John Dunkley (c.1736 - 1777)

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Birthplace: Ellington, Huntingdonshire, England
Death: Died in Brampton, Cambridgeshire, UK
Managed by: Leith Barnes
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About John Dunkley

Settlement certificate 2774/13/62

Found amongst the Kimbolton Parish material. The overseers of the poor of the parish of Brampton acknowledge John Donkley thatcher and Sarah his wife and their children as legally settled in the parish of Brampton and agree to maintain them if they fall on the oparish. (John and Sarah came back to Brampton to have a son Isaac Hoddle baptised in 1773, and they had a son John baptised there in 1767 so they were in Kimbolton between 1767-73 which fits in with the period that we are looking at for the baptism of William Dunkley father of John born 1808.

John Dunkley went to South Africa around 1850 – 4 or 5 years after his wife Joanna and

daughter Louisa died as a result of childbirth.

John Dunkley’s will 4th April 1864

John was a cabinet maker and left the following property –

To son George John Armantage Dunkley – a cottage at Hail Weston in Huntingdonshire, England, together with 12 lots of ground being part of the divided estate Tonnebloem, Cape Town; To daughter Eliza Ann Wells Dunkley 3 houses situated Long Market Street, Cape Town

To daughter Emily Joanna Dunkley 3 houses situated Long Market Street, Cape Town

To his two daughters he also left house and ground adjoining situated Long Market Street, together with all household goods etc. whether in the Colony or in Europe to be divided equally. His daughters were appointed Executrixes.

George John Armantage Dunkley Hotel and store keeper Insolvent 1868

Liquidation papers - at Graaff Reinett on 23 Oct 1869

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John Dunkley's Timeline

1736
February 27, 1736

Parish Register extract at CRO in 1986

1736
Ellington, Huntingdonshire, England
1757
November 16, 1757
Age 21
Ellington, Huntingdonshire, England


Extract from Parish Registers in 1986 by professional researcher

1758
1758
Age 22


Birth based on the burial of a daughter of John and Sarah as extracted from the parish registers by a professional researcher in 1986

1760
1760
Age 24
1764
1764
Age 28
1766
1766
Age 30
1767
1767
Age 31
1770
1770
Age 34
1771
1771
Age 35