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From: "Malcolm Speirs" <>
Subject: Abidin family of Aligarh
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 09:16:34 +0100
I am currently writing a book about families in Lucknow in the nineteenth century and I am trying to trace the descendants of one of these families who were living in Aligarh in 1905. At that time the family were involved in a court case in Lucknow over an inheritance they were claiming. Although they did not win their case, it was simply 'not proven' and the transcript of the court proceedings indicates that they probably had a genuine claim. I have given below an extract from the original petition, dated November 1905, which lists the family members at that time. The main family that I would like to contact are the descendants of Khan Bahadur Moulvi Syed Zain-ul-Abidin of Aligarh. Alternatively, the descendents of Syed Wali Hasan, who was a Mukhtar at Aligarh at that time. So if there are any 'India List' members living in or near Aligarh who can help me to contact either family, I would be very grateful.
near Cambridge, England
Extract from the petition: -
I. That the humble petitioner is the daughter of Amir Begum and Khan Bahadur Moulvi Syed Zain-ul Abidin, the retired sub-judge, now residing at Aligarh. Amir Begam was the eldest daughter of Joseph Short, alias Sahib Mirza, who was brother and legatee of Sultan Muryum Begum, wife of Ghaziuddin Hyder, King of Oudh.
II. Amir Begum married Khan Bahadur Moulvi Syed Zainul Abedin and her sons and daughters are as follows:-
(1) Saida Begum, wife of Syed Mohd Ahsan Deputy Collector, now on Settlement duty at Orai.
(2) Syed Zainuddeen, Deputy Collector, Mainpuri.
(3) Wahidunnisa Begum (the petitioner) wife of Syed Wali Hasan, Aligarh.
(4) Zahida Begum, wife of Syed Mohd Ahmad Jan, of Haswa, dist Fatehpur.
(5) Majida Begum, wife of Syed Ikrum Ali, Sub-Inspector, Derahdoon.
(6) Wajida Begum, wife of Moulvi Sukhawat Husain, Asst. Inspector of Schools, Morudabad.
(7) Syed Ziauddin, a candidate for Naib-Tahsildar-ship.
(8) Syed Ariuddin ) Reading in M.A.O. College
(9) Syed Nuruddin )
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