Larry and Coreen,
I just spotted your information about records at Kew, London! I haven't been to Kew
for a while, but have a few things to look at there so I was planning to have a trip there
in the near future anyway!
My great-great grandfather - Richard FORD - was an armourer-sergeant in the Royal Irish
Regiment! The regiment was in Ceylon from April 1837 to May 1840. I should like to look at
the newspapers for that period to see if the regiment has a mention!
---- Paul and Valerie <pandvarich(a)tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
Wow, you 2 sure get around, UK and Ceylon. I'd love to visit
time, but although Aus. sounds wonderful, think the flight a bit beyond me.
I will certainly go to Kew again in a few weeks time and look up the
references you have given me. Don't know why I couldn't find anything when
I looked, but it was about 1982 and my genealogy knowledge was much less
then although I do still need an Australian to point me in the right
direction. Thanks!! As you will see from the mailing list, I got another
great email this evening about John C. The first page in a book called "A
History of the Ceylon Police, Vol. 1. I will try to get hold of a copy of
----- Original Message -----
From: "Coreen & Larry Andresen" <larryadsl(a)qld.chariot.net.au>
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 1:33 PM
Subject: Re: [SRILANKA] Ceylon Police 1850 Newspapers
> Folks, yes looked at Ceylon papers in the National Archives in Colombo
> and Kew earlier this year.
> The Kew ones are excellent and can be found under CO 59/1 to 25. The
> range is 1832 to 1856.
> The titles are in chronological order Colombo Journal, Ceylon Times,
> Examiner and Colombo Observer.
> There are many many more at Newspaper House which we have not explored
> yet as we were looking for 1803 marriage and 1847 death, which were
> found in The Hague and India publications!!
> The other publication for your research is the Ceylon Government Gazette
> which has a run from 1813 to 1946 at Kew and earlier ones in Colombo,
> and in scattered repositories around England. A lot of these are uncut
> and a problem to read, but again are fascinating with land sales
> appointments etc, and as Head of Police your man will be mentioned for
> Allens Indian Mail has a small number in google books, but there should
> be a full run in the British Library at the India Office and/or the
> Newspaper Library.
> All these need to be searched by yourself as none are on line. The NA at
> Kew is now shut every Monday but there is a late session once a week and
> they are open on Saturdays. Check their websites for opening times to
> NA, BL, and Newspaper House and to look at catalogues so you can order
> before you go and that gives you more time to research.
> Cheers, and Happy hunting. Larry&Coreen in Australia.
> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
> SRILANKA-request(a)rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the
> quotes in the subject and the body of the message
To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to SRILANKA-request(a)rootsweb.com with
the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the