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Title: Ceylon births & death abt 1872
Post by: aj57 on Tuesday 04 May 21 10:20 BST (UK)
Hi i am trying to find Peter Muir who was an engineer for Ceylon Govt Railway who died 21/9/1872 at Colombo - Isle of Ceylon. He was driving a train & had an accident ( newspaper article) Peter's probate was in England 30/4/1880.

Also Peter had a son b abt 1872 Ceylon - 1881 Suffolk census shows George living with his mother Charlotte Muir.

I am trying to find any birth records for George or death record for Peter.

thanks in advance

aj

Title: Re: Ceylon births & death abt 1872
Post by: KGarrad on Tuesday 04 May 21 10:26 BST (UK)
Have you tried FamilySeach.org?

Or FIBIS (Families in British India Society). www.fibis.org
Title: Re: Ceylon births & death abt 1872
Post by: aj57 on Wednesday 05 May 21 04:48 BST (UK)
Thanks for suggestions but i couldn't find anything on both websites
Title: Re: Ceylon births & death abt 1872
Post by: ShaunJ on Wednesday 05 May 21 07:36 BST (UK)
There are 3 mentions of him in Ferguson's Directory 1871-2. Not much information though, apart from his salary: https://www.historyofceylontea.com/ceylon-publications/fergusons-directory/1871-72-ceylon-directory-calendar/pdf/viewer.php

Takes a while to load. See pages 496 (column 2), 690 and 692.
Title: Re: Ceylon births & death abt 1872
Post by: ShaunJ on Wednesday 05 May 21 08:47 BST (UK)
Try the Kabristan indexes: https://www.kabristan.org.uk/kabristan-indexes/sri-lanka-indexes
Title: Re: Ceylon births & death abt 1872
Post by: aj57 on Friday 07 May 21 05:27 BST (UK)
 
Thankyou for all suggestions but i was unable to find anything .

thanks again