As new subscriber to this news group I have a lot of questions to ask so here goes.
I am trying to trace the Wemyss family history in India and would be grateful to hear from
anyone with information relating to the Wemyss name.
My family had strong connections with the East Indian Railways. As they were
Anglo-Indians will the Uncovenanted Civil Service List (L/F/10) hold information on them
Secondly are there other good sources of information on the EIR and their employees ?
I am also trying to trace information on my great grandfather,
as Wilfred Blissington Fitzhenry (Sahebgunge 1907) on my grandmothers baptism cerificate
as Wilfred Fitzhenry (Jubburpore 1909) on his second marriage cerificate (to a Beatrice
and as Hon Sir Wilfred Batho-Cole Fitzhenry (Karachi 1925) on my grandmothers marriage
Is it likely that his first marriage was to a Blissington which he later dropped from his
name after her death ?
I have no idea where Batho-Cole came from but if he was really a Hon Sir where should I
look for information on why this title was given ?
His witness to his 2nd marriage was a J McCulloch of the RIA (52BTL) but I could find no
trace of this battalion in any RIA list. Can anyone provide me with more information on
As Wilfred's occupation at the time of his 2nd marriage was horse broker and trainer,
is it possible that he would also have some connection with the RIA ?