Antonio Bertolacci

Antonio Bertolacci

Male 1776 - 1833  (57 years)    Has one ancestor and 11 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Antonio Bertolacci 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1776 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Aug 1833  Forges-les-Eaux Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Association Earl Frederick North (Relationship: Antoine was secretary of Frederick) 
    Person ID I726901  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Antonio Bertolacci at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 

    Father Pasquale Bertholacci 
    Family ID F316936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • quatre fils
     1. North Bertolacci
    +2. Francis Robert Bertolacci
    +3. Robert William Bertolacci,   b. Abt 1806, Colombo, Ceylon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1836, Abbeville, Picardie, Fr Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F316937  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    A view of the agricultural, commercial, and financial interests of Ceylon
    A view of the agricultural, commercial, and financial interests of Ceylon

  • Notes 
    • Assistant in the office of Secretary of State, which was filled by the Honourable Frederic North
      The British retiring from Corsica, he accompanied that Gentleman to England, and afterwards to Ceylon, where he held several situations in His Majesty's Civil Establishment of that Colony.
    • 6th Civil Auditor General of British Ceylon.
      Around 1799 he followed his patron, the Hon. Frederick North, to Ceylon as his secretary, but soon became firstly Postmaster-General and later Comptroller-General of Customs.
      He became acting Civil Auditor General on 30 January 1811, succeeding Richard Plasket, and held the office until 1 September 1814, when he was succeeded by John D'Oyly
    • Another of the first batch of Civil Servants who made a valuable contribution to the history of Ceylon is ANTHONY BERTOLACCI.
      Percival and Cordiner had published their books on Ceylon before Bertolacci, but the latter's work was of quite a different character and covered entirely new ground.
      It was published in 1817 under the title of " A Yiew of the Agricultural, Commercial, and Financial Interests of Ceylon," and has been described by a competent authority as " the only work ever written on the economics or the economic history of Ceylon."
      Bertolacci also left behind a memorandum on the coinage of Ceylon in manuscript.
      A few words on Bertolacci's career may not be uninteresting.
      He was a Corsican by birth and had been an Assistant in North's office in Corsica. Being a man of some ability, Bertolacci had come under the favourable notice of North, who invited him to accompany him to Ceylon as Secretary. Bertolacci showed such a remarkable aptitude for work that in sis months' time he was appointed Postmaster General.
      He discharged the duties of " Commissioner of Musters," presumably a sort of military office, in addition to those of his substantive appointment, and also officiated for a short time as " Sitting Magistrate for the Pettah and suburbs of Colombo as far as Grandpass."
      He then successively held the appointments of Garrison Storekeeper, Deputy Paymaster General, and Controller General of Customs, finally acting as Civil Auditor General in 1811.
      He does not appear to have been confirmed in this appointment.
      His retirement in 1814 on a pension of ?500 a year was said to be due to his having lost favour with Governor Maitland.

      Journal of the Dutch Burgher Union of Ceylon"
    • National Archives

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