MODDER, Frank (Francis Huson Lowe). Colombo 4.6.1861 — 5.6.1916. British Colonial Officer in Ceylon. Major. Member of Ceylon Asiatic Society from 1890. Chief Justice. Married with Edith Blanche Joseph, father of Montagu Frank Modder (1891–1958), Professor of English.
Publications: five articles on geology and antiquities of Ceylon in JRAS-CB, e.g.: “The Animal-Shaped Rocks of Kuruṇégala”, 11:40, 1890, 377-425.
– Gazetteer of the Puttalam District of the North-western Province of Ceylon. 203 p. 1908; The Principles of Kandyan law. L. 1914 (a standard work); a handbook to Kuruṇégala and its neighbourhood.
Sources: death noted in JRAS-CB 26:70-1, 1917; www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lkawgw/gen1020.html.