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Richard David Claringbould, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Deal, Kent, England (United Kingdom)
Death: August 14, 1835 (32-41)
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Davidson Claringbould and Mary Claringbould
Husband of Dorothea Johanna Hartman, b1c7 and Mary Claringbould
Father of Dorothea Maria van Niekerk and Richard Davidson Claringbould

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About Richard David Claringbould, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Richard Claringbould 22, Butcher, was a member of Gurney's Party of 24 Settlers on the Settler Ship Weymouth.

Party originated from Kent. Was baptised on 9 May 1798, Deal, Kent, Eanland

  • Departure 7 January 1820
  • Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 16 April 1820
  • Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : Zwartkops River, near Port Elizabeth - named their location New Deal.



Richard (aged 23) arrived at the South African coast on HM Store Ship Weymouth, which left Portsmouth on 7 January 1820. At their own request, Gurney's people were embarked at the Downs. The Weymouth reached Table Bay on 26 April and Algoa Bay on 15 May. The party was located near Port Elizabeth, west of the Zwartkops River mouth, and named the location New Deal (today an industrial area).

Richard and another settler John Darby was granted free passage back to England at the end of 1820 to fetch three whale boats for a fishery to be established at Port Elizabeth.


Last Name: Claringbould First Name: Richard David Date of Birth: 1797 Place of Birth: Deal, Kent, England Parents – Father: Richard Claringbould Parents – Mother: Mary Robeson Spouse: Dorothea Johanna Hartman who died 9 Jun 1829; 2nd wife Mary Shrewsbury Marriage Date: 8 Apr 1823 Marriage Place: Uitenhage, Cape Date of Death: 14 Aug 1835 Place of Death: Port Elizabeth, Cape

Notes: Gurney’s party of 1820 settlers. DN 1099/1835. He was a butcher. He had two children by his first wife Dorothea, both minors in 1835:

Dorothea Maria Richard.

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Richard David Claringbould, SV/PROG's Timeline

May 9, 1798
Deal, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Deal, Kent, England
December 24, 1823
Age 25
Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 27
August 14, 1835
Age 37
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa