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I am still looking for the deaths of Arthur Mansell Carre and Ellen nee
Ellen is difficult as family stories abound. The youngest child was born in
1876. He was in Bedford, England in 1881 census age 4. The other children
all returned to England as well but are not picked up until they are older.
Some say Ellen went mad. I am not surprised considering one child dies and 5
went to UK! I think this may have been when her troubles began and probably
died before 1900.
Arthur was in the Kandy area to begin with and managed many plantations over
the years. I have the records. In 1904 he retired at Suduganga, Maskeliya.
In 1909 he is Rosawatte, Kandy.
Ellen's father was Robert Bogle Browne. I am pretty sure the parents went
there as well. They vanished out of UK after 1851.
I went there last year in September for a week and found the christenings of
4 of the children and marriage of her sister Amy and a cousin. I was told
the the person who did this was busy and unable to do it before I left. I
left money,more than I was asked for, self addressed envelope and details of
the entries to be copied. The elderly gentleman who looks after the records
came and asked me for money to attend a special seminar, gave that. Also
made a donation to the Church on my first visit.
On my return I sent Christmas Cards to the gentleman and the Minister in
charge. No certificates arrived so I then sent International stamps. I got
a christmas card but nothing else. This was St Pauls C of E in Kandy! The
minister as well as the church warden.
At the church in Pussellawa exactly the same thing happened. The lady there
spoke perfect English and has a daughter in Sydney.
My camera broke while I was there or I would have taken pics. I could kick
The people there are having a really tough time and I tried to be as
generous to them as I could. I have given up now after 2 letters to them.
Due to change of my work place, hence e-mail address, I would be appreciated if you could change my e-mail communication to:
----- Original Message -----
From: Rae&Mike Atkins <ramkins(a)clear.net.nz>
Date: Friday, August 4, 2006 7:23 am
Subject: [SRILANKA] NZ death
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Rae
> Subject: Fw: NZ death
> Found in the Otago Daily Times, NZ. Deaths.
> 22 March 1875
> On the 18th December 1874 at Inver Cottage, Strathray, Perthshire,
> Barbara Campbell Gibson, wife of John Whyte. late of Norwood
> Estate, Ceylon, second daughter of the late Charles Gibson.
> merchant of Pitlochry.
> Friends will kindly accept this intimatiom.
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----- Original Message -----
Subject: Fw: NZ death
Found in the Otago Daily Times, NZ. Deaths.
22 March 1875
On the 18th December 1874 at Inver Cottage, Strathray, Perthshire, Barbara Campbell Gibson, wife of John Whyte. late of Norwood Estate, Ceylon, second daughter of the late Charles Gibson. merchant of Pitlochry.
Friends will kindly accept this intimatiom.