Sri Lankan Burgher Family Genealogy

ISAAC SOLOMONS – Family #1127

 

0  ISAAC SOLOMONS of Hamburg, Corporal + Dominga Bastiaans Dias, m:DR Galle 27.1.1782

    1  HENDRIK SOLOMONS + DRC W 21-12-1788 Aldina van Slooten (died 1831) -

        2  Hendrick Thomas Solomons, head clerk, district court, Badulla, d:1881 + Mary Anne Hooper

            3  Sophia Henrietta Solomons

            3  Caroline Charlotte Solomons, b:10-Aug-1840 + Gaulterus Kats

            3  Henry Thomas Solomons, b:6-Feb-1842 + Eleanor Don, d:1870

                Rosalind Harriet Solomons + Richard Francis Rebeira

                    5  Victor Francis Rebeira

                    5  Winifred Mary Rebeira d:age 17

                    5  Stella Rose Rebeira

                    5  Lilian Gertrude Rebeira

                    5  Colin Alexander Rebeira + Fanny Kerdic

                        6 Bertram Rebeira
                        6 Alice Rebeira + Melhuisen (died 12-05-1973 AUSTRALIA)

                            7 Patrick Melhuisen + Daphne Kelaart

                    5  Letitia Grace Rebeira + R. Weldon

                    5  Alma Doris Rebeira + Cyril Vanderputt

                        6  Julian Vanderputt

                        6  Anton Vanderputt

                        6  George Vanderputt

                        6  Stephen Walter Vanderputt

 

        3  2nd Spouse of Thomas Henry Solomons : b:6-Feb-1842  + Henrietta Wilhelmina Greave, b:28-Apr-1851, m:16-Jul-1873 a St. Paul’s Kandy

            Grace Edith Solomons, d:4-Jan-1961 + Alfred Theordore De Zilwa, b:8-Jan-1871, d:5-May-1934

 

            Arthur Allanson Solomons, b:12-Nov-1876 + Victorine Georgiana (Theresa) Ephraums b.11-May-1884 d.1-Feb-1927, m:27-Dec-1905 at Galle

                5 PHYLLIS THERESE SOLOMONS, b:11-Feb-1908 + Gerald Rex Gilles, b: 20-Apr-1906 d.8-Oct-1974, m:4-Sep-1928 at Registrar generals Office in Colombo

                    6 Ivor Gilles + Rosemarie

                        7 Joanne Gilles

                    6 Zyska Gilles + Conrad Ephraims

                        7 Tyrone Ephraims + Loraine
                        7 John Ephraims

                    6 George Ephraims + Joan Craggs

 

                5 [1] REGINALD ARTHUR HENRY SOLOMONS, Engine Driver, CGR, d:1-Oct-1999 + [2] IRIS HERMIONE SOLOMONS,m: at Nugegoda. D:23-Feb-1996 in Australia

                    6 [3]  CHARMAINE SOLOMONS + [4] Harold Juriansz

                        7  [5] Shane Juriansz + [6] Caroline

                            8  [7] Daniel Juriansz
                            8  [8] Nathan Juriansz
                            8  [9] Hayden Juriansz

                        7  [10] Sharon Juriansz

                    6  [11] RONALD SOLOMONS + [12] Heather Lewis

                        7  [13] ANDRE SOLOMONS

                    6  [14] MAUREEN SOLOMONS + [15] Tyrone Fernando

                        7  [16] Ingrid Fernando

                    6  [17] PATRICK SOLOMONS + [18] Janine Wilson

                        7  [19] ANTHONY SOLOMONS

                    6  [20] FORTUNE SOLOMONS + [21] Shyam Wijesinghe

                        7  [22] Cherine Wijesinghe
                        7  [23] Geraldine Wijesinghe
                        7  [24] Janelle Wijesinghe

                    6  [25] DONOVAN SOLOMONS + [26] Anne de Vos

                        7  [27] JASON SOLOMONS
                        7  [28] ANDREW SOLOMONS

                    6  [29] TREVOR EVERARD SOLOMONS + [30] Cheyl Phillips

                        7  [31] Sean SOLOMONS
                        7  [32] Sherwin SOLOMONS

                    6  [33] GERALD CHRISTOPHER SOLOMONS + [34] Kathleen Jansz

                        7  [35] Dirk SOLOMONS

                    6  [36] AUDREY SOLOMONS + [37] Wasantha Gunesekera

                        7  [38] Evangeline Gunesekera
                        7  [39] Sharine Gunesekera

                    6  [40] CHRISTOPHER SOLOMONS

 

                5 RENNIE A.K. SOLOMONS + Amy Wallace, d:17-Mar-1997 in Australia

                    6 MELVYN SOLOMONS + Winifreda Barbara Bartholomeusz b.7-Feb-1945, m: 21-Oct-1966 at St. Mary’s Dehiwela
                    6 MARION SOLOMONS + Errol Arthur St. Francis Andriesz, b.28-Jun-1940, m:7-Sep-1963 at St. Mary’s Dehiwela

                        7 Ann Marie Andrieze

                    6 ROMAYNE SOLOMONS + Maurice Coomaravel

                        7 Janine Coomaravel

                    6 GORDON SOLOMONS
                    6 RUSSEL SOLOMONS
                    6 VALERIE SOLOMONS
                    6 SONYA SOLOMONS
                    6 MARYSE SOLOMONS

 

                5 WILLIAM MANNING SOLOMONS, petty officer CRNVR, + Thelma Merle Claessen, b.13.6.1921, (4th child of Arthur Claessan + Therese), m:27-Dec-1943 at St.John's Nugegoda

                    6 JEAN SOLOMONS + Thomas

                        7 SHAMILLA SOLOMONS
                        7 TAMMY SOLOMONS

                    6 ROBIN SOLOMONS + Jennifer

                        7 JADE SOLOMONS

 

            William Henry Solomons, b:18-Dec-1879, d:1942 + Miriam Constance Kellar

                5  Henry Maxwell Solomons, b:13-Oct-1910

                5  Wilmir Hurft Solomons, b:??-Jun-1917 + Noeline Stella Pieris, b:1922

                    6  Wendell Wilmir Solomons b:1943 + NATALYA EVGENEVNA KRASNOVA (1953, Moscow, Russia)

                    6  Franklin Ronald Solomons b:1945

                    6  William Boyd Solomons b:23-Apr-1948 + Charmaine Jennifer van Dort, m:9-Sep-1986

                        7 AMANDA MARYANNE SOLOMONS

 

                5  Mirwil Carlyle Solomons b: 1918 at Matara, Ceylon and died on 26/11/1989 in Australia aged 71 + Barbara Yvonne Goodchild was b: 1928/29 and died during child birth to 4th child in 1949 aged 21 (1144, 1147, 1149, 1153)

                    6  Mark Carlyle Solomons b: 09-Aug-1946 + Rhonda Ure b:in Australia.
                        7  Nina Maree Solomons b: 1972 in Sydney, Australia.
                        7  Michael Carlyle Solomons b: 1974 in Sydney, Australia + Chantal

                            8  Spencer Carlyle Solomons b: Jan 2007 in Sydney, Australia
                        7  David Mark Solomons b: 1980 in Sydney, Australia.
                    6  Harold Lindsay Solomons b: 07-Nov-1947 + Eleanor Frances Cooke, b:01-Nov-1950, m:15-Feb-1971
                        7  Hamish Lindsay Solomons 27-Nov-1972 at 11:32 am at St. Anne's Nursing Home, De Kretser Place, Colombo 4, weighing 8 pounds + Grace Russo
born 20/11/71 in Australia m:31st July 2003

                            8  Hunter Lindsay Robert Solomons bn 20.12.06 at St George Private Hospital, Sydney, Australia

                    6  2nd spouse of Harold Lindsay Solomons: + Pauline Rohini Dharmaratnam in 12-Jun-1994. b:12-Feb-1964 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (daughter of Kandavanam Dharmaratnam and Rita Thangiah)
                        7  Sabeena-Caitlin Gabriel Solomons b: 23-Apr-1997 in Hurstville Community Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
                        7  Tamsyn Rita-Maree Solomons b: 11-Sep-2000 in Hurstville Community Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
                    6  Gerald Walter Solomons b: 16-Oct-1948, well known hair-dresser in New Zealand, + Donna Sunde in 1974.
                        7  Damian Solomons b:01-Jun-1974 in New Zealand.
                    6  2nd spouse of Gerald Solomons: + Mary Rozenman on 19/05/1979. She was b:19-Mar-1947.
                        7  Miron Solomons b:11-May-1980 at National Women’s Hospital, Auckand, New Zealand.

                    6  Bernard Solomons, b:1950 + Carolyn McMullen b:in Australia.
                        7  Leanne Solomons + Rohit Khatri b:in Nepal.
                            8  Tara Ann Khatri,
bn: Sydney, Australia

                            8  Olivia Khatri bn: Sydney, Australia
                        7  Joanne Solomons
 

                5  2nd spouse of Mirwil Carlyle Solomons + Leonie Budywn (Buddy) Browne in India
                    6  Trevor Carlyle Solomons,

                    6  Leonie Marilynne Solomons (Cukoo)
 

                5 Ronald Solomons

 

            Ernest Oswald Solomons, b:1880 + Beatrice Dalmini Friar

                5  Henry Arthur Thompson Solomons, b:1909, d:8-Jun-1895 + Helen Williams

                5  Christopher Thomson Solomons + Ms. Abeydeera

                5  Isabel Joyce Solomons, d:7-Aug-1887 in UK + Oliver Royden Jansen, d:16-Dec-1979

                5  Richard Lionel Solomons + Winifred Christine Fernando, d:20-Aug-2001

                    6  Dalmeny Solomons + Noel Grant Akbar

                    6  E.D. Bernard Solomons

                    6  Virginia Solomons + Hemachandra Kariyawasam, Magistrate

                    6  Lorraine Solomons + Leslie Benjamin

                    6  R.E.B. Solomons

                    6  Floyd Solomons

 

            Richard Alexander Solomons + Florence Scholastica Buultjens, d:28-Oct-1955

                5  Faith Hyacinth Solomons, d:23-Oct-1987 in Australia + Annesley George Bowen, b:1907 (w Edith Maude

Isabel Loos)

                    6  Jean Bowen + Jansz

                    6  Jean Bowen + Foster

                    6  Anthony Bowen + Astrid Bowen

                    6  Franklin Bowen

 

                5  Richard Earle Solomons, b:1911, executive engineer + Rene Maisie Willenberg Rodriguesz, b.23.4.1917 d.7.8.1961,  m:25-Sep-1937 at St,Paul's Milagiriya, Colombo 4, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

                    6 NINETTE SOLOMONS + Hesiri (Pahn) Dias, m:16-Feb-1963 at MC Kollupitiya, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka
                    6 MARILYN SOLOMONS + Nissanka de Alwis, m:7-Jan-1970 at St.Lawrence's Wellawatte, Colombo 6, Sri Lanka
                    6 BEVERLY OPHELIA SOLOMONS + Ainsley Pieris, m:19-Aug-1972

                5 2nd spouse of RICHARD EARLE SOLOMONS: + Mary Doreen Lucretia de la Motte, b:14-Jan-1923, m: 27-Dec-1962 at St.Theresa's Thimbirigasyaya, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka


                5  Mary Merlyn Christobel Solomons, 19-Jul-1915, d:30-Sep-2000 + John Frederick Charles Koelmeyer, b:4-Apr-1911, m:1935 at the Cathedral, Galle, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

                    6 Frederick Koelmeyer II + C SOLOMONS

                5 Florence Love Hyacinth Solomons + A. Lionel S. Sirimanne

                    6 Srinath Sirimanne

 

            Phillip Sidney Solomons, b:23-Jan-1887, d:10-Nov-1961 + Rita Beryl Hoffman, b:6-Aug-1897, d:15-Apr-1988, m:1915 at Christ Church, Galle Face, Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

                5  Pearl Rene Solomons + Horace Victor Benedict Ingram, d:24-Mar-1990 in Australia

                    6  Barbara Ingram + Gary Silva

                        7  Ricardo Silva

                    6  Douglas Ingram + Yolanda Nelson

                        7  Juliana Ingram

                        7  Andrea Ingram

                    6 Brian Ingram + Felicia Landsberger

                        7 Gunette Ingram
                        7 Warren Ingram

                    6 Susan Ingram + Nihal Rupasinghe

                        7 Rohita Rupasinghe

                        7 Yasmin Rupasinghe

                    6 Michael Ingram + Meredith

                        7 Bethany Ingram

 

                5  [2] Iris Hermione Solomons, d:23-Feb-1996 in Australia, + [1] Reginald Arthur Henry Solomons, d:1-Oct-1999 at Nugegoda, m: at Nugegoda

                    6 [3]  CHARMAINE SOLOMONS + [4] Harold Juriansz

                        7  [5] Shane Juriansz + [6] Caroline

                            8  [7] Daniel Juriansz
                            8  [8] Nathan Juriansz
                            8  [9] Hayden Juriansz

                        7  [10] Sharon Juriansz

                    6  [11] RONALD SOLOMONS + [12] Heather Lewis

                        7  [13] ANDRE SOLOMONS

                    6  [14] MAUREEN SOLOMONS + [15] Tyrone Fernando

                        7  [16] Ingrid Fernando

                    6  [17] PATRICK SOLOMONS + [18] Janine Wilson

                        7  [19] ANTHONY SOLOMONS

                    6  [20] FORTUNE SOLOMONS + [21] Shyam Wijesinghe

                        7  [22] Cherine Wijesinghe
                        7  [23] Geraldine Wijesinghe
                        7  [24] Janelle Wijesinghe

                    6  [25] DONOVAN SOLOMONS + [26] Anne de Vos

                        7  [27] JASON SOLOMONS
                        7  [28] ANDREW SOLOMONS

                    6  [29] TREVOR SOLOMONS + [30] Cheyl Phillips

                        7  [31] Sean SOLOMONS
                        7  [32] Sherwin SOLOMONS

                    6  [33] GERALD SOLOMONS + [34] Kathleen Jansz

                        7  [35] Dirk SOLOMONS

                    6  [36] AUDREY SOLOMONS + [37] Wasantha Gunesekera

                        7  [38] Evangeline Gunesekera
                        7  [39] Sharine Gunesekera

                    6  [40] CHRISTOPHER SOLOMONS

 

                5  Brenda Solomons + Fonseka

 

                5  Stanley Hilton Solomons + Noeline Henderling

                    6  Cherene Solomons + Michael Holding

                        7  Ryan Holding

                    6  April Solomons

 

                5  Fay Solomons + Edward James Melder, b:9-Sep-1938, d:Jan 2002, m:1963

                    6  Michelle Melder + Roshan Mahesan

                        7  Stephanie Mahesan

                    6  Natalie Melder

                    6  Keith Melder

                    6  Lindsay Melder

 

            4  Charles Austin Solomons b:1888, Matara, Ceylon, Proctor, d:8-May-1970 + Amelia (Tatchi) Ernst Buultjens b:19-Nov-1900, d:??-Aug-1990 in Toronto, Canada, m:30-Sep-1920 at St. Thomas’ Matara (1126)

                5 Grace Eleanor Solomons, b:17-Apr-1921 + William van der Greft, b:25-Aug-1920 at Portengen, Utrecht, The Netherlands, d:4-Dec-1995, Toronto, Canada

                    6 Frits Willem van der Greft, b: 17-Sep-1945, Matara, Ceylon + Deboraha Lisebeth, b:17-Oct-1953, Aruba, The Netherlands Antilles

                    6 Derek van der Greft

                    6 Jennifer van der Greft, b:21-Oct-1952, Oosterhout, Noord Brabant - The Netherlands + Amnon Firan, b:3-Apr-1958, Beersheva, Israel

                        7 Itai Firan, b:6-Jun-1987 in USA

                        7 Inbar Firan, b:13-Aug-1988 in USA

                        7 Ohad Firan, b:9-Nov-1990 in USA

 

                5 Harry Ernest Solomons, b:1-Jul-1922, d:7-Dec-1990

 

                5 George Edward Solomons, b:29-Oct-1923 + Caryl Bastiansz, Matara

                    6 Christopher Solomons II + Heloise Pulenayagam

                    6 Melissa Solomons

                    6 Dylan Solomons

 

                5 Cecil Austin Solomons, b:28-Oct-1925 + Eva de Hoedt

                    6 David Austin Solomons, b:11-Sep-1947 + Zahara Uduman b:31-Aug-1949

                    6 Joan Grace Solomons, b:20-Apr-1949 + Michael McHale

                    6 Pamela Solomons + Mihindu Keethiratne

                    6 2nd Spouse of Pamela Solomons: + Sujith Dunuwille

                    6 Kathleen Solomons + Samuel Morro

                    6 Sheila Solomons, b:18-Sep-1953 + Sumedha Wimalaratne, b:4-Aug-1954

                    6 Natalie Wimalaratne

 

                5 2nd Spouse of Cecil Austin Solomons, b:28-Oct-1925: + Sandra

                    6 Keith Solomons

 

                5 Thelma Ernestine Solomons b:7-Dec-1926 + Kenneth Athelstan Masefield Muller, b:11-Oct-1924, m:5-Oct-1953 in Kensington, London

                    6 Philip Muller b:1-Sep-1955 + Alpana Lakshma, b:8-Jun-1968

                    6 Anusha Muller b:18-Jan-1996

                    6 Stephen Cornel Muller 20-Sep-1956 + Marie

                    6 Annalisa Muller

                    6 Elizabeth Muller

                    6 Robert Leon Muller b:7-Nov-1957 + Shewanna

                    6 Justin Muller b:3-Feb-1993

                    6 Richard Muller b:21-Apr-1995

 

                5 Gladys Ernst Solomons, b:5-Sep-1928 + Oswin Struys, b:21-Apr-1922, d:12-Apr-1987, Toronto, Canada

                    6 Ronald Struys, b:4-Jan-1952 + Mary Murphy, b:10-Feb-1952, Canada

                        7 Patrick Struys, b:26-Feb-1984, Toronto, Canada

                        7 Kenneth Struys b:12-Sep-1987, Toronto, Canada

                    6 Johann LeRai Struys, b:18-Jul-1956, Toronto, Canada

 

                5 Marjorie Winfred Solomons, b:8-May-1930, Matara + Visvanathan Kanakaratnam, b:20-Dec-1929, d:3-Jun-1976

                    6 Ranjan Kanakaratnam, b:10-Oct-1953 + Cherie Lord, b:15-Oct-1956

                    6 Jahen Kanakaratnam, b:12-Mar-1978, Toronto, Canada

                    6 Jacintha Kanakaratnam, b:18-Jun-1985, Toronto, Canada

                    6 Joshua Kanakaratnam, b:18-Dec-1987

                    6 Mahen Kanakaratnam

                    6 Kumar Kanakaratnam, b:23-Nov-1954 + Maxine Pereira

                    6 Tanya Kanakaratnam, 23-Nov-1954 + George Wu

                        7 Christopher Wu

                    6 Maya Kanakaratnam, b:23-Nov-1954

 

                5 Clive Alcide Solomons, b:8-Jul-1932 + Bertha Solomons, b:14-Dec-1945

                    6 Jennifer Patricia Solomons, b:12-Oct-1965 + Dayawansa Menik Jayasekere, b:4-Oct-1960

                    6 Patrick Sumeida Jatasekere, b:5-Aug-1985

                    6 Lochana Kavinda Jayasekere, b:17-Feb-1994

                    6 Ralston Solomons, b:29-Oct-1969 + Bastian, b:18-Jan-1972

                    6 Charles Solomons, b:13-May-1971 + Rosalind Pinto, b:18-Jan-1972

 

                5 Lois Charmaine Solomons, b:3-Nov-1933 + Kingsley Pakiarajah Casinadar, b:5-Mar-1933, m:22-Apr-1961 at Kandy

                    6 Andrew Casinadar, b:14-May-1956 + Anne Steiner, b:20-Oct-1957

                    6 Sybilla Jane Casinadar

                    6 Aloyce Grace Casinadar

                    6 Chrishanti Sandra Casinadar, b:2-Nov-1964 + David

                    6 Christine Priyani Casinadar, b:18-Aug-1962

                    6 Cherene Vinodini Casinadar, b:11-Oct-1972

 

                5 Esther Alicia Solomons, b:25-Oct-1936 + Kenneth Alexander Gnanaselvan Hannibelsz, b:1939, d:13-Jan-1999 in Australia, m:25-Apr-1964 at St. Michaels and All Angels, Kollupitiya

                    6 Andrew Hannibelsz, 14-May-1962

                    6 Amelia Hannibelsz, b:14-Mar-1978

 

                5 Daphne Therese Solomons, b:23-Oct-1943 + Wei Tin Chu, b:1936 (div)

 

            4 Henrietta Charlotte Solomons

 

        Charles Landsbergher Solomons, b.24-Mar-1844

 

        3  Frederick James Arnold Solomons, b:23-Jan-1846

            Bertram Arthur Terence Solomons,engine driver, d:17-Jan-1963, + Adina Vivienne Anthonisz b.16.3.1886 d.23.8.1930,m: 29-Sep-1915 in Galle

                5 George Ernest Solomons

                5 Douglas Conrad Solomons

                5 Terrence Solomons, engine driver CGR

 

            Edgar Justin Solomons, b.1890, d:1-Oct-1965, + Lucretia Helena Ludekens b.27.3.1884 d.2.8.1950

                5 Justin Solomons

            4  2nd spouse of Edgar Justin Solomons, b.1890, d:1-Oct-1965: + Maria Teresa de Vos b.1926, m: 19.11.1953 at St. Paul’s Kandy

            Eva Solomons + Flynn

 

        3  George Samuel Solomons, b:25-Nov-1847

 

        3  Robert Alexander Solomons, b:1849 + Charlotte Cook, b:1857, m:13-Dec-1875 at St. Paul’s, Kandy

            Agnes Florence Solomons, b:16-Jan-1881

            Clarence Cuthbert Solomons, b:1892 + Ethel Frederica Godlieb b.1894, m: 21.4.1917 at Holy Trinity Colombo

                Pamela Merlyn Solomons, + Walter Emmanuel William Melder b.20.12.1915 d.9.12.1942, m:7-Jun-1941 at  St.Paul's Kynsey Rd.,  

 

        3  2nd spouse of Robert Alexander Solomons + Sophia Claasz

            4 NESTA FLORENCE SOLOMONS, b:25-Jul-????, d:30-Dec-1965 + Joseph Daniel Herft d.20.10.1966, m: 24-Apr-1924 at St.Paul's

Pettah, Colombo
            4 MURIEL SOLOMONS

 

        3  Maryann Georgiana Solomons, b:5-Sep-1851 + Stanley

 

        3 RICHARD WILLIAM CECIL SOLOMONS, b:27-Mar-1853

 

        3 AMELIA MATHILDA SOLOMONS, b:9-Jul-1854

 

        3 SELINA MERCIANA SOLOMONS, b:23-Jan-1856 

 

        3 EDWARD FRANCIS SOLOMONS
 

        3 ALICE LAURA ADOLPHINA SOLOMONS + Oliver Vincent Felsinger 
 

    2 FREDERICK SOLOMONS (1810 - 13-01-1893) Kandy) + Charlotte Elizabeth Greve (23-09-1816 - 26-07-1884 Kandy)

 

        3 FREDERICK CHARLES COOPMAN SOLOMONS (14-11-1843 - 1874) + Louise Rosina Shaw

            4 FREDERICK CHARLES SOLOMONS b:08-Mar-1871
            4 ARTHUR HENRY SOLOMONS (died young)

 

        3 SOPHIA NATALINA SOLOMONS b:08-03-1849

        3 PHILIP FRANCIS SOLOMONS b:23-03-1851 + Eleanor White

            4 MARY SOLOMONS b:1881 + Oliver Silva
            4 PHILIP SOLOMONS + Kelaart
            4 EDITH SOLOMONS + Norman Leslie van der Straaten (10-06-1880)

                5 Algernon Leslie Spencer van der Straaten (30-10-1909) + Noble Rodrigo
                5 Philip Ronald Clifford van der Straaten (16-08-1911)
                5 Francis Norman Douglas van der Straaten (30-08-1912)
                5 Noel Elroy van der Straaten (11-12-1914) + Marjorie Lauders

            4 FRANCIS WILLIAM SOLOMONS + Buttery

                5 BRENDA SOLOMONS + Fonseka
                5 JOYCE SOLOMONS + Martensteyn

 

        3 WILLIAM HENRY SOLOMONS (22-09-1853 - 02-12-1936) + Emelie Sophia Pereira (15-02-1850 - 1932)

            4 WILLIAM FREDERICK ALFRED SOLOMONS b:23-Mar1888 - 29-06-1981)
            4 HARRY DANIEL SOLOMONS (26-07-1890 – b:29-Jun-1981) + Charlotte Camille Jansz (06-11-1889 - 05-04-1970)

                5 HENRY EDWARD WILLIAM SOLOMONS (Pat), (Retired Assistant Commissioner of Inland Revenue) b:17-Mar-1922, d:25-Jun-2005 + Iona Marguerita Van Langenburg (10-11-1930

 

Sri Lanka Sunday Observer June 26 2005 – Obituaries

SOLOMONS - HENRY EDWARD WILLIAM - (Retired Assistant Commissioner of Inland Revenue). Passed away peacefully on the morning of 25th June 2005. Beloved husband of Iona, father of the late Roger Solomons (Chinese Dragon Cafe), Romaine Jayasekera and Rhona Balthazaar (Australia), brother of Jean Solomons Arasanayagam and Rosemary Solomons, father-in-law of Bumpy, Dirk, and Miriam, grandfather of Damien, Johann, Keisha, Kirsty, Jonathon, Jason, Trent and Julian. Service at 2.30 p.m. on Monday 27th June. Thereafter cortege leaves residence 61/1, D.S. Fonseka Road, Colombo 5 at 3.15 p.m. Cremation at General Cemetery Borella at 4.00 p.m. (No flowers by request).  

 

                    6 ROMAINE MARGUERITA SOLOMONS b:19-Nov-1949 + Bumpy Jayasekera
                    6 PATRICK ROGER KEITH SOLOMONS (Chinese Dragon Café, Bambalapitiya), b:19-Mar-1953, d:2004 + Miriam
                    6 RHONA APRIL SOLOMONS b:18-Apr-1955 + Dirk Balthazaar (Australia)

                5 ROSEMARY SOLOMONS
                5 JEAN LYNETTE CHRISTINE SOLOMONS b:22-Mar-1934 + Thiagarajah Arasanyagam (02-12-1931)

                    6 Parvati Arasanyagam b:16-May-1954* (twins)

                    6 Devasundarie Arasanyagam b:16-May-1954* (twins)

            4 NINIAN ARTHUR SOLOMONS b:09-Apr-1892
            4 EMELIA CHARLOTTE SUSAN SOLOMONS b:03-Jan-1894
            4 ELSIE ETHEL WINIFRED SOLOMONS b:22-03-1895
            4 CAMILLA MIRIAM LOUISE SOLOMONS b:04-12-1896
            4 ELMER JOHN WINIFRED SOLOMONS b:10-Jul-1900

 

        3 CHARLOTTE ARNOLDINA SOLOMONS b:08-Feb-1874

 

    2 FRANCIS SOLOMONS
 

    2 GEORGE SAMUEL SOLOMONS
 

    2 FREDERICK CHARLES SOLOMONS
 

    2 JAMES EDWARD SOLOMONS

 

Additional Solomonsz data discovered recently that has not immediate fit into the above tree is indicated below for further research and study:

 

1  Christian Earnest Solomonsz b:1896 + Queenie Melita White, b:1900

    2  Melita Carmen Philomena Solomonsz 1936 + Frederick Louis Alexander Koelmeyer, b:2-Feb-1937 (1131)

        3  Johann Kolemeyer

        3  Kirk Kolemeyer

        3  Christopher Koelmeyer

        3  Eloise Koelmeyer

 

[great grandchildren of CE Solomonsz & Queenie Melita White are Jessica, Kate and Rebecca


 

Jean Solomons – Arasanayagam

With one foot in either world

With both the blood of the colonizer and the colonized running in her veins, yet belonging to neither group, Jean Arasanayagam searches for her own identity in her latest novel as in her other work.......

By Smriti Daniel - Sunday Times Jun 3 2007
 

Going down to Kandy to see Jean Arasanayagam is always a pleasure. She lives in what used to be her grandfather’s house, on Peradeniya Road. A small but lush garden protects the house from the sight, if not the sound, of the busy street. Within her little fortress, I know Jean spends her time pleasurably engaged in sketching, cooking, taking care of her small family and writing her novels. And it is the last that I have come to chat with her about. As I make my way into the house, I feel the pleasant weight of Jean’s newest and possibly best book - ‘A Nice Burgher Girl’ – lying heavy in my bag.

Jean Arasanayagam

The book, laced as it is both with rollicking humour and heart wrenching memories, is a wonderful chronicle of an entire way of life - one that is to all intents and purposes no more. A world of lace and ribbons, of milk punch and Rita Toussaint Vanlangenberg’s Christmas cake; and people – so human, yet somehow so exotic. Aunty Girlie and her extravagant banquets; Uncle Bertie and his gallery of dreams; Aunty Thomas, mistress of a boarding house, accomplished at reading tea leaves and the young Scotsman who called himself Johnny Walker, all stride across the stage of Jean’s memory. “I can still remember all their faces, even up to this day,” Jean says, adding that, “I still can’t get over the fact that so many people had been crowded into my childhood, and into my adolescence and into my life.”

On her mother’s side, Jean can trace her roots back to the Grenier and Jansz families, while on her father’s she draws from the Johnstons and the Solomons. Her father Henry Daniel Solomons and her mother Charlotte Camille Grenier Jansz had four children of whom Jean was the youngest. Surrounded by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and “colonial vagabonds” in all shapes and sizes meant that Jean had a colourful childhood, one she faithfully chronicles in her book. ‘A Nice Burgher Girl’, “grew from episodes, encounters, happenings, memories…all of these,” she says today.

Recalling parties, boarding school and attending service in her starched, rustling Sunday best, Jean’s account of her childhood reveals the life of a young girl, lucky to be living a cocooned life. A reader would expect this when they picked up this book – after all the Burghers enveloped in English traditions and mannerisms did live a life apart, markedly different to that of their Ceylonese counterparts. But what tugs at the heart is watching Jean forming her first tentative bonds with her motherland and its people…bonds that grow strong and effortlessly because Jean had Mungo; Mungo who played with her, watched over her and rocked Jean to sleep on her lap, singing ‘doiyi, doiyi, doiya, doiya, babo’; Mungo who told her thrilling tales of Rakshasis who strung Kevun from trees to lure children close and cautioned Jean to never leave her nail clippings where they might be stolen and used in a spell.

It seems that such opposing influences have always struggled within Jean. And so she tells her stories, and her stories within stories, from a unique perspective - with one foot in either world. With both the blood of the colonizer and the colonized running in her veins, yet belonging to neither group, Jean searches for her own identity, for something in which to anchor herself. And while she sifts through her memories, stopping here, then there, chuckling, tearing, agonizing, lost in thought, she achieves what she set out to do: she has created a record of her inheritance. “I wanted to investigate this childhood of mine, this past of mine, and I wanted to recall and reclaim all these wonderful stories,” Jean says.

She takes these stories – some told to her, some enacted in front of her, some overheard (“my mother would always say ‘potatoes have eyes, walls have ears’”) – and uses them sketch in quick yet dramatic detail the lives and times of her family and friends. Whether her subject is scandalous or sentimental, factual or intensely personal, Jean’s pen weaves pure magic – her prose is intensely lyrical and entirely iridescent. She only enhances the reader’s experience when she includes poems written by long dead relatives, historical research, letters exchanged, photographs, folk tales, lyrics to popular ditties and even cherished family recipes including two for ginger beer and Christmas cake.

Throughout it all, Jean seems to say: this is me, this is where I come from, and these are the people who have shaped me. “In a sense this book is also a tribute to my parents who were wonderful people, and who gave all the freedom I needed to be myself.” It is also a tribute to some of the most inspiring people Jean will ever know – her single, determinedly individual aunts. “They were such fabulous women,” she says, having dedicated several pages to them. “I think I learnt a lot from their sense of responsibility towards others and the importance they placed on family,” she says, adding that “women of that generation – they would not suffer to be nonentities.”

Written in segments, ‘A Nice Burgher Girl’ does not proceed chronologically and instead is a colourful pageant of Jean’s own memories of her childhood and adolescence. She restricts herself to those alone, even though her life as an adult far outdoes her childhood in terms of sheer drama; reserving the details of her departure from this safe enclave for another time. Despite everything this book is testament to the fact that Jean is still very much in touch with her roots. “I have tried to maintain a certain way of life in the way that my parents did,” she says, ruminatively, remembering how hospitality, for instance, has always been a key part of her parents’ lives.

And it’s true that Jean seems to delight in describing tables packed with guests and groaning under the weight of delicious delicacies – authentic lamprais, roast beef and roast bismore, stews, curries and pies, coming in course after course with light, flavourful sweet omelettes for dessert, or blancmange, love cake or rich cake, guava preserves and pancakes.

Today Jean and her husband Thyagaraja Arasanayagam, (whom she fondly calls “Arasa”) and their daughter Parvathi (her other daughter, Devi, resides in Canada) still lay a grand table – the solid old wood covered in steaming dishes. Talking and laughing around the table, it is easy to see that Jean not only embraces her complex inheritance but that she revels in it: with each new memory, each new acquaintance, each new challenge taking her one step further on the road we must all travel: the path to self discovery.