My nest instalment printed below. It may be some time before I can
return to Kew & finish the year.
Colombo Journal 1833
Wed 3 Jul: [No BMDs]
Sat 6 Jul: B: On the evening of the 30th June, the Lady of Colonel
Hamilton, CB, 97th Regt, of a daughter. On the 3rd inst, the wife of
Mr L W Van Buuren, of a son.
Inquest: On the 24th ult, an inquest was held at Galle, before Thomas
Oswin Esq, Sitting Magistrate, on the body of William Harvey, a private
in His Majesty’s 61st Regiment. Witnesses: Alexander Henderson, a
private in the 78th Regt, Abraham Dick, a private in the same Regt, &
Robert Sillery Esq, MD.
Wed 10 Jul: M: In St Peter’s Church on Monday the 8th inst, by the
Revd B Bailey, AM, Seniot Chaplain, the Revd J McKenny, Wesleyan
Missionary, to Sarah, relict of the late James McRae Esq,
Superintendent of the Royal Botanical Garden on this island.
D: At Trincomalee, suddenly, on the morning of the 30th ult, in the
Hospital of Fort Frederick, of rupture of a blood vessel, Colour
Serjeant John Clarke, of the 78th Highlanders, aged 38.
Sat 13 Jul: [No BMDs]
Probate of the Last Will & Testament of Stepehn Henry Roosmelcocq Esq,
late of Colombo, deceased, having been granted…. To Mrs Maria Henrietta
Roosmelcocq, his widow, & Galuterus Schneider & Robert Charles
Roosmelcocq Esq, the executrix & executors….
Inquest: On the 4th inst, an inquest was held at Candane, on the body
of Dewogey Pauloe Appoo….. Matthew Tissera deposed that the day
previous at 4 o’clock pm, while he was at the wedding of Gamagey Appoo,
he heard the report of a gun & found the deceased lying on the ground.
He was removed to the mano of Juan Appoo….. He [the dying man] said
that he had gone with several others to shoot a pig for the wedding, &
while one Sima….was taking aim at a pig, the gun had gone off suddenly
& four balls had struck him on the breast. It was an accident & Sima
was not to blame. Witnesses: Migel Mendies, Dewogey Juan Appoo….
brother of the deceased, & Bartholomew Anthony Arachy….a native doctor.
Wed 17 Jul: [No BMDs]
Sat 20 Jul: B: At Colombo, on the 19th inst, Mrs C W Hoffman, of a
D: At Colombo, on the 8th inst, Mrs Adriana Carolina Van Buuren, widow
of Dirk Jacob De Mooe Esq, late Secretary of Council at Jaffnapstam,
under the Dutch Government, aged 75 years, 9 months & 9 days.
Probate of the Last Will & Testament of Mrs Anna Isabella Loth, widow
of Jeronimus Ludekens, late of Colombo, deceased, having been granted….
to Mrs M J Ludekens, widow of the late Mr J Burnard, the executrix, &
Messrs J C Ludekens & E J Jongbloed, the executors….
Wed 24 Jul, & Sat 27 Jul: [No BMDs]
Wed 31 Jul: B: At Jaffna, on the 24th inst, the Lady of Robert
Atherton Esq, of a daughter.
M: At Jaffna, on the 14th July, by the Reverend W Adley, Mr Henry
Jacob Kriekenbeek to Miss Maria, eldest daughter of C H Leembruggen
Sat 3 Aug: M: In Europe, William Anderson of Carlow, Esq, to Jane,
daughter of the late Basil Gray of Kilkenny, Esq.
D: At Mount Lavinia, on the 27th July, Frederica Elizabeth, infant
daughter of Colonel Muller, CR, Cammandant, aged 10 months & 7 days.
At Trincomalee, on the 28th May last, Mrs F Vandsenger, widow.
Wed 7 Aug: At Calpentyn, on the morning of the 2nd inst, Gabriel Casie
Chitty, moodeliar, aged 54 years. He had served the British
Government, as Moodeliar of Putlam & Calpentyn, for a period of 20
Suicide: Pn the 19th ult an Inquest was held by the Modliar of the
Pasdoen Korie at Borelugoffe, on the body of Balakittigey Janisey. ….
Diagey Hamy – mother of deceased.
Sat 10 Aug: [No BMDs]
Wed 14 Aug: [No BMDs]
Probate of the Last Will & Testament of Mrs Mary Ann Daniels, widow of
William Henry Van Cuylenburg, late of Colombo, deceased, having been
granted….to Messrs W P Van Cuylenburg senr & J W Van Cuylenburg junr,
….Sale by Public Auction….by order of Vincent William Vanderstraaten
Esq, Registrar of the Honourable Supreme Court & official Administrator
of the estates of Ockwatte Hoengelly Lowis Fernando & Singapoelle
Radagey Dennies Fernando, deceased…….homes at Hulsdorp &…..at
Vandermydens polder, within the gravets of Colombo.
This issue also contains a report of the Supreme Court, listing many
convicted prisoners, none of whom carry European names.
Sat 17 Aug: B: At Grand Pass, on the 15th inst, the Lady of Captain
Schneider, of a son.
Wed 21 Aug & Sat 24 Aug: [No BMDs]
Wed 28 Aug: M: At Kandy, on the 20th inst, William Lucas Esq,
Assistant Surgeon, Ceylon Rifle Regiment, to Ann, 5th daughter of the
late Reverend Norman Garstin, Colonial Chaplain.
Sat 31 Aug: [No BMDs]
Inquest: On the 12th inst, an inquest was held at Payegalle, before
the Vidahn Aratchy of Caltura, on the body of Bastian Fernando,
deceased. Witnesses: Pattebindegay David, Paulo Fernando [who
accompanied deceased & wife].
Wed 4 Sep & Sat 7 Sep: [No BMDs]
Wed 11 Sep: B: On the evening of Sunday, the 8th inst, the Lady of
Lieut Atchison, CR, Staff Officer at Kandy, of a son.
Sat 14 Sep & Wed 18 Sep: [No BMDs]
Sat 21 Sep: [No BMDs]
Inquest: On the 8th inst, an inquest was held at Peendegamme…on the
body of Tuppaygay Daniel. Witnesses: Malangallegay Adriana, his wife,
Kiri Appoo, a neighbour, Tuppaygay Dingo, his eldest daughter, &
Gammegay Nicholas, a medical man.
Wed 25 Sep: [No BMDs]
This issue also contains a long list of Civil Appointments, which are
assumed to appear elsewhere in Gazetteers etc.
Sat 28 Sep: [No BMDs]
Wed 2 Oct: D: At Colombo, on the 29th inst, Mr Lucas Hendrick
Lourensz, late Head Clerk of the Kandyan office, aged 51 years, leaving
a large family….
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