I have a copy of a photograph taken by Sidney Webb. It is actually a carte
de visite taken in a studio or St. Andrews Chapel, Pembroke. It is of a
young couple and is probably taken at the time of their marriage in 1868.
The words - Sidney Webb Pembroke Dock appear on the front at the foot of the
photograph. On the reverse within scrolling is - SIDNEY WEBB Photographer to
the Admiralty (By Appointment) Diamond Street PEMBROKE DOCK - and at the foot
- Negatives Kept Copies can always be obtained No.................
No number has been allocated but at the top has been written - Mr & Mrs.
Harrison 3 Lower Laws St Pemb Dock - and again between DOCK and Negatives -
Mr. & Mrs. Harrison. This may be Sidney Webb's handwriting but it could also
be that of the husband or wife.
As he says he was appointed by the Admiralty you may find reference to him in
the Admiralty papers at Kew.
The East India Company (EIC) controlled most of India until 1858 when the
Crown took direct control. They administered dIndia through three
presidencies: Bengall, Madras and Bombay. Although British Army units were
stationed in India, most of the military forces serving there wre the EIC's
own armies (one for each presidency, with regiments of British men, but also
India (or sepoy) regiments led by British officers. (Transcribed from
Ancestral Trails by Mark D. Herber).
The East India Company were concerned with all types of trade. Records go
back to the early 1600's and are held at the India Office Library now at the
British Library, Euston Road, London. Thomas ELLIOTT was probably made
redundant when the EIC lost control of India in 1858 and so became a
Bye for now