1701 - 1788
Crommelin, Page 388, (date not known) of "Bengal: Past and Present" has "On the occasion of our expedition to Berhampore I am afraid we took very little notice of the grave which bears an inscription to 'the Memory of Charles Cromelin, Esq., who died on the 25th December 1788, aged 81 years.' He who is buried in this grave has been identified with the Hon. Charles Crommelin, Governor of Bombay, 1760-1767. His portrait will be found on p.162 of Vol. 1." and "of Mr. James Douglas' 'Bombay and Western India'. Mr. Buckland tells us that Crommelin 'returned to England in 1767,' had great losses in trade: returned to India as a free merchant, 1772; was residing at Canton in 1777; was British Consul at Goa in 1784. Mr. Buckland notes that 'it has been suggested' that the Cromelin (with one 'm') of the Berhampore inscription is the ex-Governor, and perhaps the identification must remain a suggestion only. I find on the consultations of 1st September 1784 a letter from a Mr. Crommelin, Resident at Radnagore, dated 31st March of that year. In the South Park Street Cemetery there is, or was, an inscription: "To the Memory of Charles Crommelin, Junr., Esq., October 17th at Anno Domini, 1788. Aetat 30." One cannot help conjecturing that the Charles Crommelin, Junr., of this inscription was the son of the old man who died in the December of the same year at the age of 81.
|Born: 1701||Baptised: |
|Died: Kasim Bazar, , Bengal, India 25th Dec 1788 ||Buried: Berhampore, , , India 1788 |
Crommelin) + post 1763
|1788||Buried Berhampore, India|
|25th Dec 1788||Died Kasim Bazar, Bengal, India|