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Dr George Charles JULIUS [51]
Isabella Maria GILDER [52]
General James ALEXANDER [1484]
(Abt 1780-1847)
Harriet BOWLES [23392]
Alfred Alexander JULIUS [798]
Eliza Julius ALEXANDER [799]

Villiers Alexander JULIUS [814]


Family Links

1. Nora Laura MONEY [815]

Villiers Alexander JULIUS [814]

  • Born: 19 Nov 1850, Mortlake SRY
  • Baptised: 27 Dec 1850, St Mary Magdalen Richmond SRY
  • Marriage (1): Nora Laura MONEY [815] on 19 Sep 1883 in Colombo Ceylon.
  • Died: 5 Jan 1930, Bexhill SSX aged 79
  • Buried: 8 Jan 1930, Bexhill SSX

bullet  General Notes:

Julius. On the 19th inst, at Stanley Lodge, Mortlake, Surrey, the lady of Alfred Alexander Julius, Esq, of a son.
Ref: London Evening Standard 25 November 1850.

Villiers was baptised by his uncle Henry R Julius.

Villiers was a Solicitor in practice with Julius & Creasy in Colombo Ceylon, he retired to England.

Julius & Creasy is the second oldest law firm in Sri Lanka, (founded 1879) it is also the largest. (2011)
The beginnings of the partnership go back to when E.D. Thomas joined Villiers Alexander Julius and attested their first Notarial Deed. E.D. Thomas' partnership with Villers Julius was of a short duration as the former returned to England in poor health, his place was taken by Harry Creasy. Harry Creasy, was the son of Sir Edward Creasy, one time Chief Justice of Ceylon, his name is synonymous with the Colombo Rowing Club.
Villiers Julius too was a powerful oarsman and the President of the Rowing Club. He was the then Senior Partner of the firm and along with Harry Creasy, worked long and hard hours. Their reputation for honesty, integrity, industry and precision grew to such an extent that they were universally respected and benefactors to Colombo society at the time. Sydney Julius, Villiers nephew succeeded the founding partners.

Villiers was the owner of two Tea Estates in Ceylon,
Donhead 1887-1888,
Rowley 1885-1892:
See also History of Ceylon Tea

Twentieth Century Impressions of Ceylon.
By Arnold Wright.
Contains the following articles by Villiers
Colombo Rowing Club Pg 265.
Article by Villiers on the history and achievements of the club.

Fauna: By V.A. Julius
An article on fauna in Ceylon Pg 157.

Football Pg 262.
The Colombo Football Club was rescued from extinction by Villiers.

Julius Jottings January 1900. No 1.
Mr Villiers Julius is returning to Ceylon after a short visit to this country.

Villiers served on the Commission on changes to the Constitution of the Ceylon Legislative
Homeward Mail from India, China and the East March 28, 1910

Villiers sailed 16 Mar 1922 from Southampton to Las Palmas, on board the Orania. His address is recorded as Bishopston, Sutherland Ave, Bexhill-on-Sea.

Probate: Julius, Villiers Alexander 41 Wickham-Avenue Bexhill-on-Sea Sussex died 5 January 1930. Probate 6 March to Ernest Reed Williams and Harry Joseph Charles Solicitors Effects. L12442 16s 9d Resworn L12602 8s 9d.
Ref: Ancestry National Probate calendar

bullet  Research Notes:

(Holy Trinity Church Nuwara Eliya Ceylon Sri Lanka)
Marriage & child/children of Villiers Alexander Julius of Colombo & Norah Laura

Image of Villiers from:


bullet  Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Littleworth Close Mortlake. Villiers is recorded as a son aged 4mths born Mortlake

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Stanley Lodge Ship Lane St Mary Mortlake London. Villiers is recorded as a son aged 10 scholar born Mortlake SRY

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Stanley Lodge Ship Lane St Mary Mortlake London. Villiers is recorded as a son aged 21 single an Articled Clerk born Mortlake SRY

Image of Villiers as a younger man courtesy of J L Herasimenko 2018.


Villiers married Nora Laura MONEY [815] [MRIN: 263], daughter of Lt. Col. Edward James Thrayle D'Oyley de Bourbel MONEY [14589] and Georgina Mary RUSSELL [14590], on 19 Sep 1883 in Colombo Ceylon. (Nora Laura MONEY [815] was born on 30 Mar 1860 in Nainital Uttarakhand India, died on 2 Jun 1950 in 13 Palmerston Rd Westcliff-on-Sea ESS and was buried in London Cemetery Ilford.)

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