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Does anyone know anything of a Wool Mill in Delhi during the first world
war? It was apparently 'run in conjunction with the Government war
issue', and the chief dyer was a Scotsman.
in Sydney, Australia
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Those of you with an interest in events in and around Tellicherry and Calicut [Thalassery & Kozhikode] might like to look at the new posts on my blog which contain new articles about travellers arriving in Tellicherry in the 1820's and 30's, and on the early life of Murdoch Brown.
I have also been approached in recent days by a group of historians from Calicut who are forming a new local history group. They have set up a new website at http://calicutheritageforum.googlepages.com/
The are a very approachable set of people, as I met some of them last year. If you have stories or information in Calicut or the surrounding district, I would urge you to support this group by sending them posts.
Phil, I don't know of a list of equivalents, but for names as they were
during the Raj you may like to consult the Imperial Gazetteer of India at
It's then a matter of consulting a modern atlas to work out the place names
as they are today.
Over the years various Listers have contacted me in connection with the name "Hamilton". I have in the past couple of days discovered the following:
John Robert, a Telegraph Officer and Isabella Hamilton his wife, had 3 children:
1. John Robert Walter Hamilton born 20/05/1875 Baptised 11/07/1875 (whose complete details I now have, thanks to Lawrie Butler of FIBIS)
2. George Hamilton born 26/11/1876 and Baptised 29/12/1876 in Gauhati, Assam.
3. Stella Hamilton - date of birth and Baptism unknown though I assume born in Gauhati also.
Stella may have been the eldest child as John Robert Hamilton married Isabella Culbert (widow of John Gerald Culbert) daughter of Robert Fury in Shillong on 26/06/1871.
The last known address for both George and Stella was St Thomas Mount, Madras.
Should any lister have any information on George and Stella Hamilton I would be grateful to hear from you.
Molly Sarstedt-Hamilton, Townsville, Australia
On a beautiful summers day
Researching - Sarstedt/Hitchcock/Osborne/Cullen/Pringle/Vargas/Hamilton/Slark/Samworth/Fury/Short/Lawcock/Smith
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I am researching the following family:
Robert John Wark (s/o Robert) b: 1853, Derry, Ireland, d: 6 Feb 1929, Eltham, Kent Co, ENG. Spouse to Caroline James b: 1 Mar 1857, Minehead, Somerset, ENG, c: 29 Mar 1857, Minehead, Somerset, ENG, d: 28 Feb 1910, Kensington, London, ENG, m: 11 Jan 1875, Cheriton, Kent Co, ENG, par: Joseph (Barnes) James and Sarah Howe. Robert and Caroline Wark had 10 children: 1-Ethel Wark b: 19 Jan 1877, c: 3 Feb 1877, Belgaum, Maharashtra, India, d: Young; 2-Robert George Wark b: 1878, Belgaum, Maharashtra, India, d: Mar 1934, Chelsea, London, ENG; 3-Alfred John Wark b: 1879, Kirkee, Poona District, India, d: Edinburgh, SCT; 4-Hector Wark b: 1882, Ahu, India, d: Mar 1951, Woolwich (London), Middlesex, ENG; 5-Francis Wark b: 1884, Kirkee, Poona District, India, d: 5 Oct 1952, Hethersett (Norwich), Norfolk, ENG; 6-May Wark b: 1885, Kirkee, Poona District, India, d: Warrington, Cheshire, ENG; 7-Arthur William Wark b: 1887, Kirkee, Poona District, India; 8-Clara Margaret Wark b: 3 Nov 1888!
, Kirkee, Poona District, India, d: Sep 1946, Bromley, Kent, ENG, bur: Streatham Crematorium; 9-William Wark b: Aug 1890, Liverpool, Lancashire, ENG, d: Jun 1891, Liverpool, Lancashire, ENG; 10-Hilda Wark b: Sep 1891, Liverpool, Lancashire, ENG, d: Aug 1946, Hammersmith, ENG.
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Can anyone provide any info on the above cemetery.
I visited it in 1995 and it was as it had always been, however someone who visited subsequently( and was a stranger to the cemetery), 7 years later, was told that there had been large alterations and re-allocation on a large scale. Is there anyway to get confirmation of this.
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My wife's grandfather was apparently a 'Commandant' of a POW camp in
India during WWII.
They lived in Lahore/Simla and so assume it would have been in the area.
Can anyone suggest where it might have been and if I could get any
information on it?
Thanks in advance
Hello John, I think the address for this cemetery is cnr Lower Circular
Road and Park Street. You need to find the "plot number", and the grid
reference in the format "number-compass direction, number-compass
direction", for example: plot 41, 5-West, 1-North. The Christian Burial
Board, 184 Lower Circular Road, Kolkata 700 016, West Bengal, may be able
to help. Apart from the FIBIS website, I don't know who else you could
contact. Regards, John Badham, NZ
> Is there anyway of finding if there was a headstone or any markings for a
> burial in the General Episcopal Cemetery, Chowringhe, Calcutta?
Hello to all on the India Web.
Are there any person on this web site that have any knowledge of the Esaw
family or descendents of the Esaw family of Bengal India .
Thank you all for your help in the past year , & May you all have the very
best in the forthcoming year.
Have a nice day .
Bill In Weymouth .N.Z.
Thanks Jill and Jim,
I have worked through all the cemetery's with no luck. My grandmother is
listed in the India Office as follows,
Sarah Annie Goldsmith
Burial 17 Apr 1900 Kasmir Gat Cem.Delhi Age 39 Mrs.
I am not able to find her in any place.
Have you any ideas were I might find her?
Happy hunting to you an a Good New Year
Hi folks, I want to tell you a story so those who do not want to hear it please press delete.
John Alford.Born Agra 24th July 1944.
Died Barnstaple 29th December 2007.
Once apon a time there was a little girl called Annabelle and she had three brothers...now with three brothers you grow up tough.!! Her oldest brother was called John and she followed him around like a puppy dog, much to the annoyance of him and his friends.!!
When they got older John followed in the family tradition and joined the army, and as a handsome teenager was very popular with the opposite sex, however, fate dealt him a cruel blow when he was knocked down by a car and sufferd severe head injuries.
Fate was to deal him many more cruel blows in his life
like children calling him monster because of his scarred
face... and how my heart ached when he used to go to a dance and nobody wanted to dance with him except his sister and her friends.John did however have two things in his life that kept him strong, a mother who taught him to stand tall and his christian beliefs.He was later to marry a very sweet girl called Sylvia and togeather they helped me when my husband died, and I was left to bring up my children on my own.I guess he was their father figure, and they were the children he never had.
Fate however was to once more deal him a cruel blow when Sylvia died of cancer and he suffered a massive stroke which left him in a wheel chair
It was then that I decided to look after him, and for 12 years
I have nursed him through all that came.He never complained and always had a smile that endeared him to all.
Yesterday he fought his last battle and no more will I see that smiling face.I know he has gone to a better place and will be with Sylvia, mum, and my stepdad who died a couple of months ago, but my heart is breaking and I need to ease the pain I am feeling by telling you a little about him.
I can't be of much help, but I can tell you that there was a merchant firm in
Calcutta which at one point was named Saunders, May & Fordyce (I have a
reference dated 1847). The firm was also known as Saunders & May at an earlier
time, and also the name Kempthorne is connected. I am interested in the
Saunders part of the firm, and also the widow of one of the Saunders brothers
married George May before 1847. I think that Kempthorne was a cousin of the
Saunders. I am sure that somewhere I have another document referring to a
Fordyce, but I can't locate it quickly in the piles I have here. Obviously it
would take a bit of research to link to your Eileen. I will see if I can dig it up.
Is there anyway of finding if there was a headstone or any markings for a burial in the General Episcopal Cemetery, Chowringhe, Calcutta.
I have details for James Augustus Windle who died on the 18th July, 1875. Cause of death was Dysentery. He was employed by the East Indian Peninsular Railway.
The death certificate has Index number ( N1/153/199 ). Is there a website where I could view details of this cemetery ?.
A Very Happy New Year to All.
My grandmother is listed as being buried in the above cemetery. Is it still
there and does anybody know anything about it?
I may have asked this question before!, but it is still between Christmas
and the New Year and more is going on between these two dates than between
my ears at the moment, (due to family etc)