The founder of Penang Free School, Rev Hutchings, who visited the grave annually on 21st October each year, by the senior class of Penang Free School. I am not able to locate the grave. The school was found on October 21, 1816 .The inspiration behind the formation of St George church, however, was credited to Rev. Robert Sparke Hutchings, a well known educationist and Robert Smith, an engineer and landscape artist. Rev. Hutchings contributions towards the development of
James Scott(6-10-1746 to 19-9-1808), born at Roxburghshire, Scotland. Light's Trading Partner
James Richardson Logan(10-4-1819 to 20-10--1869),the one who named Indonesia. Logan Road was named after him. Born at Hutton Hall, Berwickshire, Scotland. His brother, Abraham Logan(31-8-1816 to 20-12-1873), also born at Hutton Hall, was also buried at the same cemetery.
William Petrie( -->1747- 27th Oct, 1816), the Governor of Penang from 1811-1816
John Alexander Bannerman(1758-1819), the Governor of Penang from 1817-1819 died of choleraon 8-8-1819. Reported born on 5-6-1759(source:http://www.mit.edu/~dfm/genealogy/bannerman.html) , married to Ann West (1769-1833)on 8-9-1789 at Fort St George, Madras, India. -->
George Samuel Windsor Earl
Thomas Leonowens (2-5-1828 to 7-5-1859. Anna Harriet Leonowens(1834-1915)'s husband.
Ann was the teacher in the court of King Mongkut (or King Rama IV) of Siam,for his children. The story was famous by the film "The King & I". Father of Louis Thomas Gunnis Leonowens.
GF Gottlieb(2-1-1803 to 13-6-1858), who may be related to Felix Henry Gottlieb, after whom Gottlieb Road was named. (updated on 3-7-2009, GF Gottlieb was a Penang Harbour Master, George Felix Gottlieb,may be son of Felix Henry Gottlieb).
George Leith(died on 1-1-1834), not Sir George Leith, the -->the Lieutenant Governor (1800-1803) , who died in 1842. He is the conductor of Ordinance in the H.C.Service.
Adolf Karz (12-2-1861 to 15-6-1886 ), a German who was the member of Karz Brothers, which operated an import business in the 19th century. The Karz Street( -->六条路)was named after him or his firm.
We found some Chinese tombstones in the Catholic Cemetery; these must be some of the pioneer Chinese Catholic in
Penang..They may be the former armies from Taiping Rebellion during the Qing Dynasty in China. It was reported over 30 graves (some reported 12)which dated from 1860s to 1880s were there. But when I visited , the tombstones is less than 10. There is one tomb stone, where the Chinese wording was not clear. The name was not clear. But it indicated that the person was a yongding hakka of Western Fujian province((福建闽西龙岩市永定县客家). He was born in Emperor Dàoguāng(道光) who reign between 1821-1850 on 癸己year which was 1833; he died in the reign of Emperor Guāngxù(1875-1908)(光緒) 14th year , which was 1888 when he was 55 years old. There were many hakka people in Balik Pulau who are Catholic, reported to be from Taiping Rebellion era(1850-1864). It was reported that in 1828, there were first 60 Chinese become Catholic. In 1836, there were 200 Chinese Catholic. These pioneer Catholic are not from Taiping Rebellion era. The Taiping Rebellion(太平天囯)begin in 1850 and end in 1864, when the deceased was 31 years old. Most of Taiping Heavenly armies were Hakka. This provided clue that the deceased may be from the period. He may also be the children from the early Catholic of 1828-1836 period.
So from 1850 to 1864 until end of Taiping Rebellion, Chinese Catholic in
Penang was in increasing trend, especially in Balik Pulau?. It will be of historical benefit if we know the growth rate, and also more on the Chinese Catholic in Balik Pulau, are they connected to Taiping Rebellion?.