Would be grateful for any information on my great aunt Charlotte Emma STEPHENSON who at the age of 31 travelled to Colombo on the Lancashire (Biddy Line Steamships) which left Liverpool on 3rd December 1920. I understand she was a children's nurse travelling with the Armstrong family (D Armstrong age 29 female, P Armstrong age 5 female and H Armstrong age 4 months male) and a governess H Armitage female age 38.
Being unfamiliar with Sri Lankan records I wondered if it was possible to find out where they settled when they arrived in the country and whether they had to complete any immigration forms on arrival.
I know my great aunt came back to the UK, I think just prior to leaving for Australia in 1927, but I would like to find out more about her life in Ceylon as it was then. Any assistance anyone is able to offer would be very much appreciated.
Thank you. Linda
I have received ionformation that Richard Cotter born England 1830 ( Son of Richard Cotter, Purser R.N.) emigrated to South Australia and worked in the Gold Mines about 1850. He later married a girl from Scotland and they moved to a tea plantation in Ceylon (now of course called Sri Lanka. I hve no definite dates but suggest it would be between 1855 and 1865.
Can anyone tell me how to obtain information for that period in Sri Lanka ?