Tag Archives: India

The Fishing Fleet – Anne de Courcy

A year ago today I wrote a review of this book and you can read it here. Then last week, I was sent the link to an interview that the author did in Australia, for Adelaide Week in March 2013. … Continue reading

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White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India by William Dalrymple

The June choice for our reading group was The White Mughals by William Dalrymple. The comments from the group were split into essentially three camps, those that loved it, those who read it and persevered and those who hated it. … Continue reading

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The Ruling Caste by David Gilmour

Recently, I have been focusing my genealogical time on India as I work on a book about part of my family who spent time in India. Nothing special, except the research has unravelled some real surprises and I felt the … Continue reading

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The Fishing Fleet – Anne de Courcy

When the author was undertaking her research we did correspond rather briefly, but my interest regarding my ancestral links to India was out of the time frame for Anne’s book. I waited rather eagerly for the book to be published. … Continue reading

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Sepia Saturday 110 – In the Movies…..

This story and the photograph have a tentative connection to the theatre. Second lady from the left is Lesley Ramage with her father John. Lady on the far right is Nehru’s sister. Taken Bombay 1957. Lady on the far left … Continue reading

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Postcard Friendship Friday – Bowring Institute Bangalore India

Submitted as part of Postcard Friendship Friday hosted by The Best Hearts are Crunchy

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Carnival Of Genealogy 110 – What Tree Are You?…..

‘What tree best represents your family’s history? Is your family most like a towering redwood, weeping willow, or a stately oak?  Maybe you think of your family more like a brightly lit Christmas tree or a tropical palm’ What a … Continue reading

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Tea Cup Tuesday – A different sort of post

Welcome to the latest Tea Cup Tuesday post. This week I have submitted a different, shorter post, but still tea related. The catalyst for this was being made aware of a website called Koi-Hai which focuses on the historical information of … Continue reading

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Ancestor of the week – George Bridges Bellasis & Ester King

Inspired by the post on Twigs of Yore in commemoration of Australia Day – 26 January, and doubling up as my Ancestor of the Week post. Find the earliest piece of documentation you have about an ancestor in Australia. If … Continue reading

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Bowring Family at Torquay

Through various bits of research I established the Bellasis family connected to a fairly well know Devonian family called Bowring. As I live in the County it was relatively easy to access the archives and cemeteries. I don’t want to … Continue reading

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