Elliot Macnaghten

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Elliot Macnaghten (1807–1888)[1] J.P.[2] was a Member of the Supreme Court in Calcutta and Vice President of the India Council.[3] He was Chairman of the East India Company in 1855.[4]

Personal background[edit]

He was also known as Elliot Workman-Macnaghten.

Macnaghten was the son of Sir Francis Workman-Macnaghten, knt. (later Sir Francis Workman-Macnaghten, 1st Baronet) of Bushmills House (1836), in the county of Antrim.[5] Elliot Macnaghten was brother to Sir William Hay Macnaghten, 1st Baronet (1840)[6] and Sir Edmund Charles Workman-Macnaghten, 2nd Baronet (1836) of Bushmills House.

Elliot Macnaghten was a J.P. He lived at Ovingdean House, Sussex. Macnaghten married 1st Isabella, (who died 1871) only daughter of John Law.[2]

Macnaghten was father of Sir Melville Leslie Macnaghten,[2] Chester Macnaghten, the first Principal of the Rajkumar College, Rajkot where he taught and influenced 170 royals of The Princely Order of Western India.


Macnaghten was a member of the Supreme Court in Calcutta and was one of the original members of the India Council in 1858 and Vice President in 1866.[3]

He was elected a Director of the Court of the East India Company in 1842 and in 1855 was Chairman.[4]


  1. ^ "Elliot MacNaghten". The Peerage. 6 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c The county families of the United Kingdom; or, Royal manual of the titled and untitled aristocracy of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland .. (Volume ed.59, yr.1919)[1]
  3. ^ a b Dictionary of Indian Biography. Page 266
  4. ^ a b The India list and India Office list
  5. ^ A genealogical and heraldic History of the Commoners of Great ..., Volume 2 [2]
  6. ^ "Sir Francis Workman-Macnaghten, 1st Bt". The Peerage. 17 July 2012.