OK, THANKS... I WILL ASK A PAID BL INDIA OFFICE PRIVATE RESEARCHER TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY
SURVIVING PAYMASTER RECORDS FOR 'WIVES ALLOWANCE'FOR POONA,1826-35 (AND OTHER
QUESTIONS - MAYBE I'LL JOIN FIBIS!).
THE BOOK ONLY HAS FN'S RELATING TO THE MIL LETTERS/PAPERS INITIATING THE ALLOWANCE IN
1825, ETC - NOT ANY PAYMENT RECORDS.
There was a term "COMMON LAW MARRIAGE/WIFE" I wonder if this was germaine to the
discussion. It was common in Burma and recognised, my ggm never converted to
I’m not aware of any records regarding wives allowance which you could search by name. If
there were any such records surviving, the most probable/only source would be the British
Library, so perhaps you could clarify there. However, I suspect records such as this have
not survived. The book you quote from may have some relevant footnotes, or endnotes, which
indicate sources, so also check there.