William Henry Purdon, Snr

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William Henry Purdon, Snr

Birthplace: Kanpur, Kanpur Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Death: Died in Clumber, Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of John William Henry Purdon, SV/PROG and Mary Clifford Purdon, SM/PROG
Husband of Elizabeth Purdon
Father of Charles Purdon; Selina Ann Bartlett; Thomas Henry Purdon; William Henry Purdon, Jnr; Isabella Ann Purdon and 9 others
Brother of Henry Gordon Purdon; Elizabeth Ann Cockcroft; Charles Purdon, Died at sea; Isabella Purdon; Mary Staples and 4 others

Managed by: Wendy Montague Bell
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About William Henry Purdon, Snr

1820 British Settler


John Purdon 40, Army pensioner, late Sergt, 53rd Foot, together with his wife Mary Clifford Harrison 34, atogether with 4 children, were members of Thomas Willson's Party of 307 Settlers on the La Belle Alliance.

Party originated from London.

Departed London, 12 February 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 2 May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Beaufort Vale on the Bush River Lynedoch River

Children :

  • William Henry Purdon 11
  • Henry Gordon Purdon 9
  • Elizabeth Ann Purdon 5
  • Charles Purdon 2 (died at sea)


"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23580-59321-29?cc=1468076&wc=MCM6-QWB:44975801,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 14 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 43 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

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William Henry Purdon, Snr's Timeline

September 26, 1808
Kanpur, Kanpur Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
June 5, 1837
Age 28
Bathurst, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
March 18, 1838
Age 29
Clumber, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 12, 1839
Age 30
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
November 12, 1840
Age 32
Bathurst, South Africa
March 16, 1842
Age 33
Clumber, Cape Province, South Africa
January 6, 1844
Age 35
Clumber, South Africa
August 12, 1845
Age 36
Tarsus, Clumber, South Africa
September 23, 1846
Age 37
Clumber, Cape Province, South Africa
July 28, 1848
Age 39
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa