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
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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

Welcome to the South African Settlers Resource Site

This site includes Settlers from the British Isles to South Africa during the 19th century,
particularly those who went in 1820, but also many who arrived before and after that
year. Information has been drawn from Settler files at the Albany Museum and Cory Library in
Grahamstown, South Africa; South African Death Notices (DN); Colonial Office papers (CO);
and the International Genealogical Index (IGI).

The main objective of this site is to try and establish a date and place of an event before the
settlers left the British Isles, thus providing a starting place for family research in local British

This collection is the result of many years of research, and is by no means complete;
there are many records still being sifted through, so this is an ongoing endeavor that will
continue for years to come.

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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.

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