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Eardley, you could look at the FIBIIS Fibiwiki page Jewish
There is a link to a website called Recalling Jewish Calcutta: Memories Of The Jewish Community In Calcutta , developed by Jael Silliman. If you can’t find anything directly on her website, perhaps you could contact her.
From what I can gather, most Jew in India were of the Sephardi tradition. I don’t think there is a lot about Jews of European background
> On 22 Jan 2018, at 8:53 am, Eardley Dowling <ehdowling(a)sympatico.ca> wrote:
> Greetings! Does anyone have access to or knowledge of Jewish Calcutta
> 1875-1890. I am looking for my grandmother.
> Eardley Dowling
Following on to David's post, there are plenty of copies of "Jews of the
Raj" available on www.abebooks.com. You don't mention your grandmother's
name, but just putting the words "jews, calcutta" into Google gives me so
many hits that I would have thought you have a good chance of finding your
The Jewish community in Calcutta seems to have shrunk to around 20 people,
but there are still two Jewish schools there run by this small community,
although no actual Jewish students. I found the contact details for the
Girls School here: http://jgskolkata.in/ The school may well know where
records of the Calcutta Jewish community may be found.
JEWISH GIRLS' SCHOOL
63, PARK STREET, KOLKATA-700 016.
PHONE: 6450-6884, 2229-7741
Hope this helps.
All bar one of my family who were born in Calcutta have now gone. However, there are one or two of us a generation or two below who are doing our best to fill in the gaps.
I am still stumped trying to find the death of my grandfather William Leonard Rivers WRIGHT in Calcutta. He is the last of his generation to be found. Every so often I make a concerted effort to find him as more records are digitised, so far I have been unsuccessful.
A very happy and successful year to everyone on the list
Possibly, the last generation of children born in India and who left with their parents, are quite elderly now and the next generation don't feel quite so close to ancestry there or the land itself.
Whatever - here's hoping for a new burst of interest on the India Mailing List and a Happy and Healthy New Year to all.
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The following announcement appeared in the West Briton newspaper, Truro,
Cornwall, UK on 8 February 1861 and is forwarded from the CORNISH-GEN List.
I have no further information, nor any interest in the family. I purely
forward it to the List in the hope that it's of use to someone.
West Briton & Cornwall Advertiser - 8 February 1861
At St. John’s Church, Calcutta, on the 26th of December last, by the
Rev. J. RICHARDS, William Henry FITZE, of Lucknow, Oudh, son of the late
Mr. Joseph FITZE, of Liskeard, to Fanny, daughter of Mr. Stephen
PARLETT, formerly of Tilney, Norfolk; now of Twickenham, Middlesex.