Here's the next instalment from the Colombo Journal. Cheers, Roz
Wed 8 May: Letters from Cape Town, Feb 15th, announce the arrival
there of the “Morley”, after a passage of 37 days from Colombo. She
left our roads on 5th January. They were to sail for England on the
16th February. Lieut Pickering of the Madras Service died at sea, a
fortnight after they left Colombo….
On the 12th ultimo, an inquest was held at Colpateen, on the body of
Sege Natchea, a child of six years of age, who had died in consequence
of a wound in the head. Named in report: Ally Pattomah, mother of the
child, Assea Natchea, a neighbour, Sinne Thomby [also written as Sinney
Thombo], owner of the cocoa tree under which the child was found,
Moheydin Candow & Cander, his friends, & medical sub assistant Tap.
[No BMDs in this issue]
Sat 11 May: B: At Colombo, on the 20th April, the wife of Mr G P Mack,
of a daughter.
Wed 15 May: [No BMDs in this issue]. On the 10th inst, an inquest was
held at Nuwera Ellia…on the body of Private M Purcell, 58th Regt,
supposed to have met with his death by the fall of a tree in the
jungle. Witnesses: Corporal Atwell, 58th Regt, J Barber, Corporal J
Hedge & Dr Robertson.
Sat 18 May: Letters of Administration of the Estate of Mrs A E De
Monte, deceased, …..granted…to Mr E De Monte.
M: At Matura, on the 15th inst, by the Revd J M Wittenslewer, Mr John
Loftus, Medical Sub-Assistant, to Miss Chralotta Huybertsz.
Wed 22 May: Caution: Whereas my wife, Sophia Kronanberg, having been
separated from her husband in sonsequence of her repeated dishonest &
treacherous conduct against the law of God……. [sgd] John Porter,
Colombo. [No BMDs in this issue]
Sat 25 May: Sale of “house belonging to the Estate of the late Mr
Francois Pancheron …..lying in Land Street, Pettah.” Mr C Raffa,
Supreme Court, Convictions:
Wijelembigey Domingo Perera & Merengage Hendrick, of cattle stealing,
one hundred lashes & hard labour in chains for two years.
Malinda, Salanchy Nayde, Kohulla & Kiry Hamy, of burglary, robbery &
assault, 200 lashes each on two different days, & hard labour in chains
for five years.
Lamettoa, similar offence, 100 lashes & hard labour in chains for
Amenahodige Jeronis Pieris, of robbery, similar sentence.
Lodan Appoo, of an assault with an intent to commit a rape, 100 lashes
& hard labour in chains for 1 year.
Handungey Dok Appoo, of escape, hard labour in chains for 12 months.
D: At Peradinia, on the 18th inst, Charles Robert, eldest son of Lieut
Rodney Mylius, Rifle Regt, aged 6 years & 4 months.
Wed 29 May: M: At Colombo, on Monday then 29th inst, at St Peter’s
Church, by the Rev B Bailey, AM, Senior Chaplain, the Revd E Tayne to
Maria, eldest daughter of Charles Chapple Esq of Stonehouse, near
Plymouth. On Tuesday the 21st inst, at St Peter’s Church, by the Rev B
Bailey, AM, Senior Chaplain, the Revd Thos Kilner to Esther, youngest
daughter of P Booth Esq, of Norton Hammer House, near Sheffield. On
Monday the 27th inst, by the Revd Mr Palm, in the Dutch Church, Mr
Johan Wilhelm Rudolph Kriekenbeck to Miss Maria Henrietta De Lassosay.
Sat 1 Jun: B: In Fourth Cross Street, Pettah, the wife of Mr S G Dias,
of the Govt Printing Office, of a son.
Wed 5 Jun: [No BMDs in this issue]
SUICIDE: On the 20th ult, an inquest was held at Tompalle….on the body
of Canny, daughter of Parimarde Vellale of that place….. The sister of
the deceased told him [the police officer] that, thinking the deceased
might still be alive, she had removed the rope. Both sisters had one
husband. Collende was regularly married, the deceased was not. The
husband, Cander Tayramer, had left them both five years before, & had
gone to Kandy. The deceased had squandered the property he had left in
her charge &, understanding he was coming back, she was thought to have
destroyed herself from fear. She had two children….. Colende deposed
that she was the sister of the deceased, that they were not at
variance, although they were married to one husband…. Parime, another
sister of the deceased, deposed that she lived in a separate house from
her two sisters…. Ponnatee said she was mother of the deceased….. Candu
deposed that he was a doctor…
Wed 5 Jun: [No BMDs in this issue]
Insolvent Court: Hormusjee Sorapjee & Cowasjee Sorapjee, two brothers,
bankrupts to the extent of six lacs of rupees….
Sat 8 Jun: Letters of Administration to the Estate & Effects of Mr
Casper Gerard Kalenberg, late of Colombo, deceased, having been
decreed….to Mrs Petronella Margaritta Van Dort, the daughter of the
said deceased….. Mr John Van Dort, the husband of the said
B: At Colombo, on the 5th inst, Mrs L A Bartholomeusz, of a daughter.
Wed 12 Jun: B: At Colombo, on the 11th inst, Mrs J Ball, of a
Sat 15 Jun: Public Auction: The house & premises on the Galle face,
the property of the late John Walbeoff Esq, deceased.
D: At Colombo, on the 29th May, Stephen Henry Roosmalecocq Esq,
Sitting Magistrate of Negombo, aged 40 years, 4 months & 11 days.
During his arduous services of 20 years, he had acquired, by the
mildness of his disposition & the urbanity of his manners, the esteem &
friendship of all those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He
left an inconsolable widow, 5 children, & several relations to lament
Wed 19 Jun: B: On the 9th inst, the Lady of John Heyliger Esq, Ceylon
Rifle Regt, of a daughter. At St Sebastian’s, on the 16th inst, Mrs C
H Boyd, of a son.
Advertisement: Johannes Francois Keller left Colombo in 1817 for
Bengal in the Brig “Henrietta” & has since not been heard of. His aged
mother, Maria Angenita Fretz, widow of Johannes Keller, will feel much
obliged to any person who can give her any information respecting him,
& also of her son-in-law, Don Alphonso Arcalar, a native of Manilla,
who left Colombo in 1830, as Steward of the Barque “Joseph Banks”,
Captain Lourens Fraser, for England, & who has also not been heard of
since; his wife, Johanna Frederica Keller, who was delivered of a
daughter which is still alive, after he left Colombo, will feel
likewise much obliged to any person who can giver her any information
of her husband.
Sat 22 Jun: [No BMDs in this issue]
Wed 26 Jun: [No BMDs in this issue]
SUICIDE: On the 15th inst, an inquest was held at Mipey, in the
district of Galle, on the body of Koeda Oenanse, a local priest of the
Vellale caste, late of the temple of Ranwallegodde…. Sobiet Ganinanse
stated that the deceased, himself, Jayetoe Gaora & two youths, lived at
the Pansella of Mipey….. A priest named Pivedasse Terunanse….stated
that the deceased was about 13 years of age…. Cahande Gummagelly, the
father of the deceased…..
Sat 29 Jun: D: At Colombo, on Thursday the 27th inst, Adelaida
Charlotta, eldest daughter of Mr John Godfried Ebert, aged 13 years, 5
months & 11 days.
INQUEST: On the 29th March, an Inquest was held at Nuwera Ellia,
before Captain J D Bagenall, Agent of Government, on the body of James
Buchanan, a private in His Majesty’s 78th Regiment. William Newton,
private of the 97th Regt, deposed that hew was the day previous in the
jungle with the deceased, tracing an Elephant. [The elephant crushed
Private Buchanan]. Other witnesses: Corporal Mindenhall & Captain Wm
Sadlier, both of the 58th Regt, Assisitant Surgeon Topham of the 97th
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