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I wonder if any kind soul can help me once more, in tracing my ancestors'
paths in India.
I have it on good authority, that William Culloden, of Scottish extraction,
and resident in Canada at the time, was given his uncle's Indigo farm to
manage, in India. Presumably this would be South India. And before
1770. His brother later joined him, but unfortunately they had crop failure,
had neglected to insure, and gave up this undertaking, whereupon William
joined the British Navy as a sub-lieutenant, and eventually settled in the U.S.A
where he settled a town.
I have been trying now to find William, his birthplace, his connection in India.
To no avail. I would appreciate any advice please.
I have found one of my Cullodens on the IGI as having been born East Indies.
Could this have any connection with the East India Company.
Wales. U.K (sunny but cold)
hi all, need info on james grogan. cant find marriage to chimmarna but child baptised 21 9 1829 in poonamallee. cannot find any other children. william the child baptised on 21 9 1829 came to australia in 1854 on the palmyra. he was a compositor brought out by henry parkes to work on his newspaper. cannot find james in british army. so i am assuming he was employed by the east india co. where do i go to research east india co? or any other info would be helpful. thanks, sandra at flhutton(a)bigpond.com
I have a friend who is trying to find out if one of his ancestors was born
in India - according to a family tradition. He has been unable to find any
ref to her birth in the India collection at the BL. I just wonder if anyone
on the list has come across the surname (Pizzey) or has any ideas about
where else he might look.
Here is his question...
"My Great, great grandfather was called Jesse (but spelt in a number of
ways) Pizzey, I think he was born in Eton in 1843. He was definitely in the
army and his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Pizzey was born in Aldershot, Hants
(army base?) in 1868, according to the 1901 census. However, the family
believe she was born in India when he was serving out there and I can't find
any record of a birth in England in 1868 (or any other year, come to that).
I can find no record of his marriage, or of his wife's name. Again, the
family believe she was Indian and that she died before he came back to
England. I have a record of a conversation of one of my elderly relatives
who told me the wife was buried in Madras and that during the second world
war he searched some cemeteries out there for her grave but couldn't find
The family reckon that Elizabeth Ann came back to England when she was about
12, so about 1880, which means Jesse must have been out in India in the
1860s and 1870s."
Thank you all,
I need help . My Grandmother , May Florence WILLIAMS was born at Lucknow,
India on July 04, 1881. Her Father a Private in the 33rd Regiment was listed
as James Williams and her mother was Elizabeth ????? Williams. Presently I
am looking for any possible military records that might list place of origin
for either parent. Any ideas out there? This has been my brick wall for 30
Alan G. Weller
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Dear Listers and Ivan:
Please welcome Ivan to the list. He has helped me tremendously with my
family research for the Dique family.
Welcome Ivan and thank you very much for all your assistance and may you
enjoy the assistance of our helpful listers.
Is there any list members who live in the vicinity of St John's Church Tiruchirapalli (Trichy) and are willing to photograph a grave/monument for me, I have a description of what is on the headstone, but would love a photo. I'm happy to cover any expenses incurred. Please contact me off list.
Researching BIRD - 14th Foot Buckinghamshire & 54th West Norfolk Foot Regiments.
God evening for All.
At first, excuse me for my bad english language, but I didn't have it studied
in College ; I hope you could understand .
I am subsciber because my wife, Hélène, maiden name JASON, has Indians
ancestors, from french INDIA .
I have made her genealogy .
Her ancestor was Pierre (I) JASON, "topas" (christianized Indian), born in
CASSIMBAZAR, married (where and when?) Thérèse, born in CHANDERNAGOR .
I think Pierre (I) was born before 1752, because at least 21 old at the birth
of his daughter Anne (born about 1772-73, 19 old when she was married July,
30, 1792, Church Notre Dame des Anges, PONDICHERRY) .
According to a request for financial subsidy, March, 27, 1792, Pierre (I)
JASON was "Indian with wife and 5 children" ; I have found only 2 children :
- Anne Jason, married Jean GENOT ; 7 children . Future?
- Pierre (II) JASON born between 1792-95 (according to the different
records), married Douminga PICARD (too "topas") ; this married couple had 4 children
: a son , the elder, and 3 daughters .
The son, Charles JASON, 2 times married, had 6 children from each spouse
>From the first bed, the 5th child was a son, Charles Henry Adolphe JASON,
great grand father of my wife .
Now are descendants JASON throughout the world ; I am in touch with, except
AUSTRALIA, because these families are not interested by their genealogy .
I have made too the genealogies of related families to JASON (about 32),
essentially originating from PONDICHERY .
These all genealogies are typewrote .
I am too in touch with an U.S. citizen, Sharlène DAS, of which the grand
mother was Irène PASSAGNE, may be born in MADRAS, her great grand father Louis
Napoléon PASSAGNE was born in PONDICHERY and married in MADRAS .
PASSAGNE is related to JASON, hence, Sharlene and me are interested for
I will precize my request shortly .
Many thanks for your indulgence and your help .
The Sassoons played a big role in the history of Indian trade and
manufacturing. They settled in Bombay, Calcutta, and Shanghai. If you need references or
specific information about their history in India, please contact me directly.
Hallo Liz Mills
At the marriage Mangey/Chater, one witness is Thos.Albt. De Cruz. This
interested me, as an ancestor of mine Major Gen. John McGowan was in
command of Barrackpore in 1796, and he married a Maria De Cruz.
I just discovered this on a recent trip to London. I copied this passage
from William Hickey's Memoirs, Vol 4 page 141. After the death of his wife
All my friends humanely exerted themselves to console me under my
affliction, the foremost of whom was Colonel MacGowan, who would take no
refusal, but compelled me to accompany him to his hospitable residence at
Barrackpore, where he at that time he commanded, and where he kept me
twelve days before he would allow me to quite him and return to the duties
of my profession.
Mary . from OZ
Searching for My Ancestors
I have purchased 2 postcard copies(new) of a photograph by Felice Beato
(1858) of Lt. H.C. Meecham and Assistant Surgeon Anderson of Hodson's Horse Regt.
with some Sikh Cavalrymen- Lucknow 1858. The original was from an album of
views of Lucknow.If anyone on the list is related to either of these 2 men - I
will gladly send one to you.
I am interested in learning what army life was like in the Commissariat Transport Department, later known as the Supply & Transport Corps, of the Indian Army Departments, between 1860 and 1925.
Field service in say Abyssinia, Tibet or Afghanistan, would have been quite different to the daily routine back at home base. Responsibilities would have changed as a supernumary Sergeant assigned to a British Regiment versus a Sub-Conductor full time in Commissariat Transport.
Can anyone please point me to reading material on this topic.
Three of my ancestors left British Army Regiments, while stationed in India, and voluntarily transferred to Commissatiat Transport. I am most interested in knowing how they lived out their army lives.
Jeremy Beaty at jbt(a)sympatico.ca Mississauga, Ontario
Thank you so much, Mary Anne. Wonderful news that my Great Grandma's
baptism was indeed recorded. Very good of you to do this for me. Best
regards to you and all on the List - Al Thompson on Vancouver Island
>From: "Maryanne" <maryannegourley(a)optusnet.com.au>
>Reply-To: "Maryanne" <maryanne(a)accordit.com.au>
>Subject: Fw: [India-L] Bengal Baptism - Rebecca Tranfield
>Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 16:44:58 +1000
>Rebecca Tranfield Year 1845 Volume 68 page 190
> Index to Baptisms 1841 - 1850 (Bengal)
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First borrow LDS (Mormon) marriage index film no. 0498564 to confirm that
the marriage is listed and get the volume and folio references. Then
order the bapts., marrs., & burs. film for that year. If it is 1870, it
will be volume 44, film no. 0523846. Did John die in India or elsewhere?
John, Hamilton, NZ
> Hi all
> could someone help me, I need details of a marriage in Bombay between
> BECKE John and LOW Rosina Elizabeth, it took place on the 26/10/1870 at
> most likely St Thomas's Cathedral.
> Also a death, BECKE John a officer in the British Army said to have died
> 1879, I would like to know exact date and reason for the death.
> Any information would be very helpful.
> John Berntsen
> New Zealand
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Hi Pat, What you ask for is "www.unisa.edu.au". A google search would give
this and numerous hits for the University of South Australia.
David in fabulous Queensland
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If anyone would like more details please contact me.
Ann d. 1864 (110/465)
Thomas d. 1869 (127/350)
Rosa d. 1897 (256/219)
Mary H d. 1902 (305/164)
Arthur O. d. 1905 (324/121)
James William d. 1905 (327/46)
James d. 1907 (243/144)
John d. 1912 (383/244)
Arthur O d. 1913 (391/270)
Thomas H d. 1914 (399/248)
Geraldine A. d. 1917 (421/238)
Mary d. 1923 (473/224)
Claude W d. 1925 (481/248)
Victoria d. 1926 (495/175)
Henrietta d. 1936 (585/264)
If anyone would like more details please contact me.
Thomas = Ann Andrews 1827 (18/85)
John = Veronica Lawrence 1862 (102/64)
Thomas = Mary Thomas 1866 (117/187)
Catherine Ann = George S. Rebeiro 1870(132/218)
William Albert = Aurora S Salvador 1874 (149/215)
Alice Constance = Alfred A Rixon 1878 (164/25)
Matilda = Samuel Hegerty 1879 (168/61)
Thomas = Victoria O'Brien 1890(212/201)
John = Catherine Thomas 1892 (220.92)
Claude W = Mary H Guzman 1891 (216/250)
Virginia = Robert L D'Rozario 1893(234/37)
Claude W = Blanche 1904 (315/27)