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Alfred De Silva

Alfred De Silva

Male 1902 - 1966  (64 years)


  • Name Alfred De Silva  [1, 2
    Birth 01 May 1902  Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3
    Occupation abt 1923 -  Engineer  [1, 2
    Name Change abt 1927  Alfred Abeydeera  [2
    Marriage est 1930  Ceylon? Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Alice Maud Clark,   b. 24 Jun 1910, Ayagama Estate, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 2005, Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1958  28 Beverley Rd, Ruislip Manor Find all individuals with events at this location ; 6 months  [1
    • Invited to England in 1958 by the Rootes Group motor company, who wanted Alfred Abeydeera to carry out the work he did in Ceylon with aluminium. [2]
    • passengers on P&O "Carthage" dep Southampton 22 Aug 1958: 1st class, dest Colombo, resid & nationality Ceylon, UK address 28 Beverley Rd, Ruislip Manor: Alfred Abeydeera, b 01 May 1902, engineer; Alice Abeydeera, b. 26 Jun 1910, housewife.
    Death 16 Aug 1966  Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    Burial abt 18 Aug 1966  Colombo General Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Alfred Abeydeera (né De Silva) & Alice Maud Abeydeera (née Clark)
    Alfred Abeydeera (né De Silva) & Alice Maud Abeydeera (née Clark)
    Gravestone, Colombo General Cemetery
    Notes 
    • Son of David Mudalali, who started out by selling banana leaves to the fishermen in the fish market in Galle. The leaves were used to wrap the fish at the point of sale. He progressed to owning his own fish stall and went on to own various markets. He also owned several catamarans which went deep sea fishing. He eventually became one of the richest individuals in the south of Ceylon. [2]
    • 3 brothers: Charles, Simon, David; 1 sister. [2]
    Person ID I5780  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 28 Oct 2019 

    Family Alice Maud Clark,   b. 24 Jun 1910, Ayagama Estate, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Nov 2005, Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Marriage est 1930  Ceylon? Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Notes 
    • 2 elder children: Malini; Ivor; died in early childhood. [2]
    • son Clifford Abeydeera, born Ceylon 24 Dec 1933, death reg Brent Mar 1995.
    Children 
     1. Maurice Titus Abeydeera,   b. 28 Mar 1934, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1992, Wandsworth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +2. Living
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    Photos
    Alice Maud Clark (1910-2005) & family
    Alice Maud Clark (1910-2005) & family
    Alice Maud Clark (marr Abeydeera) in centre.
    To her L: Clifford (son) & wife.
    To her R: Gloria (daughter) & husband.
    Background: office & factory of Rowlands Garages, employers of her husband Alfred.
    Abeydeera family: visit to Matara Convent
    Abeydeera family: visit to Matara Convent
    Nihal, Gloria & Theresa; with cousin Mary and daughter; also adopted dau Mary (in saree)
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F2090  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Alfred Abeydeera (né De Silva)
    Alfred Abeydeera (né De Silva)
    1902-1966

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Passenger Lists, Carthage, 22 Aug 1958.

    2. [S03] Family Members, NA.

    3. [S23] Monumental Inscription.
      In loving memory of
      Alfred Abeydeera 01.05.1902 - 06.08.1966
      Alice Abeydeera 24,06.1910 - 6.11.2005
      May you rest in peace

    4. [S09] Estimate.