Robert Ebenezer Somasundram

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Robert Ebenezer Somasundram

Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elizabeth Somasundram
Father of James Leonard Somasundram; Robert Somasundram; Lawrence Henry Vincent Somasundram; Grace Paul and <private> Somasundram
Brother of Georgina Margaret Bissessor and unknown elder sister

Occupation: Court Intrepreter -Indian languages
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About Robert Ebenezer Somasundram

Arrived in Durban on 11th April 1890 aboard the Umtata 1 after matriculating at the Wesleyan Mission School in Madras. Started working as a teacher at Point Road School, but switched career to become a court interpreter. Was apparently also involved in Natal cricket.

From family oral history, his father (or an earlier ancestor or relative) was apparently the first Christian priest in India (possibly Methodist), and was rejected by his family after converting to Christianity. There is more information on attempts to trace Robert Somasundram's ancestry, in the project "Somasundram family in India"

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