Francis Blackbeard, Jr (1816 - c.1882)

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Birthplace: Middlesex
Death: Died in Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Occupation: Captain, Fingo Levy.
Managed by: Catherine
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About Francis Blackbeard, Jr

1820 British Settler

Francis Blackbeard 3, together with his parents and brother, were members of Rowles Party of 27 Settlers on the Settler Ship Nautilus.

Party originated from London.

Departure London, 3 December 1819 Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 17 March 1820 Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 14 April 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : Krap River - they called their location Rivers Dale in honour of the Landdrost of Albany, Harry Rivers

Children :

  • Francis Blackbeard 3,
  • Robert Blackbeard 1.


Francis Blackbeard was born in Middlesex, near London, on the 21 December 1816. Aged 2, Mr Blackbeard and family emigrated to South Africa in 1820. They were members of the Rowles party from London which sailed aboard the Nautilus from Deptford to Port Elizabeth. From there they were transported by ox wagon to their allotted land on the Eastern Frontier of the Cape Colony.

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December 21, 1816
Age 65
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa