I would like to find out more about my great great grandmother

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Katherine Grace Bayley born 12 Aug 1870 in Sera Us mail Khan, Bengal, India
Married Henry Alley in 1889 in Allahabad
Henry then left her a widow and she married George Freeman Michael.
I can only find Index only records for things and they aren't very helpful. Can you please advise how I can trace her or at least any of her children..I know of Leopold Wallis Alley, Mary Alley (my great grandmother who was later married to James Ayo)
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Her parents look to be Edward Walter Bayley and Eva. 

Katherine Bayley

India Births and Baptisms

Name Katherine Bayley
Gender Female
Christening Date 15 Apr 1871
Christening Place Dera Ismail Khan, Bengal, India
Birth Date 12 Aug 1870
Birthplace Dera Usmail Khan, Bengal, India
Father's Name Edward Walter Bayley
Mother's Name Eva


"India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGQ5-BQX : accessed 12 April 2016), Katherine Bayley, 15 Apr 1871; citing Dera Usmail Khan, Bengal, India, reference v 138 p 33; FHL microfilm 499,044.


by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
That's amazing thank you, how can I find out who their parents were or what Eva maiden name was? I can't find anything about them on my ancestry . Com page
Edward Walter Bayley's death in india, 1901

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Henry Williamson Alley

mentioned in the record of Mary Alley

Name Henry Williamson Alley
Gender Male
Wife Grace Catherine
Daughter Mary Alley
Name Mary Alley
Gender Female
Christening Date 05 Sep 1897
Christening Place Rawal Pindi, Bengal, India
Birth Date 15 Aug 1897
Father's Name Henry Williamson Alley
Mother's Name Grace Catherine


"India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG49-ZBN : accessed 12 April 2016), Henry Williamson Alley in entry for Mary Alley, 05 Sep 1897; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 512,363.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

Henry William Alley

mentioned in the record of Leopold Wallis Alley

Name Henry William Alley
Gender Male
Wife Catherine Grace
Son Leopold Wallis Alley
Name Leopold Wallis Alley
Gender Male
Christening Date 15 Nov 1898
Christening Place Moulmein, Bengal, India
Birth Date 28 Oct 1898
Birthplace Bengal, India
Father's Name Henry William Alley
Mother's Name Catherine Grace


"India Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG4Q-D9P : accessed 12 April 2016), Henry William Alley in entry for Leopold Wallis Alley, 15 Nov 1898; citing Bengal, India, reference ; FHL microfilm 512,371.

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James Ayo

mentioned in the record of James Ayo and Mary Alley

Name James Ayo
Birth Date 1893
Age 23
Spouse's Name Mary Alley
Spouse's Birth Date 1897
Spouse's Age 19
Event Date 19 Jul 1916
Event Place Allahabad, Bengal, India
Father's Name James Ayo
Spouse's Father's Name Edward Alley
Marital Status Single
Spouse's Marital Status Single


"India Marriages, 1792-1948 ," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGJM-G89 : accessed 12 April 2016), James Ayo and Mary Alley, 19 Jul 1916; citing Allahabad, Bengal, India, reference ; FHL microfilm 527,541.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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I am also interested in a Henry William Alley who married Matilda Smith in India, 1869. They appear to have five children, Fanny, Peter, Mabel, Henry and Gilbert though I don't know how many survived infancy. If any connection, please

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Hello! Yes I have discovered that my great great grandfather Henry William Alley married a lady called Matilda Smith in 1869 and had the children you mention. I'm not sure whether Matilda maybe died or they divorced but he then married my great great grandmother Katherine Bayley and they had a few children. It's definitely him as the records match and he was a lot older than Katherine when they married! He was in his forties and she was I think about 18. So there is absolutely a connection with us, wow! I haven't researched his first wife or family yet. It took me a while to work out it was definitely the correct man and not two people with the same name.

How are you related to him Elizabeth?
Hi Tia,

wow from me too, I have been on the track of these Smiths for years and not much luck!

My husband's recent DNA test indicated a link with three people who have Jane Amelia Smith in their tree - she is a sister of Matilda so thought I would look for info on her family. (a note of caution - the DNA links COULD mean that he is linked to another person in those three trees but I think it is unlikely). Matilda and Jane were children of John Smith and Susannah Webster. At the same time in Madras another John Smith had married Susannah Collum and I have only

just sorted out whose children are whose. I am still finding out what happened to the children of the first marriage and don't know if the family stayed in India.  Do you have links with other families born there?

Lovely to hear from you any info happily shared.


Liz Agnew for Chris Agnew


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