W3/4.3 *Joanna Rosina Warner = (1st) *Capt. William Wright
(1812 - 1903) [m.1827] (1800 - between 1836 and 1840)
= (2nd) *Capt. William Stanford
[m. 1847] (1820 - 1856)
*Joanna Rosina Warner was the third child and second daughter of *Henry Warner and his wife * Elizabeth Warner nee Blacker. She was born on 3.12.1812 in Bristol, England and emigrated with her parents and their family in 1820, aged eight, in Smith's party on the 'Stentor' from Liverpool. They had moved from Bristol when she was five and lived in Manchester for three years.
In Cape Town Smith's party were transferred from the 'Stentor' to the 'Weymouth' and, on arrival in Albany, the party was located at George Vale, near the Rufane River. Presumably, Joanna Rosina remained with her parents in the Albany district during her youth. Her youngest sister, Caroline Elizabeth Warner, died of small pox and was buried in Bathurst in 1836. However, by then she had married Capt. William Wright, the marriage taking place on 21.10.1827.
[Note: IGI has the date of marriage as 25.10.1827 in Albany, Cape of Good Hope.]
Although not confirmed, it is understood that this William Wright (there were at least three people of the same name among the Settlers) was the one who came out, aged 20, in Neave's party, also on the 'Stentor'. On reaching Cape Town, this party was first located on the left bank of the Zonderendrivier, in the Caledon district but, shortly thereafter, most of them were moved to Albany to join the other Settler parties. Joseph Neave, himself, remained in the Caledon district.
There were three children of this marriage, the son, William, being born about 1834 and two daughters, Rose and Mary Jane (Mimmie). The date of William's death is not known but some years elapsed between then and her second marriage, during which time she and the children resided with her father or brother at the mission stations.
On 6.1.1847 Joanna Rosina Wright nee Warner married her second husband, Captain William Stanford, in Fort Armstrong; he was the son of *John and *Maria Stanford and there were also three children born of this marriage, all of them being boys.
William Stanford was the sixth child of *John and *Maria Stanford and was born in Albany not long after their arrival in the Cape Colony in 1820. His marriage to Joanna Rosina Wright nee Warner in Fort Armstrong was officiated by the Rev. William Ritchie Thomson. He was born in 1820 in Albany, Cape, the son of *John and Maria Stanford, Settlers in Bowker's party on the 'Weymouth'. His father died when he was twelve years old and his mother remarried, to another Settler, the widower *Daniel Flinn, when William was fifteen.
The couple first lived in Alice, Eastern Province and then they settled at Buckkraal, where William Stanford attained the rank of Captain with the F.A.M.P. and then became a member of the St. Victoria Mounted Police. He died at the early age of 36 as the result of the amputation of a leg following upon a riding accident on 20.5.1826 at Rural Lodge, Buckkraal, near Peddie. He was buried at Fort Beaufort.
Thereafter, during her sons childhood, Joanna Rosina Stanford nee Warner, resided with her brother, Joseph Cox Warner, for some years and he and her sister, Mary Stanford, assisted her with the boy's early education. She lived to the age of 91, dying at the home of her daughter in Grey Street, Queenstown, Cape Colony (later Eastern province) on 7.9.1903. A beautiful leaded light pane window was erected to her memory in the Anglican Church in Queenstown where it can be seen to this day on the left hand side, towards the altar.
The children and descendants of Joanna Rosina Warner and William Wright were:
c.1. William Wright born about 1834, died 2.5.1910 Queenstown, C.C.
He became the first Chief Magistrate of Tembuland and
Civil Commissioner of the Colony
m. 2. 6.1864, Alice, Cape
Edith Charlotte Wynne, the daughter of William Wynne and
Mary Ann Wynne nee Pomeroy
She was born on 20.8.1844 in Alice and died 1928 on the South
Coast of Natal
They had 10 children:
(i) Edith Wright b 1864? d. South Coast, Natal, Unmarried
(ii) Edgar Wright b. 1866? . Bathurst, Cape m. ..?..
[Note: Name Edgar given on tree in Albany Museum, Grahamstown but on IGI the name Ada Wright given as born in 1866 - and so needs either confirmation or correction]
(iii) William George Wood Wright b. 29.11.1868 Stutterheim, C.P.;
d.8.11.1943 Pinetown, Natal. He became a magistrate.
m. (1st) Minnieval Ann Hockey b. 20. 4.1875 Burgersdorp,C.P.;
d. 18. 3.1917 Cala, Transkei. Daughter of James T. Hockey
m.(2nd) Edith Young
The children of the first marriage were:
(a) Kenneth Hockey Wright b. 1. 5.1902 m. Elizabeth Muir
(1) Rosemary Wright divorced (1st) husband; married
Hans Hoog Oates.
(2) Elizabeth Joyce Wright m??..
(3) Geraldine Wright m. Martin Evans
(4) Kenneth William Wright b. 28.6.1942 m.Barbara ..?..
(b) William Aubrey Wright b. 3. 7.1903
m. Alice Miller in Kokstad, East Griqualand on 2.1.1932
(1)Christopher Wynne Wright b.1.10.1932 Kokstad
m.Wilma Haden on 22.2.1958 Durban, Natal
(I) Bruce Graeme Wright
b. 29. 6.1959 Pietermaritzburg
(II) Keith Haden Wright
b. 8.12.1960 Durban
(III) Duncan Christopher Wright
b. 24. 2.1962 Greytown
(2)Jeffrey Gordon Wright b. 22. 6.1934 Durban
m.Mary Ann Sim
(I) Mark Jeffrey Wright b.7.8.1960 Durban
(II) Andrew David Wright b. 24.8.1962 Durban
(III) Susan Mary Wright b. 1. 3.1964 Durban
(3)Helen Minnieval Wright b. 1. 7.1938 Durban
m. John Black
(I) John Shelton Black b. 1967 Durban
(c) Minnieval Joyce Wright b. 8. 6.1905 d. 2. 7.1932 Ndola Northern Rhodesia m. Dr. John Symington
(d) Stella Ann Wright b. 28. 4.1908 m. Glyn Jones - 2 sons, 1 daughter
(e) Leslie Hockey Wright b. 7.10.1909 m. Mary ..?..
(f) Wynne Hockey (Bob) b. 1. 6.1911 m. (1st) Joyce Frances ..?..
Divorced m. (2nd) Margaret Graeme
(vi)Gordon Wright b. ca.1871(?) d. ..?.. Kroonstad, Orange Free State - Farmer
(v) Nora Wright b. 1873 m. ..?.. Hanker d. 1965 Durban
(vi) Alma Elliot Wright b. 9.12.1877 King William's Town, C.C.
m.Guy Nourse in 1903 Queenstown C.C.; d. 1916 Amanzimtoti, Natal
(vii) Louis Wright b. ca. 1879 (?) d. 4.8.1914 Nairobi, Kenya; m. ..?..
He was an attorney.
(viii) Kenneth Wright b. ca. 1881 (?) m. Victoria ..?.. Both killed in motor accident - 2 daughters: Madeleine Wright and Shirley Wright
(ix) Helen Wright b. ca. 1883 (?) m. Jim Bradfield
(x) Olive Wright b. ca. 1885 (?) m. (1st) ..?.. Kingman - one child
Married 4 times.
c.2. Rose Wright - No dates or places have been traced for her but she married
(1st) Bradshaw Daniel Bell, the widower of Caroline Elizabeth Warner.
[Refer to separate section on W3/4.4 * Caroline Elizabeth Warner]
He was born in ca. 1815/16 in Enniskillen, Ireland and died 9.11.1858 at Fort Armstrong, Cape. There was no issue of this marriage. She married (2nd) Edward Cottrell (no dates traced) There were 3 children of this marriage: (i) Vincent Cottrell; (ii) Godfrey Cottrell and (iii) Winnie Cottrell who married Ernest Roberts, grandson of Bradshaw Daniel Bell and son of Samuel Henry Roberts and Jane Elizabeth Roberts (nee Bell)
c.3 Mary Jane Wright - date and place of birth untraced but she died 16.3.1914 Uitenhage, Cape. She married Louis Antoine Chabaud in 1859, probably in Uitenhage. He was born on 21.2.1831 and christened on 27.3.1831 at St Mary's church, Port Elizabeth, E.P. He was the Inspector of Native Territories and the son of Settlers *John and *Dorothy Chabaud. His father emigrated in Wilkinson's party on the 'Amphitrite', the party's location being on the Blaaukrantz River and called 'New Essex'. His siblings were: (a) Gustavis Pullen Chabaud; (b) Eugene Gordon Chabaud (born 24.6.1827; c. 12.8.1827 Uitenhage; m. Maria Cornellia Magdaline ..?.. - child Eugene b. 23.8.1863 Uitenhage) (c) Adela Dorothy Chabaud (b. 11.9.1854; c.21.12.1854, St Mary's church, Port Elizabeth; married ..?.. Lenz). (d?) Possibly others.
The children of Mary Jane Wright and Louis Antoine Chabaud were;
(i) (?) Charles Chabaud
(ii) Minnie Chabaud m. ..?.. Stead - 1 child: Minnie Stead
(iii) Louis Chabaud b. 1869 Alexandria, C.C. m. Amy ..?.. - 1 child : Isoline m. ..?.. Kockett
(iv) Eugene Warner Chabaud b. 1869 Alexandria, C.C. d. 23.10.1891 Madagascar. Unmarried.
(v) Effie Chabaud m. ..?.. Jellicorse ; children: Stella and Eugenie Diane
(vi) Claude Wright Chabaud d. 21.4.1924 Uitenhage, Cape. Civil Commissioner and R.M. in Port Elizabeth. Unmarried
(vii) Connie Chabaud m. ..?.. Dreyer
The children and descendants of Joanna Rosina Warner and William Stanford were:
c.1. Robert William Stanford - Assistant Chief Magistrate
b.29.10.1847 Fort Armstrong, Cape
d. 1. 8.1932 Port St Johns, Natal
m. ca. 1874 Queenstown, C.C.
Elizabeth Maud Cornish nee Driver, daughter of Edward Driver and
Anne Driver nee Thackwray
b. 3. 8.1843
c. 19.9.1923 Kokstad, Cape
Issue: 3 children
[Refer to section under the Stanford and the Driver Family Connections]
c.2. Walter Ernest Mortimer Stanford - Chief Magistrate
b. 2. 8.1850 Alice, Cape
d. 9. 9.1933 Rondebosch, Cape Town.
m. 7. 6.1883 Port Elizabeth, E.P.
Sarah Alice Walker
b. 15. 1.1859 King William's Town
d. 11.12.1937 Somerset West, Cape
daughter of Joseph Walker and Dorothy Walker nee Driver
Issue: 7 children
[Refer to section under the Stanford and the Walker Family Connections]
c.3. Arthur Henry Bell Stanford - Chief Magistrate
b. 14. 2.1854 Alice, Cape
d. 18. 9.1925 Umtata, Transkei
m.23. 6.1880 Umtata, Transkei
Anna Maria Blakeway
b. 3. 1. 1854/5 Fort Beaufort District
d. 31. 5.1909 Umtata, Transkei
daughter of Frederick Charles Blakeway (Magistrate) (b.1821 d.31.12.1896) and Elizabeth Ann Blakeway nee Ross
Issue: 6 children
[Refer to section under Stanford Family Connection]
WRIGHT FAMILY CONNECTION.
From: 'Roll of British Settlers in South Africa' - E. Morse Jones
WRIGHT - William 20; party Neaves; ship Stentor.
Extracted from the Settler lists in the Cape Town Archives
From: 'The Settler Handbook' - M. D. Nash
No 34, on the Colonial Department list, led by Joseph Neave, a bank clerk of Liverpool. Neave was the son of a substantial farmer and miller and had entered a banking house at 17: he told the Colonial Department that on his salary of one hundred pounds per year and with no prospects of promotion he could not afford to support his wife who was still living with her parents. He proposed to emigrate with a party of labourers, and if he prospered his wife would be able to join him within a few years. Neave's application was supported by a recommendation from Charles Stoker Dudley Esq..
This was a proprietary party, recruited in Liverpool: Neave undertook to give each of his men the use of 20 acres of land and to feed and clothe them in return for their Labour. After five years they would receive title to their 20 acres plus a gift of ten pounds, a cow and a pig. Neave asked to be located near Hayhurst's party; also from Liverpool, and proposed that the two groups should form themselves into a corps of militia - a suggestion that received no encouragement from the Colonial Department.
The party left Liverpool in the regular freight ship Stentor on 13 January 1820, reaching Table Bay on 19 April, where her charter expired and all her passengers were disembarked. Two of the Settler parties on board were transhipped to the Weymouth to be taken on to Algoa Bay; the three proprietary parties led by Neave, the Griffiths brothers and Thomas White as well as Capt. Duncan Campbell's party from the Weymouth were assigned land at the Zonder End River about 70 miles from Cape Town. White, Campbell and Griffiths refused to accept their locations and were given the option of removal to Albany; the Griffiths chose to remain in the Western districts, as did Neave, although he did not persevere for long with agriculture and his party soon dispersed to find other employment.
[N.B. William Wright's name does not appear on the list of Neave's party given in the above named book]
A traditional family story, which has come down through the Wright family, claims that Joanna Rosina nee Warner used to say 'I married William Wright for security - but I married William Stanford for love.' However, members of the Stanford family have always wondered why she waited so long before marrying William Stanford as, they claim, he pressed his suite for some years prior to being accepted - perhaps the difference in ages had something to do with the delay. As the date of death of William Wright has not been ascertained, one does not actually know how long she remained a widow.