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Enoch Farr d 1851 India
« on: Saturday 27 March 21 13:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi. I am new to this section, so hope I am in the right place.

Some days ago, I posted on the Common Room relating to Sarah Haines, who married Enoch Farr in 1847.

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=846525.0

In 1853 she married John Owen Hughes and described herself as a widow. I have been unable to find a death record in this country for Enoch , but a burial record was brought to my attention - 6 August 1851, Meerut, India. (1st European Bengal Fusiliers)

I have searched (as best I know) for information on this regiment in 1851, but nothing for the year in question. Just wondering if any military experts can suggest where I can find more information. it may be that Enoch died of cholera and not in action (Having seen the graveyard in Lucknow I know how devastating cholera was).

On some records, the name Enoch is spelt Enock.

Any help, much appreciated.

Thanks

FS


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Re: Enoch Farr d 1851 India
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 March 21 17:17 GMT (UK) »
The regiment wasn't part of the British Army in 1851 but one of the East India Company regiments

https://wiki.fibis.org/w/1st_Bengal_(European)_Fusiliers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101st_Regiment_of_Foot_(Royal_Bengal_Fusiliers)

FIBIS may have record of his death (if it occurred while serving).  As far as I am aware, records are kept by the British Library.


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Re: Enoch Farr d 1851 India
« Reply #2 on: Monday 29 March 21 09:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the information.  I don't see any battle honours for the year in question, so am thinking that he did succumb to one of the many illnesses that plagued them in those parts at the time.

I have not researched much in the military - do I assume that birth, marriages and deaths in forces overseas are not recorded on the usual registers?

FS


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Re: Enoch Farr d 1851 India
« Reply #3 on: Monday 29 March 21 14:09 BST (UK) »
there are separate registers for British Armed Forces And Overseas Births & Baptisms, Banns & Marriages, and Deaths & Burials available to search on Findmypast and probably other sites. But if the burial I found is your Enoch, he was not in the British Army, but one of the East India Company regiments as mentioned by MaxD.

FamilySearch has some records for India e.g.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGLL-Z6R

As does Findmypast including scans of registers which is where I found the record for Enoch.

And Fibis
https://www.fibis.org/
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: Enoch Farr d 1851 India
« Reply #4 on: Monday 29 March 21 16:30 BST (UK) »
Thank you Osprey,comprehensive reply, needs nothing added.

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Re: Enoch Farr d 1851 India
« Reply #5 on: Monday 29 March 21 18:35 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your help. I really appreciate the information you have posted for me to use.

FS

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Re: Enoch Farr d 1851 India
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 16:33 BST (UK) »
FIBISwiki is an extraordinary resource for anything to do with families in British India, including of course the military, but itís multilayered and easy to miss things.  Just in case then, here is the link to the details of the HEIC regiments (there is lots to discover): https://wiki.fibis.org/w/East_India_Company_Army