James Medley Reade was, I am told by older relatives born in Bucks, England, UK. He was my great great Grandfather and moved to Shillong, India. I do not as yet know exactly when he was born, but his Grandson, my Grandfather, LOVEL LEWIS READE was born in 1890 (Lovel's mother was ELIZABETH READE - in the Khasi tribe culture, the children are named after the mother, not the father). So that gives some idea of time scale. Conflicting reports on his job site him being a surveyer for the government and also some sort of post office worker. Which is true I do not know as yet!