The Matah, Soobalah, Hypolite and Ismael families of Peros Banhos

On 19th February 1921 a group of Chagossians gathered to witness the birth of Marie Bernadette Matah, the daughter of Joseph alias Xavier Matah and Rookmee Soobalah alias Marie Perci both labourers. Their witnesses were Polydore Hypolite and Louis Aristide Ismael both commanders at the Ile du Coin, Peros Banhos.  John Powell signed the document as the civil status officer.


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