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John Parkin, Snr. SV/PROG

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Topsham, Devon, England
Death: October 13, 1856 (69)
Baakens River Farm, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of William Parkin and Sarah Parkin
Husband of Elizabeth Abraham Parkin, SM/PROG and Maria Dorothea Parkin, SM
Father of William Parkin; John Parkin, Jnr.; Elizabeth Titterton; Robert Parkin; Jane Parkin and 9 others
Brother of William Parkin, SV/PROG; Charlotte Parkin; Sarah Parkin; Charlotte Parkin; Isaac Parkin and 4 others

Occupation: Farmer, Businessman, Lower North Street, Exeter, Devon, England
Managed by: Patricia Ann Seaton
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About John Parkin, Snr. SV/PROG

Death Notice



1820 British Settler

John Parkin 32, Carpenter and Leader of this Party, together with his wife Elizabeth Howard 30, and their 4 children, were members of John Parkin's Party of 30 Settlers on the Weymouth.

Party originated from Devon.

  • Departed London, 7 January 1820.
  • Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 16 April 1820.
  • Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Kariega River. Their location is called Devonshire Farm.

Children :

  • William Parkin 9
  • John Parkin 6
  • Robert Parkin 2
  • Jane Parkin I

He dropped dead on his way to an auction to buy what became known as Union Castle corner. He had a large sum of money in his pocket. He was originally buried on Baakens River Farm but was later moved to St george's Cemetery along with other members of his family. His farm is now an industrial estate.


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John Parkin, Snr. SV/PROG's Timeline

August 2, 1787
Topsham, Devon, England
June 28, 1810
Age 22
London, England
January 8, 1813
Age 25
Exeter, Devonshire, England
July 2, 1815
Age 27
Exeter, Devon, England
April 17, 1817
Age 29
Devonshire, England
Age 30
July 20, 1821
Age 33
December 27, 1823
Age 36
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 11, 1824
Age 37
Port Elizabeth