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Re: BAYLIS, coffee/tea plantation, 1860-68
Posted by: Hugh Karunanayake Date: October 07, 1999 at 02:35:03
In Reply to: BAYLIS, coffee/tea plantation, 1860-68 by Jacqui Baylis of 2355

The following is from page 27 of the book by
J.R.Weinman - Our Legislature. Colombo 1947
"The `Herald' was nevetheless carried on by
Augustus Baylis, a highly intellectual medical man of Monsterrat,Madulkelle, and
staff.It was eventually incorporated with the `Ceylon Times',not `Times of Ceylon' and
edited by John Capper co-worker with Charles
Dickens on the staff of "All the Year Round"
and "Household Words'.
The reference above is to the `Kandy Herald'
which commenced in February 1868 and closed
on 31 December 1869. Baylis almost definitely
was not in the island by 1871 because his name is not listed under the medical list for
1871 in the Fergusons Directory for 1871.
Monsterrat is listed however as a small coffee estate in the Madulkelle district, of 35 acres owned by Karslake and Davidson.
Kallibokka was a coffee growing district near
Madulkelle. There was an estate of the same
name in the Kalibokka District 684 acres
owned by Lee Hedges & Co. Here too no mention of a Dr Baylis in 1871. It all points to the probability that he left Ceylon or passed on between 1869 and 1871. Hope this is of interest to you.
Hugh Karunanayake


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