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Offline BAC3

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India: Harriet BENTLEY, born 1831 Madras
« on: Tuesday 27 February 18 20:26 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

Would there be any records to confirm that Harriet BENTLEY was born in Madras in 1831, possibly of a military family?

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Re: India: Harriet BENTLEY, born 1831 Madras
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 23:10 GMT (UK) »
The British Library has the surviving ecclesiastical records from British India and they have made their way online with FindMyPast.

They are only approx 70% complete, and the majority of them are of an Anglican (Church of England) persuasion. Yes, there are other denominations but they are in the minority.

FindMyPast also has the GRO overseas birth records, again not complete.

There isn't an entry for Harriet.
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Sherry-Paddington & Marylebone,
Longhurst-Ealing & Capel, Abinger, Ewhurst & Ockley,
Chandler-Chelsea

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Re: India: Harriet BENTLEY, born 1831 Madras
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 09:10 GMT (UK) »
Thank You dawnsh,

I had researched FindMyPast and, except for the 1861 Census, also had a NIL return.  She is, I'm afraid, a very elusive lady.

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