Ross Donnelly Mangles

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Ross Donnelly Mangles (1801 – 1877) was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Guildford between 1841 and 1857. In the latter year he became Chairman of the East India Company. [1] [2]


Career and appointments

He was the son of James Mangles of Guildford and his wife Mary, and was educated at Eton College and East India College, Haileybury. [3] He then joined the Bengal Civil Service. [2]

Secretary to the Government of Bengal in the Judicial and Revenue Departments. [2]

Deputy Lieutenant of London. [4]

A director of the New Zealand Co. [4]

Member for Council of India in September 1858 to 1866 [2]



Ross Lowis Mangles V.C. was his son. [5]

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  1. The India List and India Office List for 1905 (Google eBook). London: Harrison and Sons. 1905. p. 111.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Carlyle, E. I. (1901). "Mangles, Ross Donnelly"  . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography (1st supplement). London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  3. Prior, Katherine. "Mangles, Ross Donnelly". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/17934.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  4. 1 2 Adams's parliamentary handbook: a key to the Houses of Lords and Commons
  5. "Mangles collection, Surrey Archaeological Society" . Retrieved 12 June 2016.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by Member of Parliament for Guildford
With: Charles Baring Wall 1832–1841
Henry Currie 1847–1852
James Bell 1852–1857
William Bovill 1857–1858
Succeeded by