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JAMES MACKIE - TEA PLANTATION MANAGER
Posted by: Marie Bassett Date: September 19, 2000 at 19:23:49
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James Mackie was the manager of a tea plantation in the latter part of last century. He left Scotland sometime in the 1870s, I believe.

He died as the result of contracting pneumonia after taking part in a horse race in Kandy - date unknown. I remember, as a child, seeing a photograph of the cemetery with his grave in it.

He must have paid a visit home in 1881 as he is listed in the census as a tea planter. He was 28 that year.

His father was factor of the Invermay Estate in Perthshire, Scotland which was owned by Baron Clinton who, I believe, was Under-Secretary of State for India. James had been employed there before leaving for Ceylon.

Any information on James would be much appreciated.

Marie B.


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