Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

15/7/2006

Anglo-Indians

In 1510 the Portuguese Governor of India, Alfonso d’Albuquerque encouraged his countrymen to marry Indian women in order to establish Portuguese authority in India. The offspring of these mixed marriages between the Portuguese and Indians were known as Luso-Indians.

In its early days, the East India Company’s Board of Directors did not allow families or wives to travel along with its officials and soldiers to India. The English missed the companionship of their women and many of them had relationships with Luso-Indian and Indian women. for more click here

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