Re: WATMORE, 19th Century British Ceylon.
This is interesting...
My mother's maiden name was also Watmore. Her father James Watmore, was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) around 1885-1890. He and his brother John, and sister Mariah, lived in Ceylon all their lives. Their father's first name is now forgotten... but he was English and was in Ceylon during the late 19th Century during British rule. He is believed to have died at sea, during a return trip home...
It would be interesting to learn of his origins, and who he was. If anybody can shed any light.... let me know. I don't know of any Watmore's in Sri Lanka or elsewhere, except members of my mother's immediate family. There are a few Whatmore's though... and until recently, I thought Watmore was a corruption... !
Thank you and best regards,