The Dutch Cemetery in Chinsurah: A Digital Archive of Memories

Charles Robert Kiernander

Last Name: 
Kiernander
First Name: 
Charles Robert Campbell
Spatial: 
Post-nominal titles: 
Captain
year of death: 
1834
date of death: 
3rd July, 1834
Nationality: 
Danish
Age at death: 
47 years
Gender: 
Male
Relationships: 
Grandson of Johann Zachariah Kiernander
Full Epitaph: 
Sacred to the memory of Capt. C. Kiernander 15th Reg N.I Died 3rd July 1834 Aged 47 years
Occupation: 
Captain in the army, interpreter and quartermaster to the 1st / 11th Native Infantry
Residence: 
15th Regiment N.I
Place of birth / origin: 
Calcutta
Place of death: 
Chinsurah
Tomb architecture: 
Chest Tomb
Detailed information: 

Charles Robert Kiernander was born 5 Feb 1787, at Calcutta.  He was christened 21 Sept 1787, at the Old Mission Church, Calcutta, by his grandfather the Reverend Missionary Johann Zachariah Kiernander (http://www.kiernander.com/kiernanders-church/), the founder of that church, who resided in India for sixty years.  The Lutheran missionary often ministered to the Dutch at Chinsurah, and resided there from 1787-1795, when he was chaplain there.

 Charles Robert Kiernander was for many years an interpreter and quartermaster to the 1st/11th Native Infantry, before his promotion to Captain in 1824.  He was invalided in 1826, and died within the decade, shortly after his wife, Charlotte Ann Kiernander.

He is described as being of the 'invalid establishment'. He was one of the witnesses to the marriage of Charles Vernieux and Susan Matilda Godfrey.

Any reason for importance: 
Grandson of Johann Kiernander, the first protestant missionary in Bengal
Buried by: 
He was baptised at St.James Church Calcutta by Bruce Boswell.
Photo name/s: 
Photo 2 close up: 
This record has been created by:: 

Aidan Kiernander and Souvik Mukherjee