Sir John D'Oyly, 6th Baronet
John Hadley D'Oyly, 6th Baronet
|Member of the Great Britain Parliament|
Serving with Charles Crickitt
|Died||5 January 1818|
His father, Hadley D'Oyly, was rector of Wotton and Felixstowe. His mother was Henrietta Maynard Osborne, daughter of Reverend Henry Osborne, the Vicar of Thaxted, Essex. His father died when John was ten years old, only leaving debt as a legacy. His mother educated him herself until through the influence of Charles Bunbury, John entered the service of the East India Company (EIC) in 1769 as a "writer", i.e. a junior clerical worker.
Career with the East India CompanyEdit
However John progressed, becoming a Persian translator in 1775 for the EIC Army, a mercantile factor in 1776, Sheriff of Kolkata for 1779. In this year he married Diana Rochfort, widow of William Cotes of Calcutta and was appointed Resident for Murshidabad, whilst also becoming first a junior merchant (1780) and then a senior merchant (1782) with the EIC. However in 1785 his wife became ill and he took his family back to England with him.
Residency at MurshidabadEdit
D'Oyly took over the residency at Murshidabad following the resignation of William Byam Martin in January 1780. He arrived that February with instructions from Warren Hastings, the Governor General of Bengal to encourage Mubarak Ali Khan, the Nawab of Bengal to adopt "effectual measures" to curb his spending which was greater than his income.
Career in EnglandEdit
Return to IndiaEdit
His wife died on 6 September 1803, and John returned to India filling the post of collector of customs, at Kolkata. In 1807 he was appointed Postmaster General and salt agent for Bengal. He died in 1818 and was buried in the South Park Street Cemetery in Calcutta (today Kolkata), India.
- Harriet Rochfort D'Oyly (1777-1833)
- Sir Charles D'Oyly, 7th Baronet (18 Sep 1781-21 Sep 1845)
- Maynard Eliza D'Oyly (1785-21 Jun 1866). She married firstly Walter Farquhar (d. 1809), son of Sir Walter Farquhar, 1st Baronet. After his death she married Rev. Thomas Snow. They had three sons, and three daughters.
- Sir John Hadley D'Oyly, 8th Baronet (29 Sep 1794-21 Mar 1869)
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