Jan 13, 2010

Bagot, Robert Wood

Last Name:  Bagot
First Name:  Robert Wood
Date of Birth:  1784
Place of Birth:  Kingsthorpe, Northampton, England
Parents – Father:  Edward  Percy Bagot
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:  Letitia Edgar Demain born 1784 Kingsthorpe, died 9 May 1852 Quagga Gemtos River, Cape
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:  8 Aug 1863
Place of Death:

Notes: William Smith’s party of 1820 settlers.  Captain 47th Regiment in 1813, had 4 brothers who were all officers in the British Army.  In 1835 he was the Major commanding the 1st Battalion, Provisional Colonial Infantry at Trumpeter’s Drift.  His father, Edward Percy Bagot, was a surgeon, and of the Bagots of Nurney, Co. Kildare, Ireland.  Wife’s Death Notice:  DN 1657.1/2/1852.  Robert had the following children: 

Edward 1817
Harriett married to Smith
Henry Edgar.

Jan 13, 2010

Bagley, Patrick

Last Name:  Bagley
First Name: Patrick
Date of Birth:  1784
Place of Birth:  of London, England
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:  Catherine born about 1784 of London, England
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Notes:  Willson’s party of 1820 Settlers.  CO48/41 has a letter written by Patrick Bagley from Tottenham Court Road, London, in connection with his emigration.  He had a daughter Mary born 1815.

Jan 13, 2010

Bager, George

Last Name:  Bager
First Name:  George
Date of Birth:  abt 1783
Place of Birth:  Gainsborough, Lincs., England
Parents – Father:  George Bager
Parents – Mother:  Elizabeth Dent
Spouse:  Sophia Coxon
Marriage Date:  27 Jun 1815
Marriage Place:  Yarburgh, Lincs., England
Date of Death:  10 Sep 1858
Place of Death:  Slater’s Mill, Cape, South Africa

Notes:  Calton’s party of 1820 settlers.  DN 5422/1858.  He had one son:

George Smith Bager born about 1825 

Jan 12, 2010

Ayliff, John

Last Name:  Ayliff
First Name:  John
Date of Birth:  7 Nov 1797
Place of Birth: London, England
Parents – Father:  Jonathan Ayliff
Parents – Mother:  Esther Rathom
Name of Spouse:  Jane Dold, born 1803 England to Matthew Dold and Jane
Marriage Date:  1820
Marriage Place:  at sea
Date of Death:  17 May 1862
Place of Death: Fauresmith, OFS, South Africa

Notes:  Willson’s party of 1820 settlers.  John was a Methodist minister.  He wrote “Memorials of the British Settlers” in 1845, and “The Albany Settlement” in 1856.  He served at Bathurst throughout the war of 1846/47.  DN 6/9/168 6222.  His children were: 

John b. 1821 Albany married abt 1845 Jane Shaw and died 1878. (q.v.)
Reuben born 1823 Albany died 1899
William 1826 Albany married abt 1848 Elizabeth Ann Richards and died 1905 Grahamstown
Jonathan 1829 Albany married Susannah Woodand died 1885
James 1831 Cape married Anna Townley
Jane 1833 died 29 Jan 1847
Esther 1834
Sarah Ann 1835 died about 1916
Elizabeth about 1837 married Rev. F. C. Overton.

Jan 12, 2010

Attwell, Richard

Last Name:  Attwell
First Name:  Richard
Date of Birth:  chr. 21 May 1771
Place of Birth:  Battlesden, Beds., England
Parents – Father:  Richard Attwell
Parents – Mother:  Lydia Collins
Name of Spouse:  Ann Labrun chr. 3 Mar 1772 Walton, Northants., England; died 27 Mar 1837 Port Francis, Cape
Marriage Date:  30 Jul 1794
Marriage Place: Battlesden, Beds., England
Date of Death:  1852
Place of Death:

Notes:  Crause’s party of 1820 settlers. IGI. DN 541/1850, DN 3120/1856, DN 5798/1858, DN 8244/1872, 1797/1890, DN 1910/1888, DN 2588/1892. He had several several children: 

William (q.v.) chr. 19 Apr 1797 Toddington, Beds., married to Mary, died 22 Jun 1850 Grahamstown
Richard Labrun, chr. 21 Jun 1800 Toddington, married Mary Ann Whiley, and died 2 May 1837 Cape Town (q.v.)

Edwin chr. 28 Feb 1803 Toddington, Beds.
Sarah chr. 26 Jun 1805 Toddington, married 23 Sep 1824 Grahamstown to Joseph Richards, and died 2 Sep 1890 Grahamstown
James chr. 29 Apr 1807 Toddington, married Susan, and died 21 Oct 1888 Victoria East, Cape
Brook chr. 30 May 1809 Toddington, married Sarah Booth, and died 6 Dec 1892
John chr. 27 May 1811 died before they left England and Mary Anne chr. 17 Jun 1795 Toddington who also died before they left England.�
Their son Richard was the founder of the colonial manufacture of biscuits.

Jan 12, 2010

Atherstone, John

Last Name:  Atherstone
First Name:  John
Date of Birth:  25 Jan 1793
Place of Birth:  St. Nicholas Nottingham, Notts., England
Parents – Father:  Hugh Atherstone
Parents – Mother:  Ann Green
Spouse:  1) Elizabeth Damant 2) Ann d. Thos. Damant
Marriage Date:  13 Dec 1811
Marriage Place:  St. James Westminster, London, England
Date of Death:  12 May 1855
Place of Death: Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa

Notes:  Damant’s party of 1820 settlers.  He was a surgeon.  DN 3181.1/2/1855.  His son, William Guybon Atherstone, was also a surgeon and in 1847 was the first to use an anesthetic in a surgical operation.  In 1867 he identified the first diamond discovered in South Africa.  His children by his first wife, Elizabeth, were:

William Guybon 1814 married Catherine dau. of Edwin Atherstone, died 1898 (famous surgeon and scientist)
Catherine Damant chr. 1 Jan 1816 Castle Donnington, Leics., England, married Alexander George Cumming, died 1890
Elizabeth 1817
Emily 1818 married George Franklin and died 1900
John Frederick Korsten born 1821 married Anna Maria Bowker and died 1894
Bliss Ann born 1823 married George White and died 1907
Caroline born 1825 married Henry Hutton. 

By his 2nd wife he had: 
Charles Sancroft Atherstone.

Jan 12, 2010

Armstrong, Moses

Last Name:  Armstrong
First Name:  Moses
Date of Birth:  chr. 30 Sep 1792
Place of Birth:  Wombridge, Shropshire, England
Parents – Father:  Samuel Armstrong
Parents – Mother:  Eleanor
Spouse:  Jane  born 1793
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Notes:  Parker’s party of 1820 settlers. He lived in Longford Town and sailed from Cork.    
Two sons Samuel b. 1813 and William b. 1817 who married Mary Gunn in 1845.

Jan 12, 2010

Armstrong, John

Last Name:  Armstrong
First Name:  John
Date of Birth: 1789
Place of Birth: Longford, Ireland
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:  Catherine, born 1792 Longford, Ireland, d. 2 Dec 1861 age 73 Bathurst, Cape
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   1835 age about 50
Place of Death:  Butterworth

Notes: Parker’s party of 1820 settlers from Longford, Ireland. CO48/43 p. 196 lists a John Armstrong labourer with wife and 2 children who may refer to this settler.  He writes from London, 6 Bedford Court, Red Lion Square.  DN 1975/1865, 1976/1865.  Children, all majors


Mary Jane

John Henry

Catherine Ann

Helen Amelia

Jan 12, 2010

Archer, John

Last Name:  Archer
First Name:  John
Date of Birth:  1794
Place of Birth:  Leicester, England
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:  1) Jane Hart, born 5 Apr 1798 Longford, Ireland to William and Catherine Hart, d. 17 Nov 1835 Keerom.  2) Charlotte Newman b. 1799 Camberwell, London, England, to John and Charlotte Newman; she d. 7 May 1865 age 66 Namaqualand, no children.
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:  15 Nov 1866
Place of Death:  Kookfontein, Namaqualand

Notes: John, Jane and son John were with Parker’s party of 1820 settlers.  DN 3216/1866, 1509/1835, 1878/1865. Children:

John (died in infancy)
Catherine chr. 3 Nov 1821 Cape Town, married James Stone and died 10 Sep 1847
John chr. 1 Feb 1824 Cape Town
Robert married Susanna Aletta Johanna Meyer and died 19 Jul 1845 Koornhuis, Namaqualand
William Hendrik Van Zyl chr. 13 Jan 1833 Cape Town, died 23 Dec 1908
Edward married 18 Sep 1856 Louisa Van Zyl
James born 1835 Keerom, Namaqualand married 3 Feb 1862 Jannetta Jacoba Magdalena Kotze.

Jan 12, 2010

Apsey, George

Last Name:  Apsey
First Name:  George
Date of Birth:  1790
Place of Birth:  of Reading, Berkshire, England
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:  Mary Bond
Marriage Date:  12 Apr 1818
Marriage Place: St. Mary Reading, Berkshire, England
Date of Death:  10 Oct 1855
Place of Death:  Wynberg, Cape, South Africa

Notes: Biggar’s party of 1820 settlers, they had a baby born at sea.  DN 6/9/117 3025 and 6319/1878.  Children were:

Susan (married William Morris)
Elisa (married Edward Welton)
Mary Ann (married Mr. Schuurman). 

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