James Edwards, Snr, SV/PROG

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James Edwards, Snr, SV/PROG

Birthdate:
Birthplace: England, UK
Death: Died in Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Cause of death: Riding Accident
Place of Burial: Main Cemetery, Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Husband of Ann Edwards, SM/PROG
Father of James Edwards; Daniel Edwards; Henry Edwards; William Edwards; William Edwards and 6 others

Occupation: Shoemaker
Managed by: Private User
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About James Edwards, Snr, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

James Edwards 24, Shoemaker, together with his wife Ann Thomas 23, and their son, were part of Sephton's party of 344 people on the Aurora.

Party originated from London.

Departure Gravesend, 15 February 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay, 1 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, 15 May 1820

Area allocated to the Party : Assegai Bush River, Salem

Child :

  • Daniel Edwards infant

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James Edwards was an 1820 settler. He was a shoemaker by trade. He married Ann Thomas in 1817. Ann had been baptised at the parish Ivechurch in the county of Kent. Their first son died before James and Ann sailed with Sephton's party in 1820 and their second son was born on board the "Aurora" on the way to South Africa. It is not clear where in the Eastern Cape they first settled, but their fifth child was born in Somerset East in 1826 and was the first of their children to live to adulthood. James was killed in a riding accident at age 47.

James Edwards, bachelor, of the hamlet of M.E.O.T. (Mile End Old Town) married Ann Thomas, spinster of the same hamlet, on the 12 February 1817.

James Edwards (signed) Ann Thomas (X) Witnesses: George Field and Sarah Field (X).

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James Edwards, Snr, SV/PROG's Timeline

1792
December 12, 1792
UK
1817
February 12, 1817
Age 24
St Dunstan, Stepney, England

Ann Thomas wed James Edwards on the 12 February 1817 at St Dunstan, Stepney, England

December 12, 1817
Age 25
Mare Street, Hackney, England
1820
April 15, 1820
Age 27
At sea
1820
Age 27
1822
September 24, 1822
Age 29
1824
December 10, 1824
Age 31
1826
December 11, 1826
Age 33
Somerset East, South Africa
1831
July 6, 1831
Age 38
Albany, South Africa