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Alexander Harvey Biggar, SV/PROG

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Death: Died in Chieveley, Natal, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Harold Biggar, Major and Ann Harvey
Husband of Mary Biggar, SM/PROG
Partner of NN Zulu partner of Biggar
Father of Margaret Graham Biggar; Ann Harold Biggar, SM; Mary John Biggar; Jean Straton Biggar; Georgina Biggar and 8 others

Managed by: June Barnes
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About Alexander Harvey Biggar, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

   

Alexander Harvey Biggar 39, Capt, was Leader of his own Party on the Weymouth, and together with his wife Mary Straton 39, and their 11 children, they emigrated to South Africa.

Party originated from Hampshire. Departure 7 January 1820. Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 16 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Brak River

Children :

Margaret Graham Biggar 20

Ann Harold Biggar 18

Mary John Biggar 16

Jean Straton Biggar 14

Georgina Biggar 12

Agnes Elizabeth Biggar 10

Charlotte Biggar 8

Robert Biggar 7

Alexina Biggar 3

Helen Biggar 1

George Biggar (born at sea)

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Marriage in Brechin, Angus, Scotland 2 March 1799 Lieutenant Alexander BIGGAR of His Majesty's 15th Regiment of Foot and Miss Mary STRATON, daughter of the Rev Mr. George STRATON, Episcopal Clergyman in Brechin, were contracted in order to marriage; and their banns having been published three several times and no objection offered were married the 3rd current.

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Wikipedia


The Biggar family, Alexander Harvey Biggar (29 October 1781 – 27 December 1838) and his two sons Robert (12 September 1813 – 17 April 1838) and George (20 February 1820 – 17 February 1838), were pioneer traders at Port Natal, in what was to become the Colony of Natal. Subsequent to the massacre of Retief's delegation, they became involved in the exchange of attacks between Zulus and settlers. Although contributing to the overthrow of Dingane, all three lost their lives in the conflicts of 1838. Alexander's grandson John Dunn became a well-known Natal pioneer in his own right.

Marriage in Brechin, Angus, Scotland 2 March 1799 Lieutenant Alexander BIGGAR of His Majesty's 15th Regiment of Foot and Miss Mary STRATON, daughter of the Rev Mr. George STRATON, Episcopal Clergyman in Brechin, were contracted in order to marriage; and their banns having been published three several times and no objection offered were married the 3rd current.

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Dick Pierce and his wife worked in PE as servants to Robert Newton Dunn, also an immigrant of 1820. When Robert Dunn moved his family in the 1830s to Port Natal, where his father-in-law, Alexander Biggar was a leading figure in the fledgling settler community, with – like most of the other Englishman there – a son by a Zulu woman, the Pierces went with them.

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Alexander Harvey Biggar, SV/PROG's Timeline

1781
October 28, 1781
County Cork, Ireland
1799
March 2, 1799
Age 17
Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
1801
1801
Age 19
1802
1802
Age 20
1802
Age 20
1804
1804
Age 22
1806
1806
Age 24
1808
1808
Age 26
1810
1810
Age 28
Kent, England
1812
September 27, 1812
Age 30
Edinburgh, Scotland