Charles Hamilton

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Hamilton, Charles, a captain in the East India Company's service, distinguished for his acquaintance with the laws and literature of the Hindoos, was born at Belfast in 1753. He was one of the first members of the Asiatic Society of Calcutta, and in 1786 wrote an account of the Rohilla Afghans. Subsequently, in 1796, he was employed by the Directors of the East India Company to edit a commentary on the Mussulman law, which Allibone styles "a valuable work." He died 14th March 1792, aged about 39, and was buried in Bunhill Fields, London.

Sources

16. Authors, Dictionary of British and American: S. Austin Allibone. 3 vols. Philadelphia, 1859-'71.

349. Worthies of Ireland, Biographical Dictionary of the: Richard Ryan. 2 vols. London, 1821. Wyse, Thomas, see No. 73.

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