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Can you find any death information regarding James M B Duncan, Scotsman, died about 1912 to 1940 approx. Many thanks
Hi Marilyn. Not sure if this is the same person or not, but a Mr. J.M.B. Duncan died at the General Hospital in Colombo some time in mid (between the 12th and 16th) February 1910. The Ceylon Observer reports that he was a well known planter of the Doragalla Group at Pussellawa. Obituary states that he originally arrived in Ceylon circa 1884-85. He was buried at the Borella General Cemetery.
Thank you so much, I shall look into this to see it it is him. So far this is looking good.
If you have anything else I will be very grateful.
Did some digging around and the previously mentioned J.M.B. Duncan was a James Marriot Pyper Duncan, who died at the General Hospital, Colombo, on 15th February 1910 aged 49.
Could be him because some records just show him as James M Duncan. There was also another James Duncan, a tea planter, who was around at the same time. So where do I go from here? I think he was at Doragalla so maybe he is JMP Duncan and not JMB Duncan.
I have a picture of him in military uniform on a horse, perhaps Ceylon Mounted Rifles.
The Ferguson directories refer to the Doragalla planter as J.M.B. Duncan, so the “Pyper” reference that I have may be wrong. There was a James Mariott Byford Duncan born in 1860 (Reigate registration district) which may be the same person? There was also another James Duncan in Ceylon at the same time who was also a planter.
A J.M. Duncan is listed with the Ceylon Mounted Infantry (Ferguson: 1904, 1905/06 & 1910)?
Have a look at the History of Ceylon Tea website as they have various publicatons, including those of the Planter’s Association, which may give more details on James.
Thanks Darren, will look into your suggestions,
can you found any information about
Chandramathie RAJAPAKSA WELANDAGEDERA who had 3 children with
Frederick Alfred Earl PRICE, childrenborns in SRI LANKA, the oldest was a boy
Edmund Alfred PRICE born in 1948, the may 14 . This person was my grandson’s grand grand mother.
Hi there, not sure if this is of any help.
A relative of mine Frederick Alfred Earle Price 1892-1965 was a tea planter 1920-1930 and married. Singalese lady and had a son.
hi, wow, i have for so long tried to find any information on my ´lost´relatives. Frederick and Rajapaksa were my grandparents. Their son (deceased), Edmund Alfred Price was my father.
My father had three children, Daniel (eldest) and myself (both born in Portugal) and Christianne born in the UK.
I would love, love to hear more information as growing up i had very little contact with my father´s side of the family.
Have you seen Joselyne’s post?
I am confused because I have a David Edmund but not an Edmund Alfred although Alfred is fairly common through my family tree.
Do you have a family tree that you could send me or any more info?
I am actually going to Sri Lanka tomorrow so I may be able to find out more.
All a bit confusing but have you seen message from Gabriella?
Frederick was my great uncle but I can’t seem to reconcile all his children.
Married 2 or 3 times to Gladys Dearman, Jerinimo Wynn and presumably Rajapaksa.
But I have children as Margaret and David which may be wrong.
Are you able to send me your family tree as you see it?
I am looking for information on my great grandfather, Augustine Parker McShane. He was married to Mary Nona Fernandez. They had two children that I know of, Mark Perivale ( my grandad ) and John Beaumont McShane.
I would like to know where any of them are buried.
Augustine Parker was a tea planter from 1885-1917. He worked on five different plantations; Hythe, Kalugama,Ensalwella,Clyde, and Fullerton. I believe they were all near Kandy area.
If anyone is also looking for Ancestory information on Augustine Parker, I have a lot of information regarding the origin of the McShane family. Thank you in anticipation
The Ceylon Observer reports the death of A.P. McShane occurring on Saturday April 19th 1919 at Kandy. He was buried in the Roman Catholic section of the Mahaiyawa Cemetery.
Thank you so much, Darren. If you find anything on the other people I have mentioned, I would be so grateful.
James Campbell Fielding was born in South Africa abt 1830 came to Ceylon with the Ceylon Rifles married Charlotte Mann Parsons 1859 Pussellawa had at least 3 children and died I believe 1866. Any data for this family who are connected by marriage to me would be greatly appreciated.
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