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Ceylon Government Gazette 1836
Published Weds & Sats. All issues available except Wed 9 Nov, Sat 12
Nov & Wed 30 Nov. Unlike the 1834 Gazette, many issues contain no BMDs,
so I will only note the dates that do. I have also included some
Wed 6 Jan: M: At Jaffna, on the 28th December 1835, by the Rev William
Adley, Edmund James Wood Esq, District Judge of the Wanny, to Sarah
Ann, eldest daughter of the late Lieutenant Burke, Ceylon Rifle
Sat 9 Jan: [Long list of the principal Burghers of Colombo, requesting
establishment of a school.] B: At Cotta, on the 8th instant, Mrs W
Ridsdale, of a son. This morning, the Lady of Captain Parke, HM’s 61st
Regt, of a son.
Sat 16 Jan: B: At Kandy, on the 12th instant, the Lady of L Kelly Esq,
MD, of a son.
Wed 3 Feb: D: Suddenly, on the 10th September last, at Putney, Surrey,
Mrs Fugion, aged 73.
Sat 20 Feb: D: At Point de Galle, on the 14th instant, aged 19 years,
6 months and 16 days, Gerald Benjamin, only son of the late Lieutenant
Giesler, Second Ceylon Regt.
Sat 27 Feb: D: At Colombo on the morning of the 26th instant, Henry
Arnold Rickerman, Head Clerk of the Trincomalie Cutcherry, aged 37 –
much regretted by his relatives & friends.
Sat 5 Mar: No BMDs. Probate of Will of the late Mr Christoffle
Andriesz granted….to Messrs J D Andriesz & J B Misso of Colombo, the
Sat 12 Mar: B: At Kandy, on the morning of the 7th instant, the lady
of W H Whiting Esq, Civil Service, of a daughter.
Sat 26 Mar: D: At Colombo, on the 23rd instant, Henry William, son of
Mr C W Hoffman, aged 3 years, eight months & four days.
Wed 6 Apr: At Colombo, on the 3rd instant, the Lady of Lieut Henry, HM
97th Regt, of a son. Letters of administration of the Estate of the
late Segoe Sabordien, Cavalry Havildar, of Madras…having been granted
by the District Court of Jaffna to Mr F C Grenier, acting secretary of
the Court as Official Administrator…. Letters of administration of
the Estate of the late Sangeren Winegetty Vellale of Venarpone….…having
been granted by the District Court of Jaffna to Mr F C Grenier, acting
secretary of the Court as Official Administrator….
Sat 16 Apr: D: At St Sebastian, Colombo, on Tuesday night the 12th
instant, Mr Charles Weinman, aged 34 years, leaving a wife & two
Wed 20 Apr: B: At Nuwera Ellia, on the 9th instant, the Lady of
Lieutenant J J Dwyer, Ceylon Rifles, of a son. D: At Putlam, on the
night of the 14th instant, Elewe Tamby Ambalagar, Proctor of the
District Court of Putlam.
Sat Apr 30: B: At Colombo, on the 29th instant, the Lady of Major
Charlton, of HM 61st Regt, of a daughter. M: At Colombo, on the 28th
instant, by the Revd B Bailey, Senior Colonial Chaplain, the Honble
William Ogle Carr Esq, to Elizabeth Maria, daughter of Lieutenant
Colonel Clement, Royal Artillery.
Wed 4 May: B: At Trincomalie on the 28th April, the Lady of Charles St
John Esq, MD, of a son. D: At Trincomaliee on the 25th ultimo, deeply
regretted by her family connexions, & a numerous circle of friends,
Ann, the beloved wife of Hospital Serjeant H B Morris, 61st Regt.
Sat 7 May: B: At Kandy on the 28th ultimo, the Lady of Lieut Colonel
Fraser, Depy Qr Mr General, of a daughter.
Wed 11 May: Letters of Administration of the Estate of the late Mr
Peter Hendrik Koster, of Colombo, deceased, having been granted…to Mr G
W Stork, the Secretary of the said Court…. D: At Atipo, on the 5th
instant, Mr John Gerrard, son of Mr M Freywer, Commander of the
Government Barque Wellington, aged 23 years….
Sat 21 May: D: At Colombo, on the 17th instant, Mrs Lourensz, the
Widow of the late Mr J H Lourensz.
Sat 28 May: no BMDs. Probate of the Will of Aromogatta Pulle
Coomarasamy Esquire, late of Colombo, deceased, having been granted…..
to Mr Bernhard Alvis, Mr Hendrik Lubbert Alvis, Ederemonesingen,
Morogeseratne Modliar Sangomam and Arnasalem Moottoosamy Pulle, the
Wed 1 Jun: D: At Colombo, on the 14th May 1836, in the 52nd year of
his age, Aromogattapulle Coomarasamy esq, Head of the Hindoos of
Colombo, a Modliar of the Governor’s gate, & the first Malabar un-
official member of His Majesty’s legislative Council of Ceylon, leaving
behind him a wife and 3 children….. [brief biography follows]
Sat 4 Jun: D: At Colombo, on the morning of the 1st instant,
Gerrardina Ezonia Charlotte De Vos, wife of Lucas François Schokman,
aged 33 years. At Colombo on the 2nd instant, Wilson Thomas, youngest
son of Captain J D Bagenall, Ceylon Rifles, aged 2 years and 5 months.
Wed 8 Jun: B: At Colombo, on Thursday 2nd instant, the lady of Lieut T
Bloomfield Hunt, 97th Regt, of a daughter.
Sat 11 Jun: B: At Colombo, on the 8th instant, the Lady of Captain
Schneider, of a son.
Sat 25 Jun: B: At Kornegalle on the 8th instant, the Lady of Captain
Firebrace, 58th Regt, of a daughter. D: At Baddagama on the 9th
instant, Godfrey Steers, youngest son of the Revd Geo Steers Faught,
aged eleven weeks and five days. At Jaffnapatam, on the evening of the
17th instant, Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Mr Louis Henry Koch (and
only daughter of the late Lieutenant John Kennedy, Ceylon Rifles) aged
24 years & 23 days, leaving an infant child…. At Colombo, in child-bed,
on the 23rd instant, in the 22nd year of her age, Mrs Elizabeth Jane
Gambs, eldest daughter of Mr Joseph Swan, Chief Clerk of the Colonial
Secretary’s Office, leaving behind her a disconsolate Husband (with the
Wd 29 Jun: B: At Kornegalle, on the 18th instant, the Lady of Captain
Mcpherson, of a Son.
Wed 6 Jul: D: At Colombo on Saturday the 2nd instant, Jane Charlotte,
fifth daughter of Mr John Wootler, aged five years and four months….
Sat 9 Jul: D: At Trincomalie, on the 2nd inst, Mrs Lavaliere, in her
56th year, daughter of the late Honourable P Sluyskens Esq…..
Wed 20 Jul: B: At Colombo on the 19th July, the Lady of Lieut Watson,
58th Regt, of a daughter.
Sat 23 Jul: D: At Colombo on the 22nd instant, Isabella, the wife of
Francis Brooke Norris Esq, HM Surveyor General, aged 27 years. At
Brussels on the 1st January 1836, aged 65 years, the Revd Dr Thos.
Morgan, LLD, Chaplain to hHis Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge,
Prebend of Bath & Wells, and Vicar of Kingslangley in the County of
Wede 27 Jul: D: At Chilaw, on the 22nd instant, Anna Pieres Wierecinhe
[?] Hamine, wife of Saviel Junnies Pieries Mehedoconde [….?]
Wieresinhe, Native Writer of the Cutcherry and Native Notary Public of
Chilaw, leaving behind her a son and an infant daughter with a
disconsolate Husband to lament her loss. [page badly worn]
Sat 6 Aug: B: At Colombo, on the 2nd instant, Mrs C W Hoffman, of a
Wed Aug 17: D: At Colombo, on the 10th instant, after a short illness,
Mr George Michael Nell, aged 38 years, 8 months and 25 days, leaving
behind him a bereaved wife, five beloved children and an affectionate
Sat Aug 20: nil
Wed 24 Aug: B: At Colombo on Wednesday 17th August, the lady of the
Honble J Perring Esq, of a son.
Sat 27 Aug: D: At Trincomalie on the 21st instant, Catherine, the wife
of Serjeant Currin, 61st Regiment, aged 29 years…..leaving her husband
and 3 infant children…
Wed 31 Aug: B: At Colombo on the 29th instant, the wife of the late Mr
G M Nell, of a son.
Sat 10 Sep: Letters of Administration of George Michael Nell, late of
Colombo, Shopkeeper and Auctioneer…having been granted to Mrs
Petronella Nell, widow of Frederick Nell, mother of the deceased….. D:
On the 8th November 1835 at Enfield Wash in the County of Middlesex,
James Emanuel Titterton Esq, aged 80 years.
Wed 14 Sep: B: At Nuwera Ellia, on the 8th instant, the Lady of
Captain Kelson, 97th Regiment, of a daughter. At Colombo, on the
morning of the 11th instant, the wife of Mr G J Ohlmus, of a daughter.
M: At Putlam by the Reverend Joseph Knight, Mr Bernard Van Gunster,
Salt Store-keeper of Calpentyn, to Miss Anna Elizabeth, third daughter
of Mr P Koertsz of Negombo. D: At Colombo, on the 11th instant,
Adriana Wilhelmina, third daughter of Mr Charles Moldrech, aged 7
years, 5 months and 11 days. On the 12th instant, Gertruda Johanna,
wife of Mr G H Ferdinandz, Apothecary, aged 25 years and 10 days.
Wed 21 Sep: D: At Putlam, on the 18th instant, aged 1 year, Emelia Ana
Brittoe, the eldest daughter of Philip Brittoe, Shroff of the Cutcherry
Sat 29 Oct: B: At Colombo, on the 27th instant, the wife of Mr
Dionysius De Neys, Librarian of the Colombo Library, of a son.
Sat 3 Dec: D: At Colombo, on the morning of the 21 instant, Mrs Sarah
Weinman, aged 26 years.
Wed 7 Dec: D: At his residence in Colombo, on the 2nd instant, Don
Abraham De Thomas, Modliar, aged 64 years.[Eulogy] … The deceased has
left behind him a widow and child in somewhat indigent and helpless
circumstances. Letters of Administration of…Fredrick Loret of Galle,
deceased, having been granted… to Mrs C W Loret, widow of the deceased,
and Mr Daniel Ephraums…..
Sat 17 Dec: D: At Colombo, on the 17th December, James Titterton Esq,
Apothecary to the Forces, in the 47th year of his age.
Wed 21 Dec: At Colombo, on the 17th instant, Johanna Margeritta,
infant daughter of M Gomes, Modeliar, Cashier of the Treasury, aged 2
months and 11 days.
Wed 28 Dec: B: At St Sebastian’s on the 25th instant, Mrs Marsh, of a
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