Charles Edward & Henry Peter John Layard were the sons of the Rev. Charles Peter Layard, the Dean of Bristol they were both in the CCS and arrived in Ceylon in 1804 & 1803. Henry Married a Miss Austen and their son was the famous archaelogist, Sir Henry Austen Layard of Nineveh fame.Charles Edward married Barbara Bridgetina Mooyart and had 26 children!!He had a house in Kalutara where he was collector called 'Mount Layard'..His eldest son was Sir C.P Layard. G.A of the western province etc.Layards Broadway is named after him.His son , was Sir Chas. Peter Layard Attorney General . C.E Layard was guardian to the children of Dr Abraham White.C.P Layard sen. married Louisa Edwards his cousin.This distinguished family held many important posts in Ceylon and seem to have contributed much.
Anne Winter Williams, UK
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