NEW Case study: THE melvill family and India
Project associate David Williams has contributed a case study to the project, which explores the intergenerational commitment that members of the Melvill family made to the East India Company in the subcontinent and the UK in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Melvill family were a good example of those Scots who after the Act of Union took their opportunities within the British army and in the overseas empire to make their careers. By virtue of their EIC service, this Scottish family became increasingly English by marrying into established English families and settling in England. David’s case study underlines the different ways in which connections to the East India Company shaped what families were and did in modern Britain. To read the case study in full, click here.