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Andrew King

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Cam (near Dursley), Gloucestershire, England
Death: July 14, 1881 (66)
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Place of Burial: Old Grahamstown Cemetery, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Philip Richard King, SV/PROG and Anna Maria King, SM/PROG
Husband of Eliza King, b5
Father of Elizabeth Susanna King; Sarah Ann King; Charles Philip King; Emily King and Emily DAVIES "Muddy"
Brother of Richard Philip King; Elizabeth Greene; John King; Lois Priddle; Rhoda Wade (King) and 2 others

Occupation: Carpenter
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About Andrew King

1820 British Settler


Andrew King 5, together with his parents and 2 siblings, were members of Samuel Bradshaw's Party of 64 emmigrants on the Settler Ship Kennersley Castle.

Party originated from Gloucestershire.

Departed Bristol, 10 January 1820. Arrived Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 29 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 29 April 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Lemon Valley on the Torrens River - New Gloucester

Children :

  • Richard Philip King 8
  • Andrew King 5
  • Elizabeth King 3.


An 1820 settler, part of the Bradshaw party on the Kennersley Castle.

On 10 January 1820, he came out with his parents Phillip King 30 and his wife Anna Maria King (Silverstone) 30 as an 1820 settler family. He arrived in the hot dry land of South Africa with his parents and brothers and sisters and the other 1820 Settlers. The family settled near Bathurst. In 1853 he was a carpenter and worked at Lawrence St., Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

He was the 2nd born and his brothers and sisters were:

1. Richard Philip King,   b. 26 NOV 1811, Cam, near Dursley, Gloucestershire, England ,   d. 10 NOV 1871, Isipingo, Natal, South Africa  
 3. Elizabeth King,   b. 1817, Cam, near Dursley, Gloucestershire, England ,   d. 1887, Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa  
 4. John King,   b. 1819, Cam, near Dursley, Gloucestershire, England ,   d. 11 APR 1901, Newton, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa  
 5. Louisa Ann King,   b. 5 APR 1821, New Gloucester, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa  
 6. Rhoda King,   b. 1823,   d. 30 JUL 1901, Krugersdorp, Transvaal, South Africa  
 7. Maria King,   b. 1825, New Gloucester, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa  
 8. Susanna King,   b. 1827 

He married Eliza Kestell on 30 Nov 1838 at St Georges Anglican Cathedral, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Eliza King (Kestell) died on 16 AUG 1905, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Eliza died at the home of her son-in-law, Henry Hill (Sarah's husband), at the age of 84 years. If this age is correct then Eliza was born after her parents arrived in SA. If not, then she could be the Elizabeth (8) that sailed with her parents in 1820.


1. Elizabeth Susannah King

2. Sarah Ann King

3. Charles Phillip King

4. Emily King

5. Emily Silverstone King B 13 Apr 1848, Grahamstown (MUDDY)

Andrew was the brother of Richard (Dick ) King b. 1813 famed for his heroic ride to summon help for the beseiged British army in 1842 (by Afrikaaners). He set out with a Zulu man and travelled over 1000 miles on horseback through hostile territory in 10 days to Grahamstown. Bolstered with reinforcements, the British Army won the battle against the Afrikaaners.

The following is a bit of history about Andrew King:


Graham's Town Journal CO53/16 National Archives, Kew, London

Transcribed by Sue Mackay

Saturday 25 March 1848



The undersigned persons are hereby informed that compensation has been awarded to them for losses sustained by them of wagons, oxen etc during the war with the Kaffir Tribes, between the months of April and December 1846, and which will be payable at this office on the 5th April next.


Andrew died in 14 JUL 1881at home at 5 African St Grahamstown Cape, Buried old Cemetry Grahamstown

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Andrew King's Timeline

August 11, 1814
Cam (near Dursley), Gloucestershire, England
March 26, 1815
Cam, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Age 2
Cam, near Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
November 17, 1839
Age 25
June 13, 1841
Age 26
October 23, 1843
Age 29
December 30, 1845
Age 31
April 13, 1848
Age 33
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

Emily was born on 13 April 1848