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Published Madras Presidency district cemetery list booklets from the early 20th century are now available for download from the Tamil Virtual Library. Point your browser to http://tamildigitallibrary.in/ and search on the word "European".
I have a death record of a Denis Lynch, Gr [Gunner?] 4th Bn Arty,a labourer born Kilrush, Clare signed up Clonmel 16 Nov 1850.
He sailed on the Plantagenet in 1851 but sadly died 15 May 1852 CR June? Leaving an amount of 64pounds 3shillings 3p. Intestate Lab. Treasy June '52 which I presume means went into treasury in June 1852.
It was found in Madras L/MIL/11/003-104.
Is there any other information on-line I can follow up on his record as I am wondering if he may be related to my John Lynch of Kilrush who signed up in 1848 and sailed on the Elizabeth for Madras as a Private in the 2nd European Light Infantry.
Any suggestions would be great appreciated,
My great grandfather Henry George Wilcox died in London in 1864. How can I find out the date he came to the UK, he was living in India in 1864 so obviously this was the year he travelled to the UK. Was ship the only way to travel from India to the UK?
Why would he have left a wife and several children in India. Especially as he had not left a will even though he was wealthy. Hopeing to find some kind of passenger list that tell me if anyone else was travelling with him.
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The marriage of George Matthew Anderson and Mary Collier is on FMP. It took
place on 12th December 1821 in St. John's Cathedral, Calcutta.
GM Anderson was a printer and bookseller of Calcutta.
Unfortunately Mary died on 21st October 1833. The Calcutta Christian
Observer, Vol. 2, page 617 describes her as "Mary, wife of Mr. G.M.
Anderson, aged 28 years, 11 months and 3 days."
Anderson was still around in 1833 - for example he was the printer/publisher
of "A Brief History of India" by F.W.Blagdon in 1833.
On the matter of John Collier. What, other than the name, connects his rank
of Lieutenant in the Ceylon Regiment of Foot with the death recorded for a
soldier who had served in the 59th Foot?
My interpretation of the description "townsman" (it is also used for the
burial recorded just above that of Collier) is that it means a "resident of
the town" as opposed to being still a serving soldier with the 59th.
I think I have found a couple of births to Mrs. G.M. Anderson.
15th November 1823 at Entally, a daughter. (Asiatic Journal and Monthly
Miscellany, Volume 17, page 671).
9th November 1827 at Calcutta Great Jail (sounds ominous!), a daughter.
(Quarterly Oriental Magazine, Review and Register,Vol VIII, July-December
1827, page clii.)
Limited research suggests that The Great Jail was for European debtors.
The following announcement appeared in the West Briton newspaper, Truro, Cornwall, UK on 30 September 1859 and is forwarded from the CORNISH-GEN
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 - 30 September 1859
At Ranagunge, India, on the 9th of August last, Mr. Edwin POWELL, fourth son of the late Mr. J. POWELL, of Penryn, deeply lamented by a large circle of friends, aged 32 years.