|Birthplace:||Cam (near Dursley), Gloucestershire, England|
|Death:||Died in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa|
|Place of Burial:||Old Grahamstown Cemetery, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa|
Son of Phillip Richard King, SV/PROG and Anna Maria King, SM/PROG
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About Andrew King
An 1820 settler, part of the Bradshaw party on the Kennersley Castle.
On 10 January 1820, he came out with his parents Phillip King 30 and his wife Anna Maria King (Silverstone) 30 as an 1820 settler family. He arrived in the hot dry land of South Africa with his parents and brothers and sisters and the other 1820 Settlers. The family settled near Bathurst. In 1853 he was a carpenter and worked at Lawrence St., Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
He was the 2nd born and his brothers and sisters were:
1. Richard Philip King, b. 26 NOV 1811, Cam, near Dursley, Gloucestershire, England , d. 10 NOV 1871, Isipingo, Natal, South Africa
3. Elizabeth King, b. 1817, Cam, near Dursley, Gloucestershire, England , d. 1887, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
4. John King, b. 1819, Cam, near Dursley, Gloucestershire, England , d. 11 APR 1901, Newton, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
5. Louisa Ann King, b. 5 APR 1821, New Gloucester, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
6. Rhoda King, b. 1823, d. 30 JUL 1901, Krugersdorp, Transvaal, South Africa
7. Maria King, b. 1825, New Gloucester, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
8. Susanna King, b. 1827
He married Eliza Kestell on 30 Nov 1838 at St Georges Anglican Cathedral, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
Eliza King (Kestell) died on 16 AUG 1905, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Eliza died at the home of her son-in-law, Henry Hill (Sarah's husband), at the age of 84 years. If this age is correct then Eliza was born after her parents arrived in SA. If not, then she could be the Elizabeth (8) that sailed with her parents in 1820.
1. Elizabeth Susannah King
2. Sarah Ann King
3. Charles Phillip King
4. Emily King
5. Emily Silverstone King B 13 Apr 1848, Grahamstown (MUDDY)
Andrew was the brother of Richard (Dick ) King b. 1813 famed for his heroic ride to summon help for the beseiged British army in 1842 (by Afrikaaners). He set out with a Zulu man and travelled over 1000 miles on horseback through hostile territory in 10 days to Grahamstown. Bolstered with reinforcements, the British Army won the battle against the Afrikaaners.
The following is a bit of history about Andrew King:
Graham's Town Journal CO53/16 National Archives, Kew, London
Transcribed by Sue Mackay
Saturday 25 March 1848
COMPENSATION FOR LOSS OF WAGONS, OXEN ETC
The undersigned persons are hereby informed that compensation has been awarded to them for losses sustained by them of wagons, oxen etc during the war with the Kaffir Tribes, between the months of April and December 1846, and which will be payable at this office on the 5th April next.
Andrew died in 14 JUL 1881at home at 5 African St Grahamstown Cape, Buried old Cemetry Grahamstown
1820 British Settler
Andrew King 5, together with his parents and 2 siblings, were members of Samuel Bradshaw's Party of 64 emmigrants on the Settler Ship Kennersley Castle.
Party originated from Gloucestershire.
Departed Bristol, 10 January 1820. Arrived Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 29 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 29 April 1820.
Area Allocated to the Party : Lemon Valley on the Torrens River - New Gloucester
- Richard Philip King 8
- Andrew King 5
- Elizabeth King 3.