1858

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1743 Scotland - 21 Aug 1820 photo
abt 1762 Scotland - Dec 1806 photo
23 Jun 1620 - 08 Nov 1707 photo
aft 1760 - aft Oct 1854
08 Apr 1815 Bombay, India
30 Dec 1818 Bombay, India - 21 Jan 1873
20 Feb 1832 Bombay, India - 06 Aug 1854
20 Nov 1786 Westbourne, Sussex, England - 06 Mar 1846 photo
abt 08 Oct 1741 Calcutta, Bengal, India - 02 Sep 1804 photo
abt 1705 - aft 1754
14 Mar 1820 Rochester, Kent, England - 11 Jan 1887 photo
30 Nov 1781 Manchester, Lancashire, England - 29 May 1860
22 Dec 1816 Fitzhead, Somerset, England - 18 Jul 1880 photo
06 Oct 1773 Norwich, Norfolk, England - Oct 1808
abt 1737 - bef 27 Feb 1805
abt 1765 County Dublin, Ireland - abt 14 Mar 1855
30 Sep 1784 Lambourn, Berkshire, England - 16 Jun 1836
abt 25 Mar 1824 Calcutta, India - 06 Oct 1857
20 Oct 1747 - 31 Aug 1806
08 Aug 1782 Surrey, England - 08 Sep 1828
07 Sep 1825 Kensington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom - 15 Aug 1900
28 Nov 1779 Kensington, London, England - 11 Mar 1860
abt 1560 Gosberton, Lincolnshire, England - 01 Sep 1621
- Apr 1800
1764 Falmouth, Cornwall, England - 08 Sep 1828 photo
26 May 1793 Essex, England - 01 Oct 1860 photo
12 Nov 1816 Bengal, India - 17 Nov 1900
01 Jan 1818 Meerut, Bengal. India. - 07 Jan 1900
abt Jun 1781 Londonderry, Ireland - 08 Apr 1865
26 Dec 1800 Westminster, Middlesex, England - 1827
28 Oct 1802 East Stonehouse, Devon, England - 24 Mar 1851

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30 Jun 1731 Fenny Park, Tiverton, Devon, England - 01 Mar 1801 photo
05 Jul 1750 Southend, Kintyre, Argyll, Scotland - 18 Aug 1796
14 Jan 1788 Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland - 27 Nov 1819
25 Jun 1756 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland - 04 May 1817
21 Sep 1790 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland - 21 Nov 1875
17 Sep 1828 Madras, Madras, India - 15 Dec 1901 photo
25 Oct 1804 Frettenham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom - 04 Sep 1888 photo
21 Jun 1832 India - 28 Mar 1914 photo
02 Nov 1745 India - abt 1815
18 Oct 1552 North Kilworth, Leicestershire, England - 14 Apr 1605
08 Oct 1775 Portmoak, Kinross-shire, Scotland - 14 Jan 1799
10 Jan 1578 London, Middlesex, England - 11 Nov 1641 photo
29 Sep 1725 Styche Hall, Market Say, Market Drayton, Shropshire, England - 22 Nov 1774 photo
18 Feb 1755 - 06 Jan 1837
abt 1797 Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England - abt 09 Sep 1821
1788 Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England - abt 14 Jun 1822
07 Aug 1810 Surat, India - 08 Feb 1863
26 Nov 1771 Surrey, England - 10 Dec 1843
30 Nov 1786 Calcutta, India - 24 Sep 1861
30 Aug 1809 Calcutta, India - 17 Feb 1895
28 Apr 1828 Secunderabad, Madras, India - 02 Feb 1879
29 May 1807 Calutta, Bengal, India - 09 Sep 1857 photo
abt 1726 Ash-Hill, Killmallock, Ireland - 28 Apr 1783 photo
abt 1780 Scotland - 23 Nov 1840
21 Jul 1807 Latton, Essex, England - 07 Dec 1887 photo

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20 Jun 1748 Shoreditch, Middlesex, England - 25 Mar 1827 photo
25 Dec 1768 England - 13 Apr 1828
25 Sep 1742 Lisbon, Portugal - 30 Oct 1803
1760 Henbury, Gloucestershire, England - 1827
1605 England - 1672
18 Nov 1797 Canonbury, London, England - 11 Jun 1873

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06 Dec 1765 London, England - 04 May 1841
06 Oct 1779 Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland - 20 Nov 1859

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04 Sep 1810 Scotland, United Kingdom - 19 Apr 1863
bef 25 Apr 1578 Salisbury, Wiltshire, England - abt 1624

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abt 1776 Fortrose, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland - 28 Oct 1804
26 Aug 1766 Nairn, Nairnshire, Scotland - 18 Dec 1847
14 Oct 1776 London, England - 16 Mar 1830
15 Mar 1871 51 High Street Bloomsbury London. - 16 Dec 1955 photo
14 Sep 1671 Buckinghamshire, England - 11 Sep 1726
16 Jan 1773 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland - 06 Jun 1831

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1814 Hereford, Herefordshire, England - 26 Mar 1895
18 Mar 1785 Bodmin, Cornwall, England - 12 May 1853 photo
21 Nov 1802 London, England - Oct 1857 photo
- 05 Sep 1857 photo
abt 1750 - 23 Jun 1830
abt 09 Nov 1709 Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland - 26 Mar 1781 photo
19 Aug 1794 Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England - 15 Mar 1891
bef 24 Jan 1786 Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England - 13 Nov 1831
29 May 1800 - bef 19 Jan 1834

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abt 1550 Rodborough, Gloucestershire, England - 09 Jan 1612 photo
09 Nov 1840 Little Hinton, Wiltshire, England - 27 Dec 1918
abt 1805 West Bengal, India - 13 Feb 1862
12 Jan 1855 Hourah, West Bengal, India - 12 Dec 1930
09 Nov 1832 St Peter Port, Guernsey - 20 Jul 1861
10 Apr 1808 Madras, Madras, India - 07 Oct 1871 photo
31 Aug 1770 Woodford, Wiltshire, England - 12 Dec 1832
abt Nov 1831 Saint Peter Port, Guernsey - 09 Feb 1906
12 Mar 1765 Woodford, Wiltshire, England - 09 Apr 1828
27 Mar 1811 Reading, Berkshire - 06 Apr 1860
abt 30 Jan 1768 Woodford, Wiltshire, England - 14 Dec 1821
abt 1527 Coxwold, Yorkshire, England - bef 23 Jan 1604 photo
abt 02 Jan 1652 Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England - 25 Jan 1733
21 Jan 1656 Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England - 18 Nov 1708
abt 29 Sep 1766 Stone Hall, County Clare, Ireland - 26 Mar 1833 photo
abt 1820 Whitchurch, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom - 17 Jul 1891
1709 London, England - 23 Aug 1751
abt 12 Sep 1575 Tamworth, Staffordshire, England - 1611 photo
abt 1605 London, England - 1648
1772 - 08 Sep 1830

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09 Mar 1777 Charleston, South Carolina, United States - 31 May 1865
30 Apr 1744 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland - 21 Aug 1820
05 Aug 1820 England, United Kingdom - 09 Mar 1894 photo
08 Feb 1786 Drumoak, Aberdeen, Scotland - 16 Dec 1855

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abt 1753 - 24 Aug 1807
14 Sep 1800 Hall Place, Bexley, Kent, England - 13 May 1877 photo
abt 1803 England - 15 Sep 1844
abt 1822 Bengal, India - 02 Oct 1908 photo
28 Dec 1786 Saint Peter Port, Guernsey - Jul 1831
21 May 1820 Fertabgurh, Bengal, India - 26 Nov 1850

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03 Mar 1735 - 1796
31 May 1806 Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland - 12 Dec 1832 photo
17 Apr 1794 Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland, - 11 Sep 1821 photo

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15 Dec 1808 - 17 Aug 1881
bef 03 Jan 1808 Broad Clist Manor, Devon, England, United Kingdom - 24 Aug 1879
bef 02 May 1803 Broad Clist Manor, Devon, England, United Kingdom - 20 Sep 1873
20 Dec 1690 Northallerton, Yorkshire, England - 06 Oct 1753
1756 - 1784
17 Jan 1760 - abt 1782
06 Mar 1697 Hereford, Herefordshire, England - 10 Jan 1775 photo
25 Jan 1754 Kilconquhar, Fife, Scotland - 10 May 1836
1819 Halifax, Yorkshire, England - 02 Nov 1895
abt 1620 England - bef 01 May 1689 photo
1564 Hurley, Berkshire, England - 22 Apr 1634 photo

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1756 Isle of Coll, Scotland - 11 Dec 1848
1781 England - 22 Jul 1807
05 Nov 1790 Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England - 24 Jun 1865
1817 Bath, Somerset, England - 21 Dec 1872
1784 Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England - 06 May 1835
1772 - 09 Jan 1805

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02 May 1769 Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire, Scotland - 03 May 1833 photo
14 Jul 1764 Burnfoot, Ewes, Dumfriesshire, Scotland - 02 Oct 1813
1676 Wivenhoe, Essex, England - 02 Jul 1749
01 Aug 1776 Croston, Lancashire, England
abt 28 Oct 1640 Kent, England - 28 Apr 1724
30 Nov 1755 Bombay, Maharashastra, India - 03 Feb 1833 photo
abt 1711 Dorset, England - 1776
abt 14 Feb 1784 Scotland - abt 19 Aug 1846
abt 1779 Kingussie, Highland, Scotland - 04 May 1851
1813 Shirehampton, Gloucestershire, England - 11 May 1864 photo
05 Apr 1774 Rochester, Kent, England - 14 Dec 1850
26 Oct 1807 Bombay, India - 16 Jul 1880
28 Dec 1848 Allahabad, Bengal, India - 20 Apr 1918
11 Mar 1866 Calcutta, West Bengal, India - 04 Dec 1952
15 Feb 1786 Walthamstow, Essex, England - 04 Aug 1825 photo
31 Oct 1813 Friern Barnet,London,England - 06 Jun 1852
abt 1781 - 06 Aug 1825
bef 04 Jul 1775 Walthamstow, Essex, England - 1803
09 Nov 1809 Calcutta, India - 17 Sep 1886
21 May 1784 Walthamstow, Essex, England - 08 Feb 1856 photo
03 Mar 1736 Walthamstow, Essex, England - 04 Feb 1796 photo
04 Sep 1769 Walthamstow, Essex, England - 03 Apr 1834 photo
28 Jul 1807 Calcutta, Bengal, India - 06 Dec 1875 photo
17 Oct 1821 Bombay, India - 28 Dec 1877
29 Sep 1826 Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland - 13 Nov 1901 photo
27 May 1761 Glasgow, Scotland - 06 Jul 1827 photo
20 Feb 1779 Blandford Forum, Dorset, England - 30 Jul 1837

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27 May 1810 Swindridgmuir, Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland - 25 Sep 1857
20 Jan 1782 Neath, Glamorgan, Wales - 01 Jan 1845 photo

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abt 13 Jan 1795 Epsom, Surrey, England - 02 Aug 1877
01 Jun 1808 England - 02 Feb 1881
04 Mar 1719 London, England - 11 May 1777 photo
10 Jun 1764 Essex, England - 15 Jun 1835
01 Jul 1787 Sutton, Surrey, England - abt 06 Aug 1843
abt 1636 Sherford, Devon, England - 1715
10 Dec 1825 Bombay, India. - 12 Jun 1860

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27 Dec 1786 Westminster, London, England - 16 Feb 1870
06 Jan 1823 Patrick Brompton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom - 26 Mar 1881 photo
abt 1789 Saint Helena
06 Sep 1774 Cholsey, Berkshire, England - 09 Mar 1833
1740 Tubney Berkshire, England - 1807 photo
abt 1697 England - 12 Apr 1727
1783 Fort St. George, Madras, India - 07 Aug 1817
06 Mar 1704 Salisbury, England or Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay - 24 Nov 1784
aft 1740
08 Aug 1751 Dover, Kent, England - 18 Jan 1836 photo
1575 Cambridgeshire, England - bef 03 Feb 1654

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1741 - 21 Aug 1766 photo
04 Sep 1800 - 05 Nov 1870
12 Apr 1829 At Sea on board the H.E.I.C. vessel - 29 Jul 1901
1768 - 31 Mar 1807
bef 17 Dec 1786 Cove, County Cork, Ireland - 03 May 1828
23 Nov 1788 Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland - 05 Oct 1815
23 Jun 1786 Dreghorn, Scotland - 28 Dec 1828
1763 Scotland - 26 Aug 1815
1766 Dunipace, Stirlingshire, Scotland - Feb 1837
23 May 1737 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland - 03 Jan 1810

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01 Apr 1795 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - 1864
25 Apr 1788 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India - Aug 1852
23 Jun 1782 Fulham, Middlesex, England - 26 Jul 1866
09 Jan 1787 Monghyr, India - 01 Feb 1872
30 Mar 1813 Southwark, Surrey, England - 20 Jan 1853
23 May 1786 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England - 26 Aug 1866
12 Sep 1615 Guisborough, Yorkshire, England - 09 Feb 1693
 
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