MACREADY, William Charles. England 7.8.1832 — Puttalam 26.11.1871. British Civil Servant in Sri Lanka. Son of the well-known actor William M. and actress Catherine Frances Atkins. Studies at Oxford (Christ Church) and Haileybury. From 1854 in Ceylon Civil Service, worked as Assistant Government Agent in Kandy, Puttalam, Kurunegala, Colombo and again Puttalam. Married Miss Rull, children.
Publications: Sela Lihini Sandése with notes and glossary for the use of students. 1865.
– Translated from Sinhalese: Sri Rahula’s Kaviasekera and Paravisandesa; Alagiyawanna Mohattala’s Subasita.
Sources: https://collections.westminster.org.uk/index.php/macready-william-charles-1832-1871; J.R. Toussaint, Journal of the Dutch Burgher Union of Ceylon 23, 1934, 126; stray notes in Internet.
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