Thomas Fortescue (secretary)

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Thomas Fortescue (1784–1872) was an Anglo-Indian civil servant and secretary.

Fortescue, son of Gerald Fortescue, by Elizabeth, daughter of John Tew, acted as secretary to his cousin, Henry Wellesley, lieutenant-governor of the recently ceded province of Oudh, 1801–3. On the capture of Delhi, October 1803, he was appointed civil commissioner there.

He married on 19 March 1859 Louisa Margaret, second daughter of Thomas Russell, and died on 7 September 1872. Part of his official correspondence is preserved at the British Museum.



 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Fortescue, Thomas". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.