The Dutch Cemetery in Chinsurah: A Digital Archive of Memories

Andrew Belcher

Last Name: 
Belcher
First Name: 
Andrew
Spatial: 
year of death: 
1829
date of death: 
21.11.1829 (Date of Burial)
Nationality: 
English
Gender: 
Male
Relationships: 
Son of Andrew Belcher, Esq. of Roehampton. Husband of Julia Laetitia Belcher.
Full Epitaph: 
"Sacred to the memory of the Rev. Andrew Belcher, A.B. of Trinity College, Cambridge; one of the Chaplains in the service of the Hon. East India Company, he died at Chinsurah after a few days illness, Nov. 29th, 1829, aged 25 years, at the moment when he was about to enter on the duties of that sacred office in which his character and attainments seemed to promise a more than ordinary measure of success and blessing. “The righteous is taken away from the evil to come.” [Isaiah 57:1]
Occupation: 
District Chaplain of Chinsurah
Residence: 
Chinsurah
Places mentioned 1: 
Cambridge
places mentioned 2: 
Roehampton
Cause of death: 
Brain Fever
Tomb architecture: 
Box tomb
Detailed information: 

B.A. from Trinity College, Cambridge. Reverend. Formerly Curate of Ampthill, Bedfordshire. His wife is listed as receiving a pension of 157 pounds sterling from the army and navy funds in 1829, thus suggesting an army connection.

Buried by: 
Frederick Holmes, officiating minister
Photo name/s: 
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This record has been created by:: 

Purba Hossain