1736 - 1791
Rumbold, aide de camp to Robert Clive at the Battle of Plassey. One of the most notorious of the nabobs. Originally in Bengal, he was commended by Clive as one of the best of the junior servants of the East India Company. He became rich in Bengal, but after his appointment as Governor of Madras in 1777, he became very much richer - and by dubious means. He left his property to the children by his second wife. See - http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/ilej/image1.pl?item=page&seq=2&size =1&id=nq.18126.96.36.199.216.x.133 Is this he? "India Trade under the Danish Flag 1772-1808 index entry: RUMBOLD, Sir Thomas, Madras Civil Service"
|Born: Low Leyton,Tilney Park, Leytonstone, Herts., , England 15th Jun 1736 ||Baptised: |
|Died: 9th Nov 1791||Buried: |