PAXTON & PAINTER FAMILY CONNECTIONS.
From: 'Roll of the British Settlers in South Africa' - E. Morse Jones.
 
PAXTON         -   Jesse,  39, Packer; wife: Sarah,  39; Children: Sarah, 15 ( ?) ; William, 13;
                          Charles,  11; George,  7; Henry,  5; Elizabeth, 3; David, 1.  Dixon's party on
                          'Ocean'.
 
DIXON'S  PARTY. - A party of 48 sailed from London led by John Dixon in 'Ocean'.  They were located at Waai River.  John   Dixon left after location and was succeeded by Henry Fuller.
 
DAVID PAXTON - (1818 -1876)   A son of Jesse Paxton, he sailed in 'Ocean' in 1819 and was married in 1838 to Harriet, daughter of Richard Painter.  He served in the Grahamstown Yeomanry in the War of 1846 - 1847 and was a signatory in 1853 to the Bloemfontein protest against the abandonment of the Orange Free State.
 
PAINTER      -      Richard, 35,  Gardener;  wife: Harriet, 34; children: Richard, 13; Frederick, 6; Mary, 5; Harriet 
                           Shephton's party on 'Aurora'.
 
Ship's Movements for 'Ocean':
                           Departed from London - December, 1819.   Arrived Table Bay, March 1820; Simon's Bay March 1820 and Algoa Bay April 1820
 
HARRIET MATILDA PAINTER was 7 months old when her parents brought her to South Africa in 1820.  A brother, James Benjamin Painter and a sister, Martha Painter, were born in South Africa.  Her father's name was Samuel Richard Painter and he was the son of Richard and Mary Painter of London.  Her father died on 14.11.1848.
 
From: 'Some Frontier Families' - I. Mitford Barberton & Violet White.
 
'Settler Samuel Richard Painter (1786 - 1848), eldest son of the Settler was just six months too young [ ? Seems questionable, cannot confirm] to be given a grant of land - 18 years being the required age.  The family settled first at Rietfontein between the Kowie and the Kasouga but later moved to Salem.
 
[Note: According to the Paxton Family tree in the Albany Museum, Grahamstown, Samuel Freemantle married Elizabeth, the sixth child of Jesse Paxton and Sarah Paxton nee Froy, born 1815, but the death certificate in the Cape Archives shows he married Sarah Elizabeth Paxton.  Also their photograph in the Albany Museum shows Samuel and Sarah together]
 
From: 'The Settler Handbook' - M. D. Nash.
 
DIXON'S PARTY - No: 9 on the Colonial Department List led by John Henry Dixon, a joiner and cabinet-maker of 8, Mutton Lane, Mile End Road, London.  This was a joint stock party made up of London tradesmen, all married men with families.  No recommendation for this party has been traced in the Colonial Department records to account for its selection, but Dixon's assurance that he was 'stout made and healthy' is unlikely to have been recommendation enough on its own.
                        Deposits were paid for 11 men, and the party embarked at Deptford in a regular transport ship 'Ocean', sailing from Portsmith on New Year's day 1820, and arriving in Table Bay on 29 March and Algoa Bay 15 April.  Two children were born and two died during the voyage.  The party was located at Waaiplaats on the Kaffir Kraal River.  George Marsden subsequently attached himself to Dalgairn's party.'