Simon Biddulph, SV/PROG

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Simon Biddulph, SV/PROG

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
Death: January 5, 1842 (80)
Bathurst, Cape Province, South Africa
Place of Burial: Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Biddulph and Mary Biddulph
Husband of Ann Biddulph, SM/PROG
Father of Anne Maria Biddulph; Louisa Dyason; Simon Biddulph; Captain Edward Biddulph, Commander, RN; Mary Burnett Biddulph and 9 others
Brother of John Biddulph; Jane Biddulph; Margaret Pipe-Wolferstan; Susannah Biddulph; Anna Maria Biddulph and 2 others

Occupation: Farmer
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About Simon Biddulph, SV/PROG

Simon emigrated to South Africa in 1820 with his wife and children Louisa (24), John (22), James (20), William (14) and Frances (12). They were all in Bailie's party on the vessel Chapman.

Simon Biddulph (17 May 1761 – 5 Jan 1842) married Ann Burnett (1765 – 10 Feb 1844) at St John's Church Halesowen Worcester, England on 11 Jul 1785. They lived in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Simon was apparently not very good at managing his finances and relied to a degree on handouts from the Biddulph family and his wife’s mother. In 1819 the British government began a scheme to encourage emigration to the Cape Colony, promising 100 acres of land and free passage. About 1000 families agreed to go. This was an attractive option for Simon and Ann. They migrated to South Africa aboard the Chapman, leaving England on 3 December 1819 and arriving at Algoa Bay on 10 April 1820. They owned a farm at Birbury and had a residence at Graaff. Simon died at Bathurst, Cape Province, South Africa in 1842 at age 80. Ann died in the same place 2 years later, age 78. They had 14 children

BIDDULPH, Simon - Extra Data

(listed in correspondence of John BAILIE)

IGI extracted entries:

  • Baptism 17 May 1761, Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire

Simon, son of Walter and Mary BIDDULPH

  • Marriage:

Simon BIDDULPH married Ann BURNETT 11 July 1785 in Halesowen, Worcestershire Baptisms of children listed in The Settler Handbook:

  • Louisa 5 January 1792 Halesowen, Worcestershire
  • John Burnett 16 October 1796 Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • James Henry 15 June 1801 Tamworth, Staffordshire (born 27 April 1799)
  • William Burnet 18 May 1808 Tamworth, Staffordshire
  • Frances Maria 18 May 1808 Tamworth, Staffordshire
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Simon Biddulph, SV/PROG's Timeline

May 2, 1761
Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
May 17, 1761
Staffordshire, England
Age 24
November 17, 1787
Age 26
December 18, 1788
Age 27
Age 26
January 16, 1790
Age 28
October 1791
Age 30
Age 32