Jose Phillippe DA COSTA [1835-1885]
"MR J.P. da Costa, one of the oldest residents in the Colony and for 30 years in the employ of Messrs Jardine, Matheson & Co., after a week's illness, died at his residence at No. 12 Caine Road early this morning, from chronic diarrhoea. Mr da Costa reached his 50th birthday last May. He leaves behind him a widowed mother, four sons and one daughter, and two nieces and three nephews, all of whom were dependent upon him for support."
Source: The China Mail, page 2, 9th July 1885 .