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Re: Wyderman or Whyderman
Posted by: Fazli Sameer Date: November 15, 2001 at 23:22:41
In Reply to: Re: Wyderman or Whyderman by Hugh Karunanayake of 2355

Herewith are the CONWAY reference referred to by Hugh Karunanayake that were posted sometime in March 2000. Hoe they will be useful in your research? - Fazli

Posted by SERENA CONWAY on March 7, 2000 message #218

I am searchiing for records of my paternal g.grandfather, Archibald Conway-Croom who was in Ceylon during the 1800's as a Planter in an estate called Dolosbage in the Gampola district.

Any help would be of grately appreciated.

Response by Hugh Karunanayake on March 13, 2000 message #225

Dear Serena
I do not know whether your ggf was a relative of Lieut James Conway.His second wife Mary whom he married in Colombo on 6 December 1817, opened a school for boys and girls in Hospital street Fort on 15 July 1872
Mary died on 6 July 1829.(Ref Lewis-Tombstones and Monuments )An English teacher by the name P.J. Conway was with the Roman
Catholic Mission in Jaffna in 1871.Again I do
not know whether there was any connection with your ggf.
Your grandfather Charles Conway as you may know was employed at Lake House and lived for
some years with his mother(the Indian tamil lady)who brought him up,at St Michael's Road
Kollupitiya, and later at Moors Road, Wellawatte. I have not been able to find any
info on Archibald Conway, but will contact you should I have anything of interest.
Hugh Karunanayake

Response by Serean on March 20, 2000 message #228 posted by Hugh
Dear Hugh,

Many thanks for the info.

I am not too sure whether there is any connection with the James Conway and PJ Conway you mention but it is still good to know that there were Conways in Sri Lanka during the same period as my ggf.

My paternal grandfather was not brought up by his mother at St. Michael's Road or Moor's road. He lived in both places after he was married. It was my father Chris Conway and his siblings who were brought up there.

My gf was living with his mother in Gampola and then came down to Colombo, where he married and then moved into St. Micheal's road with my gm.

My great grand mother however, I understand was a Samuel (I think this was her maiden name) and she lived with her relatives in Colombo, down the lane which adjoins Methodist College (I am not aware of the name of that road).

Would you by any chance know of these Samuels? At least this line are probably living somewhere in Colombo??

Please do let me know if you are able to gather any additional info regarding this.

Thanks so much once again.

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