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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 Dickson, Judith Frances   I156038
202 Dolbey, Michael Douglas   I103964
203 Dolbey, Theresa Anne   I103965
204 Dorkin, Richard James Bernard  18 Mar 1866Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I117484
205 Douglas, Asthore Muriel  6 Sep 1922Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I67764
206 Douglas, Luke James   I31728
207 Douglas, Naiomi Ann   I31729
208 Drexler, Judith Ann Mary   I173956
209 Driver, Brandon Scott   I101918
210 Driver, Colin David Stanford   I1495
211 Driver, Rhys Thomas   I101919
212 Driver, Warren Christopher   I101920
213 du Toit-Westly, Sandra   I70028
214 Duncan-Brown, Lindsay   I75428
215 Dyer, Joanne   I32048
216 Dyer, Jonathan James   I32050
217 Dyer, Rhys Stewart   I32049
218 Eayrs, Denise Margaret   I62974
219 Eayrs, Marilyn Ann   I62648
220 Elliot, Marlene Rosalie   I109642
221 Elliott, Amy   I101081
222 Ellis, Margaret Alienor Anson   I99430
223 Elston, John Vernon  7 Jan 1900Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I104546
224 Engel, Philip Jonathon   I109533
225 Engel, Warren Mark   I109535
226 Ennion, Ethel Frances  5 Jan 1884Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I143775
227 Enslin, Rowan   I50560
228 Enslin, Thomas   I50561
229 Evans, Ann Julia  9 Dec 1851Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I4869
230 Evans, Claire Lynn   I45379
231 Evans, Colleen Tracy   I129566
232 Evans, Enid Norah Joan  Abt 1888Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I15201
233 Evens, Keith Lewis Morgan  1933Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I24631
234 Fagan, Colleen Louis   I36271
235 Farley, Alan Michael   I45384
236 Farley, Brett Craig   I45386
237 Farley, Karen Lisa   I45393
238 Farley, Lindsay Ann   I45397
239 Farley, Mark Andrew   I45398
240 Farley, Sheilah Maureen   I45405
241 Fay, Julia Louise   I81125
242 Fenton, Cedric  11 Jan 1913Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I46122
243 Ferguson, John Cross  1 Nov 1909Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I117512
244 Ferreira, Christo   I104727
245 Ferreira, Peter   I102510
246 Ferreira, Riette   I104728
247 Flemming, Robynne Anne   I26024
248 Flook, Alice Louisa  16 Apr 1923Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I34903
249 Flook, Debra Ann   I46046
250 Flook, Doris Mabel  6 Nov 1920Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I34884

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
201 Foxcroft, Ernest Darby  12 Jun 1968Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I47722
202 Francis, Arthur Alfred Dalton  2 Jan 1985Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I107863
203 Francis, Henry James  21 Jun 1921Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I28735
204 Franklin, Amy Muriel  8 Mar 1934Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I3561
205 Freemantle, Lois May  Aug 1959Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I35715
206 Freemantle, Phyllis Ida  Dec 1973Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I35713
207 Fuller, Alfred Allan  4 Jun 1969Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I126811
208 Futter, Constance Caroline  16 Feb 1964Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I45446
209 Futter, Gladys Gwendoline  Jan 1987Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I45457
210 Futter, Neilda Kathleen  26 Apr 1948Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I45453
211 Fynn, Henry Francis  20 Sep 1861Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I6014
212 Gardner, Alfred  20 Jan 1941Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I26997
213 Gardner, Douglas Walter  26 May 1976Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I78158
214 Garstang, Anthony  30 Apr 1995Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I112916
215 Gaskill, Ethel  24 Dec 1934Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I149204
216 George, Lawrence Charles  24 Feb 1971Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I158354
217 George, Philip Henry  4 Apr 1960Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I157801
218 Gibson, Malcolm Christopher Keen  22 Sep 1961Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I113665
219 Giddy, Jessie Jocelyn Atherstone  21 May 1960Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I5426
220 Gilbert, Lilian  1984Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I154459
221 Gilchrist, Mary Dunipace  31 Jan 1995Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I119875
222 Gilfillan, Valerie Nita  21 Jun 1964Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I21424
223 Glanz, Wilhelmina Helen  30 Jun 1945Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I150327
224 Glass, Edward Lancelot  1972Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I12932
225 Glass, Herbert John  Abt 1975Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I22887
226 Glass, Horace Walter  5 Feb 1978Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I12921
227 Gold, Alice Winifred  20 Sep 1941Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I1732
228 Goldswain, Clifford William Jeremiah  4 Dec 1943Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I13082
229 Goodman, Alfred  7 Oct 1951Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I172769
230 Goodricke, John  26 Aug 1931Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I147219
231 Goosen, Florence Maud  11 Apr 1993Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I36707
232 Goss, Patrick  6 May 1948Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I93453
233 Goss, Percy Pierton  18 Jul 1946Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I93441
234 Gove, Eleanor Isabella  30 Sep 1988Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I102730
235 Gradwell, Gladys Daisy  22 Oct 1992Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I61213
236 Graham, Arthur James Leonard  15 May 1964Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I110548
237 Graham, Sylvia Pamela  2008Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I110555
238 Grant, Mary Jane  23 Jun 1939Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I152974
239 Greathead, Dorothy Charlotte  15 Mar 1974Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I3881
240 Greathead, Joyce  1999Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I113641
241 Green, Caroline  27 Jul 1922Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I106675
242 Greene, Agnes Edith  23 Feb 1879Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I23911
243 Greene, Thomas  21 Mar 1903Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I23898
244 Grenfell, Margaret May  19 Oct 1948Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I77899
245 Griffin, Sarah 1820 Settler  28 Sep 1907Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I132665
246 Hacking, Seymour Hesketh Ernest  13 Feb 1988Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I161499
247 Halse, Clive Grey  28 May 2002Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I119918
248 Halse, Edmund George  19 Mar 1985Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I119928
249 Halse, Royden Henry  16 Aug 1970Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I113591
250 Halse, Thomas Henry  25 Nov 1991Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I119995

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   Family    Married    Family ID 
201 McMullen / Morillion   F37105
202 Melvill / Ford   F33375
203 Melvill / Lawson   F33378
204 Melville / Chaning-Pearce   F36775
205 Melville / Frölich   F36770
206 Merrick / Atkinson   F25637
207 Merrick / du Toit-Westly   F25636
208 Millar / Schoeman   F37478
209 Miller / Flemming   F57589
210 Miller / Williams   F31117
211 Mina / Stephenson   F11259
212 Mitchley / Cadwell  Abt 1950Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F19126
213 Montgomery / Pedlar  20 Sep 1930Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F61308
214 Mostert / Cleenwerk   F58532
215 Mundell / Laing   F51148
216 Murphy / Matthews   F55752
217 Neil / Stephenson   F11254
218 Nel / Cummings   F10515
219 Nel / Hayter   F34230
220 Nel / Kirby   F49755
221 Nell / Sterley   F41582
222 Newnham / Freemantle  1951Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F12356
223 Neytzell - Dewilde / Richardson   F17352
224 Neytzell - Dewilde / Rogers   F17364
225 Nicholson / Perry   F27200
226 Nicol / van der Sandt   F39202
227 Nicoll / Sterley   F41575
228 Norton / Copley  26 Jan 1940Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F37736
229 Norton / Macklin  9 Jun 1951Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F37858
230 Norton / Taylor   F37781
231 O'Leary / Scott  Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F39853
232 Olive / Ogiilvie   F28717
233 Olivier / Griffith   F7954
234 Osbourn / Tyndall  20 Aug 1919Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F4796
235 Palmer / Flook  29 Oct 1932Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F11994
236 Parker / Byrne   F44994
237 Parker / Cormac   F44991
238 Parker / Lace  6 Jan 1917Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F43572
239 Parker / Sharp  24 Feb 1940Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F43573
240 Parrott / Angus   F29176
241 Pattinson / Phippson  8 Feb 1958Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F3044
242 Pearce / Martin   F42544
243 Peckham / Getkate   F53382
244 Pedlar / Banor  30 Apr 1904Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F60692
245 Perks / Denny   F12908
246 Peters / Matthews   F3924
247 Petzer / Palm  22 Jun 1949Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F37071
248 Pike / Clee  19 Mar 1949Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F35220
249 Pike / Crause   F15435
250 Pike / McGregor  7 Jun 1918Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F33758

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