Jeremiah Goldswain (1801 - 1871) MP

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Birthplace: Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, UK
Death: Died in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Occupation: Sawyer turned lawyer
Managed by: Lana-Lee Jackson
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About Jeremiah Goldswain

1820 Settler Departed 12 Feb 1820 The Downs, Deal, Kent, England Wait's party on the Zoroaster

27 December 1819 - Jeremiah Godswain sailed, much to his parents distress, on the Zoroaster for the Cape of Good Hope. A government incentive to alleviate the poverty and hardships England faced after the Napoleonic Wars. Jeremiah was 19 years old and was part of the 1820 Settlers.

Got saved soon after his marriage to Eliza Debenham and was devoted to the salvation of ALL men.

An extract from “Thus came the English” by D.E. Rivett

Jeremiah Goldswain, and Eliza Debenhan whom he wished to marry, had to appear before the landdrost so they walked thirty miles through the thick bus to Graham’s Town where the Martimonial Court met once a month. They were made to wait for four hours before the landdrost saw them, after being questioned, they were told to return in a fortnight to get a licence and pay fifteen shillings.

“The following Morning we returned home and on the forteenth day I left again for Gramham’s Town and got the Licence and returned home on the evening of the fifteenthday: this was a jurney on foot of 120 miles – They day we ware Marred, we left the reasadence of my wifes father in Hymans Partey for Willsons partey more then ten miles to the residence of the Revt. Mr Bordsmands and wen we got to the house we found to our Great Disopintment he had left for Grahams town a bout half and hower on horse back”

Goldswain borrowed a horse from his father in law to try and find the Wesleyan minister Reverend Stephen Kay. He rode about the country looking for the minister, meeting friends who wished him much joy.

“I told them that if that was the Joy that I was to have to walk and ride and run as I had dun and had to do so meny miles before I could git Marred I hope that wold be the Last time that I should be under the painful nesetey of having to go so meney Miles. As soone as I had taken a little refreshment I a gain mounted my poney: I had alreddey walked and road 20 Miles and wen I was leveing the House my intended father inlaw called out to me stated that he hoped that I wold have Mersey on the Horse: I said that I wold ride his tale off but what I wold find they Minester.”

By the time Jeremiah Goldswain found the Reverend Kay, he had added forty miles to his total and the married couple did not reach home until 8:30 that evening.http://willowcottage.co.za/everyday-life-of-the-1820-settlers/

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Jeremiah Goldswain's Timeline

1801
March 2, 1801
Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, UK
1822
October 21, 1822
Age 21
1823
January 21, 1823
Age 21
Grahamstown, EC, South Africa
1825
May 11, 1825
Age 24
1827
June 9, 1827
Age 26
1829
August 9, 1829
Age 28
1831
1831
Age 29
1833
November 10, 1833
Age 32
Albany, Cape Province, South Africa
1836
March 3, 1836
Age 35
1839
March 9, 1839
Age 38