COMYN-FONCECA Family Tree
with links to British India
St Thomas the Apostle is said to have arrived in India in 54 A.D. Later, with the advent of the Portuguese, the French and the British in India, there was further Christian influence. In India, Christians are basically converts, although there are descendants of European settlers and Anglo-Indians. In Goa, which had long been a Portugese domain, Christians form the majority of the population there.
Various spellings were used in records relating to this family in Australia : Finsaker; Fensaker; Finsacres; Fonseed; Fouseca; and Fransica.
Following information supplied by Reginald FONCECA. email@example.com on 5th March'99
info from Roger Fonseca firstname.lastname@example.org I left India in 1956 with my father William & mother Audrey nee Heffernan, and Grandfather Charles Henry Heffernan (ex EIR Railway Asansol).
THIS IS A LONG ONE. TREE GIVEN TO MY BROTHER HENRY COMYN-FONCECA BY A CHANCE MEETING WITH A COUSIN (DIDN'T KNOW EXISTED) HE MET IN U.K. BY THE NAME OF ROGER FONSECA (TOOK ROGER FIVE YEARS TO DO THE RESEARCH) WE ARE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE WHERE THE NAME CHANGED TO FONCECA. STORY GOES THAT MY GRAND FATHER HAD A SERVANT BY THE SAME NAME AND WAS UPSET AND HAD IT CHANGED.
?? FONCECA married ??, children:
Domingos Lorenco FONCECA
Domingos Lorenco FONCECA (MY GREAT GREAT GRAND FATHER) married Frances ??, children:
Victoria Angelica Fonceca (b 24 Oct 1837)
John Francis Fonceca (b 16 June 1840 Cannanore, Madras, d 24 Sep 1898 Cuddalore)
Aureleano Baptist (b 16 June 1840 Cannanore, Madras)
Emmanuel Edward Fonseca (b 1845)
John Francis FONCECA (b 16 June 1840 Cannanore, Madras, d 24 Sep 1898 Cuddalore) married Sarah Amelia ?, children:
William George Fonceca (b 14 May 1882 Trichinopoly)
Thomas Gregory FONCECA (b 1883)
Mabel Constance Fonceca (b 30 Sep 1884 Trichinopoly) at 20 yrs on 18 Jan 1905 in Blacktown, Madras married 28yr Thomas James CROSBIE (b 1877 son of Thomas Crosbie)
William George Fonceca (b 14 May 1882 Trichinopoly)
Emmanuel Edward FONCECA (MY GREAT GRAND FATHER, b 1845) at 22 yrs at Madras on 4 Mrch 1867 married 24yr widow Francis Caroline D'SILVA nee Keelmeyer (b 1843 daughter of Joseph Dominick Keelmeyer and Caroline Margaret) (ALL CHILDREN were BAPTISED COMYN-FONSECA, but Henry). children:
Henry (alias Harry) Xavier COMYN-FONCECA (b 10 Dec 1880)
Emmanuel Edward FONCECA (b 1845) (2nd marriage) married Annie HOPE, children:
Ethel Winifred Comyn-Fonceca (b 1885)
Percival Stanislaus Comyn Fonceca (b 1887)
Emmanuel Fonceca (b 20 Dec 1891 Madras)
Edith Mary Comyn-Fonceca (b 20 Nov 1893)
Irene Beatrice Comyn Fonceca (b 29 Oct 1895 Madras
RONALD MARRIED WITH 4 CHILDREN:
GEORGE FONSECA MARRIED WITH 4 CHILDREN IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
DOLLY FONSECA MARRIED ANTHONY CHILDREN?
William George FONCECA (b 14 May 1882 Trichinopoly) at 24yrs in Trichinopoly on 6 Dec 1906 married 21yr Kanikai Mary (b 1885 daughter of Abboo Pitlai)
Thomas Gregory FONCECA (b 1883) at 30yrs on 12 Jan 1914 in Madras married 32yr Elizabeth BARTHOLOMEW (b 1882 daughter of Charles Bartholomew)
Mabel Constance FONCECA (b 30 Sep 1884 Trichinopoly) at 20 yrs on 18 Jan 1905 in Blacktown, Madras married 28yr Thomas James CROSBIE (b 1877 son of Thomas Crosbie)
William George FONCECA (b 14 May 1882 Trichinopoly) on 24 Sep 1926 in Madras married 21yr Grace Christina SIMMONS (b 1899 daughter of Albert Simmons)
Thomas Antony COMYN-FONSECA on 13 Sep 1905 in Byculla, Bombay married Maude Constance MASTERS. (daughter of William Masters) children:
Mary "Queenie" married ANTONYS from Calcutta.
Henry (alias Harry) Xavier COMYN-FONCECA Guard for Eastern Indian Railways (b 10th Dec 1880 Poona) on 22 Feb 1909 married Maud Constance MASTERS (.......nee Comyn ?...see attached Certificate sent in by Juliana St John Fonceca), children:
Terence Joseph Fonceca (b 4 Nov 1914 Calcutta)
(info from Juliana Chhetri email@example.com My great-grand parents were Henry (Alias Harry) Edward Fonceca who married Maude Constance (nee Masters). Their oldest child was Terrance Joseph Comyn Fonceca (my grandfather). Dt of birth 4th November 1909. I do not know as to why, 'COMYN' was later on dropped off. My dad Ronald Julian was his only child.
Henry (alias Harry) COMYN-FONCECA (b 10th Dec 1880 Poona) widowed at age 52 on 7 Dec 1932 married 49yr Ida MASTERS (b 1883, daughter of William Master), children:
Terence Joseph FONCECA (b 4 Nov 1914 Calcutta) married Mona Mary ?, child:
Ronald Julian Fonceca
Ronald Julian FONCECA married Manju Biswas who begat four children.
Charmaine St Claire Fonceca married to Srjit Sampson.Kids are Rebecca Hannah and Ronald Daniel.
Juliana St John Fonceca (me) married to William Chhetri.Kids are Anand Samuel and Natasha Deborah.
Lawrence Mark Fonceca married to Durba.No issues.
Jennifer St Teresa Fonceca married to Barney Christopher Williams.Kid is Joshua Aaron.
William Emmanuel FONSECA married Audrey Patricia HEFFERAN on 8/2/1947. Bengal Marriage N/1/634/121., children :
Roger Adrian Fonseca (Born Kulti Baptised Church of the SACRED HEART Asonaol, West Bengal)
Next GenerationRoger Adrian FONSECA married Lorraine TEMPLETON (ERIC TEMPLETONS DAUGHTER- CALCUTTA POLICE) 3 KIDS ?
GILDA MARRIED J.HUGHES
YVONNE MARRIED R.HUGHES
MARINA MARRIED R.OLIVER 1 CHILD
FLORANCE FONSECA MARRIED "FELL" 3 CHILDREN IN U.K -
Robert (died aged 6)
OLIVE FONSECA MARRIED PAUL ??FROM KULTI ONE CHILD:
EMMUNAL (ALIAS GOLDIE)
Percival Joseph COMYN-FONCECA (MY GRAND FATHER) married Charlotte Mary BOURLONGE (b 1881, d 25 Jul 1918 Calcutta). Children:
Dr. Percival Joseph Comyn FONCECA (my FATHER NOW DECEASED) married Amy Constance HOMER (BORN IN MADRAS), CHILDREN:
Charlotte Fonceca married SYD INGLIS 4 CHILDREN LIVE IN THE U.K.
KATE MARRIED RAYMOND D WARD FROM CALCUTTA (NO CHILDREN) LIVE IN TORONTO. CANADA
Percival FONCECA married Mary Lou DANIELS OF CALCUTTA, 2 CHILDREN, LIVE IN TORONTO. CANADA, Ruth Fonceca & Andrea Fonceca.
HENRY MARRIED MYRA 2 CHILDREN, LIVES IN THE U.K :Simon & Louise.
Reginald Peter Paul Comyn FONCECA (ME) married Brenda Darlene WARREN (CANADIAN) THREE KIDS. I LIVE IN MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO. CANADA.
Mary Fonceca (Queenie)
Alfie FONCECA married Alice ?, children :
EDITH MARRIED SHARP THEN TURNER-ROGERS - NO CHILDREN
ANDREW COMYN FONSECA NOT KNOWN
Ethel Lillian Comyn FONSECA married PACKWOOD, CHILDREN:
Francis Aubrey Packwood (b.28/05/1906, Agra India, d. 7/06/1958 Asansol India), (chief Controller East India Railway)
Geoffrey Packwood, born 28/5/1906 in Agra India
Beatrice COMYN FONSECA married Alexandra ? FROM CALCUTTA CHILDREN:
Sybil ? married DUNCAN FROM CALCUTTA
HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE? I'M CONFUSED.
REGINALD PETER PAUL COMYN FONCECA (ONLY MY PASSPORT STATES COMYN FONCECA)
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