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I am trying to trace my grandfather Antonio Ella - born Rome 1843 father
Antonio Ella, mother Maria de Louise. Antonio (jnr) arrived Australia
1862 I think, per SS Bombay, embarking at Galle (then Ceylon). However
the ship's passenger manifest shows him as a British citizen. Could he
have taken out British citizenship in Ceylon, and if so, how could I
follow up the matter.
It would be very much appreciated if some kind person could point me in
the right direction - I have been trying for years to trace him and this
seems a last desperate effort.
Here's hoping - Lawrie Griffiths, Melbourne, Australia.
I lived in Sri Lanka for many years. Am now back in U.S.A.
Morutuwa is about ten miles south of Colombo on the beach. Of course
there is no break in the city between Colombo and Morutuwa. Mortuwa is
where nowadays all the embassies are. It is where all the rich live in
Colombo, big stately homes with fine yards, the streets all covered with
enormous flowering trees. I think, but am not sure as I can't remember
right off, Arthur C. Clarke lives there also. I imagine in the early
1900's Morutuwa was the domain of the upper class english.
I'm glad to see activity on this site! I too am looking for
sources for Ceylon in the 1840's.
Rebecca Douglas and William Elliott, and their son, William,
was born there. How do we get birth records? She was the
headmistress of the Columbo Seminary school for girls. Is
the school still there? Are there researchers available in
Sri Lanka? How does one also locate census and military
information there? I hope someone out there
I'm searching for information on the following:
Maurice DELILKAN and Olive Marguerite DULLING
If anyone out there has any information or could lead me to a source of
information I'd greatly appreciate it.
I am seeking information on the following family who were living near
Moratuwa, south of Ceylon in December 1906:
William and Annie CASBOULT(or JONES) and daughters Louise and Daisy
This information comes from a letter to a nephew which was included
inside one to the parents, so no surname was recorded. The tone of the
letter suggests William may have been in the church.
Is there any way of tracking foreign residents of Sri Lanka for this
Help would be greatly appreciated.
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