John Henry Heath, Snr. SV/PROG

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John Henry Heath, Snr. SV/PROG

Birthplace: Sumatra, Indonesia
Death: Died in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Heath
Husband of Maria Heath, SM/PROG
Father of John Henry Heath, Jnr.; Maria Cecilia Daniell; Caroline Amelia Gould; Elizabeth Rosina Heath; Matthew George Thomas Heath and 4 others

Occupation: Doctor
Managed by: Sunelia Visser
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About John Henry Heath, Snr. SV/PROG

1820 British Settler


John Henry Heath 26, Attorney, together with his wife Maria Iveson 23, and 2 year old John Henry Heath were members of Bailie's Party of 256 Settlers on the Chapman.

Party originated from London.

Departed London, 3 December 1819. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 17 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 10 April 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : Wellington and Palmiet Rivers - Cuylerville


Letter written by John Henry Heath applying for land under the English Parliamentary dispensation leading to the 1820 Settlers.

30 July 1819

My Lord,

Parliament having granted a Sum of Money for the purpose of assisting Persons unable to get Employ in this country to remove to the Cape:_ I take the liberty most humbly to solicit your Lordship, to grant such assistance as to your Lordship may seem requisite for myself and Family's Voyage to the Colony now establishing by His Majesty's Government.

I have been regularly brought up to the Provision of the Law _ but thro having losses and the Ill Conduct of my late Partner am now destitute of all resource. Situations at this time are so scarce, that it is almost considered a favour to employ Persons:_ and altho' I have made every Application, both through the medium of the Daily Papers, and private Channels, yet such applications have hitherto remained unanswered, and my Family in consequence in great distress.

I am well aware, My Lord, that when the Grant was made by Parliament it more particularly alluded to Mechanics, and Workmen. But surely, My Lord, it is not thereby intended to exclude those who have been unfortunately brought up to the more liberal Professions; and with this impression upon my Mind, I confidently ask for the assistance of His Majesty's Ministers, and most sincerely hope, that your Lordship will excuse my present application which nothing but my perplexed Situation would ever have induced me to make

With greatest anxiety for your Lordship's Answer

I remain, My Lord,

Your Lordship's most Obedient and very Humble Servant


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John Henry Heath, Snr. SV/PROG's Timeline

September 30, 1792
August 11, 1799
Age 6
February 27, 1818
Age 25
February 26, 1821
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March 18, 1825
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Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa