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Samuel BAILDON, d.27-03-1914 Calcutta. East India Company?
« on: Monday 18 September 23 23:28 BST (UK) »
Hi, Everyone,
It has recently come to my attention  that a Samuel Robert BAILDON died on 27th March 1914 in Calcutta. He had married my gt-grandma's 1st cousin Mary KERSHAW in 1884 in England.  It is said that he was employed by the East India Company, though I had thought they had been superceded by the British government by this date.  Are there accessible records for the East India Company, and might there be a record too of his death registration somewhere?
Many thanks in advance...
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Re: Samuel BAILDON, d.27-03-1914 Calcutta. East India Company?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 19 September 23 01:17 BST (UK) »
Shaun,
What can I say?  You always seem to be my go to man, popping up pretty much straight away when I ask rather helplessly for new info.
I don't know whether you have been following it, but a thread I started over 18 years ago suddenly burst back into life the other day with someone who remembered being in the location of the place I was asking about, as a 10 year old boy, 64 years ago.
It's on the Essex Look Up Requests boards, with a title asking about The Blue House, Bradwell on Sea.  And that's where new info about a Samuel Baildon emerged.  Amongst many other exciting revelations about my Kershaw family.  Rootschat is an amazing forum...
Keith

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Re: Samuel BAILDON, d.27-03-1914 Calcutta. East India Company?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 19 September 23 01:31 BST (UK) »
Death as reported in the Times of India newspaper 16 Apr 1914.
March 27th at the Presidency Hospital Calcutta Samuel R Baildon of London.


Burial 28 Mar 1914  - Samuel R Baildon
Calcutta, Bengal.
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Re: Samuel BAILDON, d.27-03-1914 Calcutta. East India Company?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 19 September 23 06:55 BST (UK) »
Neale 1961,
Thanks so much for looking these details up for me.  His widow Mary survived him by a further 42 years...
Keith

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Re: Samuel BAILDON, d.27-03-1914 Calcutta. East India Company?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 19 September 23 07:49 BST (UK) »
His occupations:

1891 census: East India merchant's clerk
1901 census: East India merchant
1911 census: East India agent

1904 Gazette: retires from his partnership in William Keymer & Co, East India and Colonial Merchants, 66 Fenchurch Street
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Re: Samuel BAILDON, d.27-03-1914 Calcutta. East India Company?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 19 September 23 10:04 BST (UK) »
Wow, more fascinating detail about this individual.  Thanks so much for this as well, Shaun.  Interesting that he was a partner, too...
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Re: Samuel BAILDON, d.27-03-1914 Calcutta. East India Company?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 19 September 23 10:13 BST (UK) »
In 1891 Baildon and a colleague named James Kershaw patented a motor for automating punkahs, and in 1892 they formed the Punkah Motor Syndicate Ltd, a public company registered in Scotland.
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