It was nice to hear from a Singapore D'Almeida. Thank you for your snippet - indeed this posting was one of the bits and pieces that originally 'got me going'. It was the gateway to an intriguing history which still keeps me occupied some two years further on!
My grandmother Alice married Sir Jose's great grandson, Courtenay Orlando D'Almeida in 1899. Courtenay was the last child of William Barrington whose father Joachim was Sir Jose's first born. I have been trying somewhat unsuccessfully from the UK to access archive material in Singapore on the rise and the fall of D'Almeida & Sons and to try to understand the key personalities from that time.
If you are interested, I should be more than happy to share the research - such as it is - on the UK connection through Joachim and William. I shall be very interested to hear from you and to understand your connections.