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John William Henry Purdon, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Lanark, Glascow, Scotland
Death: Died in Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of John Purdon and Margaret Thom
Husband of Mary Clifford Purdon, SM/PROG
Father of William Henry Purdon, Snr; Henry Gordon; Elizabeth Ann Cockcroft, 1820 Setlers; Mary Staples; Martha Tarr and 5 others

Occupation: Wilson's Party, Ship: La Belle Alliance
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About John William Henry Purdon, SV/PROG

1820 Settler - with Willson's party, sailed aboard the La Belle Alliance from The Downs on 12 February 1820 and arrived in Table Bay on 2 May 1820 and then Algoa Bay end of May 1820.

Sailed with Children:

William (11)

Henry (9)

Elizabeth (5)

Charles (2) - died on the vogage

John Purdon 1 was born about 1780 in Lanark, Glasgow, Scotland. He died 2 26 May 1863 in Bathurst, Albany District, Cape Colony. John married Mary Clifford Harrison on 13 Oct 1804 in Dublin, Ireland.

According to a transcript of their marriage certificate "..."....John Purdon, Drum Major of His Majesty's 53rd regiment of Foot, and Mary Harrison of the City of Dublin, spinster..." Dated 13th October 1802."

6 generations later, Dianne and Brian Gibson married on the same day - 13th October 1990.

John retired Army pensioner before 1820 in Sergeant 53rd Foot. He arrived 3, 4 with Willson's Party aboard the 'La Belle Alliance'. May 1820 in Algoa Bay, Cape Colony. He image is from 5 from La Belle Alliance

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John William Henry Purdon, SV/PROG's Timeline

Lanark, Glascow, Scotland
Age 38
September 26, 1808
Age 40
Cawnpore, Uttar Pradesh, India
December 19, 1810
Age 42
Cawnpore, Uttar Pradesh, India
December 4, 1812
Age 44
Cawnpore, Uttar Pradesh, India
September 18, 1814
Age 46
February 20, 1817
Age 49
Madras, India
November 14, 1819
Age 51
London, England
March 22, 1822
Age 54
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
November 2, 1825
Age 57
Cape, South Africa