Maria Isobel SUFFOLK 
- Born: Abt 1806, Bussabor Kumasin India
- Marriage (1): Col John Howard WAKEFIELD  on 17 Jan 1831 in Bareilly Uttar Pradesh India
- Died: 1852, India aged about 46
Posted by: Maria Suffolk </cgi-genforum/email.cgi?325004240
>Date: November 29, 1999
G'day everybody !
I am looking for info on John Howard Wakefield, who lived in India in the 1800's for thirty years before retiring to London, originally from UK of Edward Wakefield's family in London (see Edward Gibbon Wakefield) of East India Co., then Brit.Army, based in Ludiana, married ca. 1837 to Maria Suffolk (an Indian lady from Bashr district, N.India) who was my great-great grandfather. I have details of his children (Edward,etc) and my grandmother Violet Mary Wakefield's birth is in LDS register. John's sister Priscilla was also in India but I have no details. Want to find surname of Violet Mary's mother, given only as Lucy Adelaide in LDS register; her step-mother apparently Ada Allsop, from Ireland. I myself live in Australia, but my mother (Janet Hayter, daughter of Violet who married Owen Chilton Goodenough Hayter, who was in India in the Colonial Police Service) was born in India, as were her siblings. Thanks, and I shall be happy to supply any info I have re above etc.
Maria Isabel Suffolk
Followups: Re: WAKEFIELD, John Howard of Ludiana India Richard Wakefield Lovelace Carter 9/01/00
Re: WAKEFIELD, John Howard of Ludiana India Richard Wakefield Lovelace Carter 9/12/00
Posted by: Richard Wakefield Lovelace Carter Date: September 01, 2000
In Reply to: WAKEFIELD, John Howard of Ludiana India by Maria Suffolkof 1791
In RECOLLECTIONS - 50 years in the service of India by GEC Wakefield, published in Lahore 1942 Ted Wakefield says that his grandfather John Howard Wakefield was a colonel in India during the Sikh War (1845/8?) and first Cantonment Magistrate of Lahore. JHW sent his son (Edward Gibbon Wakefield nephew of the coloniser) out to India in 1851 as Writer in the East India Company. EGW was John Nicholson's assistant at Peshawar when the mutiny broke out in Meerut in 1857 and in fact discovered the secret message from the would be mutineers in Meerut to there fellow conspirators that led to the immediate disarming of the Indian regiments in the garrison at Peshawar. In 1887 LGW retired after over 10 years as Deputy Commisioner of the Ludhiana District in the Punjab and was immediately placed in charge of the Malerkotala State where the Nawab was a minor. He died in 1889.
My understanding is that EGW married first Eliza Bastard Carter of Girston having three children and then Ruth Adelaide Allsop daughter of a Colonel Allsop with whom he had eight or nine more children GECW was the eldest of these, Violet Mary was the fourth and my grandmother Ivy Octavia was presumably the eighth. She married George Edward Lovelace Carter of the Indian Civil Service and retired with him to his home in Devon
Posted by: Richard Wakefield Lovelace Carter Date: September 12, 2000
In Reply to: Re: WAKEFIELD, John Howard of Ludiana India by Richard Wakefield Lovelace Carter of 1791
Just a note to amend my message of a few days ago. Of course my great grandfather, son of John Howard was called George Edward Wakefield.
I understand from my aunt Ruth that his three sisters married as follows
Priscilla Wakefield 1833-1880 to Maj Gen George Fullerton Carnegie
Lucy Catherine Wakefield 1836 - 1880 to Prince Hugo Von Radolin or Radolinski
Julia Wakefield 1838- to Sir William Tyrell
Posted by: Richard Wakefield Lovelace Carter
Posted by: Richard Wakefield Lovelace Carter </cgi-genforum/email.cgi?139288172> Date: September 01, 2000
In Reply to: WAKEFIELD, John Howard of Ludiana India by Maria Suffolk
Ref: GenForum http://genforum.genealogy.com/wakefield/messages/695.html
Maria married Col John Howard WAKEFIELD  [MRIN: 547], son of Edward WAKEFIELD  and Susannah CRUSH , on 17 Jan 1831 in Bareilly Uttar Pradesh India. (Col John Howard WAKEFIELD  was born on 2 Jun 1803 in Burnham Wick ESS and died on 25 Feb 1862 in London MDX.)