Isabella was born in Bombay was she of Indian descent

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Might be worth changing sticker for "born abroad"
Her father was in the King’s infantry and died in service in India.

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Highly unlikely. The surnames for her parents say she was of British descent.
by Deb Durham G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
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I had relatives who were born in India or married in India when it was part of the British Empire and they were there because their father's were soldiers or members of the British East India Company.  As C. Mackinnon stated, they were "born abroad" or "married abroad" or "died abroad."  They weren't of Indian descent.
by David Hughey G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
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As far as I know from research Isabella (Jennings) Munro (1837 - 1938) would have been considered British born abroad, however as she eventually settled in Australia, she always referred to herself as being born in India rather than abroad or English. DNA seems to indicate that she had no Indian ancestry in spite of her very dark skin much to the disappointment of many of her descendants.

by Sandra Williamson G2G6 Mach 1 (16.4k points)

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