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Atwell in Sri Lanka/Ceylon & tea estates

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Atwell in Sri Lanka/Ceylon & tea estates

Posted: 8 Mar 2013 6:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Jul 2014 12:24PM GMT
Surnames: Atwell
UPDATE July 2014:
- I am still looking for information on Gladys Ada (maiden name unknown) who was married to John Valentine Atwell in Colombo, Sri Lanka. I believe that she died in the early 1930s.

- I am looking for information on any Atwells in or around the Colombo area, current or historical.

- The names that I thought were related to the tea estate were wrong. I have now identified this - Kirimadua - as the estate once owned by the Atwell family - - and I am now looking for information on the estate as it is today (inc which tea company sells its tea!), as well as any historical info/photos.

Please email: talesfromfoxglovecottage @

This post has already generated a direct reply from a long-lost relative, so I'm hoping that there is more info out there to come! Thanks everyone!
Original post August 2013:

I'm looking for any information on the Atwell family, who I believe owned, or worked on, tea estates in or around Colombo, during the 1920s-1940s (and possibly earlier/later).

I have the names John Valentine Atwell, and Gladys Ada Atwell (maiden name unknown).

The estate names that I have are Killarney and Brookside, although these may have been estates bordering theirs.

Any help greatly appreciated!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
CeylonSeeker 9 Mar 2013 1:54AM GMT 
CeylonSeeker 16 Mar 2013 9:41PM GMT 
laura_foenand... 19 Mar 2013 11:41AM GMT 
CeylonSeeker 19 Mar 2013 2:02PM GMT 
themanintheha... 29 Aug 2013 12:36PM GMT 
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