George Samuel Windsor Earl (1813 - 1865)
Scholar and Far Eastern Explorer. Born at North End, Hampstead, and went to sea at an early age. He was concerned with the colonisation of Indonesia, a name he invented. Laterly he was Assistant Resident Councillor and Police Magistrate at Penang, where he died. His father, Percy (1770-1827),, was captain of the East India ship Aurora. His brother, also Percy (1809-1846), was drowned in the Torres Strait. His mother, Elizabeth (1779-1874),, died at Wildwood, North End, aged 95.
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