The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Brandt, Hon. Mr. Francis
Brandt, Hon. Mr. Francis, B.A., Retired Judge, High Court, Madras educated at the Brasenose College, Oxford; Entered I.C.S. 1st September, 1862; Student at the College, from 7th October 1862; passed in Telugu and Tamil on 15th January and 15th April respectively, 1863; Posted as Assistant Collector and Magistrate, Kistna, 8th June 1863; sub Magistrate 1st Class, 22nd April 1864; Acting Special Assistant Collector and Magistrate Kistna, 1st November. 1864 to 20th January 1865; Acting Head Assistant Collector, Kurnool 1st March to 11th April, 1865; Acting Under Secretary to Government in the departments under the Chief Secretary, 19th April to 18th July 1865; Acting Head Assistant, Salem, from 29th July 1865: Justice of the Peace, 8th January 1866; Head Assistant Collector, Bellary; but to continue in Salem, 30th April to 8th June, 1866; Acted as Under Secretary to Government in the Revenue and other departments till August 1867; Confirmed as Under Secretary to Government, Revenue Department, 28th August 1867; Acting Sub-Secretary, Board of Revenue, 21st August to 21st November 1868; various other capacities till 1873; Proceeded to Europe on furlough, 13th October 1873 to 16th April 1874; Acting Collector of Sea Customs, Madras, till 27th April 1874; Acting District and Sessions Judge, Chingleput, 20th July 1874 to 13th August 1875; Acted in other capacities and again proceeded on furlough from 21st April 1879 to 19th April 1880; returned and was posted to Trichinopoly, 1880; Member, Rent Law Commission, 1882; Collector, Magistrate and Additional Judge, Nilgris, 1888; Offg. Judge, High Court, Madras, 1884; confirmed, 30th September 1884, retd. 1887. Address: c/o India Office, London.