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Edward Driver, II, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Kelham/ Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Died in King William's Town, EC, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Driver, I and Ann Driver
Husband of Ann Driver, SM
Father of Ann Driver; Mary Driver; Hannah Haynes; Edward Bailey Driver, III; Dorothy Walker and 7 others

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About Edward Driver, II, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler


Edward Driver 23. Grocer, was a member of Thomas Calton's Party of 167 Settlers on the Settler Ship Albury.

Party originated from Nottinghamshire.

Departed Liverpool, 13 February 1820. Arrived Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 1st May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Torrens River - named Clumber after Clumber Park, the seat of the Duke of Newcastle, Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Committee


Edward was a member of the Protestant Church. Edward 's occupation was a Farmer at "Gwanga" and "Willow Park", Peddie District, Eastern Cape,South Africa. Edward was born in 1799 at Kelham, Nottinghamshire, England. Edward and Ann were married October 6, 1825 at Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa by Rev Thomas Ireland. Edward and Ann lived in 1850 at Fort Peddie, Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Edward died August 12, 1882 at Vic Saw Mills, Pirie Bush, King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Edward was buried at King William's Town Cemetery (Old - Edward Street), King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

EDWARD DRIVER (1797–1882) was a settler in Calton's party on S. Albury. He came from Kelham in the north of England. He was a hunter, guide, fighter and trader and was wounded at Murray's Krantz in 1835 during the Sixth Frontier War. After the Seventh Frontier War he moved to Peddie, and was a foundation member of that Divisional Council. He bought plots in the village at the first sale in June 1849. In 1854 he had titles of the farms Gwanga and Willow Park. He married in 1825 Ann, daughter of William Thackwray who came out in William Bensted Smith's party from London in the S. Northampton and who was killed by cattle raiders. Some of Ann's wearing apparel was preserved, according to her wish, so that later generations could see how they dressed. Members of the family have some, and there is a frock in the Albany Museum, Grahamstown. Ann was buried in King William's Town in 1889, as was her husband in 1882. Their family consisted of twelve children, eleven of which (excluding Mary), were all baptised in the Methodist Church at Peddie, on 2.10.1850 by the Rev. G. Chapman.

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Edward Driver, II, SV/PROG's Timeline

March 8, 1797
Nottinghamshire, England
Age 27
March 19, 1826
Age 29
Age 29
June 10, 1829
Age 32
May 3, 1831
Age 34
Albany, Cape, South Africa
June 5, 1833
Age 36
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
June 17, 1835
Age 38
October 17, 1837
Age 40
January 18, 1840
Age 42