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Rebecca Lydia Weston

Rebecca Lydia Weston[1, 2]

Female 1867 -

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  • Name Rebecca Lydia Weston 
    Nickname Lydia 
    Born 9 Jul 1867  Kotagiri, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I1942  Family
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2014 

    Father John Weston,   b. Aug 1822, Brackley, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1878, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Mary Anne Maine,   b. 25 Mar 1833, Trichinopoly, Madras, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Oct 1853  Jaulnah, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • His grandson Charles Newton Weston says that his father, John Augustus, had three older brothers (who all regularly took liquor) so there would have to be at least two other children here. Robert Shorter Weston seems like an extremely good fit for various reasons noted on his page.
      However, Karen Brown, Emily Maude's great granddaughter, was told by her mother that there were only four children. The oldest Emily Maude, then John Augustus, then two daughters Lydia and Alice.
      So there is quite a bit of mismatch here, and all the sources seem good.
    A Weston Family Tree
    A Weston Family Tree
    Provided by Joan Andersen via Joy Weston. There are a few mistakes - eg Edwin's daughter Winnie married Ted DAVIS FROM Durham.
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S97] Other Researchers - Karen Brown.
      When I was very young indeed I recall the two other girls. Lydia was a school teacher and very frail looking, she used to carry around a tin of chocolates and I used to follow her around,not for the contents of the tin, but for the tin itself which was large,round and emblazoned with an austere picture of Queen Victoria!!

    2. [S7] BMD - British Library, N2/48/211.
      Baptism entry

    3. [S7] BMD - British Library, Marriage, N2 vol 32 folio 321 c/7/15.
      Additions and amendments c/7/15 gives their ages - she is 20 which is correct, he is given as 29. If we are right about his birth in Aug 1822 he was actually 31. If he had been 22 in 1848 as he said when joining the army, he would have been 27 at his marriage.