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About Emma Heathcote

Source: Phillips, 1820 settler edited by Arthur-Keppel Jones Extract of letter from Charlotte Phillips to her sister - 6 August 1826

"Emma's studies require a great deal of attention, she grows rapidly, and is thought by every one to be the flower of the flock. She went with us and saw Grahamstown for the first time, she was very much admired, and promises at present to be really a beauty."

1820 British Settler

Thomas Philipps Leader of this Party, together with his wife Charlotte Harriet Arbouin 41, and 7 children, were members Philipp's Party of 30 people on the Kennersley Castle.

Party originated from Pembrokeshire, Wales

Departure Bristol, 10 January 1820. Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 29 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 29 April 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : Bush River - Philipps named the location Lampeter, after the Carmarthenshire village of Lampeter Velfrey.

Children :

  • Catherine Philipps 17,
  • Edward Philipps 16,
  • Charlotte Philipps 14
  • Sophia Philipps 12,
  • Frederick Philipps 10,
  • Emma Philipps 6,
  • John Philipps 4.

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Emma Heathcote's Timeline

1814
1814
Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales
1839
December 2, 1839
Age 25
1841
June 14, 1841
Age 27
June 14, 1841
Age 27
1842
1842
Age 28
South Africa
1848
1848
Age 34
Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1850
November 7, 1850
Age 36
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1853
1853
Age 39
1858
July 20, 1858
Age 44
Durban, South Africa