Thankyou ever so much for this information. May I ask, how you know this? Do you mean that George changed his own name to 'Hope' or did he just give his children this name? Would you happen to know Miss Attygale's first name & when they married & possibly where they lived in Sri lanka? I have heard various things. Firstly that he worked as a planter at the Tonacombe tea estate, nr Talawakelle & secondly, at Yuillefield estate. I have also been informed that Edward was boarded at Kingswood College, in Kandy.