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Early British Ceylon military records

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Re: Early British Ceylon military records

Posted: 1273116572000
Classification: Lookup
Thank you for your offer of lookups.

My ancestor Richard SAVEALL, in the UK cenus says he was born in the East Indies and Colombo, the 1851 census gives a town which seems to read as Allavelane East India. His age varies in census and death documents from b 1814 - 1820.

His father was Thomas SAVEALL b 1775 West Hanningfield. TNA index shows Thomas as serving 1810-1819 in 73rd Foot regiment at his retirement, I have checked for info on him in this regiment (as the WO 97 records are being digitised and not available for approx 3 years)and cannot see him serving in the colony NSW, which is where the regiment was serving before coming to the East Indies. So not sure what regiment Thomas was serving in while in Ceylon.

Richard's mother is shown as Sarah on 1841 census and Ann in 1841 - blind and from West Indies. Family stories have her as a negress.

Any SAVEALL/SAVALL/SAVILLE births to a Thomas - would be much appreciated. To help unravel this family.

Many thanks
Michelle Patient
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