Joseph Oldham, SV/PROG 1

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Joseph Oldham, SV/PROG 1

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Oldham and Mary Oldham
Husband of Dorcas Smith, SM/PROG
Father of Harriet Oldham; Mary Anne Wicksteed; Beliza Samual Oldham; Lucretia Wesley Selwyn and Josepha Dorcas Powrie
Brother of Harriet Oldham; Mary Ann Oldham; Nathaniel Oldham; William Oldham; Beliza Oldham and 9 others

Occupation: Master Mariner
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About Joseph Oldham, SV/PROG 1

Joseph Oldham was a Master Mariner by trade.

See BAILIE'S PARTY for full details of the party

"No. 33 on the Colonial Department list, led by John Bailie of 7 Manchester Buildings, Westminster, London, a civil servant who had held the position of Secretary to the British War Claims Commission. Bailie was introduced to the Colonial Department by an influential patron, William Huskisson, MP for Chichester, Commissioner for Wood and Forests and a former Under-Secretary to the Colonial Department, and his application to emigrate was one of the first to be accepted.

This was one of the three large joint-stock parties (Bailie's, Sephton's and Willson's) with a high proportion of skilled tradesmen and professional men, which were intended to form 'village centres' in the new Albany settlement."

...The remnants of two other London parties were absorbed into Bailie's: James Leader, John Leonard and William Nobbs with their leader James Hoole, and Thomas and Edwin Oldham, Richard Taylor, Thomas Mills and Thomas Saunders with their leader Joseph Oldham"

  • OLDHAM, Edwin 21. Shopkeeper.
  • OLDHAM, Joseph 33. Master mariner. w Dorcas 30. c Harriet 12, Mary Anne 7, Lucretia 3, Josepha 1.
  • OLDHAM, Thomas Wesley 27. Shopkeeper.

Further reading MD Nash, Bailie's Party of 1820 Settlers (Cape Town, AA Balkema, 1892).

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Joseph Oldham, SV/PROG 1's Timeline

January 16, 1786
Melton, Suffolk, England
Suffolk, England
March 31, 1807
Age 21
February 29, 1812
Age 26
April 5, 1814
Age 28
May 20, 1816
Age 30
April 16, 1819
Age 33
City of London, Greater London, UK
April 27, 1858
Age 72
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa