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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 
51 Blair, Rodney Charles  Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I83694
52 Bloemhof, Hope   I127815
53 Blore, Jennifer Marigold  1935Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I158417
54 Bodill, Pamela Margaret   I53489
55 Borland, Godfret  Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I127584
56 Bosch, Gerald   I27032
57 Boshoff, Angelo   I40417
58 Botha, Candice Damant   I27287
59 Botha, Franwyn Damant   I27285
60 Botha, Janine   I169408
61 Botha, Kenric Damant   I27286
62 Bothma, Yolande   I27037
63 Botterill, Edna Ruth  17 Jan 1928Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I125066
64 Bouman, Robert Anthony   I81030
65 Bouttell, Lional Miles   I76200
66 Bouttell, Roland Andre   I75845
67 Bowden, Brett Quinton   I170779
68 Bowker, Bradley Richard   I121764
69 Bowker, Kerry Lee   I116868
70 Bowren, Charles David   I8565
71 Bradfield, Hayley Jaclyn   I73390
72 Bradfield, Lila   I99494
73 Bradfield, Warren Michael   I73391
74 Bradley, Tyrone Jon   I50553
75 Bradley, Warren Rolf   I50554
76 Bransgrove, Doris Marian  25 Mar 1904Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I153349
77 Brayshaw, Bertram Maclear  24 May 1902Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I1256
78 Brennan, Eric Shaun   I102329
79 Brennan, Michael James   I102328
80 Brennan, Sharon Eileen   I102330
81 Bresler, Lucille   I127945
82 Brickhill, Esme Joyce  1 Jan 1921Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I121813
83 Brickhill, Joan Mavis  6 Mar 1924Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I121814
84 Brittain, Samuel James  1896Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I12345
85 Brough, Lynette   I111863
86 Brune, Caryn Ann   I92631
87 Brune, Claire   I92624
88 Brune, Nicola Jane   I92633
89 Brune, Paula   I92625
90 Brune, Sean Grant   I92632
91 Bucksey, Richard   I40438
92 Burden, Mandy   I129735
93 Burgin, Justen Michael   I62817
94 Burgin, Warren George   I62818
95 Burton, Patricia   I78309
96 Butler, Gael Jennifer   I165245
97 Caldecott, Brett   I81360
98 Caldecott, Matthew   I81406
99 Campbell, Colin Blaine  11 May 1919Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I147244
100 Campbell, Craig   I13494

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
51 Bodley, Richard John Robert  18 Mar 2006Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I164398
52 Bolton, Ann Kathleen  31 Aug 1950Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I70187
53 Botha, Louisa Johanna Emilia  25 Aug 1913Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I14546
54 Boucher, Susanna Luseana  16 Aug 1976Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I24869
55 Boucher, Wilhelmina  18 Jun 1978Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I24879
56 Bowker, Harold Dugard  27 Aug 1963Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I1008
57 Bowker, Katherine Mitford  25 Feb 1927Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I187
58 Bowker, Ronald James  18 Mar 2002Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I120872
59 Bowker, Susan Ivy  Abt 1967Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I301
60 Bowles, George Zacheriah  14 Jan 1963Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I36716
61 Bowles, Jessie Margaret  20 Oct 1972Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I59831
62 Bradfield, Beatrice May  3 May 2006Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I173855
63 Brady, Martin Wilson Taylor Bellingham  29 Jan 1984Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I70598
64 Bramwell, Penelope  Jun 1974Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I36151
65 Brent, Alan Charlton  5 Aug 2013Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I82221
66 Brent, Kathleen  23 Jan 1998Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I47993
67 Brett, Ninon Estelle Frances  9 Feb 1998Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I102734
68 Breuer, Theodora Johanna Christina  8 Feb 2003Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I120722
69 Brickhill, James Alexander  27 Nov 1892Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I144745
70 Brickhill, Quentin Guy  Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I121812
71 Brokensha, Esme Margret  10 Aug 1983Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I36512
72 Brown, Christiana  13 Jan 1870Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I6296
73 Brownlee, William Thomson  27 Apr 1933Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I5054
74 Brunox, Louise Marie  1944Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I94366
75 Burton, Leonard Francis Walter  3 Dec 1989Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I78285
76 Butler, Ronald Charles  1976Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I122186
77 Cadle, Henrietta Catherine  8 Jun 1891Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I113870
78 Cairns, Hester Magdalene  24 Aug 1936Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I156707
79 Calder, Noel Shepstone  8 Oct 1983Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I58880
80 Caldwell, Dorothy Aileen  10 Dec 1968Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I164395
81 Calverley, James 1820 Settler  5 Dec 1850Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I39559
82 Camp, Cora Angela  28 Aug 1965Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I54720
83 Campbell, Berenice  Abt 1975Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I18320
84 Campbell, Marilyn Sue  Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I110468
85 Cannon, Ruby Guinevere  19 Jan 1977Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I3362
86 Carlisle, Silvia Blanche  21 Jul 1994Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I74284
87 Carr-Hartley, Thomas  7 Dec 1992Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I88710
88 Cato, Christopher Joseph  20 Mar 1867Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I132681
89 Cato, George Christopher  1893Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I132680
90 Cato, Orlando William  14 Jun 1912Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I160366
91 Cawood, Carey Hobson  22 Dec 2000Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I60432
92 Cawood, Frances Julia  31 May 2002Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I123764
93 Cawood, Lawrence Alfred  6 Sep 1987Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I92383
94 Cawood, Margaret Hester Rhoda  14 Dec 1988Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I55098
95 Cayzer, Julia Ann  15 Dec 1851Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I4868
96 Chalmers, Geraldine Frances  6 Oct 1942Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I105261
97 Chandler, Edward  3 Oct 1976Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I36588
98 Chandler, Elizabeth Anne  12 Apr 1964Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I36731
99 Charlton, Joan Muriel Crompton  31 Dec 1989Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I32289
100 Clack, Gerald Stanley  31 Dec 1971Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I129399

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   Family    Married    Family ID 
51 Cockcroft / Dijkstra   F39266
52 Cockcroft / Galbraith   F38914
53 Cockcroft / Greeff   F38899
54 Cockcroft / MacLeod  3 Dec 1940Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F38905
55 Cockcroft / Tainton   F38915
56 Coleman / van den Heuvel   F40421
57 Collins / Pike  23 Dec 1909Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F51342
58 Corbitt / Wilson  8 Apr 1936Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F24791
59 Cox / Harris   F39667
60 Craig / Coubrough   F16745
61 Crawford / Dale   F45721
62 Crewe-Brown / Cornforth   F30711
63 Crout / MacKay   F40320
64 Cullen / Artz   F39881
65 Daniell / Addey   F54422
66 Darroch / Reynolds   F16497
67 Davidson / McMaster   F37315
68 Davidson / Ridinger   F43370
69 Davis / Edwards   F45089
70 De Croes / Webb   F35013
71 Deacon / Rosslee   F36790
72 Dell / Kevan   F36664
73 Dickerson / Milbank   F19392
74 Eales / Crosby   F37359
75 Edwards / Nel   F33511
76 Engel / Nicol   F39203
77 Enslin / Denny   F18263
78 Erikson / Chapman  23 Jan 1943Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F45915
79 Eva / Stuart  Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F39600
80 Eva / Tarr   F28554
81 Evans / Cayzer  5 Jul 1849Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F1820
82 Farley / Moller   F16048
83 Fenton / Konigkramer  1 Feb 1937Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F16333
84 Field / Secker  4 Jun 1924Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F58844
85 Fincham / Fouche  19 Jun 1947Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F12292
86 Fleming / Kidson  6 Jul 1887Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F44881
87 Ford / Adamson  7 Nov 1936Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F61155
88 Fouche / Parker   F44965
89 Foxcroft / O'Sullivan  22 Jun 1922Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F17707
90 Fraser / Matthews   F55756
91 Freemantle / Barber   F12505
92 Freemantle / Duysel   F12446
93 Freemantle / Fagan   F12502
94 Freemantle / Geithrie   F12499
95 Funkey / Evans   F46133
96 Futter / Smart   F29422
97 Fynn / Taylor  Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F4058
98 Gale / Walter   F61134
99 Gammie / Bowman  24 Apr 1918Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F53219
100 Giddy / Krugel   F20930

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