Aug 19, 2010

Matthews, Benjamin

Last Name:   Matthews
First Name:  Benjamin
Date of Birth:  1799
Place of Birth:  Ireland
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:   Johanna Wilhelmina van Eyssen
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   7 Apr 1838 age 39 years
Place of Death:  Malmesbury, Cape

Notes:  DN2723/1838.  IGI.  Children, all minors:

Alida Maria Matthews

Helena Johanna Matthews

Alexander Matthews

Coenraad Cornelis Matthews

Aug 19, 2010

Christie, Patrick

Last Name:  Christie
First Name:   Patrick
Date of Birth:  chr. 16 Dec 1785
Place of Birth:  Auchterhouse, Angus, Scotland
Parents – Father:  Donald Christie
Parents – Mother:  Betty Moncur
Spouse:   unmarried
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   30 Apr 1838 age 54
Place of Death:  Cape

Notes:  DN 2714/1838.  IGI.  He was a baker by trade.

Aug 19, 2010

Hollett, William

Last Name:   Hollett
First Name:   William
Date of Birth:  1774
Place of Birth:  Collet in Rawley, Devonshire, England
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:   Hannah Tozer (q.v.)
Marriage Date:   25 Feb 1821
Marriage Place:  St. Sidwell, Devon, England
Date of Death:  24 Apr 1838 age 63y 9m 25d
Place of Death:  Cape

Notes:  DN 2712/1838.  IGI.  Children:

Catherine Elizabeth Hollett, full age

Ann Matilda, minor

Betsy Amelia, minor

Letitia Georgina, minor

Theodosia, minor

Julia Maria, minor

William, minor

Aug 19, 2010

Norman, Robert

Last Name:   Norman
First Name:   Robert
Date of Birth:   1786
Place of Birth:  Norwich, Norfolk, England
Parents – Father:   Joseph Norman
Parents – Mother:  Sarah
Spouse:   Charlotte
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   26 Mar 1838 age 51 years 5 months
Place of Death:    Simonstown, Cape

Notes:  DN 2703/1838.  Children:

Maria m. to William Shepherd

Robert, major

Phoebe m. to James John Smith

Emee b. 4 Nov 1821

Joseph b. 1824

Margaret b. 1827

Hester Anne b.1829

Henry b. Nov 1831

Patience b. 1834

Aug 19, 2010

Stretch, Charles Lennox

Last Name:   Stretch
First Name:   Charles Lennox
Date of Birth:   abt 1770
Place of Birth:  Limerick, Ireland
Parents – Father:   James St. Leger Stretch of the 87th Regiment
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:  Anna dau. Robert Hart (q.v.)
Marriage Date:     18 Apr 1820
Marriage Place:   Uitenhage, Cape
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Notes:   “Some Frontier Families.”  Charles Lennox Stretch was a Captain in the 38th Regt. and served at the Cape.  Child from a previous marriage:

Susan 1796-1879, widow of Parr, m. John Pringle (1787-1864) of Glen Thorn.

Also a son born March 1822 to his marriage with Ann Hart who died in infancy.

Aug 19, 2010

Stow, John

Last Name:   Stow
First Name:   John
Date of Birth:   abt 1805
Place of Birth:   Middlesex, England
Parents – Father:   John Stow
Parents – Mother:  Susan
Spouse:    Rebecca Amos chr. 2 Oct 1808 Elham, Kent to Edward Amos (q.v.)
Marriage Date:   1830
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Notes: “Some Frontier Families.”  John Sow came out to South Africa about 1826, after his apprenticeship expired.  Children:

John Henry b. 30 Jun 1831


Richard Ambrose


Edward Amo m. a Mr. Vroom s

Charlotte Amelia m. Alfred Kingswell


Emma m. John Cunningham and settled in Uitenhage, and had a large family.

Ellen m. Alec Gradwell, they settled in Uitenhage, he d. at an early age, leaving his widow with 2 small daughters.

Benjamin also lived at Uitenhage

Aug 19, 2010

Stilwell, William

Last Name:   Stilwell
First Name:   William
Date of Birth:  4 Sep 1795 chr. 29 Nov 1795
Place of Birth:  Dorking, Surrey, England
Parents – Father:  William Stilwell
Parents – Mother:  Sarah
Spouse:  Martha Dove
Marriage Date:  24 Aug 1817
Marriage Place:  St. George Hanover Square, London, England
Date of Death:   1878
Place of Death:

Notes:   IGI.  “Some Frontier Families.”  He was an independent settler who came to South Arica in the “Garland” in 1820 with his wife and one child.  They had 8 more after arrival in the colony:

Martha Louisa b. 21 Oct 1818 London, d. 1835 in London.

Elizabeth Anne b. 11 Apr 1822 Cape Town, married George son of Richard FRreemantle (q.v.) 14 Apr 1840 at Grahamstown (several children)

Marrianne b. 18 Apr 1824 Cape Town, m. 13 Apr 1843 Grahamstown to Philip Penny (several children).

Frances Caroline b. 2 Feb 1826 Cape Town, m. Anthony Frank at Grahamstown (4 children).

George William Warren b. 29 Apr 1829 Rondebosch, Cape, m. Lucy Pankhurst at Grahamstown, he d. 20 Sep 1904 at Glenthorn, Queenstown.

Emily Johnson b. 12 Jun 1831 Grahamstown, m. Thomas Quinn at Grahamstown and d 3 Nov 1910 at Fport Beaufort.  No issue.

Albert Morgan b. 18 Feb 1833 Grahamstown, m. Sarah Cory at Queenstown, several children.

William Roberts b. 25 Oct 1835 at Grahamstown, m. Susanna Hartley at Queenstown, d. 31 Mar 1895 at Johannesburg, several children. 


Aug 19, 2010

Slater, John

Last Name:   Slater
First Name:   John
Date of Birth:  5 Jul 1789
Place of Birth:  Newark upon Trent, Notts., England
Parents – Father:  William Slater
Parents – Mother:  Elizabeth
Spouse:   Elizabeth Wilson
Marriage Date:   9 Feb 1807
Marriage Place:  Newark upon Trent, Notts., England
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Notes:  Calton’s party of 1820 settlers.  “Some Frontier Families.”  IGI.  Children:

Joshua chr. 03 Mar 1815 Newark upon Trent

Ann chr. 4 Feb 1817 Newark upon Trent

Aug 19, 2010

Kennedy, James

Last Name:   Kennedy
First Name:   James
Date of Birth:   1784
Place of Birth:  Burroskeene, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:  single
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   11 Dec 1837 age 53
Place of Death:  Tollhouse, Cape

Notes:  DN 2503/1837.  Late private H.M. Royal African Regiment of Infantry.

Aug 18, 2010

Sturgis, Joseph

Last Name:   Sturgis
First Name:  Joseph
Date of Birth:  1798
Place of Birth:  Sibbertoft, Northampton, England
Parents – Father:  Rev. Joseph Sturgis
Parents – Mother:  Maria
Spouse:  Catharina Jacobina Scott
Marriage Date: 
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:  15 Mar 1838 age 39y 9m
Place of Death:  Port Elizabeth, Cape

Notes:  DN 2664/1838.  Attorney at law.  Children, all minors:

Maria Carolina Elizabeth

Louisa Pope


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