Kenlog Cemetery in Shimla

Kenlog Cemetery in Shimla

Kanlog Cemetery

: I owe my debt of gratitude to my clients, Mr. Tony Bennet and Mrs. Jane Bennett, referred to me by BACSA (British Association of Cemeteries of South Asia), for providing me the following records of graves in Kanlog Cemetery – Shimla (1850 – 1920). . They visited the Cemetery with me on 12th October 2012 to look for the grave of Tony’s Great Grandfather – Elinor, Augusta Flora Beadon, but unfortunately that could not be located due to the overgrowth. On 13th October 2012 they visited the cemetery again, on their own and prepared the following list. They say that ‘It is not an exhaustive list, but as much as we could do in the time available without protective clothes to penetrate further’.

The following text was also provided by them. Thanks a lot Tony and Jane.

Kanlog Cemetery is situated on the SE side of the town on a narrow, wooded, steeply sloping ridge. The cemetery is bisected by a new bypass road on which there is a small wooden house and some fruit stalls on a bend. It is difficult to envisage how one gained access to the cemetery originally as the upper part has to be accessed at this central point by scrambling up a steep bank, although access from the top is easier, but more difficult to find. A central path runs through the cemetery (both the upper and lower parts) with space for about 8 graves on each side. Graves close to the path can be identified, where a stone exists, but away from the path the area is heavily overgrown with small trees and thorns. There is a lot of litter, mainly bottles, which indicates that the area is used as a drinking haunt by the locals. You have to be careful where you stand off the path, as it is also used as a lavatory.

Kenlog Cemetery, Shimla - Upper Portion.

Upper Portion of the Cemetery

1 :Bugg (CWCG) 1917 Bugg W.A, 09 June 1917
2 :Schofield (CWCG) 1919 Schofield A.B. 23 Sept 1919
3 :Keneally (CWCG) 1920 Keneally W. 09 June 1920
4 :Channell (CWCG) 1920 Channell, S. 15 June 1920
5 :Harding (CWCG) 1921 Harding F.H. 05 July 1921
6 :Trenhelka 1920 Elizabeth, wife of M Trenhelka, Farms Dept. Died Simla 11.7.1920 aged 41 years
7 :Shakespeare 1920 Jane Shakespeare 1840-1920
8 :McCollum 1920 Eileen C McCollum 30 Nov 1920 also – Charles Anthony McCollum 29 Nov 1920.
9 :Allen 1918 James George Allen 22 Oct 1918 aged 46
10 :Brunyate 1908 Roger Brunyate 24 Dec 1908, born 19 Dec 1908
11 :Church 1908 Oliver Marryat Church, 27 Nov 1908 aged 19 months
12 :Ricketts 1923 Jane Ricketts ? December 1923

Kenlog Cemetery, Shimla - Lower Portion.

Lower Portion of the Cemetery

Left Hand Side – starting from top and finishing at bottom

1 :Eleanor Mary, wife of William Sinclair Maris. Born Oct 20 1880 Died Jun 12 1906
2 :Annie Florence w/o Charles Boyce MD of Maidstone, Kent 20 Nov 1854 Died 3 Jan 1908.
3 :Donald Patterson aged 14 days (no date)
4 :Rebecca Frances w/o Captain William Breakey, Ordnance Dept Born 2 Mar 1859 Died 19 Jun 1903
5 :Edmond Richard Purcell, Lieut 3rd Bn XII Regt Died27 May 1871 aged 20 years 7 months. Died of injuries from falling off his horse
6 :Lionel/[colonel?] Keith Young CB General? Died 18 May 1862.
7 :Cyril Cunningham Mitchell. PM Lodge Triloe Brotherhood, 2121 E.C.P.G.W.Punjab Died 9 Feb 1928.
8 :Blanche and Peter Mitchell, CIE, and their children, Nellie, Warren, Ernest, who died in Simla (no date)
9 :Juliet Augusta, d/o Charles John & Mary Ann French Born 23 Aug 1848 Died 19 Apr 1868.
10 :Fanny, w/o C C Bradbury Died 14 Sep 1872 aged 23 yrs 11 months
11 : Michael Burdett, child of Lt Col M Dawes and Louisa Born 16 Sept 1857 Died 17 Oct 1858.
12 :William Cotton (the rest illegible)
13 : George Clowsley Died 11 Jun 1878 aged 54
14 : Ellen Julia, w/o (illegible)
15 : Rowland Vyner Cockerell, Born 11 Dec 1843 Died Oct 9 1873
16 : Richard Watson, PAG Dir of GER. England PDDGMP Age 54 years Died 18 Mar 1937.
17 : Mary Caroline Sarah Watson, d/o Richard Watson died 25 Mar 1930.
18 : Charles Vivian, 3rd son of William and Ella Baldwin Died 13 Apr 1886 aged 2 years and 12 days.
19 : Charles Finnimore, infant son of Robert & Ann Buckley, Born Jan 29th Died Aug 27th 1885
20 : Children of William & Hannah Reed Paul Born 14 Sept 1883 Died 18th Oct 1884. Esther Born 18 Oct 1866 Died Jun 1886.
21 : W/o Graham Hatch Died at Simla on 9 July 1801
22 : Claude Ampill, Died 1897, only s/o Gerald and Ada Morton.
23 : Christina, w/o Alexander Macaulay Markham, Bengal C.S. Died Oct 5 1896 in 59th year.

Lower Portion of the Cemetery

Right Hand Side – starting from top and finishing at bottom

1 : Frank Stevenson Digby Died 1890.
2 : Julia Digby Died Jul 1890.
3 : Havert Died 1871.
4 : William John Havert, of Army HQ Died 27 Dec 1871
5 : Thomas 1867
6 : Charles Whiteman Thomas, died 28 June 1867 only son of Honoratus and Sophia Thomas
7 : Nissant Died 1885.
8 : Ella Nissant Born 2 Jan 1857. Died 21 Dec 1885
9 : Emma Prussia, wife of George, Died 7 Nov 1887 aged 45.
10 : Lavinia Jane Coyne Died 17 Dec 1887.
11 : George Robert Barker, Colonel RA Born 9 Feb 1815. Died 27 Jul 1861.
12 : Alexander Lawrence Bart (this is all that can be read on gravestone, but I have looked him up on Ancestry and see from Nat Probate Calendar he was Sir Alexander Hutchinson Lawrence late of Simla, Baronet. Died 27 Aug 1864 at Simla.
13 : Elizabeth w/o H Carey Richards. Died in 1897.
14 : Lewis Richards Born 19 Dec 1839 Sherwill Devon. Died 10 Jan 1897.
15 : William Wilson, Hon Major & Deputy Commissary Died 12 June 1885 age 56 and 8 months.
16 : Charles John French Born 14 May 1814. Died 17 Mar 1885.
18 : Edward Newbery Died June 1884, youngest son of the late Edward , Madras Civil Service and PA to the Inspector General (FIBIS shows him listed on Times of India as Major Edward Newbery, Punjab Police).