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Celena Elizabeth Ekron

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  1. 1.  Celena Elizabeth Ekron (daughter of James Ekron and Sarah Monro White).

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James Ekron was born on 10 Jan 1835 in Bushman's Hoek, Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa (son of James Ekron, 1820 Settler and Mary Ann Moffatt); died on 16 Nov 1916 in Petroscar, Helpmekaar, Dundee district, kwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Baptism: 23 Aug 1835, St George's Cathedral, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa

    James married Sarah Monro White on 11 Oct 1856 in Bushman's Hoek, Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Sarah (daughter of John White, 1820 Settler and Mary Malony) was born about Dec 1838 in Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died on 27 Apr 1870 in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Sarah Monro White was born about Dec 1838 in Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa (daughter of John White, 1820 Settler and Mary Malony); died on 27 Apr 1870 in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes

    Children:
    1. Mary Ann Ekron
    2. 1. Celena Elizabeth Ekron
    3. Jennet Susan Ekron
    4. James William Ekron
    5. Sarah Isobel Ekron


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  James Ekron, 1820 Settler was born on 21 Oct 1793 in Parish of Havick, County of Roxburgh, Scotland.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Settler ID: 2546
    • Name: James Ekron 1820
    • Occupation: a Ploughman
    • 1820 Settler: 15 Feb 1820, Gravesend, Kent, England; Address:
      Pringle's party on the Brilliant

    Notes:

    From County Roxburgh, Scotland. Of Pringles party . In Employment of Robert Pringle. Settler location was on Baviaans River on the other side of the Fish River at Somerset East. By 1825 he left the Baviaans River and Pringle's employment. ( info E Morse- Jones)

    Grahamstown Journal. Vol I dated 25/5/1832 No: 22 there is a report of James EKRON murdering Serepinga, a Hottentot with whom he is living at Cradock. He got two years hard labour.

    ~~~
    From The Scottish Settler Party of 1820 by JVL Rennie, in four volumes. This excerpt from pages 791 through 794, kindly photographed by Keith Meintjes from his copy of the books.

    "JAMES EKRON
    It was explained earlier that James Ekron left his employment at Clifton almost certainly in 1824, and there is no evidence that he then remained in the Baviaans River. The little evidence available suggests that he then went to the Cradock district. In June 1829 he was a witness at a baptism recorded at Cradock.

    In May 1832 Ekron was the central figure in a most unpleasant incident, when he was found guilty of manslaughter by the Circuit Court sitting in Somerset and sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labour. He had indeed been charged with murder. The newspaper report of the case is headed "James Ekron for the murder of Sepringa, a woman with whom he lived, at Cradock," and it reads: "It appeared in evidence that one morning in October last [1831] a constable in Cradock saw in the possession of a Hottentot woman who lived in the same house with prisoner, a pair of trowsers stained with blood, which prisoner had given her to wash. This led to further inquiry when the body of Sepringa was found dead. Other clothes belonging to deceased and prisoner were likewise stained with blood, as well as a brick mould, a chopper, a sambok, a piece of plank, and a stretcher on which deceased and prisoner used to sleep, besides a pair of girths which do not appear to have been so stained. "Several witnesses deposed to have seen and heard the prisoner beat deceased on the night before she was found dead, and Dr. Gill stated that on examining the body of Sepringa he found marks of several severe contusions on the head and face, and on opening the head a quantity of extravasated blood in a fluid state deposited on the left lobe of the brain, for which compression of the brain would necessarily ensue, and his compression would necessarily cause death. There was nothing else found that would account for her death. "On his cross-examination, Dr. Gill stated his belief that the chopper had not been used at all", and that "It was not improbable that the sambok and probably the girths had been used , but the buckles had not come into contact with deceased." What Ekron had to say about the affair is unfortunately not recorded. A certificate of good character was put in by a Mr Pringle, whose son "proved the truth of the matter stated therein", clearly a reference to old Robert Pringle of Clifton and to the appearance before the court of his son William Dods. A Mr Peacock who said he had known Ekron 'for the last 6 or 7 years' spoke of him 'as a mild inoffensible man.
    While the prosecutor advised the jury that it "would have the painful duty of returning a verdict of guilty of murder ", the Judge's hour and a half of summing up included his opinion "that the instruments alleged to be used were not calculated to cause death." The verdict of the jury, guilty of manslaughter, followed a ten minute retirement. Presumably Ekron served his sentence, but with remission of a period in consideration of his having been in gaol awaiting trial.

    Just under two years later, on 21 April 1834, Ekron was married by banns in St George's Church, Grahamstown to Ann Moffat, spinster, by the Reverend John Heavyside, Acting Chaplain. The register was signed by James Ekron and Ann made her mark, in the presence of John Yule and Elizabeth Pippin. Ann's official death notice, signed by her husband, refers to her as Mary Ann Ekron, born Moffat, and states that she was born at Sidon farm in Gloucestershire, her parents being William and Margaret Moffat; as her age is given precisely, it can be inferred that she was born on 5 April 1810. She thus turned 24 some two weeks before her marriage, and was about 16 years younger than Ekron. Nothing else is known about Ann's background.

    It is said that early in January 1835 Ekron was at Klipplaat Drift in the Cradock district, where he farmed. This was possibly the farm of that name near the source of the Great Fish River in the F.C. Agter Sneeuberg, of which however he was not the owner; alternatively it may have been the Klipplaat Drift on the Swart Kei where George Rennie had traded.

    On 27 April 1837 Ekron was one of the witnesses along with Alexander Scott, Ezra Ridgard and C.J.B. Sydserff, when Robert Pringle signed his will. A month later Ekron purchased the farm Haasjes Kraal in the upper reaches of the Klaas Smits drainage, well north of Queenstown. One wonders whether Robert Pringle had helped him by gift or loan. The centre of the farm is 6 miles (10 km) WSW of the site of the later Sterkstroom, and just below the Bushmans Hoek pass leading to the later Syfergat (Cyphergat) Station and Molteno. Diagrams show the farm wholly W of the Klaas Smits though extending E to a point on that river only 3 miles (4,8 km) from Sterkstroom.

    When Ekron went there the Klaas Smits River was the local boundary of the Colony, which it had become when the Somerset district was created in 1825. It was to remain so until the Thembu (Tambookie) lands were annexed as the Queenstown district in 1853. The place 'Ehrons' (sic) appears on Henry Hall's well-known map but apparently incorrectly on the east side of the Klaas Smits River, though in the neighbourhood of Ekron's farm.

    According to an explanatory letter written by Ekron from 'Hassieskraal' in 1849, when he was seeking title to the property, the original owner was one Jan Robbertse who gave it to his uncle Adriaan de Beer. The latter lived there for some time until he sold it to Ekron. To establish his claim to title, Ekron had appeared before W. Gilfillan, Resident Magistrate of Cradock, on 28 January 1848, and made the following statement. "James Ekron of the District of Cradock maketh oath and saith that on the 26th. May 1837 he and Adriaan Christiaan de Beer appeared before the Resident Magistrate of Cradock and made affidavit to the sale and purchase of 5415 morgen [4626 ha] of land now called Hassies Kraal bought by him from the said de Beer for the sum of Twenty two Pounds and ten shillings Stg. and that he on that deposited in the hands of Mr. Verster the sum of Five Pounds Stg. for the purpose of paying the transfer duty whenever the diagram should be issued." To this Gilfillan attached a covering report which included the explanation that "Mr. de Beer sold the place to Ekron the present proprietor, and soon after left the Colony and is since dead." Gilfillan said that the only relevant document possessed by Ekron was Verster's receipt for the transfer fee, and that in his opinion Ekron's claim was well founded.
    Title was given to Ekron on 13 May 1850 by Sir Harry Smith, as a quitrent grant in extent 5215 morgen 45 square roods (about 4455 ha), in the Field Cornetcy Tarka, Division of Cradock, quitrent £ 5-5-0 p.a. An endorsement on the relevant document refers to the farm as 'Haasjes Kraal No.22 - Queenstown', and a much later document repeats this.
    A reference has been found to his making application on 9 July 1850 to purchase 4000 morgen (3417 ha) in the district of Victoria, but the result has not been traced.

    James Ekron and Mary Ann had the following children:
    James, born 10 January 1835.
    Margaret, born 9 November 1836.
    Matthew, born 26 September 1837.
    William Moffat, born 29 September 1838.
    Janet Margaret, born 31 October 1840.
    John, born 11 October 1842.
    Mary Anne, born 10 October 1844.
    Susan, born 2 February 1847.
    Mathew Charles Linton, born 17 May 1849.
    Thomas Edward, born 23 October 1852.
    Three of these children died soon after birth, the second on 17 November, the third on 2 October, and Susan on 6 February, of the year concerned in each case. The remaining seven are listed in the official death notice of their mother, which gives their full names above their father's signature. The dates of birth were given to the writer by members of the family, and both full names and dates of birth were found to be in agreement with those given in the four baptismal records seen by the writer : those of James in the registers of St George's Church, Grahamstown, and of John and the last two boys, all three recorded as from Klaas Smits Riviar, at the N.G.K., Cradock. The full name of Janet is confirmed by her marriage record.

    Mary Ann Ekron died at Hassies Kraal on 15 March 1854, aged 43 years, 11 months and 10 days, survived by her husband and seven children, all minors. James the eldest had then turned 19, when William the next surviving child was about 15½.

    The further history of the family will be returned to later. "
    ~~~

    name ECKRON in MD Nash
    Grahamstown Journal. Vol I dated 25/5/1832 No: 22 there is a report of James EKRON murdering Serepinga, a Hottentot with whom he is living at Cradock. He got two years hard labour.

    From County Roxburgh, Scotland. Of Pringles party . In Employment
    of Robert Pringle. Settler location was on Baviaans River on the
    other side of the Fish River at Somerset East. By 1825 he left the
    Baviaans River and Pringle's employment. ( info E Morse- Jones)

    James married Mary Ann Moffatt on 21 Apr 1834 in Grahamstown Church (St George's - Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Mary (daughter of William Moffatt and Magret, - wife of William Moffatt) was born on 30 Apr 1810 in Siden? Parish of Gloucestershire, England.; died on 15 Mar 1854 in Hassies Kraal, Cradock district, Eastern Cape, South Africa. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mary Ann Moffatt was born on 30 Apr 1810 in Siden? Parish of Gloucestershire, England. (daughter of William Moffatt and Magret, - wife of William Moffatt); died on 15 Mar 1854 in Hassies Kraal, Cradock district, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Description: Rev John Heavyside

    Children:
    1. 2. James Ekron was born on 10 Jan 1835 in Bushman's Hoek, Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died on 16 Nov 1916 in Petroscar, Helpmekaar, Dundee district, kwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
    2. Margaret Ekron was born on 9 Nov 1836; died on 17 Nov 1836.
    3. Matthew Ekron was born on 26 Sep 1837; died on 2 Oct 1837.
    4. William Moffat Ekron was born on 29 Sep 1838.
    5. Janet Margaret Ekron was born on 31 Oct 1840.
    6. John Ekron was born on 11 Oct 1842.
    7. Mary Anne Ekron was born on 10 Sep 1844.
    8. Susan Ekron was born on 2 Feb 1847; died on 6 Feb 1847.
    9. Matthew Charles Linton Ekron was born on 17 May 1849; died on 6 Aug 1915.
    10. Thomas Edward Ekron was born on 23 Oct 1852; died on 15 Oct 1925.

  3. 6.  John White, 1820 Settler was born on 17 Mar 1803 in Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, England (son of Richard White, 1820 Settler and Susannah Adams Allison); died on 22 May 1857 in Princetown, nr Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried in Dutch Reformed Church, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Settler ID: 1239
    • 1820 Settler: 13 Dec 1819, Gravesend, Kent, England; Address:
      Clark's party on the Northampton

    John married Mary Malony on 1 Jul 1830 in St George's Cathedral, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Mary was born in 1811 in Athlone, Co. Roscommon, Eire; died on 7 Jan 1879 in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Malony was born in 1811 in Athlone, Co. Roscommon, Eire; died on 7 Jan 1879 in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Minister : Rev William Carlisle

    Children:
    1. Selina White was born on 8 Mar 1832 in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died on 22 Oct 1900 in Middelburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried in Old cemetery, Middleburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    2. Susanna White was born on 27 Feb 1834 in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died on 26 Jan 1914 in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa.
    3. Mary White
    4. 3. Sarah Monro White was born about Dec 1838 in Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died on 27 Apr 1870 in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    5. Elizabeth Catherine White was born on 4 Feb 1841.
    6. John White
    7. Bridget White was born on 5 Apr 1845.
    8. Annie White was born in 1846 in Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died on 4 Aug 1884 in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa.
    9. Lucy Louise White was born in Jul 1847 in Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died on 25 Jan 1936 in Waterford, Caledon, Western cape, South Africa.
    10. William Michael White was born in 1851 in Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died on 18 Apr 1876 in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    11. Edward Josiah White was born in Jan 1854 in Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died on 17 Jun 1919 in The Dak, Wetton, Cape Flats, Western Cape, South Africa.
    12. Henry Richard White was born on 1 Dec 1855 in Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died on 8 Jul 1910 in Pretoria Hospital, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  William Moffatt

    William married Magret, - wife of William Moffatt. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 11.  Magret, - wife of William Moffatt
    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Ann Moffatt was born on 30 Apr 1810 in Siden? Parish of Gloucestershire, England.; died on 15 Mar 1854 in Hassies Kraal, Cradock district, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

  3. 12.  Richard White, 1820 Settler was born in in Gosport, Hampshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Settler ID: 1240
    • 1820 Settler: 13 Dec 1819, Gravesend, Kent, England; Address:
      Clark's party on the Northampton

    Richard married Susannah Adams Allison on 26 Sep 1793 in Dartmouth, Devon, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Susannah Adams Allison

    Other Events:

    • Name: Susannah Adams Allison

    Notes:

    appears to have not travelled to South Africa with Richard and son.

    Notes:

    Married:
    Richard White
    England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts
    Name Richard White
    Event Type Marriage
    Event Date 26 Sep 1793
    Event Place Dartmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
    Spouse's Name Susanna Adams Allison

    Children:
    1. Richard White was born on 29 Aug 1794 in Gosport, Hampshire, England; died on 2 Oct 1888 in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried on 4 Oct 1888 in Old Grahamstown Cemetery, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    2. 6. John White, 1820 Settler was born on 17 Mar 1803 in Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, England; died on 22 May 1857 in Princetown, nr Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried in Dutch Reformed Church, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa.



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