John Henry (1829 - 1900) MP

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Birthplace: Cockermouth, Cumberland, England
Death: Died in Southern Rhodesian (Zimbabwe)
Cause of death: Dysentery
Occupation: Farmer
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About John Henry

John Henry

According to his ZIM DN John Henry was born in April 1829 in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England.

His Parents were Joseph Henry and Barbara.

In 1894 John Henry and Johannes Steyn went to see what the prospects for settling and farming were in Southern Rhodesia. The other two men wereThey took a boat at East London and sailed to Beira from where they travelled in a river steamboat up the Pungwe River and then by train, foot and transport wagons to Southern Rhodesia. They were very satisfied with what they found and were granted farms at £30 each. They had to peg their own boundaries - 3000 morgen for married men and 1500 for single men.

Upon their return it was decided to start organising a party immediately and that they would meet on 8th May 1895. They arrived at the Moodie settlement towards the end of October.

According to John Henry's ZIM DN on 9 Dec 1900

1st Marriage - Emma Elizabeth who died on 31 July 1889. They had one child Emily who died as a baby.

The following suggests that her maiden name was also Helmore. We will see what the document tells us in due course!

  • DEPOT VAB
  • SOURCE MHG
  • TYPE LEER
  • VOLUME_NO 0
  • SYSTEM 01
  • REFERENCE H387
  • PART 1
  • DESCRIPTION HENRY, EMMA ELIZABETH. NOOIENSVAN HELMORE. EGGENOOT JOHN HENRY.
  • STARTING 18890000
  • ENDING 18890000

2nd Marriage - Emily Helmore who survived him.

Their children are listed as -

  • Thomas Holloway Helmore Henry
  • Travis Helmore Henry
  • Frederick Paul Ratsey Helmore Henry

Their Baptismal entries were found and the eGGSA indexes and are listed below.

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From eGGSA Baptisms

  • Thomas Holloway Helmore
  • Baptised: 1 Mar 1893
  • Born: 15? Feb 1892
  • Parents: John & Emily HENRY
  • Occupation: Farmer
  • Residence: Kroonstadt Orange Free State
  • Witnesses: John HENRY - Richard WEBB - Olive HELMORE
  • Baptised by: A. ROBERTS
  • Additional notes: (Received into the Church) (Baptised privately Rev. J. DUGMORE at home)
  • Source: Potchefstroom - St Mary (Anglican), Potchefstroom, North West Province. Baptisms register, 1891-1910, entry number 46. Repository: Wits University, William Cullen Library. Transcribed by Gary Cannon, independently
  • Travis
  • Baptised: 10 Mar 1895
  • Born: 25 Aug 1894
  • Parents: John & Emily HENRY
  • Occupation: Farmer
  • Residence: Kroonstad O.F.S.
  • Witnesses: A.S. PALK - Travis DEAN - Frederick HELMORE
  • Baptised by: A. ROBERTS
  • Source: Potchefstroom - St Mary (Anglican), Potchefstroom, North West Province. Baptisms register, 1891-1910, entry number 81. Repository: Wits University, William Cullen Library. Transcribed by Gary Cannon, independently
  • Frederick Paul Ratsey
  • Baptised: 10 Mar 1895
  • Born: 25 Aug 1894
  • Parents: John & Emily HENRY
  • Occupation: Farmer
  • Residence: Kroonstad O.F.S.
  • Witnesses: Frederick HELMORE - Paul ?. BOTHA - Jessie BERRY
  • Baptised by: A. ROBERTS
  • Source: Potchefstroom - St Mary (Anglican), Potchefstroom, North West Province. Baptisms register, 1891-1910, entry number 82. Repository: Wits University, William Cullen Library. Transcribed by Gary Cannon, independently
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John Henry's Timeline

1829
1829
Cumberland, England
1892
February 15, 1892
Age 63
Orange Free State, South Africa
1894
August 25, 1894
Age 65
Orange Free State, South Africa
August 25, 1894
Age 65
South Africa
1900
December 9, 1900
Age 71
Southern Rhodesian (Zimbabwe)
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