James Eckford

Father of George Henry Eckford

Wives and children
See also:
Career of James Eckford
James Alexander Haldane and Mary Joass


1786James Eckford born in Dunfermline, Scotland
1804Made ensign in 56th Native Infantry
1806Made lieutenant
1817Married Diana Denton Turner Wroughton in Bengalwife
1818George Henry Eckford born in Bengalson
1819Made Brevet Captain
1819Diana Denton Turner Wroughton died in in Bombaywife
1823Made Captain
1824Married Mary Haldane in Edinburghsecond wife
1831Made Major
1837Made Lieutenant-Colonel
1848Made Colonel
1849Made Companion of the Bath
1854Made Major-General
1857Indian Mutiny (or Indian Rebellion)
1861Made Lieutenant-General
1867James Eckford died in Jersey
James Eckford


See Career of James Eckford for his military record, and comments.

James Eckford served as a midshipman in HMS Greyhound during the Napoleonic Wars. He then switched to the 56th Native Infantry in service of the East India Company. He had an active career, including service in Java and Afghanistan, as well as India, and was awarded three medeals and the Order of the Bath (third class).

Wives and Children

First wife: to Diana Denton Turner Wroughton (1801-1819). They were married in 1817. The marriage lasted two years before she died, aged 18 years old.
Children: George Henry Eckford

Second wife: Mary Haldane (1801-1889)
Children: Emily Eckford, who married Sir Frederick Russell Hogg in 1857.

The odd thing about this was that Mary Haldane was the sister of the wife of George Henry Eckford, James Eckford's son! They were both daughters of James Alexander Haldane and Mary Joass.


Probate of Diana Eckford

This low figure of 57 14s 11d is presumably because Diana ECkford died so young, before her husband.

Probate of James Eckford