The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Porteous, Col. Charles Arkcoll
Porteous, Col. Charles Arkcoll, C.I.E. (1895); s. of H. W. Porteous, I.M.S.; b. 1839; educ: Grammar School, Musselburgh, near Edinburgh; Scottish Naval and Military Academy, Edinburgh; served in India, 1856-94; served in the Indian Mutiny 1857; transferred to Madras Police as Assistant Superintendent; present at the Imperial Durbar at Delhi, 1876: Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Madras, 1882-7; Inspector-General of Police, 1887-1888; Inspector-General of Jails, 1888-89; Inspector-General of Police, 1890-94; reverted to Military department, 1894; m. Catharine Sophia, d. of Rev. J. Thomas, C.M.S. Missionary, Tinnevelly. Address: Hawkshaw, Sevenoaks, Kent.