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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 Bowker, Bradley Richard   I121764
68 Bowker, Kerry Lee   I116868
69 Bowren, Charles David   I8565
70 Bradfield, Hayley Jaclyn   I73390
71 Bradfield, Lila   I99494
72 Bradfield, Warren Michael   I73391
73 Bradley, Tyrone Jon   I50553
74 Bradley, Warren Rolf   I50554
75 Bransgrove, Doris Marian  25 Mar 1904Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I153349
76 Brayshaw, Bertram Maclear  24 May 1902Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I1256
77 Brennan, Eric Shaun   I102329
78 Brennan, Michael James   I102328
79 Brennan, Sharon Eileen   I102330
80 Bresler, Lucille   I127945
81 Brickhill, Esme Joyce  1 Jan 1921Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I121813
82 Brickhill, Joan Mavis  6 Mar 1924Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I121814
83 Brittain, Samuel James  1896Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I12345
84 Brough, Lynette   I111863
85 Brune, Caryn Ann   I92631
86 Brune, Claire   I92624
87 Brune, Nicola Jane   I92633
88 Brune, Paula   I92625
89 Brune, Sean Grant   I92632
90 Bucksey, Richard   I40438
91 Burden, Mandy   I129735
92 Burgin, Justen Michael   I62817
93 Burgin, Warren George   I62818
94 Burton, Patricia   I78309
95 Butler, Gael Jennifer   I165245
96 Caldecott, Brett   I81360
97 Caldecott, Matthew   I81406
98 Campbell, Colin Blaine  11 May 1919Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I147244
99 Campbell, Craig   I13494
100 Campbell-Howard, Shaina  Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I160856

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
51 Botha, Louisa Johanna Emilia  25 Aug 1913Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I14546
52 Boucher, Susanna Luseana  16 Aug 1976Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I24869
53 Boucher, Wilhelmina  18 Jun 1978Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I24879
54 Bowker, Harold Dugard  27 Aug 1963Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I1008
55 Bowker, Katherine Mitford  25 Feb 1927Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I187
56 Bowker, Ronald James  18 Mar 2002Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I120872
57 Bowker, Susan Ivy  Abt 1967Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I301
58 Bowles, George Zacheriah  14 Jan 1963Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I36716
59 Bowles, Jessie Margaret  20 Oct 1972Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I59831
60 Brady, Martin Wilson Taylor Bellingham  29 Jan 1984Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I70598
61 Bramwell, Penelope  Jun 1974Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I36151
62 Brent, Alan Charlton  5 Aug 2013Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I82221
63 Brent, Kathleen  23 Jan 1998Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I47993
64 Brett, Ninon Estelle Frances  9 Feb 1998Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I102734
65 Breuer, Theodora Johanna Christina  8 Feb 2003Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I120722
66 Brickhill, Quentin Guy  Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I121812
67 Brokensha, Esme Margret  10 Aug 1983Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I36512
68 Brown, Christiana  13 Jan 1870Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I6296
69 Brownlee, William Thomson  27 Apr 1933Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I5054
70 Brunox, Louise Marie  1944Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I94366
71 Burton, Leonard Francis Walter  3 Dec 1989Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I78285
72 Butler, Ronald Charles  1976Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I122186
73 Cadle, Henrietta Catherine  8 Jun 1891Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I113870
74 Cairns, Hester Magdalene  24 Aug 1936Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I156707
75 Calder, Noel Shepstone  8 Oct 1983Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I58880
76 Calverley, James  5 Dec 1850Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I39559
77 Camp, Cora Angela  28 Aug 1965Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I54720
78 Campbell, Marilyn Sue  Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I110468
79 Carlisle, Silvia Blanche  21 Jul 1994Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I74284
80 Carr-Hartley, Thomas  7 Dec 1992Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I88710
81 Cato, Christopher Joseph  20 Mar 1867Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I132681
82 Cato, George Christopher  1893Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I132680
83 Cato, Orlando William  14 Jun 1912Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I160366
84 Cawood, Carey Hobson  22 Dec 2000Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I60432
85 Cawood, Frances Julia  31 May 2002Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I123764
86 Cawood, Lawrence Alfred  6 Sep 1987Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I92383
87 Cawood, Margaret Hester Rhoda  14 Dec 1988Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I55098
88 Cayzer, Julia Ann  15 Dec 1851Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I4868
89 Chalmers, Geraldine Frances  6 Oct 1942Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I105261
90 Chandler, Edward  3 Oct 1976Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I36588
91 Chandler, Elizabeth Anne  12 Apr 1964Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I36731
92 Charlton, Joan Muriel Crompton  31 Dec 1989Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I32289
93 Clack, Gerald Stanley  31 Dec 1971Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I129399
94 Clarke, Elizabeth  1793Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I50029
95 Cockcroft, Athol Ernest  11 Dec 1973Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I108157
96 Cockcroft, Ernest Evelyn  30 Oct 1977Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I108210
97 Cockcroft, Evelyn Wood Shepstone  9 Apr 1964Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I107648
98 Cockcroft, Helen Elizabeth  22 Feb 1987Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I33109
99 Cockcroft, Irene Ada  2 May 1977Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I12832
100 Cockcroft, Philip Henry Gordon  17 Dec 1986Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa I108221

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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 Fouche / Parker   F44965
88 Foxcroft / O'Sullivan  22 Jun 1922Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F17707
89 Fraser / Matthews   F55756
90 Freemantle / Barber   F12505
91 Freemantle / Duysel   F12446
92 Freemantle / Fagan   F12502
93 Freemantle / Geithrie   F12499
94 Funkey / Evans   F46133
95 Futter / Smart   F29422
96 Fynn / Taylor  Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F4058
97 Gammie / Bowman  24 Apr 1918Durban, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa F53219
98 Giddy / Krugel   F20930
99 Gifford / Wilson   F24783
100 Glanville / Sterley   F41586

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