LEIGH, WILLIAMLEIGH, WILLIAM, an Irish adventurer, who while serving with the 19th Light Dragoons in Bombay, shot down, in 1803, his captain and fled his unit. He travelled in the remote parts of Sindh and Afghanistan. In Khorasan he embraced Islam and adopted the name of Muhammad Khan. He came to Lahore in 1825, and, in an interview with Maharaja Ranjit Singh, stated that he knew the art of cartography. He showed him maps of Kabul, Kandahar, Sindh and Peshawar. The Maharaja gave him appointment and attached him to General Vcntura. There is no mention of him in the Sikh records after 1830.
1. Grey, C., European Adventurers of Northern India. Lahore, 1929