*First appeared in 1898 Ferguson's Directory & appears independently till 1904. 1894 - 1897 FD's unavailable so could have first appeared in one of these issues. From 1905 to 1012 it appears under Norfolk Estate before going back to its own records. From 1920 (1918-19 FD's unavailable) Beltoff records are "included in the Farm Group".
Alagala or Kadugannawa North
Estate & Planter data only covers the period from 1870 to 1929 with some gaps in-between as not all records were available. Pre 1870 and post 1929 updates will be made in due course.
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Scotsman James Taylor started Sri Lanka’s first tea estate, 19 acre Loolecondera Estate, marking the birth of the tea industry in Ceylon.
The first Shipment of Ceylon Tea, a consignment of 23lb (10kg) arrived in London for trade
The first public Colombo Tea Auction was held at the premises of Somerville & Co. under the auspice of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
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