Hi Larry and Coreen, and List,
Following your discussion about the information that is available in Ceylon
Almanacs I hired a couple of Ceylon Almanacs on interlibrary loan from
Canberra National Library.
I have had a lot on my plate lately so wasn't able to check everything
out..before I had to return them....
The first was for 1859 and the second for 1862, but the information was for
the year before for each....1858...and 1861.
As John Campbell didn't arrive in Ceylon until late 1859, early 1860. .
there was nothing relating to John Campbell in the 1859 Almanac....
I believe my John Campbell, died in 1862 but the second almanac showed
only deaths in 1861. John's family left Australia to Ceylon in about 1862,
so I couldn't check their arrival.
Unfortunately I believe that there are no later Almanacs in Canberra.
Fortunately I did find John Campbell listed in the European Residents
section for 1861. He was living at Fort, but no occupation was listed....
Can you suggest why he had no occupation listed?
I have done a search of the net for Fort, and see that it is the city's
financial and commercial heart. I thought perhaps there may have been a
prison at Fort, in the 1860s...John may have been a policeman, or a
Thanks for anyhelp ro advice...