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Subject: SRILANKA Digest, Vol 4, Issue 30
Yes, I did mean pre-1830. Thank you very much: unfortunately this is all
information that J. Penry Lewis published in his Tombstones book in 1913,
which I have. I suppose the copyright has expired! I didn't know that the
children's memorial had been moved from the Pettah burial ground to outside
the Dutch Reformed Church, Wolvendaal though, I wonder why.
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 09:30:44 +0200
From: "Georgina Watkins" <gewatkins(a)web.de>
Subject: Re: [SRILANKA] SRILANKA Digest, Vol 4, Issue 21 Graveyards in
Colombo - Look Ups
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I would be v grateful for anything on:
but only up to about 1830! Many thanks
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 1877.
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