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Old Colonial Records for Trincomalee Ceylon - help needed in locating
« on: Saturday 18 February 12 11:49 GMT (UK) »
Have to locate a marriage for Cass Jeffery to Hannah (otherwise Ann Maria) nee Elliffe who (like Cass) had family who were apparently in the Army  back in the pre Napoleonic era and could have married in Trincomalee on their travel route through to India with Cass Jeffery's regiment 66th Hampshire foot.  Anyone know whether these records have been preserved please and where to access them.  Are they on the Internet perhaps or do you need to visit Kew - who have military history records to find them please?
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Re: Old Colonial Records for Trincomalee Ceylon - help needed in locating
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 21 February 12 10:31 GMT (UK) »
Try this lot...they may have something for you

http://www.new.fibis.org/
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Re: Old Colonial Records for Trincomalee Ceylon - help needed in locating
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 21 February 12 10:45 GMT (UK) »
This site has some overlap with FIBIS.

http://indiafamily.bl.uk/UI/Home.aspx

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Re: Old Colonial Records for Trincomalee Ceylon - help needed in locating
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 21 February 12 11:11 GMT (UK) »
Just for clarification.

The 66th Foot were the Berkshire Regt

The 67th Foot were the 2nd Batt Hampshire Regt and went to India.

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Re: Old Colonial Records for Trincomalee Ceylon - help needed in locating
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 22 February 12 13:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi, 

Thank you for responding Scrimnet, GrahamSimons and also Salty.  I think they will be hard to locate as my cousin has now said they are likely to be held in Sri Lanka - but where????

Anyway, you are all pretty amazing on this stuff - really glad to know you all are so helpful.

John (& Angela)
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Re: Old Colonial Records for Trincomalee Ceylon - help needed in locating
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 04 March 12 12:40 GMT (UK) »
Message to scrimnet GrahamSimons Salty and others interested in our prior posting for help with sourcing Old Colonial records.  Apparently these would be held in Sri Lanka  if indeed any exist at all.  The sites provided by rootschatters have drawn a blank, including the family search one.  Cass Jeffery was obviously in the Indian continent as one of his sons was born there when he was serving back in the early 1800's.  However, there must be somewhere holding military marriage records by Pastor or Army Chaplain or official person who performed the ceremony of marriage to the troops who went to India, either by officiating on board ship or on the land in British Army historical data. Who in the military might or maybe would have performed a ceremony in this era when  Cass and Hannah/Anna married probably in old Ceylon? Does anyone know something else which might be worth a look or try to obtain this information, please?  Too early on marriages for military for anything to be posted on the internet, presumably?  Any assistance would be a step further forward than where we are now.  Firmly stuck in the mud otherwise! :-\
Cheers  John (& Angela)
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Re: Old Colonial Records for Trincomalee Ceylon - help needed in locating
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 04 December 18 10:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi Radhima,
I'm also interested to learn more about Hannah and Cass Jeffery who were some of my great great great grand parents. Has any more come to light?
Jon