Dictionary of Indian Biography/Burgoyne, Sir John, Baronet

2898283Dictionary of Indian Biography — Burgoyne, Sir John, BaronetCharles Edward Buckland


General: born 1739: entered the Army young: served in the 7th and other regts.: Lt-Colonel of 58th regt., 1764: and of 14th Light Dragoons: raised, in 1781, the first regt. of European cavalry sent to India, called the 23rd Light Dragoons, afterwards the 19th Dragoons and the 19th Hussars, which he took to Madras: Maj-General, 1783: he and Sir Robert Fletcher were the champions of what they considered the rights and privileges of the King's service as against the authority of the E.I. Co.'s Governor and Council: both were recalled, but Burgoyne died at Madras, Sep. 23, 1785: buried in the Fort Church there.