POLE, John. 18?? — 19??. British Planter in Sri Lanka. In 1913 book his address was Scarborough Estate, Maskeliya, Ceylon.
A likely candidate is found in thepeerage.com: John Pole (11.4.1848 — 1913), son of Rev. Edward De La Pole and Maty Anne Chapman, married Charlotte Pargiter (d. 1896), four daughters and two sons. His brother Reginals was a judge of Ceylon Civil Service, but we are not told, what he himself did and whether he was even in Sri Lanka.
Publications: “A few Remarks on Prehistoric Stones in Ceylon”, JRAS-CB19:58, 1907, 272-278; also wrote on scale insects.
– Ceylon Stone Implements. 42 p. 5 pl. Calcutta 1913.
Sources: Nothing found.