Thank you for your enquiry.
I assume you mean before 1830.
Pettah Burial Ground
(From a survey carried out abt 1900)
Andrew O'Shea, son of Lieutenant O'Shea 19th Regt born May 27th 1815 died June 5th
1816. Also Henry, his infant son died March 12th 1817 aged 8 days. The children's
mother was Eliza, daughter of Lieutenant C.W.L.Roberts whose sister married Assistant
Surgeon Scratchley. Lieutenant O'Shea was Deputy Assistant Commissary Hambantota in
May 1915. (*1) He was promoted to Captain transferred to Burma and was killed in the first
Burmese War. His eldest son Andrew Charles Byng was buried at Kandy on June 6th 1816.
Their son Rodney Payne became a Captain in the army. Mrs O'Shea died at Croydon in
Outside the Dutch Reformed Church, Wolvendaal
(moved from the Pettah burial ground)
Sacred to the memory of Andrew, son of Lieutenant O'Shea, HM 19th Regt. He was born
27th May 1815 died on 5th June 1815. (*2) Also to the memory of Henry, son of Lieutenant
O'Shea who died on the 12th March 1817.
*Notes:(1) This date may have been recorded incorrectly?
(2) This conflicts with the date in the first memorial!
I hope this is a surprise and helps your research.
21 Seafield Road
Kent CT10 2DD
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