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Pauline Grocki <pgrocki@hotmail.com> wrote: I am searching for any information I can find about my family. My grandfather lived in India until 1947. I am not sure where he was born or brought up. He served in the British forces. His name was Gilbert Da Silva. He had changed his last name to O'Brien by 1915. He married a woman (O'Brien) from Ireland. His son, my father, was born in Simla in 1915 under the name of Robert Anthony Gilbert O'Brien,. I saw his birth certificate filed with the authorities in Simla in 1972-73. He was sent to England at the age of 10 to be educated at the Bedford School. I always understood that my grandfather was  English but have reason to believe he may have been from Indian ancestry, too. I would LOVE to find out more about my family. Anyone who knows anything please contact me through my email or through the website Anglo-Indian Family Trees. Thank you, Pauline M. Grocki (Nee O'Brien)

 

Gilbert Da Silva (changed name to Gilbert O'BRIEN) married a woman from Ireland ?? O'BRIEN, children:

  1. Robert Anthony Gilbert O'Brien (b Simla 1915, sent to England at the age of 10 to be educated at the Bedford School.)

Next Generation

Robert Anthony Gilbert O'BRIEN (b Simla 1915, sent to England at the age of 10 to be educated at the Bedford School.) married ??, children:

  1. Pauline O'Brien married ? Grocki

 

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info from "D'Cruz, Geraldine" <Geraldine.D'Cruz@zellers.com>

 

?? O'BRIEN married ??, children:

  1. John O'Brien

Next Generation

John O'BRIEN (b 1895) married Dolly BOWIE (b 1910 Madras), children:

  1. Sheila O'Brien

  2. Dorothy O'Brien

  3. Mavis O'Brien (b 25th September 1921 Madras, d 1986)

  4. Desmond Vincent O'Brien

  5. George O'Brien

  6. Patrick O'Brien

Next Generation

Mavis O'BRIEN (b 1921 Madras, d1986) married Cresswell FONCECA (b1920 Madras, d1987), children:

  1. Roger Fonceca (b 1941,d 2001),

  2. Constance Fonceca  (b 1943) , married ?? NELTHROPP

  3. Denzil Fonceca (b 1945),

  4. June Fonceca (b 1947) married Deryk SHELL, children: Amanda SHELL

Desmond Vincent O'BRIEN - b April 26th 1923 Madras - CURRENTLY LIVING IN ONTARIO, CANADA - MARRIED Priscilla XAVIER OF KARACHI, PAKISTAN - DECEASED, CHILDREN:

  1. DOROTHY O'BRIEN - DOB 1948 - NOT MARRIED

  2. GORDON O'BRIEN - DOB 1950 -

  3. JANET O'BRIEN  DOB 1951

  4. PATRICIA O'BRIEN - DOB 1954 - NOT MARRIED

  5. CHRISTINE O'BRIEN ) DOB 1955

  6. GERALDINE O'BRIEN ) DOB 1957

  7. KENNETH O'BRIEN - DOB 1960

  8. JOHN VINCENT O'BRIEN - DOB 1960 - NOT MARRIED

Next Generation

Gordon O'BRIEN (b 1950 - MARRIED Kathy WATSON,  CHILDREN:

  1. ELIZABETH

  2. JASON OBRIEN,

  3. ROBERT OBRIEN,

  4. KIMBERELY OBRIEN

Janet O'BRIEN (b 1951) MARRIED  Paul BROOKS ( DECEASED ), CHILDREN:

  1. MELISSA BROOKS,

  2. JACKIE BROOKS.

CHRISTINE O'BRIEN (b 1955) - MARRIED ALAN ALPHONSO, CHILDREN:

  1. STEPHEN ALPHONSO,

  2. CHRISTOPHER ALPHONSO

GERALDINE O'BRIEN (b 1957) MARRIED GODFREY D'CRUZ, CHILDREN:

  1. ANDREW (Twin)

  2. JOANNE D'CRUZ (Twin)

  3. VANESSA D'CRUZ  (b 1984),

  4. SARA DCRUZ  (b 1990)

KENNETH O'BRIEN  (b1960) - married LILLY CUBICO, children:

  1. DUSTIN OBRIEN,

  2. LYNETTE OBRIEN,

  3. KASSANDRA OBRIEN.

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info from Dominic O'Brien  d_obrien@rediffmail.com

Patric O'Brien my Great Grand Father was born in 1855.Date & Month not known. My Great Great Grand Father Mr. Edmund O'Brien came to India in 1814. I Believe he worked for the "Madras Royal Infantry" during the British Period.

Patrick O'BRIEN (b 1853) married ??, children:

  1. George Richmond Clifford O'Brien

Next Generation

George Richmond Cliford O'BRIEN (b 1885) married Elizabeth Margarett ?? (b 1888) on 12th January 1910 [First Marriage] at St. Francis Xavier's Church, Napalaya Street, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu. (Elizabeth died 12 or 13 yrs after marriage.)

George Richmond Cliford O'BRIEN (b 1885) married (his 2nd marriage after Elizabeth died) Stella SHAFTON (b 1898) on 19th September1923 at St.Francis Xavier's Church, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu:

  1. Mercy O'Brien [Expired] [ Married Joe NORONHA] [Expired] from Villupuram, Tamil Nadu.S.India

  2. Horris O'Brien [Expired] Chennai, Tamil Nadu,S.India.

  3. Joseph Alfred Elmo O'Brien [My Father] Expired at Pondicherry on 28 Aug 1995.

  4. Bobby O'Brien [Expired]

  5. Mary O'Brien [Expired] Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, S.India.

  6. Antonilla Josephine O'Brien [Presently living in Bangalore. She is a Nun]

Next Generation

Joseph Alfred Elmo O'BRIEN (b 1927 , d 1995 at Pondicherry, South India.)
from Villupuram Tamil Nadu, married Doreen Evelyn STEPHENSON from Thirichirapalli Tamil Nadu. Children:

  1. Miriam O'Brien [Sr.Clarissa] now Living, SHY convent, Yercaud, Tamil Nadu.

  2. Joseph Patrick O'Brien [working as Electick Fitter] at Villupuram, T.Nadu. [Un married]

  3. Antonilla O'Brien [Living In France, Married Delmas "Sylvian" French Man] 3 children , Belinda, Laura & Johan.

  4. Christopher O'Brien [Living in Pondicherry,Married Theathrou Marie] 1, chaild, Christina O'Brien

  5. Marry Anne [Living in France, Married Joseph Dutamby a french National from Pondicherry] 2 children, Presilla Dutamby & Dominic Dutamby.

  6. Gerard O'Brien [Priest] returned from Italy at Present in Trichy.

  7. Allwyn O'Brien [Living in Pondicherry]

  8. Dominic O'Brien [Living In Pondicherry, married  Simone Prisilla Biche] 2 Children Cathreen O'Brien & Bettina O'Brien.

  9. Francina O'Brien [ Living in Pondicherry, Married Tyrone O'Brien] 1 son , Neil Dominic O'Brien

  10. Jude Michel O'Brien [ Living in Pondicherry , Married Clemtine Martha Marie Biche]1 daughter, Cecilia O'Brien

Next Generation

Antonilla O'BRIEN [Living In France) Married Delmas "Sylvian" (French Man] 3 children ,

  1. Belinda,

  2. Laura &

  3. Johan.

Christopher O'BRIEN (Living in Pondicherry,) Married Theathrou Marie, child,

  1. Christina O'Brien

Mary Anne O'BRIEN [Living in France, Married Joseph Dutamby a french National from Pondicherry] 2 children,

  1. Presilla Dutamby &

  2. Dominic Dutamby.

Dominic O'BRIEN [Living In Pondicherry, Married  Simone Prisilla Biche] 2 Children

  1. Cathreen O'Brien &

  2. Bettina O'Brien.

Francina O'BRIEN [ Living in Pondicherry, Married Tyrone O'BRIEN. 1 son ,

  1. Neil Dominic O'Brien

Jude Michel O'Brien [ Living in Pondicherry , Married Clemtine Martha Marie Biche]1 daughter

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info from Stanley Garrett HOGAN stanleyghogan@yahoo.com.au

?? O'BRIEN married ??, children:

  1. Norah Muriel O'Brien

Next Generation

Norah Muriel O'BRIEN married William A HOGAN, they had 5 boys. My grandfather William Alexander Hogan was also a chemist, and from all reports took over, ran and controlled the business, for the family, and the family interests - but that is another story.

  1. William A Hogan,

  2. Hubert S Hogan (my father)

  3. Melville Hogan,

  4. Cecil Michael Hogan,

  5. Norman St James Hogan (who died very young).

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info from Maria deRosario mia_derosario@yahoo.com

Looking for any information to complete this family tree. My Grandmother, Maggie deRosario had several brothers and sisters who have migrated to different parts of the world (mostly England and Australia). Would like to get in touch with anyone who knows the O’Brien’s from Villapuram and Madras.

 

?? O'BRIEN married ??, children:

  1. Nancy O'Brien

Next Generation

Nancy O'BRIEN married ??? Children:

  1. Joan,

  2. Mary (Bobby),

  3. Helen

Next Generation
Joan O'BRIEN married Darryl DUBIER. (died of a heart attack) Children:

  1. David Dubier,

  2. Dirk Dubier (Bangalore, India)


O'BRIEN married?? Children:

  1. Esmie,

  2. Marie,

  3. Rudolph

Esmie married Herbie Quintal (Tiruchrapalli) Children:

  1. Jean married ??,

  2. Christopher,

  3. William,

  4. Reuben

Marie married ?? (Lives in Chennai) Children??

Rudolph married?? (Lives in Hyderabad) Children??

 

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A detailed GALIFFE Family Tree is located at www.galiffefamily.aviators.net  and maintained by Marcus Rodney GALIFFE rodney@galiffefamily.aviators.net 

 

??O'BRIEN married ??, children:

  1. Marion Constance O'BRIEN

Next Generation

Marion Constance O'BRIEN married  Aymon Vernon GALIFFE

  1. Antoinette Mary GALIFFE, b 1971 Madras.

  2. Joseph Martin GALIFFE, b 1973 Madras. He was tragically killed at the age of 18 years in a road traffic accident in London on 22nd July 1991.

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Janice Ellen O'BRIEN (b.1941) married Rodney Vernon BROUGHTON (b.1937)

 

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