D'Silva Family Tree
- D'Silva family Overview
Francis Osmund D'Silva (abt.1873 - c. 1948)
and Christina Shedden
Alfred Eustace D'Silva (1863 - 1940)
and Millicent Larkins
Walter Rupert Leopold D'Silva (1865 - 1924)
and Alice Dora ?
Alexander Hall Shedden (c. 1823 - 1878)
and Margaret Graham
William Graham (c. 1798 - c.1859)
and Jane Farrell
Thomas Pierce (c. 1849 - 1888)
and Christiana Shedden
James Montague (c. 1789 - ?)
and Eleanor Aldsworth
William Stone (c. 1857 - ?)
and Caroline Graham
I have not been able to go back very far with D'Silva family line. This surname suggests that their origins may have been Portuguese or native Indian given a Portuguese surname on conversion to Christianity.
In Colonial times, the Portuguese ruled the state of Goa in south west India and so any ecclesiastic records would not have been sent back to London. This would explain why no records can be found at the British Library before the baptisms of Francis and Christina's children.