Other De Fonseka families and Segments
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In this page I have documented some of the De Fonseka names that I have come across during my research, and which I have not been able to connect to the genealogy tables given in the Ancestry page or the family trees listed under the Family Trees pages. Further research on these names is bound to put all these in the correct place. 

Your help in identifying these persons ( or details of any De Fonsekas not listed here ) are most welcome. Please respond with whatever details you may have, however small or insignificant it may seem at the moment. It is hoped that one day this site will contain a comprehensive database of all De Fonseka families of Sri Lanka.


Other Family Trees :

Hewafonsekage:

        Family Tree of Hewafonsekage Abraham (de) Fonseka


The Anglican De Fonseka Families :

In my study of the De Fonseka name, I have come across three distinct family groups or segments. One is the Arasanilayitta clan of Kalutara which is well documented in this site. The other group is the predominantly Buddhist group of families originating from Panadura, which is found in a separate page in the Ancestry section. The third group is closely intertwined with the Dutch Burgher community and  seems to be  Anglican. Most of the names listed below belongs to this group.

Borella Baptisms :

Fredrick Winston Anthony Dias son of Fredrick Walter Dias and Novah Cecilia Maud de Fonseka 14/12/1924.

Anglican Church Colpetty (Baptisms):

Floris de Fonseka and Eliza de Abrew Rajapakse of Maradana
            Son - Joseph Robert                    29/11/1867           17/11/1878
            Son - Philliph Albert                      20/11/1865           17/11/1878

Sadoris De Fonseka Abeysekera Gunaratna and Batcho de Soosa Wickremasinghe of Pohaddaramulla Caltura
            Son Abraham Flores                   12/5/1847

Dutch Reformed Church, Wolvendaal - Baptisms:

Manuel De Fonseka and Cornelis Bosi
             Theadosin                                      17/11/1737
             Manuel                                             30/10/1740
             Nicolaas                                         19/05/1743
             Anne Maria                                     10/07/1746

Nicholaas De Fonseka and Regina Gomes
            Joan                                                 11 days
            Clara                                                 21 days
            Solomon                                         1mnt 6days

Hendrik Diderik Dias De Fonseka and (entry damaged) x (more details under others )
            Johannes (adopted)                   21/07/1781 3D/3 132
            Rudolf (adopted)                         12/01/1782 135

Simon De Fonseka and Maria Wilhelmmiina Wesselius
            Sara Wilmma                                25/05/1796 3D/3 283
            Anna Maria                                    02/02/1799 3D/3 310
            Johan Simon                                 02/08/1801 3D/3 330
            Johan Nicolaas                            15/07/1804 3B/2 48
            Theodore Louis                            10/09/1809 3B/2 142
            Henrikus Phillippus                      10/04/1814 3B/2 185

Louis De Fonseka and Anna Maria Pieris
            Sara                                                 02/08/1801 3D/3 330

Christiaan De Fonseka (Colombo) and Dona Giemara of Matara on 07/08/1808
            Anna Maria                                     10/06/1801 3B/2 155
   
       Johannes Louis                             03/09/1820 3B/2 240

Johan De Fonseka and Nattalia Gomes
            Cornelis                                            29/01/1758 3D/2 297
            Michiel                                               08/03/1767 3D/2 409
            Anna Catherina                              20/11/1774 3D/3 76

Jan Marcus De Fonseka (Colombo) and Anna de Croos on 11/02/1753
            Anna                                                  30/12/1761 3D/2 338

Lodewyk De Fonseka and Johanna Francina de Seram
            Balthazar                                         26/07/1767 3D/2 419
            Petronella                                       25/06/1769 3D/3 23
            Juliana Francina                           27/10/1771 3D/3 49
            Sara                                                 11/02/1777 3D/3 48
            Cornelis Adriana                          11/06/1780 3D/3 119

Joan De Fonseka and Patronella Gomes
            Pieternella                                      20/08/1780 3D/3 122
            Regina                                             04/10/1778 3B/1 113
            Clara Magdalena                         22/06/1783 3B/1 130
            Cornelis, Sicilia, Silvia, Christiaan, Christina and Joseph
            ( All adopted )                                23/07/1780 3D/3 121

Bernado De Fonseka and Maria Gomes
            Anna                                                 30/06/1767 3D/2 416

Louis De Fonseka and Louisa Wolvrant
            Anna Maria (adopted)                 07/07/1771 3D/3 45

Johan Simon De Fonseka and Anna Elizabeth Fernando
            Louisa Wilhelmina                        28/06/1829 3B/2 335
            Johanna Marciana                       11/03/1832 3B/2 366
            Johanna Arnoldiva                       07/02/1836 3B/2 416

John Simon De Fonseka and Johana Margeritta Phillipsz
            Edward William                             08/04/1844 3B/2 523
            Mary Ellen                                      19/09/1847 3B/2 583
            Amelia                                             21/10/1849 3B/2 611
            Marciana Matilda                         03/06/1855 3B/3 49

Deaths - St Paul's Burial Grounds:

Don Cornelius De Fonseka 64 Yrs on 23/11/1830
Cornelia, daughter of Cornelis De Fonseka 5 mnths 05/04/1832

Marriages - Trinity Church Colombo

Warnage William Henry De Fonseka to Madapuliarachchige Matilda Elizabeth on 16/11/1911

Extracts from the Baptismal Register of Christ Church, Galle Face, Colombo

Sadoris de Fonseka Abaysekera Guneratna and Katcho de Soosa Wickremasingha of Pohaddaramulla, Caltura
        Abraham Floris de Fonseka (Son) Born 12th May 1847, Baptised March 17th 1878

Floris de Fonseka and Eliza de Abrew Rajapakse of Marandahn, Colombo
        Phillip Albert de Fonseka       Born 20th November 1865,  Baptised March 17th 1878
        Joseph Robert de Fonseka  Born 29th November 1867,  Baptised March 17th 1878
        

Extracts from the Registers of St. Paul's Church, Kynsey Road, Colombo

Marriage   - John Simon de Fonseka and Johanna Margaritta Philips on the 20th of February, 1838.
                        No 21, Folio  No 5.
Baptismal - Jane Chrlotta de Fonseka (daughter)        Born 15th February 1839,    Baptised 7th April 1839.
                        No 69, Folio No 5.
                       Sophia Elizabeth de Fonseka (daughter) Born 2nd November 1840, Baptised 25th December 1840.
                        No 125, Folio No 5. 

Unconfirmed Source : 
                         Phillipus Arend of Zevenbregen bombardier widr. Of Cornelis Van den linden and Klara de Fonseka of Cbo. Married 25/1/1767.

My thanks to Andrew Buultjens for searching the parish registers and other church and government archives for most of these names.


Others :

De Fonseka names, family trees and details picked up from various sources.

(1) Hendrik Diederick Dias de Fonseca, source Sri Lanka Gen Web - Notables in Ceylon in the year 1760, posted by Ms. Jennifer van der Greft, Kfar Saba, Israel.

Following here is an example of a translation describing the funeral procession of Robertus Kramer - Dissave of Colombo, by Mr. De Vos, one of the most knowledgeable people of the VOC period. Mr. F.H. de Vos gives lots of personal information concerning the persons attending the funeral which cannot be found anywhere else.
At the funeral of Robertus Cramer the following persons were present:-

47.  Hendrik Diederick Dias de Fonseca, OnderKoopman. He died in Colombo in 1785 and was married twice: 1st time with Hester Catharina Kriekenbeek in 1767 and the 2nd time with Anna Elizabeth Leembruggen in 1776.
(Onderkoopman = Merchant - Second Class; 
        Senior rank in the Dutch Administration; Grades were Clerk, Assistant, Book-Keeper, Under-Merchant, Merchant, Upper-Merchant and Commandeur (only in Jaffna and Galle)

He is also mentioned in Archives Volumes 2622 and 2623 (see D'andrado Papers).

(2) Lyn De Fonseka - Librarian 1958 Colombo Museum and Asst. Secretary Royal Asiatic Society. ( Source Obituary RAS Journal XIV 1970, 134-135 )

(3) Sourced from Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates