The story of how Benjamin Hardy in 1798, a seventh-generation weaver ancestor of Jenny Mallin from Mirfield in Yorkshire, sails to Madras with his British Army unit, and fights for the next 22 years in India before deciding to settle his family there for the next five generations. Through new research, Jenny has been able to uncover her ancestry, going back to the 17th century. This is a more in-depth look at the start of this family's link to the British Raj.
- Duration: 40 mins
- Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
- Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
Meet The Speaker, Jenny
Jenny’s career has been the culmination of several instinctive paths in her life which have led her to enjoying being an author and now a public speaker. Her years in BBC Television production followed by a career based on travelling around the world re-ignited her passions for cooking, India, research and writing. Jenny manages to bring to light the personal stories behind five generations of her ancestors who lived out in India during the British Raj. Her stories are brought to life spectacularly with a treasure trove collection of family sepia photographs which go back to 1865.
Preparing for the Event
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