James Salmond

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James Hanson Salmond
Born (1766-08-17)17 August 1766[1] or (1766-11-17)17 November 1766[2]
Died (1837-11-01)1 November 1837[1][2]
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Indian Army
Rank Major-General

Major-General James Hanson Salmond (1766–1837) was an officer in the East India Company's Forces who went on to be Military Secretary to the East India Company.

Military career[edit]

Salmond, a subaltern in the East India Company's Forces, was commissioned into the British Army in 1796.[3] He was appointed Adjutant of the 1st Regiment of Royal East India Volunteers later that year.[4]

He was appointed Military Secretary to the East India Company in 1809[5] and promoted to Major-General in 1837.[6]

He also wrote a history of the Anglo-Mysore Wars.[7]


In 1798 he married Louisa Scott[7] and then in 1808 he married Rachel Mary Ann Constable.[2][8]

By his first wife,[2] he had a son, Lieutenant Colonel James Salmond (1805-1880), who married Emma Isabella Coke (d. 1886), daughter of D'ewes Coke (1774-1856).[2] One of their sons was Sir William Salmond.[2]

By his second wife,[2] he had a son, Edward Salmond (1809-1821).[9][2]



  1. ^ a b The Marquis of Ruvigny and Ranieval,"The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal: The Mortimer-Percy Volume", 1911, p. 206
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Vere Langord, Oliver, "The History of the Island of Antigua", 1899, p. 66
  3. ^ "No. 13939". The London Gazette. 8 October 1796. p. 956. 
  4. ^ "No. 13955". The London Gazette. 26 November 1796. p. 1147. 
  5. ^ The military in British India: the development of British Land Forces in South Asia, 1600-1947 By T. A. Heathcote, Page265 Manchester University Press, 1995, ISBN 978-0-7190-3570-8
  6. ^ "No. 19459". The London Gazette. 20 January 1837. p. 139. 
  7. ^ a b Letter to Prime Minister Henry Addington from Richard Wellesley Whilst Governor General of India
  8. ^ Descendants of Leonard Belt Roots.web
  9. ^ Descendants of Leonard Belt Roots.web
Military offices
Preceded by
New Post
Military Secretary to the East India Company
Succeeded by
Philip Melvill