On 30/08/2015 5:43 AM, Jon via wrote:
Arthur Edward and mary Elinor MILL's deaths have been found in the UK.
I would still love to know if there were any births of children to them
after their marriage in 1917.
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Roysten Estate was owned by F A E Price and A E Mills as shown in the
1927 Times of Ceylon Green Book. It was in the Badulla district and 8
and half miles from Badulla railway station. Price lived at Elkaduwa
and Mills at Ellawatte. It was a rubber plantation of 260 acres and
110 acres were in cultivation.
A E Mills was Manager and Secretary for the Estate.
The 1968 Fergusons Directory
shows a Mrs A Mills residing at Beauvais
Estate, Idulgashinna. The 1927 book shows the Beauvais Estate to be in
the Haputale Planting district and owned by A Scovell. It was a Tea
Estate of 527 acres and had 485 acres of tea and 15 acres of timber, 3
acres of paddy fields and 19 acres not cultivated.
There are a large run of Fergusons Directory for perusal on the History
of Ceylon Tea website. Unfortunately you cannot search but have to read
through page by page, some are over 1400 pages long. You may be able to
see who owned Roysten and when it was established. It does not appear in
my 1885/6 directory.
If you are in England there are directories, newspapers, Planting
journals and lots of research material in the British Library and the
Ceylon Government gazette at Kew, to browse through too.
The Church of the Latter Day Saints have photographed all the
Registrar-Generals Department BMD records for Ceylon+ Sri Lanka up to
the 1980s, with some to 1990, and you can search then at a local Latter
Day Saints Family history library after ordering from the USA, there is
a small cost attached. Be aware that entries may be in Singhalese, Tamil
or English and the poor condition of some is a big shock to researchers.
Ceylon Church records are very scarce on the internet although Kabristan
Archives have a few.
Some local Genealogy and Family history societies in Australia are now
able to order LDS films in for viewing too.