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Title: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: BettyBoops on Saturday 18 March 17 10:54 GMT (UK)
Gday I'm from Western Australia and we (Rootschat) have been chasing down my dad's background. We've chased him to Walter and Kathleen Seale's family. The man's name is Robert. Is some one able to do a search for Walter's will. It could help to identify if Robert is his son. The death was in Bengal in 1937. Many thanks BettyBoopits :)
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: iem on Saturday 18 March 17 15:28 GMT (UK)
Hi,
 Findmypast has the death at Cawnpore for Walter Earle Seale, but no signs of the will
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: sparrett on Saturday 18 March 17 21:45 GMT (UK)
Hi,
 Findmypast has the death at Cawnpore for Walter Earle Seale, but no signs of the will

Hi All,
I am one of the many trying to help with this very big search through India, Australia and England. ;D
If no will is  offered on FindMyPast, does that automatically mean there was not a will  for Walter  Earle SEALE?
His wife was Kathleen Anne SEALE.

 
http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelpregion/asia/india/indiaofficerecordsfamilyhistory/willsandadministrations/willsadmin.html

Thank you.
Sue
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: iem on Sunday 19 March 17 17:41 GMT (UK)
Hi,

I'm a bit late to this inquiry - all I know is what is above.  Do you have the details you need re Walter's marriage etc, the fact that his father was called Robert Henry etc (making sense for his son to be called Robert)?
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: Bookbox on Sunday 19 March 17 17:53 GMT (UK)
If no will is  offered on FindMyPast, does that automatically mean there was not a will  for Walter  Earle SEALE?

I think it would unwise to assume that. There may well be errors and omissions in FindMyPast's database.

Why not just email the archivists at the BL and ask them to check the wills card-index? They will sometimes do quick lookups for no charge, especially if the enquirer is overseas.
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: iem on Sunday 19 March 17 18:02 GMT (UK)
I got the Walter Earle marriage from FindMyPast, but ancestry has 2 births & baptisms entries for Walter & Kathleen, which I can't access as my membership is UK only.
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: BettyBoops on Monday 20 March 17 04:32 GMT (UK)
To make it easier for you. As you can appreciate after a couple of months of searching (by many people, bless them), we have narrowed it down to a few things that we haven't knowledge of.
1 - Proof of Birth/Baptism for Robert (possibly Henry) Seale. Son to Walter and Kathleen Seale 1886-1899
2 - A Will for Walter Earle Seale who died 26 Feb 1937, aged 80. Buried at Cawnpore, Bengal, India
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGKT-XN5
3 - A Will for Kathleen Anne Seale who died 21 Dec 1925, aged 58. Buried at Cawnpore, Bengal, India
https://familysearch.org/ark:61903/1:1:FGKT-XN5
4 - Aside from the army record of the 19th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, 37837. Date of enlistment 26 July 1905, any other army records

Many thanks in advance for your time, trouble and efforts.           Betty
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: BettyBoops on Wednesday 22 March 17 10:30 GMT (UK)
G'day everyone. If I'm not being too cheeky, and only if someone is able to access the information, but is someone able to look up the following information. PLEASE :) It's at the British Library.

File Pol 7434/48 - Enquiry concerning the whereabouts of Colin Seale
IOR/L/PJ/7/13782 : Apr 1948-Nov 1948
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Title: File Pol 7434/48 - Enquiry concerning the whereabouts of Colin Seale
Collection Area: India Office Records and Private Papers
Reference: IOR/L/PJ/7/13782
Creation Date: Apr 1948-Nov 1948
Extent and Access:
Extent: 1 file

Many thanks, Betty
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: BettyBoops on Friday 28 April 17 09:26 BST (UK)
G'day. I'm seeking some information on a Robert Edward Seale, (born circa 1889) who worked for Trevillian and Clarke in India. I have little information on the man, and wondered if anyone can help with a background on him. Muchly appreciated, Betty
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: Chander on Sunday 10 February 19 09:10 GMT (UK)
Gday I'm from Western Australia and we (Rootschat) have been chasing down my dad's background. We've chased him to Walter and Kathleen Seale's family. The man's name is Robert. Is some one able to do a search for Walter's will. It could help to identify if Robert is his son. The death was in Bengal in 1937. Many thanks BettyBoopits :)
hi Iím new to this and am also seeking re Robert Edward Seale who married in Cawnpore 1920 to Marjorie Gertrude Wilkins aged 18. He was older probably in his 30s his wife having been found for him by the nuns at? He had two children Trevor born 1921 and Marjorie born 1928. Any intel huge. Chandler :)
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: BettyBoops on Sunday 10 February 19 13:56 GMT (UK)
Chandler, (767638) what is your connection to this Robert Seale? I believe he MAY be related to me (love to think it was my Dad). I will chase up what I have on that side of the family tomorrow. We are in Cyprus so there will be a time difference. Is there some way of private messaging? Cheers, Betty
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: Chander on Sunday 10 February 19 14:09 GMT (UK)
Chandler, (767638) what is your connection to this Robert Seale? I believe he MAY be related to me (love to think it was my Dad). I will chase up what I have on that side of the family tomorrow. We are in Cyprus so there will be a time difference. Is there some way of private messaging? Cheers, Betty
hi Betty. Fantastic for such a quick response. I am researching a novel and authorised to follow up Robert Seale who is the grandfather 0f my client. Robert (known as Edward) was born in 1889 and had a drapers store in Cawnpore India. He had two sisters and died on or about 1960 when there was a court case to contest his will. He left all his money to his estranged wife Marjorie and his son Trevor fought the will and won all the Seale money. He was a doctor and returned to Uk in 1950s. Private messaging would be great but I donít know how to suggest that using this forum? Iím currently in South Africa nut back in UK end March. All best.
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: BettyBoops on Sunday 10 February 19 14:40 GMT (UK)
:) :)
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: IgorStrav on Sunday 10 February 19 14:41 GMT (UK)
Hi to both of you.

Chander - if you post once more to take your total to three, you can private message Betty via clicking on the image of the piece of paper in the circle underneath her name.

Betty - you're wiser to remove the email address to avoid spam!

And welcome to Rootchat, Chander!
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: BettyBoops on Sunday 10 February 19 14:43 GMT (UK)
thank you for the advice. :) :) after so long (and a huge move overseas) another thread has opened up, and who knows where it will lead :) :) :) I do but live in hope :)
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: Chander on Sunday 10 February 19 14:46 GMT (UK)
thank you for the advice. :) :) after so long (and a huge move overseas) another thread has opened up, and who knows where it will lead :) :) :) I do but live in hope :)
Hi to both of you.

Chander - if you post once more to take your total to three, you can private message Betty via clicking on the image of the piece of paper in the circle underneath her name.

Betty - you're wiser to remove the email address to avoid spam!

And welcome to Rootchat, Chander!
:) :)
Hi to both of you.

Chander - if you post once more to take your total to three, you can private message Betty via clicking on the image of the piece of paper in the circle underneath her name.

Betty - you're wiser to remove the email address to avoid spam!

And welcome to Rootchat, Chander!
thank you igor.
Title: Re: India Office Records lookup help please
Post by: Chander on Sunday 10 February 19 14:50 GMT (UK)
thank you for the advice. :) :) after so long (and a huge move overseas) another thread has opened up, and who knows where it will lead :) :) :) I do but live in hope :)
Hi to both of you.

Chander - if you post once more to take your total to three, you can private message Betty via clicking on the image of the piece of paper in the circle underneath her name.

Betty - you're wiser to remove the email address to avoid spam!

And welcome to Rootchat, Chander!
:) :)
Hi to both of you.

Chander - if you post once more to take your total to three, you can private message Betty via clicking on the image of the piece of paper in the circle underneath her name.

Betty - you're wiser to remove the email address to avoid spam!

And welcome to Rootchat, Chander!
thank you igor.
thank you for the advice. :) :) after so long (and a huge move overseas) another thread has opened up, and who knows where it will lead :) :) :) I do but live in hope :)
Hi to both of you.

Chander - if you post once more to take your total to three, you can private message Betty via clicking on the image of the piece of paper in the circle underneath her name.

Betty - you're wiser to remove the email address to avoid spam!

And welcome to Rootchat, Chander!
:) :)
Hi to both of you.

Chander - if you post once more to take your total to three, you can private message Betty via clicking on the image of the piece of paper in the circle underneath her name.

Betty - you're wiser to remove the email address to avoid spam!

And welcome to Rootchat, Chander!
thank you igor.
thank you for the advice. :) :) after so long (and a huge move overseas) another thread has opened up, and who knows where it will lead :) :) :) I do but live in hope :)
Hi to both of you.

Chander - if you post once more to take your total to three, you can private message Betty via clicking on the image of the piece of paper in the circle underneath her name.

Betty - you're wiser to remove the email address to avoid spam!

And welcome to Rootchat, Chander!
:) :)
Hi to both of you.

Chander - if you post once more to take your total to three, you can private message Betty via clicking on the image of the piece of paper in the circle underneath her name.

Betty - you're wiser to remove the email address to avoid spam!

And welcome to Rootchat, Chander!
thank you igor.
i have very little on Robert as I am pursuing his wife more. They were both Roman Catholicís and got married at the Catholic Church in Cawnpore