McNaghten, Robert Adair, Captain (M)

b. 24 March 1796. d. 18 May 1845. Nationality: Irish.
Poet and captain in the 61st Bengal Infantry. Alternative signature: “Captain McNaghten.” Born in Belfast. Married Laura Roberts, the sister of poet Emma Roberts, and moved in 1828 with the Roberts sisters to India, where they lived in Agra, Cawnpore, and Etawah. His wife died in 1830 and he retired from the army in 1839. Author of *Miscellaneous Verses* (1831), privately printed in Calcutta. Biographical information: Mary Ellis Gibson, *Indian Angles: English Verse in Colonial India from Jones to Tagore*, Ohio University Press, 2011, p. 64; *Ancestry* <https://www.ancestry.ca/search/?name=Robert_McNaughten&birth=1796&death=1845> (28 June 2020). (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 7
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Farewell 1828 Forget-Me-Not Poet 14122
The Triumph of Poetry 1828 Forget-Me-Not Poet 14105
Banks of the Ganges 1829 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15546
The Stolen Kiss 1830 Forget-Me-Not Poet 14461
Remember Me Not 1834 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15749
The Love-Suit 1835 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15213
Song. In Answer to “Is There a Heart That Never Loved?” on Hearing It Sung by a Lady 1846 Forget-Me-Not Poet 15492