Hello Larry and Coreen
Happy New Year from Canada!
What a wonderful adventure you have had researching, and I am eager to take
you up on your offer of a look up, the chances of ever finding BMD info from
Sri Lanka (Ceylon days) is very slim!
I am looking for:
Charles Peter Layard born December 9, 1806
Thank you for your help
Jane, Ottawa, Ontario
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry & Coreen Andresen" <larry(a)qldnet.com.au>
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 7:32 PM
Subject: [SRILANKA] British Ceylon christening records in The Hague
A number of microfiche with christenings from 1804 to 1840 are
in the Dutch Genealogy Research library room.
Finding these British era records in Holland, was the jewel in the crown
of a round the world research trip that took in
1. LDS records and Library in Salt Lake City.
2. The Dutch Archives and Genealogy library in The Hague.
3. The India Office Records, British Library, Newspaper Library,
National Archives, and the Society of Genealogists library in England
4. St Stephen's Church, Negombo, and numerous other derelict churches
and desecrated cemeteries on the west coast of
The English/Dutch records showed 2 entries for Anderson, which is our
primary research target.
One record is directly connected to our family... Captain James Thomas
Anderson and Adriana Gertruijda Toussaint.
The record is in Dutch, but the following information is clearly
the child James Robbert ) born 1 month
son of James Thomas Anderson and Adriana Gertruijda Toussaint
Godparents John Frederick Toussaint , Bernard Hendrik Toussaint,
Elisabeth Robertino vander Sprinkel and .........Willemsz
Jaffanapatnam Sun 22nd March 1810
Minister signature. J B Palm
There was a report of 4 daughters and 2 sons in the Anderson family in
Lewis's book, but DBU records only ever showed 1 son.
The second Anderson record is for Sophia, daughter of Jame and Susanna
Anderson born 2nd Nov 1806.
God parents John Prior and Mary Edwards Minister signature ...
Cadenski. Trincomale..10 Nov 1806
The records seem to be in a church circuit book which has entries for
Jaffna and Trincomale only
1 von Conrady
1 van den Driesen
We are willing to do lookups and share information with fellow
researchers, and will post further names to the list each week.
Larry & Coreen Andresen (nee Anderson)
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