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Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa


Notes: When it was visited by James Backhouse in December 1838 he wrote the following:

“On approaching Grahams Town, we were struck with the uninviting appearance of its site, which is in a naked country, at the foot of a low, rocky, sandstone ridge … The present town consists of a few streets, one of which is spacious, and serves as a market-place.
The streets are regularly laid out; and the houses are neat, and white, or yellow. The inhabitants are about 4,000, almost exclusively English. There are places of worship belonging to the Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, Methodists, Baptists, and Independents. Adjacent to the town there are kraals or villages of Fingoes and Khoikhoi.”
Thomas Baines visited the town in March 1848 and reported that: “… we entered the town by New Street which seemed, by far, more prolific of canteens and … retail stores, than of private dwellings … (Graham’s Town) contained at the time of my arrival a population of six thousand persons, of whom one-fourth were coloured, and houses to the number of seven hundred and fifty. Its principal streets cross each other at right angles, and at their point of intersection is placed the English Church, a plain Gothic building…”


Latitude: -33.3117, Longitude: 26.5318


Matches 2851 to 2857 of 2857

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
2851 Zimmerman, Ronwyn Elizabeth  27 Aug 1922Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa I130962
2852 Zimmerman, Sidney Conrad  31 Oct 1904Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa I131609
2853 Zimmerman, Trevellyan Herbert  28 May 1903Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa I108599
2854 Zimmerman, Valerie Mary  16 Aug 1907Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa I12709
2855 Zimmerman, Wilfred Allister  12 Sep 1890Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa I127669
2856 Zimmerman, William Leslie  23 Mar 1884Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa I127670
2857 Zimmerman, William Owen  29 Mar 1899Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa I129644

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