Pascoe Pearson in 1997, who lived at Blo Norton and had met Prince Frederick

Pascoe Pearson in 1997, who lived at Blo Norton and had met Prince Frederick

About us


Duleepsingh.com was founded in 2003 by historian and author Peter Bance to enhance the awareness and story of Maharajah Duleep Singh and his family.

Over the years we have amassed a vast archival collection including artefacts and memorabilia relating to this family, some of which we have now made available online and over the years we have been involved with numerous loans to world renowned museums and galleries including The Victoria & Albert Museum, The British Museum, The Bard Institute New York, SOAS, and have a long association with Ancient House Museum in Thetford.

OUR RESEARCH


We at Duleepsingh.com have been researching the Duleep Singh story for over 20 years and only with your help we can continue to do so with new information and fresh leads.

Over the years we have been contacted by hundreds of people from all walks of life and from every continent with interesting stories and anecdotes which they have kindly shared with us. Some with stories passed down from the parents, others who have had firsthand experience of knowing the family, to those who simply found a reference to the family in a little-known publication.

Where possible, we have also gone to lengths to audio record or video many of the persons we interviewed over the years who were linked to the family, so their stories will be remembered and archived for the future

A Pair of prince Frederick’s shoe brushes gifted by Mrs Barrett of Norwich

A Pair of prince Frederick’s shoe brushes gifted by Mrs Barrett of Norwich

Mrs Shirley Phimister in 2003, who was evacuated to the house of Princess Sophia during WW2

Mrs Shirley Phimister in 2003, who was evacuated to the house of Princess Sophia during WW2

Doris & Oscar Kettle in 2011, ex- residents of Blo Norton who recalled the Princesses

Doris & Oscar Kettle in 2011, ex- residents of Blo Norton who recalled the Princesses

HOW YOU CAN HELP…


If you have a story from your family or friends relating the Duleep Singhs, no matter how small, we would love to hear from you!

We always give a personal reply to everyone no matter how big or small the information is. Every little helps, and you can contact us via our dedicated ‘Contact us’ page via email, telephone, Whatsapp or by using the contact form.

We are also keen to hear from anyone with any artefacts or memorabilia relating to the family, whether it is simply a photograph, a keepsake or a newspaper cutting, please do let us know…

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU…


We are also keen to help you with your family research and history if you feel there is a connection with the ‘Duleep Singhs’ as we hold a database of all the people that have contacted us since 1997 who were connected with the family, ie. Friends, associates and those in the service of the Maharajah’s family.

Sidney Hammond in 1998, whose claimed to be a descendant of the Maharajah

Sidney Hammond in 1998, whose claimed to be a descendant of the Maharajah