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Edward Damant, SV/PROG 3

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk, England
Death: July 27, 1863 (73-81)
Table Farm, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of William Damant and Elizabeth Damant
Husband of Mary Damant, SM/PROG
Father of Ann Damant; William Edward Damant; Louisa Mathilda Damant and Hugh Atherstone Damant
Brother of William Castell Damant; Charlotte Maria Damant; Catherine Susannah Damant; Elizabeth Damant; Dr. Guybon Damant and 5 others

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About Lieut. Edward Damant, SV/PROG 3

1820 British Settler

Lieut. Edward Damant 33, together with his wife Mary Damant 26, and daughter, were members of Damant's Party of 57 Settlers on the Settler Ship Ocean.

Party originated from Norfolk.

Departed London, 13 December 1819. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 9 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth - 15 April 1920

Area Allocated to the Party : The old Waaiplaats barracks, then to the Gamtoos River. They were located at the source of the Kaffir Kraal River but the location was at once rejected by Lieutenant Damant and they moved to the Gamtoos River, their settlement being called Lammas.

Child :

  • Louisa Mathilda Damant 2


Edward Damant, (1786 - 1863) was a Lieut. in the 38th Regt. and served through the Peninsular War, taking part in the Siege of Walcheren and the storming of Badajos. Two breaches had been blown through the walls of the Badajos and so an assault was planned. The main attack was to be on the large breach while Lt. Edward Damant was to lead the 'forlorn hope' on the small breach, not a very pleasant duty. The main attack met with such strong resistance that they were unable to get through while Damant's forlorn hope stormed through the smaller breach and managed to set fire to the powder magazine. Up went the magazine and down came the flag, and Badajos was captured.

The Damant family held the manor of Lammas near Norwich for nearly a century, and some of their ancestors are buried in St. Andrew's Church, Lammas, where there are several memorial stones showing the arms of Damant impaled with Eyre, Sancroft, Guybon and Castell. Thomas Damant inherited the Manor of Lammas by his marriage with Maria, daughter and heiress of Edward Eyre (+1709).


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Lieut. Edward Damant, SV/PROG 3's Timeline

June 20, 1786
Lammas with Little Hautbois, Norfolk, England
June 20, 1786
Age 20
Age 31
Age 37
South Africa
March 18, 1830
Age 43
South Africa
July 27, 1863
Age 77
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa