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Charles Robert Prinsep

Birthplace: Westminster, London, England (United Kingdom)
Death: June 08, 1864 (75)
Chiswick, Middlesex, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Prinsep and Sophie Elisabeth Prinsep
Husband of Louisa Anne Prinsep
Father of Charles Henry Prinsep; Charles John Prinsep; Sophia Catherine Prinsep; Henry Charles Prinsep; Annie Mary Prinsep and 3 others
Brother of Caroline Macaire; Edward Prinsep; Sophia Charlotte Haldimand (Prinsep); John Prinsep; George (Augustus) Alexander Prinsep and 6 others

Occupation: Judge Advocate of Bengal
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About Charles Robert Prinsep

LL.D. Judge Advocate-General of Bengal Author of 'An Essay on Money' (London, 1818)


Charles Robert Prinsep Born London 1789; died London 1864; married Louisa Anne White in Calcutta, 1837; three sons, three daughters. Charles graduated in law from Cambridge, entered the London Bar in 1817 and moved to Calcutta in 1824, where he became a member of the Calcutta Bar and standing counsel to the East India Company. He established a lucrative legal business which allowed him to purchase property and set up agricultural enterprises in India, Singapore, Van Diemen’s Land and Western Australia, and enter the passenger shipping business. He attained the position of Advocate General of the East India Company in 1852. He was appointed Royal Commissioner to inquire into the conduct of the ‘white rajah’, Sir James Brooke, in Singapore, 1854. He suffered a severe stroke in 1855 and retired to England, where he lived as an invalid in a succession of properties until his death.

source [PDF]Henry Prinsep's Empire: Framing a distant colony - ANU Press

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Charles Robert Prinsep's Timeline

March 28, 1789
Westminster, London, England (United Kingdom)
November 22, 1839
Alipore, Kolkata, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
February 13, 1841
Alipore, Kolkata, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
December 19, 1842
Alipore, Kolkata, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
September 5, 1844
East India, Calentta, India
Calcutta, India
Calcutta, India
September 16, 1853
Calcutta, India
February 9, 1855
Calcutta, India