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On the Hodson Lists for Families of British India

By Dan Byrnes

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Hodson's Lists of Anglo-India families
Updated from May 2001
Recently (by 2001 ie), a researcher working on ancestors with commercial links in India emailed a copy (from The India Mailing List) of the following lists of some English East India Company personnel by Major Hodson (compiled 1932-1933). The material was well-worth following up...
(The citation is: Major V. C. P. Hodson, "Some Families with a Long East Indian Connection", The Genealogists Magazine, March, 1932-December 1933.)

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"Some families" is precisely the point... Hodson's lists are interesting, but partial, or incomplete. He seems more interested in soldiers and/or administrators, than in traders or financial operators. In particular, he seems quite uninterested in free traders (or, country traders) - some of whom may have trafficked in opium. Some surnames he mentions are rare, or almost never seen in other available writings. Others are well-known; but there are many well-known "East India Company names" he ignores.
Hodson lists only 36 men's names, with dates. He lists few if any women. He does however list 186 different surnames with family members active in India. As below:
As should be clear from The Blackheath Connection website, I am interested especially in trading names dealing with Nineteen Century colonial Australasia. These trading names are often difficult to trace in full, but Hodson's lists, if expanded, might provide extra clues?
So I decided to simply add to Hodson's list as many family lineages as my database can find. The result are below, displayed with little comment so far. This file will be gradually updated as new information comes to hand and the value of Hodson's listings becomes clearer.
If the information below is of any assistance to family historians, well and good!
Dan Byrnes - 6 May 2001

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ADAMS, ANGELO. 1.Anthony Angelo Malevolti Tremamondo (afterwards Anthony Angelo) (1747-1829), ANDERSON.
BARLOW, BARWELL. 1. William (1705-1769) Govr. of Fort William, Bengal., BARNES, 1. John (d.1819) B.C.S. 1792-1819. BATTEN. 1. Joseph Hallet Batten (1778-1837). FRS., Principal of East India College., BATTYE, BAYLEY. 1. William Butterworth (1781-1860) B.C.S. 1798-1830. BECHER. BIRD. 1. Wilberforce (d. 1836 aged 77). M.P.Coventry. BLUNT. 1. Sir Charles William, 3rd Bart.(1731-1802). B.C.S. 1783-1802., BEADON, BEAUMAN, BLAIR, BLAKE, BLUNT, BODDAM, BOILEAU. 1. Thomas (1754-1806) of Calcutta, notary public., BOISRAGON, BRACKEN, BREE, BRODIE. 1. James (1769-1801). M.C.S.BROOKE, BRUCE, BUSHBY.
CADELL of Cockenzie, CARNAC-RIVETT-CARNAC, CARPENTER, CAUTLEY, CAZALET, CHAMIER. 1. John Ezekiel Des Champs (afterwards Chamier) 1754-1831. M.C.S., CHAMBERS, CHASE, CHERRY, CHRISTOPHER. 1. Major Gen. Leonard Raisbeck Christopher, Bengal Staff Corps, b.1822., COCKERELL, COLLIE, COLVIN, CLERK. 1. Thomas (1761-1817) Of Westholme, Somerset. Capt. Madras Army., CLOETE, CLOSE, COTTON. 1. Joseph (1743-1825). E.I.C. marine service., CROMMELIN, CUNLIFFE. 1. Sir Robert Henry, 4th Bart. (1783-1859). Gen.,Bengal Army., CURRIE. 1. Sir Frederick, 1st Bart. (1799-1875). B.C.S., CURTIS.
DANE, DAVIES, DAVIS, DENT, D'OYLY. 1. Sir John Hadley, 6th Bart. (1754-1818). B.C.S.. 1. Hercules Durham (1744-1776) Ensign Beng.N.I., DUFFIN, DROZ, DRUMMOND, DOUGLAS, DURHAM.
EDMONSTONE, EDWARDS, EGERTON. 1. William (1770-1827) of Gresford Lodge, co. Denbigh., ELERS, EWART.
FAGAN. 1. George Hickson (1778-1821), Lt.Col. 29th Beng.N.I., FARQUHARSON, FENDALL, FITZGERALD, FIZTGERALD/MARTIN, FORBES. 1. John Forbes (d.1808) M.Gen. Bengal Army. , FOREST, FRIELL. 1. Peter, formerly of Dublin, later of Guildford, Surrey ((mid-1700s), FULTON.
HAWKINS, HAMILTON, HICKMAN, HILL.
GAHAGAN, GARSTIN. 1. Rev. Norman, M.A. (d. 1830) 1. William Vanas (d.1803). Col. 4th B.N.I. , GILBERT, GOLDING, GRIFFITHS. 1. Henry, of Beaumont Lodge, Bath. In India 1782-87. , GUBBINS.
HALL. 1. George Hall (1766-1800). Captain Indian Navy. HALLIDAY, HALHED, HAMILTON, HARINGTON, HARRISON, HAMILTON. 1. Sir Frederick, 5th Bart, of Silverton Hill, co. Lanark (1777-1853). , HARRIS. 1. George, 1st Baron Harris of Seringapatam (1746-1829)., Henry HARRIS, M.D. 1759-1822., HARRISON, HAWKINS, HENDERSON, HICKEY, John HUDLESTON, (1749-1835) M.C.S.
IMHOFF, INNES.
JELLICOE, JOHNSTONE.
British-India graphic LANGLEY, LATHOM, LAWRENCE, LE MESURIER, LOGAN, LOW, LOWIS, LEYCESTER, LEWIN, LUMSDEN, LUSHINGTON.
MACLEOD, MALLESON, MALET, MARJORIBANKS, MARTIN, MARTINDALE, MASTER, MAXTONE, MERCER, METCALFE, MILLETT, MINCHIN, MOFFAT, MORRIS, MONEY, MUNRO.
NATION.
OAKES, OLDFIELD, OLDHAM, OMMANNEY.
PARKER, PATON, PEARS, PHELPS, PIERCE, PLOWDEN, POTTS, PRINSEP (Treated in depth elsewhere on this website).
1. John Reid (d. 1810) Surgeon, Beng. Estb. , RICHARDSON, RICKETTS. 1. George Poyntz (1749-1800) Of Grove Place, Hants; Govr. Of Barbados 1798., 1. Sir Henry Ricketts, K.C.S.I. (1802-1886) B.C.S. 1821-60., ROBERTS. 1. Browne Roberts (1782-1854). Capt. 25th Bengal N.I., ROBINSON, ROSS, RUMBOLD.
SALE and SALE-HILL. 1. Robert Sale (1735-1799). Col. Madras Army. , SETON. 1. Sir Alexander, 5th Bart. of Abercorn (1772-1810) B.C.S., STEELE, SHAKESPEAR (Treated in depth elsewhere on this website.) 1. John (1749-1825). B.C.S., SHOWERS. 1. Samuel Howe Showers (1745-1827) Lt-Col. Bengal N.I.., SMITH, STRATTON. 1. John (d. c. 1750) Member Madras Council.
REYNOLDS, RIVETT (RIVETT-CARNAC), ROBSON.
SALE, SEWELL, STAFFORD, STODDARD, STONHOUSE, STRACHEY, STEELE, SWINTON.
TALBORT/TALBOT?, TAYLER, TAYLOR, THACKERAY (Treated in depth elsewhere on this website.), THOMSON, THOMPSON, (POWNEY-THOMPSON), TRAVERS, TREVOR, TULLOCH.
VANRENEN. 1. Jacob Vanrenen (1762-1828) Brig.Gen. Bengal Army., VIBART.
WAHAB. 1. George (1752-1808) M.Gen., Col. 17th Madras N.I. , WALLACE, WALKER, WALLER, WATERFIELD, WAUGH, WELLAND, WHITE, WILSON, WROUGHTON. 1. George. EI Coy's attorney at Calcutta, resigned 1788., WYLLLY, WYNCH. 1. Alexander (1721-1781). M.C.S. Govr. of Fort St. George.
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Our emailer comments:
In the early 1930s, Major V.C.P.Hodson wrote a series of articles for The Genealogists' Magazine with the above subject heading.
Given is the Surname, followed by the first entry (this person did not/may have not / necessarily serve in India but his subsequent family/ies did). Also given are related surnames by marriage. For those interested, for full details contact the Society of Genealogists, London. They have no email address but their fax numbers are:- National = 020-7250-1800 International = +44-20-7250-1800.
Major V. C. P. Hodson, "Some Families with a Long East Indian Connection ...
Part of the Introduction reads: (And the immaculateness and complacency of the pukka pomposity of the racism of the below, today, reads as difficult / impossible to believe! Even by 1933? No metaphorical bread for the Indians of India? Evidently not! - Ed)

" 'Some people will tell you that if there were but a single loaf of bread in all India it would be divided equally between the Plowdens, the Trevors, the Beadons, and the Rivett-Carnacs. That is only one way of saying that certain families served India generation after generation"......
Thus wrote Kipling in.... The Tomb of his Ancestors, and he might, with equal justice have included in his list the Colvins, the Prinseps (see elsewhere on websites), the Thackerays (see elsewhere on websites), the Bechers, the Stracheys......... "
Major V.C.P.Hodson concluded his articles thus:
"It is not easy to take leave of this subject without at least recalling to memory a few more of the many names which might have been included in this list:- ANDERSON, BARLOW, BODDAM, BRACKEN, BROOKE, BUSHBY, CADELL of Cockenzie, CHASE, DAVIS, FARQUHARSON, FENDALL, GOLDING, HARINGTON, HARRISON, LEWIN, MALET, MASTER, METCALFE, MILLETT, OAKES, OLDFIELD, OLDHAM, OMMANNEY, ROBINSON, RUMBOLD, SEWELL, STONHOUSE, THACKERAY AND TRAVERS."
ANGELO. 1.Anthony Angelo Malevolti Tremamondo (afterwards Anthony Angelo) (1747-1829).
British-India graphic BARWELL. 1. William (1705-1769) Govr. of Fort William, Bengal. Related surnames by marriage: HALHED.
BATTYE. 1. John (d.1819) B.C.S. 1792-1819. Related surnames by marriage: MONEY, MOFFAT, MALLESON, ROSS, VIBART. BAYLEY. 1. William Butterworth (1781-1860) B.C.S. 1798-1830.
BIRD. 1. Wilberforce (d. 1836 aged 77). M.P.Coventry. Related surnames by marriage: BARLOW, RICHARDSON, COTTON.
BLUNT. 1. Sir Charles William, 3rd Bart.(1731-1802). B.C.S. 1783-1802. Related surnames by marriage: IMHOFF, COCKERELL, SETON, BRUCE. BOILEAU. 1. Thomas (1754-1806) of Calcutta, notary public.
BRODIE. 1. James (1769-1801). M.C.S. Related surnames by marriage: COTTON.
The Genealogists' Magazine, Issue June, 1932.
CHAMIER. 1. John Ezekiel Des Champs (afterwards Chamier) 1754-1831. M.C.S. Related surnames by marriage: JOHNSTONE.
CLERK. 1. Thomas (1761-1817) Of Westholme, Somerset. Capt. Madras Army. Relates surnames by marriage: WYLLLY.
COTTON. 1. Joseph (1743-1825). E.I.C. marine service. Related surnames by marriage: HARRISON, MINCHIN, PARKER.
CUNLIFFE. 1. Sir Robert Henry, 4th Bart. (1783-1859). Gen.,Bengal Army. Related surnames by marriage: widow FOREST, DAVIES, MARSH, GUBBINS, SMITH, PATON, MUNRO, TALBORT (Talbot?), COTTON.
CURRIE. 1. Sir Frederick, 1st Bart. (1799-1875). B.C.S. Related surnames by marriage: LOWIS, PEARS.
CHRISTOPHER. 1. Major Gen. Leonard Raisbeck Christopher, Bengal Staff Corps, b.1822. Related surnames: CAUTLEY, THOMSON.
See "The Genealogists' Magazine", Issue September 1932.
D'OYLY. 1. Sir John Hadley, 6th Bart. (1754-1818). B.C.S. Related surnames: THOMPSON (Powney), FENDALL, HALLIDAY, WHITE, widow COTTON.
DURHAM. 1. Hercules Durham (1744-1776) Ensign Beng.N.I. Related surnames: BLAIR. SWINTON, REYNOLDS, LOWIS, REID. 1. John Reid (d. 1810) Surgeon, Beng. Estb. Related surnames: BOILEAU, BLAIR, MERCER.
EGERTON. 1. William (1770-1827) of Gresford Lodge, co. Denbigh. Related surnames: MARJORIBANKS, LE MESURIER, HICKEY, GILBERT.
FAGAN. 1. George Hickson (1778-1821), Lt.Col. 29th Beng.N.I.
FORBES. 1. John Forbes (d.1808) M.Gen. Bengal Army. Related surnames: PATON, CUNLIFFE, STAFFORD, MARTIN.
FRIELL. 1. Peter, formerly of Dublin, later of Guildford, Surrey ((mid-1700s)). Related surnames: BOILEAU, MACLEOD, INNES, EDMONSTONE, POTTS, LEYCESTER, LUMSDEN, WILSON, HAWKINS, WELLAND, MONEY, HAWKINS.
See "The Genealogists' Magazine", Issue December 1832.
GARSTIN. 1. Rev. Norman, M.A. (d. 1830) 1. William Vanas (d.1803). Col. 4th B.N.I. Related surnames: HICKMAN, DUFFIN, GARSTIN.
GRIFFITHS. 1. Henry, of Beaumont Lodge, Bath. In India 1782-87. Related surnames: VANRENEN, WALLER, JOHNSTONE, DANE.
HAMILTON. 1. Sir Frederick, 5th Bart, of Silverton Hill, co. Lanark (1777-1853). Related surnames: COLLIE, SHAKESPEAR, HAMILTON, PHELPS.
HARRIS. 1. George, 1st Baron Harris of Seringapatam (1746-1829). Related surnames: LUSHINGTON, MONEY, LOGAN, HENDERSON, GAHAGAN, DOUGLAS, LOGAN.
HARRIS. 1. Henry, M.D. 1759-1822. HUDLESTON. 1. John (1749-1835) M.C.S. Related surnames: WALLACE, MARTINDALE, JELLICOE, STEELE, BOISRAGON, WALLACE, THOMPSON, DENT, LANGLEY, ADAMS, CLOSE.
BATTEN. 1. Joseph Hallet Batten (1778-1837). F.R.S., Principal of East India College. Related surnames: PLOWDEN, HUDDLESTON, STRACHEY, BARNES, HUDDLESTON, EDWARDS, LAWRENCE. HALL. 1. George Hall (1766-1800). Captain Indian Navy.
and FINALLY...)
See "The Genealogists' Magazine", Issue December 1933.
RICKETTS. 1. George Poyntz (1749-1800) Of Grove Place, Hants; Govr. of Barbados 1798. Related surnames: PIERCE, CROMMELIN, FITZGERALD, FITZGERALD/MARTIN (?), BLAKE, SHAKESPEAR (Treated elsewhere in depth in this website, see also Thackeray, similarly.)
1. Sir Henry Ricketts, K.C.S.I. (1802-1886) B.C.S. 1821-60. Related surnames: CARPENTER, JOHNSTONE.
ROBERTS. 1. Browne Roberts (1782-1854). Capt. 25th Bengal N.I.
SALE and SALE-HILL. 1. Robert Sale (1735-1799). Col. Madras Army. Related surnames: WYNCH, HILL, EWART.
SETON. 1. Sir Alexander, 5th Bart. of Abercorn (1772-1810) B.C.S. Related surnames: BLUNT.
SHAKESPEAR. 1. John (1749-1825). B.C.S. Related surnames: THACKERAY, LOW, THOMPSON, LOWIS, MAXTONE, TAYLOR, TAYLER, HAMILTON, WATERFIELD.
SHOWERS. 1. Samuel Howe Showers (1745-1827) Lt-Col. Bengal N.I..
STRATTON. 1. John (d. c. 1750) Member Madras Council. Related surnames: CHERRY, CURTIS, ROBSON, MINCHIN, MORRIS, ELERS.
VANRENEN. 1. Jacob Vanrenen (1762-1828) Brig.Gen. Bengal Army.
British-India graphic WAHAB. 1. George (1752-1808) M.Gen., Col. 17th Madras N.I. Related surnames: BROOKE, BREE, STODDARD, CHAMBERS, CLOETE, NATION, BEAUMAN, WAUGH, LATHOM, TULLOCH, CAZALET, DROZ, DRUMMOND, WALKER.
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WYNCH. 1. Alexander (1721-1781). M.C.S. Govr. of Fort St. George. Related surnames: SALE.

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