The name of the lady in question should be "KIRI MENIKE"
>From: Jill Jelbart <jilljelbart(a)bigpond.com>
>Subject: Re: [SRILANKA] passports
>Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 18:14:31 +1000
>I have recently acquired some old family documents which included letters
>written in Ceylon between family members and a letter from a Mr Atwell, at
>Badulla, Ceylon regarding a Power of Attorney to finalise the estate of
>Jane's brother Martin Davidson. The letter makes mention of an executor of
>the will as being a Mr HT Solomons. Could this be one of the ancestors you
>are looking for? I have included my file summary of the letter below, for
>LETTER DATED 24/6/1876 FROM BADULLA JNO ATWELL TO JANE (DAVIDSON) NUTTALL
> This letter relates to property in Ceylon regarding her brother Martins'
> He speaks of "an old Kandian woman named Kiri mauica(unsure of
>the mother of Mr Davidsons' child that died in Kandy about twelve years
>(the Mr Davidson being Martin Lindsay Davidson).
> He also mentions the following relations:
> Cousin James Davidson who came over to Ceylon from India-. "his cause of
>death was a cold which settled on his lungs"- "buried in St Marks Church
>Yard in this town.
> "your cousin Johns' wife is now living on an Estate in this District with
>her sister & brother in law Mr ?R.E Crofton ( unsure of 1st initial) who is
>a coffee planter up here and in charge of a large estate".
> Martins' land was about half an acre situated in a very secluded part of
>town behind a large Buddhist Temple-half was a paddy field under paddy
>cultivation at present, the remaining half was a garden planted with a few
>coffee, coconut, Jack and Mango trees.
> The land at that time was in the charge of the Kandian woman Kiri who had
>been paying the land taxes. The land had originally had a house on it but
>it was much neglected and the house tumbled down and the materials were all
>stolen or lost.
> He mentions a "Power of Attorney" in Mr I. W. Home's hands who he claims
>had done nothing to protect the property or cause the executors to close
>estate. One of the executors was "one Mr H.T. Solomons who is a very old
> He goes on to mention a parcel or box of jewelry in the District Court
>a long time, belonging to her parents which left in his will and was
>supposed to have been forwarded to her when she came to Colombo some years
>DAVIDSON, SOMERVILLE, McENERY,YOUNG
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Jennifer van der Greft" <greftvander(a)lycos.com>
>Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 1:03 AM
>Subject: [SRILANKA] passports
> > Dear All,
> > can everybody look in his/her passport and see if it states: religion
> > ---
> > Jennifer van der Greft,
> > Researching:
> > SALOMON(s)/SOLOMON(s), Isaac - from Hamburg or Europe arrived Ceylon
>Lanka) abt 1750s.
> > BUULTJENS family name in Cleve/Kleefsland/Gelderland and Ceylon (Sri
>Lanka) after 1746.
> > "NOOTENBOOM" location in Cleefsland abt 1715 where Willem BUULTJENS
>(1715-1791) came from.
> > FISHER, Meir - BIALA (Poland) (1880s-1943)
> > PUTERMAN, Meir - BIALAPODLASKA (Poland) (1880s-1944)
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can everybody look in his/her passport and see if it states: religion and/or race?
Jennifer van der Greft,
SALOMON(s)/SOLOMON(s), Isaac - from Hamburg or Europe arrived Ceylon (Sri Lanka) abt 1750s.
BUULTJENS family name in Cleve/Kleefsland/Gelderland and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) after 1746.
"NOOTENBOOM" location in Cleefsland abt 1715 where Willem BUULTJENS (1715-1791) came from.
FISHER, Meir - BIALA (Poland) (1880s-1943)
PUTERMAN, Meir - BIALAPODLASKA (Poland) (1880s-1944)
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I have been lurking on the list for a while and as I am new to this too
am still trying to gather family names
Name: Pieter Seebregts
Location: Leiden, The Netherlands
Profession: IT Related
Family: Single with sons Conor (1988) Myles (1993)
Race: Dutch Burgher/Netherlander
Religion: Roman Catholic
Birth: October 1956 in Spittel's Nursing home Colombo 7
Hobbies: keeping in touch with family and friends by computer,
Travelling,Writing, Geneaology and family history.
Interested in the names: Claessen, Atwell (my grandmother), Poulier
Looking for Manzie or Atwell families who lived and had children Srilanka
prior to arriving in Melbourne Australia.
Manzies from Scotland and Atwell from Hampshire, England