Joshua Davis Norden, SV/PROG 3 (1804 - 1846)

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Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Cape Province, South Africa
Occupation: Auctioneer
Managed by: Daleen Norden
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About Joshua Davis Norden, SV/PROG 3

Hazel Dakers' Family History at www.hazeldakers.co.uk

Written by Hazel Dakers:

Joshua Davis Norden is reputed to be the only Jew to whom there is a monument in an Anglican cathedral. As Captain of the Grahamstown Yeomanry he was commended for his intrepidity which led to his fall in battle at the head of his troops in 1846 during the War of the Axe.

Extract from: The Cape Journals of Archdeacon N. J. Merriman, 1848-1855

"This tablet is on the West Wall of the Cathedral and commemorates Joshua Davis Norden (1803 - 46), who arrived at Algoa Bay with Willson's Party on the Belle Alliance in May 1820. After various farming disasters, Norden opened an auctioneer's business in Grahamstown in 1835, became a commissioner of the municipality, and established a burgher force for the defence of the town ("Norden's Yeomanry"). He was killed in action during the War of the Axe; his body was recovered and burried with full military honours in the Jewish cemetery. His fellow-soldiers erected the plaque in the Cathedral (G Saron & I Hotz, The Jews in South Africa, Cape Town, 1955 pp299-300)

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SOUTH-AFRICA-EASTERN-CAPE/2007-06/1181469999 Reply by Becky Horne: The well documented death of the elder JD Norden in the skirmish at Buffalo Kloof was 24 April 1846.

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  • SOURCE MOOC
  • TYPE LEER
  • VOLUME_NO 6/9/39
  • SYSTEM 00
  • REFERENCE 8396
  • PART 1
  • DESCRIPTION NORDEN, JOSHUA DAVIS. DEATH NOTICE.
  • STARTING 1846
  • ENDING 1846
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Joshua Davis Norden, SV/PROG 3's Timeline

1804
1804
London, England
1830
1830
Age 26
1834
1834
Age 30
1837
1837
Age 33
Cape Province, South Africa
1841
1841
Age 37
1846
April 24, 1846
Age 42
Cape Province, South Africa
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Jewish Cemetery, Grahamstown