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I am Gail From Australia searching for my husbands ancestors
A Francis Christian Fernando Born 3 Dec 1878 in Colombo
His Parents : Augustino Peter Fernando
Born 9th may 1847 Kotahuma
mother: Maria Francis Janez Married May 26 1873
Would like to know if Francis had any brothers and sisters I believe there was a brother but information is very sketchy..
I believe they were not originally from Ceylon So am anxious to find out more.
Out of interest how do you now that there are only 6 or 8 people on the
list? What about people like me who have been "lurking" for several
Message text written by "Gay Fielding"
> Last count/roll call there were only about 6 or 8 people on the
none from Sri Lanka..<
Greetings from the UK !
I have been searching for information about my grandfather: Collin Dunbar
WILMOT and my ggf: Edward Pennystone WILMOT for about 15 years.
In particular I would really like to obtain Collin Dunbar WILMOT's birth
I have tried and pre-paid for an application to the Registrar General
(Colombo 7) via a personal visit to the Sri Lankan High Commission in
London but, alas to no avail :-(
[In a last ditch attempt, I have emailed the National Archive with an
enquiry again today]
Name: Collin Dunbar WILMOT
Date of Birth: 1st March 1882
Place of Birth: Kandy or Colombo
Father: Edward Pennystone WILMOT (believed born in UK?) A tea plantation
manager * believed to be E.P. WILMOT
Mother: ??? (believed born in Ceylon)
The above information was obtained from his merchant seaman's papers.
* One source that was very helpful were the Planters' Association of Ceylon
and they very kindly searched and found entries in a number of Ceylon and
Ferguson entries for:
1885/1886 and 1893 - Planter, Derby Estate, Gampola
1887/1888, 1890 - 1892 - Forwarding Agent, Kandy
In 880 he was Superintendent of the Ceylon Company Ltd, Nawalapitiya, the
head office of which was at St Clements House, Clements Lane, London EC.
The real tragedy I discovered during this information gathering was the
dispersal of the old Ceylon Association (London) Library believed to have
taken place in the 70s/80s - I wonder what happened to all the records?
Has any one seen either of these names? Any ideas on further sources?
Am still desperately looking for the family of David and Mary Ann MANZIE nee ATWELL.
They married in Ceylon in 1844 and according to his sons marriage certificate he was a coffee planter. The following children were born in Kandy, Ceylon.
Charles Samuel -
the other children were born in Melbourne, Victoria.
I am desperate to hear from others researching this name. Am happy to share what I have about their descendants
Sometime before Christmas I opened an e-m from you (Gay) with an attachment and succumbed to the dreaded" virus", so I never discovered what was in it. was there some exciting news therein?
Researching Capt Camillo di Montebello Drew and large family.
Greetings to all on this list,
I live in Australia and have just joined. I am hoping that someone may be
able to give me some help please.
My parents were in Sri Lanka in 1924/25.
My father worked on a plantation in KELANI VALLEY.
I would like to know where this is located in Sri Lanka, particularly in
relation to Kandy and Colombo, and whether it would have been a rubber or a
tea plantation in this area. I have not been able to find it on any maps I
have looked at.
I believe the manager or perhaps owner was a Harry SCHOFIELD.
My parents were friendly with a family by the name of MORRISON who had two
daughters, Muriel and Beryl (very young children in 1924/5). I have a photo
of them taken at a place called Manaar which I believe is a bay between
India and Sri Lanka.
My eldest brother was born at, I believe, Mt Lavinia, in January 1925.
Would his birth have been registered anywhere in Ceylon, or as the parents
were both English, would the birth have been registered at the GRO/PRO in
London? If the birth would have been registered in Sri Lanka, where would I
enquire for a birth certificate or copy of registration?
Many thanks in anticipation of any replies I may receive.
Karen Smith, Melbourne, Australia