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Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa.



 

Notes: In 1835 a star-shaped fort was built to protect the 1600 members of the Fingo people, refugees from the area now comprising the Transkei who were allies of the Europeans in the wars with the Xhosa. The fort was named after Colonel John Peddie of the Seaforth Highlanders. In 1846 it withstood a siege by 9000 warriors. A town grew around the the fort. Fort Peddie was built in 1841 on the site of an earlier earth stronghold.In 1836 the Reverend John Ayliff was responsible for the resettlement of the Fingo into the colony from "the country beyond the Kei", and a bronze plaque has been erected under a large milkwood tree in Peddie by the Monuments Commission recording the Fingo's declaration of loyalty to "God and the King". Fingo people congregate around the old milkwood tree on 14 May every year for
a remembrance service. Fingos were enslaved by the Xhosas. The word AmaMfengu means homeless beggars. These were people who had been defeated and driven from their own land by Chaka, the Zulu Chief, had taken refuge among Hintza's Galekas, and were treated by them as serfs.

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Matches 1 to 16 of 16

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 Millicent - wife of Henry Welsh  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I132135
2 Bradfield, Nora Sylvia  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I42768
3 Clayton, Jessie Audrey  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I11640
4 Holdstock, Bertha Elvina  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I13359
5 Jones, Sara Ann  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I37620
6 Lloyd, Sidney Robert  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I11693
7 Mann, Sarah Maria  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I42713
8 Purdon, Martha  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I16488
9 Stirk, Alfred Henry  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I6127
10 Tarr, Alan Clyde  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I42749
11 Tarr, Thomas Henry Edgar  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I16494
12 Timm, Emma May Green  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I17323
13 Timm, Geraldine Mary Millicent  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I17330
14 Welsh, Sidney Charles  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I13350
15 Wesson, Millicent Anna  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I6140
16 Wesson, Rupert Leslie  Wesleyan Methodist Church cemetery, WESLEY, Peddie District, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I113257

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