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Edward James

Birthplace: Westbury, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Taylor James, SV/PROG and Elizabeth James
Husband of Sarah Bradley (Randall)
Father of Sarah Jane Ewing; Mary Ann Inglethorpe; Sarah Jane James and Mary Ann James
Brother of Elizabeth Ann James; Stephen James; Thomas Samuel James, Snr; Thomas James and Samuel William James
Half brother of Mary Inglethorpe (James); James James; Susannah James; Susannah Isabel Lloyd; Elizabeth Rhoda Hepburn and 2 others

Managed by: Melinda Ena Machielse
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About Edward James

1820 British Settler


Samuel Taylor James, 31, together with his wife Elizabeth James, 33, and 5 children were members of James' Party of 60 Settlers on the Weymouth. Samuel was Leader of this Party.

Party originated from Wiltshire.

Departed London, 7 January 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 16 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Bethany on the Lynedoch River - the location being known early as Bethany.

Children :

  • Edward James 8
  • Elizabeth James 5
  • Stephen James 2
  • Thomas James (died at Portsmouth),
  • Samuel William James (died at sea)

DN - information posted by Lynn MacLeod on 1820 Settlers FB page

  • 1. Name of deceased: Edward James
  • 2. Birthplace of deceased: England
  • 3. Names of parents of deceased: Samuel and Ester James of James Party near Bathurst in the district of Albany
  • 4. Age of deceased: 28 years of life
  • 5. Condition in life (occupation): Farmer
  • 6. Ordinary place of residence: --
  • 7. Married or unmarried, widower or widow: Married
  • a) Name of surviving spouse: --
  • b) Name or names and approximate date of death of previous spouse or

Spouses: --

  • c) Place of last marriage:--
  • 8. The day of decease: On Aug 24 1841
  • 9. At what house or where the person died: At his father-in-law James
  • Randall in Bowker’s (Place ?) (Plain ?) near Bathurst
  • 10. Names of children of deceased, and whether majors or minors (Stating
  • separately those born of different marriages):
  • 11. Sarah Jane James age 2 years 1 month
  • 12. Mary Ann James age 7 months
  • a) Whether deceased has left any property, and of what kind: 1 Waggon 12
  • Oxen 3 cows 2 heifers 1 ox yearling 70 Pounds Sterling.
  • b) The deceased has left a will:
  • Dated at…….the………… of…………………………
  • Signature: Sarah James (State in what capacity) (Wife)
  • Filed: 18 March 1842


"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 16 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 48 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

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Edward James's Timeline

July 17, 1811
Westbury, Wiltshire, England
January 14, 1840
Age 28
July 26, 1841
Age 30
Grahamstown, Cape Of Good Hope, South Africa
August 24, 1841
Age 30
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
South Africa