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Henry Gordon Purdon

Birthplace: Cawnpore, Uttar Pradesh, India
Death: Died in Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Clumber, Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of John William Henry Purdon, SV/PROG and Mary Clifford Purdon, SM/PROG
Husband of Dorcas Purdon
Father of Hedley Havelock Purdon; Benetta Theodora Clayton; Bertha Winifred Tribe; Overton Henry Purdon; Alberta Henrietta Werner and 3 others
Brother of William Henry Purdon, Snr; Elizabeth Ann Cockcroft; Charles Purdon, Died at sea; Isabella Purdon; Mary Staples and 4 others

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About Henry Gordon Purdon

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)


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Henry Gordon Purdon's Timeline

December 19, 1810
Cawnpore, Uttar Pradesh, India
November 29, 1866
Age 55
Age 58
April 4, 1871
Age 60
Bathurst, Cape, South Africa
Age 62
March 18, 1876
Age 65
Age 69
December 23, 1892
Age 82
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 81
Clumber, Cape, South Africa