Bengal quarter sessions, 1762 Feby 27-June 3.
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Hastings was the first governor general of British India. He began in 1750 as a clerk at the East India Company. In 1761, he was appointed to the Calcutta Council, and in 1769, was made a member of the Madras Council. In 1771, he became governor of Bengal, and in 1774, governor general of India. In 1784, he resigned and returned to England, where he was charged with high crimes and misdemenears. He was impeached in 1787 but, after a long trial, was acquitted in 1795. He was made a privy councilo...
Judges of the court were Henry Vansittart, Warren Hastings, William Hay, John Johnstone, and Peter Amyatt. Usually three and sometimes four judges were present for a case. From the description of Bengal quarter sessions, 1762 Feby 27-June 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122358107 ...