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Jul 17, 2011

Purdon, Henry


Last Name:   Purdon
First Name:    Henry
Date of Birth:   1810
Place of Birth:   India
Parents – Father:   John Purdon (1820 settler, q.v.)
Parents – Mother:   Mary
Name of Spouse:   Dorcas Davise
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    23 Dec 1892 age 82
Place of Death:  Lushington nr. Bathurst, Cape

Notes:   DN 318/1893.  Children:

Hedley Havelock, major

Benetta Theodora m. to George Edwin Clayton

Bertha Winifred, minor

Overton Henry, minor

Alberta Henrietta, minor

Feb 24, 2010

Purdon, John

Last Name:   Purdon
First Name:  John
Date of Birth:  1780
Place of Birth:  England
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:  Mary Clifford Harrison
Marriage Date:  13 Oct 1804
Marriage Place:  Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date of Death:  20 May 1863
Place of Death: Bathurst, Cape

Notes:  Willson’s party of 1820 settlers.  DN 335/1894,318/1892. Notes from C. Lionel Bibb.  Children: 

William Henry b. 26 Sep 1808 Cawnpore, India m. 5 Jun 1837 Bathurst, d. 12 Dec 1894 age 86y 2m Clumber, Cape
Henry b. abt 1811 India, d. 23 Dec 1892 age 82 Lushington nr. Bathurst, Cape (several children)
Elizabeth b. 1815 England
Charles b. 1818 England
Mary b. abt 1823 Cape m. 13 Sep 1844 John Joseph Staples
Martha b. 2 Nov 1825 Cape m. 10 Apr 1851 Samuel Tarr, d. 13 Feb 1905.

Aug 30, 2010

Purdon, Joseph

Last Name:   Purdon
First Name:   Joseph
Date of Birth:   b. 1 May 1816, chr. 18 Dec 1816
Place of Birth:   Saint Anne Soho, Westminster, London, England
Parents – Father:  William Purdon
Parents – Mother:  Jane
Spouse:   wife’s name not given
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   9 May 1845 age 30
Place of Death:  Cape Town, Cape  

Notes:  DN 7852/1845.  IGI.  Children, all minors:

William John Purdon

Marian Jean Purdon

David Purdon

May 12, 2018

Purdon, Mary

Last Name:      Purdon, nee Harrison
First Name:     Mary
Date of Birth:     1789
Place of Birth:     England
Parents – Father:     —– Harrison
Parents – Mother:    Mary Harrison
Name of Spouse:    widow of John Purdon, d. 28 May 1863, q.v.
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    22 Nov 1874 age 85
Place of Death:   Beaufort Vale, div. of Bathurst, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN  3306 image 616. Children:

William Henry Purdon, deceased

Henry Purdon, deceased

John Charles Purdon

Ann Davies, born Purdon, deceased

Martha Tarr, born Purdon, deceased

Elizabeth Cockcroft, bornPurdon, deceased

Mary Staples, born Purdon, deceased

Aug 5, 2012

Purdon, William


Last Name:     Purdon
First Name:     William
Date of Birth:    1830
Place of Birth:   Cape Town
Parents – Father:   Joseph Purdon
Parents – Mother:  Dorothea
Name of Spouse:    Annie
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    1 Apr 1900 age 60
Place of Death:  Kimberley, Cape

Notes:   DN 1809/1900.  Children:





Feb 19, 2012

Purdon, William Henry


Last Name:    Purdon
First Name:    William Henry
Date of Birth:   Oct 1808
Place of Birth:   Cawnpore, India
Parents – Father:    John Purdon (1820 settler, q.v.)
Parents – Mother:   Mary
Name of Spouse:   Eliza Tarr (q.v.)
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   2 Dec 1894 age 86y 2m
Place of Death: Clumber, Cape

Notes:   DN 335/1895.  Children:

Charles Purdon

Selina Ann

Thomas Henry

William Henry

Isabella Austin

Martha Ann

James Tarr


John Cadwallader

Henry Ebenezer



Edwin Ambrose

Feb 24, 2010

Pursell, Isaac

Last Name:   Pursell (or Purcill)
First Name:  Isaac
Date of Birth:  1778
Place of Birth:  Oakley, Buckinghamshire, England
Parents – Father:  John Pursell
Parents – Mother:  Ann
Spouse:  Maria Ann
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:  19 Aug 1854 age 76
Place of Death:  Grahamstown, Cape

Notes:  Wait’s party of 1820 settlers recruited in Buckinghamshire, England .  DN 1726/1854, 269/1834.  Children: 

William 1809 England d. July 1834 age 21, murdered at his trading station in Hintza’s country
Ann chr. 4 Nov 1810 Akeley, Buckingham, England, m. Joseph Radford, lately deceased (as of 1854)
Elizabeth chr. 20 Oct 1812 Akeley, Buckingham, England, m. Abraham Dicks
Ann Maria m. Edward Henry Marshall
John Pursell
Harriet Pursell.

Dec 6, 2017

Purves, Jessie Ogilvie

Last Name:     Purves
First Name:    Jessie Ogilvie
Date of Birth:    1851
Place of Birth:   Kirkinner, Wigtonshire
Parents – Father:     Charles McBryde, deceased
Parents – Mother:   Jessie McBryde, living
Name of Spouse:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    21 Jan 1894 age 43
Place of Death:   Durban, Natal

Notes:  Natal DN F#4049908 image 706.  Children:

John Purves age 14

William Ogilvie Purves 12

Ethel Ogilvie Purves  9

Harry Ovilvie Purves  4

Feb 18, 2011

Purvis, George Campbell

Last Name:   Purvis
First Name:    George Campbell
Date of Birth:   1815
Place of Birth:  Dundee, Angus, Scotland
Parents – Father:    George Purvis
Parents – Mother:   Jane
Name of Spouse:   Hester Swanepoel
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   15 Nov 1871 age 56
Place of Death:  Diamond Fields.  

Notes:   DN 8780/1872.  Children, minors:


Mary Jane


Feb 24, 2010

Purvis, Henry

Last Name:  Purvis
First Name:  Henry
Date of Birth:   1787
Place of Birth:  Ireland
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:  29 Jun 1845 age abt 56
Place of Death:  Cape Town

Notes:  Damant’s party of 1820 settlers.  Notes from Settlers Museum in Grahamstown.  Henry Purvis was formerly a lieutenant in the Navy, latterly a storeman.  It is not known whether he was married or not as he was found dead in 1845. 

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