Greetings from the UK !
I have been searching for information about my grandfather: Collin Dunbar
WILMOT and my ggf: Edward Pennystone WILMOT for about 15 years.
In particular I would really like to obtain Collin Dunbar WILMOT's birth
I have tried and pre-paid for an application to the Registrar General
(Colombo 7) via a personal visit to the Sri Lankan High Commission in
London but, alas to no avail :-(
[In a last ditch attempt, I have emailed the National Archive with an
enquiry again today]
Name: Collin Dunbar WILMOT
Date of Birth: 1st March 1882
Place of Birth: Kandy or Colombo
Father: Edward Pennystone WILMOT (believed born in UK?) A tea plantation
manager * believed to be E.P. WILMOT
Mother: ??? (believed born in Ceylon)
The above information was obtained from his merchant seaman's papers.
* One source that was very helpful were the Planters' Association of Ceylon
and they very kindly searched and found entries in a number of Ceylon and
Ferguson entries for:
1885/1886 and 1893 - Planter, Derby Estate, Gampola
1887/1888, 1890 - 1892 - Forwarding Agent, Kandy
In 880 he was Superintendent of the Ceylon Company Ltd, Nawalapitiya, the
head office of which was at St Clements House, Clements Lane, London EC.
The real tragedy I discovered during this information gathering was the
dispersal of the old Ceylon Association (London) Library believed to have
taken place in the 70s/80s - I wonder what happened to all the records?
Has any one seen either of these names? Any ideas on further sources?