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My ancestor, John Clay 1828-1884 was a missionary in India. His father, also John was in the army there and married an Indian lady (name of Caroline). How do I find more information about them? John was not an officer and I have no surname or other detail

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for his wife.

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on 2011-06-24 01:24:08

dorisclay has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2011. is researching the following names: CLAY, MARTIN, DURNFORD.

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by janilye on 2011-06-24 02:13:34

This may be him;
Details of JOHN CLAY
Born: c1835

Died: 1884

Source: SPG Missionary (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)

Biography: JOHN CLAY was a Eurasian educated at the Vepery Grammar School and the Vepery Mission Seminary at Sullivan's Gardens. He was ordained deacon in 1854 and priest in 1855. He worked in the Telugu districts of the diocese, under the Additional Clergy Society, from 1854 to 1860, when he was employed by the S.P.G. He continued his work at Cuddapah till 1884, when he died.

just they don't have the birth date

by poorone on 2011-06-24 13:38:22

You might want to try familysearch.org

For India, deaths & burials 1719-1948

Marriages 1792-1948

Births 1786-1947

best wishes in your research.

by candida on 2012-01-03 23:12:29

Hi Doris,
I am a descendent of John Clay- My name is Candida (nee Clay)I live in Australia, but the rest of my family are in india.
From records with us:
Rev.John Clay- 1828-1884
Welsh Soldier East India Company
Wife- unknown
Details of JOHN CLAY
Source: SPG Missionary (Rev Frank Perry, The Church In Madras 1904)
Biography: JOHN CLAY was a Eurasian. He worked in the Telugu districts (Andhra Pradesh) and translated some books of the bible in Telugu. He continued his work at Cuddapah till 1884, when he drowned in Godavari River and is buried in the Pursuwalkam cemetry- chennai (Madras)

SON
Rev. Herbert Mitchell Clay 11th May 1866
Baptised at St. Mathias church- Chennai
Vice Principal Doveton Protestant College, madras
Pastor- Union Hall, Kotagiri

SON
Arthur Percy Clay 1907- 1983
Married Ellen Charlotte D’sylva 22nd-Jan 1947 St Luke’s Kotagiri

CHILDREN: Charles, George, Herbert:1950- , Mavis
Herbert’s CHILDREN: Marcus: 1978- , Candida

If you'd like to get in contact: candidafitzgerald@yahoo.com.au
Regards,
Candida

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