Author talk:Thomas Caverhill Jerdon

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  • Excerpt from Wikipedia:-
His obituary in The Ibis 1872 (p. 342) and all other works spell his name as Thomas Caverhill Jerdon. This spelling is also found in Hume's Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds Volume 1 (1889); M. A. Smith's The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia Volume 1. as well as the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entry by Christine Brandon-Jones. However Dickinson, E.C. & S.M.S. Gregory (2006) have suggested that Claverhill may be the correct spelling as indicated in the India Office Record, possibly a transcription error and further evidence to the contrary may be seen from Scottish records of the time such as "Reports of Cases Decided in the House of Lords, Upon Appeal from Scotland, from 1726 to [1822]. T. & T. Clark, 1853. page 683" PDF as well as the London Gazette- 13 August 1872 PDF.
  • Excerpt from birth and baptism record:-

Name: Thomas Caverhill Jerdon
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 12 Oct 1811
Birth Place: Jedburgh, Roxburgh, Scotland
Baptism Place: Jedburgh, Roxburgh, Scotland
Father: Archibald Jerdon
Mother: Elisabeth C. Millner Or Millar
FHL Film Number: 1067944
Reference ID: 2:18C6RNM

Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013