Lawrence, Stringer, 1697-1775

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Commander-in-Chief in the E. Indies in 1752; superseded in command in 1754. Went home for health in 1759, then returned as Commander-in-Chief , Member of Council and Maj. General in 1761. Retired in 1766.

From the description of Letters, 1764-1765. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86126335

Stringer Lawrence (1697-1775), army officer in the East India Company, began his military career as an ensign in Clayton's regiment (later the 14th foot) at Gibraltar on 22 December 1727. After twenty years, Lawrence resigned the king's service and was given a major's commission by the East India Company in 1746 to command its forces at Madras, with whom he remained for almost twenty years. His success in this role led to his later moniker "the father of the Indian Army."

From the description of Transactions in the East Indies at the end of the year 1750, 1750-1754. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702184348

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correspondedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith East India Company corporateBody
associatedWith East India Company. Army. corporateBody
associatedWith Granby, John Manners, Marquis of, 1721-1770 person
associatedWith Weetman, Agar. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Carnatic (India)


Birth 1697-03-06

Death 1775-01-10




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SNAC ID: 23904734