Farquhar, Robert Townsend, Sir, 1776-1830

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Gov. of Mauritius.

From the description of Contemporary copy of an autograph letter signed : Port Louis, to Col. Mulcaster, 1817 Sept. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270536200

Sir Robert Townsend Farquhar (1776-1830) was educated at Westminster and joined the East India Company in 1793, serving at Ambon Island, as commissioner at the Treaty of Amiens negotiations for British claims in the Moluccas, and as Lieutenant-Governor of Penang, 1804-1805. In 1810 he was ordered to accompany the British Navy's expedition against Mauritius and Bourbon Islands and to assume their governorship upon their capture. In the event, he served as Governor of Mauritius until 1823, when he returned to England. Farquhar was elected to the House of Commons in 1825 and served until his death in London in March, 1830.

From the description of Robert Townsend Farquhar letters to Robert Dundas, 1810 May-1811 May. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702178967

Epithet: Lieutenant -Gov. of Prince of Wales' Island

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000818.0x000140

Epithet: Governor of Mauritius

Title: 1st Baronet

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000472.0x000162

Place Name Admin Code Country
Indian Ocean
India, Asia
Indian Ocean Region
India, Asia
India, Asia
Ambon Island (Indonesia)
Banda Islands (Indonesia)
Great Britain
Patronage, Political
Colonial administrators
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815--Campaigns
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815


Birth 1776-10-14

Death 1830-03-16




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