Went to England to seek employment, 1674. Tutor for children of Lord Thomas Wharton, circa 1674-1681. As writer for East India Company sailed for Fort St. George, Madras, India, 1684, assistant custom and warehouse agent of Fort St. George, 1684-1685, factor, 1685-1686, member governor’s council, 1686-1689, also held concurrent positions as judge admiralty and municipal courts, mayor, mint master, chief accountant, bookkeeper, paymaster, justice of the peace, commissioner of customs, in charge of mayor’s court (all Fort St. George), 1685-1689.
Left Fort St. George, 1689, returned as governor, 1692-1698. Appointed Lieutenant general of India, 1694, disputes over land and occupation led to minor war with Asad Khan, 1697-1698. Member Thomas Pitt’s Council, Fort St. George, 1698.
Returned to England, 1700. With 19 others petitioned Queen Anne for removal of Governor Joseph Dudley of Massachusetts, 1706. Member Society for Propagation of the Gospel in New Eng.
Born October 11, 1652