About James Dicks, SV/PROG
1820 British Settler
James Dicks 23, Labourer, together with his wife Dinah Ford 21, and one year old son John Dicks, were members of Ford's Party of 42 Settlers on the Weymouth. Dinah was the eldest daughter of Party Leader Edward Ford.
Party originated from Wiltshire.
Departed London, 7 January 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 16 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth15 May 1820.
Area Allocated to the Party : Lynedoch River
KAB, MOOC, 6/9/148, Ref. 697 a DN
Name of deceased: James DICKS
Birthplace: Crockerton Green, Wiltshire.
Mother: Christian name unknown.
Age of the deceased: 79yrs and 4mnths.
Occupation: Retired Trader
Died on: 1874-06-30
Where died: at the home of his son in law, Rob Stanton Snr. Grahamstown.
C1. Mary Anne (Major, married to Rob Stanton)
Property: ?? Somerset St. Grahamstown
His date of birth calculated from age at death on his Death Notice would be Feb 1795
His date of birth calculated from age given on Monumental Inscription would be Feb 1792
His age calculated from shipping list entry of 23 years in 1819 would be 1796
Courtest Lynn MacLeod Feb. 2009