The first Borissow - Christian Ignatius
The first Borissow I have on my tree if Christian Ignatius Borissow, born in Russia in 1785. Her traveled to England sometime between then and the birth of his first child, in 1820. He married a Welsh lady, Sarah Rees and they had ten children. Christian Ignatius was an accountant according to the occupation listed on his first child's birth certificate. By 1824 however his occupation was listed as a teacher of foreign languages.
He also wrote several books:
Commerce of St Petersburg, with a brief description of the trade of the Russian Empire, to which is added an appendix, containing an account of the usual charges on imports and exports, custom house duties, fares etc, exemplified by invoices on account sales.
Commercial Phraseology (English/French)
He died in Bradford in 1867 from Uranea (Chronic Inflammation of the Bladder), and was buried in the Undercliff Cemetery there. As was his wife who died in 1862.
Christian Ignatius's Children
Christiana Amelia (born 1820 Huddersfield)
Of these children I currently only know about the descendants of Albert Mathew, Cornelius, Augustus and Louis. Louis being my great, great, great grandfather.
Rev Louis Borissow
Louis, son of Christian Ignatius, married Harriet Dixon in
Doncaster, in 1868. Together they had ten children. Louis entered
St Catherine's College in 1862. He was the Chaplin and Precentor of
Trinity College, 1870 - 1901. Ordain priest Rochester 1867, Curate
Wheathamstead 1866-68, of Buckingham 1868-71, of St Andrews Cambridge
1872-75, Rector of East Gilling, North Yorkshire 1901-17. He died in
1917 in East Gilling.
Ernest (born 1868 Buckinghamshire)
Of these children only three have descendants, Francis Augustine, Ronald William and Theodore. Theo being my great, great grandfather.
Theo, son of Rev Louis Borissow, traveled to India sometime between 1880 and 1900. In India he worked as a tea planter in Assam. While there he meet a Bengali woman, I do not know here name or whether they married. They must of stayed together for at least four years though. They had three children Minnie, Winnie and Topsy. There mother died in 1912 and Theo put the three children into a home in Kalimpong. Theo returned to England in the 1920's leaving the girls in India. He died at The Limes, Penton Road, Staines in 1929, age 53 years.
To find out about Theo's children and how I found him and the other Borissow's visit Finding the Borissow's.