Gardner, of Chaseley, Lancs. Possible family members: Hodsons Bengal Army (Local Officers) GARDNER, James Valentine.(d.1845.) Local Lieutenant , d.Gardners Horse in Dec. 1817. d.Chhaoni 14 June 1845.A Taluqdar and Zeminder.Eldest son of William Linnaeus Gardner ,q.v. m. 1st Bibi Sahiba Banoo. m. 2nd. c.1834,the Nawab Mulka Humanee Begum , dau. of Mirza Sulaiman Shekoh and niece of the Emporer Akbar Shah. Refs: A.J. N.S.xviii.61 Will dated 22 Apr. 1845; proved 27 Mar. 1847. GARDNER, William Linnaeus.(1770-1835).Local Lieut.Colonel. Comndt.Gardner's Horse (now 2nd Lancers (Gardner's Horse).) b. 1770.Local Lt.Col.1819.Resigned 15 Feb.1828.d. Khasganj ,U.P,29 July 1835.Son of Major Valentine Gardner and Alida his 1st wife ,3rd dau. of Col.Robert Livingstone. m.by Mohammadan rites (? 1796),"Nawab Mah Manzil-ul-Nisa,Begum Dehlmi" (Dehlivi) (aged 13 ),a princess of Cambay ,afterwards adopted as dau.by Akbar Shah ,Emporer of Delhi.(She died Khasganj 31 Aug.1835.) Services: See D.N.B. Ensign 63rd Ft. 20 Mar.1783; do.89th Ft 23 Apr 1783; h.p. 89th Ft.,on disbandment ,1783. Ensign 74th (Highland) Ft.6 Mar.1789 ; Lieut.52nd Ft. 6 Oct.1789 ; Capt. of an independant Coy. of Ft.2 Jan.1794 ; Capt.30th Ft. 4 Apr.1794 ; h.p. of an Ind.Coy.1796 resigned 1798.Bt. Major 25 Sept. 1803. On h.p.;rank stationary ; left the Army in 1828. Served under Lord Moira at Quiberon in 1795 ;joined 30 Ft. in India in 1796.Entred the service of Jaswant Rao Holker in 1798 , and raised and comdd.a Bde.of Inf. for im.Afterwards entered service of Amrit Rao at Poona.Joined Lord Lake in 804. Raised at Farrukhabad and Mainpuri in 1809 the famous cav.corps known as "Gardner's Horse."Seved in Nepal and Rajputana , and in Arkan in 1825 during First Burma War. Refs:Burke's Peerage ,1923 , p.964 ,s.n.Gardner ,B.(Dormant).D.N.B. D.I.B. Pedigree in Fanny Parke's Wandering's of a Pilgrim, i .420.Compton and Keene. A.J. N.S. xv, xviii, xix. Will dated 17 Feb. 1833 ;proved 23 Nov.1835. Note: He was rewarded in 1822 with an unattached Majority in H.M.S.,antedated to 25 Sept.1803.