William Henry Knox, SV/PROG (c.1779 - 1852)

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Birthplace: Dumfries, Scotland
Death: Died in Cape Town, Cape, South Africa
Occupation: Tailor
Managed by: June Barnes
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About William Henry Knox, SV/PROG

Record of Marriage (see Smart Match) gives father's name as William Knox - conflicting information with that on GENI.

November 16 1826, Wynberg, Cape. William writes to Honourable Major Richard Bourke, Lieutenant Governor and Commander of the forces at the Cape of Good Hope. It is a very faded handwritten document, the following is a precis:


He served in the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders for nearly 14 years and was discharged therefrom in 1817 with out receiving any pension or benefit.

He has since carried on his business as a tailor for the support of his wife and large family.

His wife Mary died on September 30 1826 in 'Child Bed', that infant is still living.

As a result he is left with a child and six young children totally unprovided for & quite unprepared & incapable of taking care of themselves.

Requests a position in the police or other in any of the country districts.

http://trees.ancestry.co.uk/tree/4400760/person/-1607855328/story/6c996853-d357-42f4-b586-5fac44b11ac9?src=search

Ancestry tree owner - kenandvickifawcett

There is conflicting information in this tree - SAG Vol 4 page 359 and the information on Geni don't Tally - there is much to be gleaned from the Ancestry Tree - and people with an interest or connection to the tree may want to contact the owner -Ken and Vicy Fawcett. Please let me know if you need assistance here as I have a world wide account on Ancestry. CJB.

  • DEPOT KAB
  • SOURCE CO
  • TYPE LEER
  • VOLUME_NO 3932
  • SYSTEM 00
  • REFERENCE 510
  • PART 1
  • DESCRIPTION MEMORIALS RECEIVED. WILLIAM HENRY KNOX. SOLICITING EMPLOYMENT.
  • STARTING 1826
  • ENDING 1826

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  • TYPE LEER
  • VOLUME_NO 7/1/212
  • SYSTEM 01
  • REFERENCE 16
  • PART 1
  • DESCRIPTION KNOX, WILLIAM HENRY. INVENTORY.
  • STARTING 18520000
  • ENDING 18520000
  • REMARKS FILED 1852.

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  • SOURCE MOOC
  • TYPE LEER
  • VOLUME_NO 6/9/59
  • SYSTEM 01
  • REFERENCE 1514
  • PART 1
  • DESCRIPTION KNOX, WILLIAM HENRY. DEATH NOTICE.
  • STARTING 1852
  • ENDING 1852
                                                                 
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William Henry Knox, SV/PROG's Timeline

1779
1779
Dumfries, Scotland
1784
August 2, 1784
Age 5
East Lothian, Scotland
August 2, 1784
Age 5
Haddington, East Lothian
1800
November 4, 1800
Age 21
East Lothian, Scotland
1808
1808
Age 29
1813
6, 1813
Age 34
1818
1, 1818
Age 39
1819
4, 1819
Age 40
Caledon
1823
1823
Age 44
Wynberg, Cape Town
1827
September 1827
Age 48
St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town