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William Storey Bridekirk

Birthdate:
Birthplace: South Shields, Durham, England
Death: September 08, 1843 (47)
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Bridekirk and Sarah Bridekirk
Husband of Baroness Eliza von Ludwig, SM/PROG
Brother of Joseph Bernard Bridekirk; Christiana Bridekirk; Elizabeth Bridekirk and Mary Bridekirk

Occupation: Printer and Publisher
Managed by: Jennifer Ann Goldhill
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About William Storey Bridekirk

Sailed on the "Gertrude" from Gravesend, England, arrived Table Bay, Cape, South Africa on 30 July 1817.

William Storey Bridekirk, whose firm at '31, Heeregracht,' printed The Cape of Good Hope Government Gazette at this time, was born in County Durham and arrived in Table Bay in 1817, already trained as a printer. For some years, he served as a compositor in the Government printing office, resigning in 1824 to found his own establishment. He was responsible for the printing of a number of important publications, including Suasso de Lima's Geschiedenis van de Kaap de Goede Hoop (1825), which was the first history of the Cape, published at the Cape. He also took a leading role in the fight for a free colonial press in the 1820s.

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Death Notice : "South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSQF-65DW?cc=2517051&wc=WV44-SD2%3A1598092335 : 12 September 2017), 007846093 > image 260 of 2225; Pietermaritzburg Archives (Formerly Natal State Archives), South Africa.

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  • DESCRIPTION BRIDEKIRK, WILLIAM STOREY. DEATH NOTICE.
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  • ENDING 1843

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http://www.eggsa.org/newspapers/index.php/south-african-commercial-advertiser/152-sac-1843-jul-sep.html

South African Commercial Advertiser 1843 - 3 - July to September Written by Sue Mackay. Posted in The South African Commercial Advertiser 1824-1856

Wednesday 13 September 1843

DEATHS

Sept 8: William Storey BRIDEKIRK Esq, aged 47 years.

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William Storey Bridekirk's Timeline

1795
October 19, 1795
South Shields, Durham, England
1796
February 1796
South Shields, Durham, England
1843
September 8, 1843
Age 47
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa