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Capt. Edmund (Mun) 
Maskelyne
1728 - 1775


Capt. Edmund (Mun) 
Maskelyne
, dsp "A few days before Edmund, the father's death, Elizabeth Maskelyne asked the duke of Newcastle for a clerkship in his office for Edmund, his second son (Elizabeth M to Newcastle, 7 March 1743/4; BL MS Add.32702, f.173) William Maskelyne's letter to Newcastle, of july 1753 (BL MS Add.32732, f.389)asking the latter to sponsor him as Professor of hebrew, makes it clear that it was through Newcastle's influence that Edmund obtained the East India Company writership." married twice, but d.s.p. Close friend of Robert Clive. He was sent to Madras as a Writer at the same time as Robert Clive and was closely involved in India with him. He joind the EIC through the influence of the Duke of Newcastle. Of Basset Down House and of Purton, Capt. H.E.I.C's. service. He had a third cousin called John Coxe from whom he bought Basset Down. John Coxe married Margaret Hippisley bap. 12 Dec 1692 in Stonn Easton, in 1709 at Leigh, Wilts. That year John Coxe bought Basset Down for the sum of £4000 from Margaret's uncle William York. Reference Code: 1390 Story Maskelyne of Purton Creation dates: 1391-1949 Creator(s): Story-Maskelyne family of Basset Down, Wiltshire Maskelyne, Story-, family of Basset Down, Wiltshire Extent and Form: 131 files Held at: Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office Reference: 1390/82 Creation dates: 1677-1714 Reference: 1390/89 Creation dates: 17th cent-1810 Scope and Content Folder containing: 6 papers concerning Yorke family, 17th and 18th cents; 3 documents concerning tithes at Lydiard Tregoze, 1770-4; letter concerning fee farm rent out of Basset Down estate, 1810; articles of agreement, Coxe, Maskelyne, concerning Basset Down, 1763; 5 certified copies of deeds concerning Coxe family, 1709-39. British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections Catalogue Ref. IOR/H Home Miscellaneous [Access Conditions] Unrestricted Printed papers copied for Sir George Forrest from the Madras Records - ref. IOR/H/803-806 FILE - Extracts from records concerning Madras, including material about Robert Clive's career. - ref. IOR/H/806 - date: 1742-1762 hit[from Scope and Content] (1) pp. 1-353, Notes and Extracts (from Madras and Fort St. David Factory Records), Consultations and Letter Books, Court's Despatches to and Letters from Madras and Fort St. David and the Collection known as the Orme MSS. The printed extracts are copies of papers in H/803-5 above. A few papers are worth notice, viz. (2)-(7) below. (2) p. 2, Extracts from Court Minutes 15th Dec. 1742, Clive's appointment as a Writer. (3) pp. 23-6, 104-69, 208-57, Extracts from the Orme MSS. of Papers written by or supplied by Clive regarding his early military career, including letters from Capt. John Dalton and James Repington (p. 319, had previously served the Company as a Lieutenant at St. Helena), Thomas Saunders and Robert Palk; also, pp. 123-40, Accounts of the siege of Arcot by a Sergeant and by Dr. Wilson. (On p. 128 the Sergeant mentions the possibility of reduction by famine, which on p. 132 he says has been obviated. On p. 139 Dr. Wilson says a vast number of cattle were taken into the Fort. On p. 258 Saunders notes, 4th Sept. 1751, that he intends to lay in as large a stock of Provisions as he can, and, p. 263, on 21st Oct. 1751, notes a letter from Clive saying that he is invested in the Fort but has three months' provisions. The only evidence supporting the statement that the garrison suffered from Famine is Clive's deposition, p. 330B, that Frenchmen amongst the besiegers made it a custom to "upbraid them with their want of Provisions.") (4) pp. 100-1, Plan of a Treaty with the French drawn up by Robert Orme and submitted to Lord Bute by Clive August 1762. (From the Orme MSS.) (5) Extracts from the India Office Collection known as Miscellaneous Letters Received. p. 102, Holles Newcastle to Directors 30th Sept. 1757, recommending Clive to their favour; p. 340, Clive to Directors 8th March 1755, recommending Capt. Edmund Maskelyne for an appointment; p. 351, Memorandum by Thomas Saunders 5th Oct. 1755 in reference to his despatch to India in both a Civil and Military capacity that "the former is his particular genius"; p. 350, Clive to Robert James (Secretary to the East India Company) 30th March 1755, mentioning his support by Mr. Fox. (6) pp. 170-207, Extracts from the Orme MSS., Letters to Clive from Stringer Lawrence 7th April--21st Oct. 1752 on military affairs. (7) pp. 319-20, Madras Public Proceedings 3rd Jan. 1753, Saunders mentions that he had offered Clive "a Major's brevet to a glorious purpose would his health have permitted him to accept it." (See 5 above.)

Born: Kensington Gore, , , , England 1728 Baptised: 9th Aug 1728
Died: Basset Down, , , 14th Sep 1775 Buried:
Family:
Maskelyne
  of Purden

Ancestors
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1.
Capt. Edmund (Mun) 
Maskelyne
(
Floyer
,
Greenly
) 1728 - 1775
2.
Edmund (Mun) 
Maskelyne
(
Booth
) 1698 - 1744
4.
Maj. Nevill(e) 
Maskelyne
(
Bathe
) 1661 - 1711
5.
Anne 
Bathe
(
Maskelyne
) c. 1670 - 1706
3.
Elizabeth 
Booth
(
Maskelyne
) ante 1707 - 1749
6.
John 
Booth
(
Proger
) 1669 - 1722
7.
Elizabeth 
Proger
(
Booth
) ante 1675 - 1707

Siblings


1.
Rev. William (Billy) 
Maskelyne
1725 - 1772
2.
Rev. Neville 
Maskelyne
(
Rose
) 1732 - 1811
3.
Margaret 
Maskelyne
(
Clive
) 1735 - 1817

Spouses



1. 1762
2. 24th Dec 1771
Catherine 
Greenly
(
Muscott
,
Maskelyne
,
Halhed
) c. 1736 - 1786

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Timeline


1728Born England
9th Aug 1728Baptised
20th Jul 1743Became an heir of
William 
Bathe
(
?
) c. 1681 - ante 1744 (will)
1762Married
c. 1769Godparent to
Lt.Col. Robert 
Clive
1769 - 1833 (baptism)
24th Dec 1771Married
Catherine 
Greenly
(
Muscott
,
Maskelyne
,
Halhed
) c. 1736 - 1786
Apr 1772AACT/ROLE HEIR
17th Aug 1775Made a will (will)
14th Sep 1775Died Basset Down
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