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Name - "official" name and what they were known as William Seaman
Date and place of birth 1 Jul 1818 St Giles, Norwich, Norfolk
Names of parents William Semmons / Seaman and Abigail Bangay
Date and place of baptism - if applicable 5 Jul 1818 St Giles, Norwich, Norfolk
Details of each of his or her marriages - if any 22 Jan 1838 at Nellore, India, to Mary Ann Murray
19 Nov 1847 at Kamptee, Madras, India, to Priscilla Walton

Occupation(s) - if any Labourer before he joined the army, worked his way up to Sergeant Major in the Royal Artillery
Addresses where they lived (including county if in UK) - and please list which censuses you have or haven't found him/her on (if s/he lived in census times!).
Various places in Madras, India
Date, place and cause of death 22 Jul 1901 Bangalore, Madras, India, not got cause
Date and place of burial. 23 Jul 1901 Bangalore
Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable Don't know
Memorial inscription - if any Don't know
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Madras Weekly Mail 4 May 1899
Sir, - With reference to the Occasional Note in your issue of the 27th instant re "J.F.M." wishing to know whether he does not beat the record as the oldest European resident in India, having come out in 1839, doubtless he and some other veterans will be surprised to hear that there is now living in Bangalore Pensioned Sergeant-Major William Seaman, of the Royal Horse Artillery, aged 81, who landed in India, on the Madras shores, in 1836. He was then 18 years old, and a gunner in the Artillery. He is a 6 feet man and hails from Norwich; has served 33 years in the Madras Army, and was never entered once in the defaulter's sheet, for which he received the medal for good conduct and meritorious service, which carries with it an annuity of £10. After being pensioned, he was employed in the Madras Police and Jail Department for a period of 14 years and retired with a gratuity, making a total service of 47 years with the Government. Out of his 63 years' residence in India, he has only been to England once, and that was for two years.
Trichinopoly, 29th April. J. F. S. [one of his sons]

They had some more letters in, some of which beat William's record.
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