List of East India Company directors

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The East India Company controlled most of the subcontinent of India. No other company in history has ever governed so many people. With the exception of China, the E.I.C. controlled a larger population by the nineteenth century than any government of any country in the world.

About the list[edit]

The following list of East India Company directors is taken from the “Alphabetical List of Directors of the East India Company from 1758 to 1858”, compiled by C.H. & D. Philips and published in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, October 1941. This list has been compiled from MSS. records, in particular the Court Minutes and Home Miscellaneous Series, volume 764, at the India Office, amplified and checked by information mainly taken from the Annual Register, the Asiatic Annual."

How to read the list[edit]

"The figures indicate the year of election to the Court of Directors and unless the name of the month in any particular year is given, the month is assumed to be that of April. It is important to remember that throughout the period the year of office was from April to the following April. When a span of years is shown the election dates given are inclusive.”

“An asterisk placed after a year indicates that the director concerned was elected deputy chairman for that year, two asterisks, that he was chosen chairman, three, that he was first elected deputy and later in the same year appointed chairman. The abbreviations d., disq., respectively stand for died, disqualified.

List of directors[edit]

Directors of the British East India Company 1785–1885
Director’s name Dates of directorship died
Agnew, Patrick Vans[1] May 1833, 35–8, 40–2 June 1842
Alexander, Josias du Pre August 1820–2, 24–7, 29–32, 34–7, 39 August 1839
Alexander, Henry Mar 1826–26, 28–31, 33–6, 38–41, 43–6, 48–51, 53 January 1861
Allan, Alexander 1814–17, 19–20 October 1820
Amyand, George 1760, 63 August 1766
Astell, William Jan 1800–1800, 02–05, 07–09*–10**, 12–15, 17–20, 22–3*–4**–5, 27–8**–9*30**, 32–5, 37–40, 42–5 March 1847
Astell, John Harvey Jul 1851, 52–8.
Atkinson, Richard Jan 1784–84–5 June 1785
Baillie, John May 1823, 25–8, 30–3 May 1833
Bannerman, John Alexander 1808–11, 13–16, disq. Mar 1817.
Baring, Francis 1779–82, 84–7, 89–91*–2**, 94–7,99–1802,04–07, 09–10 October 1810
Baron, Christopher 1759, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67 November 1767
Barrington, Fitzwilliam 1759, 61, 62, 65, 66, 67.
Barwell, William 1758,59,61,62,63,64,66.
Bayley, William Butterworth July 1833–5 37–9*–40** 42–5 47–50, 52–8 May 1860
Bebb, John Nov 1804, 06–09, 11–14, 16*–17**–19, 21–4, 26–9, disq. Apr 1830.
Becher, Richard 1775–8, 80, disq. Mar 1781.
Bensley, William Oct 1781–4, 86–9, 91–4, 96–9, 1801–4, 06–09 January 1810
Boddam, Charles 1769, 72, 73, 74–5, 77–80, 82–4 December 1784
Boehm, Edmund 1784–7 1787
Booth, Benjamin 1767, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 75–8, 80–3 April 1807
Bosanquet, Jacob (1) 1759
Bosanquet, Jacob (2) Aug 1782–3, 85–8, 90–3, 95–7*–8**, 1800–02*–03**, 05–08, 10*–11 **–12**–13, 15–18, 20–3, 25–6, disq. Mar 1827.
Bosanquet, Richard 1768, 69, 71, 72.
Boulton, Henry Crabb 1758, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64*, 65**, 67, 68**, 69, 70, 72, 73** October 1773
Boyd, John 1758, 59*, 60, 61, 63, 64 August 1766
Browne, John 1758, 59, 60, 62, 63.
Bryant, Jeremiah Feb 1841–41, 43–5 June 1845
Burges, John Smith 1773, 74, 76–9, 81–4, 86–9, 91**–2*–4, 96–9, 1801–3 May 1803
Burrow, Christopher 1758, 60, 61.
Burrow, Robert 1762, 63, 64.
Campbell, Archibald M. Feb 1796–96 September 1796
Campbell, Robert Jul 1817, 19–22, 24–7, 29–30*–31**–32, 34–7, 39–42, 44–7, 49–52 1858
Carnac, James Rivett Mar 1827–27–28,30–3,35*–6**–7**–8, disq. Dec 1838.
Caulfeild, James 1848–51 November 1852
Chambers, Charles (1) 1763, 64, 65, 66, 68.
Chambers, Charles (2) 1770, 73.
Cheap, Thomas Aug, 1777, 78, 80–3, 85–8, 90–3*.
Clarke, William Stanley Mar 1815–15–16, 18–21, 23–6 28–31 33–4*–5**–6, 38–41, 43 January 1844
Clerk, Robert Jul 1812, 14–15 July 1815
Cockburn, James 1767, 68, 70, 71.
Colebrooke, George 1767, 68*, 69**, 70**, 72**.
Cotton, John Apr 1833–33–34, 36–9, 41– 2*–3**–4, 46–9, 51–3 July 1860
Cotton, Joseph 1795–8, 1800–3, 05–08, 10–13, 15–18,20–3, disq. May 1823.
Creed, James 1758, 61 February 1762
Creswicke, Joseph 1765,66,67, 68 June 1772
Cruttenden, Edward Holden 1765, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71 June 1771
Cuming, George 1764,65,66,67,69,70,71,72, Dec 73, 74–7, 79–82, 85–7 December 1787
Currie, Frederick 1854–6, 57*, 58** September 1875
Cust, Peregrine 1767,68,69*.
Cutts, Charles 1758,59,60,61,63,64,65,66.
Daniell, James Oct 1809, 11–14, 16–19, 21–4, resigned Apr 1825.
Darell, Lionel 1780–3 85–8 90–3 95–8 1800–3 October 1803
Davis, Samuel Oct 1810–12, 14–17, 19 July 1819
Dempster, George 1769, 72 February 1818
Dent, William Jan 1851–51–53 December 1877
Dethick, Thomas 1772
Devaynes, William 1770,71, 72, 73, 74–5, 77*–89*–80**, 82–3*–4*–5**, 878*–9**–90*, 92–3**–4**–5, 97–1800, 02–05, defeated Apr 1807.
Dorrien, John 1758,60,61,62*,63**.
Drake, Roger 1758* June 1762
Ducane, Peter 1764,66,67,68,69,71,72,73. March 1803
Dudley, George 1758, 59, 60, 62, 64, 65*, 66**,67,70,71* November 1777
Dupre, Josias 1765, 66 October 1780
Eastwick, William Joseph Jun 1847, 49–52, 54–8*.
Edmonstone, Neil Benjamin Oct 1820–2, 24–7, 29–32, 34–7, 39–41 June 1841
Ellice, Russell Feb 1831, 32–5, 37–40, 42–5, 47–50, 52*–3**, 54–8.
Elphinstone, William Fullarton Dec 1786–9, 91–4, 96–9, 1801–04**,06**–09,11–13*–14**, 16–19, 21–4, resigned Apr 1825.
Ewer, Walter Dec 1790, 92–4, disq. Apr 1795.
Farquhar, Robert Townsend Mar 1826–26–28 March 1830
Fergusson, Robert Cutlar Feb 1830–30–31, 33–5, disq. Jun 1835.
Fitzhugh, Thomas Aug 1785, 87–90, 92–5, 97–9 January 1800
Fletcher, Henry 1769, 71, 72, 73, 74–5, 77––80, 82***–83**, resigned Nov 1783. March 1807
Forbes, John Apr 1830, 31–4, 36–9 February 1846
Fraser, Simon Feb 1791–91, 93–6, 98–1801,03–06 February 1807.
Freeman, William George 1769, 74–6, 78–81.
Galloway, Archibald Sep 1840, 42–5, 47–8*– 49**–50 April 1850
Gildart, Richard 1759
Godfrey, Peter 1759**,60.
Gough, Charles 1759, 60, 61, 62 February 1774
Grant, Charles May 1794–5,97–1800,02–04*05**, 07*–08*–09**–10,1215**,17–20,22–3 October 1823
Gregory, Robert 1769,70,71,72,75–8,80–2**, resigned Aug 1782. September 1810
Hadley, Henry 1758, 59, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65.
Hall, Richard 1773, 74, 76–9, 81–4, 86, d. Dec 1786.
Harrison, John 1758, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73*, 74*–5**7, 79–82.
Harrison, Samuel 1759,61,62 May 1765
Hawkesworth, John 1773 November 1773
Hogg, James Weir Sep 1839–42, 44–5*– 6* *–7, 49–50*–1 *–2**, 54–8 May 1876
Hudleston, John 1803–6, 08–11, 13–16, 18–21, 23–5, disq. Mar 1826.
Hunter, John 1781–4, 86–9, 91–4*, 96–9, 1801–2 December 1802
Hurlock, Joseph 1768, 70, 71, 72, 73.
Inglis, Hugh 1784–7,89–92,94–6*–7**,99*1800**–02, 04–07, 09–11*12* 1812
Inglis, John May 1803–04, 06–09, 11–14*, 16––19,21–2 August 1822
Irwin, James Apr 1795, 97 May 1798
Jackson, John 1807–10,12–15, 17–20 June 1820
Jackson, William Adair Jan 1803–03–04 November 1804
James, William 1768, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74–6*, 78*–9**––80–1*,83 December 1783
Jenkins, Richard Jun 1832–5, 37–8*–9**–40, 42–5,47–50,52–3 December 1853
Johnstone, George Jan 1784–84–85 1787
Jones, Robert 1765, 66, 67, 68 February 1774
Lascelles, Peter 1770, 72, 73, 74–5.
Lemesurier, Paul 1784–7, 89–92, 94–7, 99–1802, 04–05 December 1805
Lindsay, Hugh 1814–17, 19–22, 24–6*–7**, 29–32, 34–7, 39–42, 44 May 1844
Loch, John 1821–4, 26–8*–9**, 31–3**–4, 36*–9, 41–4, 46–9, 51–3. February 1868
Lumsden, John Jan 1817, 18 December 1818
Lushington, James Law Jul 1827–8, 30–3, 35–7*–8**, 40–1*–2**–3,45–7*–8**,50-3 May 1859
Lushington, Stephen 1782–5, 87–9*–90**, 92–5**, 97–8*–9**–1800, 02–05 January 1807
Lyall, George 1830–3,35–8,40*–1**–3,45–8, 50, disq. Jan 1851.
Macnaghten, Elliot Jun 1842–3, 45–8, 50–3, 54*, 55**, 56–8.
Mangles, Ross Donnelly 1847–50, 52–3, 54, 55, 56*, 57**, 58 August 1877
Manship, John 1758, 62, 63, 64, 65, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, Dec 73, 74–7, 79–82, 84–7, 89–92, 94–7, 99–1802, 04–07, 09, disq. May 1809.
Marjoribanks, Campbell 1807–10, 12–15, 17–18*–19**20, 22–4*–5**, 27–30,32*3**–5, 37–40 September 1840
Marjoribanks, Dudley Coutts 1853
Masterman, John Nov 1823–5,27–30,325, 37–40, 42–5, 47–50, 52–3.
Melville, William Henry Leslie Jul 1845–6, 48–51, 53–5.
Metcalfe, Thomas Theophilus 1789–92,94–7,99–1802,04–07, 09–12 November 1813
Michie, John 1770, 71, 72, 73, 74–5, 77–80, 83–6**, 88* November 1788
Millet, George Jan 1806–06–07, 09–12 1812
Mills, Charles (1) Aug 1785–6, 88–91, 93–6, 98–1801 ***, 03–06, 08–11, 13–14, disq. Mar 1815. January 1826
Mills, Charles (2) Aug 1822–4, 26–9, 31–4, 36–9, 41–4, 46–9, 51–8 1872
Mills, William 1778–81, 83–5, disq. Aug 1785. March 1820
Moffat, James 1774–7, 79–82, Dec 1784–5, 87–90 December 1790
Money, William 1789–92, 94–5 February 1796
Money, William Taylor Dec 1818, 20–3, 25, disq. Mar 1826.
Moore, James Arthur May 1850, 52–3, d. Jul 1860.
Morris, John 1814–17, 19–22, 24–7, 29–32, 34–7, disq. Jan 1838.
Motteux, John 1769, 1784–6*–7**.
Muspratt, John Petty Mar 1824, 25–8, 30–3, 35–8, 40–3, 45–8, 50–3 August 1855
Newnham, Nathaniel 1758 February 1760
Oliphant, James Jan 1844–44–46, 48–51, 53*, 54**, 55–6, disq. Apr 1857.
Pardoe, John 1765, 66, 67, 68.
Parry, Edward Apr 1797–97–98, 1800–03,0506*–07**–08**, 10–13, 1518, 20–3, 25–7 July 1827
Parry, Richard Aug 1815–17 July 1817
Parry, Thomas Oct 1781, 83–6, 88–91, 93–6, 98–1801, 03–06 1806
Pattison, James Mar 1805, 06–09, 11–14, 16–17*–18**–19, 21*–2**–4, 26–7*–9, disq. Apr 1830.
Pattle, Thomas 1787–90, 92–4, disq. Apr 1795.
Peach, Samuel 1773, 74, 76–9, 81, disq. Oct 1781.
Peel, Laurence 1857 July 1884
Phipps, Thomas 1758
Pigou, Frederick 1758, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74–7.
Plant, Henry 1758
Plowden, Richard Chicheley 1803–06, 08–11, 13–16, 18–21, 23–6, 28–9 February 1830
Plowden, William Henry Chicheley 1841–4, 46–9, 51–3 March 1880
Pollock, George 1854–5, 58 October 1872
Prescott, Charles Elton Jun 1820, 22–5, 27–30, 32 June 1832
Prinsep, Henry Thoby Jul 1850–1, 53–8 February 1878
Purling, John 1763, 64, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70*, 71**, 77–80.
Raikes, George Mar 1817, 18–21, 23–6, 28–31, 33–6, disq. Jul 1836.
Ravenshaw, John Goldsborough Jul 1819–22, 24–7, 29–31*2**, 34–7, 39–40 June 1840
Rawlinson, Henry Creswicke 1856–8 March 1895
Raymond, John 1758, 59, 60 1768
Reid, Thomas Nov 1803, 05–08, 10– 13,15*–16**–18,20*–1**–3 March 1824
Robarts, Abraham Mar 1786–86, 88–91, 93–6, 98–1801, 03–06, 08–11, 1315, disq. Oct 1815.
Roberts, John 1764, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 75*–6**–8, Nov 80–3,85–8,90–3,95–8,1800–01*–02**–03*, 05–08 February 1810
Robertson, Archibald Jun 1841–2, 44–7 June 1847
Robinson, George Abercrombie 1808–11,13–16,18–19*–20**–1, 23–5*–6**, 28, disq. Mar 1829.
Rooke, Giles 1758, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64.
Rous, Thomas 1758, 60*, 61*, 62**, 64**, 65, 66*, 67**, 70, 71 June 1771
Rous, Thomas Bates 1773,74,76–9.
Rumbold, Thomas 1772, 75–6–7, res. Aug 1777.
Saunders, Thomas 1765,66,67*.
Savage, Henry 1758, 60, 61, 62, 64, 65, 66, 67, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74–7, 79–82.
Scott, David (of Dunninald) Dec 1788–91, 93–5*–6**, 98–1800*–01 **, resigned Apr 1802.
Scott, David (2) 1814–17, 19–20, disq. Aug 1820.
Scrafton, Luke 1765, 66, 67, 68.
Seward, Richard 1759, 61, 62, 63.
Shank, Henry 1831–4,36–9,41–4,46–9,51–3.
Shepherd, John Jun 1835–6, 38–41, 43*–4**– 6, 48–9*–50**–51**, 53–8 January 1859
Smith, George Apr 1795, 97–1800, 02–05*, 07–10, 12–15, 17–20, 22–5, 27–30, 32–3, disq. Jul 1833. December 1836
Smith, Martin Tucker Dec 1838, 40–3, 45–8, 50–8 October 1880
Smith, John (see Burges, John Smith)
Smith, Joshua 1771,72 July 1775
Smith, Nathaniel 1774–5, 77–80, 82*–3***–4**5*, 87*–8**–90, 92–4 May 1794
Smith, Richard 1759, 60, 61, 62, 64.
Smith, Samuel 1783–6, disq. Jul 1786.
Snell, William 1762, 63, 64, 67, 68, 69.
Sparkes, Joseph 1773, 74, 76–9, 81–4, 86–9 March 1790
Stables, John 1774–6, 78–81, disq. Oct 1781.
Steevens, George 1758, 59, 60, 62, 63 1763
Stephenson, John 1765,66,67,68 April 1794
Stuart, James 1826–9, 31–2 April 1833
Sulivan, Laurence 1758**, 60**, 61**, 63*, 64, 69, 71, 72*, 78–80*–81**, 83–5 February 1786
Sykes, William Henry Jul 1840–2, 44–7, 49–52, 54–5*–6**–8 June 1872
Tatem, George 1772, 73, 74, 76–9, 81–4, Jul 1786, 88–91, 93–6, 98–1801 July 1807
Taylor, John Bladen Jan 1810, 11–14, 16–19 1819
Thelusson, George Woodford Sep 1796–7, 99–1802, 04–07 December 1811
Thornhill, John Oct 1815–16, 18–21, 23–6, 28–31, 33–6, 38–40 February 1841
Thornton, Robert Dec 1787–8, 90–3, 95–8, 1800–03 05–0£ 10–13** disq. Apr 1814.
Thornton, William (1) 1759, 61, 62, 63, 64.
Thornton, William (2) (see Astell, William Thornton)
Toone, Sweny Mar 1798–98–1800, 02–05, 07–10, 12–15, 17–20, 22–5, 27–30, disq. Feb 1831.
Townson, John Mar 1781, 81–3, 85–8, 90–3, 95–6 Template:1797
Travers, John 1786–9, 91–4, 96–9, 1801–04, 06–09 October 1809
Tucker, Henry St. George 1826–9,31–3*–4**,36–9,41–4, 46*–7**–9,51 June 1851
Tullie, Timothy 1758, 60, 61, 62, 63 August 1765
Twining, Richard 1810–13, 15–16, disq. Jan 1817.
Vansittart, Henry 1769 1770
Verelst, Harry 1771 1785
Vivian, John Hussey 1856–8.
Walton, Bourchier 1759,60,61,62, d. Jun 1779.
Ward, Edward 1762, d. Sep 1762.
Warden, Francis Jul 1836, 38–41,43–6,48–50, disq. Jul 1850.
Warner, Richard 1760, 61, 62, 63.
Waters, Thomas 1759, 60, 61, 62 September 1764
Webber, William 1762, 63, 64, 65 April 1779
Wheler, Edward 1765, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73**, 74**–6.
Whiteman, John Clarmont May 1844–7, 49–52 August 1866
Wier, Daniel 1768, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74–6.
Wigram, William May 1809–12, 15–18, 20–2*3**,25–8,30–3*,35–8,40–3, 45–8, 50–3.
Wilkinson, Jacob 1782–3, resigned Nov 1783.
Williams, Stephen Mar 1790,91–4, 96–9, 1801–4 March 1805
Willock, Henry Jan 1838, 39–42, 44*–5**–7, 49–52, 54–8.
Willoughby, John Pollard 1854–8 September 1866
Wombwell, George 1766, 67, 68, 75–7**–8**, 80, d. Nov 1780.
Woodhouse, John 1768, 69, 70, 71, 73, 74–6, 78–81, Jan 1784–84–86, 88–90, disq. Feb 1791.
Williams, Robert 1809–12, d. Jul 1812.
Young, William Mar 1829–29–31, 33–6, 3841, 43–6.

List of chairmen and deputy chairmen since 1714[edit]

Prior to 1714 the Chairman and Deputy Chairman were appointed at each meeting of the Court.[2]

Year Chairman Deputy Chairman
1714 Sir Charles Peers (Kt.) Robert Child
1715 Sir Robert Child (Kt.) Josias Wordsworth
1716 Sir Gregory Page, Bt. Henry Lyell
1717 Josias Wordsworth Henry Lyell (2nd time)
1718 Henry Lyell Sir Robert Nightingale, Bt
1719 Sir Robert Nightingale, Bt William Dawsonne
1720 William Dawsonne Sir Matthew Decker, Bt
1721 Henry Lyell (2nd time) Thomas Heath
1722 Josias Wordsworth (2nd time) Joseph Herne
1723 Josias Wordsworth (3rd time) Edward Harrison
1724 Edward Harrison Abraham Addams
1725 Sir Matthew Decker, 1st Baronet Henry Lyell (3rd time)
1726 Henry Lyell (3rd time) John Gould
1727 John Gould Josias Wordsworth (2nd time)
1728 Josias Wordsworth (4th time) Edward Harrison (2nd time)
1729 Edward Harrison (2nd time) Sir Matthew Decker, 1st Baronet (2nd time)
1730 Sir Matthew Decker, 1st Baronet (2nd time) Josias Wordsworth (3rd time)
1731 Sir Matthew Decker, 1st Baronet (3rd time) Edward Harrison
1732 Sir Matthew Decker, 1st Baronet (4th time) Josias Wordsworth (4th time)
1733 Josias Wordsworth (5th time) John Gould (2nd time)
1734 Josias Wordsworth (6th time) Abraham Addams
1735 Josias Wordsworth (7th time) Sir William Billiers (Kt.)
1736 Sir William Billiers (Kt.) Harry Gough
1737 Harry Gough Josias Wordsworth (5th time)
1738 Josias Wordsworth (8th time) Sir William Rous (Kt.)
1739 Sir William Rous (Kt.) Samuel Feake
1740 Samuel Feake Harry Gough (2nd time)
1741 Harry Gough (2nd time) Sir John Salter (Kt.)
1742 Sir John Salter (Kt.) Harry Gough (3rd time)
1743 Harry Gough (3rd time) Samuel Feake (2nd time)
1744 Samuel Feake (2nd time) Dodding Braddyll
1745 Dodding Braddyll Harry Gough (4th time)
1746 Harry Gough (4th time) Samuel Feake (3rd time)
1747 Harry Gough (5th time) Richard Chauncey
1748 Richard Chauncey Dodding Braddyll (died Jan. 1748/9)
1749 William Baker Richard Chauncey (2nd time)
1750 Richard Chauncey (2nd time) Harry Gough (5th time)
1751 Roger Drake William Baker
1752 William Baker (2nd time) Richard Chauncey (3rd time)
1753 Richard Chauncey (3rd time) Roger Drake
1754 Roger Drake (2nd time) Richard Chauncey (4th time)
1755 Roger Drake (3rd time) Peter Godfrey
1756 Peter Godfrey John Payne
1757 John Payne Laurence Sulivan
1758 Laurence Sulivan Roger Drake (2nd time)
1759 Peter Godfrey (2nd time) Sir John Boyd, Bt.
1760 Laurence Sulivan Thomas Rous
1761 Laurence Sulivan Thomas Rous (2nd time)
1762 Thomas Rous John Dorrien
1763 John Dorrien Laurence Sulivan
1764 Thomas Rous (2nd time) Henry Crabb Boulton
1765 Henry Crabb Boulton George Dudley
1766 George Dudley Thomas Rous (3rd time)
1767 Thomas Rous (3rd time) Thomas Saunders
1768 Henry Crabb Boulton (2nd time) Sir George Colebrooke, Baronet
1769 Sir George Colebrooke, Baronet Peregrine Cust
1770 Sir George Colebrooke, Baronet John Purling
1771 John Purling George Dudley (2nd time)
1772 Sir George Colebrooke, Bt. Laurence Sulivan
1773 Henry Crabbe Boulton (died October 1773) (3rd time)

Edward Wheeler

Edward Wheeler

John Harrison

1774 Edward Wheeler (2nd time) John Harrison (2nd time)
1775 John Harrison John Roberts
1776 John Roberts William James
1777 George Wombwell (later Sir George Wombwell, Bt.) William Devaynes
1778 George Wombwell (2nd time) William James (2nd time)
1779 Sir William James, Bt. William Devaynes (2nd time)
1780 William Devaynes Laurence Sulivan
1781 Laurence Sulivan Sir William James, Bt.
1782 Robert Gregory Henry Fletcher
1783 Sir Henry Fletcher, Bt. Nathaniel Smith
1784 Nathaniel Smith William Devaynes (3rd time)
1785 William Devaynes (2nd time) Nathaniel Smith (2nd time)
1786 John Michie John Motteaux
1787 John Motteaux Nathaniel Smith (3rd time)
1788 Nathaniel Smith (3rd time) John Michie
1789 William Devaynes (3rd time) John Michie
1790 Stephen Lushington William Devaynes (4th time)
1791 John Smith Burges Francis Baring
1792 Francis Baring John Smith Burges
1793 William Devaynes (4th time) Thomas Cheap
1794 William Devaynes (5th time) John Hunter
1795 Sir Stephen Lushington, Bt. (2nd time) David Scott
1796 David Scott Hugh Inglis
1797 Hugh Inglis Jacob Bosanquet
1798 Jacob Bosanquet Sir Stephen Lushington, Bt. (2nd time)
1799 Sir Stephen Lushington, Bt. (3rd time) Hugh Inglis (2nd time)
1800 Hugh Inglis (2nd time) David Scott (2nd time)
1801 David Scott (2nd time) Charles Mills
1802 John Roberts (2nd time) Jacob Bosanquet (2nd time)
1803 Jacob Bosanquet (2nd time) John Roberts (2nd time)
1804 Hon. W. Fullarton Elphinstone Charles Grant
1805 Charles Grant George Smith
1806 Hon. W. Fullarton Elphinstone Edward Parry
1807 Edward Parry Charles Grant
1808 Edward Parry (2nd time) Charles Grant
1809 Charles Grant William Astell
1810 William Astell Jacob Bosanquet (3rd time)
1811 Jacob Bosanquet (3rd time) Sir Hugh Inglis, Bt. (3rd time)
1812 Sir Hugh Inglis, Bt. (3rd time) Robert Thornton
1813 Robert Thornton Hon. W. Fullarton Elphinstone
1814 Hon. W. Fullarton Elphinstone John Inglis
1815 Charles Grant (3rd time) Thomas Reid
1816 Thomas Reid John Jebb
1817 John Jebb James Pattison
1818 James Pattison Campbell Marjoribanks
1819 Campbell Marjoribanks George A.Robinson
1820 George A.Robinson Thomas Reid (2nd time)
1821 Thomas Reid (2nd time) James Pattison (2nd time)
1822 James Pattison (2nd time) William Wigram
1823 William Wigram William Astell (2nd time)
1824 William Astell (2nd time) Campbell Marjoribanks (2nd time)
1825 Campbell Marjoribanks (2nd time) Sir George A. Robinson, Bt. (2nd time)
1826 Sir George A. Robinson, Bt. (2nd time) Hon. Hugh Lindsay
1827 Hon. Hugh Lindsay James Pattison (3rd time)
1828 William Astell (3rd time) John Loch
1829 John Loch William Astell (3rd time)
1830 William Astell (4th time) Robert Campbell
1831 Sir Robert Campbell, Bt. John Goldsborough Ravenshaw
1832 John Goldsborough Ravenshaw Campbell Marjoribanks (3rd time)
1833 Campbell Marjoribanks (3rd time)

John Loch (2nd time)

William Wigram (2nd time)

Henry St George Tucker

1834 Henry St George Tucker William Stanley Clarke
1835 William Stanley Clarke James Rivett-Carnac
1836 Sir James Rivett-Carnac, Bt. John Loch (2nd time)
1837 Sir James Rivett-Carnac, Bt. Major-General Sir James L. Lushington, K.C.B.
1838 Sir James L.Lushington Richard Jenkins
1839 Sir Richard Jenkins, G.C.B. William B.Bayley
1840 William B.Bayley George Lyall
1841 George Lyall Major-General Sir James L. Lushington, K.C.B. (2nd time)
1842 Major-General Sir James L. Lushington, K.C.B. (2nd time) John Cotton
1843 John Cotton John Shepherd
1844 John Shepherd Sir Henry Willock
1845 Sir Henry Willock James Weir Hogg
1846 James Weir Hogg Henry St George Tucker (2nd time)
1847 Henry St George Tucker (2nd time) Major-General Sir James L. Lushington, K.C.B. (3rd time)
1848 Major-General Sir James L. Lushington, K.C.B. (3rd time) Major-General Archibald Galloway, C.B.
1849 Major-General Sir Archibald Galloway, K.C.B. John Shepherd (2nd time)
1850 John Shepherd (2nd time) Sir James Weir Hogg, Bt. (2nd time)
1851 John Shepherd (3rd time) Sir James Weir Hogg, Bt. (3rd time)
1852 Sir James Weir Hogg, Bt. (2nd time) Russell Ellice
1853 Russell Ellice Major James Oliphant
1854 Major James Oliphant Elliot Macnaghten
1855 Elliot Macnaghten Col William Henry Sykes
1856 Col William Henry Sykes Ross Donnelly Mangles
1857 Ross Donnelly Mangles Sir Fred Currie, Bt.
1858 Sir Fred Currie, Bt. Captain Eastwick

References[edit]

  • C.H. & D. Philips, “Alphabetical List of Directors of the East India Company from 1758 to 1858”. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society October 1941

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The killing in Multan of Patrick Vans Agnew and Lt Anderson sparked the Second Anglo-Sikh War (1848–1849)
  2. ^ Record of Services of the Honourable East India Company's Civil Servants in the Madras Presidency