John William Henry Purdon (1768 - 1863)

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Birthplace: Lanark, Glascow, Scotland
Death: Died in Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Occupation: Wilson's Party, Ship: La Belle Alliance
Managed by: Glen Richard Seiler
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About John William Henry Purdon

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's Timeline

1768
1768
Lanark, Glascow, Scotland
1806
1806
Age 38
England
1808
September 26, 1808
Age 40
Cawnpore, Uttar Pradesh, India
1810
December 19, 1810
Age 42
Cawnpore, Uttar Pradesh, India
1812
December 4, 1812
Age 44
Cawnpore, Uttar Pradesh, India
1814
September 18, 1814
Age 46
1817
February 20, 1817
Age 49
Madras, India
1819
November 14, 1819
Age 51
London, England
1822
March 22, 1822
Age 54
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1825
November 2, 1825
Age 57
Cape, South Africa