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John Jobson, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Lighthorne, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of James Jobson and Sarah Jobson
Husband of Sarah Jobson, SM/PROG
Father of Mary Ann Smithdorf; James Theunis Jobson; Sarah Daniels; Eliza Palm; Ellen Nancy Balne and 4 others
Brother of William Jobson; Charles Jobson; Hannah Bates and Elizabeth? Jobson
Half brother of James Jobson and John Jobson

Managed by: Jennifer Ann Goldhill
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About John Jobson, SV/PROG

"England, Warwickshire Parish Registers, 1535-1984," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 April 2016), Warwickshire > Lighthorne > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1735-1813 > image 15 of 34; Record Office, Warwick.


  • Baptism record 12 June 1796, Lighthorne: "England, Warwickshire Parish Registers, 1535-1984," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 February 2016), James Jobson in entry for John Jobson, 12 Jun 1796, Christening; citing Lighthorne, Warwickshire, England, Record Office, Warwick; FHL microfilm 549,948.' (See also attached source document.)
  • 1820 British Settler: John Jobson 21, Labourer, together with his wife. Sarah Butler 20, were members of Parker's Party of Settlers on the East Indian. (See for more details about Parker's Party.) Departure Deptford, London, 27 Dec 1819; arrived Cork, Ireland 22 Jan 1820; departed Cork, 12 February 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 1 May 1820. Final Port Saldhana Bay. (NOTE: It says he was 21, but baptism record indicates June 1796, which would make him 23???.)
  • John and Sarah were amongst those who obtained colonial passes to enable them to seek work in Cape Town, rather than settle at Clanwilliam (Westen Cape) or Albany (Eastern Cape), where many families from the same party settled.
  • : Last Name: Jobson; First Name: John; Date of Birth: 1798; Place of Birth: from Lighthorne, Warwick, England; ...; Spouse: Sarah Butler b. 1799 Harbury, Warwick, d. 10 Jan 1875 age 76 Rondebosch, Cape.; Marriage Date: 12 Oct 1818; Marriage Place: Harbury, Warwick, England; Notes: Parker’s party of 1820 settlers. IGI. DN 2791/1876. ; Children: William b. Feb 1834 d. 16 Mar 1834 Somerset Hospital, Cape; Mary Anne m. Reynolds; Ellen Navey m. William Balne; Sarah m. Geroge Daniels; Charlotte m. Henry Cooper; Maria m. Vorkerell [sic - meant to be Dockrill].
  • NOTE (1): He is almost certainly NOT the Jobson mentioned in some correspondence transcribed here from another 1820 Settler, Miles Bowker: - as that Jobson lived in Northumberland and Bowker's party was from that area.
  • NOTE (2): This Jobson family does not appear to be related to the John Baillie Jobson (b. 1836, Dundee) and his 3 sons, all born in Scotland, died Cape Colony and buried in Kimberley Gladstone Cemetery:
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John Jobson, SV/PROG's Timeline

June 12, 1796
Lighthorne, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Lighthorne, Warwickshire, England
Age 24
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
January 4, 1821
Age 25
Age 32
Age 33
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
May 27, 1831
Age 35
Wynberg, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
February 19, 1834
Age 38
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
June 24, 1835
Age 39
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa