Col Michael John ROWLANDSON 
- Born: 23 Nov 1804, Hungerford Berkshire
- Baptised: 20 Dec 1804, Hungerford Berkshire
- Marriage (1): Mary Catherine AWDRY  on 25 Apr 1827 in Berkshire
- Died: 1 Jun 1894, Bournemouth DOR aged 89
Michael John Rowlandson
Birth Date: 23 Nov 1804
Baptism Date: 20 Dec 1804
Baptism Place: Hungerford,Berkshire
Father: Michael Rowlandson
FHL Film Number: 88273
Michael John Rowlandson
Baptism date20 Dec 1804
Father's nameMichael Rowlandson
England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975
Archive reference British India Office Birth and baptismal certificates L-MIL-9-141
General Staff of the Army
Serving under the Presidency
of Fort St George.
Michael John Rowlandson 32d Regt Persian Inter.,to Head Quarters.
Ref: Bengal and Agra Annual Guide & Gazetteer Pg 220
Michael was was promoted to Colonel in the Madras Native Infantry.
Evangelicalism in the Church.
Undergraduate Diary: Francis Chavasse 1865-68
Sat 8 Jun 1867. . . . . . went to hear an address in the Clarendon Assembly Room (Oxford) from Col. Rowlandson. The attendance was very small. The colonel was very earnest, & urged everyone of us to ask ourselves why we should not go. Men are not to be had.
Michael J Rowlandson (c1805-1894) Army Office in Madras a leading member of the CMS
Michael on his retirement from the Indian Army was a lecturer in Persian and Hindustani at the Naval College at Addiscombe, Croydon.
A Power in the Land Pg 45.
Michael John Rowlandson
Registration Year: 1894
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun
Age at Death: 89
Registration district: Christchurch
County: Hampshire Volume: 2b Page: 370a
29 April 1892
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me MICHAEL JOHN ROWLANDSON of Bournemouth in the County of Hants a Lieutenant Colonel in the Retired List of Her Majestys Indian Forces of Madras Presidency
I give and bequeath the following legacies namely
To my dear Wife Mary Catherine any pension or proportion thereof to which I or my executors would he entitled on my behalf and also the balance which may be standing to my credit at the Croydon Branch of the London and County Banking Company and at the Bournemouth Branch of the National,Provincial Bank of England
To my son Walter Rowlandeon the sum of Two hundred pounds
To my daughter Diana Eliza Rowlandson the sum of Two hundred pounds
To my daughter Alice Fanny the wife of the Reverend Churchell Julius (now Bishop of Christchurch New Zealand) the sum of Two hundred pounds
All the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever including the shares of interests I am entitled to as next of kin of my six deceased children under the Settlement made upon my marriage hereinafter called my residuary estate I give devise and bequeath the same unto John Boyle of Dulford House Cullompton in the County of Devon Esquire and my said daughter Diana Eliza Rowlandson Upon trust to permit my dear wife Mary Catherine to have the use of my leasehold dwelling house where I now reside known as "Wood Lodge" with the furniture and other household effects therein for and during her life she keeping the same in good repair and condition and keeping the same insured against loss by fire in the full value thereof and observing and performing the covenants conditions and agreements contained in the Lease under which the dwellinghouse and premises are held and subject thereto Upon trust to sell and convert the same into money or such part as shall not consist of money and to stand possessed of one third part of my said residuary estate in trust for my said daughter Diana Eliza Rowlandson one other third part in trust for my said daughter Alice Fanny Julius and the remaining one third part thereof Upon trust to pay and transfer the same unto the said John Boyle and my said daughter Diana held by them Upon trust for the children of my said son Walter who shall be living at the time of my decease And until my said Grandchildren shall attain the age of twenty one years I direct that the said John,Boyle and my said daughter Diana Eliza shall invest; the same in any authorised investments or upon leasehold securities of which not less then Forty years shall be unexpired at the time of such investment and to pay or apply the income arising from such investments in or towards the maintenance or education of my said Grandchildren or re-invest the same at compound interest as they the said John Boyle and Diana Eliza Rowlandson,shall in their sole discretion consider best I appoint the said John Boyle and my said daughter Diana Eliza Rowlandson Executors of this my Will and hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made declare this only. to be my last Will and Testament IN WITNESS whereof I have to this and the preceding sheet of paper hereto set my hand this twenty ninth day of April one thousand eight hundred and ninety two
M J ROWLANDSON
Signed by the Testator Michael John Rowlandson as his last Will in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other hereto subscribe our names as Witnesses
H MOORING ALDRIDCE Solicitor Bournemouth
J E PROCTOR Clerk to Messrs H Mooring Aldridge & Haydon Solicitors Bournemouth
ON the 18th day of December 1894 Probate of this Will was granted to John Boyle Esquire and Diana Eliza, Rowlandson Spinster the Executors
Rowlandson Michael John of Bournemouth retired lieutenant colonel Her Majesty's Indian forces of Madras Presidency died 1 June 1894 Probate London 18 December 1894 to John Boyle Esq and Diana Eliza Rowlandson spinster. Effects L8985 13s 4d
Ref: National Probate Calendar.
1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Croydon. Michael is recorded as head of house married aged 56 Lieut Col H M India Army retired list Madras Army born Hungrford BRK
2. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Wood Lodge Bournemouth. Michael is recorded as head of house married aged 76 retired Lieut Col Indian Force born Hungerford BRK
3. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Bournemouth DOR. Michael is recorded as head of house married aged 86 born Hungerford (unable to access origional return 01/12
Michael married Mary Catherine AWDRY  [MRIN: 476], daughter of Rev Jeremiah AWDRY J.P.  and Maria Emilia MAY , on 25 Apr 1827 in Berkshire. (Mary Catherine AWDRY  was born about 1805 in Ottery St Mary DEV and died Dec Qtr 1896 in HAM.)