Samuel Skardon was born 1730 in England. He died OCT 1788 in Fatehgarh, India.
Samuel Skardon's wife was Mary Woodson. They were married NOV 1768 in Telicherry, Bombay, India. Their 4 known children were Mary Skardon, Sarah Paulina Skardon, Charlotte Skardon and Charles Ramsay Skardon.
|Occupation||1783||Brevet Lieutenant Fireworker|
List of the Officers of the Bengal army 1754-1834 (VCP Hodson Volume 3) states that he:
Sailed for India as a free merchant on the Harcourt on 3 May 1765. Posted as Commander of Ordanance to Fatehgarh on 3 December 1780. A Samuel Skardon entered Merchant Taylor School in 1738.
370. — 1788 — SKARDON, S. Inscription :— To the memory of Mr,
Samuel Skardon, who died October 30th, 1788 A.D., aged 57 years.
This tomb was erected by his friend, Captain Richard Ramsay.
[The only Richard Ramsay I have been able to find is the one who deserted
at Bhitaura, cf. no. 407.]
List of inscriptions on Christian tombs and tablets of historical interest in the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh (1911)
Author: Blunt, Edward, Sir, 1877-1941
Subject: Epitaphs -- India Uttar Pradesh
Publisher: Allahabad : Printed by W. C. Abel, Offg. Supdt., Govt. Press, United Provinces
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Call number: nrlf_ucb:GLAD-83896518
Digitizing sponsor: MSN
Book contributor: University of California Libraries