The October 15th 1872 Edition of the ‘Overland Ceylon Observer’ announced under Domestic Occurences, Births:
“At Parragalla Estate, Gampola, Oct. 9. Mary Julia, wife of J. Churchward. Esq., of a Son.”
Note that back then to get the Ceylon Observer to publish a notice in the paper it cost 1 shilling, two if it was to also appear in the Overland Ceylon Observer.