James Edwards, Snr, SV/PROG (1792 - 1840)

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Birthplace: England, UK
Death: Died in Winterberg
Cause of death: Riding Accident
Occupation: Shoemaker
Managed by: Penelope Glynnis Maud Rijkaart-Berrington
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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


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. He was killed in a riding accident at age 47.

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James Edwards, Snr, SV/PROG's Timeline

December 12, 1792
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
Age 27
December 11, 1826
Age 33
Somerset East, South Africa
June 7, 1828
Age 35
Cape Province, South Africa
July 6, 1831
Age 38
Cape Province, South Africa