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Younather DeSilva PALMER
16 January 1867 - December 1942



        Younather DeSilva PALMER, 9th son of Emmanuel & Susannah, was born on 16 January 1867 in 
        Methwold, West Norfolk. He was my mother's "Uncle U.D."

        From Unather D. Palmer, Tasmania to Jean Matthews, Nov. 11 1983 -
         "I don't know why my father became "U.D." - I think his name should have been Jonathan as 
          J & Y are often written alike (Juan pronounced Yuan in Portuguese).  There was probably
          some confusion at his registration as none of them were educated."

        He moved to Wisbech with his parents, brothers Louis Henry, Angelo Stephen and sister Delphfenia 
        soon after the 1881 U.K. Census.

        By the 1891 U.K. Census, Younather is a "Cycle Agt & Repairer" on the Lynn Road in Wisbech.

        In Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire, 1896,  he is "DaSilva Cycle Agent," Lynn Rd, Wisbech, Cambs.
        In the 1908 Kelly's Directory of Cambs - Cycle & Motor Agent at 102,103 & 104, Lynn Rd, Wisbech.

        He was married to Fanny Matilda STEVENSON on 21 April 1897, at St Augustine's Church, Wisbech Cambs. 
        See "Cycle Wedding" link below.
 
        Their children were: 
  
Dorothy Hilda born 2 February 1898
Mabel DeSilva born 5 May 1899
Kathleen Edith born 13 October 1900
Grace Alexandra born 9 September 1902
Florence Sylvia born 15 November 1903
Unather Edward DeSilva born December 1906 - died Nov. 1984 in Tasmania
Phyllis Christobel born 7 December 1909
"A Cycle Wedding at Wisbech" + photo of the happy couple. Fanny Matilda's Obituary - February 1954
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More will be added to this page as time permits!
Younather's Siblings: ............... Younather & Fanny Matilda's children:
Marear DeSilva Dorothy Hilda
Emmanuel Mabel DeSilva
Louis Henry** Kathleen Edith
Lapauldro Grace Alexandra
Ryfealyer Florence Sylvia
Francisco Unather Edward DeSilva
Don Thursalht Phyllis Christobel
Angelo Stephen
Delfina Honor
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This page created 9 January 2002 & amended/updated 18:59 30/01/2005