Hi, just stumbled on your site! It's a shame there's nothing similar up this end! I'm from bradford but live in fleetwood now! It's only within the past couple of year that I've started looking into my Anglo Indian roots! My grandad was called William George smith, born in meerut in 1933. His mum was called angle smith née Blake and his dad also called William Smith! All of which were born in meerut. My grandad and at least his brother (Kenneth I think) moved over in the late 40s early 50s! He met my grandma (not Anglo indian) and married in 1952. I'd love to try and find his brother. Or some of his family. Apparantly they fell out! My dad said my grandad didn't really talk about his time in India. So any information or help would be greatly appreciated! From what I've read, the Anglo indian community is/are a proud people! With a rich history! To which I'm proud to be desended from! Sorry for babbling on lol..
You should come to our Thursday Club where you are likely to meet someone who may know your family. Email me for more information and good luck!
Hi Janet, l am descended from Anglo Indians an live in Bournemouth, Dorset. Do you know of a Thursday type club there?
I have been trawling through loads of ancestry stuff for weeks to try and put together a family tree .My father came to England with his Mum and sisters in 1947,they came from Madras, I am very proud to have Anglo Indian running through my veins ,and my grown up children are so fascinated by it all too .
U said ur dad is from Madras right, could he speak some of the local languages such as tamil?
We know some Whites who are now in the States, email me for more details. Also please try and come to some of our events and Thursday Club where you will meet a lot of Anglos who may know your family.
We Anglo-Indians are largely an unsung culture - apart from those famous, talented singers we all know about! - but we are very culturally rich and that richness is celebrated and expressed with re-unions, and dances; and in many homes through Christianity and family rituals at Christmas and Easter etc. It is also expressed in our achievements and talents, here and elsewhere. And this seems to be a consistent pattern throughout the world wherever there are Anglo-Indians.
I am the son of Ken & Stella Anthony (nee D'Cruize) who brought me and my sister Sharon to England in 1964. Granddad Aloysius Anthony and Grandma Amy (nee Oliver-Lewis); and Granddad Matthew D'Cruize and Grandma Angelina are part of my proud ancestry of Anglo-Indians.
I am based in London.
Is your organisation aware of any organisations that assist Anglo-Indians either migrate or make a better life for themselves in India?
Or perhaps organisations that for example would help fund schooling for children of Anglo-Indians in India, so that they, the next generation, can make a better life going forward?
I feel there is a real need to do more. Yes we celebrate. And that's great. Yes we must achieve. Great too. But how can Anglo-Indians who didn't make it abroad, or make it in India, be extended a “Hand-up”, by the rest of us who did make it in some way. And often our “making-it” was typically triggered by our parents or grandparents foresight and drive AND their being lucky enough to migrate or get an education?
If there are no such organisations, is anybody interested in forming an organisation that is pro-active in helping Anglo-Indians still in India? Funded by AIs and their descendants abroad. In the digital-age it would be very fitting if Anglo-Indians themselves created a digital portal for this singular, dedicated,social-enterprise purpose.
Is there sufficient interest and drive out there to for us to do something to extend a collective “Hand-up” one fortunate Anglo-Indian to one less fortunate unknown other? Together?
Looking for family I think they in London
I was actually in search of a reason how you came up with this article. The only thing that I can see. in this post is the title, so I was quite lost in regards with what to read. But I really understand the idea that you might be busy or this could be your very first post. I am sure there are things you want us to inform regarding your association so I am really excited to see all of that! I am sure that South London Anglo-Indian Association will be a productive one anytime soon!
My name’s Mona and I moved to England from Pakistan after I got married. I have recently moved to Birmingham.
My paternal grandmother was Anglo Indian. Her maiden name was Dorothy(Dolly) Morton. She was probably born in the late 1920s in Bangalore and she was brought up in Bangalore too. She went to the Bishop Cotton Girls’ School there. I think she was a boarder. Her father passed away when she was in her teens. She worked as a nurse in Pakistan and later she began teaching in a Convent in Pakistan.
We were very close to my grandmother’s younger sister who passed away recently. Her name was Eileen. Choti Dadi, as we liked to address her because she was my grandmother’s younger sis, was the only one who lived in Pakistan. She moved to the United States for a few years but we would still get to see her very often because she would spend Christmas and Easter with us.
But I’d like to know more about my grandmother’s family. I know that she had one sister with the name of Myrtle who visited us a few times in Pakistan. She was married to a French gentleman called Michel Postel who is a renowned pharmacologist and archaeologist. Her son is Pascal Postel who now runs the Franco Indian pharmaceuticals company in India.
But I don’t know anything about the rest of her older sisters Alice, Matilda and Freda. She also had two brothers. I will have to ask my father their names, probably one was George, who had hair blazing red, the colour of flames, as described by my grandma. I have heard that her sister Alice married an Englishman and moved to London.
One lady, I think who had Anglo connections, that we were particularly close to because of my grandmother was Auntie Peggy. She was a matron in Pakistan and she looked after my grandmother like her own daughter after my grandmother moved to Pakistan. Auntie Peggy and Mr Dearlove lived in the Masonic Lodges in Rawalpindi.
I hope I can find some of my relatives here in England and in India too. I’d love to get in touch with my lost connections.
Thank you for this page.
I hope to hear from somebody soon.
I've just found your website via facebook.
I believe I am descended from an Anglo Indian family (originally De Lima) on my father's maternal side as my father was born and brought up in India until 1947 until his family moved to London and Kent. Although I grew up with my brothers in Australia from the early 1960's we all emigrated to the UK in 1978 but only I now still live here.
I should like to find out more about the community and was wondering whether there are any local AI groups in Southampton, Portsmouth or Winchester areas?
Thank you so much!