George Francis Blackbeard, Sr.

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George Francis Blackbeard, Sr.

Birthplace: London, UK
Death: May 19, 1882 (66)
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Grahamstown, Western District, EC, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Blackbeard, Sr. SV/PROG and Elizabeth Blackbeard, SM/PROG
Husband of Susannha Blackbeard and Susannah Blackbeard
Father of Samuel Blackbeard; Elizabeth Susannah Smith; George Francis Blackbeard, Jnr; Luke Blackbeard; John Blackbeard and 9 others
Brother of Robert Blackbeard; Charles Blackbeard; Frederick William Blackbeard; Cordelia Long and Elizabeth Blackbeard
Half brother of Richard Hayhurst, Jnr and Mary Ann Hayhurst

Occupation: He was the founder of Blackbeard Boot & Shoe Warehouse in Grahamstown, Business man, Captain, Fingo Levy.
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About George Francis Blackbeard, Sr.

George Francis Blackbeard - Born 5 Dec 1815, christened 4 Feb 1816, Upper Street Independent, Islington, Middlesex, England.

He married Susan Harvey and then Susannah Elizabeth Warren. He went out to SA (between 21 November 1853 when his son William died in England) and 20 Oct 1854 when Amelia Eliza was born in SA.

He was the founder of G.F Blackbeard Boot & Shoe Warehouse. No 27 Bathurst Street, Grahamstown. Circa: 1862. The same family traded on this site for more than a century and a quarter.

George Francis Blackbeard -


1820 British Settler

Francis Blackbeard 3, together with his parents and brother, 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 : Krap River - they called their location Rivers Dale in honour of the Landdrost of Albany, Harry Rivers

Children :

  • Francis Blackbeard 3,
  • Robert Blackbeard 1.


Francis Blackbeard was born in Middlesex, near London, on the 21 December 1816. Aged 2, Mr Blackbeard and family emigrated to South Africa in 1820. They were members of the Rowles party from London which sailed aboard the Nautilus from Deptford to Port Elizabeth. From there they were transported by ox wagon to their allotted land on the Eastern Frontier of the Cape Colony.

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George Francis Blackbeard, Sr.'s Timeline

December 5, 1815
London, UK
February 4, 1816
Islington, London, England
October 24, 1847
England, United Kingdom
February 24, 1849
London, United Kingdom
August 23, 1850
August 23, 1850
London, Greater London, UK
October 24, 1852
October 20, 1854