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William Hay MacNaghten (1793 - 1841):
Colonial Governor


William MacNaghten was born at Dundarave, near Bushmills, County Antrim, and was educated at Charterhouse School. He entered the service of the East India Company in 1809. It is said that he learned many languages and dialects. In 1840 he was created a baronet, in 1841 became Governor of Bombay, and in 1848 envoy to Kabul. While quelling a rising in Kabul, he angered the Afghans by seeming to negotiate different settlements with both sides, and was shot dead.

Born: 24 August 1793
Died: 1841
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