This post is part of the Anglo-Indian Project Holiday Season series 2017
John Pereira, born in (est.) 1840, is another fascinating discovery in the Anglo-Indian Project. John married Regina Pereira and had a daughter, Martha. Following Regina’s death in 1865, John married Mary Ann Lee in 1868, and had a daughter Sophia. This marriage appears to have joined the Hassett and Wharton families in a way John Pereira probably never envisioned in 1868. The subsequent events are still the cause of intrigue nearly 150 years later.
John’s daughter from his second marriage, Sophia Charlotte Pereira, married William Bernard Wharton and had a daughter, Edith Aileen Wharton.
Cover photo by Anglo-Indian Project