THE CHABAUD/PULLEN FAMILY CONNECTIONS
PULLEN - Thomas 43; party Owen's; ship Nautilus; wife Dorothy 36; family Thomas 15; Dorothy 20; Edward 14; Adelaide 18; Tindal 12; Augusta 16; William 8; Julia 10; Charles 2; Helen 7; Harriet 5; Lavina 1. Also Ann Dyke (servant ?)
CHABAUD - John 23 - Clerk; party Wilkinson's; ship Amphitrite
[Note: according to his death certificate he was born in 1799]
*John Anthony Chabaud born 1796/8 - attorney at law - born 1800 emigrated in Wilkinson's party on the 'Amphitrite', the party's location being on the Blaaukrantz River and called 'New Essex'. He married *Dorothy Chabaud nee Pullen
*John Anthony Chabaud = *Dorothy Pullen
(1797/? - 1837) (1799 - 1864/?)
*John Anthony Chabaud was the son of John Anthony Chabaud and Jeanette Chabaud nee Gordon. He was born in London and his age given on his death certificate, when he died on 21.4.1837 was 38 years, but the age given on the shipping lists was 23 in 1820. He died at the house of Thomas Pullen Lenz.
[Note: Ages given on the shipping lists were not always reliable for various reasons]
He was a Settler in Wilkinson's party on Amphitrite and he was married after his arrival in Albany to *Dorothy Pullen, whose family were Settlers in Owen's party on Nautilus. She was born on 18.5.1799 and christened on 19.6.1799 at St Luke Old Street, Finsbury, London the daughter Thomas and Dorothy Pullen. Her father *Thomas Pullen was a farmer and he emigrated with his wife and twelve children.
John Anthony Chabaud became an attorney at law and there were four children of his marriage. His wife, Dorothy, died in Port Elizabeth in February 1864 (?)
From: 'Roll of the British Settlers in South Africa' - E. Morse Jones
1796 - A member of Wilkinson's party, he sailed in Amphitrite in 1819. In 1830 he was a Notary at Port Elizabeth. He was married to Dorothy, daughter of Thomas Pullen
From: 'The Settler Handbook' - M. D. Nash
The Amphitrite was a privately chartered vessel and carried Settler for both Wilkinson and John Leigh & Co. of London as well as independent passengers, who were not connected with either group. The Agent's Return of passengers does not distinguish between these categories and the names listed below may include some of Leigh's Settlers:
(among the names:)
Chabaud - John Anthony, 23 Farmer
Departure from Portsmith December 1819; arrival at Table Bay March 1820; to Simon's Bay March, 1820.
From: 'One Titan at a Time' - Pamela Ffolliot and E. L. H. Crofts
The firm of 'Innes & Elliott' established in Port Elizabeth by the 1850's became 'McWilliams & Elliott' - this firm may rightly claim to be the first established in Port Elizabeth since the announcement of their partnership appeared in the Eastern Province Herald two months before that of Chabaud and Slater.
From: 'Roll of the British Settler in South Africa' - E. Morse Jones
A party of 25 was organised in Essex by George Wilkinson, a division of five of them being led by John Morten. They sailed in Amphitrite and were located together on the Blaauw Krantz River, the location being called New Essex. There John Fournner directed another division.
Louis Antoine Chabaud = Mary Jane Wright
(1831 - 1901) [m. 1859] ( ? - 1914)
Inspector of Native Territories. [For further details refer to section under WRIGHT FAMILY CONNECTION - c.3. Mary Jane Wright, daughter of William Wright and Rosina Warner]
From: 'The Story of the British Settlersof 1820 in South Africa' -H. E. Hockly
'Settlers who were members of this small expedition [to Pondoland] were J.M., W.M., T.H. and B.E. Bowker, James and John Cawood, W. Biddulph, C. Bailie, T. Foxcroft, Thomas Pullen, and E. Phillips. Together with a body of friendly Kaffirs they advanced as far as the Bashee River without coming in contact with the enemy. With half a dozen of the settlers just named Dundas then rode into Pondoland to make further reconnaissances; there they saw the ruin and desolation caused by the invaders (who turned out to be Fetcani and not Zulus) and narrowly escaped coming into conflict with them. After this small scouting party had again rejoined the main body, Dundas' force moved into Tembuland, where they again saw evidence of the terrible havoc wrought by the Fetcani. Near the Umtata River the opposing forces at last met, the Fetcani being defeated after a short sharp encounter. On the return of the expedition to the Colony after an absence of seven weeks, Col. Henry Somerset led a large and well equipped force into Kaffirland which overtook the Fetcani at the Kei River, defeated them in a decisive battle and drove them back.
As in the previous year, the moment all danger had been removed the Kaffirs began making trouble again robbing the colonists of cattle, sheep and horses, from three to five thousand head of stock being stolen annually and driven into Kaffirland as the spoils, not of a few large raids, but of hundreds of small ones which it was impossible to prevent effectively.'
From: Stanford's Reminiscences - van Riebeeck Series No: 39
[In 1874 Walter Stanford was appointed officer in charge of the Tambookie Location in Glen Grey ... he was recommended for the post to take administrative charge of an area in the Queenstown district.]
My duties in the main consisted of the collection of revenue, the issue of passes, and generally to act as the medium of communication between the people and the Civil Commissioner of Queenstown. I was cordially received by the people who had suffered many straits in the absence of an officer with whom they could directly deal. I was not given any magisterial authority but nevertheless the people constantly referred their civil disputes to me for decision. I was now happily re-united with my mother, and we ahd with us besides my sister Mrs Louis Chabaud and her children.
THE STANFORD FAMILY CONNECTION.
STANFORD - John 35, Farmer, wife Maria 28, c. [Matilda and Charles - not shown]; John 7; Letitia 5; Jane 2; Sophia 1; party Bowker's; ship Weymouth
[Note: Matilda and Charles were not shown on the shipping lists, but are recorded in various Stanford papers]
Two children were born after arrival in South Africa - William in 1820 and, later, Mary.
A party of 23 from Wiltshire led by Miles Bowker sailed in Weymouth. They were located on the right bank of the George River, the place being named Olive Burn. By 1823 the party had dispersed and the location was granted to Miles Bowler.
From: The Settler Handbook' - M. D. Nash
No: 41 on the Colonial Department list, led by Miles Bowker, a gentleman farmer of Manor Farm, South Newton (near Wilton) Wiltshire. Bowker was recommended by his landlord, Lord Pembroke, who made a personal visit to the Colonial Department on his behalf and by William Boscawan, a cousin of Lord Falmouth.
This was a proprietary party; the eight indentured labourers Bowker engaged to accompany him were all Wiltshire countrymen and with one exception single men. The only married man among them, John Stanford, had his deposit paid by the parish. Bowker's chief object in emigrating was to provide better opportunities than his situation in England could offer for his large and lively family of sons. The eldest of them, John Mitford, did not sail with the rest of the family but remained in England for two years to wind up his father's affairs.
Deposits were paid for nine men; 17-year old William Bowker, although he did not pay the full deposit, was accepted by the authorities as the tenth 'able-bodied man' needed to bring the party to the prescribed minimum size. The journey from South Newton to Portsmith where the party was to embark was made with a borrowed travelling carriage and several farm wagons loaded with household furniture and agricultural implements. The settlers were not able to board H M Store Ship Weymouth immediately as her fitting up was not yet completed; as a temporary measure they were accommodated on a hulk in Portsmouth harbour that was used as a tender.
The Weymouth sailed from Portsmouth on 7 January 1820 with all the party on board, although Bowker's men had already voiced their dissatisfaction with the conditions of their engagement, declaring that they would rather return home 'as poor deluded Emigrants than become Slaves'. Their ringleader, John Stanford, was particularly aggrieved to find himself worse off than the parish-assisted emigrants in the party under Samuel James. He considered that he was entitled to receive the full 100 acres of land at the Cape, not the 10 that Bowker was willing to give him: 'There are many Families on board who have been sent out by the Parish and has the Privelidge of 100 acres and why not me the same.'
Two of Stanford's children, Jane aged 2 and an infant, Sophia, died on the voyage to the Cape. The Weymouth reached Table Bay on 26 April, and Miles Bowker's wife gave birth to a daughter, Anna Maria, while the ship lay at anchor. Algoa Bay was reached 15 May. The party was located on the right bank of the George River and its location was named Olive Burn.
Note: Their name originally meant 'Stoney Ford'
Theal states that 10 traders in Kaffirland were murdered. They were Edwards, Kent, Budding, Cane, Robert Rogers, George Iles, James Warren, William Hogg, John Stanford, and Robert Hodges.
*John Stanford = *Maria (Maria =(2nd) *Daniel Flinn, a widower)
(1785 - 1832) (1794 - ) (1778 - )
The 1820 Settler *John Sranford was born in 1785 in Wiltshire, England and in 1811 he married Maria (surname untraced). He was a farmer from Salisbury, Wiltshire. He, his wife and five children sailed in H.M.Store Ship Weymouth with the party of *Miles Bowker, also from Salisbury. This was a party of 25 from Wiltshire and they were located in Albany, on the right bank of the George River, the party dispersed and the location was granted to Miles Bowker. It remained in the hands of the Bowker family for a number of generations.
In his Reminiscences, his grandson, Sir Walter Stanford wrote that *John Stanford rendered good service in the War of 1850 and at the close of the war was given a commission in the newly formed Rural police; he was stationed near Peddie at Buckkraal, where he died in 1832.
According to the Stanford records *John and *Maria Stanford had eight children, being the parents of, among these, Matilda and William, both of whom married into the Warner family.
[See under their separate sections in this collection]
When John Stanford died, his property at Buckkraal, which lay on the Grahamstown side of Peddie, was given to his widow, Maria. She later remarried in Grahamstown *Daniel Flinn, who was a widower. Daniel's first wife's name was Catherine and she was born in 1778, the same year in which he was born. The Flinns were Settlers in Smith's party and came to the Cape Colony on the Stentor as the Warner family did and emigrants were transferred in Simon's Bay onto the Weymouth for the voyage up the coast to Algoa Bay.
In 1832 the son of *John and *Maria, also called John (born in 1812) was, like his father, commissioned in the Rural Police. Then, in 1834 he sold his property in Southey's location, allotment No: 5, being 68 morgan in extent and went as a trader to Kaffirland. He was killed at Yellowwoods on 22.12.1834 at the outbreak of the 6th Kaffir War.
[Further information on this interesting Settler family can be found in the two books of the van Riebeeck Society Series (no: 39 and No: 43) printed in Cape Town and titled 'The Reminiscences of Sir Walter Stanford' Volume I and II. All the Stanford papers relating to the research done by Sir Walter (assisted by his daughter, Dorothy Ruffel) in writing and editing these books are lodged at the University of Cape Town. (These include certain Warner family references, papers and letters, too).
In addition, R. D. N. Stanford, in a letter, wrote: 'I have handed over all my father's important documents, letters, etc. to the museum in King Williamstown, who are very interested in collecting items like this. Among the letters handed over was one addressed by the late General Smuts to a Mr. Vaughan-Williams'.]
[Some few additional items of interest are shown in this collection, under sections covering
W3/4/3 *Joanna Rosina Stanford nee Warner and W3/4. *Joseph Cox Warner who married Matilda Stanford.]
The eight children of *John and Maria Stanford were:
c.1. *John Stanford - Trader
b. 1812 Probably in Salisbury, Wiltshire (not confirmed)
d. 22.12.1834 Yellowwoods, killed at the outbreak of the 6th. Frontier War
c.2. *Matilda Stanford
b. 1813/4 Probably in Salisbury, Wiltshire (not confirmed)
d. 22.10.1834 Queenstown, Cape, at the home of her sister
Her name was not given on the shipping lists)
m. 28. 9.1831 Bathurst, Cape
*Joseph Cox Warner - Missionary; Government Agent; M.L.A.; J.P.;
b. 8.10.1806 Bristol, England
d. 8. 7.1871 Balfour, Cape.
He was the son of *Henry Warner and *Elizabeth Warner nee Blacker - see W3/4.
They had two sons:
W4/5.A Henry Blacker Warner who married Elizabeth Anne Wakeford and
W5/5. Ebenezer Joseph Warner who married Emma Ruth Jenkins Bradfield
[Refer to their separate sections for details.]
c.3. * Letitia Stanford
b. 1815 Probably in Salisbury, Wiltshire (not confirmed)
m. ..?.. Way or Wade (?)
c.4. *Jane Stanford
b. 1818 Probably in Salisbury, Wiltshire (not confirmed)
d. in infancy ? - No mention of her has been traced in the family records, but M. D. Nash lists her as dying on board the Weymouth on the way to the Cape Colony
c.5. *Sophia Stanford Probably in Salisbury, Wiltshire (not confirmed)
d. in infancy ? - Possibly also on board the Weymouth as M. D. Nash lists her as dying on the journey and the ship's log entry reads: 'Sarah Stanford died on 21.1.1820' Again no mention of her has been traced in the family records.
c.6. William Stanford - Captain in F.A.M.P.; served in the Rural Police
b. 1820 Albany, Cape Colony
d. 20. 5.1856 Buckkraal, Cape. Buried at Fort Beaufort, Cape
m 6. 1.1847 Fort Armstrong
Joanna Rosina Warner, daughter of Henry Warner and Elizabeth Warner nee Blacker
b. 3.12.1812 Bristol, England
d. 7. 9.1903 Queenstown, Cape Province
m. (1st) Capt. William Wright
She had 3 sons with Capt. William Wright and 3 sons with Capt. William Stanford
[see details under W3/4/3 * Joanna Rosina Warner = (1st) Capt. William Wright
= (2nd) Capt. William Stanford and for the Stanford sons under c.1 Robert William Stanford; c.2. Walter Ernest Mortimer Stanford and c.3, Arthur Henry Bell Stanford to follow]
c.7. Charles Stanford
b. 1816 (?) Uncertain as his name, like that of his sister Matilda was not on the shipping lists, so he may have been born after the family arrived in the Colony
c. 1820 Albany, Cape.
He had a son who died at Glen Grey, near Queenstown, Cape.
c.8. Mary Stanford
b. 1824 Albany, Cape Colony
d.25. 1.1868 Glen Grey, near Queenstown, Cape
'a cripple, born after 1820, was the youngest member of the Stanford family'. She did not marry. During the three years that Walter, her nephew, spent with the Rev Cox Warner and his wife Matilda, he received some education from her, his 'very dear maiden aunt'. She died at the home of her brother-in-law, Joseph Cox Warner in Queenstown, called 'Bradfield' - 'the dearly loved sister of Matilda'.
[see section under Walter Ernest Mortimer Stanford and W3/4. Joseph Cox Warner = Matilda Stanford]
Some information on the three sons of Capt. William Stanford and Joanna Rosina Warner follows:
c.1. Robert William Stanford - Assistant Chief Magistrate Transkeian Territories
b. 29.10.1847 Fort Armstrong, Cape.
d. 1. 8. 1932 Port St John's, Natal
m. ca. 1874 Queenstown, Cape [IGI has marriage ca. 1863?]
Elizabeth Maud Cornish Driver
b. 3. 8. 1843 Kokstad, Cape
She was the daughter of Edward Driver and Ann nee Thackwray
[Refer to the Driver Family Connection to follow after the information on the 3 sons of
Capt. William Stanford and Joanna Rosina Warner]
Robert William Stanford and Elizabeth Maud Cornish Driver had 3 children:
(i) Maude Driver Stanford born 1879(?) b. or c. St Mark's, Queenstown Dist. She did not marry. She died 10.6.1950 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal.
(ii) William Harry Driver Stanford born 10.1.1880 Bolotwa near Queenstown, Cape
He became an employee in the Native Affairs Dept. He died in 1906 and he was also unmarried.
(ii) Claud Stanford born or christened 28.10.1883 St Mark's, Queenstown Dist. He was an attorney and married in Pietermaritzburg Gwyneth Vera Norman who was born in India and she died on 24.1.1977 in Queenstown, Cape. Claud Stanford died on 29.11.1957, probably at Lusikisiki but was buried at Kokstad, Cape.
They had 3 children:
(a) Robert Stanford b. 24.7.1922 d. 2005 who became an attorney and he married Monica Hartley, daughter of Bernard and Barbara Hartley. She was born 13.3.1923 at the Holy Cross Mission, Pondoland. And they had 4 children:
(1.)Vere Barbara Catherine Stanford born 7.4.1949 in King William's Town, who married on 7.4.1972 KWT Andrew van der Watt (a teacher) and had 2 children: Catherine v.d.Watt b.9.7.1973 and Nicolas v.d.Watt b. 16.4.1975;
( 2.) Susan Mary Stanford born 1.3.1951 King William's Town, married 24.5.1975 KWT Leon George Labuchagne and had a child Robert Leon Labuchagne b. 1975;
(3) David Michael Hartley Stanford born 29.9.1952, married in KWT on 27.6.1975 Helen Levin,
(4) Martin Robert Stanford born 8.3.1956 KWT
(b) Muriel Stanford b. 20.8.1924; d. 21.11.2007 m. Anthony Stringfellow and they had 3 children: Peter Stringfellow; Robert Stringfellow and Tessa Stringfellow
(c) Claud (Bim) Stanford born 12.3.1926 Kokstad, Cape who became a farmer and married Cynthia Brawn who was born on 25.11.1925 in Molteno. She was the daughter of Harold Brawn and Eileen Brawn nee Maclear and they had 5 children:
(i) Graeme Stanford born 26.5.1951 at Kokstad, Cape; married 11.1.1975 in Zuzuland Mary Johnson and they had a child called Sarah Janet Stanford b. 6.4.1976 in Kokstad.
(ii) Cynthia Anne Stanford born 3.9.1953 Kokstad; married 25.9.1976 Kokstad Barry Lawrence Lloyd of Pinelands, Cape Town.
(iii) Lynne Stanford born 25.9.1956 Kokstad
(iv) Pamela Stanford born 7.7.1959 Kokstad
(v) Diana Stanford born 14.8.1963 Kokstad