My ancestor was a Police Officer/Magistrate in the Ceylon Police (Colombo/Kandy) around
1850. His name was John Spencer COLEPEPER and his wife was Harriet. I have details of
court cases in 1850/1 where Colepeper is mentioned (in a book written by Inspector General
of Police A.C.Dep "The History of the Ceylon Police") and he came back to
England in 1859 where he died in 1862. He came home alone and is stated as widower on
1861 census so feel Harriet could have died in Ceylon. Both Colombo and Kandy are
mentioned so maybe either of these places could have been where they lived.
Any information about how I may find a death entry for Harriet would be much appreciated
or any information on John Colepeper's time in the Police.