Sir Frederick Currie, 1st Baronet - Career - Early Days

Early Days

He was at school at Charterhouse until at age 16 he entered the East India Company College at Haileybury.

He arrived in Bengal in 1820 and after a number of minor judicial and revenue posts in the Gorakhpur district he became in 1835 Commissioner of the Benares Division. In 1840 he was selected to be a judge at Allahabad.

He was appointed Foreign Secretary to the Government of India in 1844 and in that post negotiated the 1846 treaties of Lahore, Amritsar and Bhyroval with the Sikhs at the end of the First Anglo-Sikh War.

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