Jan 23, 2010

Conn, William

Last Name:  Conn
First Name:  William
Date of Birth:  1793
Place of Birth:  Cork, Ireland
Parents – Father:  still alive in Cork in 1837
Parents – Mother:  still alive in Cork in 1837
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:  30 Jan 1837
Place of Death:  Somerset, Cape

Notes:  Parker’s party of 1820 settlers. He was unmarried at the time of his death in 1837.

Jan 23, 2010

Comley, William John

Last Name:  Comley
First Name:  William John
Date of Birth:  chr. 17 Nov 1793
Place of Birth:   Stanford-in-the-Vale, Berkshire, England
Parents – Father:  John Comley
Parents – Mother:  Ann
Spouse:  1) Mary Ann Morris b. 1793 d. 29 Jan 1865 2) Elizabeth Davies widow, nee Hill, who died 18 Nov 1871
Marriage Date:  1) 24 Nov 1817, 2) 8 Mar 1866
Marriage Place:  1) Great Faringdon, Oxford, England
Date of Death:  27 Jun 1870
Place of Death: Grahamstown, Cape

Notes:  Pigot’s party of 1820 settlers.  William was a gardener.  DN 6330/1870, 6306/1870, 3738/1876.  Children: 

Mary born in Berkshire
John born 29 Nov 1819 marr. 1842 Catherine Mathias and died 3 Dec 1876 age 57 Renstrum (q.v.)
William Charles born 28 Nov 1823 marr. 26 Jul 1844 Mary Lewis, died 11 Feb 1864 Grahamstown
Sarah born 6 May 1821 marr. Samuel Loxton, died 11 Jun 1885.

Jan 23, 2010

Collis, James

Last Name:  Collis
First Name:  James
Date of Birth:  7 Oct 1795
Place of Birth: Great Queen Street Lincoln Inn Fields Wesleyan, Holborn, London, England
Parents – Father: Thomas Collis
Parents – Mother: Hannah
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:  1835
Place of Death:  Durban, Natal

Notes:  Willson’s party of 1820 settlers.  IGI. James Collis built the first windmill for corn in the settlement in 1820.

Jan 23, 2010

Colling, Thomas

Last Name:  Colling
First Name:  Thomas
Date of Birth:  chr. 3 Mar 1771
Place of Birth:  St. Leonards Shoreditch, Middlesex, England
Parents – Father:  Robert Colling
Parents – Mother:  Sarah
Spouse:  1) Sarah Bailey  died 1813 London; 2) Elizabeth Randall at St. Johns Wapping, she d. 1843; 3) 1844 Ann Long widow of Jeremiah Long
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death: 10 May 1850
Place of Death:  Uitenhage, Cape

Notes:  Sephton’s party of 1820 settlers.  IGI. DN 4319/1877, 4429/1877, 6951/1883. He had 10 surviving children by his 1st wife Sarah Bailey : 

Mary married to James Collins
John 1794 (q.v.)
Sarah married to Evans
Thomas 1799 (q.v.)
William 1801(q.v.)
Ann 1803 London married William Adcock of Kimberley and died 2 Jul 1883 age 78 Uitenhage (q.v.)
Joseph 1816
Elizabeth 1817
Charlotte 1818
Jabez Colling (brother to Ann, mentioned in her DN in 1883).

Children by Elizabeth Randall (died 1843): 

Joseph 1815

Elizabeth 1816

Charlotte 1818

Caroline married Rev. Purdon Smailes

George born 1820 Port Elizabeth died 1 Nov 1859 at Sunday River Ferry, unmarried. DN 6445/1859.

Jabez 1822 maried Sarah Ingram; William 1828 married 1856 Gertruada Theodora Johanna Knoetsen, died 7 Aug 1900.

Jan 23, 2010

Collett, James Lydford

Last Name:   Collett
First Name:  James Lydford
Date of Birth:  14 Feb 1800
Place of Birth:
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:  Rhoda Ann Trollip born 21 Dec 1806 dau. Joseph Trollip and Susan, died 15 Nov 1895
Marriage Date:  6 Feb 1824
Marriage Place:  Grahamstown, Cape
Date of Death:  10 Aug 1876
Place of Death:  Grassridge Farm, Fish River, Cape

Notes: Charles Campbell’s party of 1820 settlers.  James Lydford Collett was an articled clerk in Oxford.  He had a brother Joseph and a sister Elizabeth who immigrated to America, also two other sisters Sarah and Ann. There is a bronze bust of James Lydford Collett in the Albany Museum. Children: 

Rhoda Ann born 27 Apr 1824 married 13 May 1842 Joseph Trollip
John born 27 Nov 1826 married 19 Jul 1854 Mary Trollip (10 children)
Susannah born 13 Jul 1829 married Jan 1849 Richard John Maskell
Martha born 29 Jun 1831 married 26 Sep 1851 John Trollip, and died 5 Oct 1891
James born 15 Jul 1833 married 19 Jan 1859 Mary Simpson
William born 7 Aug 1835 married 10 Sep 1862 Anna Maria Cook
Joseph born 17 Jul 1837 married 4 Apr 1860 Emily Simpson, and died 1901
George born 9 Apr 1840 married 28 Apr 1862 Martha Susanna Adendorf
Elizabeth born 8 Apr 1844 married 14 Feb 1861 Jonathan Crook.

Jan 23, 2010

Collen, William Thomas

Last Name:  Collen
First Name:  William Thomas
Date of Birth:  12 Apr 1802 (according to gravestone)
Place of Birth:  Suffolk, England
Parents – Father:  ?Thomas Collen
Parents – Mother:  ?Maria
Spouse:  1) Jane Eastland and 2) Ellen White, widow, nee Freemantle, she d. 29 Sep 1893 Grahamstown.
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:  22 Sep 1883
Place of Death:  Grahamstown, Cape

Notes:  Bailie’s party of 1820 settlers (came with Lovemore family).  DN 9066/1884. According to his obituary he was the first man to step ashore from the ship “Chapman.”  He was for many years transport rider between Grahamstown and Port Elizabeth, retired in 1867.  Children from 1st marriage: 

Thomas Beltz Collen born 28 May 1830 Cape, married 24 May 1869 Jacobsdal to Johanna Jacoba Radema
George Henry born 1837 married to Mary Barbara Morrison
Mrs. Jessie Maria de Kock
Henry White Collen
Charles Philip
Reuben Eastland Collen
Edwin Landseer Collen
Emma Ellen.

Jan 23, 2010

Coleman, John

Last Name:  Coleman
First Name:  John
Date of Birth:  1791
Place of Birth:  England
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:  Susannah Osler, daughter of Benjamin Osler
Marriage Date:  17 Jun1820
Marriage Place:  Reed Fountain, Cape
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Notes:  Cock’s party of 1820 settlers.  His marriage in 1820 was the first marriage in the settlement by the Rev. William Shaw.

Jan 23, 2010

Cole, Robert

Last Name:  Cole
First Name:  Robert
Date of Birth:  1797
Place of Birth:  of London, England
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:  Jane Green born 1798 England
Marriage Date:  3 Feb 1819
Marriage Place:  St. Leonards Shoreditch, London, England
Date of Death: 
Place of Death:

Notes:  Biggar’s party of 1820 settlers.  CO48/42 p. 282 Robert Cole (has wife age 21) writes from St. Martins LeGrand City of London. IGI. Children: 

Robert born 1819.

Jan 23, 2010

Cockcroft, Charles

Last Name:  Cockcroft
First Name:  Charles
Date of Birth:  1785
Place of Birth:  Leeds, Yorks., England
Parents – Father:  Mark Crockcroft
Parents – Mother:  Mary
Name of Spouse:  Harriet Bailey born 1784 England died before 1875
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:  11 Dec 1875�
Place of Death:  Bathurst, Cape

Notes:  Wainwright’s party of 1820 settlers.  DN 6429/1859, 4551/1877, 2959/1881.  Children: 

Thomas 1807 married 3 Jan 1831 Dorothy Simpson (q.v.). He died 30 Nov 1881 age 75 (q.v.)
William born 1810 married 22 Apr 1833 Elizabeth Venables, and died 1899
Mark born 1813 Leeds, England, married 1832 Elizabeth Purdon.

Jan 23, 2010

Cockcroft, William

Last Name: Cockcroft
First Name: William
Date of Birth: 
Place of Birth:
Parents – Father:  Charles Cockcroft
Parents – Mother:  Harriet Bailey
Spouse:  Elizabeth Venables
Marriage Date:  1833
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Notes:  Wainwright’s party of 1820 settlers.  Children:
Sarah Ann born 1835 married Charles Webb
Harriet 1839 married John Smailes
William 1841 married Mary Wakeford
Elizabeth married Thomas Henry Purdon
Cornelius John 1847 married Amelia Hill. 

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