Hallo Liz Mills
At the marriage Mangey/Chater, one witness is Thos.Albt. De Cruz. This
interested me, as an ancestor of mine Major Gen. John McGowan was in
command of Barrackpore in 1796, and he married a Maria De Cruz.
I just discovered this on a recent trip to London. I copied this passage
from William Hickey's Memoirs, Vol 4 page 141. After the death of his wife
All my friends humanely exerted themselves to console me under my
affliction, the foremost of whom was Colonel MacGowan, who would take no
refusal, but compelled me to accompany him to his hospitable residence at
Barrackpore, where he at that time he commanded, and where he kept me
twelve days before he would allow me to quite him and return to the duties
of my profession.
Mary . from OZ
Searching for My Ancestors