File:ResidentAssistantCommandantEscortingBahadurShahZafar.jpg

The British Resident in Delhi, the Assistant Resident, and the Commandant of the Escort, escorting Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar II in a procession to celebrate the feast of Eid ul-Fitr.

The following is a list of Residents or Political Agents of the East India Company to the court of the Mughal emperor in Delhi from 1803 to 1857. A Resident or Political Agent was an official of the East India Company (and after 1813, the British Government), who was based in a princely state and who served as part diplomat, part adviser to the native ruler, and part monitor of activities in the princely state. He was an instrument of indirect rule of princely India by the British.

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  • 1803 - 25 Jun 1806 David Ochterlony (1st tenure in office) (b. 1758 - d. 1825)
  • 25 Jun 1806 - 1811 Archibald Seton (b. 1758 - d. 1818)
  • 25 Feb 1811 - 1818 Charles Theophilus Metcalfe (1st tenure) (s.a.)
  • 1818 - 1820 Sir David Ochterlony (2nd tenure) (subject to approval (s.a.))
  • 1820 - 1823 Alexander Ross (b. 1777 - d. 18..)
  • 1823 William Fraser (1st tenure)(acting) (b. 1784 - d. 1835)
  • 1823 - Oct 1825 C. Elliott
  • 26 Aug 1825 - 31 Jul 1827 Sir Charles Theophilus Metcalfe (2nd tenure) (s.a.)
  • 31 Jul 1827 - 1828 Sir Edward Colebrooke
  • 1828 - 1829 William Fraser (2nd tenure)(acting) (s.a.)
  • 18 Sep 1829 - Nov 1830 Francis James Hawkins (b. 1806 - d. 1860)
  • 25 Nov 1830 - 1832 W.B. Martin
  • 1832 - 22 Mar 1835 William Fraser (3rd tenure) (s.a.)
  • 1835 - 1853 Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (b. 1795 - d. 1853)
  • Nov 1853 - 11 May 1857 Simon Fraser (d. 1857)

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