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Raffles, Sir (Thomas) Stamford Bingley (1781–1826), colonial governor and founder of Singapore

C. M. Turnbull

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/23010

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Raffles, Sir (Thomas) Stamford Bingley (1781–1826), colonial governor and founder of Singapore, the eldest and only surviving son of Captain Benjamin Raffles (d. c.1797) and his wife, née Anne Lyde (d. 1824), was born off Port Morant, Jamaica, on 6 July 1781, aboard his father's ship, the West Indiaman ...

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Subjects: World History ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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