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James Jennings, Jr.

Also Known As: "Jammes/Jennens"
Birthplace: Longbridge, Deverill, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Zuickerboschfontein, Magaliesburg, Krugersdorp District, Gauteng, South Africa
Place of Burial: Farm Cemetery, Blaauwbank, Zuickerboschfontein, Krugersdorp District, Gauteng, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of James Jennings, Snr and Mary King, SM/PROG
Husband of Sarah Jennings
Father of Jeremiah Jennings; James Jennings; John Henry Jennings; George Edward Jennings; Mary Elizabeth Scrooby and 7 others
Brother of Ephraim Jennings and Joseph Jennings
Half brother of Eleanor Mary Futter, (2) and Elisha King

Managed by: Sally Ann McConnell
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About James Jennings, Jr.

1820 British Settler


James Jennings 3, together with his mother Mary Jennings (30), (his father died as they were leaving Portsmouth), were members of Ford's Party of 42 Settlers on the Weymouth.

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


Name changed from JENNENS to JENNINGS (probably an error when arriving in South Africa as 1820 Settler). This is James Junior, son of James Senior, who sailed with his mother Mary from Portsmouth for South Africa with the Ford Party of 1820 Settlers. James Senior took ill and was taken ashore off Spithead and admitted to Hasler Hospital. Before Mary could be taken ashore a storm blew up and the Captain had to put to sea with mother and child aboard. His grandfather Thomas Jennens was informed that James Senior had passed away, which news only reached Mary after arrival in South Africa.


"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-23580-56515-32?cc=1468076&wc=MCM6-QWB:44975801,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 14 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 44 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

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James Jennings, Jr.'s Timeline

November 19, 1818
Longbridge, Deverill, Wiltshire, England
July 27, 1840
Age 21
September 13, 1842
Age 23
Wiltshire, UK
October 4, 1844
Age 25
Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape, South Africa
January 7, 1847
Age 28
January 7, 1849
Age 30
Molteno, Eastern Cape, South Africa
February 5, 1852
Age 33
November 21, 1854
Age 36
November 4, 1857
Age 38
Age 38
Queenstown, Cape, South Africa