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Robert Foxcroft, Snr. SV/PROG

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Death: Died in Salford Farm, Peddie, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Fredericksburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of George Foxcroft and Margaret Andrews
Husband of Ann Foxcroft, SM/PROG
Father of Margaret Ellen Cumberland Gradwell, SM; James Foxcroft; Betty Foxcroft; Thomas Cumberland Foxcroft; James Jeremiah Foxcroft and 3 others
Brother of Abigail Foxcroft

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About Robert Foxcroft, Snr. SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Robert Foxcroft 38 Plasterer, together with his wife Ann Cumberland 40, and 6 children, were members of Hayhurst's Party of 107 people on the Settler ship, John.

Party originated from Lancashire, England.

Departed Liverpool, 13 January 1820. Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 19 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth, May 1820.

Area allocated to the Party : Trappes Valley

Children :

  • Margaret Foxcroft 20
  • Thomas Foxcroft 13
  • James Foxcroft 11
  • Robert Foxcroft 9
  • William Foxcroft 7
  • John Foxcroft 3

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Sue MacKay added this to the Rootsweb South African Immigrants list -

Margaret's mother had been Ann (Nancy) Cumberland, and came from Lancaster. As Ancestry have recently uploaded original parish registers for Lancashire in the same way as they did for the London LMA records, I had a quick look, and there are numerous original records for the FOXCROFT and CUMBERLAND families to be viewed.

The marriage of Robert and Ann took place on St.Mary, Lancaster on 30 September 1798 and was by licence. Robert made his mark but Ann signed her name. The witnesses were William HODGSON and Francis HOLMES. As well as an original image of the marriage entry, which doesn't give any further information, there is also an original image of the marriage licence. NB this is two pages, so you have to click the forward arrow. Part of it reads: On the 29th day of September in the Year of our Lord seventeen hundred and ninety eight the within-named Robert FOXCROFT of the Town and parish of Lancaster, Plasterer, aged twenty three years and upwards, appeared personally and alledged that he intended to marry with Ann CUMBERLAND, spinster, within-named, aged twenty three years....

Original images of baptisms in the same church are available for both

  • Ann CUMBERLAND 9 May 1770 daughter of Thomas
  • Robert FOXCROFT 24 June 1771 son of George


Robert Foxcroft Extra Data eGGSA written by Sue Mackay

Lancashire Archives

Rob't, son of Mr. Geo. FOXCROFT baptised 24 June 1771 in St.Mary, Lancaster

Ann, dau'r of Thos. CUMBERLAND baptised 9 May 1770 in St.Mary, Lancaster

Robert FOXCROFT of this town and parish, plasterer married Ann CUMBERLAND of this town and parish by licence on 30 September 1798 in St.Mary, Lancaster.

Robert FOXCROFT (X)

Ann CUMBERLAND (signed)

Witnesses: William HODGSON and Francis HOLMES.

Part of the marriage licence reads: On the 29th day of September in the Year of our Lord seventeen hundred and ninety eight the within-named Robert FOXCROFT of the Town and parish of Lancaster, Plasterer, aged twenty three years and upwards, appeared personally and alledged that he intended to marry with Ann CUMBERLAND, spinster, within-named, aged twenty three years....


Baptisms of children of Robert and Ann in St.Mary, Lancaster:

Margaret 29 Sept 1799 (dau of Robert and Nancy)

James 24 Jan 1801 (son of Robert and Ann)

Thos. Cumberland 23 Feb 1806 ( son of Robert and Nancy)

James 17 Jan 1808 (son of Robert and Nancy)


Baptisms of children in St.Peter, Liverpool

Robert, son of Robert FOXCROFT, Plaisterer, Maguire St, and Nancy CUMBERLAND his wife, baptised 16 September 1810 (born 27 June)

William, son of Robert and Nancy FOXCROFT, baptised 21 January 1813

John, son of Robert and Ann FOXCROFT, baptised 25 November 1819


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Robert Foxcroft, Snr. SV/PROG's Timeline

1771
June 24, 1771
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
June 24, 1771
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
June 24, 1771
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
1799
August 27, 1799
Age 28
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
1802
1802
Age 30
1804
1804
Age 32
1806
February 5, 1806
Age 34
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
1808
1808
Age 36
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
1809
1809
Age 37