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Rev Michael Edward ROWLANDSON D.D. [14108]
Rebecca SHRIMPTON [14110]
Maj Gen George ROWLANDSON [22910]
Emily Jane LETHBRIDGE [22912]
George ROWLANDSON [22927]


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Julia Jane Hamilton HOLMES [22929]

George ROWLANDSON [22927]

  • Born: 17 Jun 1835, Madras India
  • Marriage: Julia Jane Hamilton HOLMES [22929] on 8 Aug 1860 in Secunderabad Madras India
  • Died: 7 Jun 1908, Ealing MDX aged 72

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BE IT KNOWN that on the sixteenth day of October one thousand nine hundred and eight the last will and Testament of GEORGE ROWLANDSON late a Colonel on the unemployed Supernumerary List of the Indian Army but now deceased who died on the 7 day of June 1908 at Ealing in the county of London in England a copy whereof is hereunto annexed was proved and registered in the said Court and administration of the property and credits of the said deceased and in any wise concerning his said will to have effect throughout the whole of British India was granted by the said Court to Edward Alexander Gayer a Major in the Indian Army and residing at present at Ootacamund in the District of Nilgiris and Alec Fleming Buchanan an Assistant in the firm of Messrs Parry and Company of Madras carrying on business as Bankers Agents and Merchants at Madras and elsewhere and residing at present at Madras as the Executors in the said Will named they having undertaken to administer the same and within six months from the date hereof to make a true inventory of the said property and credits and to exhibit the same in this Court and also within a year from the said date to render a true account of the estate of the said deceased showing the assets that may have come to their hands and the manner in which they have been applied or disposed of
Given under the seal of the said Court at Madras aforesaid the 26th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eight
S. TYAGARAJA AIYAR Asst Registrar Original Side (LS)

I GEORGE ROWLANDSON a Colonel on the Unemployed Super numerary List of the Indian Army at present residing at "The Gables" Coonoor on the Nilgiri Hills in the Presidency of Madras do hereby revoke all former Wills and Testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and Testament
I appoint Edward Alexander Gayer my son in law a Major in the Indian Army and Alec Fleming Buchanan my son in law at present in the employ of Messrs Parry and Co of Madras Merchants & Bankers (hereinafter called "my trustees") to be the EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES of this my will And I declare that all trusts and powers hereinafter vested in my trustees may be exercised by the survivor of them or the legal representative of such survivor or other the trustees or trustee of this my will
I give and bequeath the following bequests to my son George Derville
(1) my silver tray (family heirloom) originally presented to my paternal grandfather by the inhabitants of Hungerford
(2) my gold watch and albert chain (by Jas McCake late of Royal Exchange London No .02173)
(3) The enlarged photographs (by Wiele & Klein of Madras) of myself and of my late wife his mother
(4) All or any that he may select of the oil colour pictures which may be in my house "The Gables"at the time of my death if
such house and pictures shall not have previously passed out of my possession
(5) The miniature portrait of my mother in case
To may daughter Emily Lethbridge (now the wife of William Henry Riddell Retired Colonel of the British Army) The carved cabinet in case made by her maternal grandfather Colonel I G Hamilton Holmes shortly before his death for my late wife the mother of the said Emily Lethbridge
To my daughter Mary Hazell (now the wife of the said Edward Gayer) The old family desk which has been in her mothers (my late wife's) family for more than 100 years from the time of my said wifes great grand-mother
To my son Edward the nine photogravures of hunting scenes from the pictures painted by my said son George Derville
To my daughter Beatrix Edith (now the wife of the Reverend Francis Wheaton Haycock) The silver inkstand with 2 glass bottles which came to her mother (my said late wife) from her (my said wifes) grandmother
To my daughter Julia (now the wife of the said Alec Fleming Buchanan)
(1) The enlarged photograph of her sister Dora in frame
(2) Old silvered bread tray (basket shaped) left to her mother (my said late wife) as family property
I devise and bequeath all my estate not hereby otherwise disposed of unto my trustees Upon trust that my trustees shall sell call in and convert into money the same or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and shall with and out of the moneys produced by such sale calling in and conversion and with and out of my ready money pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and the legacies (if any) bequeathed by this my will or any Codicil hereto and shall stand possessed of the residue of the paid moneys Upon the trusts following that is to say In trust for all my children so that each of my said sons shall have three tenths and each of my said daughters one tenth of the whole Provided always that if any child of mine shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children who shall survive me then such last mentioned child or children shall take (and if more than one equally between them) the share which his her or their parent would have taken if such parent had survived me And I declare that the receipt of the guardian of any such grandchild for such share as in the last preceding paragraph mentioned shall be a sufficient discharge to my trustees paying such share to such Guardian And I hereby declare that my trustees may postpone the sale and conversion of any part of my estate for so long as the majority of my said children who survive me shall request them to make such postponement and that the income to accrue from and after my decease of and from such part of my estate as shall for the time being remain unsold and unconverted shall after payment thereout of all incidental expenses and outgoings be paid to the person or persons and in the proportions to whom and in which the moneys produced by such sale would be payable under this my will if such sale had actually been made And I declare that if the trustees hereby appointed or either of them shall die in my lifetime or go to reside out of British India or desire to retire from or refuse or become incapable to act in the trusts of this my will before the same shall be fully performed then and in every such case it shall be lawful for my said son George Derville during his life to appoint any other person or persons to be a Trustee or Trustees in the place of the Trustee or Trustees so dying or otherwise ceasing to act as aforesaid And I hereby declare that should there be any delay or postponement in the performance of this my will then my said trustees may use such moneys as may be obtained from Life Assurances or other sources to pay my said son George Derville one hundred pounds a year until the final performance and settlement is made any sums so paid being considered as a part of the share finally due to him under this my will and to my said son Edward such sum or sums as may be necessary to enable him to conclude his course of instruction under Mr Edmonds Hull Photographer of London and for his board and lodging with my said son George Derville such sum or sums being considered a part of the share finally due to him under this my will or should my said son Edward have concluded his course of instruction previous to my decease or for any other reason have ceased to work under the said Edmonds Hull Photographer then my trustees aforesaid may according to their discretion pay to him my said son Edward any sum not exceeding one hundred pounds a year as may seem to them necessary for his maintenance in like manner as before described in the case of my said son George Derville
IN WITNESS whereof I have set my hand to this my will the 3rd day of February 1905
Signed by the above named George Rowlandson as his last will in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
R SULLIVAN Major Indian Army
A HARINGTON Captain Indian Army Seconderabad India 3rd February 1905
Examined compared and carefully collated with the Original Will and attested to be a true copy
S TYAGARAJA AIYAR Assistant Registrar Original Side
ON the 27th day of March 1909 Probate of this will was granted to Edward Alexander Gayer one of the Executors.

Rowlandson George of 10 Hamilton road Ealing Middlesex died 7 June 1908 Probate London 27 March 1909 to Edward Alexander's Gayer Lieutenant-Colonel his Majesty's Army.
Effects L309 0s 10d Re-sworn L211 3s 4d
Ref: National Probate Calendar.


bullet  Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, St Michael Vicarage Kingston WIL. George is recorded as a nephew of Edward Rowlandson aged 15 a Captains son (HEIC) born India

2. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, St Leonards Hastings SSX. George is recorded as head of house married aged 45 Lt Col Indian Army born India


George married Julia Jane Hamilton HOLMES [22929] [MRIN: 8239], daughter of I G Hamilton HOLMES [28458] and Unknown, on 8 Aug 1860 in Secunderabad Madras India. (Julia Jane Hamilton HOLMES [22929] was born about 1844 at sea off the Cape of Good Hope and died on 25 Jan 1900 in Cannanmore Kerala India.)

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