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

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

Considered one of the finest governors of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in the island's history, Sir William's legacy is complicated by the appalling treatment of Tamil labourers, as well as the Gregory Clause in Ireland during the Great Hunger. His wife was the famous Lady...

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...