Prof, Maj Gen
First name(s)
Richard Drapes*
Position(s) held at King's College London

Professor of Burmese, 1889-1899

Education & professional details

Position(s) held (non King's College London) Ref: *2
  • Soldier, serving in India and Burma
  • Commissioner of Pegu, Burma (1863-78)
  • rose to the rank of General in the Madras Staff Corp
  • Judge Advocate-General of Madras Presidency 
  • taught Burmese at Oxford and Cambridge Universities
Professional activities

Read for the OED

Personal details

Date of birth Ref: *1
21st December 1823
Place of birth Ref: *1
Madras, India
Date of death Ref: *1
29th April 1899
Place of death Ref: *1
Bath, Somerset
Obituary Ref: *4

The Times (London, England), Monday, May 01, 1899; pg. 12

Family details Ref: *3

Eldest son of Sir John Russell Ardagh; married Frances Jane Proctor (1857); children Winifred Mary; Alice Lamphier; Una Frances; George Hutchings (1861); Walter Arthur (1868); Russell Drapes; Edith Harriet; Janet Prudence.


* Not Draper

* References

  1. http://search.ancestry.co.uk/
  2. http://public.oed.com/history-of-the-oed/contributors/biographical-information; https://www.myheritage.com/
  3. http://www.ebooksread.com/; http://www.mocavo.com/Armorial-Families; http://nl.canadagenweb.org/unknown_wills_winnifredardagh.htm
  4. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
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