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Yesterdate: This day from Kolkata’s past, November 10, 1825

British administrator in Kolkata John Fendall Jr, who was known as John of Java and Bengal, passed away on this day

Chandrima S. Bhattacharya | Published 10.11.23, 05:17 AM
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British administrator in Kolkata John Fendall Jr, who was known as John of Java and Bengal, passed away on this day. He is buried in the South Park Street Cemetery.

Born in London, Fendall joined the British East India Company in 1778 at the age of 16. He became Collector of Midnapore in 1790.

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In 1816, he took charge of Java, which the British had taken from the Dutch, as lieutenant-governor.

The Dutch soon reclaimed Java, making Fendall the last British lieutenant-governor of Java. On his return to Kolkata, Fendall was appointed a member of the Supreme Council. He was a senior merchant of the East India Company.

Last updated on 10.11.23, 05:17 AM
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