I am the grandson of James Henry Rowlands, son of Richard William Rowlands. Richard William Rowlands and Charlotte Caroline (Richard William Rowlands' second wife) had a son - Arthur Percival Rowlands. James Henry Rowlands and Arthur Percival Rowlands were half brothers, each starting their own lineage, Arthur in Ceylon and James Henry Rowlands in India. The grandsons and granddaughters of Arthur Percival Rowlands later migrated to Australia.
My cousin, Richard Rowlands (grandson of James Henry Rowlands) is in constant contact with Fred Drieberg in Australia. Fred is half cousin of mine as (and I understand this from Richard Rowlands) his grandfather and mine were half brothers. I have all the info on my cousins in Australia, thanks again to Richard. I even correspond off and on with Fred's sister, Diana and her son and daughter.
A P Rowlands built Rowlands Garage in Sri Lanka. As far as I know, I don't believe Rowlands Garage and Rowlands Ltd were one and the same. Would you know anything about this?
After this rather long preamble :-) I must get to the point in writing to you. I desperately need to know the name of Richard William Rowlands' first wife (she who bore my grandfather, James Henry Rowlands). There is no information that I have been able to find - her name, when they married, where they married, where she came from and, finally, what became of her ...
I would be deeply obliged if you can throw any light at all on this elusive lady.
Thanks and regards. Look forward to hearing from you.