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Patience Ann Freemantle (Ford)

Birthdate: (22)
Birthplace: Warminster, Wiltshire, England UK
Death: February 16, 1828 (22)
Clumber near Bathurst
Place of Burial: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Ford, SV/PROG and Jane Ford, SM/PROG
Wife of Richard Freemantle, Jnr
Mother of William Richard Freemantle
Sister of Dinah Dicks, SM; John Ford; Elizabeth Wheeldon; Maria Dicks and James Ford

Managed by: Bruce Dallaway Deary
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About Patience Ann Freemantle

1820 British Settler


Patience Ford 13 , together with her parents and 4 siblings, were members of Edward Ford's Party of 42 Settlers on the Weymouth. Patience was the daughter of Party Leader Edward Ford.

Party originated from Wiltshire.

Departed London, 7 January 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town on 16 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Lynedoch River

Siblings :

  • Dinah Ford 21
  • James Ford 17
  • John Ford 16
  • Elizabeth Ford 11


"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Cathedral > image 10 of 71; William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.


Richard Freemantle's* marriage to Patience Ford* was witnessed by William Bear, the service being taken by the Rev. William Geary and it was held and recorded in the Baptist Church in Grahamstown. Patience Ford* was the daughter of Edward* and Jane Ford*, her father being the head of Ford's party, from Wiltshire, who travelled out on the 'Weymouth'. She was born in 1806 or 1807 and came of a family of four children, two brothers, James* (born1803) and John* (born 1804) and a younger sister, Elizabeth* (born 1809). Later Elizabeth* married John Willden*

On arrival in Albany, the Ford party was moved three times before their location was settled. It lay across the river from Mahoney's location.

[Perhaps Richard went there seeking work after being discharged from Mahoney's party]

The Ford family, who knew nothing of agriculture, moved to Grahamstown in 1827 and opened a bakery there on 31.8.1832. Patience Ford* was only 16 or 17 at the time of her marriage. In November, 1824 Richard* was working as a wagon-maker in Grahamstown and on 4.6.1824 attended the marriage of John Ford*, son of Edward Ford* to Anna*, daughter of John* and Mary Kirkman* [of Smith's party on the 'Stentor']. Then, on 13.12.1824 he was licensed to trade at the Fort Willshire Fairs. The following year, on 24.9.1825, 'he engaged to employ 2 immigrants'.

When his wife, Patience was about 21 years of age, she gave birth to their first (and only) child, a son called William, [See the section (F2/3.[2][3 who was born on 10th November, 1827. His baptism was registered at the Baptist Church in Grahamstown - entry No: 8 - in the baptismal register of this church. The Ford family were members of the Baptist church.

Patience Freemantle nee Ford* died on 16th February, 1828 in Grahamstown at the age of 22 (when baby William was only three months old). She was buried from the Baptist Church there.

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Patience Ann Freemantle's Timeline

Warminster, Wiltshire, England UK
January 12, 1812
Age 6
Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire, England UK
November 10, 1827
Age 21
Eastern Cape, South Africa
February 16, 1828
Age 22
Clumber near Bathurst
February 16, 1828
Age 22
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa