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27th Foot in India
Posted by: Frances Rooney (ID *****2080) Date: September 20, 2010 at 17:28:31
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Here's a good one for you!

I have an ancestor, John Teevan, who served in the 27th Foot for most of his life. He spent 21 years in India.

I have found not one, but two marriage records for him in Sealkote, Bombay. Both weddings - definitely to different women - were on the same day. I do have one of the records (the other is just on FamilySearch) and for some reason he gave his regiment as the 24th Foot which was wrong.

There is no doubt whatsoever that there was only one John Teevan out there and in any case, both records refer to his father as Terence Teevan (there was only one Terence of that generation anywhere).

Is it possible that there's some mistake here? Or could this actually have happened? I don't really know much about military research so wouldn't know where to find out more info (eg I can't find any death records for either woman but he did come back to the UK alone and ostensibly as a bachelor!).

Any ideas welcome!


Bengal Marriage Indexes 1857 - 1864
Presidency of Marriage BENGAL
Marriage Year 1855
Husband First Names John
Husband Surname Teevan
Wife First Names Anne
Wife Surname Monoghan
Prefix N1
Source Year 1855
Volume Number RC5
Folio 94


Groom's Name John Teevan
Groom's Birth Date 1835
Groom's Age 20
Bride's Name Mary Hubare
Bride's Birth Date 1832
Bride's Age 23
Marriage Date 22 Oct 1855
Marriage Place Sealkote, Bengal, India
Groom's Father's Name Terence Tevan
Bride's Father's Name Bernard Mccabes
Groom's Marital Status Single
GBride's Marital Status Widowed
Indexing Project (Batch) Number M01277-0
System Origin India-EASy
Source Film Number 528360
Reference Number v5 p94

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