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Captain Ynyr Lamb of the Bengal Native Infantry



Capt Ynyr Lamb was born in 1807 to William Lamb, and Marcia Sandes, who had married in Calcutta in 1805.
[Ynyr is a Welsh forename, meaning honour and pronounced as 'ArnieR']
William was Lt. Col. Comdt. of the 51st N.I. (Native Infantry) in Bengal, and Marcia was the daughter of Rev. Patrick Sandes.


Officers and men of the Bengal Infantry



Ynyr also had a brother William ,who was Colonel of the 51st B.N.I.
In 1833 Lieut. Lamb of the 51st Regt. N.I. had his leave cancelled, and had trouble with his investement of 36,000 rupees(£287,000). Ynyr became captain in the 37th Regiment N.I. (37th Dogras).

By 1841 Ynyr had relocated his whole family to England, and was resident on Clifton Street in Lytham, with his wife Mary, and children Anna, Emma, Ynyr (1834) & Lionel. He is reported by East India House, as arriving in England in April 1849, but isn't seen in the census of 1851/1861, though the retired,from the Army in 1851 through invalidity.

1854 Ynyr sent a letter of advertisement, published in the Manchester Times, giving anecdotes of how good "Morrision No.2" tablets were at relieving his ailments from his time serving in Bengal.

These pills were amazing, and he even administered them to his young daughter instead of leavign her to the surgeon's knife... with great results !



[The Bengal Infantry went on to mutiny at Peshawar in 1857, truning their arms (and training) against their British Officers.Those guily of mutiny were executed, and those who disbanded peacefully returned to their homes]

In June 1862, Lionel, Ynyr's son died aged 26, and was buried in his local church, St Mary's Prestwich.
In 1871 Ynyr appears on his own, retired on a pension & living in Barton Upon Irwell. He died in December that year, and is buried with his son in St Mary's. [St Mary's B2B]
[Ynyr had another son who became Rev P. Lamb, gaining an M.A. at Cambridge, he was appointed vicar of St Andrews Northampton & Ellington, Hunts, and was later appointed chaplain to the Bishop of Goulborn in New South Wales.]

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