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Timothy Devine, SV/PROG

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland
Death: June 11, 1865 (79)
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Husband of Eleanor Devine, SM/PROG
Father of John Norris Devine; Bridget Cahill; Jeremiah Devine; Catherine Lloyd and Ellen Devine

Occupation: Carpenter
Managed by: Sally Ann McConnell
Last Updated:

About Timothy Devine, SV/PROG

1820 Irish Settler

Timothy Devine (33), carpenter, was part of Lt. John Bailie's Party of 256 people on the Chapman.

  • The party originated from London and departed from Gravesend, Kent, England - 3 December 1819.
  • Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 17 March 1820.
  • Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth on 10 April 1820

Area Allocated to the Party - Wellington and Palmiet Rivers, Cuylerville

Accompanied by wife Eleanor (Jones) (30), and children John (11), Bridget (6), Jeremiah (4) and Catherine (2).

They lived at Fort Beaufort.

Further Information


from Sue MacKay

Timothy DEVINE - I assume SS stands for sponsors


Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers for Westland Row, Dublin:

  • 1 May 1814 Brigidam, Timothei & Eleanora DEVINE, SS Michael BOURKE & Maria CASSIDY
  • 14 December 1815 Jeremiah, Timothei & Eleanora DIVINE, SS Jeremiah DIVINE & Cath'e JONES

Note: There appear to be some anomalies in the records relating to Timothy Devine. The 1820Setllers.com web site indicates that he was born in 1786 and died in 1865, and that he was married to Eleanor Devine. It also indicates that they had four children, namely John, Bridget, Jeremiah and Catherine.

However, a gravestone with Timothy's name on it, which also gives Eleanor's name, indicates that he died in 1888 at the age of 80 (giving a birth date of 1808). This could, of course, just be a transcription error, but there are records in the NAAIRS RSA database (see 'Sources' above) which show that there was a Timothy Devine still alive in the 1880s. This points to the possibility that there were two Timothy Devines (perhaps father and son), but this has yet to be verified.

In fact, two death notice numbers are given in Timothy's profile on the South African Settlers web site (http://www.southafricansettlers.com/?cat=14&paged=25) i.e. DN 2044/1865, DN 3419/1876, which again seems to indicate that there were two Timothys.

The National Archives of South Africa's NAAIRS RSA database (http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300ds?201303060932293E6D6C85) seems to indicate that there were indeed three Timothy Devines. Various death and distribution account records occur there, which give the following information:

  • Timothy Devine d. 1865 (Inventory and Appraisment Account dated 1865; Distribution Account dated 1866). As this record coincides with the death date given in various sources, this probably refers to the distribution of a deceased estate.
  • Timothy Devine d. 1886 (Various Distribution Accounts dated from 1886 to 1892). These obviously couldn't relate to the 'first' Timothy, as he died in 1865.
  • Timothy Devine d. 1945, married to Mary Devine (Cronin) (Death Notice dated 1945)
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Timothy Devine, SV/PROG's Timeline

Tipperary, Ireland
Age 23
Age 28
Dublin, Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland
Age 30
January 1, 1818
Age 32
Tipperary, South Tipperary, Tipperary, Ireland
June 11, 1865
Age 79
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa