John Horrocks Whitehead, a partner in the trading firm of Shaw,Whitehead & Co.
John Horrocks Whitehead died at Singapore in 1846 aged 36 years. the same age as his uncle the cotton tycoon had reached at the time of his death. He is mentioned in the Singapore newspaper regarding his involvement with the church, St Andrews I believe, just near the Raffles hotel, and I believe he is buried in the churchyard.
John Horrocks Whitehead is buried in the old cemetery at Fort Canning in Singapore. A tombstone was reportedly erected for him by his good friend and business partner, the wealthy philanthropist Tan Tock Seng (1798-1850) upon which he inscribed "as a token of affection on the part of a Chinese friend, Tan Tock Seng."
I searched old cemetry at Fort Canning but I was 40 years too late...
A cluster of about 10 tombs was preserved in one corner, including a Russsian: Wladimir Astafiew
and John Lee Khia Soon
But most of the stuff was very dilapidated and removed in the 1970's:
Some of the tombstones have been embedded in the perimeter all, but I could not find that of John Horrock Whitehead
Was very pleased to meet Vivian my second cousin twice removed:
Her mother Effie was daughter of Dr Robert Lim
Robert was brother to Walter my father's father.
Altogether Dr Lim Boon Keng had 4 sons: Robert Walter Francis John
On previous trip Raymond had shown me tombs of the grandparents and parents of Lim Boon Keng (my great grand father) . I had asked Raymond to mark it on the map. E2 make the spot, just before the dog-leg bend of that survey road.
I met two undergraduates, Yani and Martina from East Asian studies NUS, and showed them TBC gravesite (which I had managed to find 30 minutes earlier after a little searching).
Yani, Me & Martina
Then I boldly offered to show them the Lim Boon Keng cluster. The map was accurate enough but I headed uphill too early. After searching uphill I finally found it.
Upon exiting and counting, here is my guide to finding the cluster;
Walk along that road till on the left, near the dogleg bend you find AA65 of Ah Kim 亞￼金
go uphill counting 10 tombs (Ah Kim is #1)
This is the #10:
To the right we find tomb of Lim Boon Keng's mother
Lim Boon Keng grandfather Lim Mah Peng died in 1879.
Lim Boon Keng's father has 4 sons and 4 daughters. One son and one daughter was given to someone else(出嗣）. This son's name is Mu Qing (木庆）(木慶) and the daughter 's name is You Ru (幼汝). The name of these 2 children are also reflected on Lim Boon Keng's mother's grave, but they are not indicated as 出嗣.