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Birthplace: King William's Town, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Occupation: statesman, politician, author, pioneer of the fruit industry
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About James Percy Fitzpatrick, Sir

Sir James Percy FitzPatrick, KCMG (24 July 1862 – 24 January 1931), known as Percy FitzPatrick, was a South African author, politician, mining financier and pioneer of the fruit industry. He authored the classic children's book, Jock of the Bushveld (1907).[1] As a politician, he defended British Imperial interests before and during the Anglo-Boer War.

  • Birth: Calculated: 1862
  • Publication: The Outspan
  • Education: Downside School St Gregory's College, Downside, Bath, England
  • Education: Grahams St Aidan's College, Grahamstown, South Africa
  • Marriage: Feb 16 1886
  • Publication: Through Mashonaloand with Pick and Pen After 1891
  • Publication: The Transvaal from Within Circa Sep 1899
  • Publication: Jock of the Bushveld
  • Publication: South African Memories (posthumously)
  • Imprisonment: High Treason- Bail denied
  • Release: After 2 years imprisonment - fine 2000 pounds Circa May 1896
  • Membership: Transvaal Legislative Council
  • Membership: Inter-Colonial Council - responsible for S A Railways
  • Knighted: Circa 1902
  • President: Chamber of Mines After 1902
  • Publication: Jock of the Bushveld Circa 1907
  • Politics: Elected twice 1906 and 1910 - Pretoria seat Pretoria, South Africa
  • Chairman: National South African War Memorial Delville Wood
  • Death: Jan 24 1931 Amanzi, Uitenhage, South Africa
  • Burial: "The Look Out" 33°28'25?S 25°36'20?E? / ?33.47361°S 25.60556°E? / -33.47361; 25.60556, north of Uitenhage

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James Percy Fitzpatrick, Sir's Timeline

1862
July 24, 1862
King William's Town, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1889
1889
Age 26
Johannesburg, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
1894
March 21, 1894
Age 31
Johannesburg, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
1897
July 7, 1897
Age 34
Johannesburg, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng, South Africa
1899
November 19, 1899
Age 37
London, United Kingdom
1931
January 24, 1931
Age 68
Uitenhage, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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