Margaret Elizabeth Downing, SM/PROG (1803 - 1867)

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Nicknames: "Margaret Georgina Elizabeth"
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Barkly East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Managed by: Kevin Oliver Phillips
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About Margaret Elizabeth Downing, SM/PROG

1820 British Settler

Margaret Georgina Downing 19, together with her husband George Agustus Kolbe 20, were members of Owen's Party of 52 Settlers on the Settler Ship Nautilus.

Party originated from London.

Departure London, 3 December 1819 Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 17 March 1820 Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 14 April 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : "Spanish Reeds" between the Wellington and Kap rivers

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Died: 25 NOV 1867, Burgersdorp, Cape, South Africa (Alternative place of death is Barkley East, South Africa)

George was born on 7 DEC 1802 at Soho, London, England and died on 1 DEC 1844, Wurtemburg, District Albert, South Africa (Alternative place of death is Burgersdorp, Cape, South Africa)

The Story of the British Settlers of 1820 in South Africa. Second enlarged and revised Edition, by Harold Edward HOCKLY, 1957

List of Settlers, p. 229

George August KOLBE, 20; p. OWEN's; s. Nautilus; w. Margaret, 19; r. Became a missionary in Kaffirland.

Religion and Education, p. 149

...quite a number of those who had landed on the shores of Algoa Bay as young children were later ordained and took prominent part in religious development on the frontier among Europeans, and as missionaries among the Natives in Kaffirland beyond the borders of the Colony*. Of this later group of ministers of religion and missionaries mention need only be made of such honoured and well-known names as John AYLIFF, William SHEPSTONE, Henry Hare DUGMORE, Thomas JENKINS, James ALLISON, John BAILIE, Jeremiah HARTLEY, Joseph WARNER, William ELLIOT**, William SARGEANT, George KOLBE, Thomas HOOD and Charles WHITE.

  • For the work of the Wesleyan group of settler-missionaries, see EVELEIGH's 'Settlers and Methodism'.
    • There were 3 William ELLIOT's that were included in the 1820 Settlers.

Added by Y. DROST, 26 MAR 2012

Sources:-

1. eSAGI 3.50 of 2008

2. The Story of the British Settlers of 1820 in South Africa. Second enlarged and revised Edition, by Harold Edward HOCKLY, 1957

3. Genforum : http://genforum.genealogy.com/southafrica/messages/5263.html

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Margaret Elizabeth Downing, SM/PROG's Timeline

1803
December 23, 1803
England, United Kingdom
1819
January 20, 1819
Age 15
London, Greater London, UK
1822
July 7, 1822
Age 18
Eastern Cape, South Africa
1824
November 14, 1824
Age 20
Eastern Cape, South Africa
1826
November 14, 1826
Age 22
Graaff-Reinet, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1829
March 9, 1829
Age 25
South Africa
1831
1831
Age 27
Orange Free State, South Africa
1833
November 18, 1833
Age 29
Burghersdorp, Cape Colony
1834
August 12, 1834
Age 30
1836
February 23, 1836
Age 32
Cape Colony, South Africa