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Sir William Gregory (1817-1892) – Governor of Ceylon

SIR WILLIAM GREGORY (1817-1892) – GOVERNOR OF CEYLON As the train chugged its way into the highlands, Sir William Gregory surveyed the view from his window. The hills were crawling with olive-skinned men and women, clad in colourful robes, their nimble hands diving...

Leslie Ellis of Magherymore, Co. Wicklow

LESLIE ELLIS OF MAGHERYMORE, CO. WICKLOW FROM ‘THE LANDED GENTRY & ARISTOCRACY OF CO. WICKLOW’ BY TURTLE BUNBURY & ART KAVANAGH (IRISH FAMILY NAMES, 2005). “Non Sine Jure” (Not without right) The Leslie Ellis family descends from Sir Thomas Ellis or Ellys of...

Ievers & Crawford – From Ireland to Ceylon

IEVERS & CRAWFORD – FROM IRELAND TO CEYLON image title Above: Bob Ievers, father-in-law of the 3rd Baron Rathdonnell. The Ievers Connection Robert Ievers was a high profile government minister in Ceylon during the late 19th century. He spoke Singhalese, wrote...