John Filmer, SV/PROG 1

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John Filmer, SV/PROG 1

Birthplace: Runnen Hall, Lenham, Kent, England
Death: Died in Waterford Farm, Salem, Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of John Filmer and Sarah Filmer
Husband of Mary Filmer, SM/PROG
Father of John Filmer; Robert Perkins Filmer; Harriet Filmer; Ebenezer Filmer; Mary Weakley and 7 others
Brother of Mary Day; Thomas Filmer, SV/PROG 2; George Filmer and James Filmer

Occupation: Sawyer
Managed by: Private User
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About John Filmer, SV/PROG 1

"Note: Believed to have developed a timber business, probably in London. After his marriage, they lived in the parish of St. Bartholemew the Great in the City of London. Due to John Filmer's bad health and hard economic times the family emig rated to South Africa, aboard the 'S. Brilliant' in 1820, landing at Algea Bay. The family then settled on an allotment at Salem, Lower Albany, some 15 miles from the military garrison at Grahamstown. During the Kaffir Wars in 1835 their hom estead was burnt to the ground. They then bought a larger farm called 'Waterford' in the vicinity of Salem."

"England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

  • Name: John Filmer
  • Gender: Male
  • Christening Date: 10 Jun 1770
  • Christening Place: Lenham, Kent, England
  • Father's Name: John Filmer
  • Mother's Name: Sarah
  • Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C02357-6
  • System Origin: England-EASy
  • GS Film number: 1736839
  • Reference ID: item 3

Citing this Record

"England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 Mar 2013), John Filmer, 10 Jun 1770.

John FILMER Jun, Lot No.9 – 6 morgen, with one share in commonage, apparently allotted to John JONES, who sold to William TROTTER, for whom it was surveyed, and who sold to said FILMER

John FILMER Sen. two thirds and Ebenezer FILMER one third of Lot No.17 – 9 morgen and 568 square roods, with three shares in the commonage, being the shares of said John FILMER or John PHILLMORE and of his deceased son Thomas PHILMORE or FILMER, claimed by John FILMER, and of Thomas YOUNG, who sold to Jas. HOWSE, who sold to John FILMER Sen., who sold to Ebenezer FILMER.

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John Filmer, SV/PROG 1's Timeline

May 17, 1770
Runnen Hall, Lenham, Kent, England
June 10, 1770
Kent, England
February 15, 1808
Age 37
Age 39
Kent, England, United Kingdom
March 15, 1813
Age 42
April 26, 1814
Age 43
Kent, England, United Kingdom
Age 46
April 14, 1819
Age 48
Wiltshire, England
September 9, 1821
Age 51
Salem, Albany, Cape Colony, South Africa