George Robert Boehm Berney senior

1785 - 1855

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Son of Robert Berney, born Nov. 1785 in Hambleton Hants; died 13 May 1855 KingsTown Ireland. An East India Company Civil servant, in Bengal 1804-1836. He retired with the rank of Resident at Soonamooky. Had one child by 'a Bengal Lady', before marrying Charlotte Dawnay 12/06/1822. It is not clear what was his path to entitlement to compensation, but his name indicates a connection to his co-awardee Dorothy Boehm née Berney (q.v.). He was a Freemason and member of 'Star in the East' Lodge, Calcutta.

  1. Will of George Robert Boehm Berney of Kemlet Lodge Reading Berkshire proved 06/08/1855. His son and namesake G. R. B. Berney (q.v.) was an early settler in New Zealand.

Sources

T71/895 Barbados claim nos. 631A&B.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/o/I/Andrew-N-BOLS/GENE19-0044.html unsourced, [accessed 03/03/2010].

Walter Kelly Firminger, The Early History of Freemasonry in Bengal and the Punjab (Calcutta, 1906), p. 129.

Families in British India Society database http://search.fibis.org/frontis/bin/

  1. PROB 11/2217; e.g. http://www.nzmuseums.co.nz/account/3021/object/40693/Newspaper_clipping_Mrs_Laura_Rosina_Berney_nee_Logie [accessed 01/05/2011]. http://www.ngaiopress.com/all-a-f.htm [accessed 03/10/2012].

We are grateful to Peter Schofield for his assistance with compiling this entry.


Further Information

Absentee?
'Foreign'
Name in compensation records
George Robert Boehm Berney Esq.
Spouse
Charlotte Dawnay
Children
George Robert Boehm Berney and 5-6 others
Occupation
Civil Servant (East India Company)

Associated Claims (1)

£1,803 8S 2D
Awardee

Legacies Summary

Imperial (2)

East India Company
Administrative  
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An East India Company Civil servant, in India...
Other
New Zealand 
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His son George Robert Boehm Berney junior (q.v.) was an early settler in New...

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Other relatives
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The relationship is not clear but they are probably...

Addresses (2)

India
Kermet [?] Lodge, Basingstoke Road, Whitley, Reading, Berkshire, Central England, England