Thank you for the link.
Certainly Native means “born in” so both parents could be European or of Mixed
You might find this interesting.
From the Missionary Register 1816 p.23
Rev Daniel Carrie in his remarks on the Moral and Religious State of India says “Native
Christians” consist of converts made by Roman Catholic Missionaries, and of the
Descendants of the Portuguese who first settled in India.
Another category of native he mentions are the Drummers and Fifers, the children of
English Fathers by Native Mothers. They are brought up from 4 or 5 years of age, till Ten
or Twelve, in the Lower Orphan School, at Calcutta. About that age they are appointed as
Drummers and fifers to the Seapoy or Native regiments.
In addition he talks of many of the same class of Christians scattered up and down the
country as clerks in the different offices of government, and as assistants to merchants
I have ancestors recorded as Native Missionaries in 1799 in various publications about the
early Baptist Missions. They are with mostly Hindu sounding names and a couple of others
of Portuguese origin.. They followed Rev William Carey and Joshua Marsham. . The Christian
Observer 1815 and the South Sea Islander 1820 as well as the Story of the Lall Bazar
From: Maureen Evers <maureen.evers(a)bigpond.com>
To: Pippa <britgirlp(a)aol.com>; india <india(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Mon, Dec 21, 2015 5:48 pm
Subject: Re: [INDIA] Women in India before 1815
Insome contexts, native simply means “born In”
Thereare some details of Marriages at Fort St George, Madras from 1780, in an article by
F.E.P, verylikely Fanny Emily Penny, in The Genealogist, Volume 20 1904, available
There is a footnote on page274 stating the words native of India means a person who was
born in India."They might be of European blood or mixed parentage”
On 22 Dec 2015, at 2:08 am, Pippa via <india(a)rootsweb.com> wrote:
John Imhoff married Maria Chambers in 1826 in Bengal, the sister of my ancestor William
Chambers. Their father was English, a John Chambers – merchant and oriental translator for
the Company. John had married a widow in 1803, a Mrs Elizabeth Darts nee Turner. The
marriage record has “native.” Her father was of the 3rd Regiment and perhaps her mother