JS Colepepper came out to Ceylon in 1843 leaving on the "Persia"on the
7th Sept 1843.(Source... Asiatic Journal May- Oct 1843)
He travelled with his wife and one child.
There are numerous references to him in literature and lots of entries
can be found and read online through Google books
Google books was where we found the death of our Captain James Thomas
Anderson last year.
There are other options for her death which could have been at sea, in
India, or in England if they had gone home on furlough.
As to death records in Kandy , there are only LDS films from 1867 to
1931 that we have found..
Colombo records run from the 1860s through to 1966, but are very
numerous and confusing and mostly villagers.
Now to confuse you even more there are 57 microfiche of deaths in
Colombo, in The Hague and Friesland Archives in Holland.
These cover the British period 1803 to 1864 and have not been found by
us on LDS films. As far as we know they have not been transcribed yet.
Another source for you may be the National Archives at Kew which has a
run of the Ceylon Govt Gazette from the 1830s on. We looked at these
last year and they are a wealth of information, but a lot are uncut and
difficult to read, and impossible to copy.
You could also search The Times and other newspapers on line for her
death as her husband was a high official in Ceylon.
You may find her death in a local newspaper if they grew up, married and
he lived and died in the same district.
His death is noted in The Gentlemans magazine of 1861and gives his
address as Darnley Road Hackney, and his age as 56.
Also, did they have children in Ceylon? She may have died after child
birth and this would give you a time frame to search.
How many children in the 1861 Census?
Keep on searching and hoping. Larry&Coreen Andresen. in a warm tropical
North Queensland, in Australia.