Photographs of ninety-eight gravestones at St Thomas Church Cemetery, Trichinopoly (Tiruchirappalli) taken by Edmund Bourne have been uploaded to the FIBIS database website with a fully searchable index compiled by Sylvia Murphy. Our thanks go to Edmund for kindly sending us the photos for our website and Sylvia for indexing them.
It is with great sadness that we read of the passing of Ronnie Johnson, our Bangalore Wallah friend.
Ronnie was a great friend to the British India family history world and an excellent contact to those going to Bangalore. He undertook some sterling work for the benefit of us all and was kind enough to allow FIBIS to publish much of it on the FIBIS database website. I hope that the data will serve as a small token of our sincere appreciation of his great assistance.
May he rest in Peace!
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- Featured image – Pavarti Temple, Poona with a New Years greeting.
- Featured article - Abbottabad.
- Featured Project - Railways Project.
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A list share holders in the Bombay Tontine Society invited to apply for a final distribution of funds has been sent to us by Sylvia Murphy and is now uploaded to the FIBIS database website. Sylvia also sent us the following text which she says is a near transcript of that which accompanies the list in the newspaper.
Times of India, Monday 2 March 1863
Bombay Tontine Society – Final Distribution of Funds
A final distribution of the funds of this Society will be made on the 1st September 1863 when all persons for whose benefit shares were subscribed (or, if dead their personal representatives) will receive a dividend per share on proof that the persons on whose lives their shares were severally subscribed for were alive on the 12th February 1852. A list of 126 names contains all those who may on proof be entitled to dividends.
The required proof will be a Statutory Declaration which must be in the hand of the undersigned together with the Share Certificate on or before the 1st August 1863. All claims of which proof shall not have been received at Bombay on or before the last mentioned date will not be recognized and the distribution will be made without reference thereto.
W H Crawford, Solicitor, Military Square, Bombay.
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Long-time FIBIS member Liz Chater has very kindly sent FIBIS some photographs she had taken of the graves at Kabul British Cemetery. These have now been indexed and uploaded to the FIBIS database website. Although the cemetery is called the ‘British Cemetery’ there are Poles, Germans, French, Italians, Canadians and other nationalities buried there also. Most of the graves photographed and included in the FIBIS database are of recent burials, but there are several from the late 1800′s and early 1900′s included.