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1820 British Settlers in South Africa who did not stay

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  • Sara Maria Viljoen (1863 - 1926)
  • Martha Bold (1808 - d.)
    1820 British Settler Baptism: 17 Apr 1808 St Mary the Virgin, Prescot, Lancashire, England Martha Bold - Daur. of John Bold & Hannah Born: 9 Mar Abode: Prescot Occupation: watchmr. Register: Baptisms...
  • Henry Talbot (1812 - 1895)
    Overberg information on him »a 1. Born in Pimlico,London 2. After he and his family were baptised into the Mormon faith, he disposed of his farm and sailed from Port Elizabeth on 28 2 1861 aboa...
  • Hannah Bold, SM/PROG (1772 - 1862)
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  • Joshua Bold (1803 - 1872)
    1820 British Settler Baptism: 14 Aug 1803 St Mary the Virgin, Prescot, Lancashire, England Joshua Bold - Son of John Bold & Hannah Born: 26 Jul Abode: Prescot Occupation: Watchmr. Notes: [Double entr...

1820 British Settlers...

... who did not stay in South Africa.

Some of the 1820 Settlers to South Africa did not stay there for various reasons. Some returned to the United Kingdom after their spouse died; others, such as members of the LDS Mormons church left for Utah, USA; others went to other countries.

If you know of any of the settlers who didn't stay in South Africa after arriving in 1820 please add them to the appropriate list below and link their profiles to this project. If they do not have profiles on Geni yet please add them to the list and trees can be built for them.

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Settlers who Returned Home

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  • John Bold of Hayhurst Party - John Bold, his wife Hannah, and 4 of their children (Joshua, Martha, Caleb and Grace) returned to England in December 1822
  • (William) Robert Dyason - Robert left again in 1829 with son Tassell and younger children. Robert probably died in 1832 - Dover, aged 49. He had married a 3rd wife, Charlotte Austin, in 1832
  • Tassell died in Dover in 1854 aged 45 years. He had married Lucy (maiden name not established). No children mentioned in 1841 and 1851 Census returns.
  • Jane Dyason
  • John Ivatts - 36 year old shoemaker - member of Cock's Party. Returned to England before 1860 as he died there.
  • Martha Maria O'Brien 39, wife of Thomas Calton 40. Surgeon, Leader of Calton's Party who died around 1820 in South Africa. She must have returned to England with the children after Thomas died; her date of death is given as about 1830 on an Ancestry.co.uk tree owned by Phillip Pauley. A number of their children are known to have gone to Australia.)
  • Mercy Turpin nee Chubb - it seems she died in England in 1860 - so maybe returned after her husband Joseph died in 1851. NOT CONFIRMED.

Settlers who Went to Other Countries

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  • George Martinson Crause's Party, whose family were left behind in 1820, went to Connecticut, USA in 1830, including an 8 year old child (Charles S) Martinson. This suggests that he returned to the UK before 1822 and then went to the US.
  • Valentine Griffith left the colony for Tasmania in 1823.
  • Benjamin Norden (1798-1876) of Willson's Party left South Africa in 1858 to retire to Ramsgate in Kent
  • Margaret Kirkman who arrived as a 2 year old child in George Smith's Party, later wife of John Green (1813-1882).In 1863 Margaret and all their children except Mary Ann left South Africa for Utah. John remained to dispose of their property and to settle an estate for which he was solicitor. He was to come to Utah the following year, but for some reason or other, never came.
  • John Stock, son of Robert Stock of Dyason's Party (born 6 months after arrival - sort of Settler! - was a Mormon, who went to Utah,
  • Henry Talbot b5 went to Utah
  • Eli Wiggill of Bradshaw's Party - and his wife Susannah Bentley of Wainwright's Party went to Utah, USA.

Related People of Interest

  • Henry Aldous Dixon, the son of 1820 Settler John Henry Dixon (Party leader) went to Utah, although he was born in South Africa after 1820. Not 1820 Settler but of 1820 Settler family


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