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Robert Miles, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Erlestoke, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Cathcart, Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Cathcart, Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of William Miles and Elizabeth Miles
Husband of Anne Mary Miles, SM/PROG
Father of William Miles; William Miles; Samuel Miles; John Miles; Elizabeth Brown (Miles) and 7 others

Occupation: Weaver
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About Robert Miles, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler


Robert Miles 27, weaver, together with his wife Ann Dicks 20, and their 2 year old son William Miles who died on Board, were members of Ford's Party of 42 Settlers on the Weymouth.

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

1820 Settlers

  • Party Details
  • Leader: Edward Ford
  • Number: 42
  • Area Party originated from: Wiltshire
  • Area Allocated to the Party: Lynedoch River
  • Ship: Weymouth
  • Departure: 7 January 1820
  • Arrival: Table Bay, Cape Town - 16 April 1820
  • Final Port: Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820
  • Members
  • Robert Miles: 27, weaver.
  • Wife: Ann Dicks 20.
  • Child : William Miles 2 (died at sea)
  • (The Miles, Dicks and Ralph families were all related.)

Reference Morag Jill Lewer

According to the records found on, MyHeritage and "The Story of a Frontier Family" (Wendy Beale Preston):

Robert MILES was born circa 1793, Erlestoke, Witltshire; baptised 20 April 1794, Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire, England. (He may well have been born in early 1794?) The son of William MILES - born circa 1768, Wiltshire; married Elizabeth aka Betty PAIN (no dates) on 27 November 1791 Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire, England. Robert MILES married Ann DICKS - born 12 September 1797, Dunwich, Suffolk, England on 11 November 1817 Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire, England. They had TWELVE children.

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Robert Miles, SV/PROG's Timeline

May 1, 1792
Erlestoke, Wiltshire, England
April 20, 1794
Age 1
Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 25
May 28, 1820
Age 28
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
March 15, 1823
Age 30
Lynedoch River, Eastern Cape, South Africa
January 18, 1825
Age 32
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
May 12, 1829
Age 37
Eastern Cape, South Africa
March 12, 1831
Age 38
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 28, 1833
Age 41
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa