Hugh Cleghorn (colonial administrator)
Sir Hugh Cleghorn (1752-1837) was the first colonial secretary to Ceylon. He was key in the takeover of Ceylon from Dutch control to the British Empire. In 1795 Cleghorn used his friendship with Comte Charles-Daniel de Meuron who was in charge of a Swiss Regiment, Regiment de Meuron, that controlled Ceylon for the Dutch to transfer control to the English. His grandson Hugh Francis Clarke Cleghorn was instrumental in the foundation of the forest department and forest conservation in India.
- A secret service Agent who became the first Colonial Secretary of Ceylon, HUGH CLEGHORN, The Island, March 3, 2005
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