Christie and Tolfrey families
I am seeking your help with the possibility of finding when my families left Ceylon for
I have a Tolfrey Will made 'at Colombo in the Island of Ceylon this 8th day of March
1809 - S Tolfrey' prior to the Tolfrey family leaving Ceylon in 1809. The Will states
"being about to embark for England with my dearest wife and my son Frederic. My Will
is that if we should all die or be drowned on the voyage...."
The daughter of Samuel and Mary Tolfrey -[?Elizabeth] Mary Isabella Tolfrey had married Dr
Thomas Christie in Ceylon in 1804 and Thomas and Mary Isabella with their three sons are
reported to have left for England on the same ship.
I look forward to your comments, and any information you might have regarding the
Tolfrey's and Christies in Ceylon that I might check against my data.
Thank you in anticipation