Joseph Gerald Donovan (c.1795 - c.1834)

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Birthplace: United Kingdom
Death: Died in India
Managed by: Stephen Holliday
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About Joseph Gerald Donovan

1820 British Settler

   

Joseph Donovan, 25, Taxidermist, together with his wife Susannah Clark 26, his 2 children and 2 stepchildren, were members of Thomas Willson's Party of 307 Settlers on the La Belle Alliance.

Party originated from London.

Departed London, 12 February 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 2 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Beaufort Vale on the Bush River

Children :

  • William Donovan 4
  • George Donovan 2

Stepchildren :

  • Susannah Garbett 8
  • Thomas Garbett 7

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Joseph Gerald DONOVAN was born 1794 in London . His wife Susanna CLARK had first married a composer called Samuel GARBETT with whom she had two children. Her brother had been to India and made some money then died. So Joseph and Susanna after going to South Africa as part of the 1820 Settlers decided to go to India about 1830 with the Donovan children to claim her brother's inheritance which unfortunately had been frittered away and already dispersed. Joseph managed to find a job in India where he decided to stay. About two or three years later we hear of his death in c1834 HOWRAH, INDIA. The youngest child Mary Ann DONOVAN was born at Fort William, Calcutta. My great great grandmother Juliana born about 1832 we suspect was born some where in India.... maybe same place as her younger sister. Susanna then took the children and left for South Africa and she died just before they arrived at Cape Town, South Africa.

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/INDIA/2005-02/1109400193

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Joseph Gerald Donovan's Timeline

1795
1795
United Kingdom
1814
1814
Age 19
United Kingdom
1816
1816
Age 21
United Kingdom
1818
1818
Age 23
United Kingdom
1831
1831
Age 36
India
1834
1834
Age 39
India
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Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India