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 fourth child (and second son) was Ernest Augustus Pereira, born on 15th May 1884:
His baptism record reveals:
- Birth date: 15th May 1884
- Baptism date: 21st January 1885
- Baptism location: St Paul’s Church, Kamatipura, Bombay
- Name: Ernest Augustus Pereira
- Parents: John and Mary Ann Pereira
- Parents abode: Grant Road
- Fathers occupation: Acting Superintendent Political & Educational Depart. Secretariat
- Priest performing ceremony: G. Ledgard
Confirming Ernest’s birth date as 15th May 1884 and his parents as John and Mary Ann Pereira. His baptism took place at St Paul’s Church, Kamatipura, Bombay. Interestingly, although the location is different to the baptisms of Ernest’s brother and sisters, the priest performing the ceremony appears to be the same. The baptism record confirms Ernest’s parents abode (in 1885) as Grant Road (in the Kamatipura district of Bombay), and his father, John’s, occupation as Acting Superintendent Political & Educational Depart. Secretariat, which appears to be a promotion based on previous records.
Ernest is the youngest child of John and Mary Ann Pereira to be found so far. No other records of Ernest have been discovered, yet. The ten year gap between the birth of the second and third children (1871 – 1881) indicates that John and Mary Ann Pereira may have had additional children. 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
Sophia Charlotte Pereira: 29th September 1881
Ernest Augustus Pereira: 15th May 1884
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