In Memoriam

“The dinner parties given by the Kiernanders were famous for their profusion of dishes and their brilliance.”  Biren Roy, Calcutta, 1481-1981: Marshes to Metropolis. (1982) The above quote was written in reference to Rev. Johann Zachariah Kiernander (1711-99) and his third wife Ann, whose elaborate “banquets and wine were famous in England” in the latter […]

Kiernander’s Church

A couple of years ago I came across this page from The Gentleman’s Magazine (Feb. 1824) for sale online.  It is a reproduction of an engraving made by G. Hall in 1774,  and is the earliest known illustration of Kiernander’s Church at Calcutta.  An original print from 1774 can be found at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.   Johann Zachariah Kiernander […]