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Does anyone have any Information of my family.I have previously posted.the names of several of the brothers and sisters...I am trying to track at least my gggrandfather JohnCampbell who went to Ceylon at age abt 54 in approx. 1862 with his his wife Mary Campbell ,and several children, the youngest being 3 years of age (my ggrandfather Norman Angus Campbell)
John Campbell was a pensioned ex member of the military unit The Rifle Brigade and it appears he had skills as a joiner
...One of the girls either Jane Campbell or Christina Campbell married an american and went to New York, the other girl married a man from portugal, I believe their marriages and my gggrandfather's/mothers deaths must have occurred in Colombo...Would there be any church records of these...Can anyone please help me or give me an address to which I could write for the information..(I checked the LDS CD tonight but to date I have not been abe to locate anything I dont know if they have any microfilm of such records )..Archibald Campbell was a master at the Royal College of Colombo for 23 years to 1899 and then took a pension and went on to take charge of the Roman Catholic College.until his death on 7 May 1909.leaving a wife and 8 children (relatives which I didnt know existed...)....He was a very popular man in Colombo and a very staunch Church worker for the Catholic church. Would the Catholic Church in Ceylon have any records of anyone of this family.or my other relatives..!
Norman Angus Campbell was a policeman in the Colombo civilian police force...(apparently British .were employed as supervisors of the local police). and came to Australia in 1882 and settled in Bundaberg
Does anyone know anything about these ancestors and relatives of mine.....I would be extremely grateful for any information or offer of look ups..
I am new at this genealogy and need some help and guidance from you professionals.My grandmother was English and was born in Sri Lanka.
Her 1955 obituary in the village newspaper (Curdridge/Botley near Southampton, Hampshire) read as follows:
' Mrs. Jessie Annie Lawes, whose association with the village began over half a century ago, died on her birthday (Oct 15th) at the home of her daughter "The Glen, Wembley, Middlesex" . she was 79 (in 1955 ?).
The youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. .J. Kerr, she was born at Point de Gaulle, Ceylon in 1875 or 1876 and was married at St. Luke's Church, Southampton on Nov 30th, 1891, to the late John Lawes.'
The story in the family is that J Kerr was a pearl diver.
My questions are:
1.. How can I get a birth certificate from Sri lanka? there must be a central registry in Colombo.
2.. Where is Pointe de Gaulle? It does not show up on any map that I have seen.
3.. My kids and I are trying to figure out why someone would go to Pointe de Gaulle to pearl dive. Any opinions would be appreciated.
I have recently subscribed to this list as I have ancestors who settled
in Ceylon in the early 19th century. My interests lie in the families
and associates of John Armitage born England who settled in Colombo,
Ceylon after a period in Brazil, in the 1830's. There he married Fanny
Henriette Jumeaux and formed the family company, Armitage Bros.
merchants and traders. He built a large home in Colombo called Moderah
House for his family, but due to illness had to retire back to England
in 1855 where he died shortly afterwards aged 48 years. His sons
continued in business in Ceylon for some time - namely:- John Scott
Armitage, Henry Turnour Armitage, Benjamin Louis Armitage, George
Armitage, James Armitage and Charles Cyrus Armitage.
Would like to hear from anyone willing to share information or history
of our family and their lives in Ceylon. The favour will certainly be
returned where possible.
Robyn Clarke (nee Armitage)
I suggest you try either Fergusons Directory or Thackers Directory - I know
these can be found at the Society of Genealogy in the UK (not sure where),
or from the British Museum in London. Once you have found your g-uncle's
name listed, it will possibly give you the name of the tea plantation and
not sure where you would go from there.
Good luck with the search.
----- Original Message -----
From: Barry Reilly <breilly(a)mb.sympatico.ca>
Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2000 2:03 PM
Subject: William Taylor c. 1880-1900
> 'William Taylor, a g-uncle of my wife, was born in Scotland 1840 and,
> according to family stories, had a tea plantation in Ceylon. I estimate
> that he might have been there in the period 1870-1900. What route might
> I persue to find info about this person's history in Ceylon. Are there
> census records?
'William Taylor, a g-uncle of my wife, was born in Scotland 1840 and,
according to family stories, had a tea plantation in Ceylon. I estimate
that he might have been there in the period 1870-1900. What route might
I persue to find info about this person's history in Ceylon. Are there
Re: SRILANKA-D Digest V00 #7
Mon, 28 Feb 2000 00:06:47 -0800
What is the number of this film. I can go to a FMHC easily and I will
it. I am in Canada and we get them much faster. It will still be a 2-3
At 10:54 PM 2/28/00 +1300, you wrote:
Hullo Bonnie........the film for the above is as follows...the scource
of which I obtained from the .....
IGI on line....
from the Family History Catalogue
Title Inventory of birth, marriages and death records for
Ceylon. Registrar-General's Department (Main Author)
Kalutara, Kandy, Matale, Nuwara Eliya, Jaffna, Mannar,
Vauniya, Mullatiu, Galle, Hambantota, Batticaloa, and
Trincomale districts: birth, marriage and death registration
VAULT INTL Film
Chillaw, Puttalum, Anuradhapura, Badulla, Ratnapura,
and Kegalla districts: birth, marriage and death
registration divisions, 1867-1897
VAULT INTL Film
I trust this is of help
Good wishes...Prinia, Motueka, New Zealand
Samuel C Wait Jr wrote:
> George Wait was a coffee planter on the Peacock Estates in the Pussellawa
> district. Beyond that I don't have much information......snipped
Hullo Sam....it is nice of you to contact me....sounds like Kyle has
given you quite a nice bit of results.
> George Wait was a coffee planter on the Peacock Estates in the Pussellawa district. Beyond that I don't have much information.>
Sri Lanka has some wonderful names for their districts.
I wonder if someone on the Sri Lanka list would have knowledge on the
If you are needing any civil registration records re the WAIT family in
Pussellawa district, a visit to the ...
IGI on line....
The Family History Libraray catalogue section.
If you have a problem and would like nay help in locating them,...do let
Good Wishes..Prinia, Motueka, New Zealand
Thank you for the information and yes that does appear to be Hilton
Edmund Poulier, rather than Boulier. It fits in with the info that I
have. Unfortunately I don't have any information on the de Kretser and
Cockburn families. Maybe someone on the List can help - one of the
list members I've been in touch with was talking about a lady named De
Kretser, here in Melbourne Australia. Let me know if I can be of any
From: Ted & Lucy <lucybaker(a)connectfree.co.uk>
To: SRILANKA-L(a)rootsweb.com <SRILANKA-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Thursday, 2 March 2000 9:33
Subject: Poulier/Boulier connection
>Lisa Poulier & List
>I read your correspondence 21 Jan ref Poulier genealogy. My
>de Kretser and Cockburn families in Ceylon for many years. I have a
>microfiche bought from Dutch genealogical service which I have
>I note one baptism which may be a connection of yours:
>18 Oct 1911 at Wolvendahl church Hilton Edmond born 16 Sep 1911,
>Henry E. Boulier, mother Mira de Kretser, father's profession
>Stella Road, Bambabapituja
>I am seeking birth cert for great grandfather Montague Dundas
>1849, married Hester Alice de Kretser in 1871.
>Regards Lucy Baker (nee Cockburn)
Lisa Poulier & List
I read your correspondence 21 Jan ref Poulier genealogy. My ancestors were
de Kretser and Cockburn families in Ceylon for many years. I have a few
microfiche bought from Dutch genealogical service which I have transcribed.
I note one baptism which may be a connection of yours:
18 Oct 1911 at Wolvendahl church Hilton Edmond born 16 Sep 1911, father
Henry E. Boulier, mother Mira de Kretser, father's profession Draughtsman,
Stella Road, Bambabapituja
I am seeking birth cert for great grandfather Montague Dundas Cockburn born
1849, married Hester Alice de Kretser in 1871.
Regards Lucy Baker (nee Cockburn)