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From: Graham & Elaine Watson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 31 March 2007 23:37
Subject: RE: [INDIA] Convent of Jesus and Mary, Dehra Dun
Do you remember anyone called Beatrice Ridewood?
I have as a witness,to my maternal great grandparents wedding, recorded on
their marriage certificate of 10 th Feb 1870, my GGP's being Charles Michael
O'Connor aged 25 Bachelor ,asst E.I.Rly, at Howrah (Bengal) to Sultana
Elizabeth Esaw aged 18 Spinster, witnesses present being Geo. T Esaw and J
Chopin , married by the Rev A.E. Meddlycott R.C. Chaplain .
Would this be one of your Chopin's ? would you have any information on this
Bill In Weymouth.N.Z.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Ward" <mjward75(a)hotmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 31, 2007 3:51 AM
Subject: Re: [INDIA] Rodrigues/Chopin, Rodrigues/Casper (Forbes?)
> James Michael Chopin, son of John Francis Chopin, to Cecilia Leonora
> Rodrigues, daughter of Anthony Rodrigues, on 19 Sep 1850 in Calcutta Fort
> William, witnesses H. Caspersz and G. Price
> Are there any connections?
There was only one BUNYER reference, a marriage:
24 Feb 1892 Benjamin Cooke BUNYER age 28, an engineer, son of Frank
BUNYER amrried Evelyn Blanche ANGELO age 26, divorced, daughter of
Edward GLEESON in the Free Church of Scotland, Calcutta
Hope it's useful
Leslie James <lakjames(a)gmail.com> writes
>Thank you for the explanation of the India Office Family History
>Search Database (A-F). With that, I wonder whether you or SKS on a
>future visit to the the BL could look up the fairly obscure surname
>BUNYER and let me know what if any references there may be.
>Leslie A.K. James
There are a few possible matches for you -
25 Nov 1820 George CROPLEY, sgt in Artillery
married Mary ASPINALL, widow, in Dum Dum ref N/1/11/320
11 Jan 1823 George CROPLEY, widower, commissariat Dept to the HC
married [oops name missing in my notes will have to get back to you] ref
Harriet Matilda CROPLEY baptised 20 Apr 1820 daughter of Edward CROPLEY,
a jeweller and Mary
and buried 23 May 1821 age 1yr 7m 14d, South Park St ref N/1/11/355
Burial 21 May 1820 Edward Charles CROPLEY Fort William, son of William
CROPLEY, a Jeweller age 1yr 10m 25d ref N/1/11/440
Burial 28 Oct 1833 Edward CROPLEY in Saugar age "about 21", asst. to
Trig. Survey ref N/1/37/382
Sorry about the missing wife for the second George CROPLEY marriage, I
seem to have written the names down in too much hurry. I'll look it up
again next time I go to the library.
Jon Whiting <genealogy(a)jon-whiting.me.uk> writes
>If anyone has time at the BL, I would be grateful for a look up in the India
>Office Family History Search database (A-F) for Edward Cropley, in India
>from 1819 onwards, and for George CROPLEY, died India 1823.
My g-g-grandfather Major George Broadfoot had a liason with a Eurasian girl
Kathleen Heavisides in Burma (probably in Moulmein) and my g-grandfather
Joseph Broadfoot was born in 1844. Kathleen's father is said to have been a
General! (Maybe her name was Heaviside or some other spelling and maybe her
father was not really a General.)
I have been trying to find any Heavisides associated with Burma. Anyway I
have come up with a number of maybes.
Capt Ralph Heaviside. He appears to be the one who was associated with
Bullen (mentioned in some earlier Rootsweb entries.)
In the Bengal Baptisms for 1898: Edward Heaviside b. 18 Aug 1838 at
Moulmein, parents: Ralph and Elizabeth Heaviside, father was a Ship Master.
In the Roorsweb entry: Robert Francis Heaviside and Edward Heaviside
returned to England with Mrs Bullen.
In 1851 Census for Barningham, Yorkshire: Richard (age 14) and Edward (13)
were boarders in the same household. No place of birth given.
So, I wonder if maybe Ralph had a liason with a local lass when he sailed
into Moulmein on some earlier voyage in the late 1820s.
Richard Heaviside. In the Army List 1826 there is a Major R.H. in the 57th
(West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot. This regiment went from Australia to
Madras in Mar 1831 until 1837. Problem is 1831 is a bit late unless Kathleen
gave birth at age 13. A Capt. Richard Heaviside is mentioned in several New
South Wales documents.
Another Richard Heaviside. In the Army lists 1840-1844. He fought in the
Peninsular Wars and at Waterloo, was made Captain in 1815, went on half-pay
1826. No regiment just 'unattached'.
Another? Capt. Richard Heaviside. His wife Mary eloped with Rev Dionysius
Lardner in 1840. He is described as a cavalry officer in the 1st Dragoons.
This regiment was not in India till 1857.
In the 1831 East India Register and Directory p 126 under Proprietors of
East India stock: Heaviside R, Cornet, King's Drag. Gds (with 2 votes). He
is not in the 1851 list.
Maybe one of these Richard Heavisides was Kathleen's father.
Any comments or suggestions from people out there?
Hi list Am trying to find additional information on Wilhelm Wichmann
and family.Wilhelm was born in Germany(place unknown).His son William was born
in Germany on August 21, 1887.Wilhelm was the bandmaster for the Rahja of
Punjab from 1920 to about 1952.Believe William married my great aunt Anne Jane
Dunne.Anne Jane arrived in India from England in 1903.Anne Jane Dunne Wichmann
was living in Simla,India in 1950.Hoping to find out more on the Wichmanns in
Germany and India.Any help would most appreciated.
Tony and Joann
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I am looking for information on Rodrigues (Rodricks). My grandmother
Elizabeth D'Cruze married my Grandfather Peter Gonsalves. After Peter
death (in 1900) she married ? Rodrigues (Rodricks). They had two
daughters Gladys and Kitty. Gladys married ?Carter and they had a son
Vernon. I would appreciate getting more information, especially about
Elizabeth D'Cruze (Rodrigues)
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With pleasure, I will send a copy to your offboard address. To add some further information for you, Major Thomas Carr Fletcher was born in India 1838, educated in England at Marlborough & Addicombe Colleges, served in India 1858 to 1876 and died in Durban South Africa 1896. He was the son of the Rev William Kew Fletcher (Senior Chaplain of Bombay) and Grandson of the Right Rev Thomas Carr (Bishop of Bombay). I hope it is helpful and please let me know if it provides any clues that I may find interesting.
Mark W. Fletcher
Dear Vivan and the List,
I have a Rodrigues marriage in my tree with a D'Silva witness.
Oct 14 1872, Roman Catholic Church of Boitakhana
Henry Rodrigues, bachelor, 36, residence 1 Canal Street, no profession
listed, married Catherine Maria de Solminihac, 20, spinster, 10 North
Fathers: Robert Rodrigues, J. B. de Solminihac
Witnesses: Nazareth D’Silva, Jacob Rodrigues N1/142/180
It's roughly around the same time as yours, and the Solminihacs did
have a Dacca connection. I haven't started looking at the Rodrigues
connection yet, but if I find a link between my tree and yours, I'll
post it to the list.
If you or any other listers need it, I have details of the 1870
marriage of Peter Rodrigues and Maria White nee Bennario (N1/132/202)
I would like to thank Terry, Ronnie and David for helping out with my request.
I now have confirmation of Thomas Ignatius Mark Hargreaves' marriage to Eleanor Goodger and will be able to order the appropriate film and hope for more details!
Also confirmation of the baptism of Emblin Emma Hargreaves, their daughter.
I am very grateful.
Sandra Hargreaves in Melbourne
I'm searching for any information on the parents of my great, great
Grandfather Charles Hookins Bryan born 5 July 1828 in Masulipatam. His
father Charles Matthew Bryan was a Quarter Master Serjeant 30th Regiment
Native Infantry, His mother was Caroline Salter. I would also love to know
where I could find some information on the 30th Regiment Native Infantry.
Hello from Australia.George Alfred Benjamin WILSON-FORSTER-RYTON was in the
British Army, (Circa 1920) but "dropped" the WILSON FORSTER part and
enlisted as RYTON.
George married Noreen FORDY in 1940 and I wonder if anyone is researching
Cheers. Bob in Melbourne
I am new to researching my ancestors (started a month ago) and any help
would be greatly appreciated.
I intend researching the following:
1. Charles Rordrigues married to Catherine D'Silva - Bengal Marriage
Indexes - 1865 Volume No 112 Folio 330 LDS Film Reference 499018
2. Nicolas Rordrigues married to Lucy D'Silva - Bengal Marriage Indexes -
1865 Volume No 112 Folio 331 LDS Film Reference 499018
3. Johnson D Rodrigues married to Magdalen Meek - Bengal Marriage Indexes -
1896 Volume No 252 Folio 262 LDS Film Reference 512359
4. Pius A D'Sanges married to Elizth Meek - Bengal Marriage Indexes - 1896
Volume No 252 Folio 262 LDS Film Reference 512359
A) Johnson D Rodrigues and Magdalen Meek are my paternal grandparents.
B) Charles Rordrigues (1 above) and Catherine D'Silva are the parents of
Johnson D Rodrigues (3 above)
C) My very recent research on this site revealed Pius A D'Sanges married to
Elizth Meek (4 above).
D0 Pius A D'Sanges is on my father's baptism certificate as his Sponser.
Imagine my surprise to discover that he was married to the sister of my
It seems to me that these families resided in Chittagong or Dacca, in
present day Bangladesh till about 1920.
Any advice on where to go from here to discover the progeny of Charles
Rordrigues / Catherine D'Silva, Nicolas Rordrigues/Lucy D'Silva, Pius A
D'Sanges/Elizth Meek would be appreciated.
My grand father Johnson D Rodrigues worked for the Telegraph Departnent. His
marriage certificate suggests that he was a Telegraph Clerk in 1896 at
Chittagong. Word of Mouth in the family suggest he was a Telegraph Master at
Akyab in Burma in the early 1920's.
I would like to know more about the India or Burma Telegraph Department.
Thanks to all.
Perth Western Australia
Love to share my scan, mine is also what looks like a studio photo. Will send a copy to your offboard address.
Dear Don & Irene,
I'm sure there are a few of us who would like some pointers towards someone who would have knowledge of the subject.
Mark W. Fletcher
I have been scratching my head over what would be the real place-name behind
Gangwamut but nothing has occurred to me that would even remotely resemble
it. There isn't, of course, any place called Gangwamut.
I understand that the 47th Foot Regiment was active in the 3rd Mahratta War
of 1817-18, in which the British and Peshwa forces crisscrossed each other's
routes all over Maharashtra and Central India,and which ultimately resulted
in the demise of the Maratha Confederacy and the pensioning off of the
Peshwa to Bithur, near Cawnpore. It is thus likely that the real place
behind Gangwamut would lie somewhere in that broad region, though it should
also be noted that by December 1818, the War had long ended and the Unit
could have moved out of this region.
If you could scan the death record document that you have of Lt Burrowes and
send it to me off-list I could take a crack at deciphering what is
Incidentally, I found the following tantalizing glimpse of your ancestor in
books.google.com. All further attempts to coax more info out of the book by
modifying search terms failed.
Hampshire Allegations for Marriage Licences Granted by the Bishop of
Winchester. 1689 to 1837 ... - Page 104
by William John Charles Moens, Church of England Diocese of
Winchester - 1893
Johnston Burrowes, of the 47th Beg. of Foot, lieut. and adjutant,
BROWNE, George, of Hannington, warrener, b., & Hannah Drewett, of the
a., sp., ...
In this citation, 'Beg.' would seem to be bad OCR for 'Reg.'
Arvind Kolhatkar, Toronto, March 29, 2007.
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I am seeking any descendants of CAROLINE MUNROE, who was known to be living in Calcutta in 1917. She gave birth to a baby girl on 28 March 1917. The baby was named CELESTE by her mother. The baby was left at St Vincent's Home, Calcutta, and was adopted by a family O'CONNOR (Father: Joseph; Mother: Ethel Mary). The baby was renamed EILEEN MAUDE. When she was growing up, Eileen was told by her adoptive mother to ask Sister Mary Josephine at St Vincent's Home for papers about her mother. When she went to visit, at the age of 20, Sr Mary Josephine had died the previous year, and no-one knew where her papers were.
Eileen had her 90th birthday yesterday, and would love to find out something/anything about her natural mother.
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