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Ulrich Tainton

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  1. 1.  Ulrich Tainton was born 7 Mar 1891, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa (son of Clifton Faunce Brooks Tainton and Florence Augusta Halse); died 30 Aug 1945, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Departure: Montreal, Quebec
    • Departure: Southampton, Hampshire, England
    • Departure: Liverpool, England
    • Departure: South Africa
    • Departure: New York, New York, USA
    • Departure: Indonesia
    • Departure: Quebec, Canada
    • Name: Urlyn Clifton Tainton
    • Residence: United States of America
    • Residence: Berkeley, California, United States of America
    • Residence: 1901, Kensington, London, England
    • Arrival: 10 Feb 1910, Southampton, Hampshire, England; Age: 18
    • Residence: 2 Apr 1911, Lyme Handley, Cheshire, England
    • Departure: 21 Dec 1916, Liverpool, England; Age: 25
    • Arrival: 1917; Age: 26
    • Departure: 18 Dec 1925, Southampton, Hampshire, England; Age: 34
    • Departure: 6 Nov 1926, Southampton, Hampshire, England; Age: 35
    • Arrival: 15 Nov 1926, New York, New York, USA; Age: 35
    • Residence: 1930, St Louis, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri, USA
    • Arrival: 24 Nov 1935, London, England; Age: 44
    • Departure: 11 Jan 1936, Liverpool, England; Age: 44
    • Arrival: 20 Jan 1936, New York, New York, USA; Age: 44
    • Arrival: 18 May 1937, Southampton, Hampshire, England; Age: 46
    • Departure: 17 Dec 1937, Southampton, Hampshire, England; Age: 46
    • Arrival: 22 Dec 1937, New York, New York, USA; Age: 46
    • Arrival: 14 Jul 1938, Southampton, Hampshire, England; Age: 47
    • Arrival: 9 Feb 1939, New York, New York, USA; Age: 47 Years 10 Months
    • Arrival: 17 Aug 1939, New York, New York, USA
    • Departure: 23 Oct 1939, Southampton, Hampshire, England; Age: 48
    • Departure: 3 May 1940, Liverpool, England; Age: 49
    • Arrival: 11 May 1940, New York, New York, USA; Age: 49
    • Residence: 1942, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

    Notes:

    Residence:
    Age: 10; Relation to Head of House: Son

    Residence:
    Age: 20; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Visitor

    Residence:
    Age: 39; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head

    Residence:
    Age: 51

    Ulrich married Grace Marianne Currie 7 Jul 1915, Doornfontein, Gauteng, South Africa. Grace was born 30 Sep 1888, King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died , Baltimore, Maryland, USA. [Group Sheet]

    Notes:

    Married:
    St Augustine's Church


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Clifton Faunce Brooks Tainton was born 12 Mar 1858, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa (son of Samuel Tainton and Martha Emma Price); died 16 Aug 1940, London, London, England, United Kingdom.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Departure: South Africa
    • Name: Clifton Fannes Tainton
    • Name: Clifton Faunce Brook Tainton
    • Birth: 12 Mar 1856
    • Education: Between 1872 and 1877, Lovedale, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    • Residence: 1901, Kensington, London, England
    • Arrival: 26 Apr 1920, Southampton, Hampshire, England; Age: 62
    • Residence: 1922, St Pancras

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Place of birth also given as Cradock

    Residence:
    Age: 43; Relation to Head of House: Head

    Died:
    Age: 82

    Clifton married Florence Augusta Halse Abt 1881. Florence (daughter of Henry James Halse and Ann Lydia Poultney) was born 13 Nov 1858, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died Aft Sep 1933. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Florence Augusta Halse was born 13 Nov 1858, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa (daughter of Henry James Halse and Ann Lydia Poultney); died Aft Sep 1933.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Name: Florence Augusta Halse
    • Residence: 1901, Kensington, London, England
    • Residence: 1935, Deptford
    • Death: 1943, London, England

    Notes:

    Residence:
    Age: 42; Relation to Head of House: Wife

    Children:
    1. Amy Enid Tainton was born Abt 1882, Riversdale, Western Cape, South Africa.
    2. Faunce Tainton
    3. Gwyneth Clifton Tainton was born Abt 1885, Riversdale, Western Cape, South Africa; died 1967.
    4. 1. Ulrich Tainton was born 7 Mar 1891, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa; died 30 Aug 1945, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
    5. Zillah Clifton Tainton was born 15 Feb 1889, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa; died 8 Mar 1989, Maryland, USA.
    6. Terence Tainton was born Abt 1900, London, England.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Samuel Tainton was born 19 Dec 1829, Mount Coke, King William's Town (nr), Eastern Cape, South Africa (son of Richard Tainton and Ann Brooks); died 10 Oct 1861, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Baptism: 24 Jan 1830, Albany District, Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Samuel married Martha Emma Price 1854. Martha (daughter of George Price and Mary Bold) was born 1831, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 12 Aug 1905, Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried , Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Martha Emma Price was born 1831, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa (daughter of George Price and Mary Bold); died 12 Aug 1905, Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried , Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes

    Children:
    1. Richard George Altham Price Tainton was born 31 Mar 1855.
    2. Samuel Arthur Able Tainton was born 17 Sep 1857.
    3. 2. Clifton Faunce Brooks Tainton was born 12 Mar 1858, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 16 Aug 1940, London, London, England, United Kingdom.

  3. 6.  Henry James Halse was born 1 Dec 1817, London, England (son of Thomas Henry Halse and Susan Smith); died 6 Jun 1880, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Settler ID: 288
    • Emigration: 13 Dec 1819, Gravesend, Kent, England
    • 1820 Settler: 13 Dec 1819, Gravesend, Kent, England; Address:
      Morgan's party on the Ocean
    • Education: 1828, Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa; Bathurst School
    • SCHL: School Attendance: 19 Mar 1828, Bathurst School, Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    • Occupation: 1851, Smithfield, Free State, South Africa; Registrar of the Magistrates Court (per Grahamstown Journal 8 Mar1851)
    • Death: 6 Jun 1880, Mayfield, Free State, South Africa
    • Death: 6 Jun 1880, Mayfield, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Notes:

    Not mentioned in MD Nash

    Emigration:
    1820 Settler; Morgan's party on ship 'Ocean'

    Death:
    Reburied Aliwal North 26 Aug 1937/8

    Henry married Ann Lydia Poultney 25 Apr 1839, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Ann (daughter of James Augustus Poultney and Ann Smith) was born 19 Jun 1819, London, England; died 15 Oct 1895, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried 16 Oct 1895, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Ann Lydia Poultney was born 19 Jun 1819, London, England (daughter of James Augustus Poultney and Ann Smith); died 15 Oct 1895, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried 16 Oct 1895, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Settler ID: 646
    • Name: Ann Lydia Poultney 1820
    • Birth: 19 Jun 1819, Surrey, England
    • Baptism: 12 Nov 1819, St Andrew , Holborn, Middlesex, England
    • Emigration: 13 Dec 1819, Gravesend, Kent, England
    • 1820 Settler: 13 Dec 1819, Gravesend, Kent, England; Address:
      Morgan's party on the Ocean
    • Immigration: 1820, South Africa

    Notes:

    Emigration:
    1820 Settler; Morgan's party on ship 'Ocean'

    Immigration:
    In Morgan's Party on S. Ocean

    Notes:

    Married:
    St Georges Cathedral

    Children:
    1. Annie Susan Halse was born 8 Aug 1841, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 1918; was buried , Bloemhof, North West, South Africa.
    2. James Henry Halse was born 1842; died 1 Feb 1870, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried 2 Feb 1870.
    3. Frederick William Halse was born 7 Aug 1844, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 1920.
    4. Emily Jane Halse was born 26 Jul 1846, South Africa; died 1924.
    5. Eliza Frances Halse was born 29 Aug 1846, South Africa; died 1895.
    6. Thomas Henry Halse was born 1848; died 1893.
    7. Edward Henry Halse was born 1850; died 1874; was buried 2 Oct 1874, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    8. Horatio Halse was born 7 Aug 1854; died 1895.
    9. Rosetta Orpen Halse was born 1856; died 1928.
    10. 3. Florence Augusta Halse was born 13 Nov 1858, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died Aft Sep 1933.
    11. Ada Lilian Halse was born 18 Feb 1863, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 28 Dec 1865, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried 29 Dec 1865, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard TaintonRichard Tainton was born 11 Apr 1797, Bristol, Somerset, England; died 7 Apr 1862, Fort Peddie, Albany, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Settler ID: 1940
    • Name: Richard Tainton 1820
    • Occupation: a Carpenter
    • Occupation: Tainton farm, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa; a Farmer
    • Occupation: 'Vermont', Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa; Farmer
    • Baptism: 16 Apr 1797, St Paul's Church, Bristol, England
    • 1820 Settler: 10 Jan 1820, Bristol, Somerset, England; Address:
      Holder's party on the Kennersley Castle

    Notes:

    see also http://www.airgale.com.au/tainton/d2.htm#g2

    Richard married Ann Brooks 9 Nov 1819, Temple Church, Temple St, Bristol, England. Ann (daughter of George Brookes and Ann Jones) was born 7 Oct 1799, Bristol, Somerset, England; died 13 Nov 1876, Panmure, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Ann BrooksAnn Brooks was born 7 Oct 1799, Bristol, Somerset, England (daughter of George Brookes and Ann Jones); died 13 Nov 1876, Panmure, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Settler ID: 1930
    • Name: Anne or Mary Brooks 1820
    • Baptism: 8 Dec 1799, Holy Trinity Church, Westbury on Trym, Bristol, Gloustershire England
    • 1820 Settler: 10 Jan 1820, Bristol, Somerset, England; Address:
      Holder's party on the Kennersley Castle

    Notes:

    Ann and Richard had 5 sons and 6 daughters
    There is a note her name may have been Mary. This may have been a family name as there are hints her sister also had this name.

    Ann Brooks TAINTON'S Death Notice was incorrectly completed by her eldest son Richard George Tainton.
    Josep was, in fact, her half-brother, son of George BROOKES and his second wife Mary EVANS born about 1776, Gloucestershire, England d 18 July 1848 Westury on Trym, near Bristol England married 26 September 1802 St. Mary le Port Church, Bristol, England (this was another church destroyed in a bombing raid during WWII. I, (Tombi Peck) have a photograph of the church from before the war and all that remains of it, namely the church spire. This was the same church in which Rev. John William SHEPSTONE and Elizabeth BROOKS were married on the 18 February 1816.

    Notes:

    The witnesses at the wedding were Elizabeth and John William Shepstone, Ann's sister and brother in law

    Married:
    Description: Rev F Elliot

    Children:
    1. Ann Maria Elizabeth Tainton was born 12 Nov 1820, New Bristol, Bathurst District, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    2. Mary Tainton was born 22 Jun 1822, New Bristol, Bathurst District, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 3 Aug 1823, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    3. Mary Lydia Tainton was born 7 Aug 1824, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 24 Dec 1888, King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    4. Richard George Tainton was born 12 Jun 1826, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 31 Dec 1877, Kwelegha River, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried 23 Aug 1878, King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    5. Julie Catherine Tainton was born 25 Apr 1828, Mount Coke, King William's Town (nr), Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 13 Jul 1890, King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    6. 4. Samuel Tainton was born 19 Dec 1829, Mount Coke, King William's Town (nr), Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 10 Oct 1861, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    7. Margaret Ann Tainton was born 28 Oct 1831; died Aft 1920.
    8. William Joseph Tainton was born 23 Sep 1833, Buntingville, Umtata (nr), Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    9. Martha Cherith Tainton was born 12 Oct 1835, Buntingville, Umtata (nr), Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    10. Allan Benjamin Brooks Tainton was born 1 Aug 1837, Wesleyville; died 8 May 1880, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
    11. John James Henry Tainton was born 23 Jul 1839, Mount Coke, King William's Town (nr), Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 31 Dec 1877, Kwelegha River, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried 1878, King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    12. Sarah Jane Tainton was born 7 Mar 1841, Gwanga Mission Station, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

  3. 10.  George Price was born 1778 (son of Thomas Price); died 14 May 1838.

    Other Events:

    • Name: George (Sgt Maj) Price
    • MILI: 1826

    Notes:

    MILI:
    Description: His Majesty's Cape Corps Cavalry

    George married Mary Bold 6 Feb 1821, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Mary (daughter of John Southward Bold and Hannah Manchester) was born 1796, England; died 1864. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Mary Bold was born 1796, England (daughter of John Southward Bold and Hannah Manchester); died 1864.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Settler ID: 1851
    • Name: Mary Bold 1820
    • 1820 Settler: 13 Jan 1820, Liverpool, Lancashire, England; Address:
      Hayhurst's party on the John

    Notes:

    Married:
    Description: Rev William Shaw

    Children:
    1. John Price was born 5 Nov 1821; died 1894.
    2. Joseph Price was born 1822; died 1894.
    3. Elizabeth Price was born May 1824, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 26 Jun 1889, Kei Road, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    4. Hannah Price was born 1825.
    5. Mary Price was born 7 Sep 1826.
    6. Thomas Price was born 26 Jan 1829; died 1898.
    7. 5. Martha Emma Price was born 1831, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 12 Aug 1905, Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried , Queenstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    8. George William Price was born 1833; died 1900.
    9. Sarah Price was born 1835; died 1910.

  5. 12.  Thomas Henry Halse was born Aug 1794, Penzance, Cornwall, England (son of Thomas Halse and Mary Batten); died 5 Jan 1849, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried , Grahamstown Cemetery (Wesleyan/Methodist), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

    Other Events:

    • Burial: Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Settler ID: 289
    • Name: Thomas Henry Halse 1820
    • Occupation: a Wholesale Warehouseman
    • Baptism: 22 Aug 1794, Madron Church, Madron, Penzance, Cornwall, England
    • Baptism: 22 Aug 1794, Madron, Penzance, Cornwall, England
    • Birth: 22 Aug 1794, Penzance, Cornwall, England
    • Occupation: 1819, Finsbury, Middlesex, England; Warehouseman
    • Emigration: 13 Dec 1819, Gravesend, Kent, England
    • 1820 Settler: 13 Dec 1819, Gravesend, Kent, England; Address:
      Morgan's party on the Ocean
    • Residence: 29 Sep 1825, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
    • Occupation: 1827; a Messenger to the Landrost
    • Occupation: 1827, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; Messenger of the Court
    • Occupation: 1846, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; Bookkeeper
    • Death: 5 Jan 1849, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Notes:

    Member of Morgan's party on the Ocean.

    Burial:
    Grahamstown Cemetery (Wesleyan/Methodist), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape,South Africa

    Baptism:
    Madron Church

    Emigration:
    1820 Settler; Morgan's party on ship 'Ocean'

    Death:
    At "Waterfall", Grahamstown Journal 20 Jan 1849

    Buried:
    Description: grave AB24

    Thomas married Susan Smith 14 Jun 1816, Parish Chapel, St Pancras, Camden, Middlesex, England. Susan (daughter of James Smith, daughter of James Smith) was born 22 Aug 1799; died 11 Aug 1839, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried , Old Grahamstown Cemetery, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Susan Smith was born 22 Aug 1799 (daughter of James Smith, daughter of James Smith); died 11 Aug 1839, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried , Old Grahamstown Cemetery, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Settler ID: 723
    • Name: Susan Smith 1820
    • Birth: 28 Aug 1799, Sussex, England
    • 1820 Settler: 13 Dec 1819, Gravesend, Kent, England; Address:
      Morgan's party on the Ocean
    • Residence: 29 Sep 1825, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Notes:

    Died:
    From SA National Archives search: DEPOT Genealogical Society of

    Children:
    1. Thomas Henry Halse was born 1816, England; died 1816, England.
    2. 6. Henry James Halse was born 1 Dec 1817, London, England; died 6 Jun 1880, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    3. William Halse was born 1819, England; died 1819; was buried , Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    4. Frederick Halse was born 26 Mar 1821, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 15 Jan 1885, Dordrecht, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    5. Charles Henry Smith Halse was born 7 Sep 1822, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 7 Nov 1883.
    6. Cordelia Halse was born Abt Jan 1824, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died Abt Sep 1827, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    7. James Alexander Halse was born 10 Jan 1825, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died Oct 1825, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried 9 Oct 1825, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    8. Frances Halse was born 28 May 1827, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 5 Jun 1827, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried 5 Jun 1827, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    9. Cordelia Susanna Halse was born Abt 1828, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 1907.
    10. Thomas Benjamin Halse was born 23 Feb 1829, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 12 Sep 1894, Lady Grey, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    11. Denis Cary Edward Wilson Halse was born 1831, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    12. Edward Nathanael Halse was born 1832, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died , Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    13. Edmund George Halse was born 21 May 1833, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 1888.
    14. Eliza Ann Halse was born 23 Jul 1835, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 22 Dec 1847, Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    15. James William Halse was born 3 Jun 1837, South Africa; died 31 Oct 1901, Lady Grey, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

  7. 14.  James Augustus Poultney was born 1 Jan 1792, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England (son of Samuel Poultney and Lucy Swinson); died 17 Jan 1884, Halseton, Dordrecht (nr), Eastern Cape, South Africa.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Settler ID: 647
    • Name: James Augustus Poultney 1820
    • Occupation: a Tailor
    • Baptism: 5 Nov 1792, Worcestershire, England
    • 1820 Settler: 13 Dec 1819, Gravesend, Kent, England; Address:
      Morgan's party on the Ocean

    Notes:

    Morgan's Party on Ocean Following from "Some Frontier Families", by Ivan Mitford-Barberton & Violet White, page 235. "Quoted from a letter from Mrs Esme Glazebrook of Westville, KwaZulu Natal, to Ivan. Our venerable and dearly beloved great-great grandfather, James Augustus Poultney, came out on the same vessel as Thomas Henry Halse. Their two children married. Henry Halse, the eldest, married Ann Poultney, J.A.P's eldest daughter. These two were my great grandparents. Two further children, Sarah Jane Poultney and Fred Halse also married and they were Cecil Halse's great-grandparents. The Poultneys went up to Grahamstown, and farmed in the vicinity of Queenstown. They were all splendid men, and both names (Halse and Poultney) have come down the years quite unblemished in any way. They were sheep farmers, and periodically took the wool down to East London. They were sons of James Augustus. One of the Marks men (I don't know whether it was the famous Sammy Marks or not), offered to finance a trip back to England to enable old J.A.P. to visit his homeland once again, and when the wool was ready to be taken to the coast the old man prepared to go down with the wagons and board a vessel for England. They slept in the wagons on reaching the coast, and the sons, in the middle of the night, offloaded the wool, inspanned the horses and started off for home, as they could not bear to part with the old man, and so he never visited hi beloved England after all. Settler J.A.P., after the death of his wife, lived with his daughter Sarah Jane (Poultney) Halse. In his old age he lost the sight of one eye - cataract - and some time later the sight of the other, thus becoming totally blind. He remained in this state for some years, but in a letter from Sarah Jane in 1853 she mentioned that his sight had been partially restored. It was a time of great rejoicing as he was able to recognise his children again after years of darkness, and all the family came to see and be seen. "

    Notes extracted from Gordon Keith Poultney's Web Page
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    JAMES AUGUSTUS POULTNEY and his wife ANN (nee Smith), aged 28 and 21 respectively, with their baby daughter, ANN, of four months, sailed on the ship "Ocean" from London in December 1819 or early January 1820. The River Thames had been frozen over for some weeks, so that the ships had been ice-bound. All the ships experienced very bad weather - some were nearly shipwrecked soon after leaving harbour. Several ships, including the Ocean, had to put in to Portsmouth for shelter. During the storm the Ocean broke from her moorings and collided with the "Northampton", but without any serious consequences. After the ships had passed through the Bay of Biscay the weather improved.

    The party on the Ocean under the leadership of Dr N. Morgan numbered 41 - this was the Poultneys' group. There were three other parties on board - the total number of settlers being 206.

    During the voyage, the Poultneys' ship called at Porto Praya, one of the Cape Verde Islands. Whilst lying at her anchorage there, in the dead of night, her passengers were rudely awakened by the booming of a cannon, followed by the tearing noise of the cannon ball through the rigging. One of the shore batteries had opened fire - this from a supposedly friendly port. While the scared passengers were wondering what was happening, a second discharge was heard, and this time the ball hit the ship, smashing through the side and entering a store-room just below one of the cabins. Excitement and consternation were intense. A third ball was fired and this one fell short, hissing as it entered the sea as if it were a red-hot shot. It turned out later that the shore batteries were "trigger happy" and had thought that the Ocean or another settler ship were the same as had fired on the port a few weeks previously. Fortunately the mistake was discovered before the Ocean was destroyed.

    The ships had an uneventful voyage after this ! It took until 9th Apri1 1820 before the first ship dropped anchor in Algoa Bay - the last arrived late in June.

    One of the passengers on the Poultneys' ship was Mr Bishop Burnett, a retired Royal Navy Lieutenant, who later achieved much notoriety by horse-whipping an army surgeon near Grahamstown. Lengthy legal proceedings resulted in the British Government to alter its constitutional policy in the Cape.

    The Morgan (Poultney) party settled on a plot of land about 4 square miles in area, situated about 7 miles East of Grahamstown, to the right of the present national road as one travels from Grahamstown to Peddie.

    Morgan's Party on Ocean
    Following from "Some Frontier Families", by Ivan Mitford-Barberton &Violet White, page 235.
    "Quoted from a letter from Mrs Esme Glazebrook of Westville, KwaZulu Natal, toIvan.
    Our venerable and dearly beloved great-great grandfather, James AugustusPoultney, came out on the same vessel as Thomas Henry Halse. Their twochildren married. Henry Halse, the eldest, married Ann Poultney, J.A.P'seldest daughter. These two were my great grandparents. Two furtherchildren, Sarah Jane Poultney and Fred Halse also married and they wereCecil Halse's great-grandparents. The Poultneys went up to Grahamstown,and farmed in the vicinity of Queenstown. They were all splendid men,and both names (Halse and Poultney) have come down the years quiteunblemished in any way. They were sheep farmers, and periodically tookthe wool down to East London. They were sons of James Augustus. One ofthe Marks men (I don't know whether it was the famous Sammy Marks ornot), offered to finance a trip back to England to enable old J.A.P. tovisit his homeland once again, and when the wool was ready to be taken tothe coast the old man prepared to go down with the wagons and board avessel for England. They slept in the wagons on reaching the coast, andthe sons, in the middle of the night, offloaded the wool, inspanned thehorses and started off for home, as they could not bear to part with theold man, and so he never visited hi beloved England after all. SettlerJ.A.P., after the death of his wife, lived with his daughter Sarah Jane(Poultney) Halse. In his old age he lost the sight of one eye - cataract- and some time later the sight of the other, thus becoming totallyblind. He remained in this state for some years, but in a letter fromSarah Jane in 1853 she mentioned that his sight had been partiallyrestored. It was a time of great rejoicing as he was able to recognisehis children again after years of darkness, and all the family came tosee and be seen. "

    Came to S.A. on the ship Ocean in 1820, a member of Morgans party. They
    came from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

    James married Ann Smith 16 Nov 1817, St.John's, Horsleydown,Surrey, England. Ann (daughter of James Smith) was born Abt 1798, Surrey, England; died 12 May 1853. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Ann Smith was born Abt 1798, Surrey, England (daughter of James Smith); died 12 May 1853.

    Other Events:

    • 1820 Lineage: Yes
    • Settler ID: 721
    • Name: Anne Smith 1820
    • 1820 Settler: 13 Dec 1819, Gravesend, Kent, England; Address:
      Morgan's party on the Ocean

    Children:
    1. 7. Ann Lydia Poultney was born 19 Jun 1819, London, England; died 15 Oct 1895, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried 16 Oct 1895, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    2. Jane Sarah Poultney was born 14 Jul 1822, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died , Halseton, Cape, South Africa.
    3. James Augustus Poultney was born 8 Apr 1826, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa; died 3 Jun 1858, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    4. Eliza Poultney was born Abt Sep 1827, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 10 Jun 1852, Burgersdorp, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    5. John William Poultney was born 3 Mar 1829, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 2 Sep 1899, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
    6. Thomas Phillip Poultney was born 17 Jun 1832, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 16 Apr 1900, Zeerust, North West, South Africa; was buried , Zeerust, North West, South Africa.
    7. Charles Henry Poultney was born 2 Jul 1835, Maclear, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 22 Nov 1915, Maclear, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    8. Susan Halse Poultney was born 14 Sep 1837, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 16 Apr 1923, Glencoe farm, Barkly East, Eastern Cape, South Africa; was buried , Glengyle farm, Barkly East, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
    9. Henry Edward Lake Poultney was born Apr 1841, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa; died 11 Mar 1849, Eastern Cape, South Africa.



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