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Lieut-Colonel Wm Elliot C.B. - India
« on: Wednesday 04 July 12 03:35 BST (UK) »
Hello All,

From the "Asiatic Journal" 1841, page 233 there is this wedding notice:

June 11 - At Calcutta, Mr Leplaine, indigo planter, Jessore, to Margaret, daughter of the late Lieut-Colonel Wm Elliot C.B. of the 4th L.C.

My questions:
1. What does C.B. stand for?
2. I understand L.C to stand for Light Cavalry - but Googling will bring nothing up for "4th Light Cavalry". What other terminology can I use as search terms?
3. What are my chances of finding more about this William Elliott?
Apart from a daughter Margaret, and possibly a daughter Mary he remains anonymous. Any guide lines will be most welcome.

Regards
Jean

PS This query is linked to another query at http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,605055.0.html
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Re: Lieut-Colonel Wm Elliot C.B. - India
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 04 July 12 04:24 BST (UK) »
Hi Jean,

The abbreviation CB (an English title) is used for ‘Companion in Order of the Bath (CB)’. Recipients of this honour may use the postfix initials CB.
http://www.royal.gov.uk/MonarchUK/Honours/OrderoftheBath.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CB_(Honour)
http://www.debretts.com/people/honours/orders-of-chivalry/order-of-the-bath.aspx

Check Military records for William Elliot. Also post as much information as you come accross and hopefully some rootschat members who have access may be able to assist with lookups.

Cheers :)
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Re: Lieut-Colonel Wm Elliot C.B. - India
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Re: Lieut-Colonel Wm Elliot C.B. - India
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 04 July 12 05:59 BST (UK) »
From the marriage records:
Emile Lapline  married Margaret Elliott, 11 Jan 1841, Calcutta, Bengal, India. 
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Note the discrepancy in the marriage dates of the marriage records and the "Asiatic Journal".

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Re: Lieut-Colonel Wm Elliot C.B. - India
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 04 July 12 06:07 BST (UK) »
Try FIBIS search
There is a will for William Elliot 1823
http://search.fibis.org/frontis/bin/aps_detail.php?id=270607

There is also a marriage in 1804 for William Elliot and Elizabeth Carter
http://search.fibis.org/frontis/bin/simplesearchsummarycat.php?s_id=138&sn=elliot&fn=william&f=1750&to=1823&t=&c=&searchtype=0&tn=1

List of Officers of the Bengal Army - William Elliot 1776 -1823
http://search.fibis.org/frontis/bin/aps_detail.php?id=262481

Family Search brings up a burial 21 May 1823
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J8NN-CZF
 
Cheers :)
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Re: Lieut-Colonel Wm Elliot C.B. - India
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 04 July 12 21:07 BST (UK) »
Good evening,

The 4th light cavalry would most likely be one of the old presidency army units, Madras, Bengal and Bombay. The Bombay army only had 3 regt's of LC, Madras had 4 and Bengal had 10. These armies fought for the East India Company before being swallowed up by the British army. 8 regt's of the Bengal army took part in the mutiny.

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Re: Lieut-Colonel Wm Elliot C.B. - India
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 05 July 12 02:32 BST (UK) »
Hi

Try Times of India search (below are two) Marriage announcement and Military Retirements in 1898
FIBIS also has marriage record http://search.fibis.org/frontis/bin/aps_detail.php?id=121828

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Re: Lieut-Colonel Wm Elliot C.B. - India
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 05 July 12 07:52 BST (UK) »
Hello All,

Thank you so much for all the links you have given me - lots to follow up.

Its amazing how much you learn about all sorts of things with tracing genealogies - the link to the death gave me the place "Diamond Harbour" - which is a pretty little harbour about an hour away from me - in Christchurch, New Zealand. Now I know that it is also a pretty resort in Bengal, India.

I am sure I will be back with more questions - after I have digested all the information.

Thank You
Jean
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