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Sri Lanka/Ceylon looking for my Gr-gr-grandfather Adam Clarke Ambrose
« on: Sunday 06 January 19 14:40 GMT (UK) »
Hi all,

looking for a number of details about my gr-gr-grandfather ADam Clarke Ambrose.
I know that he was probably born in Jafna in about 1834. He died 1910 (don't know date and place)
He married Mathilda Jacobina de Bruijn (1835 - 1875 ?) (don't know year or place of marriage).
They had 2 children (as far as I know): Frances Winifred (about 1870 ?) and Edgar (1873).

So I have questions like:
when and where was he born.
 when and where were Adam and Mathilda married.
where and when did Adam die ? he did live in Kandy for quite a few years I understand.

Were there any more children ?


Any help grately appreciated.


Thank you.

Dutch MissMarple

Wilson: Writtle Essex, Shorne Kent.
Windley: Woodford Essex, Chigwell Essex, Blackmore Essex.
Halls: Chigwell and Woodford, Essex
Ambrose and Corteling: Sri Lanka
Corteling:Ceylon

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Re: Sri Lanka/Ceylon looking for my Gr-gr-grandfather Adam Clarke Ambrose
« Reply #1 on: Monday 21 January 19 17:53 GMT (UK) »
Looking in Fergusons Ceylon Directories:

A C Ambrose was head clerk for F W Miller & Co, retailers in Colombo in 1871.
A C Ambrose is a clerk in Kandy in 1883
Adam C Ambrose was a clerk with W D Gibbon in Kandy in 1890-1893

I haven't checked all the directories available on https://www.historyofceylontea.com/ceylon-publications/fergusons-directory/  - a wonderful resource.
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Sri Lanka/Ceylon looking for my Gr-gr-grandfather Adam Clarke Ambrose
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 13:20 GMT (UK) »
Thank you ShaunJ, I will have a look asap.

DMM
Wilson: Writtle Essex, Shorne Kent.
Windley: Woodford Essex, Chigwell Essex, Blackmore Essex.
Halls: Chigwell and Woodford, Essex
Ambrose and Corteling: Sri Lanka
Corteling:Ceylon

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Re: Sri Lanka/Ceylon looking for my Gr-gr-grandfather Adam Clarke Ambrose
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 14:11 GMT (UK) »
This tree has a child " E.M." born 1875 http://www.worldgenweb.org/lkawgw/gen1317.html
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Re: Sri Lanka/Ceylon looking for my Gr-gr-grandfather Adam Clarke Ambrose
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 14:14 GMT (UK) »
yes Shaun, I know. Found this tree online. I haven't got a clue who EM is. Certainly not my great-grandmother. Her name was Frances Winifred, born about 1870.


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Wilson: Writtle Essex, Shorne Kent.
Windley: Woodford Essex, Chigwell Essex, Blackmore Essex.
Halls: Chigwell and Woodford, Essex
Ambrose and Corteling: Sri Lanka
Corteling:Ceylon

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Re: Sri Lanka/Ceylon looking for my Gr-gr-grandfather Adam Clarke Ambrose
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 22 January 19 14:22 GMT (UK) »
A. C Ambrose, vice president of the Kandy Young Men's Literary Association in 1861 https://goo.gl/KiJrTt

And a member of the Kandy Debating Club around the same time https://goo.gl/pvZPQt

A clerk with Walker & Greig in Badulla in 1878 https://goo.gl/AcXfpG
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk