All Saints Church, Galle Fort, Sri Lanka


Situated within the Galle Fort, which was declared as a "WORLD HERITAGE SITE" in 1988 by UNESCO


The burial Register and Cemetery
The burial Register dates back to 1815. First to be recorded was the burial of John Bailey, who had been laid to rest in Jaffna on May 1815.

The record of the burial of the first Archdeacon of Colombo, Ven. T.J. Twistlestone, whose remains had been laid to rest in Tangalle, is also found in this register.

Among the burials of other famous personalities recorded in the Register are those of J.R. Black, the first American Consul of Ceylon. Mrs. Isobel Swinburn Black, founder president of YWCA - Galle and Sir William Carpenter - Rowe, Chief Justice of Ceylon 1856-59. Before the Anglican Church acquired its own cemetery in 1853, its members were buried in the Dutch Cemetery which later became the site on which the Post Office has been built.
 

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