William James Muir

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About William James Muir

1820 Settler Departed 15 Feb 1820 Gravesend, Kent, England

Sephton's party on the Brilliant

-------------------- "Both the Settlers' sons followed their father's trade as tailors. William James started his own business at Salem in 1837, but returned to Grahamstown five years later. From the year 1855, he and his family were living at Waterval, near Queenstown, and in the following decade at Bushes Hoek and Sterkfontein in the district of Cradock.

W J Muir, aged 87 was burried at Dordrecht on 26/12/1905. "He was born in London, but his parents were Scotch. They resided for some time in Ghahamstown and Salem. For the last 30 years Mr Muir lived in the Woodhouse District, and for the last 25 years of his life he was quite blind". (GTJ2/1/1906)

"William James Muir - at Dordrecht on 26th December the funeral took place of Mr W J Muir, aged 87 years. He was brought to the Colony by his parents, Settlers of 1820, when he was only two years of age. He was born in London but his parents were Scotch. They resided for some time in Grahamstown and Salem. For the last thirty years Mr Muir resided in Woodhouse District and for 25 years was quite blind".

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William James Muir's Timeline

1818
September 25, 1818
London, Middlesex, Greater London, UK
1842
August 22, 1842
Age 23
Grahamstown, EC, South Africa
1844
July 29, 1844
Age 25
Grahamstown, EC, South Africa
1847
September 11, 1847
Age 28
Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa
1849
June 17, 1849
Age 30
Tarkastad, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1852
February 27, 1852
Age 33
Tarkastad, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1854
February 11, 1854
Age 35
Tarkastad, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1855
November 13, 1855
Age 37
Tarkastad, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1859
November 22, 1859
Age 41
Tarkastad, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1862
April 13, 1862
Age 43
Tarkastad, Eastern Cape, South Africa