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Re: Sutherland Frasers of Newara Eliya (pre 1970)
Posted by: Hugh Karunanayake (ID *****4760) Date: April 01, 2005 at 01:39:35
In Reply to: Re: Sutherland Frasers of Newara Eliya (pre 1970) by Gail Hadfield of 2355

There are some entries in the book by JP Lewis -Tombstones and Monuments in Ceylon 1913, to suggest that your gggf Anderson may in some way be connected to Captain Thomas Ajax Anderson of the 19 th Regiment in Ceylon 1798-1816.The entry on page 71 says"I met William Hall who still lives(in 1886) to recount the main incidents of British rule in Ceylon or the narratives of many who were connected with his family including the poetical Major Anderson". William Hall was the quartermaster of the 83rd Regiment in Trincomalee died 18 Sep 1823 at Trinco. His son W.G.Hall died 3 July 1889 and was married to Eliza Harriet who died 16 Aug 1874 buried Galle Face Burial Grounds.The Halls were associated with a coffee curing and export Co called Baker & Hall of which T Watson Hall was Snr partner in the 1870-90s. Baker & Hall closed in 1904 and its agencies were taken by JJ Vanderspaar & cO. Some of their business went to Gordon Frazer & Co later. TW Hall lived in a house called Deveronside in Edinburgh Crescent, Colombo which was later owned by Sir Marcus Fernando who previously lived in a house called "The Priory" in Union Place, which became the Head office of JJ Vanderspaar & co.R.D. Hall was Mills Manager of Gordon Frazer and Co from the 1930s to the 1960s. The Co was acquired by Whittall Bousteads in the 1970s.I hope these bits and pieces will help you with the jig saw!
Hugh


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