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Re: Information about James Blacket (Blackett) 1828 onwards in Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Posted by: Robert Wilson (ID *****4441) Date: September 25, 2012 at 00:22:07
In Reply to: Re: Information about James Blacket (Blackett) 1828 onwards in Sri Lanka (Ceylon) by Hugh Karunanayake of 2355

Dear Mr. Karunanayake,
Thank you for your comments. Hoever this is a fairly complicated search with as usual some persons having the same name.
James Blackett senior was born in Colombo in 1808 and he married three times. The last wife he married in 1849 at teh age of 41 and as far as we know he was never on Doteloya or Pen-Y-Lan or Meddegodda but was living in Hantane, Udawela and Nuwara Eliya at different times. I suspect that he may have died by 1888 or certainly by 1898. His son also James was the planter who owned Pen-Y-Lan, Doteloya and Meddegodda plus some three other estates as well. He died in Scotland after retiring in 1893 which I know about but it is the earlier James whoe date of death I am trying to trace, plus his wife Mary who would have died between 1834 to 1845 as a daughter was born in Nuwara Eliya in 1834 but he had remarried by 1845.
I also have the information that you found out about Walter Blackett but I am after finding when he died and where. As I said he was in Ferguson in 1943 but not in after 1946.
The Robert Wilson you found a photo for is unlukely to be my Grandfather as he was on Meddegodde as owner in 1896 and he married Alice Blackett in Kandy in 1896.
There was another Robert Wilson in the island.
I am also looking for any Obituary for Walter Blackett and Robert Wilson who died in 1952 at Meddegodda.
Robert Wilson


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