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James Wheeler, SV/PROG

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: England, UK
Death: circa 1831 (42-58)
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa (Died of wounds in border war with Xhosas )
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Wheeler and Sarah Wheeler
Husband of Harriett Elizabeth Wheeler, SM/PROG
Father of Isaac Wheeler; Thomas Wheeler; Martha Wheeler; Ann Ingram, SM; Harriet Elizabeth Calverley and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Wheeler; Benjamin Wheeler and Ann Wheeler

Occupation: Shopkeeper (UK); Farmer (SA)
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About James Wheeler, SV/PROG

1820 English Settler

James Wheeler 39, Farmer, together with his wife Harriet Elizabeth Pepper 35, and their 4 children, were members of Willson's Party of 307 people on the Settler ship La Belle Alliance.

Party originated from London.

Departure The Downs, Deal, Kent, England on 12 February 1820. Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 2 May 1820. Final Port Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth at the end of May.

Area Allocated to the Party : Beaufort Vale on the Bush River.

Children :

  • Martha Wheeler 13
  • Ann Wheeler 11
  • Harriet Wheeler 8
  • Richard James Wheeler 2

Baptism not yet positively confirmed.

Recorded as shopkeeper in Old Street London (profession) on baptism records of his children.

1820 British Settler. Arrived in Port Elizabeth on 3 April 1820 on board La Belle Alliance from Gravesend (Downs) England on 12 February 1820. Part of Willson's Party. According to "The Journals of Sophia Pigot", the ship sailed on 14th. Master of the ship was Rolfe.


Drew up will while resident on Beaufort Vale, District Albany, Cape on 2 December 1829 Allotments in Beaufort Vale, one which he acquired from Benjamin Hall, transferred to his sons Richard, Peter and James 29/07/1847.

Died due to wounds obtained in one of the Wars with the Xhosas

MARRIAGE: Banns of marriage published on three Sundays, 6/13/20 May 1804

Sources for James Wheeler Life: Lower Albany Chronical Pt 3 1841 - 1850 . Transfer of allotments to sons.

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James Wheeler, SV/PROG's Timeline

November 29, 1781
Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 22
Age 23
September 23, 1805
Age 24
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
July 17, 1807
Age 26
July 14, 1811
Age 30
London, England
May 18, 1818
Age 37
London, England