Nina Eleanor Watts Gordon (1882)

Today the AIP #WednesdayWisdom series provides a new official record. Last week the AIP revealed that Minnie Eliza Watts Gordon was the first born child of Samuel Carey Gordon and Anne Cecilia Caroline Watts. The discovery of new information has found that Samuel and Anne Gordon had a child two years earlier called Nina Eleanor Watts Gordon. This post presents her baptism record.

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After searching through the various available resources, Nina’s baptism record was discovered. 

Nina was born on 10 January 1882: 

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Her baptism record further revealed:

  1. Birth date: 10 January 1882
  2. Baptism date: 13 February 1882
  3. Baptism location: St James Church, Calcutta, India
  4. Name: Nina Eleanor Watts Gordon
  5. Parents: Samuel Carey Gordon and Anne Cecilia Caroline Gordon
  6. Parents abode: Calcutta
  7. Fathers occupation: School Master
  8. Priest performing ceremony: J.G.F. Willcocks

Nina’s baptism record revealed that she was born on 10 January 1882 and baptised one month later on 13 February 1882 at St James Church, Calcutta, India. The ceremony was performed by J.G.F. Willcocks. Her parents confirmed as Samuel Carey Gordon and Anne Cecilia Caroline Gordon resided in Calcutta (Bengal Presidency), with Samuel working as a School Master. This matches the previous records discovered about Samuel including the baptism record of Minnie Eliza Watts Gordon

Of the children discovered so far, Nina is the first born of Samuel and Anne. Following the discovery of Nina and Minnie, there are more to follow.

Samuel Carey and Anne Cecilia Caroline Gordon’s children discovered so far:

Nina Eleanor Watts Gordon: 10 January 1882

Minnie Eliza Watts Gordon: 2 April 1884


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