Charles Holroyd

Charles Holroyd

b: 16 OCT 1822
d:
From 'A Branch of the Holroyd Family' by Thomas Holroyd, 1879:

Charles Holroyd entered the Military Service of the East India Company on the 11th June, 1839, and retired as a Major-General on the 23rd January, 1875. While in India he was employed most of the time on the Staff in Assam. In the Mutiny in 1857 he received the heartfelt thanks of the Europeans resident in Assam, as the following inscription on the Testimonial they presented to him will bear witness.

Presented to
CAPTAIN CHARLES HOLROYD,
Principal Assistant Commissioner, Seebsaugur, Upper Assam,
by the Tea Planters of his District,
in testimony of their high appreciation of the untiring energy, Zeal, and
courage displayed by him during the alarming crisis in 1857,
to whose forethought and skilful arrangements in unravelling the plot
of the Mutineers to massacre all the Europeans in the Province,
they entirely attribute the safety of their lives,
and the preservation of their property.

The above inscription was engraved on a very handsome large silver salver, and presented to Captain Holroyd by the Tea Planters; the Government, however, would not allow him too accept it, and Planters, therefore, sent it to England to his Brother, Henry Holroyd, Barrister-at-Law, with a request that he would presented to his Brother on his retirement from the Service.
Biography
From 'A Branch of the Holroyd Family' by Thomas Holroyd, 1879:

Charles Holroyd entered the Military Service of the East India Company on the 11th June, 1839, and retired as a Major-General on the 23rd January, 1875. While in India he was employed most of the time on the Staff in Assam. In the Mutiny in 1857 he received the heartfelt thanks of the Europeans resident in Assam, as the following inscription on the Testimonial they presented to him will bear witness.

Presented to
CAPTAIN CHARLES HOLROYD,
Principal Assistant Commissioner, Seebsaugur, Upper Assam,
by the Tea Planters of his District,
in testimony of their high appreciation of the untiring energy, Zeal, and
courage displayed by him during the alarming crisis in 1857,
to whose forethought and skilful arrangements in unravelling the plot
of the Mutineers to massacre all the Europeans in the Province,
they entirely attribute the safety of their lives,
and the preservation of their property.

The above inscription was engraved on a very handsome large silver salver, and presented to Captain Holroyd by the Tea Planters; the Government, however, would not allow him too accept it, and Planters, therefore, sent it to England to his Brother, Henry Holroyd, Barrister-at-Law, with a request that he would presented to his Brother on his retirement from the Service.
Facts
  • 16 OCT 1822 - Birth -
  • 1877 - Fact -
  • Nobility Title - General
Ancestors
   
George Sowley Holroyd , Kt.
31 OCT 1758 - 21 NOV 1831
 
 
George Chaplin Holroyd
9 SEP 1790 - 24 NOV 1871
  
  
  
Sarah Chaplin
18 JUN 1768 - 11 NOV 1848
 
Charles Holroyd
16 OCT 1822 -
  
 
  
 
   
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) George Chaplin Holroyd
Birth9 SEP 1790
Death24 NOV 1871
Marriage2 APR 1818to Virginie de la Fontaine at Hyderabad, Deccan, India
Marriageto Fanny Harrington
FatherGeorge Sowley Holroyd , Kt.
MotherSarah Chaplin
PARENT (F) Virginie de la Fontaine
Birth
Death1 AUG 1845
Marriage2 APR 1818to George Chaplin Holroyd at Hyderabad, Deccan, India
FatherMottet de la Fontaine , General
Mother?
CHILDREN
FMary Anne Holroyd
Birth8 AUG 1829
Death
MarriageJUN 1850to Henry Mills at Exeter
FVirginie Holroyd
Birth29 JAN 1835
Death
Marriage25 NOV 1862to Alfred Wilson Mills
MGeorge Holroyd
Birth18 FEB 1819
Death
Marriage31 DEC 1844to Emily Garstin at Futtehgurh, India
MHenry Holroyd
Birth14 JUL 1820
Death
Marriage28 AUG 1858to Louisa Fanny Gordon at Brighton
MCharles Holroyd
Birth16 OCT 1822
Death
Marriage13 NOV 1862to Mary Florence
Marriageto Anna Eliza Smith
MJohn Holroyd Doveton
Birth20 DEC 1823
DeathIndia
Marriage5 JUL 1847to Pauline
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Charles Holroyd
Birth16 OCT 1822
Death
Marriage13 NOV 1862to Mary Florence
Marriageto Anna Eliza Smith
FatherGeorge Chaplin Holroyd
MotherVirginie de la Fontaine
PARENT (F) Mary Florence
Birth
Death31 AUG 1863 Sunsaugur, Upper Assam, of apoplexy, without issue by Colonel Holroyd
Marriage13 NOV 1862to Charles Holroyd
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Charles Holroyd
Birth16 OCT 1822
Death
Marriage13 NOV 1862to Mary Florence
Marriageto Anna Eliza Smith
FatherGeorge Chaplin Holroyd
MotherVirginie de la Fontaine
PARENT (F) Anna Eliza Smith
Birth
Death7 JAN 1880
Marriageto Charles Holroyd
FatherThomas Smith
Mother?
CHILDREN
MPatrick Charles Holroyd
Birth4 JUN 1874
Death
MEdward Fraser Rochfort Holroyd
Birth20 NOV 1875
Death
FNorah Palmer Holroyd
Birth30 JAN 1877
Death
Evidence
[S1464] Thomas Holroyd "A Branch of The Holroyd Family" - a copy which includes some handwritten annotations.
Descendancy Chart
Charles Holroyd b: 16 OCT 1822
Mary Florence d: 31 AUG 1863
Anna Eliza Smith d: 7 JAN 1880
Patrick Charles Holroyd b: 4 JUN 1874
Norah Palmer Holroyd b: 30 JAN 1877