Searching the records of the Pereira’s has so far revealed that John and Mary Anne Pereira had four children born between June 1870 and May 1884 – two boys, two girls. John Pereira had previously had a daughter, named Martha, to his (apparent) first wife Regina Pereira.John and Mary’s second child (and first son) was Henry Pereira, born on 1st November 1871:
His baptism record reveals:
- Birth date: 1st November 1871
- Baptism date: 8th December 1871
- Baptism location: Christ Church, Byculla
- Name: Henry Pereira
- Parents: John and Mary Ann Pereira
- Parents abode: Bombay
- Fathers occupation: Clerk in the Secretariat
- Priest performing ceremony: Ledgard, Ges. Missionary S.O.G.
Confirming Henry’s birth date as 1st November 1871 and his parents as John and Mary Ann Pereira. His baptism took place at Christ Church in Byculla, Bombay – the same church as many of the extended family, and of his sister Victoria Alice Pereira. The baptism record confirms Henry’s parents abode (in 1871) as Bombay, and his father, John’s, occupation as Clerk in the Secretariat.
Henry is the eldest son, and second child, of John and Mary Ann Pereira to be found so far. No other records of Henry have been discovered, yet. The search continues.
John and Mary Ann Pereira’s children, so far, with birth date:
Victoria Alice Pereira: 18th June 1870
Henry Pereira: 1st November 1871