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Aug 25, 2010

Adams, J. James

Last Name:   Adams
First Name:   J. James
Date of Birth:  1759
Place of Birth:   London, England
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:  widower, wife’s name not given
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   20 Jun 1841 age 82
Place of Death:  Cape   

Notes:  DN 5420/1842.  Children, both majors:



Jan 7, 2018

Adams, Jacoba Johanna

Last Name:    Adams
First Name:    Jacoba Johanna
Date of Birth:    1863
Place of Birth:   Orange Free State
Parents – Father:   Christoffel du Plooyen
Parents – Mother:  Sophia F. du Plooyen
Name of Spouse:    William Adams
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   7 March 1890 age 26 years 7 months
Place of Death:  Johannesburg

Notes:  Transvaal DN 5654 F#7805512 image 163.  3 Children:

Cristoffel Johannes Adams b. 7 July 1882

Sophia Elizabeth Adams b. 7 Nov 1884

Jacoba Johanna Adams b. 21 July 1887

Oct 2, 2018

Adams, James

Last Name:        Adams
First Name:       James
Date of Birth:      1856
Place of Birth:     Bolton, Lancashire, England
Parents – Father:     George Adams
Parents – Mother:   Mary Adams
Name of Spouse:    Eliza Ann Adams
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:      17 June 1904 age 48
Place of Death:     East London, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 2073 image 665. Children:

George Claude Adams, born 22 Sep 1885

May 23, 2018

Adams, James Grier

Last Name:     Adams
First Name:    James Grier
Date of Birth:   1860
Place of Birth:   Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:    Louise Dora Francis Adams
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     31 Aug 1900 age 40
Place of Death:    killed in action at Quaffersfontein

Notes:  Cape DN 798 image 640. Children:

James Arthur Adams, minor

Aug 9, 2012

Adams, Johannes David


Last Name:    Adams
First Name:    Johannes David
Date of Birth:    1824
Place of Birth:   Paarl, Cape
Parents – Father:     Adonis Adams
Parents – Mother:   Rosie
Name of Spouse:   1) Louisa Aletta Mattheyson 2) Helena Adrianse
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   31 Mar 1897 age 72y 4m
Place of Death:  Paarl, Cape

Notes:   DN 2345/1900.  Children:  1 child, a minor, by 2nd marriage:

Johanna Wilhelmina Adams

May 10, 2012

Adams, John


Last Name:    Adams
First Name:    John
Date of Birth:   1825
Place of Birth:   Bristol, England
Parents – Father:   
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:    widower of Elizabeth Smith, d. 18 Feb 1898
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   10 Feb 1899 age 74
Place of Death:  Cape Town.

Notes:   DN 496/1899.  Children, majors:


Martha Jane Probart


Georgina Tardrew

Eliza Cowan Robson




May 5, 2013

Adams, John


Last Name:     Adams
First Name:     John
Date of Birth:  1830
Place of Birth:   Frome, Somerset, England
Parents – Father:    Henry Adams
Parents – Mother:   Mary Ann
Name of Spouse:   Emily Adelaide of Pietermaritzburg, Natal
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:        3 May 1871 age 41
Place of Death:      Natal

Notes:    Natal DN Film 1295097, item 15.  Children:

Bessie Letitia 1858

Emily Mary 1859

Jessie 1861

Ellen Caroline 1863

Kate Isabel 1865

Sarah Frances 1867

John Jordan Adams 1868

Dec 28, 2009

Adams, Matthew

Last Name:  Adams
First Name: Matthew
Date of Birth:  1800
Place of Birth:  Hackney, London, England
Parents – Father:  Matthew Adams
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:   1) Rhoda Byrne b. 1808 Lewes, Sussex, to Alex & Elizth. Byrne, d. 21 Aug 1839 age 31 Cape Town.  2) Jane Nicholson.
Marriage Date:  1825
Marriage Place:  Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
Date of Death:  3 Oct 1852
Place of Death:  Cape Town, Cape, South Africa

Notes:  Bailie’s party of 1820 settlers; listed in Bailie settler book and Cosser files.  DN 6/9/1852, father listed as Matthew Adams, watchmaker.  CO 1326 no. 54; CO 178, 9.9.1822.  Matthew left the party in August 1822 and established himself as a watch-and clock-maker in Cape Town.  He married Rhoda Byrne, eldest daughter of his fellow-emigrant Alexander Byrne, in 1825.  DN 3710/1839. After her death in 1839, he married Jane Nicholson.  His children were:

Elizabeth 1826 Cape Town;
Matthew 1828 Cape Town,
James 1830 Cape Town,
Rhoda 1832 Cape Town, and
Ellen 1834 Cape Town. 

He installed the tower clock in St. George’s Church, Cape Town, in 1834.

Feb 16, 2011

Adams, Richard

Last Name:   Adams
First Name:   Richard
Date of Birth:   25 Jul 1808 chr. 25 Sep 1808
Place of Birth:   Old Church, Saint Pancras, London, England
Parents – Father:   Thomas Adams
Parents – Mother:   Elizabeth
Name of Spouse:   widower, not given
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   2 May 1872 age 62y 10m
Place of Death:  Cape  

Notes:  DN 8236/1872.  IGI.  Children:

Maria m. to Edward Holloway



Martha m. to Topps

Jan 10, 2010

Adams, Thomas Price

Last Name:  Adams
First Name:  Thomas Price
Date of Birth:  chr. 27 Apr 1780
Place of Birth:  Holy Trinity Minories, London, London, England
Parents – Father: George Adams
Parents – Mother:  Sarah Price
Spouse:  Barker, Mary (she died in 1864 in Grahamstown)
Marriage Date:  30 Jun 1813
Marriage Place:  St. Mary Islington, London, England
Date of Death:  30 Oct 1843
Place of Death: Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa

Notes:  Bailie’s party 1820 settlers.  PRO CO 48/41 and 40,27.7.1819 and 3l.7.1819; Cory Library, Adams papers; MOOC 6/9/32 d.n. 7013.1/2 1843/.He lived in Lisbon and Madeira as a general merchant, wine dealer and viticulturist, but after suffering heavy losses during the wars with France and America he joined the City Light Horse in London, then applied to emigrate from 32 Trinity Square, Tower, London.  By 1837  he  was an attorney in Grahamstown.  DN 6/9/323 7013, his parents were residents of Walworth, Surrey.  His children were: 

Mary Price
Thomas Charles Price
John Henry Price
Helen Emma Price
Elizabeth Sarah Price.


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