Re: [IrelandOldNews] !!
- Hi Cathy,
I am following the news from "Ireland in the past" with great interest.
History in the making, so to speak.
Have you ever come across any reporting about the "Indian Mutiny in 1857".
An ancestor of my Husbands was killed in Cawnpore in June that year. I don't
know in what capacity he was there, I don't even know his first name, but
his surname was Forsyth. We have a letter to his father, William Forsyth,
who was Chief Engineer to the Board of Public Works in Dublin at the time.
The letter is written on 27th July 1857 from Allahabad telling him about his
It is signed M. Betagh.
A very sad letter indeed.
I do hope one day to be able to uncover the facts about the story, but so
far I have had no luck.
With kind regards from Inga Jackson written on a windy summers day in New
- --- In IrelandOldNews@yahoogroups.com, "ibsjackson"
>> Have you ever come across any reporting about the "Indian Mutiny
> An ancestor of my Husbands was killed in Cawnpore in June thatyear. I don't
> know in what capacity he was there, I don't even know his firstname, but
> his surname was Forsyth.Anything I have come across (or other newspaper transcription
volunteers) has been from the films I have purchased myself and
transcribed so far at www.IrelandOldNews.com. There is a search
You might want to try checking the PRONI site at
or the British Parliamentary Papers site at
Good luck in your searches,
- Dear Cathy,
Thank you for your reply and the Websites, which I shall explore, when I
"get down off the ladder"!
I am busy painting the sittingroom as we are expecting overseas visitors
next month. Nothing like a dead line.
Kind regards Inga.