Yale University: the Indian connection

By Reginald Massey On April 5, 1649 there was born in Boston, New England, a boy named Elihu Yale. The Yales were of Welsh ancestry from Plas yn Ial near the village of Llandegla in Denbigshire. Yale is apparently the English version of Ial. However, when he was three the family moved to London where Elihu attended a private school. At the time the British East India Company was recuiting plucky young men to serve in India. The call was “Go East Young Man!” The young Yale answered the call…

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