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Christie and Tolfrey families
I am seeking your help with the possibility of finding when my families left Ceylon for England
I have a Tolfrey Will made 'at Colombo in the Island of Ceylon this 8th day of March 1809 - S Tolfrey' prior to the Tolfrey family leaving Ceylon in 1809. The Will states "being about to embark for England with my dearest wife and my son Frederic. My Will is that if we should all die or be drowned on the voyage...."
The daughter of Samuel and Mary Tolfrey -[?Elizabeth] Mary Isabella Tolfrey had married Dr Thomas Christie in Ceylon in 1804 and Thomas and Mary Isabella with their three sons are reported to have left for England on the same ship.
I look forward to your comments, and any information you might have regarding the Tolfrey's and Christies in Ceylon that I might check against my data.
Thank you in anticipation
Good morning Listers,
I am hoping that SKS can confirm for me that Edward TOLFREY who served in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) for over 20 years, was the son of Samuel TOLFREY who served in Ceylon from 1801, taking up the position of a member of the Board of Revenue, who subsequently became the Civil Auditor- General from 1806 to 1809. Below taken from details regarding Edward TOLFREY'S life and death:-
"...Edward TOLFREY, of His Majesty's Ceylon Civil Establishment, and late Judicial Commissioner in the Kandian Provinces, who after a period of nearly 20 years' service in various parts of this Island died in Kandy on the 9th August, 1821. Aged 37 years." Tolfrey is buried in Kandy's Garrison Cemetery, but no stone there survives..."
I just need to confirm that his parents were in fact Samuel and Mary Tolfrey (nee BARBAUD). Thank you in anticipation.
Belrose - Sydney