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William Blunt[1] was a British civil servant in India.

Like all civil servants until the introduction of Competitive examinations in the 1850s, Blunt had studied at Haileybury in Hertfordshire in 1846 with Highly Distinguished[2] distinction and stood at 7th position with 2nd class among students of Bengal[3] .

In 1797 he was appointed as Senior Member of Board of Customs, Salt and Opium.[4]

In 1820 William Blunt became the Commissioner in Cuttack and the Superintendent of Tributary Mahals. In 1829, George Stockwell succeeded Blunt as the Superintendent of Tributary Mahals.[5]

He married Eliza Jane(daughter of Lieut. Colonel Goddard Richards) at Midnapore on 23 December 1821.[6]

He was 'Special Commissioner to David Scott(Agent to the Governor-General on the North-East Frontier) during the Burmese War of May 1828.[7]

From 11 November 1830 to 20 March 1835 he was Member of the council of the Governor General,[8].

On 20 March 1835 he was posted as Governor of the Presidency of Agra where he served for over eight months till 1 December 1835.[9]

During December 1835 to April 1836(at least) he was a Judge of the Courts of Ṣadr Dīwānī ʿAdālat and Ṣadr Nizāmat ʿAdālat at the Bengal Presidency.[10]

In 1841 he was Officiating Member of Board of Customs, Salt and Opium and Marine Board at Loudon buildings in Calcutta (Now Kolkata).[11]


Government offices
Preceded by
Sir C. T. Metcalfe
Governor of Agra
20 March 1835 – 1 December 1835
Succeeded by
A. Ross


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