Okay listers, let's try a question and see if anyone has a suggestion!?
I have a number of relatives known to have been born in Ceylon, probably
Columbo during the early to mid 1850s. Does anyone know of a source that is
accessible from NZ that might tell me if these births were registered in
Ceylon, or even if registration of births was practiced there?
HEALE Alfred Lawson
HEALE Stanley Frederick
HEALE Elizabeth Goodwin
HEALE Harriet M
All the above are accounted for in the English census of 1881. Nothing is
known about the parents though, Arthur Wellington HEALE and wife probably
Harriet nee HELMORE. Arthur was known to be a tea or coffee planter at the
time of the children's births but nothing further is known of his fate and
neither of them seem to be back in England in 1881. Are there shipping
lists to and from England that might provide a clue?
Any suggestions appreciated.
Evelyn Heale (nee Gilby)
HANSBROW HEALE HELMORE
HINDMARSH HUME EDMEADES