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Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa


Notes: Durban - a short history

In 1822 Lieutenant James King, captain of the ship Salisbury, together with Lt. Francis George Farewell, both ex-Royal Navy officers from the Napoleonic Wars, were engaged in trade between the Cape and Delagoa Bay. On a return trip to the Cape in 1823 they were caught in a very bad storm and decided to risk the Bar and anchor in the Bay of Natal. The crossing went off well and they found safe anchor from the storm. Lt. King decided to map the Bay and named the "Salisbury and Farewell Islands". In 1824 Lt. Farewell together with a trading company called J.R.Thompson & Co. decided to open trade relations with Shaka the Zulu King and establish a trading station at the Bay. Henry Francis Fynn, another trader at Delagoa Bay was also involved in this venture. Fynn left Delagoa Bay and sailed for The Bay of Natal on the brig Julia while Farewell followed six weeks later on the Antelope. Between them they had 26 possible settlers, but only 18 stayed. On a visit to King Shaka, Henry Francis Fynn was able to befriend the King by helping him recover from a stab wound suffered as a result of an assassination attempt by one of his half-brothers. As a token of Shaka’s gratitude, he granted Fynn a “25-mile strip of coast a hundred miles in depth.” On 7 August 1824 they concluded negotiations with King Shaka for a cession of land, including the Bay of Natal and land extending ten miles south of the Bay, twenty-five miles north of the Bay and one hundred miles inland. Farewell took possession of this grant and raised the Union Jack with a Royal Salute, which consisted of 4 cannon shots and twenty musket shots. Of the original 18 would be settlers, only 6 remained, and they can be regarded as the founding members of Port Natal as a British colony. These 6 were joined by Lt. James Saunders King and Nathaniel Isaacs in 1825.

The modern city of Durban thus dates from 1824 when the settlement was established on the northern shores of the bay near today's Farewell Square.

During a meeting of 35 European residents in Fynn's territory on 23 June 1835, it was decided to build a capital town and name it "d'Urban" after Sir Benjamin d'Urban, then governor of the Cape Colony.


Latitude: -29.8586227, Longitude: 31.0259636


Durban Bay 1840s
Durban Bay 1840s
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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
201 Dorkin, Richard James Bernard  18 Mar 1866Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I117484
202 Douglas, Asthore Muriel  6 Sep 1922Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I67764
203 Douglas, Luke James   I31728
204 Douglas, Naiomi Ann   I31729
205 Driver, Brandon Scott   I101918
206 Driver, Colin David Stanford   I1495
207 Driver, Rhys Thomas   I101919
208 Driver, Warren Christopher   I101920
209 du Toit-Westly, Sandra   I70028
210 Duncan-Brown, Lindsay   I75428
211 Dyer, Joanne   I32048
212 Dyer, Jonathan James   I32050
213 Dyer, Rhys Stewart   I32049
214 Eayrs, Denise Margaret   I62974
215 Eayrs, Marilyn Ann   I62648
216 Elliot, Marlene Rosalie   I109642
217 Elliott, Amy   I101081
218 Ellis, Margaret Alienor Anson   I99430
219 Elston, John Vernon  7 Jan 1900Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I104546
220 Engel, Philip Jonathon   I109533
221 Engel, Warren Mark   I109535
222 Ennion, Ethel Frances  5 Jan 1884Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I143775
223 Enslin, Rowan   I50560
224 Enslin, Thomas   I50561
225 Evans, Ann Julia  9 Dec 1851Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I4869
226 Evans, Claire Lynn   I45379
227 Evans, Colleen Tracy   I129566
228 Evans, Enid Norah Joan  Abt 1888Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I15201
229 Evens, Keith Lewis Morgan  1933Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I24631
230 Fagan, Colleen Louis   I36271
231 Farley, Alan Michael   I45384
232 Farley, Brett Craig   I45386
233 Farley, Karen Lisa   I45393
234 Farley, Lindsay Ann   I45397
235 Farley, Mark Andrew   I45398
236 Farley, Sheilah Maureen   I45405
237 Fay, Julia Louise   I81125
238 Fenton, Cedric  11 Jan 1913Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I46122
239 Ferguson, John Cross  1 Nov 1909Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I117512
240 Ferreira, Christo   I104727
241 Ferreira, Peter   I102510
242 Ferreira, Riette   I104728
243 Flemming, Robynne Anne   I26024
244 Flook, Alice Louisa  16 Apr 1923Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I34903
245 Flook, Debra Ann   I46046
246 Flook, Doris Mabel  6 Nov 1920Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I34884
247 Flook, Edith  16 Sep 1918Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I34904
248 Flook, Gareth Victor   I46048
249 Flook, George Edward   I46045
250 Flook, Gregory George   I46047

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
201 Glanz, Wilhelmina Helen  30 Jun 1945Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I150327
202 Glass, Edward Lancelot  1972Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I12932
203 Glass, Herbert John  Abt 1975Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I22887
204 Glass, Horace Walter  5 Feb 1978Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I12921
205 Gold, Alice Winifred  20 Sep 1941Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I1732
206 Goldswain, Clifford William Jeremiah  4 Dec 1943Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I13082
207 Goodricke, John  26 Aug 1931Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I147219
208 Goosen, Florence Maud  11 Apr 1993Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I36707
209 Goss, Patrick  6 May 1948Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I93453
210 Goss, Percy Pierton  18 Jul 1946Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I93441
211 Gove, Eleanor Isabella  30 Sep 1988Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I102730
212 Gradwell, Gladys Daisy  22 Oct 1992Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I61213
213 Graham, Arthur James Leonard  15 May 1964Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I110548
214 Graham, Sylvia Pamela  2008Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I110555
215 Grant, Mary Jane  23 Jun 1939Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I152974
216 Greathead, Dorothy Charlotte  15 Mar 1974Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I3881
217 Greathead, Joyce  1999Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I113641
218 Green, Caroline  27 Jul 1922Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I106675
219 Greene, Agnes Edith  23 Feb 1879Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I23911
220 Greene, Thomas  21 Mar 1903Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I23898
221 Grenfell, Margaret May  19 Oct 1948Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I77899
222 Griffin, Sarah  28 Sep 1907Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I132665
223 Hacking, Seymour Hesketh Ernest  13 Feb 1988Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I161499
224 Halse, Clive Grey  28 May 2002Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I119918
225 Halse, Edmund George  19 Mar 1985Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I119928
226 Halse, Royden Henry  16 Aug 1970Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I113591
227 Halse, Thomas Henry  25 Nov 1991Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I119995
228 Hamlin, Frederick Pitt  29 Apr 1911Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I25608
229 Hamlin, Guy Herbert  18 Sep 1918Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I26732
230 Hamlin, Ian Maurice  17 Sep 1972Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I26731
231 Hamlin, Maurice Edwin  7 Feb 1951Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I26725
232 Hamlin, Percy Evans  25 Jan 1940Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I26724
233 Hamlin, Trevor  20 May 1915Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I26730
234 Hancock, Alice Rachel  17 Jan 1990Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I54711
235 Hancock, Elizabeth McKenzie  5 May 1934Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I91195
236 Hancock, George Sydney   I54714
237 Harding, Edna  1982Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I57102
238 Harrild, Lilian Annie  17 Jul 1988Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I101134
239 Harris, Eliza  12 Jun 1972Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I165249
240 Harris, Vernon  30 Dec 1995Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I59798
241 Hart, Frances Jane Perkins  15 Dec 1929Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I69068
242 Hart, Stephanus Meintjies  6 Oct 1969Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I573
243 Hartley, Mabel Lucy  12 Jun 1958Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I13552
244 Harvey, Charles Brand  5 Oct 1949Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I135544
245 Hayter, Gerald Eric John  29 Oct 1976Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I32346
246 Heathcote, George Gage  1 Jan 1854Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I3001
247 Heathcote, Marion Alice  10 Dec 1961Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I74151
248 Henchie, Eileen Mavis  24 Sep 1988Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I65266
249 Herbst, Thelma Lucy Elizabeth  1 May 1977Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I27300
250 Hewitt, Annie Reed  2 Jun 1941Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I78924

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   Family    Married    Family ID 
201 Melvill / Ford   F33375
202 Melvill / Lawson   F33378
203 Melville / Chaning-Pearce   F36775
204 Melville / Frölich   F36770
205 Merrick / Atkinson   F25637
206 Merrick / du Toit-Westly   F25636
207 Millar / Schoeman   F37478
208 Miller / Flemming   F57589
209 Miller / Williams   F31117
210 Mina / Stephenson   F11259
211 Mitchley / Cadwell  Abt 1950Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F19126
212 Mostert / Cleenwerk   F58532
213 Mundell / Laing   F51148
214 Murphy / Matthews   F55752
215 Neil / Stephenson   F11254
216 Nel / Cummings   F10515
217 Nel / Hayter   F34230
218 Nel / Kirby   F49755
219 Nell / Sterley   F41582
220 Newnham / Freemantle  1951Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F12356
221 Neytzell - Dewilde / Richardson   F17352
222 Neytzell - Dewilde / Rogers   F17364
223 Nicholson / Perry   F27200
224 Nicol / van der Sandt   F39202
225 Nicoll / Sterley   F41575
226 Norton / Copley  26 Jan 1940Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F37736
227 Norton / Macklin  9 Jun 1951Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F37858
228 Norton / Taylor   F37781
229 O'Leary / Scott  Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F39853
230 Olive / Ogiilvie   F28717
231 Olivier / Griffith   F7954
232 Osbourn / Tyndall  20 Aug 1919Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F4796
233 Palmer / Flook  29 Oct 1932Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F11994
234 Parker / Byrne   F44994
235 Parker / Cormac   F44991
236 Parker / Lace  6 Jan 1917Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F43572
237 Parker / Sharp  24 Feb 1940Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F43573
238 Parrott / Angus   F29176
239 Pattinson / Phippson  8 Feb 1958Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F3044
240 Pearce / Martin   F42544
241 Peckham / Getkate   F53382
242 Perks / Denny   F12908
243 Peters / Matthews   F3924
244 Petzer / Palm  22 Jun 1949Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F37071
245 Pike / Clee  19 Mar 1949Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F35220
246 Pike / Crause   F15435
247 Pike / McGregor  7 Jun 1918Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F33758
248 Pike / Pienaar   F53045
249 Povall / Kidson  12 Apr 1892Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F44880
250 Preller / Halse   F42904

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