Robert Foxcroft, Snr. SV/PROG

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Robert Foxcroft, Snr. SV/PROG

Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Salford Farm, Peddie, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Fredericksburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of George Foxcroft and Margaret Andrews
Husband of Ann Foxcroft, SM/PROG
Father of Margaret Ellen Cumberland Gradwell, SM; Thomas Cumberland Foxcroft; James Jeremiah Foxcroft; Robert Foxcroft, Jnr; William Foxcroft and 3 others
Brother of Abigail Foxcroft

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About Robert Foxcroft, Snr. SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Robert Foxcroft 38 Plasterer, together with his wife Ann Cumberland 40, and 6 children, were members of Hayhurst's Party of 107 people on the Settler ship, John.

Party originated from Lancashire, England.

Departed Liverpool, 13 January 1820. Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 19 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, May 1820.

Area allocated to the Party : Trappes Valley

Children :

  • Margaret Foxcroft 20
  • Thomas Foxcroft 13
  • James Foxcroft 11
  • Robert Foxcroft 9
  • William Foxcroft 7
  • John Foxcroft 3



Sue MacKay added this to the Rootsweb South African Immigrants list -

Margaret's mother had been Ann (Nancy) Cumberland, and came from Lancaster. As Ancestry have recently uploaded original parish registers for Lancashire in the same way as they did for the London LMA records, I had a quick look, and there are numerous original records for the FOXCROFT and CUMBERLAND families to be viewed.

The marriage of Robert and Ann took place on St.Mary, Lancaster on 30 September 1798 and was by licence. Robert made his mark but Ann signed her name. The witnesses were William HODGSON and Francis HOLMES. As well as an original image of the marriage entry, which doesn't give any further information, there is also an original image of the marriage licence. NB this is two pages, so you have to click the forward arrow. Part of it reads: On the 29th day of September in the Year of our Lord seventeen hundred and ninety eight the within-named Robert FOXCROFT of the Town and parish of Lancaster, Plasterer, aged twenty three years and upwards, appeared personally and alledged that he intended to marry with Ann CUMBERLAND, spinster, within-named, aged twenty three years....

Original images of baptisms in the same church are available for both

  • Ann CUMBERLAND 9 May 1770 daughter of Thomas
  • Robert FOXCROFT 24 June 1771 son of George
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Robert Foxcroft, Snr. SV/PROG's Timeline

June 24, 1771
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
June 24, 1771
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
June 24, 1771
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
September 30, 1798
Age 27
Lancaster, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
August 27, 1799
Age 28
Lancaster, Lancashire, UK
Age 30
Age 32
February 5, 1806
Age 34
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Age 36
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Age 37