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Benjamin Reckless Palmer

Also Known As: "Redes Palmer"
Birthdate: (35)
Birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: July 25, 1843 (31-39)
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of George Sherry Palmer, Snr, SV/PROG and Millicent Mary Ann Palmer, SM/PROG
Husband of Mary Ann Palmer
Father of Millicent Sarah Miles; Catherine Susan Filmer and Adelaide Reckless Palmer
Brother of Gervase Palmer; Millicent Dell; George Palmer, Jnr; Henry Palmer; William Palmer and 5 others

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About Benjamin Reckless Palmer

1820 British Settler

Benjamin Palmer 12, together with his parents and 3 siblings, was a member of Thomas Calton's Party of 167 Settlers on the Settler Ship Albury.

Party originated from Nottinghamshire.

Departed Liverpool, 13 February 1820. Arrived Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 1st May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Torrens River - named Clumber after Clumber Park, the seat of the Duke of Newcastle, Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Committee.

Children :

  • Gervase Palmer 14
  • Benjamin Palmer 12
  • George Palmer 8
  • Matilda Palmer 2

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 13 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 37 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

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Benjamin Reckless Palmer's Timeline

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
February 4, 1832
Age 24
Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 22, 1833
Age 25
Cape Colony, South Africa
January 3, 1835
Age 27
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 25, 1843
Age 35
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 27, 1843
Age 35
Bathurst, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa