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Frederick Henry Horatio Akbar Mahomed, the grandson of Dean Mahomed and the eldest son of Frederick and Sarah was twice married and had five children, who possibly because of racism changed their family name to Deane. In June 1873, at the parish church of St Nicholas's, Brighton, he married Ellen Chalk, daughter of a Brighton solicitor. Ellen died within three years of their marriage, leaving two children: Archibald (1874-1948), (later Deane) and Ellen (1876-unknown). Archibald (1875-1948), who followed in his father's footsteps, graduated M.B., Ch.B. from AberDean University. After practicing medicine in London and Eastbourne, he moved to Abingdon and died in Oxford in December 1948, leaving no children. Ellen (1876-unknown), a dressmaker, went to South Africa in 1902 where she met and married George Turner, a doctor. Their three children, two sons and one daughter, were all born in South Africa. The descendants of Ellen's daughter Mary still live in Britain today.
Akbar Mahomed's second wife was Ellen's sister, Ada Chalk. There were three children from this marriage: Dorothy (1880-unknown), Janet (1881-unknown) and Humphrey (1883-unknown) who also changed his name to Deane. He married Flora MacDonald and they had three children. Their descendants live in Britain and America.
Mahomed Family research is on going...
Rozina Visram: Asians in Britain 400 Years of History (Pluto Press, 2002)
Michael H Fisher: The First Indian Author in English. Dean Mahomed (1759-1851) in India, Ireland and England (Delhi: OUP, 1996)
Rozina Visram: Ayahs, Lascars and Princes. Indians in Britain 1700-1947 (Pluto Press, 1886)
Rozina Visram: 'The Mahomeds of Brighton' (Working Title, forthcoming).
Creators: Abi Husainy
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