BERESFORD, George Read Edward

BERESFORD, George Read Edward. 3.8.1815 — Delhi 11.5.1857. British Banker in India. Son of Thomas B. (d. 1819) and Ann Blake, went to India in 1834-35. Manager of Cawnpur Bank, in 1849 transferred to become manager of Delhi Bank. “Massacred with his wife and five daughters … at the Bank-house at Delhi, by the mutineers from Meerut.” Married Sarah Purdy, their two sons were at school and thus survived. “He was a learned Oriental scholar, keen archaeologist and photographer.”

Publications: The Handbook of Delhi. Calcutta 1856.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary;

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