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1846 Death in Hong Kong

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Paul Report 14 Mar 2019 20:12

I have found a graveyard memorial in Cornwall to James Husband ROGERS b 1822 that says he died in Hong Kong on 26 November 1846.
Any suggestions where I might look to establish whether this was due to a military conflict please?


ErikaH Report 14 Mar 2019 21:00

Google is the place to start

Have you found him on 1841 census?


ErikaH Report 14 Mar 2019 21:06

For background

First name(s) JAMES HUSBAND
Last name ROGERS
Gender Male
Birth year 1822
Baptism year 1822
Baptism date 1 Sep 1822
Parish Rame
Father's first name(s) Joseph
Father's last name Rogers
Mother's first name(s) Beatrice
Mother's last name -
Relationship Son
Place RAME
County Cornwall

1841 - no James
Church Village, Rame, St Germans, Cornwall, England
Joseph Rogers Male 50 1791 Cornwall, England
Beatrice Rogers Female 49 1792 Cornwall, England
Elizabeth Rogers Female 15 1826 Cornwall, England
Joseph Rogers Male 14 1827 Cornwall, England
Jane Rogers Female 11 1830 Cornwall, England
Rebecca Rogers Female 6 1835 Cornwall, England


ErikaH Report 14 Mar 2019 21:16

A tree on Ancestry gives his DOD, but no further detail


Paul Report 14 Mar 2019 23:09

Yes, that’s him.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 15 Mar 2019 08:41

Maybe you could find out whether he was in the Navy.

A search on Google shows surveys were going on around that time.


Andysmum Report 15 Mar 2019 15:04

There's quite a lot on Google including the fact that there was a typhus epidemic in 1846/7, in which thousands died.