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De Alvis - Family #3168

 

1.      Joan Alvis Wijewardene Seneviratne  Maha Mudaliyar of the Gate  d.1766

 

(NOTE: names like Siriwardene Jayatilleke Seneviratne Gunesekere, Goonetilleke, Abeyewickreme, Bandaranaike, were given by the Dutch and Portuguese when promoted to certain positions. Many people from many families received such names).   P.5

 

1.      Cornelis de Alvis promoted from Mohabdiram of the Atapattu to Mudaliyar of Hewagam Korale in 1791  p.7

 

(NOTE: This De Alvis family most likely Burger……Portuguese married to Sinhalese.  Not sure if there are De Alvis Sinhalese families.     Re. the name De Alwis:  some families are Sinhalese families that were given this name during baptism,  other De Alwis are Burgers……ie. Portuguese and Dutch Soldiers etc. that married Sinhalese.  Robert Knox book says that about 1,000 European prisoners married Sinhalese. Temporal and Spiritual Conquest and other books mention soldiers marrying Sinhalese in order to build a Colony…..to have better success in taking control of Ceylon.)

 

                                  RESEARCH done by: Anne-Marie Samarasinghe  

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D’ Alwis - Family #

 

1. Srimal Bandara – in Portuguese times received the name D’Alwis

 

     2. John D’Alwis Mudaliyar Pasdun and Bentota Walallawiti Korales           

 

            3. James Walter Wickremasinha Goonesekera Seneviratne  D’Alwis  b. 1892.   1912 entered Native Dept. Galle Katchcheri. 1925 President Village Tribunals, Wellaboda Pattu. 1926 transferred to Morawak Korale, in 1934 acted for Mudaliyar, Magam Pattu 

 

[p.47 Chieftains of Ceylon by Van Sanden]

 

                             RESEARCH done by: Anne-Marie Samarasinghe  

 

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D’Alwis - Family #

 

1 Floris D’Alwis  Gunawardhana Muhandiram +

 

     2 David Hidella Goonesekera Seneviratne D’Alwis  

   Mudaliyar Kalutara and Panadure Totamunes.  3rd Mudaliyar, Residency Kandy. Awarded Gold Medal by Govenor Sir R. Brownrigg “as reward for eminent services during the Kandyan Rebellion, 1818.     +      [ p.75  Chieftains of Ceylon by Van Sanden]   

 

            3. D’Alwis + daughter John Gerard Perera, Mudaliyar Salpity Korale  [? ???grand daughter of Abraham Perera Gunawardhana Kuruwe Mudaliyar, (grand uncles John Louis Gunawardhana Kuruwe Mudaliyar, and Gate Mudaliyar J.P. Gunawardhana 2nd Attapat Mudaliyar.  great grand daughter of Don Reynoldus Gunawardhana Mudaliyar and Don Louis Perera Samarawira Gunawardhana Muhandiram  ??? need to check this part]

 

          4. Arnold Valentine Hidella Goonesekera Seneviratne. D’Alwis  1921 Muhandiram Raygam Korale. 1931 President Village Tribunals  Raygam Korale Western Province            [ p.44  Chieftains of Ceylon by Van Sanden]

 

  Where does this fit???  SENEVIRATNE, Hidellikoralage Abram J. de Alwis b. April14, 1852 President of Village Tribunals, Giruwa Pattu West. Residence : Kahawatta, Taugalle    ????   

 

                                      RESEARCH done by: Anne-Marie Samarasinghe  

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De Alwis - Family #

 

1  Don Abraham De Alwis Abeyesiriwardene Goonetilleke  Modeliar and Assistant Interpreter Govenor’s Gate.  P. 58 Chieftains of Ceylon by Van Sanden.

 

1  Don Andris De Alwis Amarasiriwardene Goonetilleke  Modeliar Govenor’s Gate and 2nd interpreter of the Supreme Court.  P. 59 Chieftains of Ceylon by Van Sanden.

 

                    RESEARCH done by: Anne-Marie Samarasinghe  

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De Alwis - Family #

 

1 Don C. De Alwis Mudaliyar Madapatha +

Family claims descent from the famous Alagakonar Adigar who fled from the Kingdom of Kotte and sought refuge at Pitiwala in Galla district during the reign of Bhuwanaka Bahu VI in 1649. [BUT BHUWANAKA BAHU DID NOT REIGN IN 1649. MISTAKE OF DATE? ] P. 48 Chieftains of Ceylon by Van Sanden .

 

      2.  Cyril Gilbert Alahakoon Wijesiriwardana De Alwis  b. 1866  Gate Mudeliyar;  1891 Clerk, Land Registry. 1911  Mudaliyar Pitigal Korale S. 1927 Gate Mudaliyar, having been made Gate Muhandiram 9 years earlier in recognition of his services in handling the affairs of his Korale during the 1915 riots without Police or Military assistance.  + daughter of Mudaliyar Henry Richard Corea, Alutkuru Korale North who was a descendant of Edirille Rala.

 

 

             3. Cyril Gurney Linden Alahakoon Wijesiriwardana De Alwis  b.1897    1918 Chief Clerk, Sanitary Board Puttalam Katchcheri. 1922 transferred to Land Settlement Dept. 1927 promoted to President Village Tribunals Chilaw, and appointed inquirer into sudden deaths.  + daughter of Percy Perera Mudaliyar Kandaboda Pattu

 

                                  RESEARCH done by: Anne-Marie Samarasinghe  

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De Alwis - Family #

 

1 Don Adrian De Alwis Goenetilleke Samerenayke Mudeliyar Salpity Korale p.63

 

                             RESEARCH done by: Anne-Marie Samarasinghe  

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De Alwis - Family #

 

1 Don Johannes De Alwis Wijewickreme Goonewardene Dissanayake   2nd Mudeliyar Hewagam Korale  p.63

 

 

1 Don Daniel De Alwis Karunanayke Jayasinhe Senior Mohandiram Hewagam Korale p.63

 

 

1 Don Welon De Alwis Subeyegoonewardene Wijesekere Vidane Mohandiram Hewagam Korale p.63

 

                                               RESEARCH done by: Anne-Marie Samarasinghe  

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De Alwis - Family #

 

1 Don Abraham De Alwis Goenetilleke Wijewardene Muhandiram Pasdun Korale p.65

 

                                 RESEARCH done by: Anne-Marie Samarasinghe  

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De Alwis - Family #

 

1 David De Alwis Goonesekere Senewiratne Mudeliyar Raygam and Kalutara Korale p.65

                       RESEARCH done by: Anne-Marie Samarasinghe  

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De Alwis - Family #

 

1 Daniel De Alwis Wijesiriwardene Goonetilleke  Mohandiram of the Bentote District and Wallallawitty Korale p.69

 

                      RESEARCH done by: Anne-Marie Samarasinghe  

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De Alwis - Family #

 

1 Igalaratna De Alwis

 

           2. Abeysinha Rajakaruna Igalaratna Waraheneliyanage Don Aron Cornelius b. Mudaliyar [b.Feb 2, 1840] Was for many years in the service of the Government. Received the rank of Muhandiram in 1884, and that of Mudaliyar in 1893. Residence: Kandy.  Book: Golden book of India. 

 

                      

                      RESEARCH done by: Anne-Marie Samarasinghe  

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Where does this fit?

DE ALWIS, Theodore; ft. . Son
of the late Hon. Albert de Alwis,
Singhalese Member of the Legislative
Council for some years.
Is a Proctor.
Residence : Colombo.

  SENEVIRATNA, Alexander de Alwis,
The Hon. Has been Low-country
Singhalese Member of the Legislative
Council since 1888. Is an advocate
of the Ceylon Bar, Member of the
Municipal Council of Colombo, Chair-
man of the Ceylon National Associa-
tion. Belongs to a family of good                Book  The Golden book of Ceylon.
standing. Residence: Colombo.   

 

  

 

              3. Daughter Philipsz Wijekon Panditaratna +  De Alwis    SEE De Alwis FAMILY #

                            4.  James De Alwis  (grew up wealthy at  Hill Castle on Silversmith St. Colombo) +

                            4.Florentine De Alwis  (grew up wealthy at  Hill Castle on Silversmith St. Colombo)   +   cousin Abraham Dias Bandaranaike (married 1821)  SEE Bandaranaike FAMILY #

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