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  • ID: I020171
  • Name: John Mendenhall II
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1560 in Little Bedwin, England
  • Death: JUN 1641 in Ajmer, India
  • Note: John was a self styled ambassador to India, appointed by the East India Co mpany in 1599; he claimed to be the representative of Queen Elizabe th I. In addition to his child born in England, he had two illegitimate c hildren by a Persian woman. A son and daughter were still living with the ir mother in Persia at the time of John's death. John left London 12 F eb 1599 in the "Hector" with Richard Parsons as it's master. On 27 Apr il 1599 they arrived at Zante where John hired a "saettia" and went to Izm ir, Turkey and on to Constantinople, arriving 29 Oct 1599. He stayed in C onstantinople for six months, resuming his journey and arrived in Alep po 24 May 1600. He left Aleppo and arrived at Bir at the edge of the Euph rates River with about 600 people. According to the East India Company re cords, John made a second trip to India in early 1614. It was on this tr ip that he fell ill and died, He was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in A jmer, India.

    Father: John Mendenhall b: 1536 in Wiltshire, England

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth
      1. Has Children Thomas Mendenhall b: 1580 in Mildenhall, England
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