Anglo-Indian Project Stories

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As the Anglo-Indian Project progresses many stories have built up from the Hassett lineage. Moving forward there will inevitably be more, especially through uncovering the extended families of direct ancestors. More to come on these in future posts. Some of the key stories so far:unnamed

50 Shades of Edith: Some unexpected initial findings in the British Library in London led to a series of documents which didn’t quite add up. Apparently lying about her age, marrying a young ‘rogue’ several years her junior, all preceded by a tragic early-life. In a tale of loss and adventure, Edith quickly became the most intriguing character in the Anglo-Indian story.

Evolution-Photo-by-Tkgd20071-450x281Curious Case of John Pereira: John Pereira was initially an intriguing find as he provided the first apparent Portuguese name in the family lineage. What became rapidly clear as records were unearthed, was the pivotal link John Pereira played in the overall family tree. Not only was he grandfather to Elaine Cynthia Hassett’s mother, Edith, but also to her father, David Vincent Hassett. How the half-cousins came to marry, became an interesting sub-plot to the Anglo-Indian Project.WP_20150913_167_crop

Hilda Mildred Hassett: The discovery of Hilda deepened the mysterious relationship between the Wharton and Hassett families. Hilda became a key link between the two families, marrying William Bernard Wharton – which was again bringing together the two families, but also different generations. The plot thickened.

These are but a few of the key stories so far. Reflection points are always useful to remind ourselves of progress, the context we are operating and to feed future steps. With multiple records still to be posted and many more to be discovered, there is sure to be many more twists and turns.

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