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Francis Blackbeard, Sr. SV/PROG

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Islington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 9, 1833 (37-45)
Bathurst, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Blackbeard and Mary Blackbeard
Husband of Elizabeth Blackbeard, SM/PROG
Father of George Francis Blackbeard, Sr.; Francis Blackbeard, Jr; Robert Blackbeard; Charles Blackbeard; Frederick William Blackbeard and 2 others

Managed by: Catherine Lynette Mill
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About Francis Blackbeard, Sr. SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Francis Blackbeard 27, Silversmith, together with his wife Elizabeth Toynbee 27 and their two children, were members of Rowles Party of 27 Settlers on the Settler Ship Nautilus.

Party originated from London.

Departure London, 3 December 1819 Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 17 March 1820 Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 14 April 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : Kap River - they called their location Rivers Dale in honour of the Landdrost of Albany, Harry Rivers

Children :

  • Francis Blackbeard 3,
  • Robert Blackbeard 1.


1820 settler (and subsequent party leader). Sailed from, London aboard the Nautilus as part of Thomas Rowle's party of 27 people. Arrived in Cape Town 17 March 1820 (10 families) Arrived in Algoa Bay on 14 April 1820 and reached location 40 on the right bank of the Kap River 9 May. Named the area Rivers Town or Rivers Dale in honour of the Landdrost of Albany, Harry Rivers. Rowles abandoned the location in 1821 and was succeeded by Francis Blackbeard as director .

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Francis Blackbeard, Sr. SV/PROG's Timeline

Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
December 5, 1815
Age 23
London, UK
December 21, 1816
Age 24
London, Middlesex, England
January 26, 1819
Age 27
August 1821
Age 29
Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 30
Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 6, 1827
Age 35
Port Frances (Port Alfred), Eastern Cape, South Africa
June 9, 1833
Age 41
Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 41