The Dutch Cemetery in Chinsurah: A Digital Archive of Memories

Louisa Defegrady

Last Name: 
Defegrady (maiden surname Cornelis)
First Name: 
Louisa
Spatial: 
date of birth: 
1809
year of death: 
1838
date of death: 
11.09.1838
Nationality: 
Dutch?
Age at death: 
29 years
Gender: 
Female
Relationships: 
wife of Mr. Alexander Defegrady, assistant apothecary, 1st regiment, Bengal Artillery, Dumdum.
Full Epitaph: 
Sacred to the Memory of Louisa Defegrady, Wife of Mr. A Defegrady, Assistant apothecary…..Dumdum, who departed this life at Chinsurah on the 11th of September, 1838 Aged 20 years. This monument was erected by her….husband.
Cause of death: 
She gave birth to a daughter on the 18th of August 1838, and passed away days later on the 11th of September. The child-birth as a cause of her death can't possibly be ruled out.
Tomb architecture: 
Pyramid (cross-vaulted ?)
Detailed information: 

Their marriage was witnessed by G. Herklots. It seems her husband received a Punjab medal with a Goojerat (Gujarat) bar and Sutlej medal with a Sobraon bar (see: http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/medals-a-punjab-medal-with-goojera...)

Tomb placed by: 
her husband, Alexander Defegrady.
Buried by: 
John H.A. Rudd. Chaplain of Chinsurah
Photo name/s: 
Photo 2 close up: 
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Sudipto