During the project, people suggested 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.
Jacqueline Bull (11.08.13)
One of my Great-great Grandfather,s was a Director of the East India Company.
His name was John Inglis, he worked at East India House.
He was also Chairman of the London Docks.
Unfortunately, I cannot find much information regarding his life etc., which I find strange.
[In response to Jacqueline] Ambalika (12.07.14)
Is this the same John Inglis who was posted in Lucknow, U.P, India and was involved in 1857?
Kathryn Francis Lindsay (29.12.13)
Hello, my 5 x Great Grandfather is Sir Francis Sykes. I am hoping to come to England in 2014 and would like to meet some ancestors of the Sykes Family who are still alive..Any help would be fantastic..Thankyou Kathryn Francis..Australia
Sarah Pearson-Phillips (04.05.14)
My great x5 grandfather’s brother was Captain john Sealy born 1733. He was captain of the east india company ship “Northington” He was captain of 3 of the Northington’s 4 voyages. I would like to know how he became captain of this ship as I understand it would have been very difficult to achieve this position.Also I would be very grateful to receive any information about his 1767 voyage which was invested in by Lawrence Dundas, the Director of the Royal Bank of Scotland.