I don't think William was wealthy enough to be a planter.
Possibility he could have gone to Ceylon in the hopes of earning lots of
money doing something.
Also possible a rellie might have owned a plantation.
William and Mary were young and Mary Louisa was the first baby. A long way
from home for the event.
----- Original Message -----
From: "christine MILLER" <chrismiller(a)forestcats.freeserve.co.uk>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 3:27 AM
Subject: [SRILANKA] Re:Galle 1847/8
That was a very interesting piece from Peter Goggin.
My G Grandfather Alexander ORR was born Point de Galle in 1848. His Father
was a planter.
Would the family have travelled to Galle - especially for the birth?
would be interesting to know how they went about these things in those days,
as I am sure a lot of the planters must have been very isolated.
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