GARDNER (Taluqdari Family)

AREA: REVENUE: ACCESSION:
LOCATION: Oudh DYNASTY: Gardner RELIGION: Anglican/Muslim
PRESENT HEAD OF FAMILY: Julian James Gardner, 7th Baron Gardner, de jure
born 1942.
PREDECESSORS and SHORT HISTORY: The first recorded member of this family was Theophilus Gardner of Coleraine, who was succeeded by his son William Gardner of Coleraine. Members were....
  • Lt.-Col. William Gardner, born 24th March 1691, son of William Gardner of Coleraine (son of Theophilus Gardner of Coleraine), married 7th December 1729, Elizabeth ffarington, born 1708, died 16th August 1783, daughter and co-Heir of Valentine ffarington of Preston, son of George ffarington of Shaw Hall, and had issue. He died 14th August 1762.
    • Maj. James Valentine Gardner, born 6th May 1739, married 1stly, 1762, Alida Livingstone, born 15th December 1747, died September 1791, 3rd daughter of Col. Robert Livingstone, and his wife, Mary Thong, married 2ndly, 1st December 1792, Frances Holworthy, and had issue.
      • Lt.-Col. William Linnaeus Gardner, born 1770, Commandant Gardner's Horse, Local Lieutenant Colonel 1819, resigned 1828, served under Lord Moira at Quiberon in 1795; joined 30 Ft. in India in 1796. Entered the service of Jaswant Rao Holker in 1798, and raised and commanded a Brigade of Infantry for him. Afterwards entered service of Amrit Rao at Poona. Joined Lord Lake in 1804. Raised at Farrukhabad and Mainpuri in 1809 the famous cavalry corps known as "Gardner's Horse." Served in Nepal and Rajputana, and in Arakan in 1825 during the First Burma War. He was rewarded in 1822 with an unattached Majority in H.M.S., antedated to 25th September 1803, married by Muslim rites in about 1796, Nawab Mah Manzilunnissa Begum Dehlivi, aged 13, a princess of Cambai, afterwards adopted as daughter by Padshah Akbar Shah, Emperor of Delhi, died 31st August 1835 at Khasganj, and had issue. He died 29th July 1835 at Khasganj, United Provinces.
        • Alan Gardner, married Bibi Sahiba Hinga Begum, and had issue. He died 30th January 1828.
          • Susan Gardner [Sabia Begum], married Mirza Anjan Shikoh, son of Shahzada Mirza Suleiman Shikoh of the Delhi Imperial Family, and had issue.
            • Jane Shekoh, married 12th March 1879, Hon. Alan Hyde Gardner, 4th Baron Gardner, de jure, (see below), and had issue. She died 12th June 1891.
          • Jane Gardner [Hurmoozee Begum], married 28th August 1834, Stewart William Gardner, born 18th August 1812, son of Francis ffarington Gardner, and his wife, Catherine van Straubenzee (see below), died 20th July 1882, and had issue. She died 15th June 1869.
        • James Valentine Gardner, Local Lieutenant, d.d. Gardners Horse in December 1817, Taluqdar and Zamindar, married 1stly, Bibi Sahiba Banoo, married 2ndly, ca 1834, Mulka Hamani Begum, daughter of Shahzada Mirza Suleiman Shikoh of the Delhi Imperial Family, and had issue. He died 14th June 1845 at Chhaoni, United Provinces.
      • Valentine Gardne, born 1794, married Alida Scot, daughter of Captain Scott, and had issue.
    • Henry Gardner, died 1740.
    • Hon. Alan Gardner (qv)
    • William Gardner of Liverpool, he died unmarried in 1788.
    • Col. Henry Farington Gardner, born 1st July 1747, died unmarried on 20th July 1792.
    • Anne Gardner, married Thomas Dixon of Newcastle-on-Tyne.
    • Sarah Gardner, married Henry Humphreys of London.
    • Dorothy Gardner, married 1stly, 1772, Robert Barrie, married 2ndly, George Clayton of Lostock Hall.
    • Agnes Gardner
    • Elizabeth Gardner
    • Mildred Gardner, died unmarried.
    • Margareta Gardner, died unmarried in 1777.
  • Hon. Alan Gardner, 1st Baron Gardner of Uttoxeter, born 12th February (April?) 1742, married 20th May 1769 in Kingston, Jamaica, Susannah Hyde Gale, born 3rd May 1749 in Jamaica, died 20th April 1823 in London, buried 28th April 1823 in St. James' Chapel, Westminster, (married 1stly, Samuel Turner), daughter and Heir of Francis Gale of Liguania in Jamaica, and his wife, Susannah Hall, daughter of James Hall of Hyde Hall, and had issue. He died 1st January 1809 in Jamaica, buried 10th January 1809 in Jamaica.
    • Alan Hyde Gardner (qv)
    • Rear Admiral Francis ffarington Gardner, born 21st June 1773 (1772?), married 4th May 1809, Catherine van Straubenzee, born 11th June 1787, died 15th July 1870, daughter of Charles Van Straubenzee of Spennethorpe, and had issue. He died 8th July 1821.
      • Stewart William Gardner, born 18th August 1812, married 28th August 1834, Jane Gardner, daughter of Alan Gardner, and his wife, Bibi Sahiba Hinga Hurmoozee Begum (see above), died 15th June 1869, and had issue. He died 20th July 1882.
        • Catherine Georgiana Gardner, born 16th August 1835, married Solomon Gardner, died 24th October 1904, and had issue.
        • Alan Hyde Gardner (qv)
        • Edward Zemindar Gardner, born 24th October 1838, married 12th March 1879, Mary, died 2nd October 1900, and had issue. He died 1891 (or 6th November 1920).
          • Henrietta Gardner, born 13th November 1881, married 21st May 1897, (her cousin, see below) Francis ffarington Gardner, born 24th February 1880. She died 1943.
          • Charles van Straubenzee Gardner, born 20th October 1883, married 4th August 1900, (his cousin, see below) Ellen Gardner, born 18th Janaury 1883, died 1950, daughter of William Richard Gardner, and had issue.
            • Mary Gardner, born 2nd May 1901, married 15th Janaury 1920, Walter Vernon Mackenzie, and had issue.
            • Lily Gardner, born 3rd June 1902, married 9th January 1922, Rev. Patrick Solomon Gardner, and had issue.
              • Mildred Julia Gardner
              • Annie Gardner
            • Rosa Gardner, born 21st Janaury 1904, died 5th May 1926.
            • Grace Gardner, born 20th July 1906, died 16th March 1907.
            • Catherine Georgina Gardner, born 23rd December 1907, married 22nd December 1924, Harry C. Newton, and had issue.
            • Henry Gardner, born 15th November 1911, married 1941, Emma Gardner, daughter of Harry Gardner, and had issue.
              • Suzon Gardner, born 1942.
              • David Francis Gardner, born 1945.
              • Evelyn Gardner, born 1948.
              • Charles Straubenzee Gardner, born 1951.
              • Phillis Ellen Gardner, born 1954, died 17th June 1954.
            • Cherry Martha Gardner, born 27th August 1913, married 1935, Arthur Samuel Tupper, died 1953.
            • Ruby Maggie Gardner, born 27th August 1913 (or 1915), married 1943, James Gideon.
            • Edward Kingston Gardner, born 9th October 1917, married 1946, Mary Cicolia De Silva, and had issue.
              • Frederick Anthony Gardner, born 1946.
              • Jennet Cicilia Gardner, born 1949.
              • Terrance Lewis Gardner, born 1952.
            • Francis Robert Gardner, born 11th July 1920, married 1953, Jane Martin, and had issue.
              • George Washington Gardner, born 1954.
            • Marjory Julia Gardner, born 14th April 1925, married 27th December 1947, Kenneth Charles Johnson.
          • Julia Gardner, born 28th January 1886, died 27th May 1920.
          • Benjamin Gardner, born 27th April 1889, married 6th July 1914, Sophia Shekoh, and had issue. He died 1937.
            • Carolina Gardner, born 3rd September 1915.
            • Maggie Gardner, born 1917, married 1935, Lenis Gardner.
            • Daniel Gardner, born 2nd September 1919, married 12th June 1946, Irene Christicole, daughter of R. M. Christicole, and had issue.
              • NoŽl Gardner, born 10th March 1947.
              • Ivan Elfin Gardner, born 24th July 1950.
            • Queenie Gardner, born 1921, married 1941, Augustine Paul.
            • Daisy Margaret Gardner, born 1924, married 1945, Richard Gardner.
            • Mervin Gardner, unmarried and presently living in Aligarh.
            • Lailen Gardner, married Salistina Gardner, and has issue. (Aligarh, India)
              • Malcome Gardner, married Simmi Gardner, and has issue.
                • Labeena Gardner
                • Faveena Gardner
              • Bobby Nomin Gardner, married 15th February 1987, Vineeta Gardner, and has issue.
                • Rocky Herald Gardner, born 17th February 1988.
                • Raveena Gardner, born 9th January 1990.
                • Shalini Gardner, born 15th August 1992.
              • Joycey Gardner
          • James Stewart Gardner, born 27th January 1896, died sp on 2nd February 1914.
        • Tandy Gardner, born 30th November 1846.
        • Jane Gardner, born 18th February 1848, married 30th October 1865, J. G. Hawes.
        • William Rickards Gardner, born 16th December 1852, married 12th March 1879, and had issue. He died 24th July 1915.
          • Francis ffarington Gardner, born 24th February 1880, married 21st May 1897 (his cousin, see above) Henrietta Gardner, born 13th November 1881, died 1943.
          • Wellington Gardner, born 22nd January 1881.
          • Ellen Gardner, born 18th January 1883, married 4th August 1900, (her cousin, see above) Charles van Straubenzee Gardner, and had issue. She died 1950.
          • Elizabeth Gardner, born 7th January 1884.
          • Jane Gardner, born 18th February 1898, married 1916, Gilbert Gardner.
          • Alan Hyde Gardner, born 25th March 1900.
      • Alan Hyde Gardner, born 25th August 1814, married Caroline Augusta Philipps, and had issue.
        • Alan Hyde Gardner, born 10th December 1850, married Elizabeth Bult, daughter of George Norman Bult, and had issue. He died 7th September 1901.
          • Alan Hyde Gardner, born 20th November 1878.
    • Gen. William Henry Gardner, born 6th October 1774, married 20th December 1804, Elizabeth Lydia Fryers, died 1850, daughter of Lt.-Gen. William Fryers, and had issue. He died 15th December 1856.
    • Herbert Gardner, born 29th August 1781, married 7th November 1804, Mary Anne Cornwall, died 6th January 1857, daughter of John Cornwall, and had issue. He died 10th August 1858.
    • Susannah Hall Gardner, married 7th January 1794, John Cornwall of Hendon, and had issue. She died 9th May 1853.
    • Edward Gardner, born 9th March 1784, died 5th October 1861.
    • Valentine William Gardner
    • Samuel Morton Gardner
  • Hon. Alan Hyde Gardner, 2nd Baron Gardner of Uttoxeter [1.1.1809] - [22.12.1815], born 5th February 1771, baptized 9th April 1771, married 1stly, 9th March 1796 (div. 1805), Maria Elizabeth Adderly, died 4th December 1831, (she married 2ndly, Henry Jadis), daughter of Thomas Adderly of Innishannon, married 2ndly, 10th April 1809 in Whitehall, London, Hon. Charlotte Elizabeth Smith, died 27th March 1811 in Yarmouth, daughter of Hon. Robert Smith, 1st Baron Carrington, and had issue. He died 22nd December 1815, buried 5th January 1816.
    • Hon. Alan Legge Gardner (qv)
    • Hon. Charlotte Susannah Gardner, born 29th December 1810, married 1st September 1835, Hon. Edward Vernon Harbord, 4th Baron Suffield [6.7.1835] - [22.8.1853], born 19th June 1813, died 22nd August 1853.
  • Hon. Alan Legge Gardner, 3rd Baron Gardner of Uttoxeter [22.12.1815] - [2.11.1883], born 29th January 1810 in Blackheath, Kent, married 1stly, 1st December 1835 in Paris, Frances Margaret Hughes, she died sp on 8th December 1847, married 2ndly, 1848, Julia Sarah Hayfield-Fortescue, died 3rd November 1899 in Brighton, and had issue. He died spml on 2nd November 1883 in Middlesex when the Barony became extinct or dormant.
    • Alan Coulston Gardner, born before his parents marriage, and therefore ineligible to succeed to the Barony, married 29th April 1885, Nora Beatrice Blyth, born 1866, died 5th January 1944, and had issue, one son.
      • Clarence Evelyn Gardner
    • Hon. Herbert Colstoun Gardner, born 9th June 1846, before his parents marriage, and therefore ineligible to succeed to the Barony, he was created 1st Baron Burghclere of Walden, married 4th March 1890 in Brighton, Hon. Winifred Anne Henrietta Christiana Herbert, born 2nd July 1864, died 28th September 1933, (married 1stly, Hon. Alfred John George Byng), daughter of Lord Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon, and his wife, Lady Evelyn Stanhope, and had issue. He died spm on 6th May 1921.
      • Hon. Juliet Mary Evelyn Stanhope Gardner, born 14th June 1892, married 12th June 1916 (div. 1922), Alexander Duncan Cumming-Russell, born 30th November 1889, died 4th April 1951.
      • Hon. Alethea Margaret Gwendolin Valentine Gardner, born 19th August 1893, married 30th June 1915, Hon. Geoffrey Storrs Fry, 1st Baron Fry of Oare, born 27th July 1888, and had issue.
      • Hon. Mary Sidney Katharine Almina Gardner, born 27th August 1896, died 11th March 1994.
      • Hon. Evelyn Florence Margaret Winifred Gardner, born 27th September 1903, died 11th March 1994.
    • Hon. Evelyn Coulston Gardner (by Julia Sarah Hayfield-Fortescue), married 25th April 1881, William Fuller-Maitland, born 6th May 1844, died in November 1932, and had issue, three sons and one daughter. She died on 12th April 1902.
    • Hon. Florence Coulston Gardner (by Julia Sarah Hayfield-Fortescue), born 7th February 1853, married 3rd February 1875 in London, Hon. William Hillier Onslow, 4th Earl of Onslow, born 7th March 1853, died 23rd October 1911, and had issue, two sons and two daughters. She died 8th August 1934 in London.
  • Alan Hyde Gardner, 4th Baron Gardner [2.11.1883] - [9.7.1899], de jure, born 1st July 1836, married 12th March 1879, Jane Shekoh, daughter of Mirza Anjan Shikoh, and his wife, Susan Gardner Sabia Begum, died 12th June 1891, and had issue. He died 9th July 1899.
    • Alan Legge Gardner (qv)
  • Alan Legge Gardner, 5th Baron Gardner [9.7.1899] - [19xx], de jure, born 25th October 1881, married 1stly, 14th January 1907, Christina Jane Gardner, died 1918, daughter of William Gardner, married 2ndly, 1918, Ellen Orde, and had issue. (Village Bhnowta, Dadri dist. Bulandshahr, United Provinces, India)
    • Alan William Gardner (qv)
  • Alan William Gardner, 6th Baron Gardner, de jure, born 3rd December 1908, married Ethel Lydia Gardner, daughter of James Valentine Gardner, and had issue.
    • Barbara Christian Gardner, born 1939.
    • Julian James Gardner (qv).
    • Archibald Horace Gardner, born 1945.
  • Julian James Gardner, 7th Baron Gardner, de jure (see above)

OTHER MEMBERS:

  • Mr Russell V. Gardner, Mr Winston Gardner, their sister Enid can trace back their family tree to Alan Gardner, William James Gardner, and Ghengis Khan. Both Mr Russell Gardner and Winston Gardner are Principals of Anglican schools in India. Mr Russell Gardner being the Principal of St Thomas Collegiate in Dehra Dun. Two of his sisters are married and immigrated to USA and UK, while his son, also Russell J. Gardner, lives with his family in Melbourne, Australia. His daughter, Michelle Gardner married, Reggie Khanna, the son of an Anglo-Indian lady, Maureen Carbery, from Dehra Dun, and a Hindu Punjabi pilot officer, Mr Ram K. Khanna. Mr Russell V. Gardner also has his own private Junior High School, St Jude, in Dehra Dun. His wife, Violet Lyons/Gardner is the Principal of their private school. Although Mr Russell V. Gardner is an Anglican, his wife is a Catholic, and he has a strong faith in Saint Jude, the patron of hopeless cases, that is why he has named his school by the name.
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NOTES: 1. From: "malcolm-speirs" Subject: [India-L] Gardner family - again! Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 "I had taken a copy of Susan Gardner's marriage at the Wasika Office in Lucknow last year (her husband, Benjamin Short was a Wasikadar under the third Oudh loan). The marriage cert shows her father to be Alan Hyde Gardner, and her place of residence Manota, Etah district, which is the same abode as Alan Legge Gardner, given in Narinder Saroop's book on the family "A Squire of Hindoostan". Susan was evidently 17 years older than Alan Legge, as he was born in 1881, and she had married Benjamin Short in 1880, aged 16.
NOTES: 2. The Times, 9th May 1956 Claim to Dormant Barony - R.N. Officer's intention - Lieutenant-Commander David William Hyde Gardner, R.N. stated last night that he intends to apply for a dormant peerage already claimed by a 75 year old man living in a village in India. Since the death of the third baron in 1883, the barony of Gardner has been dormant, although Burke's Peerage comments that "an heir obviously exists". Burke's says that the right to the title has not been established. Both Burke's and Debrett's name as the claimant Alan Legge Gardner, of village Bhnowta, Dadri dist. Bulandshahr, United Provinces, India. He claims to be the direct descendant of the first Baron Gardner of Uttoxeter, in the County of Stafford, Admiral of the Blue, who died in 1809. Lieutenant-Commander Gardner, aged 43, married with two sons, aged 17 and 10, and a daughter aged 15, is on the staff of the Commodore, RN barracks Lee-on-Solent. He lives in Oriel Cottage, St Mark's Road, Alverstoke, Hampshire. He told a reporter : "I have never met Alan Legge, who is a descendant of my great-grandfather's brother, Stewart William Gardner. Stewart William was in India as an Ensign in the 28th Native Indian Regiment and married an Indian Princess and had many sons. Stating that his claim would be made in due course, Lieutenant-Commander Gardner said "meanwhile I am going on with my search into the family background.