BAPTIST Family Tree

with links to British India


Cecil Adolphus BAPTIST married Eugenie Adeline ??, children:

  1. Clementine Adeline Baptist (b 30 Jan 1881 Asansol, d Sep 1960 Staffordshire, England)

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Clementine Adeline BAPTIST  (b 30 Jan 1881 Asansol, d Sep 1960 Staffordshire, England) at 23yrs on 13 Apr 1904 in Asansol  29yr William Lish BLANCHETTE Railway Engine driver (b 1875, d 1923), children:

  1. Eugene Adolphus Blanchette (b 18 May 1905, c 24 May 1905 Asansol, d 1985 England)

  2. William Edward Blanchette (b 23 Feb 1907, c 28 Feb 1907 Allahabad)

  3. Ralph Percival Blanchett (b 17 Apr 1911, c 26 Apr 1911 Asansol)

  4. Mildred Alma Blanchette (b 1915)

(Here is a quick view if what happened to the family of Clemence and William as they reached adulthood and before they all left India.

The boys went to school at St. Georgeís College in Mussoorie.  The school is now one of the finer boarding schools in India.

The girls went to school in convents, also I believe in the Himalayas, but I am not sure where. Ralph, as far as I know joined the police service in Calcutta. 

I vaguely remember visiting  him there.  Chappy was in the Customís  service also in Calcutta.

Ted worked in Delhi for the High Commissionerís office, I think, and Eugene (my father) worked for the BB&CI Railway in Ajmer.

Milly and Girlie trained as nurses and both worked in Delhi as far as I recall. 

Babs became a teacher (I think).  I donít know where she worked in India.

Girlie married a soldier.  I remember visiting their family in the Army barracks inside the ďRed FortĒ in Delhi. Eugene Aubrey Blanchette)




Innocent BAPTIST married ??, children:

  1. William Baptist (b 1831)

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William BAPTIST (b 1831) at 22yrs on 7 Feb 1853 in Madras married 17yr Clarissa Amelia SOARIS (b 1836, daughter of Thomas Soaris), children:

  1. Thomas William Baptist (b 21 Nov 1853 St Thome, Madras)

  2. Anne Celena Baptist (b 24 Mar 1855, St Thomas Mount)

  3. Sarah Cecelia Baptist (b 8 Jan 1857 Madras)

  4. Albert Alexander Baptist (b 1 Oct 1858 Madras)

  5. Ernest Innocent Baptist (b 6 Aug 1860 Pallavaram, d 26 Jan 1929 Madras)

  6. ? Annette Clarissa  Baptist

  7. ? Mary Mildred Baptist (b 1879)

  8. ? Arthur Adolphus Baptist (b 1881)

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Anne Celena BAPTIST (b 24 Mar 1855) at 28yrs on 9 Jul 1883 in Madras married 22yr Professor Adolphus Gregory FONCECA (b 1861, son of Joseph Fonceca, Dr. of Apothecary): children:

  1. Eve Geraldin Francis Fonceca (b 15/4/1884, c 25/4/1884)

  2. William Osborne Fonceca (c 21/2/1886)

  3. Ethel Miranda Fonceca (b 5/7/1887, c 30/7/1887

  4. Joseph Donald Fonceca (b 9/3/1889 c 6/4/1889)

  5. Eunice Neoni Fonceca (b 5/8/1890 c 25/8/1890)

  6. Gerard Agnew Fonceca (b 21/1/1893 c 22/1/1965)

  7. Walter Dunstan Fonceca

  8. Appolonia Merlyn Fonceca (b 9/2/1899 c 15/2/1899)

  9. Ronald Fonceca

Ernest Innocent BAPTIST (b 6 Aug 1860 Pallavaram, d 26 Jan 1929 Madras) married Teresa Georgiana ??, children:

  1. Joseph Michael Baptist (twin b 17 Nov 1894 Madras)

  2. William Ernest Baptist (twin b 17 Nov 1894 Madras)

  3. William Innocent Baptist (b 1898)

  4. Iris Zepherin Baptist (b 1902)

Annette Clarissa  BAPTIST married Albert Thomas LeFLEUR


Annette Clarissa  BAPTIST married Thomas Gregory FONSECA


(Above records obtained from British India Records Office and submitted by Roger FONSECA (E-Mail ) on 14/1/2000)


Mary Mildred BAPTIST (b 1879) at 20yrs on 26 Apr 1899 in Calcutta married Wilfred Hanley MADGE (b 1877 son of Evelyn Durae Madge)


Arthur Adolphus BAPTIST (b 1881) at 41yrs, widower, on 15 Feb 1922 in Rangoon married 36yr Nellie SMITH (b 1886 daughter of George Smith).


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William Innocent BAPTIST (b 1898) at 23yrs on 25 May 1921 in Madras married 18yr Beatrice Mildred ANGELO (b 1903 daughter of Charles Hector Angelo)


Iris Zepherin BAPTIST (b 1902) at 18yrs on 24 May 1920 in Madras married 21yr Frank Lamos JESSON (b 1899, son of F L Victor Jesson)



Would it be possible to trace my great grand mother's ancestors. Her name was Ruth Maud and she married my great grand father William Henry Baptist and they lived in Cutback, Orissa now Odisha. Her sisters Ethel and Martha may have been living in Kharagpur. One sister( not sure about her name) was a supporter of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose 's freedom organisation. Would like to have details on where were they from, their parents names before coming to Orissa.He passed in 1956 in Cuttack. Ruth Maud ( my grt gr. mother) passed in 1997 in England. Please let me know info on the others in family. Doris Rebeiro


?? BAPTIST married ??, children:

  1. William Henry Baptist

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William Henry BAPTIST married Ruth Maude GIBBS (b 25 Aug 1892, c 18 Sep 1892 Perambur, daughter of Charles Edmund and Grace Virginia Gibbs) children:

  1. Jessie Hope Baptist (b 1903)

  2. Alan Gibbs Baptist (b 28 Feb 1914, c 10 Mar 1914 Gorakhpur)

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Jessie Hope BAPTIST (b 1903) at 17yrs on 15 Sep 1920 in Cuttack married 29yr widowed Sydney Reginald STERLING (b 28 Oct 1890, son of John Joseph & Maud Amelia Sterling. Previously married to Gloria Charlotte), Children:

  1. Colleen Yvonne Sterling (b 21 May 1931 Darjeeling)

  2. Barbara Joyce Sterling (b 10 Jan 1933, c 27 Nov 1933 Calcutta)


info from Elise Lyn Pedersen

Anthony BAPTIST married  Diana ??, children:

  1. Cecilia Diana BAPTIST, (b 5 Feb 1851, d 2 Mar 1927 Trichinopoly

Next Generation

Cecilia Diana BAPTIST, (b 5 Feb 1851, d 2 Mar 1927 Trichinopoly), on 1 Nov 1871 in Madras married 24yr widow  Harry WARRINGTON (born 1847 died 1884), children:

  1. Cecil Donald Warrington (b 8 Jan 1873 Blacktown, d 2 Mar 1927 Madras)

  2. Wallace Willoughby Warrington (b 5 Jan 1875 Madras)

  3. Maud Violet Warrington (b 8 Oct 1876 Vepery, d 4 May 1881 Madras, age 4)

  4. Ada Cecilia Warrington, (b 23 Jan 1879, Madras)

  5. Lucy Amelia Warrington (b 31 Dec 1880, Madras, d 12 Dec 1884 Trichinopoly, age 3)

  6. Harry Warrington (b&d 24 Aug 1883 Madras)


info from Jennifer Rodrigues

?? BAPTIST married ??, children:

  1. Olive Baptist (b ?)

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3 children:





I am looking for any one out there who knew my mother and father, both lived in Calcutta in the 1940's until they left in 1954 for the U.K.  They lived in and around Temple Street, My mothers maiden name was Maugy, and she attended Loretto college , my dad went to SEM in Nanital. So please get in touch if you or your parents knew them.

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?? BAPTIST married ??, children:

  1. Myrtle Mary Baptist

Next Generation

Myrtle Mary BAPTIST married Sydney Lawrence BRASS (b 1906, d1972,) Children:

  1. Stanley Joseph BRASS

  2. Philip Walter Jude BRASS

  3. Joyce Antoinette BRASS

  4. Raymond Arthur BRASS


John BAPTIST, apparently a drummer in the 31st. Native Infantry, married a Rebecca ?? (family name unknown). Rebecca died 9th. June 1868 (aged 62) and is buried in the Military Burial Ground of Fort William, in the diocese of Calcutta. They had four children: 

  1. Amelia Baptist, b1827 in Neemuth, India, married twice - firstly to Casey (other details unknown) and then, at age 17, to John RITCHSON (trumpeter in 1st. troop ist. Brigade), 26/05/1844 in Loodiana, India. 

  2. Sophie Baptist, b1841 

  3. Marianne Baptist, b1844 

  4. Cornelius Baptist, b1845 

Maybe there were other children also born due to the large age gap between Amelia and Sophie. Would be very interesting to hear of any other connections. Steve Taylor.


John BAPTIST married Isabella ?(both of Calcutta), children:

  1. Richmond Joseph Baptist (Baptised Feb 6 1884 at R.C.Church, St. Thomas, Calcutta, born Feb 2 1884, clerk. Rev Fr. C. DeBie)


Buried April 18 1884 at General Episcopal Cemeteries E.Circular Road, Park St., Calcutta, Frederich James BAPTIST, 29, foreman of stevedores, died Apr 14 1884 of pulmonary Phthisis. C.S.Harington, acting Minster Old Church.


(Following information supplied by Eric William BAPTIST, 18 Pensioners Lines, 2nd Cross Lane, Washermenpet, Chennai -600 021. Ph: 5248661  on 20/7/1999)


Darling Joseph BAPTIST (worked as a Special Grade Mail Guard on the old M & SM Railway, died 1930's) married Annie ? (who died 1950) : children:

  1. Walter Baptist

  2. Albert Baptist

  3. Ernest Douglas Baptist

  4. Frank Baptist worked on a small Railway around Calcutta, unmarried and died in 1950.

  5. Eva Baptist

  6. Mabel Baptist

Next Generation

Walter BAPTIST worked as a driver on the Bengal Nagpur & Eastern Bengal Railways around Calcutta. He retired and settled in Madras and died in 1949. Had 2 daughters from his 1st wife and 2 sons and 1 daughter from his 2nd wife.


Albert BAPTIST served in the Madras Police and died in 1938. Had 3 daughters and 1 son; youngest daughter served in the military Nursing Service & retired as Brigadier IMS


Ernest Douglas BAPTIST (b1892, d1993) worked on the M & SM Railway and retired in 1948 as a Special grade Chief Guard: children: 

  1. Eric William Baptist

  2. Leslie Baptist

Next Generation

Eric William BAPTIST married Dulcie WHITE (d1994), sister of Malcolm WHITE, in 1947: No children


Leslie BAPTIST married Marie ? : one daughter

  1. Florence Baptist, married & living in Bangalore


?? BAPTIST married ??, children:

  1. Rene Claudius Baptist (b ?, studied in Montfort School, Yercaud, d 20/2/07 Mumbai)

  2. Maxwell Baptist

  3. Geraldine Baptist

  4. Celine Baptist

Next Generation

Rene Claudius BAPTIST married Blossom ??, children:

  1. Dionne Baptist

  2. Maxwell Baptist

  3. Eldon Baptist

  4. Marilyn Baptist

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