Hello from Australia
Folk on this list were very helpful when I enquired a few days ago about
my Heale/Helmore family in Ceylon. I'm hoping that someone can help again.
I have been looking at my LDS library catalogue and can see a number of
films available covering births in Colombo, the period of interest to me
being 1847-1855. I can quite easily order films locally. However, my
problem is that the films cover specific districts of Colombo. Is there
any way that I can work out which district I would need? The only place
references that I have are in a London Times birth notice for the first
child in 1847 stating 'Bagatelle, Colombo' and the burial place of
Harriet Heale as Galle Face.
Any suggestions gratefully received.
Val (Qld., Aus)
PS I have just found that the marriage cert for Harriet Helmore and
Arthur Wellington Heale in Madras is available at the British Library
for a cost of £18.
Val, do you know what denomination they were when married, or the Church
name and town in India?
We have a list of the churches in Colombo at the time of the births,
and it will narrow the search parameters to know their religion.
We have also found a couple more birth dates of the Heale children, no
names but only whether son or daughter and as you have the UK Census
info you will be able to figure it out.
There are also a couple of references to his occupation in The Ceylon
Calendars, and also numerous references in Legal papers, which we will
post all together to you tomorrow. Cheers, Coreen and Larry Andresen.