Sri Lankan Burgher Family Genealogy

 

WHITE - Family #1161

1  Joseph White + Elizabeth

…2  Anthony Samuel White, bp:1815 + Hariett Caroline Roosmalecoq m:1844 (1160)

……3  Maria Eveline White, born at 'Temple Trees' Colpetty, Colombo 3, the home of her cousin, Charlotte who married John Walbeoff who then owned it + Alfred Octavius Winter, b:10-Jun-1836, bp:26-Sep-1836, at Galle. He died at Baddegama on 12-Oct-1883 and his widow Maria Eveline (nee White) married Harry Street. She was born on 18..11.1845 at "Temple Trees" (now the official residence of the Prime Ministers of Ceylon) which was owned by John Walbeoff, a relative of her mother (1158)

………4   Alfred William Rosmale Cocq Winter of Pillagoda Valley, Baddegama, b:21-Nov-1864 at Unanvitiya, a small estate belonging to his father on the banks of the Gin Ganga below Mapalagama, d:1931 + Dorake Vithanagι Johana alias Hinnihamy (common law spouse), b:1880, d:1919 at Galle Hospital, m:1897

…………5  Name Not Known (died in infancy)

…………5  Hilda Dagmar  Winter, born at Gintota, Galle on 28-Jun-1898.+ Joseph van der Poorten of Galagedara, married at Ganegama Church, Baddegama on 5-Feb-1920. Joseph was born at Greenwood Estate, Galagedara on 27-Jun-1895, son of Antoine Joseph van der Poorten senior, a Fleming who escaped to Ceylon after being ship-wrecked, in a small boat with one other man from the Belgian Congo and married a Sinhalese lady. Hilda died at Alfred Place, Colpetty (Kolupitiya), Colombo in the late 1960s (1159)

……………6  Aileen van der Poorten, born at Rock Hill Estate, Galagedara on 17-Jun-1921, baptised at Ganegama Roman Catholic Church. + Bernard William  divorced her first husband and both her children died. She lives with her 2nd husband Joe Hoek in Australia – address: 2-4 Jeanette Crescent, Aberfoyle Park, S. Australia 5159. Aileen is ill and amongst other ailments, suffers badly from glaucoma so cannot see very well. I believe she has grand children

……………6   Bryan Roger van der Poorten, b:21-Dec-1922 at Katugastota, baptised at St. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia by the Rev. Foster. + Prema and had about 3 or 4 children. (died young) 2nd spouse: + Padmini. They have children in Ceylon. (Sri Lanka)

……………6   Joyce Inez van der Poorten, born at the Firs Nursing Home, Kandy on 5.2.1930 and baptised at the Jesuit Seminary, Ampitiya. + James Stevenson Gorrie of Dundee on 26.9.1946 and divorced him. She had no children.  Her second husband is in Australian TV (I believe a producer). She calls herself by a Sinhalese name

 

…………5  Hero Dagmar Winter, b:4-Jan-1903, d:12-Aug-1909 of dysentery, buried at the Mahodara Christian Cemetery, Galle. The epitaph reads "In loving memory of Hero Dagmar, born 4.1.1903, died 12.8.1909 - It is well with the child."

 

…………5   Violet Dagmar Winter, b:30-Mar-1980 at Gintota + Reginald Hermon, planter. She died on 14-Sep-1966 and was buried at Kanatte Cemetery, Colombo

……………6  Rex Hermon who studied law and became a barrister but gave this up to become a planter, + Rose Richardson, daughter of James Richardson of Baddegama. He and his family emigrated to Australia.

……………6  Maurice Hermon + Ms. Loos but had no children. They emigrated to Australia.

……………6  Richard "Dicky" Hermon married an Eurasian girl and had at least 2 children, They emigrated to Australia.

………………7  Susan Hermon

 

…………5   [2] Norman Dagmar  Winter, b:18-Jun-1906 at Pillagoda Estate, Baddegama + [1] Nancy Mabel Winter, b:11-Apr-1912

……………6   [3] Wendy Florence Garcia Winter (born at St. George Estate, Galagedara in her grandfather, Edmund’s house on 12-Jan-1940, but her uncle Joe registered the birth at Greenwood Estate because her father was working for him at the time on one of the van der Poorten estates at Ambanpitiya) + [17] Jose Garcia Pichel, m:18-Dec-1967

………………7  [18] Guillermo Garcia Winter (b. 21-Jun-1967) + [19] Mary Hennessy of Glanmor, Kilkenny, Ireland

…………………8  [20] Elena Maria Garcia (b. 27-May-1997)

………………7  [21] Daniel David Garcia Winter (b. 26-Feb-1969) + [22] Angela Strange of New Malden, Surrey

………………7  [23] Sara Elena Dorotea Garcia Winter (b. 21-Feb-1979, d. 13-Nov-1979).

 

……………6  [4] Anne Marguerite Winter, b:10-Mar-1942 + [24] Peter Graham Williams

………………7  [25] Anna Katrina Williams

………………7  [26] Jeremy Peter Williams

………………7  [27] Laura Melisande Williams

 

……………6  [5] Roger (Rory) Edmund Winter, b:9-Jun-1947 + [28] Zofia Margarete Zagula of Poland (nee Miners)

………………7  [29] Jan Norman Benjamin Winter, b:27-Dec-1972

………………7  two step children: Simon & Caroline Miner (in USA)

 

…………5  Sydney Dagmar  Winter, born on 17-Mar-1912 at Pillagoda Valley Estate and educated at St. Thomas CMS College, Mutwal. He was sent to England in 1926 and studied at Edward VII Grammar School, Sheffield and then at St. George's Hill College, Weybridge, Surrey which later moved to Ashford. He was employed with the Aeronautical Inspection Directorate during World War II and married on 13-Apr1941 at St. John's Church, Wembley, Middlesex Dorothee Andrews, daughter of Hubert Andrews, the Maples Furniture representative in Paris. Dorothee's sister Gertrude was wife of Sir John Boothman whom she married in 1922. Gertrude, Lady Boothman, died on 11-Jul-1979 at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and Sir John in 1957. Dorothee died in 1979 at Hailsham, Sussex and was buried in the parish church there. Her only son Paul was born on 5-Aug-1943 at Leamington Spa and baptised at St. John's Church, Wembley. + Joan Warnette. Sydney worked as a motor engineer in England, later owning his own garage then returned to Ceylon where he rose to become managing director of the Rowlands, a Rootes Group Company. He designed a motor boat and a trailer.

……………6  Michael Winter

……………6  Anna Winter

 

…………5  Nora Winter died aged 15 months

…………5  Rioty Marshall Dagmar Winter, b:3-Jul-1912 at Pillagoda, educated at St. Thomas CMS College, Mutwal, Colombo. He was sent to the England in 1926 to the Edward VII Grammar School, Sheffield with his brother Sydney and then to St. George's Hill College, Weybridge, Surrey which later moved to Ashford. He trained in electrical engineering at the Commercial College, Guildford and volunteered for the Home Guard during World War II, then joined the Royal Air Force where he held a King's Commission, serving in Italy, Greece, Austria, the Mediterranean and Egypt. He was demobbed in 1947 and returned to England after a short stay in Ceylon. He took up employment with the East Grinstead Urban District Council. He finally returned to Ceylon in 1948. + (1) an English girl called Vera who was an ATS during the War and whom he divorced, (2) Nevanka, an Yugoslavian war orphan brought up by Austrian parents (3) Marga Jochem of German descent whose parents fled the Russian invasion of Prussia. Rioty emigrated to Lόbeck where he died in October 1990.

……………6  Arnold William Winter b:27-Apr-1960 at the Joseph Fraser Nursing Home, Colombo (certificate 1445, Wellawatte Division), baptised August 1960 at Warleigh Church, Dickoya + Alice Chow (of American-Chinese descent), living at 125, Kelly Lane, Media, Pennsylvania, USA.

……………6  Vernon Hans Winter b:10-Nov-1963 at the Joseph Fraser Nursing Home, Colombo, baptised at Christchurch, Baddegama 28-Jul-1964, living in Germany (TV cameraman).

 

………4  2nd spouse of Alfred William Rosmale Cocq Winter: + Aslin Hettiaratchie (common law wife)

…………5   Harold Dagma Winter, d:15-Nov-2001, interred at St Sebastians’ Church burial ground, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka + Elaine

……………6  Alfred Winter, 87, Boulevard Raspil, Paris 75006

……………6  Erin Winter, computer programmer of 401, East .46th Street, New York

……………6  Sandra Winter + Brixham in Norway

……………6  Dennis Winter, planter in Ceylon

……………6  Trevor Winter in Canada

………………7  daughter

………………7  daughter

……………6  Cheryl Winter + Hill Alan of 23, Wimpole Street, London

 

Harold Winter obituary published in the Sri Lanka Daily News of Tuesday, Oct 16, 2001:-

WINTER ­ HAROLD DAGMA Dearly beloved husband of Elaine, darling daddy of Alfred, Erin, Dennis, Trevor, Sandra & Cheryl, father-in-law of Patricia & Wijaya, darling seeya-daddy of Harshini, Niroshini & Dhanuka, son of the late A.W. Winter of Pillagoda Valley Estate, Baddegama, brother of Irene, Roxana & Lionel. Cortege leaves residence 6/1, 1st Lane, Uswatte, Moratuwa for St Sebastians’ Church burial ground at 4.00 p.m. on 16th October 2001.

[Note: "seeya-daddy" is a local anglicised colloqualism for grandpa, seeya=grandpa in Sinhalese]
 

…………5  Irene Winter + Eric Heath. She had a daughter Jenny by a previous relationship

……………6  Jennifer Heath + Ron Adam

………………7  Katherine Adam

………………7  Ann Adam

………………7  Robert Adam

………………7  James Adam

 

…………5  Roxana Winter + Ray Stuart , issue in Australia

……………6  Leanne Stuart + Brian Kerr

………………7  Stuart Kerr

………………7  Daniel Kerr

………………7  Mathew Kerr

………………7  Emma Kerr

……………6  Mandy Stuart + Darren Culverhouse

………………7  Tara Culverhouse

………………7  Nicholas Culverhouse

 

…………5  Lionel Winter + Grace Russell,  issue in Australia

……………6  Russel Winter + Sandra Piper

………………7  Mark Winter + Allison Hirst

…………………8  Brent Winter

…………………8  Mason Winter

……………6  Trevor Winter

……………6  Craig Winter + Carol Scott

………………7  Lachlan Winter

………………7  Declan Winter

………………7  Dylan Winter
 

………4  3rd  spouse of Alfred William Rosmale Cocq Winter: + Name Not Known (common law wife)

…………5  Willie Winter

…………5  Mary Dagmar Winter

…………5  Harry Winter

 

………4  4th   spouse of Alfred William Rosmale Cocq Winter: + Shelagh Basile Fan Horner, b:1900 and d:1971. She went to Ceylon after 1928. Her life in Ceylon was difficult due to the oppressive climate, the isolation and post-parturient depression. She married secondly Lt. Commander Wilfred Richard Paul "Putty" Eyre, Ally's cousin and after his suicide returned to England where she lived at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset till 1955, then Farnham, Surrey till 1965 when she moved to Cranleigh, Surrey, a house built by her son-in-law Jack Channing's company where she died in 1971 of cancer

…………5  Shelagh Evelyn Winter, b:1929, (descendant from the barons Kilmaine)+ Captain Matthew Capel Wilson, m:1954, Royal Army Veterinary Corps and emigrated to New Zealand after her marriage but returned after her separation. She lived in the Isle of Man and then went to London where she has a shop retailing second-hand clothes and jewellery.

……………6  Francisca Wilson, b:1958 + Mills, m:1978, whom she divorced. She returned to Auckland, New Zealand and Whangapora

………………7  Carla Mills, b:Dec-1977

………………7  Zara Mills b:10-Feb-1979

………………7  half-brother Sam Clarke, b:1988

…………5  2nd spouse of Shelagh Evelyn Winter, b:1929: + Wilfred Eyre

……………6  Paul Francis Cavendish Eyre, MD (b.1935) + Jackie..? He died in 1966 of a drug overdose

………………7  Caroline Eyre

………………7  Richard Eyre

 

…………5  Aline Winter, b:Aug-1930 in Ceylon, baptised at the church of the Sacred Heart, Elifritiya on 5-Dec-1930, godfather Jared Horner, godmother Emelia Horner by proxy. She went to England in 1938, studied in a convent and lived in Somerset until 1955, then moved to Cranleigh where she ran a pony stud. She was keen gardener and Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society. She died on 25-Mar-1986 of cancer.  + Jack Channing, b:18-May-1928 in Burnham-on-Sea, son of a builder. He was also a builder and lived at Cranleigh m:1951

……………6  Nicholas William Kilmaine Channing (b. 8-Jul-1952 at Weston-super-Mare). He moved from Cranleigh to Ewhurst in about 1975 and then to Broadstone Farm, Oakwoodhill in 1982.

……………6  Adrian Paul Frankfort Channing (b. 21-Feb-1954 at St. Martins, Brent Knoll, Somerset), moved from Cranleigh to Ewhurst in 1984, BSc Hons. Maths and Stats. Sussex University (1976), ACA (1982) ATII (1984), now has his own accounting business.

……………6  Katherine May de Montmorency Channing (b. 8-Feb-1956 at Tadmore, Cranleigh), moved to Shanley Green (c.1984) and to Ockley (1987) married 21-Sep-1985 Stephen Michael Dallyn (b. 1951) Benjamin Patrick Dallyn (b. 4-Jun-1990).

 

…………5  Alfred Antony Winter, b:1931, educated at Downside, lived at Worth during World War II, emigrated in 1949 to Rhodesia and joined the South African Police Force, moved in 1979 to Durban, South Africa and joined the army, a keen carpenter, + in 196- Rita Muller (her second husband. She was brought up in Mozambique, She had a son Cosia by her first marriage)..Tony retired in 1991

……………6  Julia Winter (b. c. 1967) + on 19.12.1987 Charles du Plessis

………………7  Mandy du Plessis. b:1988

………………7  Carmen du Plessis b:1988

……………6  Teresa Winter (Mrs Hussey) b.c. 1969, m. May 1992.

……………6  Benedict Winter (b.c. 1974).

 

…………5  [7] Evelyn Gertrude Winter + [6] Edward Deslandes Bowman, son of Haverstock Hodsell Bowman, descended from Thomas Bowman, partner of George Winter

……………6  [8] Edward Bowman

……………6  [9] Haverstock Bowman

……………6  [10] Rex Bowman

……………6  [11] Annie Bowman

……………6  [12] Margaret Bowman

 

…………5  Rev. Charles Henry  Winter, Charles H. Winter He lived in Buckinghamshire, then moved to Elsdon, Northumberland where he repaired the rectory with £2,000 of his own money and tried to raise more for a school and the church. He was 13 years at Elsdon and then moved to North Repps, near Cromer, Norfolk. After 6 years he resigned owing to illness and bought a bungalow at Baughhurst, near Basingstoke. After 10 years there, he moved to Farnham and eventually to "The King's Peace", Grayshott, Hindhead, Surrey at 82 years of age. On his 80th birthday he visited his brother Edmund in Ceylon leaving the UK on 30.7.1951, arriving in Ceylon on 1.8.1951. + Caroline Harvey (descended from Robert Charles & Emily Girdlestone), m:6-Jul-1904

……………6  Caroline Beatrice Cresse Winter (b. 13.4.1905) at West Dulwich. Carol went to the Domestic Science School, London University and finished a course at Seaford, Sussex. She had a business in cake-making in Farnham and adopted a boy named Richard Charles.

……………6  Eva de Sevignι Winter (b. 16.8.1906) at Alley Croft. Eva did ambulance and Red Cross work during the war at Cranmer Hall, Norfolk under Major and Lady Evelyn Jones. She joined the WRNS and went abroad then held a post in London where she met with an accident

……………6  Edith Gertrude "Trudie" Irene Winter (b. 18-Nov-1908 at Durweston, Dorset. Trudie went to University and took an Honours Degree in History. She became a librarian and went to the University of Liverpool; where she got a post. She was private secretary to Dr. Coupland, Professor of History for 17 years and visited Egypt 3 times. She collaborated with Dr. Coupland in writing a book on Medieval History.

 

…………5  Sarah Cresse Winter, born at Baddegama on 22-May-1874 and when aged 22 went to join her brother George in Florida. She married C. N. Chesshyre who had been a pupil at Fruitlands Park, later becoming a solicitor. She met with an accident, being struck by lightning while sitting near the fireplace during a heavy storm. It struck the gable of the house next door and the charge travelled along the telephone wires, striking her on the right side, practically paralysing her right hand. She moved to Leesburg where her husband died on 16-May-1925. Sarah died on 1-Jun-1962 aged 88 + C.N. Chesshyre, m:21-Nov-1896, 1896 at tthe Church of St. John the Baptist., Montclair, Lake County, Florida, USA. Revd. J.H. Davet officiating. The marriage recorded in Marriage Record Book Page 400 at James(?), Lake, Co, Florida USA

……………6  Ida Chesshyre (b. 16.8.1909) Mrs Miller.

……………6  Alfred Chesshyre (b. 17.11.1902) married Julie Shephard.

……………6  Julia Chesshyre (b. 18.11.1902), Mrs Shepard of St. Petersburg, USA.

……………6  Gertrude Chesshyre (b. 7.2.1912), Mrs E. H. Jackson of St. Petersburg, USA.

……………6  Charles William Chesshyre (d. 13.12.1910).

 

………4  William Sextus Daly Winter, born at Sunnyside, Baddegama on 25.2.1878, died Perth, Australia in 1951 + Annie Florence Gertrude Elizabeth Gray, b:21-Mar-1890, d:Dec-1979,  He took up planting in Ceylon and farming in Australia. He had 11 legitimate children, all born in Ceylon except Robert who was born on the ship "Maloja" en route to Australia where they arrived on 21-Dec-1926

…………5  Nina Florence Gertrude Winter (b. 16.8.1912) + William Martin, m:25-Apr-1913 (b.30.7.1913)

……………6  Adrian William Martin (b.23.3.1939) + 1966 Sieneke Koster:

………………7  Robert Martin (b.12.4.1971).

………………7  Peter Martin (b. 27.4.74).

………………7  Yvette Martin b. 5.6.1972 (adopted)

……………6  Pamela Anne Martin (b. 6.10.1942) + in 1962 Dennis Clifford:

………………7  Fiona Clifford (b. 13.4.65) Rachel (b. 6.8.1990).

………………7  Catherine Clifford (b. 22.11.1966) + Scott (b. 20.12.1992).

………………7  Sean Clifford (b. 1.7.4.1971

…………………8  Brooke (b. 18..12.1990).

………………7  Elizabeth Clifford (b. 18.3.1975.

……………6  Coralyn Rosemary Martin (b. 6.10.1943) + 1963 Murray Duncan (b.(23.11.1940):

………………7  Anne Duncan (b. 2.7.9.1963) + Roman Olejko (b. 24.10.1962):

…………………8  Stephanie Olejko (b. 30.6.1990).

…………………8  Katelyn Olejko (b. 3.4.1992).

………………7  Wendy Duncan (b. 17.3.1967) + 1991 Steven Whan (b. 20.10.1956)

…………………8  Roslyn Whan (b. 9.8.1969).

…………………8  Colleen Whan (b. .24.5.71).

……………6  Lynette Martin (b. 1948) + 1969 Michel Damnjanovic (b. 2.3.19465):

………………7  Natasha Damnjanovic (b. 5.5.1972).

………………7  Nicolas Damnjanovic (b. 29.1.1976).

……………6  Nancy Martin (.b. 2..6.1952) + 1969 Ronald Day (b. .3.10.1948):

………………7  Jeremy Day (b. 3.1.1974).

………………7  Mathew Day (b. 27.3.1975)

 

…………5  Alfred Basil Daly Winter (b.7.2.1914, d. 2.11.1982) + Helena Justin Smith in 1945

……………6  David Daly Winter (b. 26.7.1948) adopted.

……………6  Susan (b. 15..8.1951) adopted + Brian Cook:

………………7  Emma Cook.

………………7  Kelly Cook

………………7  Elliott Cook.

 

…………5  Evelyn Beatrice Winter (b. 19.9.1915) + John Hunt in 1940

……………6  Janice Mayoris Hunt (b. 1940) + Andrew Zeltins:

………………7  Catherine Zeltins.

………………7  Sara Zeltins

……………6  Sandra Ann Hunt (b. 1943) + Con Buzios.

……………6  John Richard Hunt (b. 1943) + Valerie?:

………………7  Craig Hunt (b. 7.12.1966 + Katherine:

…………………8  Danny Hunt (b. .8.4.1992).

…………………8  Tricia Anne Hunt (b. .8.7.1870)

 

…………5  Harriett Olga Winter (b. 3.8.1917) + 1941 Kenneth Ross

……………6  Anthea Ross (1941) + 1964 Frank Ward

………………7  FIona Ward.

………………7  Erin Ward.

………………7  Macolm Ward.

……………6  Glenys Ross (b. Nov 1943) + 1966 Peter Davey

………………7  Michelle Davey.

………………7  Katrina Davey.

………………7  Bronwyn Davey.

………………7  Nicholas Davey.

……………6  Patricia Ross + 1968 Alan Weeks

………………7  Christopher Weeks.

………………7  Kate Weeks.

……………6  Jennifer Ross + 1973 John Growden

………………7  Alexander Growden (b. 1973).

………………7  Daniel Growden (b. 1976).

………………7  Luke Growden (b. 1979).

……………6  Roslyn Ross + 1970 Wade Mathews

………………7  Brett Mathews.

………………7  Tara Mathews.

………………7  Kenton Mathews.

……………6  Kenneth "Mac" Ross Patrick Ross.

……………6  Ian Ross Aleshia Ross

 

…………5  Edmund Delandes Winter (b.19.1.1919, d. 2.2.1991) + Betty Kidd divorced

……………6  Lewis Winter Edmund Winter + (2) on 28.12.1947 Joyce (b. 23.2.1929)

……………6  Maxine Winter (b. 7.12.1948) + Robert Benson (b. 29.11.1944):

………………7  Gregory Benson (b. 24.5.1967) + Lisa (b. 5.2.1968)

…………………8  Zarli Benson (b. 1.11.1991).

………………7  Mark Benson (b. 27.10.1970).

………………7  Donna Benson (b. 27.5.1972).

……………6  Graham Winter (b. 9.7.1946) + Robyn McInnernie (b. 15.2.1947)

………………7  Sarah Winter (b. 4.12.1971).

………………7  Matthew Winter (b. .4.10.1976).

………………7  Ronald Winter (b. 4.11.1978).

……………6  Jeffrey Winter (b. 12..8.1953) + 1971 Sandra Vidich (b. 10.2.1955)

………………7  Sheryl Winter (b. 15.8.1971).

………………7  Leanne Winter

………………7  Michelle Winter

………………7  Kristy Winter

……………6  Morris Winter (b. 11.2.1956) + Louise Dovey Erica Winter (b. 22.5.1991).

……………6  Brett Winter (b. 28.112.1964) + Karen McGregor (b. 14.10)

………………7  Kendal Winter(b. 14.10.1991)

……………6  also stepchildren Jasmin and Dayle

 

…………5  Richard Sextus Winter (b. 19.2.1920, killed in action 1945) + Lorraine Medbury

……………6  Richard (b. 1.4..6.1945) divorced

………………7  Darren Winter (b. 19.3.1985).

 

…………5  Patrick Daly (b. 25.5.1921 killed in action 1945

 

…………5  Millicent Kathleen Winter (b. 30.9.1921) + Ken Bowden

……………6  Donald Bowden + Geraldine Trent Bowden.

……………6  Betty Bowden + John Montgomery:

………………7  Michael Montgomery (b. 27.6.1981.

………………7  Katey Montgomery (b. 1.11.1983)

……………6  Roseanne Bowden + Alestair Kerr:

………………7  Tristan Kerr

………………7  Cameron Kerr.

……………6  Julie Bowden.

………………7  Kenneth Bowden

 

…………5  Ruby Elizabeth Winter (b. 12.1.1924) + Tom Curtin

……………6  Mary Curtin (.b. 22,11,1951) + 23.6.1972 Reginald John Rofe

………………7  Sydney Rofe (b. 3.8.1973).

………………7  Thomas Rofe (b. .12.7.1976)

………………7  Susan Rofe (b. 24.8.1977)

………………7  Hanorah Rofe (b. 12.9.1979)

………………7  Jeremiah Rofe (b.8.8.1981)

………………7  Jacob Rofe (b. 16.1.1984)

………………7  Margaret Rofe (b. 23.5.1988

………………7  Cecilia Rofe (b. .26.11.1991)

……………6 Joseph Curtin (b.14.12.1952) + 12.12.1981 Marie?

……………6 Michael Curtin (.b. .12.3.1954)

……………6  Rosemary Curtin (b. 26.12.1956) + 23.5.1987 Henry Pavlovich:

………………7  David Pavlovich (b. 28.12.1986).

………………7  Rebekah Pavlovich (b. .22.6.1989).

……………6  Marie Therese Curtin (b. 21.6.1959) + 25.6.1984 Michael McWhirter:

………………7  Meghan McWhirter (b. 11.4.1984).

………………7  Sean Thomas McWhirter (b. 30.3.93) & stepson Michael McWhirter.

……………6  Bernadette Curtin (b. 10.1.1960) + 1.5.12.1979 Ross Hollywood:

………………7  Michelle Hollywood (b. 10.10.1980).

………………7  Andrew Hollywood (b. 10.12.1981).

………………7  David Hollywood (b. 10.3.1984).

………………7  Emily Hollywood (b. 18.7.1988)

……………6  John Curtin (b. 11.5.1962).

……………6  Carmel Curtin (.B. .11.10./1963) + 12.1.1985 Gary Rapp:

………………7  Matthew Rapp (b. 1.1.1986).

………………7  Laurie Rapp (b. 31.7.1988).

………………7  Andrew Rapp (b. 28.6.92).

 

…………5  Constance Nellie Sarah Winter (b. 23.6.1925) + 1947 Robert Miles

……………6  Judith Miles (.b. 2.1.1948) + 1970 Ross Bell:

………………7  Jennifer Bell (b. 21.6.1972).

………………7  Roslyn Bell (b. 3.7.1975).

……………6  Beverley Miles (b. 18..6.1949) + 1972 Ross Timms:

………………7  Geoffrey Timms (b. 9.2.1973).

………………7  Leanne Timms (b. 13.10.1974).

……………6  Roberta Miles (b. 17.6.1950) + 1973 John O'Sullivan Catherine O'Sullivan (b.20.7.1981)

……………6  Kathleen Miles (b. 8.4.1952) + 1971 Raymond Norton

………………7  Jason Norton (b. 27.2.1971).

………………7  Wade Norton (b. 11.10.1976).

……………6  Richard Miles (b. 16.5.1954)

……………6  Allan Miles (b. 1.3.1956) + 1980 Judith Hansen div.:

………………7  Adam Miles (b. 26.9.1980).

………………7  Christopher Miles (b. 12.12.1981 + Natalie Gorman Sara Miles (b. 19.4.1993) )

……………6  Dennis Miles (b. .26.12.1958).

 

…………5  Robert Maloja Warner Winter (b. 18.12.1926, d. 27.12.1970).+ Eunice Davey

……………6  Daly Winter twin

………………7  Robert Winter

………………7  Steven Winter

………………7  Tyler Winter

……………6  Peter Winter twin (div).:

………………7  Michelle Winter

………………7  Daniel Winter

 

…………5  Sarah “Edna” Winter, d:18-Aug-1980 + Trevor Lorage, CBE, Director of Education, Ceylon, emigrated to UK and both buried in Kensal Cemetery

……………6  Frank Lorage + Rosemary

……………6  Leslie Lorage + Vera McEwen of Ireland

 

…………5  half brother of Sarah “Edna” Winter: George Winter married and with issue in Ceylon

…………5  half sister of Sarah “Edna” Winter: Mary Winter + Eddie Pereira, Superintendent of Police, Colombo

……………6   "Bunty" Pereira married ? issue in Ceylon.

……………6  Maureen Pereira + an Englishman Frank Chenery:

………………7  Mary Anne Chenery.

………………7  Julie Frances Chenery.

……………6  Jeune Pereira + Richard Thiedeman issue in Ceylon

……………6  Muriel Pereira + Ossie Pereira (Eddie's brother), Superintendent of Police in Colombo:

………………7  Astley Pereira + ? issue in Ceylon

………………7  Ernley Pereira + ? issue in Ceylon.

………4  Edmund Winter of St. George Estate, Galagedara, b:2-Apr-1879 at “Sunnyside”, Baddegama,, bp:20-May-1879, d:8-May-1962, buried at St. George’s Estate, Galagedara + Dassanayake Mudiyaniselagι Pahalagedara Kiri Menike, b:17-Jul-1884 at Minigomuwa, Udapalata East, Tumpana (d/o Dassanayake Mudiyanselagι Pahalagedara Ranhamy & Dassanayake Mudiyanselagι Pahalagedara Tikiri Menika), d:25-May-1968 and buried at Kandy

………4  Nellie Winter, b:31-Mar-1903 + Benjamin van der Poorten, b:12-May-1898 (1159)

…………5  Antoine Joseph van der Poorten junior + Miss Mendelsohn, divorced and had no children. He lives at 20 Ellison Road, Streatham, London SW 16 5BY. [Van der Poorten (Tony) son of Ben & Nellie Van der Poorten passed away peacefully aged 72 on the 5th November. Funeral at 2.30 pm on the 15th November at West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High Street, London S E 27. No flowers please but donations to Imperial Cancer Research fund or to Trinity House hospice, Clapham Northside.//Yards away at Holy Trinity church] Antoine’s ashes were to be scattered over Mexico, a land  he loved very much and claimed that they were Eurasians like him too. He was very well read and liked art, architecture, and history. Tony’s obituary appeared in the Sri Lanka daily News on Thursday, November 15, 2000 as follows:-

TONY VAN DER POORTEN   Son of Nellie and Ben, brother of Michael (Micky, UK), Emil (Canada), brother-in-law of Estella and Jean, uncle of Menika, Ranmal, Danny, Peter, Anna, Ben, Michelle and Alain, passed away in the UK. Much loved and sadly missed by friends and relations. Funeral Thurs. 15th West Norwood Crematorium, London. Details: 9A, 5th Lane, Nawala, Rajagiriya. Tel. 077 899 154

 

……………6  Michael (Micky) Adrian van der Poorten (UK) + Carmini Meedeniya

………………7  Menika van der Poorten (in the UK)

………………7  Ranmal van der Poorten (Ceylon)

 

……………6  2nd spouse of  Michael (Micky) Adrian van der Poorten (UK) : + Janet of Irish origin

………………7  Peter van der Poorten

………………7  Benjamin van der Poorten

………………7  Anna van der Poorten  (and also an illegitimate son)

 

……………6  Emil van der Poorten (Canada) + (cousin) Jean Gray. (Canada) (d/o Mary Winter) (1158)

………………7  Michelle van der Poorten

………………7  Alain van der Poorten

……………6  Anita van der Poorten + de Saran

…………5  George Winter by his common-law wife Dassanayake Mudiyanselagι Bandumenike

……………6  Bruce Winter + Dawn Jamieson emigrated Australia daughter in Australia.

……………6  Blossom Winter + Jothipala, a Sinhalese singer:

………………7  Waruni Wilochini Jothipala.

………………7  Regina Jothipala.

………………7  Esther Jothipala.

………………7  Krishiai Jothipala.

……………6  Tarzan Winter issue in Ceylon.

……………….7  [34] Indira Gray + [14] George Johnston

………………….8  [35] Rehana Johnston

……………6  Doris Winter

……………6  William Winter

……………6  Thistle Winter

……………6  Nancy Winter

 

…………5  Annie Winter + Ric Johnson

 

…………5  Mary Winter, b:21-Sep-1906, d:17-Oct-1966, buried Nyanganga Cemetery, Kandy + Humphrey Gray (s/o Dr. Henry Gray)

……………6  Malcolm Gray + Viveca 2 daughters in Ceylon.

……………6  Yvonne Gray twin with Peter who died at birth + Claude Aubry, a French-Canadian/Red Indian

………………7  Anil Aubry and daughter, also Roseanne by another relationship who married but died soon after leaving a son.

……………6  Anne Gray twin with Jean + Joe Joachim, no issue, emigrated Canada.

……………6  Marlene Gray** + Trevor Cannon 2 sons in Canada married and with issue. (** twins)

……………6  Jean Gray** +  Emil van der Poorten (Canada) (1159)

………………7  Michelle van der Poorten

………………7  Alain van der Poorten

 

…………5  Ernest Winter, b:3-Sep-1904 + Mary Burnane

……………6  [13] Diana Margaret Winter + [14] George Christopher Johnston

………………7  [15] daughter Johnston

 

…………5  Annie Winter (b.12.8.1910) + Richard George "Dick" Johnston, planter of Urugalla

……………6  [14] George Christopher Johnston + [13] Diana Margaret Winter

………………7  [15] Carmel Johnston

……………6  2nd spouse of George Christopher Johnston: + [16] Helen Winter (nee Pritchard)

………………7  Rocky Johnston

……………6  3rd spouse of George Christopher Johnston: + ) [34] Indira Gray, daughter. of Tarzan Gray

……………….7  [35] Rehana Johnston

 

…………5  [1] Nancy Mabel Winter, b:11-Apr-1912 + [2] Norman Dagmar Winter

……………6  [3] Wendy Garcia Winter (born at St. George Estate, Galagedara in her grandfather, Edmund’s house on 12-Jan-1940, but her uncle Joe registered the birth at Greenwood Estate because her father was working for him at the time on one of the van der Poorten estates at Ambanpitiya) + [17] Jose Garcia Pichel, m:18-Dec-1967

………………7  [18] Guillermo Garcia Winter (b. 21-Jun-1967) + [19] Mary Hennessy of Glanmor, Kilkenny, Ireland

…………………8  [20] Elena Maria Garcia (b. 27-May-1997)

………………7  [21] Daniel David Garcia Winter (b. 26-Feb-1969) + [22] Angela Strange of New Malden, Surrey

………………7  [23] Sara Elena Dorotea Garcia Winter (b. 21-Feb-1979, d. 13-Nov-1979).

 

……………6  [4] Anne Winter, b:10-Mar-1942 + [24] Peter Graham Williams

………………7  [25] Anna Katrina Williams

………………7  [26] Jeremy Peter Williams

………………7  [27] Laura Melisande Williams

 

……………6  [5] Roger Edmund Winter, b:8-Jun-1948 + [28] Zofia Zagula of Poland (Mrs Miner)

………………7  [29] Jan Benjamin Norman Winter

………………7  two step children: Simon & Caroline Miner (in USA)

 

……………6  William Winter, b:6-Nov-1915 + Hazel Reith of Longueville Estate, Matale

………………7  .Roy Anthony Winter born during a flash flood at Matale when all his hospital cot was swept outside by the water, emigrated Australia married, no issue.

………………7  Terry Winter + ?

…………………8  Alain Winter

……………6  2nd spouse of William Winter, b:6-Nov-1915: +  Peggy Hillman of Meesgastenne Estate, Hataraliyadda

 

……………6  Jessie Winter, b:29-Jun-1914, d:Jan-1966 + Capt. Ivor Peter Murray, RN & RCN

………………7  Angela Anne Murray emigrated Australia + Palitha Mahendra "Harry" Thambugalla >:

…………………8  Alison Anouchka Thambugalla.

…………………8  Adrian Thambugalla.

………………7  Rodney Paul Murray, emigrated Australia, married, no issue.

 

……………6  Victor Winter, b:29-Nov-1918, murdered in 1950s during race riots, bur. St. George, Galagedara)  +[16] Helen Pritchard (she emigrated to Australia after his murder, had a son, Rocky Johnston by George Johnson)

………………7  Cheryl Virginia Winter + C. Sellamuttu

………………7  Louis Winter

………………7  Eon Winter

………………7  Michael Winter

………………7  Allan Winter

………………7  Patricia Winter

………………7  Veronica Winter

 

…………5  Dorothy Helen Winter, b:28-Mar-1921 + George Albert Wood (Englishman in the British Armed Forces stationed in Ceylon during the World War II., emigrated to Hull, Yorkshire and she returned to Ceylon when they divorced)

……………6  David Hencliffe Wood emigrated to UK + a Tamil girl Sarojini.

……………6  Dorothy Anne Wood emigrated to Australia + van Cuylenberg (div)

………………7  2 daughters in Australia.

…………6  Rodney Keith Wood emigrated to UK + Ina ...? from Scotland

………………7  Andrew Wood.

……………6  Lynette Hazel Beverley Wood emigrated to UK + Chandrasiri

………………7  Charlene Chandrasiri.

 

…………5  Phyllis Winter, b:19-Jan-1929 + Reginald Roberts, m:22-Sep-1951 (s/o John & Grace Roberts of Lelwela Estate, Baddegama)

……………6  Ralph Roberts married with issue in Ceylon.

……………6  Kevin Roberts married with issue in Ceylon.

 

…2  Joseph White

…2  George William White

…2  Thomas White

 

Additional data of the WHITE Family received from Bernard White bernardwhite1@mac.com and Anne Winter Williams cottesbrooke@aol.com that needs to be reviewed and possibly connected to the above WHITE Family:-

1  Colonel Abraham White B 1787 d 1818 m Elisabeth Van Driberg b 1790 Colombo Ceylon.

   2  Susannah White

   2  Charlotte White

   2  James White

   2  George White

   2  Abraham White

   2   William White

   2  Charles White

 

1  Charles Leonard White, Tea Planter at Gampola, Sri Lanka + Bandara Menike

   2  John Bernard White (medical practitioner/apothecary) b.1882 d.18.7.1965 + Mary Cecilia Hawke (Tamil descent?), d:Jan-14-1931 (soil poisoning bacteria), married in a Catholic Church in Matale, Sri Lanka, in 1914

3  Stanley Leonard White, b:1916 in Ceylon (lived at Torrington Cottage in Kandy, presently living in Anaheim, California in 2003) + Eleanor Wickramasekera, (d/o Maude Robinson, d:1997 & Wickremasekara) married on December 28, 1940 in St. Philip Neri's Catholic Church in Colombo. Eleanor attended Kandy Convent School.
                        4  Bernard White
bernardwhite1@mac.com

4  Dawn White

4  Errol White + Sherry (USA)

            5  Name Not Known

            5  Name Not Known

4  Ingrid White

4  Mari White

4  Ramona White

4  Ivy White

3  Duncan White (won Silver Medal at the 1948 Olympics) passed away in 1999 in Warwickshire, England, UK + Angela Siebel

            4  Name Not Known

            4  Name Not Known

            4  Name Not Known

            4  Name Not Known

            4  Name Not Known

3  Freddie White + Lavender Brohier

            4  son

            4  daughter

3  Douglas White + Norah Eunice de Joodt

3  2nd spouse of Douglas White + Glory Solomon

 

2  Alice Gertrude White, b:1895 + Don Joseph Gregory Ranasinghe

 

2  Henry George White, b.1895 + Emily Hawke and had 7 children,

         3  Vicky White (Kandy)

         3  Shirley White (?) – need to confirm whether they are all Henry’s children

         3  Marie White (?)

         3  Rita White (?)

 

2  Edward James b.1896 +  Alexandra Reid and had 5 children

            3  Desmond White, Kotte, Sri Lanka

        

2        2nd spouse of Edward James White, b:1896 + Name Not Known

3   Name Not Known

3  Name Not Known

 
 

1  Robinson

   2  Maude Robinson, d:1997 + Wickremasekara (second Spouse Henry)

         3  Eleanor Wickramasekera + Stanley Leonard White, b:1916 in Ceylon (lived at Torrington Cottage in Kandy, presently living in Anaheim, California in 2003)

4  Bernard White bernardwhite1@mac.com

4  Dawn White

4  Errol White + Sherry (USA)

            5  Name Not Known

            5  Name Not Known

4  Ingrid White

4  Mari White

4  Ramona White

4  Ivy White

   2  Anton Robinson

   2  Tiny Robinson

   2  Ian Robinson

   2  Henry Robinson

   2  Rose Robinson

   2  Audrey Robinson (died young)

 

 

Correspondence (E-Mail) received from Bernard White and Anne Winter Williams re the data above and its links to the WHITE Family for reviewand comments and updates, if any:-

 

Thank you so much all of you.
First  Fazli Sameer (I don't know how I should address you),
Thank you for making these connections for me.
I am so grateful that you are helping me as I begin this journey.  I have responded directly to Anne in the following.  I hope that others will read on and see if any thing rings a bell.

Greetings Anne (?),
I'm not sure how to address you.
I am so grateful that you took the time to email me.  This is a very exciting beginning indeed.
Here's some more information.

 

My family is also decended from the White family in Colombo Ceylon, but obviously a different White family. Colonel Abraham White B 1787 d 1818 m Elisabeth Van Driberg b 1790 Colombo Ceylon. They had seven children Susannah, Charlotte,James, George, Abraham, William and Charles.Does anyone know how to find out any more information on this family?

 
Unfortunately I don't know much of anything past John Bernard White and Cecilia Hawke.

Their parents were John Bernard White and Cecilia White nee Hawke.  John Bernard had a sister named Alice and two brothers one of them named Henry.

John Bernard and Cecilia were married in a catholic church in Matale in 1914. Our family home in Kandy, which my father inherited from his father was called Torrington Cottage. The boys went to Trinity College in Kandy.  My father finished up his school days at St. Joseph's.
Cecilia died on January 14, 1931 in Kandy from some soil poisoning (some bacteria). Duncan went on to win the silver medal in the 1948 olympics. Rumour has it that Cecilia was of a mixed Tamil background.


John Bernard was an apothecary.  He would dispense medicines to the local people.


My father Stanley married Eleanor Wickramasakera on December 28, 1940 in St. Philip Neri's Catholic Church in Colombo.
My mother Eleanor went to Kandy Convent School.  My father also had a cousin named Doris who went to the same school.  My father also has a cousin named Vicky White who is one of the sons of Henry White (John Bernard's brother).  Vicky still lives in Kandy.
My mother's mother was Maude Wickramasakera nee Robinson.  She was married to another Henry.  My mother's siblings are Anton, Tiny, Ian, Henry, Rose and Audrey (who died at an early age). My father has written a biography published by Carlton Press.  It is full of clues.  Perhaps you would know someone who is interested in it.  I have copies to send out.


I am seeing my father tonight (July 2003).  He is still alive and living in Anaheim, California.  I will share your email with him to see if he recognized anything.  Stanley is the oldest living White from our family line.  As you might know Duncan, his younger brother passed away about 4 years ago now in Warwickshire, England.  His widow Angela and their children live on.

My father has been experiencing increasing health problems.  He is 87 years old but still completley with all his senses in tact.
I know that the name Rita rings a bell.  I will ask him tonight.

Thank you again for your kindness in responding.

I am brand new to this genealogy game and can use all the help I can get.

I am also growingly interested in the history of Ceylon/Sri Lanka.  Especially from the "Burgher" perspective.  The British officers who fathered children with native women. (which is my story, I believe.)

Thank you again.

Bernard White
bernardwhite1@mac.com


On Monday, July 7, 2003, at 03:03  AM, COTTESBROOKE@aol.com wrote:

      7.7.03

Dear Bernard,

I was in a convent in Ceylon with a White family of girl twins, Shirley and Marie and their older sister, Rita. They also had a brother.We were told we were related to them but cannot find out how?

Duncan White was their cousin so they must be your cousins too. Shirley told me that their grandfather was a medical officer around the Kandy area and that  the family had lost much property at one time.

I know Gammaduwa very well if it is the place you refer to because my father once managed an estate near to it known as Opalgalla near Matale. My uncle Willie actually managed an estate and lived in Gammaduwa belonging to my Aunt's husband's family.   His own wife's family owned one in Rattota close by.I believe Shirley's grandpa was of mixed race and she said her ancestor had come from
London. Our own White ancestor was Anthony Samuel White, whose daughter was Evelyn Maria. While looking for other ancestors around the Bethnall Green area near Spitalfields, I found a person of that name whose parents had been silk weavers just like some of ours. The date of this Anthony Samuel White's baptism seemed to be about the time ours would have been.I found a family of Whites
in the book 'Tombstones and Monuments' and will send you info. from it which maybe on our own family website. It re: a family of Whites descended from a Dr Abraham White who was a Doctor, who left a large family when he died, some of whom where taken care of by the Governor's family I think. I will look it all up and send to you because they have the name John among them. Have you heard
of this family??


Regards,
Anne@cotts

Anne Winter Williams

cottesbrooke@aol.com

 

20.8.2003 Dr. Malcolm Jansze mjansze@sltnet.lk in Sri Lanka wrote
 
Hi Bernard
 
        What a surprise getting this email from you relayed through Fazli. I know your family in Kandy very well. Maybe you remember that next door to old Dr Whites house in Udawattakele lived a schoolmaster from Trinity by the name of Ivan Jansze. He was my uncle and I visited them very often, and knew old Dr White very well. I also met your family at parties etc. I remember Dawn and Errol - but you must have qualified as one of the brats at that stage! - and then your family left for Canada. Also you used to live near Kingswood College in Kandy, and my parents stayed about a mile away at Getembe. I am Vernon Jansze's son.
 
        I do genealogy as a hobby, and have been doing so for donkeys years. I have quite a bit on the Whites of whom quite a few remain. However I trade info for info - so be prepared for umpteen questions - and so will I. 
 
        First what happened to all your sisters and brother - Dawn, Errol, Ingrid, Mari, Ramona & Ivy - and perhaps even more? All I know is that Errol m Sherry in USA and had 2 children. Could you please update me on these families and your own too.
 
        Second your fathers brothers - Duncan, Douglas & Freddie. Douglas m (a) Norah Eunice de Joodt, (b) Glory Solomon and had a daughter by each mariage. Duncan m Angela Siebel and died fairly recently leaving 5 children whose names I do not know. Freddie m Lavender Brohier and had a son and a daughter. Any info on these families is welcome.
 
        Next - your grandmother Maud Robinson who died in 1997 - do you know anything at all about her family? Any scraps would help.
        For the moment that is all the questions. (It is a great pity that I did not ask questions from old Dr White - but I was very shy about genealogy at that stage.
 
John Bernard White medical practitioner b.1882 d.18.7.1965 m Mary Cecilia Hawke. He was the son of Charles Leonard White, tea planter at Gampola & Bandara Menike who had 2 other sons and a daughter as far as I know so far. They were Henry George White b.1885 m Emily Hawke and had 7 children, Edward James b.1896 m (a) Alexandra Reid and had 5 children (b) ...... and had 2 more. Desmond White of Kotte is the eldest son and is still around. JB also had a sister Alice Gertrude b.1895 who married Don Joseph Gregory Ranasinghe. 
 
        So far we have not been able to come across Charles Leonards parents. although there are several White families living in Ceylon -
specially Kandy district- before him. 
 
        Hoping this would help you - and nice to hear news of your family.
 
Regards
Malcolm Jansze – Sri Lanka

mjansze@sltnet.lk

 

Additional information received from Ms Anne Winter Williams which needs extensive research to identify whether it connects with the above family:-
 

Notes from Anne Winter Williams in UK:-

Quote:

All this comes from the Sri Lanka website and ours. Malcolm Jansze emailed and seems to include the family of our school mates, Shirley & Marie Whites ancestors with those of the Dr. I gave him the information Christine gave me of the 7 kids of the Dr (Abraham White) and put him right as our 3 family’s have not been connected yet. I have a suspicion that they are because our James Winter was also married at St. Marys Lambeth and both Christine and the Bethnall Green Whites have exact similar names and born a year apart!(George William White was brother of A.S of Bethnall Green and is also a son of Dr White. If our 3 families were all together on the Genealogy Website matters can be seen more clearly. At least we ought to put the Abe White info from Tombstones so folk can see our A.S is not a son of his as is put about. 
Unquote   
 
1  Dr Abraham White, b:1781(?)-1818
               2  Anthony Samuel White of Bethnall Green
               2  George William White

See Winter Family #1158

23.9.03

Dr Abraham White married Theodora Eliz. VON Driberg not VAN.This ladies' family descended from Friedrich Wilhelm von Driberg who was Commandant of Mullaitivu and died in 1807. He was probably a son of Diederich Carolus von Driberg who was Capt.Lt in the VOC and died in 1804.Capt Charles Driberg signed his name as 'Driberg' in a wedding register and later as 'Drieberg' the von was dropped early.

 

This family was not in anyway connected to the family descended from Johannes Gerardus Drieberg who in 1878 married Johanna Horn apparently. My 'suspected ancestor, Anthony Sam.White is recorded in the register of St Matthews Bethnall Green which I have viewed on microfiche whereas the 7 children of Dr Abraham White must have been recorded in Ceylon where he married. Any info. will be gratefully received especially baptismal dates of the Doctor's children in Jaffna etc.
Anne Winter Williams

cottesbrooke@aol.com