*Does not appear in 1898 estate records. No records available from 1899 to 1902. Appears in 1903 records. All Owner & Employee details verifed as correct from 1903 to 1929.
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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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