Genealogy of Charles John French

born at Madras in 1815 eldest son of Charles Augustus FRENCH  & Jane Anne SYKES married in 1812.
(Middle name Augustus probably derived from his Great grandfather Johann)
He was 17 years old when in 1832 his father was appointed to the Sudder Court in Calcutta, Bengal.
In 1833 the province of Agra was created (annexed) by the British.
In 1836 at age 21 he was an Assistant in the Persian Dept., Governor of Agra, and in 1838 Examiner of accounts NWP.
He wrote a Journal of a tour in Upper Hindustan during the year 1838-39 with the camp of Lord Auckland, Governor General.
In 1842 he married Mary Ann BLACKBURN at Agra.
In 1857 he was Assistant in the Office of the Chief Commissioner of Oudh when he enrolled as a Volunteer for the defence of the Baillie-Guard Garrison of Lucknow. 
One of 153 civilian volunteers he served during the seige and the recapture of the city 30 June to 22 November. 
CJF was frequently employed watching enemy movements from the roof of the Post Office.  See map. 
Received the Mutiny Medal with Lucknow Clasp.
Indian Mutiny Medal with Lucknow clasp
In 1861 he was Superintendent Industrial Dept., Chief Commissioners Office, Lucknow.
In 1883 he was a pensioner (1883 Thackers Directory)
Charles John died in 1885 aged 70, at Simla, "late Superintendent Oude Financial Commissioner's Office".
Mary Ann Mary Ann Blackburn  lived another 25 years, dying at Simla in 1910

100 identified descendants
Children

born

Spouse, marriage
died
grandchildren
* died England
Grandchildren's Spouses
Great
Grandchildren
GG GCh.

Constance Emily

1843
Agra
never married 1865 Simla





Bolivar Edwin
Judge Advocates Generals office
Bolivar
1844
Agra
Isabella Blackburn NICHOLAS, md. 1874 Calcutta 1928 Agra
Charles E C*
Arthur Ernest
Ethel May
Edith Kathleen
Winifred Emily
Lillian Maud
RENNISON
-
HARRER
MONTGOMERY
_
BEAUCHAMP
Vivienne
--
--
5
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Michael

Waldemor Percy
clerk in Home Dept.
Waldemor
1846
Agra
never married 1931 Agra





Juliet Augusta

1848
Agra
never married 1865 Simla





Inez Ella
Inez
1851
Agra
Francis E WARDE, 1874 Simla
Government Surveyor
1939 Ootacamund
Dagmar Frances
Ivan Alexis
Violet Stephanie
Bion Maximilian
Florence Evaline
-
-
BUCKNER
WISEMAN
McLEOD
--
--
3
4
--


Evangeline Jeanette

music teacher
Evie
1855
Agra
Joseph H  WATERS, 1880 Simla
(Harry) Headmaster
1900 Rawalpindi

Henry V O
Hubert S
Myrtle FOX
Olive LEE
3
6
9
12


Henry Lawrence
granted ISO 1933
1859
Lucknow
Alice WEBB, 1886 Simla 1939 Thames UK
Gladys C
EmilyK
never married
never married



Vincent Cluge
Engineer, accountant, auditor, Postmaster,
volunteer soldier
Vincent Cluge French
1864
Simla
Geraldine LITSTER, 1891 Simla 1956 Southwark UK
*Archibald C
*Percival V
Muriel G
Dorris K

Beryl Gladys

Elsie Vera
*see note 2
Dorothy ?
(died WW1)
never married
LUCAS &
HAY-ARTHUR

BERRYMAN & Edw. NICHOLL

infant death
2
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-
Betty-Lou
-
-
Caroline
-
-
-
2
-
-
1


*English connections

*Note 1: Charles Edwin Cluge FRENCH married Beatrice RENNISON at Simla in 1905.
A Civil Servant, he took part in the Survey of India (see photos taken on the Indo-Turkistan-Tibet Road)
He travelled to the UK on the "Ormonde" in 1920 but returned to India. He died at Hayes UK in 1952.
His daughter Vivienne May (now MILNER) travelled to England with mother Beatrice and son Michael in 1945, she died at Wycombe UK in 1989

*Note 2: Archibald and Percival were educated at Kings College Wincanton Somerset, 1911...
Muriel was educated at Princess Helena College Brentford 1911, died at Westminster UK in 1949.
Beryl Gladys FRENCH married (1) Richard Charles Palmer BERRYMAN at Calcutta in 1921 (a doctor born 1880 at Hants UK) divorced.
Beryl married (2) Edward P W NICHOLL.  Daughter Caroline was born at Darjeeling in 1929

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