IEVERS, Robert Wilson

IEVERS, Robert Wilson. Limerick 1850 — 10.2.1905. British (Irish) Civil Servant in Ceylon. Son of Robert John I., a wine merchant, and Elizabeth Browne. Educated at Queen’s University, Dublin (M.A.). Entered service in 1872, served in various positions mainly in the north-west, living in Galle. C.M.G. 1902, C.C.S. Member of the Ceylon Branch of Royal Asiatic Society from 1879. Married Catherine (Kate) Crawford.

Publications: articles in JRAS-CB: “Customs and Ceremonies connected with Paddy Cultivation”, 6:21, 1880; “Beligala”, 8:29, 1884 (1886), 346-367; “The Custom of Polyandry in Ceylon”, 16:50, 1899.

Manual of the North-central Province of Ceylon. Colombo 1899

Sources: death noted in JRAS-CB 19:57, 1906; www.turtlebunbury.com/family/bunburyfamily_related/bunbury_family_related_ievers.htm

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