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To David Humphreys,

I am replying to your query for a lost person, which I saw on the Britain-Burma Society's Lost Relatives web page (http://shwepla.net/Misspers.mv). You said:


I am a descendent of King Thebaw and am tracing my family tree I have got as far as CLARA and JOSEPH Galway who lived on Mandalay Hill up to March 1942. Joseph (Jo) was a customs officer. Their children were HELEN, JOAN, JOSEPH (Jo) and EDNA (my grandmother) who were all around 20yrs of age at the time they fled the city and they were some of the last to leave. It was common knowledge that they were descendents of King Thebaw and were apparently very wealthy having a large house as well as another in Maymyo where they used to spend the summer. They used to walk to Catholic church together every sunday.

Clara was reputedly a grand lady ('ma')whose mother was a practicing buddhist but i dont know much about her but she may have been given the european name of SISSY. Her grandfather was King Thebaw but i dont know which of his wives was her mother and would love to know to complete the family tree! I dont know what Sissy's husband was called. Her mother was reputedly married off to the prime minister of Burma who was put into office by the british who married him to a 'royal' to give him credibility in the eyes of the populace.... any information about SISSY, her husband or King Thebaws grandchildren would be wonderful!!

I would love to hear from anyone who remembers them, or even any long lost relatives!! Please contact me, David Humphreys with anything that you may think will help me. Thank you!

Maybe I can help a bit.
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