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Birthplace: Cupar, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Managed by: Robert Clunie Logie
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About Joseph Turpin, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Joseph Turpin, 29, Schoolmaster, and Wife Mercy Chubb, 19, were part of Sephton's party of 344 people on the Aurora.

Party originated from London.

Departure Gravesend, 15 February 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay, 1 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, 15 May 1820

Area allocated to the Party : Assegai Bush River, Salem ----------------------------

Last Name: Turpin

First Name: Joseph

Date of Birth: 1791

Place of Birth: of Cupar, Fife, Scotland

Parents – Father: Richard Turpin

Parents – Mother: Isabella Baldie (Richard and Isabella were married 20 Dec 1789 at Cupar, Fife, Scotland)

Spouse: Mercy Chubb b. May 1802 England, d. 19 Apr 1860 age 58 London.

Marriage Date: 24 Nov 1819

Marriage Place: St. Matthew Bethnal Green, London, England

Date of Death: 21 May 1851 age 61

Place of Death: Cape Town

Notes: Sephton’s party of 1820 settlers. DN 679/1863. Notes from Settlers Museum, Grahamstown. Joseph Turpin was schoolmaster in Port Frances in 1827. He was also a Wesleyan preacher.

Children:

- Elizabeth b. 25 Nov 1820 Salem

- Mary Ann b. 27 Feb 1822

- Joseph James b. 1824 m 1) 17 Feb 1845 Maria Johanna Fick, and d. 1863

- Mercy Emma b. 28 Jan 1825 Grahamstown, m. John Frederick Logie, d. 20 May 1911

- Emma b. 8 Oct 1826 Port Frances m. 4 Jun 1853 George Concidine

- Matilda Anna b. 21 Nov 1828 Port Frances

- Isabella Hensley b. 21 Feb 1830 m. 3 Feb 1854 Thomas Wolfferum Hudson

- William Baldie b. 30 Sep 1832 Caledon, died unmarried 2 Oct 1863 age 31 (drowned at sea)

- Mary Ann b. 9 Jun 1834 Caledon m. George Gain; Josicas David de Kock b. 9 Jun 1841 Caledon

- Annie Maria b. 9 Jun 1841 d. 15 Sep 1892 unmarried.

Source: SouthAfricanSettlers.com

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In August, 1821, Joseph Turpin left for Grahamstown to join the Cape Corps in which he soon became a teacher, afterwards rising to the rank of sergeant.

Source: A. E. Makin, 1971, The 1820 settlers of Salem (Hezekiah Sephton's party)

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Joseph Turpin, SV/PROG's Timeline

1791
1791
Cupar, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
1819
November 24, 1819
Age 28
London, United Kingdom
1824
1824
Age 33
1825
January 28, 1825
Age 34
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1851
May 21, 1851
Age 60
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa