The Miner, The Maharaja and The Maharani

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Rev Dr John Hogg. 

Born 30 Apr 1833 in Penston, Gladsmuir, East Lothian, Scotland.
Died 27 Feb 1886 in Assiut, Egypt.
John performed the marriage of his friend Duleep Singh, the last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, and Bamba Müller on 07 June 1864.
He was born in the mining village of Penston in the parish of Gladsmuir in the county of East Lothian in Scotland on 30 April 1833. He was baptised by the Rev John Ramsay before the congregation of Gladsmuir on 26 May 1833.

He was the third child of John the Jake Hogg, Overseer of Penston colliery (born 27 May 1807) and Mary Richardson (born 13 October 1805).
John Hogg was one of the first members of the East Lothian mining community to go to university - a year after his elder brother James, who died of consumption (Tuberculosis) before he could graduate. He obtained the degree of Doctor of Divinity and became a pioneering missionary, teacher and administrator. However, as most of his work was carried out in Egypt, he is much less well remembered at home than his father, John the Jake Hogg who was renowned as the 'benefactor of the miners of East Lothian and Fife,' the man who ventilated the mines and almost doubled their output. Meanwhile, according to his biographer Rena Hogg the son has been forgotten, or when enquired about is cursorily dismissed with 'Oh, aye, I mind the Jake had a son who went out to Egypt as a missionary.' Dr John Hogg
Bamba MüllerMaharaja Duleep Singh

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