Sir George Couper, 2nd Baronet

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Sir George Ebenezer Wilson Couper, 2nd Baronet KCSI CB CIE (29 April 1824 – 5 March 1908) was a British civil servant in India.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Couper was the eldest son of Colonel Sir George Couper, Chief Equerry and Comptroller of the Household of Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent. His father was created a baronet in 1841.[1]

He was educated at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He was sent to India in 1846 and joined the Bengal Civil Service. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 1860 Birthday Honours while serving as Secretary to the Chief Commissioner of Oude, James Outram.[1][3]

From 26 July 1876 to 15 February 1877, he was Lieutenant-Governor of the North-Western Provinces.[4] In 1877, he was created a Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India and in 1878 a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire.[1]

From 15 February 1877 to 17 April 1882, he was Lieutenant Governor of the North-Western Provinces and Chief Commissioner of Oudh.[5]

Family[edit]

In 1852, he married Caroline Penelope Every, sister of Sir Henry Every, 10th Baronet. He had three sons, who were all in the military, and a daughter. Sir George died in Camberley, aged 84. His eldest son, Ramsay George Henry Couper, succeeded him in the baronetcy.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Obituary". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 7 March 1908. p. 6. 
  2. ^ Debrett's Baronetage and Knightage 1879. Debrett's. 1879. p. 105. Retrieved 29 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "No. 22387". The London Gazette. 18 May 1860. p. 1916. 
  4. ^ The India List and India Office List By India Office, Great Britain #130
  5. ^ The India List and India Office List By India Office, Great Britain #131
Government offices
Preceded by
Sir John Strachey
Lieutenant Governor of the North-Western Provinces
26 July 1876 – 15 February 1877
Succeeded by
Merged
with
Lieutenant Governor of the North-Western Provinces and Chief Commissioner of Oudh
Preceded by
New Creation
by merging posts of
Lieutenant Governor of the North-Western Provinces
&
Chief Commissioner of Oudh
Lieutenant Governor of the North-Western Provinces and Chief Commissioner of Oudh
15 February 1877 – 17 April 1882
Succeeded by
Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
George Couper
Baronet
1861–1908
Succeeded by
Ramsay Couper