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Elizabeth Ann Cockcroft (Purdon)

Birthplace: Cawnpore, Uttar Pradesh, India
Death: Died in Dordrecht, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John William Henry Purdon, SV/PROG and Mary Clifford Purdon, SM/PROG
Wife of Mark Cockcroft
Mother of Mary Harriet Staples; Charles William Rufus Cockcroft; Isabella Austen Robey; John Henry Cockcroft; George Harrison Cockcroft and 6 others
Sister of William Henry Purdon, Snr; Henry Gordon Purdon; Charles Purdon, Died at sea; Isabella Purdon; Mary Staples and 4 others

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About Elizabeth Ann Cockcroft

1820 British Settler


John Purdon 40, Army pensioner, late Sergt, 53rd Foot, together with his wife Mary Clifford Harrison 34, atogether with 4 children, were members of Thomas Willson's Party of 307 Settlers on the La Belle Alliance.

Party originated from London.

Departed London, 12 February 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 2 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Beaufort Vale on the Bush River Lynedoch River

Children :

  • William Henry Purdon 11
  • Henry Gordon Purdon 9
  • Elizabeth Ann Purdon 5
  • Charles Purdon 2 (died at sea)


Part of the Wilson party of the 1820 Settlers. Attended the Bathurst School, Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa. She was born in India on 4 December 1812 and was married on 23 August 1832 in Bathurst.

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23580-59418-55?cc=1468076&wc=MCM6-QWB:44975801,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 12 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 33 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

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Elizabeth Ann Cockcroft's Timeline

December 4, 1812
Cawnpore, Uttar Pradesh, India
December 31, 1832
Age 20
Bathurst, Cape, South Africa
June 10, 1833
Age 20
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
May 27, 1835
Age 22
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 30, 1837
Age 24
Eastern Cape, South Africa
August 4, 1840
Age 27
New Bristol, Lower Albany, Cape Province, South Africa
August 20, 1841
Age 28
Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 8, 1843
Age 30
New Bristol Farm, Albany District, South Africa
November 25, 1845
Age 32
Eastern Cape, South Africa
May 30, 1848
Age 35
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa