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James RIGBY (1810-1859) (HEIC) married for a second time, to Mary Ann LENNON in about 1850. Had 2 more children but details not certain.

Eliza Ann Rigby
Jane Rigby

info from Lesley Watson lotus296@bigpond.com

My grandfather, Arthur Watson, was of Anglo-Indian descent, born and raised in Pallavaram, Madras. He left India as a child in 1885, when his father left the army and returned to the UK. A cousin (another Kirk descendant) has traced the family history back to 1790 in India, via the female lines of descent. The women married English & Scottish soldiers, but I would imagine that the male descendants would have married into the Anglo-Indian community. If possible I would like to make contact with other descendants.

From the information that is available from christenings & marriages, my family came from the area known as the Madras Presidency (Bangalore, Arcot, Pallavaram, Ooty) - other surnames include

James RIGBY (1810-1859) (HEIC) married Mary HENDERSON (1814-1848) in 1830 St. Thomas Mount, Madras . The children from this marriage:

  1. Margaret Mary Rigby (b 1834 Secunderabad)
  2. Joseph William Rigby (b 1836 Jaulna)
  3. Florence Ellen Rigby (b.1839 Bangalore - d. 1912 Wellington, Nilgiris)

James RIGBY (1810-1859) (HEIC) married for a second time (after his 1st wife Mary died)  Mary Ann LENNON in about 1850. Had 2 more children but details not certain.

  1. Eliza Ann Rigby
  2. Jane Rigby

Next Generation

Florence Ellen RIGBY (AKA Helen) (b.1839 Bangalore - d. 1912 Wellington, Nilgiris) in 1855 married David KIRK (HEIC), children:

  1. James Kirk (b 1856 Bangalore)
  2. Mary Jane Kirk (b 26/12/1859 Pallavaram)
  3. Lydia Kirk (b 1862 Pallavaram)
  4. Charlotte Kirk (b1867 Pallavaram )
  5. Margaret Louisa Kirk (b1869 Pallavaram)

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