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Ceylon births & death abt 1872
« 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


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Re: Ceylon births & death abt 1872
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 04 May 21 10:26 BST (UK) »
Have you tried FamilySeach.org?

Or FIBIS (Families in British India Society). www.fibis.org
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Ceylon births & death abt 1872
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 05 May 21 04:48 BST (UK) »
Thanks for suggestions but i couldn't find anything on both websites


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Re: Ceylon births & death abt 1872
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Ceylon births & death abt 1872
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 05 May 21 08:47 BST (UK) »
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Ceylon births & death abt 1872
« Reply #5 on: Friday 07 May 21 05:27 BST (UK) »
 
Thankyou for all suggestions but i was unable to find anything .

thanks again