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Can someone point me in the right direction. I have been following
instructions in this months Family History magazine on how to do family
research by computer at www.familysearch.org website (LDS). No matter what
entry I put in, I get the message, "No match". My family of Stuart-William
goes back to mid 1850's and William to early 1700. 15 years ago I visited
the India library and record office in London and wrote down alot of
information. Also, my Grandfather and his four brothers were on the building
of the North Western railway across India, but I can't find any records of
this. Do I have to register first at LDS before I can get any answers.
I am hoping to get to the PRO, Kew soon, and would like to be able to order
the records I want before I visit. However have been having problems
accessing their catalogue.
Can anyone tell me if the records for a soldier serving in India during 1870
onwards will be available at the PRO? Also, how much information will be
available from these records?
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I have an extract from Crawford's Roll relating to one of my ancestors, but
I do not have access to the book. Can someone please tell me what is
signified by the letters (a,b,c) immediately after the person's name?
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Hussars were never recruited in England by a 1 in 20 selection of men.
There is however a wide spread belief that Hussars in Hungary were recruited by a draft of the twentieth man.
Husz is the Hungarian for 20.
I am looking for Thomas George Clarke who was born in Ireland, went to India and was Conductor in the Ordnance Dept. Madras. Ranked as Captain.
No date of birth,marriage or death is known nor who he married. I am especially interested to find his wife's name. It is known that they had two sons, one EDWARD PATRICK CLARKE b.1811 d. Madras 1.12. 1841. He was a European Clerk in Accountant General's office and married a Miss Brady whose father was in the army. The second son was THOMAS GEORGE CLARKE who was a Magistrate at Madras in 1850 . He died in Madras but dates of birth and death unknown. Family anecdote is that his vault lies at the entrance to St.Mary's R.C.Cathedral in Armenia Street.How can I confirm this?
EDWARD PATRICK CLARKE had a son also named E.P.C. who was born
16.11.1841 at Podanur just a couple of weeks before his father died. This Edward Patrick Clarke married a Miss Frances Elizabeth RIGG daughter of Sergeant Rigg a Riding Master of the 12th Hussars.
Is anyone researching any of these names?
I am also looking for MEPPEN and WALTER.
More BMD announcements for families in India, from Thacker's Overland
Circular, 19th Jan 1855 ...
[N.I. = Native Infantry]
In London, 10th Jan., the wife of Capt.Crighton, 38th Madras N.I., of
twins, a son and a daughter
On 28th Dec , the wife of Major Caledon Egerton, of H.M.'s 89th
regiment, of a son
At Pau, 7th Jan., the widow of the late Capt.E.Fulcher, of a son
At Coventry, 9th Jan., the wife of Major Layard, of a daughter
At Brighton, 3rd Jan., the wife of Lieut.J.N.Maclean, 7th Madras Light
Cavalry, of a daughter
At Lyndhurst, 8th Jan., the wife of Henry G.Metcalfe Esq., of a son
At southsea, 3rd Jan., the wife of Lieut.Newcomen, R.N., of a daughter
In London, 10th Jan., the wife of George Smith Esq., of a daughter
In London, 2nd Jan., Lady Yardley, wife of the Hon.Sir W.Yardley, Chief
Justice of Bombay, of a son
AINSLIE - SADLER
At Clifton, 4th Jan., the Rev. Alexander Colvin Ainslie, to Catherine
Susan, eldest daughter of Benjamin Peyton Sadler Esq., R.N.
CANNON - SHAW
At Westbourne Terrace, 16th Jan., J.S.Cannon Esq., H.M.'s 96th Regiment,
to May Edith, second daughter of the late James Shaw Esq., Bengal Civil
D'AGUILAR - WEEDING
At Alderton, 15th Jan., Lieut.F.J.D'Aguilar, R.N. to Mary Phillis,
youngest daughter of Dr Samuel Weeding of the Isle of Wight
DALY - BRITTEN
At Newington, 10th Jan., Arthur Raine Daly Esq., to Amy Louisa, second
daughter of Thomas Britten Esq
DANIELL - AITKEN
At Carshalton, 11th Jan., E.J.Daniell Esq., to Agnes Maria, yougest
daughter of the late J.Aitken Esq
DUCKETT - WHITE
At the Forest of Dean, 8th Jan., the Rev.William Duckett, to Charlotte
White, widow of the late D.White Esq., Madras Civil Service
FLOYD - MONTGOMERY
At Bath, 10th Jan., Robert Peel Floyd Esq., to Jane Caroline, relict of
the late C.W.Montgomery Esq
GRIFFIN - FORRESTER
At Plymouth, 28th Dec , Capt.C.W.Griffin, R.N., to Isabella
Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late W.Forrester Esq., R.N.
SCOTT - NIBLETT
At Hampstead, 30th Dec , Robert S.Scott Esq., to Anna Maria,
youngest daughter of the late George Niblett Esq
TUCKER - MASON
In London, 11th Jan., Cornet C.N.Tucker, 8th Bengal Light Cavalry, to
Harriet, eldest daughter of the late H.B.Mason Esq
In London, 14th Jan., Lady Arthur, widow of the late Lt.Gen.Sir George
In Norfolk, on 13th inst., Lady Astley, aged 87
At Bayswater, 9th Jan., Henry, infant son of T.J.Atkinson Esq., of
Burdwan, East Indies
At Hammersmith, 4th Jan., John Bowling Esq., aged 67
In St Martin's, Stamford Baron, Mrs Brereton
At Malvern Hills, Lieut.Col Alexander Colston, aged 85
In London, 8th Jan., Capt.Downes, late of the 11th Hussars and 3rd Light
At Rottingdean, 14th Jan., Mr Sejeant D'Oyly, aged 82
In London, 8th Jan., G.R.Gell Esq., son of the late Lieut.Gell,
At the Hospital, Scutari, 18th Dec , Major Charles Stuart
Glazbrook, 49th Regt., D.A.Q.G.
In London, 11th Jan., Mr W.Hastie of Berwickshire, aged 23
At Wandsworth, 9th Jan., Mary Sophia, wife of Kingsmill G.Key Esq., aged
At Cookham, 11th Jan., G.R.Leycester Esq., son of the late G.H.Leycester
At Stoke Newington, 15th Jan., John Mallett Esq., aged 75
At Plymouth, 14th Jan., Maj.Gen.H.R.Milner, late of H.M.'s 94th Regt.,
At sea, on passage from India, Charles Monro Esq., 4th Bombay Rifles
In London, 10th Jan., Rear-Admiral Richard O'Conor, K.C.H.
At Bath, 13th Jan., Hector Rose Esq., late of the H.E.I.C.'s Marine
Service, and J.P. of Hants, Middlesex, aged 61.
At Norwich, 27th Dec , the Rev.Sir G.Stracey, Bart., aged 80
At Weymouth, 11th Jan., Capt.C.B.Tarbutt, late of the H.E.I.C.'s Marine
Service, aged 73
In London, 9th Jan., W.Wing Esq., F.L.S., Secretary of the Entomological
Society, aged 28
At Hampstead, 15th Dec , W.Wray Esq., aged 71
That was a 6.8 shaker, and here in Tacoma (30 miles south of Seattle) we
felt it! Lots of damaged buildings, roads and bridges, about 100 people
treated for various injuries, with a few serious, but no deaths. The quake
was centered midway between Tacoma and Olympia, about 30 miles below the
surface. An interesting day.
Brian in Tacoma
Passengers for India from Thacker's Overland Circular, Jan.19 and Feb.3
issues, 1855 ....
By P & O steamer (unspecified) on 20th Feb.1855 -
For Ceylon -
Rev.Mr E.SARGENT and Mrs SARGENT
Mr and Mrs GROVES
Mr LA PLACE
For Madras -
Mrs WATTS and infant
Mr and Mrs AITKINSON
Miss TRUTCH and friend
Colonel & Mrs MACLEOD and three children
Mr & Mrs FRASER & sister
For Bombay -
Ranzee Numa MIEJAN
Mrs ST JOHN and infant
For Calcutta -
Capt.& Mrs SLATER
Mrs WALLIS and child
Mr WALLIS and Mr C.WALLIS
Mr LE COQ
Lieut.and Mrs GIBNEY
Mr and Mrs AUSTIN
Some, but not all of these passengers would have been on the 'Harold'
which left Liverpool for Calcutta on 20th Feb.
A Peter McQuade, in 1825, he joined the 72th Highlanders and remained with them till about 1854. His last posting was in South Africa from where he came to Western Australia. Rumours have it that he served in India,
can anyone tell whether (and when and where) the 72nd Highlanders were stationed?
Leo van de Pas
Perth, Western Australia
Having recently started researching my father's family history, I have just
subscribed to the list and have already been intrigued by the exchanges of
valuable information going on. I am hoping the following might interest
My father, STUART ROY THOMSON HOWARD, was born in India on May 19, 1913. I
have his original baptismal certificate from St Peter's Church, Panchgani
(June 23, 1919). Does this still exist?
His father, STUART WILLIAM HOWARD, an engineer, was (I understand) also born
in India, but I know not where. His birth is recorded on a small scrap of
paper (actually two scraps in danger of becoming four!) headed "Family
Register", as October 4, 1873. Other names on the register with their
(illegible first name) HOWARD (August ??, 1860)
HENRY CHARLES HOWARD (May 13, 1862)
WILLIAM CONRAD HOWARD (October 3, 1869)
ARTHUR GEORGE OSCAR HOWARD (April 7, 1877)
There are two other births given:
ELIZABETH CATHERINE ROSSITER (July 30, 1853)
HELEN ROSSITER (December 2, 1855)
I do not yet know the connection between HOWARD and ROSSITER. Any ideas?
My father's mother, MABEL VIOLET RIX, was born in Belgaum on March 28, 1881.
Again, I am fortunate to have her original baptismal certificate from St.
Mary's Church, Belgaum. Does this too still exist? I remember my father
suggesting that RIX might have derived from RIQUES (French?). Possible?
My grandfather was apparently involved in railway construction - I have a
photo of him in army uniform (means nothing to me) sent to my father on New
Year's Day 1920 from "NWF Field Force, Landi Kotal". What is the
significance of this? What regiment was he likely serving in? I also have a
ceremonial trowel inscribed with the words "Weinganga Bridge foundation
stone laid 25th March 1906". I can locate a Wainganga river on the map
(different spelling, same river?), but where exactly is "the bridge"?
My grandfather subsequently moved to Kenya Colony. My grandmother followed,
with my father aged 11 - the stamp on her passport shows they landed at
Mombassa on November 22, 1924. The passport was issued at "Camp Ajmer" by
the "Agent to the Governor-General, Rajputana" - the signature looks like RE
Moll....d. My grandmother's domicile is is shown as "Mt. Al...(Rajputana)" -
any ideas where exactly this could be?
According to my father (who sadly died in 1994, so I can't quiz him any
more), my grandfather returned alone to India, and my grandmother and my
father came back to England (in 1926?). I recall my father saying my
grandfather died in somewhat mysterious circumstances in Ceylon. How could I
check? I recall my grandmother living with us. She died in 1962.
I have now discovered an old family bible belonging to my grandmother's
mother, ELIZABETH ALICE RIX (maiden name unknown). One of her children (not
clear which one) has recorded in handwriting in the back "Mamma's" birthdate
as April 18, 1849 and her marriage to WALTER BURTON RIX on October 10, 1865
(so she would have been 16) together with the birthdates of all her 11
children of whom my grandmother was the 10th, as follows (no locations
CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH RIX (born September 18, 1866)
KATHERINE EMMA RIX (May 5, 1868)
WALTER HENRY BURTON RIX (June 8, 1869)
CHARLES HAROLD RIX (September 20, 1870)
ROBERT BENJIMEN RIX (July 9, 1872)
WILLIAM OSCAR RIX (November 21, 1874)
GEORGE EARNEST RIX (July 9, 1876)
EDITH MARY RIX (March 13, 1878)
HARRY BROCK RIX (July 28, 1879)
MABEL VIOLET RIX (March 28, 1881) - my grandmother
VALENTINE EDWIN RIX (February 14, 1883)
According to the bible record, my great-grandmother died on February 19,
1884, so aged just 34. I'm hardly surprised!
I recall my father saying that, somewhere along the line, there was a link
back to Aberdeen in Scotland. I would like to be able to confirm this.>
There are a few other bits of jigsaw puzzle - a certain EMMA BOECKER [my
"oe" - actually "o umlaut" - German?]. She fits into the family somewhere,
but I don't know how. Did she marry a RIX? I have a prize book awarded to
her by Auckland House [High School?], Simla, Christmas 1892, and a bible
given to her "on the occasion of her marriage" on April 6, 1900. The names
LAXTON and TELLORY have also been mentioned. Also THOMSON (or THOMPSON) as a
surname (given to my father as a christian name). Mean anything to anyone?
Enough to be going on with, I think!
If anyone can provide any answers or add flavour to any of the place names
referred to, or if any of the family names ring bells with anyone, or if
anyone simply has any suggestions or further leads, I would like to hear
Many thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.
(Chelmsford, Essex, England)
I would like to locate the will of my grandfather Henry Herbert Bateman. He died in 1924 in Rangoon, Burma.
Can anyone tell me how to locate the will?
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
(Where it's a beautiful sunny day and we just felt a mild shake from a 6.2 earthquake south of Seattle)
I'm still looking for Alexander SHERRET/ SHERRIT, b. 1873 Scotland, apparently died in India 1950s or 1960s. Just in case any lurkers are also searching for him....
Amber in Alberta Canada
1) I'm glad to confirm that St. Peter's Church,
Panchgani still exists.
2)NWF Field Force, Landi Kotal is the North West
Frontier Field Force, a formation of the Army in India
formed for the purpose of conducting a particular
campaign against the tribesmen of the NWFP.
3) Mt Al.....(Rajputana) is Mt Abu a hill station in
Do let me know if I can help further
Mandeep in chandigarh, India
--- Ian Howard <ian-howard(a)talk21.com> wrote: > Hi
> Having recently started researching my father's
> family history, I have just
> subscribed to the list and have already been
> intrigued by the exchanges of
> valuable information going on. I am hoping the
> following might interest
> My father, STUART ROY THOMSON HOWARD, was born in
> India on May 19, 1913. I
> have his original baptismal certificate from St
> Peter's Church, Panchgani
> (June 23, 1919). Does this still exist?
> His father, STUART WILLIAM HOWARD, an engineer, was
> (I understand) also born
> in India, but I know not where. His birth is
> recorded on a small scrap of
> paper (actually two scraps in danger of becoming
> four!) headed "Family
> Register", as October 4, 1873. Other names on the
> register with their
> birthdates are:
> (illegible first name) HOWARD (August ??, 1860)
> HENRY CHARLES HOWARD (May 13, 1862)
> WILLIAM CONRAD HOWARD (October 3, 1869)
> ARTHUR GEORGE OSCAR HOWARD (April 7, 1877)
> There are two other births given:
> ELIZABETH CATHERINE ROSSITER (July 30, 1853)
> HELEN ROSSITER (December 2, 1855)
> I do not yet know the connection between HOWARD and
> ROSSITER. Any ideas?
> My father's mother, MABEL VIOLET RIX, was born in
> Belgaum on March 28, 1881.
> Again, I am fortunate to have her original baptismal
> certificate from St.
> Mary's Church, Belgaum. Does this too still exist?
> I remember my father
> suggesting that RIX might have derived from RIQUES
> (French?). Possible?
> My grandfather was apparently involved in railway
> construction - I have a
> photo of him in army uniform (means nothing to me)
> sent to my father on New
> Year's Day 1920 from "NWF Field Force, Landi Kotal".
> What is the
> significance of this? What regiment was he likely
> serving in? I also have a
> ceremonial trowel inscribed with the words
> "Weinganga Bridge foundation
> stone laid 25th March 1906". I can locate a
> Wainganga river on the map
> (different spelling, same river?), but where exactly
> is "the bridge"?
> My grandfather subsequently moved to Kenya Colony.
> My grandmother followed,
> with my father aged 11 - the stamp on her passport
> shows they landed at
> Mombassa on November 22, 1924. The passport was
> issued at "Camp Ajmer" by
> the "Agent to the Governor-General, Rajputana" - the
> signature looks like RE
> Moll....d. My grandmother's domicile is is shown as
> "Mt. Al...(Rajputana)" -
> any ideas where exactly this could be?
> According to my father (who sadly died in 1994, so I
> can't quiz him any
> more), my grandfather returned alone to India, and
> my grandmother and my
> father came back to England (in 1926?). I recall my
> father saying my
> grandfather died in somewhat mysterious
> circumstances in Ceylon. How could I
> check? I recall my grandmother living with us. She
> died in 1962.
> I have now discovered an old family bible belonging
> to my grandmother's
> mother, ELIZABETH ALICE RIX (maiden name unknown).
> One of her children (not
> clear which one) has recorded in handwriting in the
> back "Mamma's" birthdate
> as April 18, 1849 and her marriage to WALTER BURTON
> RIX on October 10, 1865
> (so she would have been 16) together with the
> birthdates of all her 11
> children of whom my grandmother was the 10th, as
> follows (no locations
> CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH RIX (born September 18, 1866)
> KATHERINE EMMA RIX (May 5, 1868)
> WALTER HENRY BURTON RIX (June 8, 1869)
> CHARLES HAROLD RIX (September 20, 1870)
> ROBERT BENJIMEN RIX (July 9, 1872)
> WILLIAM OSCAR RIX (November 21, 1874)
> GEORGE EARNEST RIX (July 9, 1876)
> EDITH MARY RIX (March 13, 1878)
> HARRY BROCK RIX (July 28, 1879)
> MABEL VIOLET RIX (March 28, 1881) - my grandmother
> VALENTINE EDWIN RIX (February 14, 1883)
> According to the bible record, my great-grandmother
> died on February 19,
> 1884, so aged just 34. I'm hardly surprised!
> I recall my father saying that, somewhere along the
> line, there was a link
> back to Aberdeen in Scotland. I would like to be
> able to confirm this.>
> There are a few other bits of jigsaw puzzle - a
> certain EMMA BOECKER [my
> "oe" - actually "o umlaut" - German?]. She fits into
> the family somewhere,
> but I don't know how. Did she marry a RIX? I have a
> prize book awarded to
> her by Auckland House [High School?], Simla,
> Christmas 1892, and a bible
> given to her "on the occasion of her marriage" on
> April 6, 1900. The names
> LAXTON and TELLORY have also been mentioned. Also
> THOMSON (or THOMPSON) as a
> surname (given to my father as a christian name).
> Mean anything to anyone?
> Enough to be going on with, I think!
> If anyone can provide any answers or add flavour to
> any of the place names
> referred to, or if any of the family names ring
> bells with anyone, or if
> anyone simply has any suggestions or further leads,
> I would like to hear
> from them.
> Many thanks in advance for any assistance you can
> Ian Howard
> (Chelmsford, Essex, England)
> ==== INDIA Mailing List ====
> Visit Sylvia Murphy's "Passages to India" web site
> It is filled with reference material related to
> family history in India.
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God morning list,
Could someone please advise me where I could locate cadet/ apprentice
my ancestor who served as a Bengal Pilot with the HEIC marine section?
Regards Jennie Hamilton
in sunny Adelaide, Sth Aust.
Some of those BMDs you couldn't find, announced in Thacker's Overland
Circular, the weekly paper shipped out to India. These events occurring
at the end of 1854 appeared in the issue dated 3rd Jan 1855 ....
In London, 20th Dec., the wife of D.Monte Arbuthnot Esq., of a daughter
In London, 24th Dec., the wife of Henry Brownlow Esq., of a son
At Hereford, 27 Dec, the wife of Capt.Money KYRLE, of a daughter
At Weston-Super-Mare, 26th Dec, the wife of Lieut.J.S.Rawlins, 44th
Bengal Native Infantry, of a son
In London, 27 Dec, the wife of Lieut G.A.Searle, 35th Madras N.I., of a
At Florence, 20 Dec, Mrs W.Houston Stewart, of a daughter
At Osmaston Manor, 26 Dec, the wife of John Wright Esq., of a daughter
AMESBURY - PEMBERTON
In London, 20 Dec, S.C.Amesbury Esq, Bengal Medical Establishment, to
Anne, third daughter of Col G.R. Pemberton, Bengal Army
BLICK - MACE
In London, H.Blick Esq., to Caroline, only daughter of the late Mr
F.Mace of Calcutta
CROOKES - GOODWYN
In London, 21 Dec, Jabez Crookes Esq., to Elizabeth, widow of the late
Capt.W.F.Goodwyn, 13th Madras N.I.
GAHAGAN - OAKES
At Nithecombe Ralegh, 19th Dec, T.E.Gahagan Esq., Madras Engineers, to
Charlotte, eldest daughter of the late Major A.F.Oakes, Madras Artillery
GULE - JOHNSON
At Stoke Newington, 20 Dec, John Gale Esq., of Tirhoot, to Katherine
Mary, youngest daughter of Patrick Johnson Esq.
[note varied spelling of groom's name]
GRAY - SPICER
At Auckland, New Zealand, 18 July, W.P.Gray Esq., son of Major Gray of
the Madras Army, to Augusta, youngest daughter of the late
Capt.Alexander Spicer, Madras Army
HOLMES - HUNTER
At Melbourne, Australia, 26 August, R.A.Holmes Esq., second son of the
late Lieut.Col G.Holmes, C.B., Bengal Army, to Jane, second daughter of
James Hunter Esq
STRACHEY - BOWLES
At Great Malvern, 27 Dec., Capt.R.Strachey, Bengal Engineers, to
Caroline Anne, only daughter of the Rev.G.D.Bowles
TOYNBEE - SMYTH
At Stone, 22 Dec., Capt.H.Toynbee of the ship "Gloriana" to Ellen
Philadelphia, daughter of Rear-Admiral W.H.Smyth
At Balaklava, 12 Dec, Capt.John Ahmuty, H.M.57th Regt., son of the late
John Ahmuty Esq., Bengal Civil Service, aged 36.
In London, 27 Dec., Lieut.Gen Arnold, Royal Engineers, aged 73
22 Dec., Caroline Marianne, wife of Capt.J.T.Ashton, late of the Madras
At Wardie, 27 Dec., Ellen Ramsay, widow of the late Major J.R.Birrell,
and daughter of the late Brig.Gen. McDowall
At Boulogne, 17 Dec., Anna, relict of the late Maj.Gen. Bowen, C.B., of
the Bengal Army
23 Dec., the Dowager Lady Chaytor
In London, 26 Dec., Anna Maria, wife of Henry Chester Esq
In London, 21 Dec, Francis, sixth son of Thomas Dent Esq., aged 3
In London, 26 Dec, Sidney, youngest son of Thomas Dent Esq., aged 11
At Dublin, 15 Dec, H.K.E.H.Edwardes Esq., H.M.'s 60th Royal Rifles
On her passage to England, 11 Oct, Arabella, wife of Capt.C.W.Ford, 42nd
N.I., aged 33
At Pau, 23 Dec., Edward Fulcher Esq., late Capt.H.M.'s 87th Foot, only
son of R.P.Fulcher Esq., aged 28
In London, 30 Dec., Gen.Samuel Huskisson, aged 82
In London, 28 Dec., widow of the late Rev.Edward Irving, aged 57
At New York, 2 Dec., G.F.R.Johnstone Esq., youngest son of the late
Lieut.Gen.Gabriel Johnstone, East India Civil Service, aged 51
At Southampton, 29 Dec., Lieut.Gen.Arch.Machlachlan, aged 74
29 Dec., Capt.R.Patullo, formerly of the H.E.I.C. ship, 'Kellie Castle'.
At Red-hill, Surrey, 24 Dec., Lieut.Duncan Pratt, 22nd Bengal N.I.
17 Dec., Mrs B.M.Scobie, relict of Capt.M.J.Scobie, and only daughter of
the late Maj.Donald Mackay
At Brighton, 26 Dec., Thomas Sheepshanks Esq., aged 70
In London, 27 Dec., Maj.Gen.W.Smith, late of the East India Civil
14 Dec., A.C.S.Somerset Esq., youngest son of the late Lieut.Gen.Lord
Robert E.H.Somerset, aged 33
At Henley-on-Thames, 29 Dec., Mary, widow of the late John W.T.Sparks
Esq., aged 58
More passengers leaving England for India according to lists published
in Jan 1855 in Thacker's Overland Circular - a weekly paper providing
'Home' news for British residents in India. ....
Per 'Hampshire' ; sailed Dec 31 1854 from Deal, Kent, for Calcutta -
Mrs BELLEW and two Misses BELLEW
Lieut.and Mrs MCMUNN
Per 'Typhoon' ; sailed Jan 2 1855 from Deal, Kent, for Bombay -
Capt.T.D.R.HAY (78th Highlanders)
Mr Andrew DIMSDALE
By P & O steamer (unspecified) leaving on 4th Feb 1855 -
for Ceylon -
Captain MILLER and servant
For Bombay -
Mr and Mrs DE GACON
Mr and Mrs CLAY
Mr and Mrs STENHOUSE
For Madras -
Capt.and Mrs GALWAY and infant
Miss LECOT and servant
Mrs Stanley HOOPER
Mr HAMMOND and Mr HAMMOND Jr
For Calcutta -
The Hon.Mr and Mrs H.FORBES and servant
Mr and Mrs TUCKER
Major and Mrs TAYLOR
Mr and Mrs GALE
Mr and Mrs TAIT, two children and two servants
Mrs SMITH and two children
Mrs Henry ANDREW
Mr John O'FLAHERTY
For Penang -
Lists, I'm sure, would have been subject to the usual messing about with
tides, transcriptions etc and various inevitable inaccuracies ....
Hi, Just out of curiosity, what were American soldiers doing in India in
WWII?? Was it a staging area for Africa? You know what they say: Curiosity
killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back. Sandy