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My apologies to the list for sending this but being scottish I just had to.
Wishing everyone the very best for the new year may it bring those very
stubborn bricks down.
Thankyou for all your assistance this year with my GIBBS line
I would like to know if anyone has information on JOSEPH GRIFFIN, "soldier of Chunar" , wife HENRIETTA, and daughter CAROLINE, born 2.1.1825 in CHUNAR, CALCUTTA.
CAROLINE was married in Buxar 24.1.1843 and died 22.5.1893 MEERUT, widow of DAN BOWER.
Thanks, and a Happy New Year.
In order to take advantage of the BBC's forthcoming second edition of its
Family History series "Who do You Think You Are", the Society of
Genealogists is to hold an 'Open Weekend' on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th
The concept is to invite non-Members of SoG to our library and premises in
Central London so that they have a chance to view the many facilities and
experienced staff that we offer to those researching their family history.
Evidently, this is in the hope of attracting new members to the Society of
Genealogists. Of course, our facilities include data relating to ancestors
of British & Irish origin, but who may have lived and served overseas in
places including India and South Asia. Indeed, our collections on British
India stretch over some 50 feet of shelving in the library.
Among a series of free lectures, at 1.30 p.m., on the Saturday afternoon, I
shall give a talk on researching ancestors in British India and the
surrounding area. Several of my colleagues and I shall be pleased to show
you round the facilities and try to answer any questions that you may have.
Please make a note in your diary to come on Saturday or Sunday, 25th or 26th
between 10.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to:
The Society of Genealogists
14, Charterhouse Buildings
London EC1M 7BA
Looking forward to welcoming you there, and
Wishing all fruitful researching in 2006
Trustee, Society of Genealogists
(and Secretary of Families in British India Society)
Hi to all ,
A quick question , does any one know where Futtyghur is ,and what would
local Grave yard be called, that would have supported that area in say 1837.
I have done a Google search , a lot of information about W .M.Thackery
stories, but not able to pin point the area in question .
I would like to wish you all a very safe and Happy New Year for 2006.
Cheers.& Thanks .
Bill In Weymouth N.Z.
Hello Bill and List
Futtyghur is on the Ganges ,NW of Cawnpore.It was a source of Indian discontent since the time of Warren Hastings,and one of the focal points of the Mutiny and mutual massacres of 1857-9. The reason you find it in Thackeray is because it is one of the towns,like neighbouring Furruckabad,for which he provides ridiculous etymologies and mock-heroics in his very funny parody of the 19thc equivalents of Bernard Cornwell.
in simmering Adelaide
Hi everyone, especially Robin Kinloch,
I'm interested in the reference to the Index of Bengal Marriages. I would
dearly love to know about the marriage of Benjamin Wilson Hallifax to Mary
Anne Cox somewhere in West Bengal sometime in 1860. Who were Benjamin's
and Mary's parents, what did they do and where did they come from? All I
know is that Benjamin was a tea planter. Can anyone help?
Very best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to all!
Chris Duff - Canada
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob & Lee Mills" <millsmob(a)shoal.net.au>
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 12:05 AM
Subject: [India] Searching for CALVERT and PAYE information in India
> I have returned to the list after a long while and was hoping I may be
> able to get some help with the following.
> Thanks to Robin Kinloch and his wonderful Index to Bengal Marriages I have
> now been able to trace the marriage of my great-grandfather Charles
> Augustus Calvert and Emma Paye in 1886.
> I know that Charles was British Army and that he was also serving in Simla
> when his daughter Phyllis was born in 1893. My quest is to find out what
> he was doing from 1886 until 1893 when two of his sons were born William
> in 1887 and Norman in 1889 (have not been able to find there births in
> England so am hoping they also were born in India). I do know that he was
> back in England by the time of his last child's birth in 1900.
> The only indication of who he was serving with was on Phyllis' marriage
> certificate that said he was an officer with the Queen's Bays.
> Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks and great to be back
> Lee Mills
> North Nowra NSW
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I am reposting this as it appears to have fallen through the cracks when
< In 1909, my Grand Father , TAPSIE PERSAD, arrived in Trinidad aboard the
'SS MUTLAH' ...>
The ship on which your ancestor traveled from India to Trinidad would be SS
MOOLTAN - please note the spelling, the town in Pakistan (then undivided
India) after which it is named is currently spelt as Multan, the British
spelt it as Mooltan.
There were at least two ships of this name owned by the P&O. The first was
torpedoed by the Germans in 1917 off Sardinia. It had been launched in
1905. The second was launched in 1923 and served for several years carrying
passengers and immigrants between UK, Australia and India. Your interest
would be in the first ship.
If you enter 'SS Mooltan' in Google, you will get several hits. You may
have to plough through them to pick up nuggets that will give you more
Ships' manifests are often available somewhere and may be searchable. I
have no expertise in this and cannot guide you. There are other Listers
here who could help you locate the Passenger Manifest of your ancestor's
voyage - if such a manifest exists. The manifest will give further useful
Sorry, I cannot be of more help than this!
Arvind Kolhatkar, Toronto, December 30, 2005.
I have returned to the list after a long while and was hoping I may be able
to get some help with the following.
Thanks to Robin Kinloch and his wonderful Index to Bengal Marriages I have
now been able to trace the marriage of my great-grandfather Charles
Augustus Calvert and Emma Paye in 1886.
I know that Charles was British Army and that he was also serving in Simla
when his daughter Phyllis was born in 1893. My quest is to find out what he
was doing from 1886 until 1893 when two of his sons were born William in
1887 and Norman in 1889 (have not been able to find there births in England
so am hoping they also were born in India). I do know that he was back in
England by the time of his last child's birth in 1900.
The only indication of who he was serving with was on Phyllis' marriage
certificate that said he was an officer with the Queen's Bays.
Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and great to be back
North Nowra NSW
I am presently tracing family "Hayes", stories handed down by ancestor's
indicate we came from Cork Ireland. My ancestor's spent many years in India,
primarily around the Madras region. Last male traced to 1800 born in India.
Last female traced to 1768 born in India. I am wondering if anyone would
have a list of names who may have boarded HEIC ships or research sites
Happy New Year!
The 1906 census of Saskatchewan, Canada, offered up the following:
Roberts, G.T., boarder [at the hotel in Pense, Saskatchewan], single,
22 years old, immigrated to Canada in 1906.
to see the census page (page one).
I have a copy of the above magazine dated December 1906 which is "An Illustrated Periodical dealing with the Work of Men and Women of India" although very few women are included. It was published monthly by M.C. Ratnagur & Co, 27 Medows Street, Bombay.
The following are mentioned in this edition. If any are of interested I would be pleased to forward more details.
Mr. Dadabhoy Nowroji
Capt. Lord Francis Scott
The Judges of the Small Causes Court Bombay
Dr. J. M. Peebles, M.D., M.A., PH.D.
The Hon. Rai Bahadur Justice Protul Chandra Chatterji C.I.E.
Professor Arthur Ernest Caleb
Mr. A. H. Gleadowe Newcomen, F.R.G.S., V.D., C.I.E.
Mr. B.M. Malabari
Dr. D.A. amd Mrs De Monte
The St. Joseph's Convent, Bandra
Mr. K. H. Dastur alias "Dastard Cecil"
The late Mr. K.R. Shroff
Their Highesses the Maharaja and Maharani of Cooch Behar
Dewan Narindra Nath, M.A.
The late Capt. Shaik Cassim
The late Bhaya Saheb
Rao Bahadur M. Etherajulu Pillai
Mr. Kalle Naraina Row B.A. B.L.
Mr. Bulvantrao Babaji Deshpande B.A., LL.B.
Mr. A. Meppen-Walter
Mr. A. Sankara Aiyer, B.A.
There are photographs of most of the above.
I forgot to include these words about the above church with
the photos I've sent to listers recently.
Jeff, who took the photos says--
snip>>> This church is maintained by the Army, which accounts for the good
condition of the building and gardens, as compared to the other buildings in
I have for a long time without any success, been trying to trace the roots
of my late brother-in-law ROWLAND (ROY) EZEKIEL MENJOU or MENJOT or
Said to be born in Singapore/Malaya 25.3.1910, that his father was American
with a British Passport!
Roy/Rowland died in Karachi, Pakistan 28.2.75 aged 65 years.
I am given to believe that Minnjot is quite a common name in Singapore.
He said that his father was American, but that his mother was Asian or
Anglo/Asian, perhaps Malaysian? He mentioned the name ROSE. If his father
was American, I wonder how Roy possessed a British Passport?
I only met him briefly, and at the time was myself young, so did not take
any particular interest in his background. He certainly had an American
accent. He was Jewish, albeit a liberal Jew.
By profession he was a musician and played dinner/cocktail music at such
places as The Savoy, Mussoorie and Faletties (sp.?) in Lahore. This would
have been in the mid- forties/fifties.
Unfortunately after his death the passport was not retained, and so all
details were lost? Is there an area to try and trace passports?
Would there be Jewish records in Singapore that may have recorded his birth?
Any help or leads would be appreciated.
I am looking for information on any of the following, James Henry Cooper born in Kurrachee March 1855, to George (James) Cooper and Sarah Deeble, he went on to be a corporal and Bandsman in the 32nd light infantry regiment (Duke of Cornwall).
Apparently his father George Cooper was also born in India, and was an army drill instructor.
Regards Richard Johns
I am looking for descendents of Thomas Milton GRAHAM and Grace Pauline
JEWETT. In particular the family of their son, Thomas William Henry Graham,
who was born at Calcutta in 1888. Thomas married Beatrice Barrett at Asanol
in 1915. Also the family of their daughter, Grace Isabella Lilian Graham,
born Calcutta in 1889. Grace married Hubert Stanie Yates at Cawnpore in