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William Guest, Snr, SV/PROG

Birthplace: Bury St, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Ralph Guest and Sarah Guest
Husband of Mary Guest and Elizabeth Harding
Father of William Guest and Elizabeth Guest

Managed by: Brendan Swemmer
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About William Guest, Snr, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

William Guest 26, Farmer, together with his son, were members of Charles Mouncey's Party of 41 Settlers on the Settler ship John.

Party originated from Yorkshire.

Departure 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 : Lynedoch and Kap Rivers. Their location in Lower Albany was named Wentworth Park.

Child :

  • William Guest 8


Last Name: Guest

First Name: William

Date of Birth: 1793

Place of Birth: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England

Parents – Father: Ralph Guest

Parents – Mother: Sarah Prick (married to Ralph Guest 26 Jan 1769 Suffolk, England)

Name of Spouse: 1) Antoinetta Dorothea Koeke, she died in 1873 in Simonstown 2) Eliza Harrick

Marriage Date: 1) 16 Jul 1809 2) 1838

Marriage Place: Cape

Date of Death: 1 May 1881 age 95y 4m

Place of Death: George Town

Notes: Listed in M. D. Nash’s book as being one of Mouncey’s party of 1820 settlers. However, he came to South Africa about 1809 as a clerk of the Naval Hospital indeed he was married at the Cape that same year. DN 1916/1881. Children:

William Charles b. 1811

Fanny Maria born 17 Apr 1810 who died in Mozambique about 1825

Elizabeth Ann chr. 2 Feb 1811 md. 1) Gituango Valesco in Mozambique, 1 known child), then later married to a Taylor.

William Charles chr. 30 Nov 1817, md. Jemima Pawle.


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William Guest, Snr, SV/PROG's Timeline

England, United Kingdom
Age 18
November 30, 1817
Age 24
Simonstown, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 25