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Agra Fort Directory according to the Census taken on the 27th July 1857 by Asst Surgeon JP Walker MD

“Agra Fort Directory according to the Census taken on the 27th July 1857 by Asst Surgeon JP Walker MD”, Mofussilite Press, 1857 has been transcribed and uploaded to the FIBIS database website. Our thanks go to Bob Garner for transcribing this fascinating find.

This small booklet records several thousand names of Europeans taking shelter in Agra Fort during the Indian Mutiny. Information is provided on occupations, town of origin, family members, area of the fort in which the family are staying etc.

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4 Responses to Agra Fort Directory according to the Census taken on the 27th July 1857 by Asst Surgeon JP Walker MD

  1. GIB-0278 13/06/2015 at 03:01 #

    Hi Valmay – you can imagin my excitment with the Census as my g.gfather Peter Benjamin GIBSON (PBG) was a Sgt with the 3rd Bengal European Regt (BER) during the seige of Agra Fort, but there is no sign of PBG! He is listed in “War Services of Officers of the Bengal Army 1863” as an Ensign and took part in the action against the Neemuch and Nusserabad Brigade on 5 July ’57. Other officers and NCOs listed in the war diary as taking part in the action are mentioned in the Cenus! PBG was listed in the muster roll as c/sgt 3 BER (GarrisonUnit) on 1 Sept 1857 (L/MIL/10/178).
    Lawry Butler helped me previously in 2002 but I assume he no longer does research? I should like to have contact with a researcher as Lawry and I were endeavouring to find PBG’s wife; they had five children of which four died in infancy. The survivour William Charels GIBSON went to La Martiniere School, Lucknow ending up in the EIR.
    A contact with a researcher would be much appreciated.
    A disappointed Mike Gibson

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