I have finally discovered how to search the London Gazette and yesterday evening I found a
list of people who died intestate in Ceylon. Who knows, maybe it will help one of you (I
hope it works, you may have to cut and paste the address to use it).
From the London Gazette issue 16390 published 24 July 1810: list of
people dying intestate in Ceylon:
Things seem v quiet on the list - unless I've dropped off the distribution list.