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1  NEWS FROM THE WORLD WIDE WEB (GOOGLE ALERTS) / Global Tea / Tea Market Worth USD 48 Billion By 2019 : Radiant Insights,Inc on: June 04, 2016, 06:13:10 AM
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Tea Market Worth USD 48 Billion By 2019 : Radiant Insights,Inc

By PR Rocket on April 29, 2016

Global tea market is expected to grow at a significant rate from 2015 to 2019.

Tea is the second-most affordable beverage across the world. It is consumed by a wide demographic. Global tea market is expected to grow at a significant rate from 2015 to 2019. It was worth about USD 39 billion in 2014. By 2019, its valuation could exceed USD 48 billion.

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Demand for tea is rising as a result of escalating awareness of the derived health benefits. Tea has high antioxidant content. Antioxidants are known to prevent cancer, lower risk of cardiovascular ailments, control blood pressure, etc. Tea also improves bone density and prevents arthritis.

Nowadays tea is available in various flavors and types. Market players focus on developing new blends and flavors to attract customers. The tea industry generates huge employment opportunities and offers economic advantages. This is fueling market growth.

However, excessive tea consumption is linked with negative effects on human health. High intake of tea may cause osteoflurosis, caffeine addiction, prostate cancer, etc. Other beverages like coffee, hot chocolate, soda, juices, etc. act as substitutes and limit demand for tea.

Products in the tea market are divided into three types, namely black tea; green tea; and tea concentrates, extracts and essences. While black tea may be fermented or partly fermented, green tea is unfermented. Black tea has been the leading product in the recent past. Green tea is anticipated to grow at a lucrative rate owing to associated health benefits. Vendors are strategizing to gain from this trend by developing related products.

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Based on geographies, the tea market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and RoW (Rest of the World). Major national markets are Germany, France, Canada, India, and China. South Korea, Japan, UK, Sri Lanka and the US also hold a considerable share of the market. India and China dominate the consumption and production of tea in the Asia Pacific region.

These countries also export tea to other geographical segments. Asia Pacific is projected to be the leading market for tea till 2019. On the other hand, US in North America and UK in Europe will exhibit sluggish growth in the coming years. Prominent vendors in the worldwide tea market are Tata Global Beverages Ltd., Twinings, Wissotzky Tea, Unilever, etc.

This industry report package includes a global tea market report as well as country reports from the following countries:

Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, United States

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Below you can find the table of contents for one of the reports. All the reports have a similar structure and content so that different countries can be easily compared with each other.

1. Market for Tea in the Country in Question

    Overall Market

    Market by Type

    Green tea (unfermented)
    Black tea (fermented or partly fermented)
    Tea concentrates, extracts and essences

2. Forecasts and Future Outlook

    Overall Market

    Market by Type

    Green tea (unfermented)
    Black tea (fermented or partly fermented)
    Tea concentrates, extracts and essences

3. Market Potential Rates

4. Tea Market Size Compared to Market Growth in Different Countries

5. Market Definition

6. Methodology and Sources

7. About Global Research & Data Services
2  SEARCH & RESEARCH QUERIES / Historical research & queries / Madulkele estate posted by Ingrid on: August 09, 2008, 06:55:47 PM


I am looking for information about the tea estate(s?) in Madulkele. I don't know a thing so all information will be welcome (like photos, description etc.)

3  SEARCH & RESEARCH QUERIES / Historical research & queries / Ancestor Search on Tindall posted by Kamalesh on: August 09, 2008, 06:55:24 PM



4  SEARCH & RESEARCH QUERIES / Historical research & queries / Help in identifying estate posted by Joan Cross on: August 09, 2008, 06:55:00 PM

I am submitting these photos for your consideration for the Photo Album. They are of my mother's family, named Jaggers. My grandfather Vic Jaggers and his wife Frances Jaggers were planters in Ceylon. They had 3 daughters, one of whom is my mother Frances.

I have submitted several pictures of one estate house where the family spent some time (during the 1940s my grandfather was a relieving manager at more than one estate). We are not sure which estate it is - I have put Pallekelly as a possible option. The 'battlement' on top of the estate house is quite distinctive, and there is also a distinctive hill behind the house, so I wonder if you or anyone else you know can identify this particular estate? I know that one of the women on the 'battlements' is my late aunty, Joan Jaggers. My mum remembers climbing to the battlements up a ladder, but she can't recall now which estate it is.

What we do know for sure is that she and her sisters were born on Halgolla estate, and the family did live at Pallekelly, and Halwatara estates. They had relatives they visited on other estates such as Hemingford, St Martin's, and Queens....?.

The lady being carried by Sri Lankan men in that chair is my great grandmother, Mrs Schofield-Gault.


Joan Cross (Perth, Australia)

Editor's note - to view these images, tick the box against "Joan Cross" in the "Sent by" section of the Photo Album and click on submit.

RE: Help in identifying estate M.W. Cooke 09/08/07 09:08

The portico appears to have come up much later. It has been designed on the lines of a Castle.

I have not been to Halgolla but by the look of things as they are and facts snd figures. - the estate ranges from 800 ft. to 2,500 ft. above mean sea level the post town being Yatiyantota and the steep hill behind the bungalow, the swimming pool suggests that the estate is Halgolla. It can be approached from Dologbage as well.

Michael Cooke.

RE: Help in identifying estate Maurice Forster 03/09/07 09:13

Re Identifying Estate.
The photograph sent by Jean Cross is of the Manager's Bungalow at Halgolle Group, Yatiyantota. Our much loved home in the 1960s It was a huge house which overlooked the Vee Oya valley and we were regularly treated to beautiful sun sets: the mornings too were spectacular as one looked down the valey blanketed in white mists; pawitha few green mountains pokeing through.

The battlementa are still there and there is now a winding steel ladder that takes you to the roof garden. The hill behind was a almost sheer granite, it was beautiful and frightning as it attracted lightning. And water sometimes small rocks cascaded down in the rains.

The estate road rose from about 200 ft in the rubber division to about 3000 ft. It was the second steepest road in S.L. which climbed over the Dolosbage range & dropped into Nawalapitiya. So steep and windy were the roads that wecould get no more that 2000 miles on a set o tyres on the transpoet vehicles. In the surrounding jungles the anticipated sighting of an orchid, a sambur, a barking deer or jungle fowl was always exciting. Yes it still is my image of paradise.

I suspect that your grand father was there after a long standing Manager by the name of Gillespie died on the property. The permanent replacement was a man called Montgomerie who may have been on war service.

I also served on Halwatura estate of which you make mention. And have a feint recollection of seeing the name Jaggers mentioned, If I am correct he was a temp. Asst. during the war to the Manager a man called Shirley.
5  SEARCH & RESEARCH QUERIES / Historical research & queries / Ceylon Military History posted by Sergei DeSilva on: August 09, 2008, 06:54:32 PM


To Whom It May Concern:

I am currently engaged in research on Ceylon's colonial military history. I am curious if anyone can help me with information (e.g. photographs; letters and publications etc) on the following:

1. Ceylon Planters' Rifle Corps (CPRC) - This unit was formed in 1900 and disbanded in 1949. It sent contingents to the Boer War, First and Second World Wars.
2. Ceylon Mounted Rifles - Created in 1892 and disbanded in 1938. Sent a contingent to the Boer War and had many volunteers who served in the First World War.
3. Ceylon Sanitary Company - Raised in 1917 for service in Mesopotamia.
4. Volunteer Force - The Volunteer Force was formed in 1881 and has a long history of association with the planting establishment. Any information on the volunteer units would be greatly appreciated:
- Ceylon Engineers
- Ceylon Garrison Artillery
- Ceylon Cyclists Corps
- Ceylon Light Infantry
- Colombo Town Guard
- Town Guard Artillery
- Ceylon Pioneers
- Ceylon Motor Cyclist Corps
-Mobilised Detachment of Ceylon Light Infantry
-Ceylon Supply and Transport Corps
-Post and Telegraph Signals
-Ceylon Railway Engineer Corps
-Ceylon Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
-Auxiliary Territorial Service (Ceylon)
-Ceylon Signal Corps
-Ceylon Corps of Military Police
-Ceylon Medical Corps
-Ceylon Cadet Battalion

ANY information of what I have raised above would be greatly appreciated. I would ideally prefer to be contacted off-list on sergeidesilva@hotmail.com

Yours sincerely,
Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe
BA (Hons) Politics
Military Historian
PO Box 251
Batman VIC 3058

RE: Ceylon Military History Fazli Sameer 17/10/06 17:23

Please check this link for SL Military info:-



RE: Ceylon Military History jeanne31 15/08/07 09:10


Hi Sergei , I have with me a photo of I presume a group from the Ceylon Planters Corps of which I know one of them is my Father in law and another surposed to be my maternal grand father . I have no idea who the rest of them are and would appreciate some help in identifying any of them
Let me know if you are interested in seeing it

thanks Jeanne

RE: Ceylon Military History Editor 16/08/07 10:18

Hi Jeanne,

Why don't you email me the photo and I will place it in the Photo Album on this site.

Thanks & regards
David Colin-Thome
6  SEARCH & RESEARCH QUERIES / Historical research & queries / fergusons directories posted by san graham on: August 09, 2008, 06:53:57 PM


Was there a general directory in 1909-1910 fergusons? i am trying to track down Harry d Graham. I know he was born in England but not sure when he arrived in Sri Lanka. He was a planter at Matale in 1911-1912 directory.
Can anyone help?

RE: fergusons directories Editor 19/09/06 02:51


There is a 1909/10 Ferguson's Directory in existence which is available on this site. Please check it out.

David Colin-Thome

RE: fergusons directories jeanne 31 15/08/07 09:11

San, If you go to the website ..findmypast.com you can look in shipping list from the Uk and find the year your ancestor arrived in Ceylon and if you are prepared to pay for more information such as the name of ship etc its awailable

7  SEARCH & RESEARCH QUERIES / Historical research & queries / Ancestor KADREWELL posted by Alison on: August 09, 2008, 06:53:25 PM


I have been looking for years for my Great Great grandfather Martin Alexander Walter KADREWELL. Family rumour says he was born in Ceylon, and his marriage certificate in Jersey in 1892 would seem to partially confirm this as his father William is listed as being a planter.
Martin gave his place of birth as Jersey on his marriage certificate, but this is definately false. He also gave it as being London when he joined the merchant Navy.
Would anyone out there have ever come across the name KADREWELL or similar. Or anyone know where I might serach for a birth record. He would have been born c1867.
Many thanks Alison

RE: Ancestor KADREWELL Fazli Sameer 22/07/07 14:47

The family name should be spelled CADIRAVEL which is the common form of its isage in Ceylon. I believe the name belongs to the Tamil community who wee originally Hindu but converted to Christianity in later years during the Colonial era.

RE: Ancestor KADREWELL asamguy 13/08/07 09:37

WOW. Thank you, after 10 years of research, a new lead. Awesome I can't believe it.
8  SEARCH & RESEARCH QUERIES / Historical research & queries / Ancestor search posted by Joan Cross on: August 09, 2008, 06:52:57 PM


I am researching my family history, and I hope someone out there can help me. My Australian-born grandfather, Victor Jaggers was a tea planter in Ceylon from 1917 through to 1921, and again during WW11. (In the intervening years he and hhis family lived in Australia). My mother and her two sisters were born on Halgolla estate (Yatiantota area) which Victor and his wife Frances were managing at the time. My mother talks of visiting other estates,eg Palykelly Estate & particularly Queenwood Estate which was beautiful. (forgive my spelling please) They knew the Bakers and the Saffreys who also managed estates. I would love to find out more about their lives there, and also about those particularly estates - whether they still exist etc. I have photos of my grandparents in Ceylon. I travelled to SL in 1999 but could not find Halgolla Estate - no-one knew where it was.

RE: search ancestor Michael Cooke 05/05/07 01:25

Dear Joan,

It is rather strange that nobody knew where Holgolla was. It is at the Yatiyantota on one end and the Dolosbage range at the other end.

Pallekelle which was once owned by the Rajawella Produce Company and Managed by Gordon Frazer and Co. was later aquired by the Sri-Lanka State Plantations Corporation. I was finally taken over by the Mahaweli Authority and diversified for housing, industry and so on. The Superintendents bungalow is now occupied by the army.

I have not heard of Queenswood. Is it Queenstown that you are referring to.



RE: search ancestor David Williamson 10/05/07 19:37

Dear Joan,

I can't help you over your ancestors, but I was interested to learn of your link with Halgolla Estate. I lived there as a small boy during the WW2 years (whilst my Father was away in the Indian Navy), looked after by my official guardian, one W.C.Montgomery, who was running the place together with neighbouring eststes whilst their owners/managers were away fighting.

My wife and I paid a visit to Ceylon in 2003, the first time in 50 years, and managed to find Halgolla Estate quite easily - we did have a guide as well as a driver which helps. I have to say it was JUST as it was when I left for England at the end of the war for schooling. The only difference being the tennis court (now growing vegetables) and the swimming pool missing its diving board.. - even the garage and car inspection pit was unchanged..!

Quite a nostalgic moment..!

Kind regards

David Williamson

RE: search ancestor Joan 05/06/07 09:10


Many thanks to both Michael and David for your replies. My apologies for not responding before, but I was otherwise engaged. Your information is most exciting. David would you have any photos of Halgolla Estate from your trip? I have some very small, old, black and white photos of my mother, her parents and sisters taken on Halgolla and other estates. One is of a tennis court and another appears to be a swimming pool! I also have a photo of the family on the steps of the estate house, with a priest who visited to give Mass. Mum told us that her family used to have British servicemen ''billetted'' at their estate home during WW11, as was the practice at the time. My mother is 88 years old and now cannot remember which estate it is in the photographs, except the pictures of her as a baby which were definitely taken at Halgolla (1919). I also wonder if there are any records of people like my grandfather who trained as planters. I know he wrote a letter which was published in a planter''s magazine or journal of that era, so maybe he belonged to a planter''s association of the time?

Most grateful, Joan

RE: Hemingford estate Joan 24/07/07 09:10

Hullo there, would anyone know Hemingford Estate in Ceylon. It was one of the estates my relatives (great aunt & uncle)were on in colonial times. Has anyone been there, or know if it still exists?

many thanks, Joan

RE: search ancestor dbgwilliam 13/07/07 09:14


Dear Joan,

Sadly I can't find the photos I took on the last trip to Halgolla - the only photos I have only shows the pool, and my guardian Monty, with some of the servicemen and women he had as frequent weekend guests. Nothing of the bungalow, regrettably.

However, my wife and I are returning again to Sri Lanka next month, and included in the itinerary is lunch at Halgolla Estate - this time, as there will be six of us in the party, there will CERTAINLY be some pics of the bungalow and surrounds.

Whilst there, I will try to see if the estate office holds any old records relating to previous Superintendents. I know that my guardian W.C.Montgomery's name is on the board in that office, so perhaps you could let me have a name so that I can check up for you.

Kind regards

David Williamson
9  SEARCH & RESEARCH QUERIES / Historical research & queries / Craighead Tea Estate posted by Veronica Goodenough on: August 09, 2008, 06:52:19 PM


My great uncle George Alston (b. 1864) owned a tea estate in Ceylon called Craighead - named after the family home in Scotland. It was later nationalised.

Does anyone know anything about Craighead? where it was; is it still called Craighead? Did it produce good tea? His great nephews and nieces, in UK and Canada, would be very interested to find out.

I see from another website that "tokens" were issued in the name of Alston (among many others) and would appreciate an explanation of what they were.

Thank you for any information you can give me.

RE: Craighead Tea Estate M.W. Cooke. 24/05/07 00:49

Craighead Estate is situated along the Udahentenne/Dolosbage - Nawalapitiya Road. To the best of my knowlege it was owned by D.S. Cameron and after his demise it contimued to be owned by the Craighead Tea Company and managed by Bois Brothers later Shaw Wallace and Hedges. The agents in the UK were Robertson Bois and Company London.

Craighead comprised Bells Garden, Maryville and Cholankande Divisions.After the estates were taken over by the Governmemt of Sri-Lanka Cholankanda Upper and Lower Divisions were amalgamated with Monte Cristo Estate and Somerset Estate, Udahantenne was tagged on to Craighead. In 1992 estates were privatised and Craighead is now under Kahawatte Plantations Ltd.

George Alston who would have been a nephew of the then George Alston was very closely associated with me. His elder son the late Frankie was in College and in the same Hostel as I. George learnt his work on Waverndon, Ramboda he then secured an appointment as an Asst. Superintendent with Harrison and Crossfield, then he joined Cullen under Colombo Commercial Company Ltd., Strathspey Upcot, Ampitiakanda, Bandarawela and Blackwater, Ginigathena.

George passed away in 1995.

Michael Cooke.

RE: Craighead Tea Estate cominc80 24/05/07 00:52

I think Craighead is located somewhere on the road between Hatton and Nuwara Eliya. The name is familiar.

RE: Craighead Tea Estate Mickey Cooke 24/05/07 00:52

George Alston had a son and daughter? His son, also George had two sons Frankie and Gary. George Jnr., was an S.D. with my Dad in the early 50's. This led to Georges - younger son being a great friend of mine till he left for Australia, and I have since lost contact with him. The estate still exsisted - when I left Sri Lanka for Canada in 1987. I am sure Michael Cooke, will be able to shed more on the current state of the plantation.

RE: Craighead Tea Estate M.W. Cooke 25/05/07 08:14

Can you please let me have the address of the website in which it states that tokens were given to the Alstons in respect of Craighead.

Michael Cooke.

RE: Craighead Tea Estate Veronica Goodenough 31/05/07 22:09

Thank you everyone for the information which I much appreciate. One day we may try and visit Craighead ourselves and in the meantime thanks to you we may be able to locate Craighead on a map of Sri Lanka.

There is a minor mystery. Our Great Uncle George Alston didn't have any children. George Alston's only brother Robert was killed in the First World War and left no children. The other siblings were sisters (one was my grandmother) so that particular Alston family name died out. The later George Alston (and sons) may have been some kind of cousin and I shall have to look up more family history to see if we can find the relationship.

Incidentally, our Craighead tea company (in which great uncle George Alston's nephews & neices were shareholders; I assume he left it to them in his will) used its nationalisation compensation money to buy into a tea company in Kenya. That lasted until it, in turn, was sold -maybe 20 years ago.

The website I mentioned that had information about tokens was:
lakdiva.org/coins/coffee/1853_alistons_scott.html (I found it by googling George Alston Tea Ceylon!) Can you kindly explain what the tokens were?

And I will be forwarding all this interesting information to my cousins & second cousins. With many thanks.

Veronica Goodenough

RE: Craighead Tea Estate Ganesh 23/07/07 11:19

I was planting on Somerset\Cooroondoowatte next to Craighead. David Cameron the VA resided on Craighead but I don''t think he owned it. I knew his son Charlie Cameron and grandson Derrick.
10  SEARCH & RESEARCH QUERIES / Historical research & queries / Ancestor query posted by Jonathan Varcoe on: August 09, 2008, 06:51:47 PM


I am researching family history. Rumour has it that William Varcoe Kellow went out to Ceylon in the 1870s/80s to tend 'family plantations'. Kellow, son of John and Eliza Ann Varcoe of Pentewan (a merchant/ship broking family), returned home by mid 1890s whereupon he built up a small but significant fleet of small merchant ships in Cornwall. He became a master mariner. There is no proof that Kellow went to Ceylon, but 'there is no smoke without fire!' I'm sure the Varcoe/Kellow families, modest Cornish stock, would not have owned plantations. Kellow was however an astute businessman as shown by his fleet of vessels. Could he have invested in tea early on and made some money either as entrepreneur or as a responsible employee in Ceylon?

This is a long shot but I wonder if anyone has any information that might lead to some conclusions as to the truth of the rumours. Any responses gratefully received. Jonathan Varcoe
11  SEARCH & RESEARCH QUERIES / Historical research & queries / Midlands Tea Estate, Rattota posted by Jean on: August 09, 2008, 06:51:21 PM

Does anyone know whether Midlands Estate, Rattota, is still in operation?

RE: Midlands Tea Estate, Rattota M.W. Cooke. 15/03/07 23:28

Dear Jean,

Midlands Estate, Ratotta is very much in operation and is vested with the Sri-Lanka State Plantations Corporation. Bambaragalla, the property adjoining is now a division of Midlands.



RE: Midlands Tea Estate, Rattota Jean 16/03/07 14:31

Thanks for the info Michael, I spent many happy holidays at Midlands.
12  SEARCH & RESEARCH QUERIES / Historical research & queries / Records of Purchase and Sale posted by Ruth Burk on: August 09, 2008, 06:50:54 PM


I have been asked to help someone determine when "The Grange" at Bandarawela was purchased by Archie Freeman, and when it was sold ... this all happened in the 1920s to 30s. Is there a record office that would have this information? and how would I access it? Thank you for any help.
13  SEARCH & RESEARCH QUERIES / Historical research & queries / Map of Tea Estates? posted by Glen Hodgins on: August 09, 2008, 06:50:25 PM


First, let me compliment the sponsors and operators of this web-site on a first class operation. I'm truly grateful for access to the archival material you have uploaded -- particularly the Ferguson's Ceylon Directories. I appreciate the amount of effort already undertaken; and hope I do not seem ungrateful when I express the hope that even more will be added!

Although a Canadian, I had the privilege of living in Ceylon/Lanka between 1997 and 2000, (and even had one of my daughters born at Joseph Fraser Hospital in Colombo!). During that period I became fascinated with the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps and the Ceylon Mounted Infantry -- to such an extent that I'm currently writing a history of these units. In doing so, I often find myself wishing I knew more about the Estates the men of these units lived on.

As a result, I would like to ask: does anybody know where I can get a copy of a map showing the locations of Ceylon's various estates? I know there's one hanging on the wall in the Hill Club, Nurawa Eliya -- and one of these days I intend to go back there and photograph it in detail -- but in the mean time, I'd be grateful for any information any one might be able to provide as to where I could find such a map.

thanks for your time,
and Bravo! once again on the web-site.

Glen Hodgins
email: glen-hodgins@canada.

RE: Map of Tea Estates? Terry Mills 26/12/06 19:02
(terence.mills1@tiscali.co.uk )

Dear Glen

Ref your inquiry concerning a map of the tea estates I used a very good map for my travels around most of the estates from 1955-1960 when I was Resident Engineer for Davidson & Co Ltd, Sirocco Engineering Works Belfast. (This company invented, produced and installed tea manufacturing machinery in coffee and tea estates in the Far East and Africa).

It is a linen backed map measuring 53"x47" (135 x 120cm) which folds down in 12 x 6 panels to a handy 8"x 5" (21 x 13 cm).It was published by the Government Survey Department in Ceylon.

The map is entitled "Map of Planting Districts showing The Principal Estates" and the Scale is 3 miles to 1 inch. The map shows all the estates producing Tea, Rubber, Coconuts, Cinnamon and Citronella and was invaluable to me, not only during my residency in Sri Lanka, but any time I return on holiday.

With such a map I would think the Sri Lankan government would still have a survey department and would produce an up-to-date map. So firstly, try contacting the Times Bookshop at The Fort. Colombo and if that fails then the Government Survey Dept.

Hope this produces a happy result.

RE: Map of Tea Estates? Glen Hodgins 26/12/06 20:23


Thanks very much. I appreciate your suggestion. The map your describing sounds very much like the one hanging in the Hill Club, (which I some day hope to photograph in detail).

During my time in Ceylon/Lanka I did, indeed, attempt to secure such a map (or something similar) through various sources, including those you've suggested -- unfortunately, the private publishing houses don't produce them any more, and the Geological Survey are currently prohibited, by law, to sell detailed maps. The explanation I was given surrounded concerns that "terrorists" would use them to plan attacks. O Tempora! O Mores!!

I think my only real hope is a private sale or loan -- or an old book store/second-hand shop.

Incidentally, one of the men I'm researching -- William Francis Hannin -- was an old Davidson & Co. man, coming out to Ceylon about 1910, joining the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps c.1909, leaving with them (as a Sgt) to Egypt and then Gallipoli during the Great War, before being commissioned into the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He was awarded the Military Cross in 1918 for an action around Le Cateau in France. He returned to Ceylon (and Davidson & Co.) after the war, rising to Command the CPRC (as a Lt-Colonel) in the early 1930s, being made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

and thanks again,
Glen Hodgins

RE: Map of Tea Estates? Terry Mills 27/12/06 02:04


Sorry the map issue was unresolved. Fortunately, we did not have the same problem with maps here in Northern Ireland over the last 35 years when the IRA were bombing and killing all around them. If they were short of a detailed map all they had to do was go down to Her Majesty's Stationery Office in Belfast and get one or even better as one of the IRA leaders to get one from Tony Blair, the British prime minister, when they were next at a meeting with him!!!

The information regarding William Francis Hannin was interesting - just like an Irishman he'd go anywhere for a fight. Unfortunately, Davidson & Co are no more, the firm having been taken over by another organisation in the 1970's and eventually all tea machinery production phased out. The sad thing was that all records of Sirocco, including important historical papers, drawings etc, were destroyed. Very little remains.

I do meet up with some of my old workmates from the1950's/1960's once a month in Belfast for lunch so I will pass on your information about William Francis Hannin when we next meet on 3 January 2007.

Many thanks


RE: Map of Tea Estates? Michael Cooke 29/12/06 10:15

Dear Glen,

Obtaining a map of Sri-Lanka giving you information of the various planting districts is very useful. But you can depend on your travel agent/gudie to take you to these estates.

You can contact me at Central Finance Co., situated at 84 Raja Veediya, Kandy where I work, on any day of the week (Mon-Fri) and I will be able to lend you a Ferguson's Directory where you will find all of the names of estates. Your gudie will be able to take you to any of these districts.

Yours sincerely,


RE: Map of Tea Estates? Glen Hodgins 29/12/06 23:27

Thanks Michael. That's very kind of you. I'll keep your offer in mind next time in the neighbourhhod.

Please note, however, that my interest in obtaining a detailed map showing the location of various estates, stems more from a desire to be able to research them, (from outside Lanka/Ceylon), than to actually visit them.


Glen Hodgins
Ottawa, Canada

RE: Map of Tea Estates? Michael Cooke 02/01/07 15:19

Dear Glen,

If you desire to reaserch estates from outside Sri-Lanka, then the best thing will be a Map. I will consult the Manager of our branch in Nuwara-Eliya and try to get a photograph of the Map.

Alternatively, I will take a photograph of it when I am next in Nuwara-Eliya and send it to you in the mail. If I am successful either way I will call for your address vis this site.

With compliments of the Season.



RE: Map of Tea Estates? Glen Hodgins 03/01/07 05:08



That's very kind of you. Very kind, indeed. Thank you.

Pls allow me to point out that if I were taking the photos, I would probably need to take several close-up shots -- in order to be able to see all the requisite details. I would then use the various shots to reproduce the map in toto (probably a hand-draw map to start).

I'm less worried about how "pretty" the map (and photos) look than simply capturing as much detail as possible.

I can also be emailed via the Canadian Foreign Ministry (where I work) at: glen.hodgins@international.gc.ca The canada.com account can often prove frustrating to anyone sending attachments to me.

and thanks again,

Glen Hodgins
14  SEARCH & RESEARCH QUERIES / Historical research & queries / William Taylor on: August 09, 2008, 06:49:55 PM


I am looking for any info on William Taylor, planter in the late 1800's, who had daughters Jessie and Annie. Annie was my grandmother.

Also does anybody know if James Taylor, the pioneer of Ceylon Tea had any family in Ceylon. Is he in any way related to William Taylor?

Any info would be useful!
15  SEARCH & RESEARCH QUERIES / Historical research & queries / Harry Storey, Planter born 1868 on: August 09, 2008, 06:49:28 PM


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I am searching for information on Harry Storey of Lancaster UK, who spent many years in Ceylon. I have no record of his death in Ceylon or England. Can any one give me any information?
Lucy Bagot

Dear Lucy,

I beleive it was pure coincidence or something even stranger that prompted me to typing in my G.Grandfathers name on Google. Indeed was surprised myself to see someone interested in locating the where abouts of Harry Storey ...my G.Grandfather. U may not see this as a fact judging by my surname, but the change bears a 'story' by itself.

Harry Storey's eldest son (My grandfather) ,Jimmy was a rebel from childhood and was up to little of no good at all during most of his teen years. No amount of warning or reprimand could mend his naughty demenour. Finally it came to a point where he was sent to boarding school. From there too he ran away and lived with a certain family whom we have almost no details. Many years went by and finally when Harry Storey was too old, he decided on migrating back to England. My grandfather as a symbol of not wanting to dishonor his father changed the surname to Norton from Storey.

So thats the connection. Now Lucy, I am really not certain if he died in the UK , Sri Lanka or India. I may have to hunt around for details. Could keep you posted though if you are interested.

Thanks again for the interest you've shown in our family history. Maybe you could also let me know the reason you are following up on Harry.

Eardley Norton

P.S : Mail me also on nortons@slt.lk

Dear Eardley
I am researching the history of my house in the village of Bowes which was in the old North Riding of Yorkshire, now County Durham.

In 1913 the house was sold by three women - Penelope Candlish Burden (wife of Reginald Valentine Burden), Lena Candlish Wilson (spinster) and Mary Elizabeth Storey (wife of Harry Storey of Warakamure Matale in the Island of Ceylon, Tea Planter). Do you have any information about Harry's wife, Mary Elizabeth?

I did try and email you on the address given but it bounced back.

Mike Bettison
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