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About D'urban Dyason

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 06 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 17 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

St. Mary's Cemetery, Port Elizabeth

AB/E18: Plot Owner : Durban Dyson 18 May 1895 and June 1865

Sacred to the memory of D'Urban DYASON, b. 19 Sep 1837, d. 31 Jul 1901;

Eldest son of George and Elizabeth DYASON;

Also his beloved wife, Susan Hester Wilhelmina DYASON, d. 23 May 1911;

"He giveth His beloved sleep"

Sacred to the memory of George DYASON, d. 7 Aug 1862, aged 71 yrs.; h.o. Elizabeth, d. 19 Feb 1865, aged 65 yrs;

"God was their hope"

Also Sidney, 4th s.o. D'Urban DYASON, d. ? Dec 1869, aged 5 (?) mths.

1820 Settlers/Leader of the DYASON Party. s.s. Zoroaster.

D'Urban DYASON, b. 1837, s.o. George and Elizabeth and Godchild of Sir Benjamin D'URBAN was articled to a Cape Town Attorney. He was admitted to the Side Bar in 1859. While in Cape Town he met and married a daughter of Dirk VAN BREDA of Oranjezicht. They moved to Graaff Reinet but later moved to Port Elizabeth where he started a successful law practice. They were great entertainers and their house was for many decades a scene of "vigorous social life".

There were two daughters, Susan who married Louis CLOETE and lived at Constantia and Florence who married Richard Shaw SMITH. The 3 sons, engineers and a lawyer, had no children. When the children left home, DYASON sold his home, "Durban House", in Western Road, Port Elizabeth and moved to "Rokeby" in Twickenham Road, Central [close to Fort Frederick]. His death in 1901 was mourned by the whole town.

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D'urban Dyason's Timeline

September 13, 1837
District Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
June 29, 1861
Age 23
February 18, 1863
Age 25
March 3, 1865
Age 27
Age 29
July 31, 1901
Age 63