Jan 11, 2010

Allison, James

Last Name:  Allison
First Name:  James
Date of Birth:  abt 1776
Place of Birth:  Scotland
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:  Maxwell, Anne or Agnes
Marriage Date:  20 Feb 1796
Marriage Place: Ayr, Ayr, Scotland
Date of Death:  1826
Place of Death:  Clanwilliam, Cape, South Africa

Notes:  Parker’s party of 1820 settlers, James, wife Ann, with 7 children.  DN 1952/1890. IGI. Children:

William born 24 Jan chr. 31 Jan 1797 Ayr, Ayr, Scotland.
James, married 4 Jan 1827 Grahamstown, Cape, to Dorothy Thackwray, and died 1869 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal. He translated the scriptures into the Swazi language. 
Mary died 19 Oct 1890 Cape, South Africa.

Jan 11, 2010

Allison, Francis

Last Name:  Allison
First Name:  Francis
Date of Birth:  Nov 1770
Place of Birth:  of Mansfield, Notts., England
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:  Martin, Elizabeth
Marriage Date:  29 Oct 1810
Marriage Place:  Sutton in Ashfield, Notts., England
Date of Death:  31 Dec 1869
Place of Death:

Notes: Calton’s party 1820 settlers. DN3063/1876, DN9852/1861, DN172/1888, DN 863/1874,;DN 513/1863, DN 5714/1869. Children:

Mary b. 1810 Mansfield, m. Watson (q.v.)
Samuel chr. 10 Jan 1816 Mansfield, Notts.
Ann b. Nottinghamshire, m. John Glass, and d. 30 Aug 1874 age 55y 2m at Peddie, no children.
Elizabeth chr. 28 Jun 1818 Mansfield, Notts. d. 1862 (q.v.)
Francis born 1820 in Grahamstown who died 1864

James born 1824 Clumber, d. 30 Sep 1869 age 45 (q.v.)

Henry b. 1826 d. 1863 (q.v.)

Jan 11, 2010

Allen, Samuel

Last Name:  Allen
First Name:  Samuel
Date of Birth:  chr. 5 Oct 1794
Place of Birth:  St. Peters Thanet, Kent, England
Parents – Father:  John Allen
Parents – Mother:  Susanna
Spouse:  Maxted, Sarah  (she died 25 Apr 1875 Cradock, Cape)
Marriage Date:  13 Oct 1818
Marriage Place:  St. Peters Thanet, Kent, England
Date of Death:  8 Nov 1846
Place of Death:  Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa

Notes: Dyason’s party of 1820 settlers. DN 6/9/45 9559/1846.

Jan 11, 2010

Aldum, Aaron

Last Name:  Aldum
First Name:  Aaron
Date of Birth: chr. 8 Jun 1777
Place of Birth:  Bisley, Gloucs., England
Parents – Father:  Samuel Aldum (Aldome)
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:   Blake, Edith Ida
Marriage Date:  1808
Marriage Place:  Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Date of Death:   1860
Place of Death:

Notes:  Sephton’s party of 1820 Settlers.  He was a weaver and lay preacher.  His children were:

Aaron James born 1814 Salisbury, Wilts.,who was sent to the Wesleyville Mission to acquire the Xhosa language, served with distinction in 1834/5 war.�
Jane 1809 Salisbury m. Daniel Roberts, d. 1 Oct 1877  (q.v.)
Ruth 1817 Salisbury (married Job Harvey);
Samuel born 1820 Cape Town, married 12 Jul 1844 Somerset East, Cape to Eleanore Eales, he died 7 Jun 1878 Waterberg, Cape.

Jan 11, 2010

Addey, John

Last Name:  Addey
First Name: John
Date of Birth:  9 May 1793
Place of Birth:  London, London, England
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Spouse:  Maria Anna Rossouw
Marriage Date:  5 Aug 1821
Marriage Place:  Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
Date of Death:  28 Oct 1868
Place of Death:  Wellington, Cape, South Africa

Notes:  Parker’s party of 1820 settlers.  He became a medical practitioner, and wrote in 1819 from Portman Square, London in CO48/45 p. 351 when he was listed as 28 and an apothecary and had a sister Elizabeth age 21.  Road magistrate, Paarl, in 1851.  DN 4688/1868.  His wife had been married previously to Daniel Barend Smith (Maria died 17 May 1846).  John and Maria had a daughter:

Mary Ann Addey born 21 Jan 1826 in Cape Town; she married 8 Feb 1742 to Carel Johannes Jacobus Mocke and died 24 Jun 1853.

Jan 11, 2010

Adcock, Christopher

Last Name:  Adcock
First Name: Christopher
Date of Birth: chr. 12 Nov 1779
Place of Birth: Melton Mowbray, Leicester, England.
Parents – Father: William Adcock
Parents – Mother:  Bridget
Name of Spouse:    Elizabeth Sarah Simmonds b. 1784 Oxford
Marriage Date:�
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:  13 Nov 1850
Place of Death: Port Elizabeth

Notes: Dalgairns Party of 1820 Settlers. DN 509/1850, 2440/1866. Their children were:

William (born 1812 England)  DN 8537/1884 (his wife Ann DN 6951/1883)
George Frederick (born 1815 England) DN 7044/1860 (q.v.)
Charles Thomas born 1827 Grahamstown DN 9215/1873.�
Edward born 1815 England, died 16 Apr 1884 Kimberley, Cape
Elizabeth Algoa born 1821 Cape, South Africa, m. to Carr
Robert born 1823 Cape, South Africa
Maria Penelope born 1825 Cape, South Africa (married Mr. Danielli)
John Henry born 1830 Grahamstown.

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.

Jan 10, 2010

Adams, Henry

Last Name:              Adams
First Name:             Henry
Date of Birth:          chr. 2 Nov 1783
Place of Birth:         St. Marys Portsea, Hampshire, England
Parents – Father:   John Adams
Parents – Mother:  Elizabeth
Spouse:                     Elizabeth Stephenson
Marriage Date:      25 Aug 1805
Marriage Place:    St. Marys Portsea, Hampshire, England
Date of Death:       24 Jan 1842
Place of Death:      near Cuyler Manor, Uitenhage, Cape, South Africa

Notes:  Bowker’s party of 1820 settlers, mason by trade. DN 537/1842. Children:

Henry chr. 21 Sep 1806 Portsea;
Eliza chr. 16 Oct 1808 Portsea;
Martha chr. 12 Mar 1812 Orange St Inde[endent, Portsea;
Mary chr. 4 Jul 1813 Orange St. Ind, Portsea;
Henry chr. 7 May 1818 Orange St Ind, Portsea.

Jan 10, 2010

Abbot, William

Last Name:            Abbot
First Name:           William
Date of Birth:        1783
Place of Birth:      Barngrotty, Moneygall, Offaly, Ireland
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Notes: Gardner’s party of 1820 settlers. CO48/52 gives his place of origin in Ireland.

Jan 10, 2010

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