The Usher Family of Scotland James RIVETT H.E.I.C.S.
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Elizabeth EATON
Rev. Charles SIBLEY
Thomas RIVETT M.P.
Anna Maria SIBLEY


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1. Henrietta FISHER

James RIVETT H.E.I.C.S. 2

  • Born: 4 Feb 1759 3 4
  • Christened: 10 Mar 1759, All Saints, Derby, Derbyshire 4
  • Marriage (1): Henrietta FISHER on 4 Feb 1783 in Bombay, India 1
  • Died: 16 Jul 1802, , Surat, Bombay, India aged 43 5
  • Buried: 17 Jul 1802, , Surat, Bombay, India 6

bullet  General Notes:

James was the third and youngest child of Thomas Rivett and Anna Maria Sibley.
For more information on James and his parents see The Rivett Family of Repton and Derby (1538-1909) ppp 70-86, 98-104, 106-108 D C Rivett-Carnac

These people were very likely to have been connected with him in some way.

Rivett, Louis Carnac 1888-
Who Was Who among English and European Authors, 1931-1949. Based on entries which first appeared in "The Author's and Writer's Who's Who and Reference Guide," originally compiled by Edward Martell and L.G. Pine, and in "Who's Who among Living Authors of Older Nations," originally compiled by Alberta Lawrence. Three volumes. Gale Composite Biographical Dictionary Series, Number 2. Detroit: Gale Research, 1978. (WhE&EA)

Rivett, Louis Carnac 1888-1947
Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 3: September, 1952-August, 1955. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1956. (BioIn 3)

Rivett-Carnac, Charles 1901?-
Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 7: September, 1964-August, 1967. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1968. (BioIn 7)

Rivett-Carnac, Charles Edward 1901-
Canadian Who's Who. A biographical dictionary of notable living men and women. Volume 12, 1970-1972. Toronto: Who's Who Canadian Publications, 1972. (CanWW 70)
Contemporary Authors, Permanent Series. A bio-bibliographical guide to current authors and their works. Volume 2. Detroit: Gale Research, 1978. (ConAu P-2)
The Oxford Companion to Canadian History and Literature. By Norah Story. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1967. Reprinted with corrections, 1968. (OxCCan)

Rivett-Carnac, T S 1915-
Who's Who in Public Relations (International). Fourth edition. Edited by Adrian A. Paradis. Meriden, NH: PR Publishing Co., 1972. (WhoPubR 72)


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

name change, 17 Jul 1801. 1 3 He assumed the additional surname Carnac by sign manual on 17 Jul 1801 in compliance with the last will and testament of General John Carnac.

Debrett's states this took place 8 May 1801.

Military Service: memb. Bombay Govt. Cncl. 5

Alt. Death, 17 Jul 1802, , Surat, Bombay, India. 6


James married Henrietta FISHER, daughter of James FISHER and Anne STEDMAN, on 4 Feb 1783 in Bombay, India.1 (Henrietta FISHER was born on 16 Dec 1764 7, christened on 23 Dec 1764 in St. George, Tombland, Norwich,7 died on 23 Dec 1837 in London, England 1 8 9 and was buried in St. Marylebone, London, Middlesex 1.)



1 Rivett-Carnac Register.

2 George Stapylton Barnes, Arthur Stapylton Barnes, "Barnes Family Tree".

3 William Courthorpe Esq., editor, <i>Debrett's Baronetage of England </i> (London: J. G. & F. Rivington, 1839), p. 453.

4 Family Search, "England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, <i></i>(;
Name:James Rivett
Baptism Date:10 Mar 1759
Baptism Place:All Saints,Derby,Derby,England
Father:Thomas Rivett
Mother:Anna Maria
FHL Film Number:422201, 422202;
Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

5 Charles Mosley, editor, <i>Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, Clan Chiefs, Scottish Feudal Barons</i>, 3 vols. (Wilmington, Delaware: Burke's Peerage & Gentry LLC, 2003), vol. III: p. 3353.

6, "India, Select Deaths and Burials, 1719-1948," database on-line, Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., <i></i>( : accessed 25 Aug 2018), 1802, James Rivett;
Name:James Rivett
Death Date:17 Jul 1802
Burial Date:17 Jul 1802
Burial Place:Surat, Bombay, India
FHL Film Number:527690;
Original data: India Deaths and Burials, 1719-1948. Operations, Inc.: FamilySearch, 2013.

7 Various Church of England (Norfolk, England), England, Norfolk Parish Registers, 1538-1900, "Norwich St George Tombland, Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, 1718-1769," p.54, Image 29/72, Fisher, Henrietta; digital images, FamilySearch, <i>FamilySearch</i>( : accessed 3 Nov 2012);
Born: Dec 16th
Henrietta, daughter of James and Anne Fisher
Baptized: Dec 23rd; Image;
Citing Church of England. England, Norfolk parish registers. Norfolk and Norwich Record Office, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

8 Free BMD, Carnac, Henrietta Rivett
Year: 1837
Quarter: Dec
Record Type: Deaths
Contributor: brownowl
District: Marylebone
County: London
Volume: 1
Page: 202


9 England & Wales National Probate Calendar, National Probate Calendar, 1888, p. 49, Rivett-Carnac, Henrietta; digital images, Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, <i></i>( : accessed 1 Jun 2016); Rivett-Carnac Henrietta
Personal Estate not exceeding 100.
3 February. Administration (with the Will as contained in writings A and B with a Codicil) of the Personal Estate of Henrietta Rivett-Carnac late of Baker-street Portman-square in the County of Middlesex Widow who died 23 December 1837 at Baker-streeet left unadministered by Sir James Rivett-Carnac Baronet the Son of the Venerable George Barnes the Executors was granted at the Principal Registry to Alexander Forbes Tweedie of 5 Lincoln's-Inn-fields in the said County Solicitor one of the Executors of the Will of John Rivett-Carnac the Son of the Residuary Legatees. Former Grant Prerogative Court of Canterbury January 1838;
This is a directory of probates for England and Wales. Volumes in this collection cover most years between 1861 and 1941.

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