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Emily Macarthur


Daughter of Henry Stone, Bengal merchant and banker of London, and his wife, Mary; older sister of Sibella Norman. Her father’s family, the Stones, were partners in Martins private banking house at the Grasshopper in Lombard Street, London. Baptised at Fort William, Hastings, Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, as Amelia. Married James Macarthur (ODNB) in 1838.


Correspondence vol. 7, Supplement, letter to Philip Gidley King, 21 February 1854

India, select births and baptisms, 1786–1947 (, accessed 7 September 2022)

ODNB s.v. Macarthur, James, Martin family, Norman, George Warde, and Stone, Andrew

will of Henry Stone, d. 1845 (Prerogative Court of Canterbury will registers: The National Archives: Public Record Office PROB 11/2027/191)


ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.