Descendants of former East India Company employee reunite in Singapore

A reunion of Mr John Hogan's descendants at a gathering in Jalan Binchang in Bishan last Saturday. Mr Hogan, who worked for the East India Company, arrived in Singapore in 1819 with Sir Stamford Raffles. He later moved to Penang but some of his offsp
A reunion of Mr John Hogan's descendants at a gathering in Jalan Binchang in Bishan last Saturday. Mr Hogan, who worked for the East India Company, arrived in Singapore in 1819 with Sir Stamford Raffles. He later moved to Penang but some of his offspring grew roots in Singapore.PHOTO: COURTESY OF SARA PEREIRA

Among the people who arrived in Singapore with Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819 was a man named John Hogan, who worked for the East India Company. Although he moved to Penang in 1825, some of his offspring grew roots in Singapore.

Last Saturday, 60 of his descendants gathered in Jalan Binchang in Bishan.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2019, with the headline 'Descendants of former East India Company employee reunite in Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe