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Agnes Georgiana Mellonius..

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Bowles Report 28 Apr 2013 00:18

Agnes Mellonius married a William H Thurgood in Colombo..Sri Lanka...28/01/1885

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 28 Apr 2013 00:31

A nurse travelling from Colombo......

Name: Miss B Mellonius
Birth Date: abt 1896
Age: 23
Port of Departure: Brisbane, Australia
Arrival Date: 13 Sep 1919
Port of Arrival: London, England
Ports of Voyage: Sydney
Ship Name: Osterley
Search Ship Database: View the 'Osterley' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Orient Steam Navigation Company Ltd
Official Number: 128287


Lynski Report 28 Apr 2013 02:49

To find out if anyone else has researched this family have you tried "Search All Trees" under the Search button above?

You can put the names of the family in and see if anyone else has them.

If you find a possible match you can contact the tree owner to see if you have a connection.

I would suggest that you delete the automatic message about looking at their tree. Most members will not open their trees to you until a connection has been established so just type your own message about who you think you may have in common.

Just type in Mellonius with no other information and there are 10 entries including your own.


Bowles Report 28 Apr 2013 03:55

Hi Lynski,

Many Thank's for your help..

Cheer's Paul


MarieCeleste Report 28 Apr 2013 11:39

Paul, I wonder if this site may be any use to you: International Ceylon Database

The person who runs it invites people to get in touch and there's an email address. It looks like there could be a charge for research but she says "Fees are purely to cover my time and are not geared to be a money making exercise. If it is only a couple of names or a piece of information, I am happy to provide free of charge, providing I have the relevant information you’re looking for"

From the homepage:
"Our Aim is to be of service to you if possible through our accumulated documentation or by suggestions advising where you can look for further information. This database is also aimed to include all the people of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and the family lines prior entering into Ceylon and after leaving Ceylon where possible. It also covers the character and history wherever possible."

There's a list of surnames covered on the site and it includes Backhouse, Pereira, Thurgood and Mellonius.

Might be worth contacting.


MarieCeleste Report 28 Apr 2013 11:43

There's also this site