I am delighted to have made contact with you! It appears we are second cousins via the Swan line and second (or is that third?) cousins once removed via the Wrights.
I am not sure whether you are in contact with any of Sinco's other descendants, but here is a potted update as to their whereabouts.
My mother is Miriam Antoinette Swan. She left Ceylon permanently in 1949 accompanied by Ninette, joining Eileen in England. Sinco arrived in England in 1955 when I was aged three. He died in 1960. As a child, I spent every other weekend at Sinco's house.
Of Sinco's children, Eileen and Sheila have died in recent years, Paddy, Nin, my mother Frankie, Rosie and David all live in England with their respective spouses and Christine and Pam live in Australia.
The myriad offspring are scattered to the winds, though congregating once in a while when the opportunity presents itself. Whilst grandma Evelyn was alive, Frankie used to arrange annual gatherings which were wonderful family occasions. These are now less frequent. I last attended one of these on January 1st, 2000. Most of the cousins now have children of their own and some have grandchildren...
Of Eileen's four sons, one is in Australia, one in USA and two in UK. Sheila's eldest daughter is in South Africa and her other two daughters and son are in the UK. I think all of Paddy's children - three daughters, one son - are currently living in the UK, as are Nin's son and daughter, two of Frankie's four daughters and her son (I think), Rosie's two daughters and son and David's two daughters and son. Frankie's other two daughters are in Hong Kong and Thailand respectively. All Pam's children are in Australia.
I am the oldest of Miriam's three sons. I work in Switzerland, live in England and regularly plod the globe. The middle son has recently returned to the UK from Switzerland. The youngest also lives in the UK.
As a child, I listened to many tales of Ceylon and of my mother's aunts and uncles, including her uncle Shelly. These have always had the quality of legends obscured by the mists of time. It is somehow magical to find these childhood names from a distant land and distant age made real through their living descendants...
I would be delighted to learn more of the family history from you and more of my cousins. A few years ago, I paid a short visit to Timmy and Darley Ingelton, Doreen Christoffelz and their respective children in Melbourne - I had met up with Michael in Paris many years before when he was dancing at the Lido.
I am twenty-three years married (to Caroline) with two sons - Jonathan aged ten and Oliver aged seven. One of my neighbours and close friends is William Coleman, grandson of Glen Mack, grandma Evelyn's sister and hence my second cousin.