Ceylon Government Gazette Jan to Dec 1834
I've not been able to get back to Kew yet, to finish off the Colombo Journal 1833 extracts, but have found the following at the British Library.
Cheers, Roz, Jun 2007
Colombo Journal 1833
Supplement to the Ceylon Government
Gazette, published each Wednesday & Saturday. The 1834 Volume is available at
the British Library under
Shelfmark 0GC 140. The Supplement is in very similar format to the Colombo Journal etc, & contains Shipping Intelligence, Arrivals,
Departures, Advertisements etc.
Sat 9 Jan 1834 : nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 8 Jan: Inquest: on Dodangoddegay Awiege.
Sat 11 Jan: nil of obvious
Wed 15 Jan: M: At Colombo, on the 18th instant, Mr J H Schneider to Miss M H Marselis.
D: at Hull, on the 14th of June last,
aged 83, Sophia, relict of the late John Young Esq, Surgeon of that town, &
mother of Surgeon W H Young of HM Ceylon Rifle Regiment.
Sat 18 Jan: M: At Galle, on Thursday the 16th instant, Major N L Derrah, 97th Regt, Commandant of Galle, to Jane Luck, second daughter
of the Reverend J Wenham, second Colonial Chaplain, formerly Rector of Brockville in Upper Canada, and Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of
Inquest: on Private James McLeish of
HM 78th Regiment.
Wed 22 Jan: B: On the 7th instant, at Nuwera Ellia, the Lady of Captain J D Bagenall, Ceylon Rifles, of a son.
D: At Colombo, on Saturday the 11th
instant, at St Lucia’s Parsonage, the Reverend Father Francis Xavier, MA, in the
53rd year of his age….
having labored in different parts of this Island as a zealous Missionary for the space of 21 years….
£20 REWARD:…..Noopehewagey Jangetoo
alias Palhene Menike…charged….with the murder of Koorvondre Hewagay Donne of
Sat 25 Jan: B: At Trincomalie, on the 13th January, the Lady of George Rumley Esq, MD, Assistant Surgeon, Ceylon Rifles, of a daughter. At
Colombo, on the 22nd January, the wife of A Coomarasany, Modeliar of His Excellency the Governor’s Gate, of a son.
Wed 29 Jan: Probate of Last Will & Testament of Mrs Magdalena Hartenberg, widow of Joobst Lauwrence Monton, late of Matura, deceased.
M: At the Fort Church in Jaffna, by the Revd W Adley, Church Missionary, Mr John Henry Leembruggen, 2nd son of C H Leembruggen Esq,
to Louisa Charlotte, eldest daughter of J G Kriekenbeck Esq, late Advocate of the Supreme Court, & on the same day Mr Henry Alexander
Leembruggen, eldest son of C H Leembruggen Esq, to Gerardina Theodora, 2nd daughter of J G Kriekenbeck Esq.
Sat 1 Feb: M: At St Peter’s Church this morning, by the Revd B Bailey, Senior Colonial Chaplain, james Agnew Shaw Esq, of HM’s 81st Regiment,
to Mary Harriet, daughter of the late John Tranchell Esq, & niece of Major George Stewart of the Ceylon Rifle Regiment.
Wed 5 Feb: D: At Calpentyn, on Monday the 27th instant, at the house of Mr P F Flanderka, Assistant Custom Master, after a fever of eight
days, Mr Johannes Carolus Gerhard, late of the Honourable the Dutch East India Company’s service, aged 73 years.
Sat 8 Feb: B: At Colombo, on the 7th instant, Mrs John Anthonisz, of a daughter.
M: At Jaffna, on Monday the 3rd
instant, Mr John George de Vos, Proctor of the District Court of that station,
to Miss Elizabeth
Merciana, only daughter of the late Mr A S Francke.
D: At Point de Galle, on Monday last,
the 3rd instant, Cecil Michael, infant child of Mr F Loret, deeply lamented by
Tue 11 Feb: D: In London, on the 10th of September last, after a few hours’ illness…..Mary, the wife of Dr McAndrew, 78th Highlanders.
Sat 15 Feb: D: At Trincomale, on the 5th instant, of fever, Richard Brook Esq, Master Attendant of that place, leaving a Widow & young
family…… At Colombo, on the 1st of January last, Mr E G Claessen, late Clerk of the Treasury and, on the 14th of February, Mrs Claessen,
his widow, leaving four children destitute & unprovided for.
Wed 19 Feb: Inquest: on Private Andrew Moyes of HM 78th Regiment.
M: At Colombo, on the 18th instant, Schoolmaster Sergeant Stephen McDonough, HM 61st Regiment, to Esther Eleanor Smith.
D: At Putlam, on the 9th instant, Anna Petronella, wife of Mr Franciscus Elias, Deputy Fiscal of Calpentyn & Putlam, leaving behind her a disconsolate Husband, three children & a circle of relatives….
D: At Calpentyn, on the 14th instant,
Gabriel Isaac Foster, son of the late & brother to the present Moodeliar of the
District, aged 8 years,
7 months & 12 days.
Sat 22 Feb: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 26 Feb: M: At Trincomale, on the 19th instant, by the District Judge, Henry E A Glasgow Esq, youngest son of the late Lieut General G
M Glasgow, Royal Artillery, to Frances Christiana, second daughter of Thomas Dawson Esq, Ordnance Store-Keeper.
Sat 1 Mar: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 5 Mar: Supreme Court report, containing long list of convictions, - no European names.
D: At Kandy, on the 20th ult, in the
43rd year of his age, Richard Gray of His Majesty’s Ceylon Rifles.
Sat 8 Mar: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 12 Mar: D: At Calpentyn, on the 7th inst, Wilmot Horton, infant son of Simon Casie Chitty, Modeliar of the District.
Sat 15 Mar: B: On the 10th instant, at the Honourable Mr Justice Norris’s, Marendahn, the Lady of John Barnett Esq, Civil Service, of a daughter.
Wed 19 Mar: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Sat 22 Mar: nil of obvious
Wed 26 Mar: B: At Colombo, on the 22nd instant, the Lady of Lieut Bridge, Acting D.A.A.G., of a daughter. D: At Colombo, on the 22nd
instant, a few hours after its birth, the infant daughter of Lieut Bridge, Acting D.A.A.G.
Sat 29 Mar: of obvious genealogical interest.
Thu 3 Apr: D: At Trincomalie, on the 15th instant, Mrs the Widow Anjo, leaving behind a disconsolate family….
Sat 5 Apr: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 9 Apr: D: At Galle, on the 29th ultimo, aged 32, Francis, Wife of Dr Sillery, Medical Staff, & daughter of the Reverend Richard Williams, Rector of Great Hungerton, Southampton, & Prebendary of Lincoln.
Sat 12 Apr: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 16 Apr: M: At Trincomalie, on the 7th April 1834, Mr J B Raux, Medical Sub Assistant, to Miss Mary Caroline, eldest daughter of Mr Stephanus Johnson De With, Government Proctor & Auctioneer.
Sat 19 Apr: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 23 Apr: B: On the 19th instant, the Lady of Captain G T Parke, HM’s 61st Regiment, of a daughter.
Sat 26 Apr: Supreme Court report, containing long list of convictions, - no European names. No BMDs.
Wed 30 Apr: B: At Jaffna, on the morning of the 24th instant, the wife of Mr Cor. De Niese, Clerk of the Jaffna Cutcherry, of a son.
Sat 3 May: B: At Peradenia, on the 29th inst, the Lady of J G Watson Esq, Supt, Govt Botanical Gardens, of a son.
Wed 7 May: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Sat 10 May: Letters of Administration of the Estate of Mr L A Bartholomeusz, late of Caltura, decease, granted to Mr D Williams of Cultura, the Administrator appointed by the Court…. [No BMDs.]
Wed 14 May: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Sat 17 May: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 21 May: It is with sincere regret that we are this day called on to announce the death at Nuwera Ellia, on the evening of the 16th instant, of Dr H J Hunt, Staff Assistant Surgeon of that station.
Sat 24 May: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Tue 27 May: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Sat 31 May: M: On Monday the 12th instant, at St Paul’s Church, by the Reverend J P Horsford, Charles Edward De Breard Esq, second son of Captain De Breard, to Miss Julia Louisa Vanderstraaten, and On Monday the 26th instant, Gerrit William Stork Esq, eldest son of J J Stork Esq, to Miss Seraphina Wilhelmina Vanderstraaten, both daughters of Vincent William Vanderstraaten esq.
D: At Hulfsdorp, Colombo, on the 22nd April last, aged 28 years, Mrs M H Roosmalecocq, widow of the late S H Roosemalecocq Esq, formerly Magistrate of Negombo. She has left six orphan children, and is deeply regretted by her sole surviving Parent, and a numerous circle of friends.
D: At Kandy, on the 21st instant, Robert Brownrigg, son of Lieutenant Colonel Fraser, Deputy Quarter MasterGeneral, aged 1 year and 7 months.
D: At Colombo, on the 30th instant, Lambertus Wilhelmus, only son of Mr S G Dias, aged 11 months and 20 days.
Wed 4 Jun: D: At Colombo, on the 24th of May, the daughter of Mr W Ridsdale of the Cotta Church Mission, aged 11 months and 20 days.
Sat 7 Jun: D: At Fort Macdonald, on the 30th ultimo, aged four years and five months, John Doyle, fourth son of Captain Bagenall, Ceylon Rifles.
Wed 11 Jun: Notice: Miss M Davidson respectfully begs leave to inform the Public that she intends to carry on her late industrious Mother’s business at Colpetty, in killing Pigs on Tuesdays and Saturdays, curing Bacon and making Sausages…….
B: At Nuwera Ellia, on the morning of the 30th May, the wife of Don N Goonetilike Mohandiram, Interpreter of the District Court, of a daughter.
D: At Nuwera Ellia, on the morning of the 31st May, the wife of Don Franciscoe Appoohamy, and the mother in law of Don N Goonetilike Mohandiram, leaving 5 children & numerous friends and relations to lament her death.
Sat 14 Jun: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 18 Jun: B: At Colombo, on Wednesday evening, the 11th instant, the wife of Serjeant Joseph Howes, His Majesty’s 97th Regiment, of a son.
Sat 21 Jun: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 25 Jun: Inquest: on Bineregamegey Carolis de Silva, of Caltura.
B: At Colombo, on Sunday the 22nd instant, the Lady of Major Charlton, 61st Regt, of a son.
Sat 28 Jun: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 2 Jul: Inquest in District of
Alupote: on Weeragaha Elly Geerebadana. [Verdict: Death caused by a wild boar]
Sat 5 Jul: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 9 Jul: Our readers will find in this day’s paper the Government notification of the appointment of the second Maha Modliar to be Judge
of the District Court of Colombo, No.5. This is the first instance of the appointment of a native gentleman to a superior Judicial office,
and all who have the pleasure of Mr De Saram’s acquaintance will acknowledge that the character of this highly respected public servant
is such as to do honor to the important situation to which he has been nominated, under the new arrangements by which the way to the highest
civil offices has been opened equally to His Majesty’s subjects, whether European or Native….
M: At Sallieparmundel Chapel in
Navecadoe, on Friday the 4th instant, by the Revd Father Caetano Dias, of the
Roman Catholic Church, Philip
Britoe Pulle, Shroff of Chilaw, to Miss Lusia, daughter of Coeroenaden Pulle Weyladen Pulle, of Mampoery.
Sat 12 Jul: M: This morning at St Peter’s Church, by the Rev B Bailey, AM, Lieut G R Cummin, HM’s 97th Regt, to Georgiana Maria, second
daughter of Colonel Walker, Deputy Adjutant General to the forces in this Island, and niece to the late Sir Henry Torrens.
Wed 16 Jul: It is with the most sincere regret that we are this day called on to notice the death of the recently appointed Judge of the
District Court of Colombo, No 5, the 2nd Maha-modliar A De Saram, esq, which melancholy event took place on Saturday last in the forenoon.
His interment in the Dutch Church at Wolvendahl, on Sunday last, was attended by a numerous concourse of his relatives & friends & by
several Gentlemen of the Civil & Military services & Burghers……
B: On the 15th instant, the Lady of Captain Powell, CRR, of a daughter.
D: At Colombo, on Monday the 14th
instant, Peter Gerrit Jacob, the only son of Mr S C De Heer, aged 3 years, 10
months & one day.
Sat 19 Jul: B: At Kornegalle, on the 12th instant, the Lady of Captain Firebrace, HM 58th Regt, of a son.
Wed 23 Jul: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Sat 26 Jul: D: At Colombo, on the 9th July instant, in the 70th year of his age, Lodewyk Johannes Ohlmus, Organist of St Peter’s Church,
deeply regretted by his relations & friends.
Wed 30 Jul: B: At Kurnugalle, on the 19th instant, the Lady of Captain McPherson, 78th Regiment, of a son.
Sat 2 Aug: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 6 Aug: nil of obvious genealogical
Sat 9 Aug: Messrs John Lambert Ohlmus and Gabriel John Ohlmus…..propose to supply the place of their deceased father as Organists, and
Piano Forte Tuners and Teachers……
M: At Colombo, August 4th, in St
Paul’s Church, by the Venerable Archdeacon Glenie, Farquhar MacQueen Esq, HEIC
Service, commanding the
Louisa Campbell, to Maria, youngest daughter of Mrs Shuttleworth, York Street, Portman Square.
Sale by Auction: Mr G W Gambs,
Auctioneer, will sell….Gardens & Paddy Fields, situated in the Village
Kimbolapitty in Donagaha Pattoo of the
Aloetkoor Corle: belonging to the following Estates, viz:Don Balthazar de Livera Modliar, Don Philipo Modliar, and The late Lama Ettena of Paules Perera Modliar.
Wed 13 Aug: M: At St Paul’s Church, by the Reverend J P Horsford, on Monday the 11th instant, W T Layard Esq, Ceylon Rifles, to Catharine
Anne, daughter of Captain Sargent, 58th Regt.
M: In London, on the 20th March, T S
Harvey Esq, of Great St Helens, to Mrs Sansoni, late of Point de Galle in the
Island of Ceylon.
Sat 16 Aug: [No BMDs]. Supreme Court report, containing long list of convictions, - no European names.
Wed 20 Aug: B: On the 5th instant, at Batticaloa, the Lady of Captain Tranchell, Ceylon Rifles, of a daughter.
M: On the 18th August, at St Peter’s Church, by the Revd Benjamin Bailey, Colonial Chaplain, Edward Maltey Esq to Susan, youngest
daughter of the late Surgeon Abraham White of HM Ceylon Rifle Regiment.
D: At Bombay, in the King’s Barracks,
on the 24th July, John Archibald Esq, MD, Assistant Surgeon, HM 49th Regt, in
the 33rd year of his age….
Sat 23 Aug: B: On the 18th instant, at Cotta, the Wife of the Reverend Joseph Bailey, of a son.
Wed 27 Aug: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Sat 30 Aug: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 3 Sep: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Sat 6 Sep: nil of obvious genealogical
Wed 10 Sep: B: At Badulla, on the morning of the 2nd instant, the Lady of Lieut Smith, Ceylon Rifle Regt, of a son.
Sat 13 Sep: Probate of the last Will & Testament of the late Mr Lodewyk Johannes Ohlmus, deceased, having been granted….to Meesrs John
Lambert Ohlmus, Gabriel John Ohlmus and Lucas Francois Schokman, Executors….
Letters of Administration of the
Estate of Nordin, late Shroff of the Cutcherry of Chilaw, deceased having been
granted to…..D L Jansz,
B: At Colombo, on the 31st August, the
Lady of C T Henry Esq, of HM’s 97th Regt, of a son.
Wed 17 Sep: D: At Caltura, on the 10th instant, Edward Archer Turnour Esq, second son of the late Honble George Turnour of HM Ceylon Civil
Sat 20 Sep: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 24 Sep: nil of obvious
Sat 27 Sep: Notice: On Monday the 6th October next….at Wolwendahl Street, will be sold by Public Auction the Estate and Property
belonging to the late Abraham De Saram Esq, Second Maha Modliar, deceased. Consisting of jewels, Gold and Silver ware, Glass, China,
Brass and Iron Ware, household furniture, Horses, Bandys, Palankeens and Timber &c. [In issue of 1st October, notice inserted of delay to
auction, now to take place on Monday 20th & following days.]
Wed 1 Oct: D: At Kurnagalle, after a
very short illness, on the evening of the 22nd instant, John Henry Silva,
Mohanderam of the
Kurnegalle Cutcherry, (2nd son of Simon Silva Mohanderam). He was born in 1805 and appointed in 1823 Interpreter to the Negombo Magistracy.
In 1825 he was appointed Interpreter to the Padenia Agency and in 1830 to the office he last held. [Eulogy follows.] He has left a wife and
Sat 4 Oct: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 8 Oct: nil of obvious genealogical
Sat 11 Oct: B: At Cotta, on the 8th instant, Mrs W Ridsdale, of a daughter.
Wed 15 Oct: B: At Nuwera Ellia, on the 9th instant, the Lady of Lieut Watson, 58th Regt, of a son.
Sat 18 Oct: M: At St Thomas’s Church, Dublin, on June 29th, Thomas Worsell Esq, Chief Officer of the Morley, to Mary, eldest daughter of Francis Price Esq, of Saintfield, Ireland.
Wed 22 Oct: B: At Sea, on the 14th June, Lady Barnes, of a daughter.
At Kandy, on the 11th instant, the
Lady of Lieut Col Fraser, Deputy Quarter Master General, of a son. At Jaffna, on
the 13th instant, Mrs
Speldewinde, wife of H G Speldewinde Esq, District Judge of Timmorachey and Pachelapalley, of Twins, both boys. At Colombo, on the 19th
instant, the wife of Mr Dionysius De Neys, Librarian of the Colombo Library, of a son.
Sat 25 Oct: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 29 Oct: nil of obvious
Sat 1 Nov: B: On the 27th ultimo, the Lady of Major Ingham, ADCG, of a son.
Wed 5 Nov: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Sat 8 Nov: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 12 Nov: nil of obvious
Sat 15 Nov: Notice: .. In the matter of the Estate of Aroomagen Assary Sinne Tamby, Brassfounder, late of Calpenteen, deceased…. Letters of
Administration…have been granted to the Secretary of this Court…
M: At Trincomalee, on the 10th
instant, by the Revd J R Goldney, Chaplain of His Majesty’s Ship Melville,
Joseph Higgs Esq, RN, to Mary
Ann, only daughter of Thos. Craven Esq, of that place.
Wed 19 Nov: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Sat 22 Nov: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Wed 26 Nov: nil of obvious
Sat 29 Nov: D: At Jaffaapatam, on the 29th ult, after a severe and lingering illness, from fever contracted in her last confinement…..Mrs
Petronella Schultz, the wife of H G Speldewinde Esq, District Judge of Chavacherry. ……She has left ten children to lament their irreparable
Wed 3 Dec: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Sat 6 Dec: Inquest: At Toppasyalencolom, in the distict of Manaar, on….Migel Marsall of that place. [Verdict: Death caused by an Elephant].
No BMDs in this issue.
Wed 10 Dec: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Sat 13 Dec: Inquest: At Trincomalie….on..Wierasy, wife of Tanjaour Pallenyandy.[Verdict: Death occasioned by a kick received from her
husband during a quarrel, and while they were both in a state of intoxication.] No BMDs in this issue.
Wed 17 Dec: nil of obvious genealogical interest.
Sat 20 Dec: nil of obvious
Wed 24 Dec: B: At Nuwera Ellia, on the 19th instant, the Lady of Major Hall, 97th Regiment, of a son.
D: In August last, at Great Malvern,
in his 83rd year, Sir Robert Wilmot, of Osmaston, Bart., father of the Rt Hon
Sir Robert Wilmot
Horton, Governor of this Island.
Wed 31 Dec: [no issue for previous Saturday] Notice: All persons indebted to or having claims on the Esatet of the late G H Bartels,
widow of the late D F Fretz Esq, are heeby requested to pay their debts and state their claims to the undersigned Executors….. G Fretz,
Captain, Ceylon Rifle Regt. F A Morris, Lieut, Ceylon Rifle Regt.
[Also printed is a long notice, about
one & a half columns, of persons subscribing “for the relief of the Sufferers of
the late Inundation”.
List mainly from Caltura. Previous lists were printed first on 10 Dec, & then on 17 & 20 Dec. All lists contain Burgher, English & Native
D: At St Sebastian’s, on the night of
the 24th instant, Mrs G H Fretz,
aged 78 years and two months.