Dear fellow researchers, Coreen and Larry Andresen trying to light up
the reseach flame again!
Two serendipitious films, with surprises at every turn of the hand
crank, were viewed by us on Tuesday evening.
The films have an eclectic collection of Dutch and English records and
also church correspondence.
To tempt others to collate research off the LDS films for all interested
... here is are some mouth watering examples we found.
Marriages 1802 to 1839
No 2. Pieter Francois Loos and Anna Francina Mulhuisen...21 Feb 1802.
No 3. Johannes Van Dorth and Helena Niedorf..... 20 Feb 1802.
No 30. Jacob Raymond (Geneva) and Henrica Antonia Christoffels..28 Nov 1802
No 62. Andries Van Twest(25) and Margarita Schokraft(19)...16 Nov 1803
No 78. Elias Wilhelmus Staats(30) and Wilhelmina Petronella De
Run(16)...29 June 1804
the last entry is for Herman Christian Scharinguivel and Elizabeth
Petronella Ferdinand....20 Jan 1839
Please be aware that all these filmed entries are hand written and in
Dutch, and not all are numbered,
so our transcriptions are only an educated guess, on hard to read entries.
Some entries have ages and also the name of the widow or widower. There
are also some entries from whence the parties came from.
We have transcribed 120 of these entries, and will continue next Tuesday.
Some searchers will know of the marriage indexes on film 1496387, which
have Register volume and page number; this film is MARRIAGE REGISTER
3C / 2
The second lot of Marriages are 1879 to 1885.
Again we have about 100 entries.so far.
These are an official form called Registration B12 and have 9 columns.
No and Date of Marriage, names and Surnames of Parties, Age, Rank or
Profession, Residence at time of marriage, Place of Marriage, Signatures
of Parties and Signatures of officiating officers and Witnesses.
No 336. George P Schokman, 30, Medical Practitioner, Matara and Eleanor
H Leembruggen, 19, Colombo. Feb 05 1885
No 263. Louis Van Heer, 25 Clerk, Col.and Maria Caroline Melder, 19,
Col. 26 may 1880
No 258. Edmund Gratiaan De Waas, 26, Draughtsman, and Augusta Mathilda
Brohier, 26. 03 May 1880
No 255. Henry Walter De Vos 26, Clerk, and May Emily Ginger. 18. 21 Jan 1880
No 329. Richard Edmund Solomonsz, 26, Clerk, Pettah and Emily Nugara,
20, Borella. Set 08 1884
No 326. Wilfred Lionel A Passe, 26, Manager, Cinnamon Gdns and Rosalina
Henrietta Scharniguival 21, July 24 1884.
No 256. Adrianus Cornelius Ferdinand, 26 Saddler, col. and Ursusulla
Maria Van Dort, 24. 26 Feb 1880
We have also looked at early marriage banns for the 1700s which are
fascinating, but so time consuming to decipher
Happy Hunting, Coreen&Larry..
I have recently found an entry for HENRY ALEXANDER CLAREMONT in the India Office Library in London, specifically in
'The Planting Directory for India and Ceylon 1878" He was recorded in the General Directory of all well known residents in Ceylon and Travancore" section 'Claremont HA Planter in Europe". Unfortunately as he was away at the time no information is given about which plantation he worked in or how long he was employed and by whom.
I do not know if this is the correct place to post this message, but I have already tried Dilmah Communications, who referred me to Ferguson's Directories or failing that to The National Archives in Sri Lanka. I failed to get anywhere with Ferguson's Directories and tried the National Archives but they have not replied to my query.
I would appreciate advice on how I can access more information on his length of stay in Sri Lanka and his business pursuits in the 1870s and 1880s.
I am reading the account of the Kandy campaign and massacre in 1803 online. It is harrowing but fascinating. If anyone has access to JSTOR (I have it through the Open University but it's also available through libraries/institutions), it is called:
The Ceylon Expedition of 1803 by V. M. Methley published in Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 4th Ser., Vol. 1, 1918 (1918), pp. 92-128
Lots of names of members of the 19th, 21st, 51st British regiments are mentioned, as well as those of Malay and other "colonial" troops.
You're still here!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Georgina Watkins" <gewatkins(a)web.de>
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2007 7:03 PM
Subject: [SRILANKA] List from 1810
>I have finally discovered how to search the London Gazette and yesterday
>evening I found a list of people who died intestate in Ceylon. Who knows,
>maybe it will help one of you (I hope it works, you may have to cut and
>paste the address to use it).
>>From the London Gazette issue 16390 published 24 July 1810: list of people
>>dying intestate in Ceylon:
> Things seem v quiet on the list - unless I've dropped off the distribution
> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
> SRILANKA-request(a)rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the
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I have finally discovered how to search the London Gazette and yesterday evening I found a list of people who died intestate in Ceylon. Who knows, maybe it will help one of you (I hope it works, you may have to cut and paste the address to use it).
>From the London Gazette issue 16390 published 24 July 1810: list of people dying intestate in Ceylon:
Things seem v quiet on the list - unless I've dropped off the distribution list.