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NEW Rowland Hill

Male 1877 - 1916  (39 years)


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  • Name NEW Rowland Hill 
    Born 7 Mar 1877  Kurachee, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Christened 16 Jan 1878
    Christened 16 Jan 1878 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jun 1916  Birjand, Persia (Iran) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Times of India [FIBIS transcription]
      Surname: New
      Given name(s): Rowland Hill
      Place: Persia
      Year: 1916
      month: Jun
      day: 12

      Register Entry:
      On the 12th instant at Birjand Persia Rowland Hill New HBM Vice-Consul Birjand.
    Person ID I1423  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2015 

    Father NEW Rowland (Roland) Hill,   b. 13 Jan 1851, Poona, Bombay India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1930, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother WARTONBY (ALSO WARTENBEY AND WARTANBY) Catherine (Kate) Jane,   b. 25 Mar 1853, Sholapore, Maharashtra, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903, Steyning, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 1 Feb 1871  Poona, Bombay, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F417  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • NEW Roland Hill of Birjand Persia died 12 June 1916 Probate London 30 November to Sir Henry Seymour King, KCIE banker. Effects 941 6s 2d.

      Telegrams about Rowland's illness were sent between Seisten and William King-Wood as the pair were first cousins. The initial report was that he was suffering from enteric fever and that his case was not a bad one. By the 6th June he was delirious but had slept well and was 'progressing favourably'. By the 10 June he had taken nourishment but temperature was high.

      Willie King-Wood received this telegram on the 12 June:
      Begins: Deeply regret inform you Mr New Just died. Funeral will be at half past six this evening. Ends. Deepest sympathies from Gibbons, self to you, George and family. Hope you will inform them.

      A telegram received by Willie on the 14th June read:
      New's funeral attended by half Birjand. Representative of Governor, Kargusar, Russia vice consul with Cossack escort, Persian notables. Governor wished to send all troops in place but Mr Hale considered inadvisable. Road lined by Indian troops who fired volleys over him. Governor ordered Birjand Bazaar be closed tomorrow as mark of respect.