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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

Aug 30, 2018

Adams, Solomon Frederick

Last Name:        Adams
First Name:      Solomon Frederick
Date of Birth:     1847
Place of Birth:    Caledon, Cape
Parents – Father:     Moses Adams
Parents – Mother:    Sabina Adams
Name of Spouse:   separated from wife, Leah Adams
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    4 Nov 1903 age 56 age 10 mnths
Place of Death:  Priel, Paarl, Cape

Notes:  Cape DN 3522 image 151.  Children:



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.

Jul 26, 2018

Adams, William

Last Name:     Adams
First Name:    William
Date of Birth:      1855
Place of Birth:     Paarl, Cape
Parents – Father:    Adam Adams
Parents – Mother:   Diela Adams
Name of Spouse:    Sabina Adams
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    26 Dec 1902 age 47
Place of Death:   Somerset Hospital, Cape Town

Notes:  Cape DN 109 image 724.  Children:

Willem Adams born 1876

Malati died during minority

Diela born in 1881

Esau born 1884

Adam born 1886

Henry born 1889

Bienie died during minority

Adrian born 1892

Sam deceased during minority

minor child died before baptism

Aug 8, 2011

Adams, William Brooke Elworthy


Last Name:    Adams
First Name:    William Brooke Elworthy
Date of Birth:    1851
Place of Birth:   Witheridge, Devon, England
Parents – Father:     William Brooke Adams
Parents – Mother:   Mary Elizabeth
Name of Spouse:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    13 Nov 1880 age 29
Place of Death:  Caledon, Cape

Notes:    DN 1063/1880.  Children, minors:




Arthur Brooke

Nov 21, 2017


Last Name:     Adams
First Name:    John
Date of Birth:   1831
Place of Birth: at sea between Isle of Wight and Portsmouth, England
Parents – Father:    John Adams
Parents – Mother:  Anne Harrison
Name of Spouse:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    16 Jan 1880 age 29 y 2m 11d
Place of Death:  Addington Hospital, Durban

Notes:   Natal DN F# 4049851 image 794.  Children:

Forence Ada b. 11 May 1877

Ernest William b. 6 Jan 1878

Alexander Henry b. 24 Nov 1879

A, I
Feb 21, 2011

Adamson or Inglis, Agnes

Last Name:   Adamson (nee Inglis)
First Name:   Agnes
Date of Birth:   1820
Place of Birth:   Scotland
Parents – Father:   Robert Inglis
Parents – Mother:   Janet
Name of Spouse:   David Adamson
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    30 Jun 1873 age 54
Place of Death:  Cape   

Notes:   DN 9589/1873.  Children:

James, major

Jessie, major

David, major

Elizabeth, major

Agnes, major

Jane, minor

John, minor

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