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Matthew Adams, Jnr. SV/PROG

Birthplace: Hackney, London, England
Death: Died in Cape Town, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthew Adams, Snr.
Husband of Rhoda Byrne, SM and Jane Nicholson, SM
Father of Martha Elizabeth Adams; Eliza Jane Adams; Rhoda Jane Adams; Matthew James Adams; Elizabeth Adams and 2 others

Occupation: Watchmaker
Managed by: Daan Botes Away in Zambia
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About Matthew Adams, Jnr. SV/PROG

1820 British Settler


Matthew Adams 20, was a member of Bailie's Party of 256 Settlers on the Chapman.

Party originated from London.

Departed London, 3 December 1819. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 17 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 10 April 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : Wellington and Palmiet Rivers - Cuylerville


  • Spouse: 1) Rhoda Byrne b. 1808 Lewes, Sussex, to Alex & Elizth. Byrne, d. 21 Aug 1839 age 31 Cape Town. 2) Jane Nicholson.
  • Marriage Date: 1825
  • Marriage Place: Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
  • Place of Death: Cape Town, Cape, South Africa

Notes: Bailie’s party of 1820 settlers; listed in Bailie settler book and Cosser files. DN 6/9/1852, father listed as Matthew Adams, watchmaker. CO 1326 no. 54; CO 178, 9.9.1822. Matthew left the party in August 1822 and established himself as a watch-and clock-maker in Cape Town. He married Rhoda Byrne, eldest daughter of his fellow-emigrant Alexander Byrne, in 1825. DN 3710/1839. After her death in 1839, he married Jane Nicholson. His children were:

Elizabeth 1826 Cape Town; Matthew 1828 Cape Town, James 1830 Cape Town, Rhoda 1832 Cape Town, and Ellen 1834 Cape Town.

He installed the tower clock in St. George’s Church, Cape Town, in 1834.

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Matthew Adams, Jnr. SV/PROG's Timeline

London, England
August 8, 1825
Age 25
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 26
Age 29
November 28, 1830
Age 30
Age 32
Age 33
April 27, 1840
Age 40
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
August 8, 1847
Age 47
October 3, 1852
Age 52
Cape Town, South Africa