Project Associate suggestions of other families to include
Wendy Wyman (09.05.12)
Person of interest : my ancestors – Luitenant Colonel John Sutherland (Elgin Regiment 67) and his wife Princess Ushrut Hussaini Begum ? Lt. Co. John Sutherland was the Secretary to Governer Gen. of India Sir Charles Theosopholis Metcalfe.
Andrew Grout (02.08.12)
Could I suggest Major Edward Moor (1771–1848) of Bealings House, Great Bealings, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk. His large collection of hindu sculpture (which was illustrated in his important Hindu Pantheon (1810)) is now held by the BM. There was (?is) a ‘hindu’ pyramid in the garden at Bealings decorated with at least one sculpture from taken from Elephanta. The hindu pyramid at Bealings House is Grade II listed: http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-285437-garden-ornament-circa-100-yards-east-sou. However, his interest was rather more ‘academic’ than ‘ornamental’.
Nancy Wiseman (07.08.12)
I am working on an ongoing One Name Study for the name Fortnum. This family had close ties to the East India Company and I believe would be a family of interst for this study.
Fortnum (also sometimes spelt Fortnam or Fortnom). The Fortnum family was invloved with the East India Company through importing of teas etc. for Fortnum and Masons. Apparently there were an number of Fortnums on the Companies payroll http://www.fortnumandmason.com/c-359-1700s-fortnum-and-mason.aspx Also, there is portrait done by Tilly Kettle (another tie to the company http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilly_Kettle) of Colonel John Fortnum, who was in India at this time. http://books.google.ca/books?id=WhK_yEuqgicC&pg=PA154&lpg=PA154&dq=tilly+kettle+fortnum&source=bl&ots=g3IU57imVR&sig=eG-WDHyGbKPawuJxpPnU1qROPpU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Wb35T9_bNarr0gH3nOy-Bg&ved=0CEYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=tilly%20kettle%20fortnum&f=false.
Judith Everett (12.01.13)
Person of interest: William Milburn? (I have already mentioned him to Kate.) He wrote a marvellous book called Oriental Commerce about the countries which the EIC traded with. The book was reprinted in the 1990s in Delhi. A great deal is known about his personal life because of all the court cases he was involved in due to his second marriage. He had several wives simultaneously, and it is obvious that he was marrying for money. He went bankrupt at least twice, and documents survive for at least one of the bankruptcies. The bill of sale for his beautiful house in Tottenham, and a very complete inventory, are in the National Archives.
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