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From: "Becky Horne" <>
Subject: Elizabeth NUNAN and Robert DICKEY
Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 23:12:03 +0200
The family of an Irish Settler - Jeremiah NUNAN (c 1805 -1861) of King
by Christopher Phillips.
Jeremiah NUNAN was an Irishman who enlisted in the British Army's 27th
(Inniskilling) Regiment in Ireland about November 1831. In 1835 the
regiment was sent out to the Cape. NUNAN's wife and those of their
children who had been born by that time (they were in the sixth year of
their marriage), like several other families, accompanied the regiment.
They were destined to spend the rest of their lives here. Before the
27th returned to Britain in 1848, NUNAN had transferred to the 91st
(Argyllshire) Regiment. He obtained his discharge with a pension about
1853 and retired with his family to King William's Town. He died, aged
56, just an hour after the death of his eldest son, aged 30, at their
home in Smith Street, King William's Town in July 1861. They were buried
in the same grave the next day in the Edward Street cemetery. A local
newspaper commented that the esteem in which they had been held by their
community could be gauged from the fact that the funeral had been
attended by the Lieutenant-Governor of British Kaffraria and by many
officials of the government.
Jeremiah NUNAN, b. abt. 1805, d. King William's Town, 16 Jul 1861;
m. Newcastle West co. Limerick, Ireland, 11 Nov 1829, Margaret BATWELL,
d.o. Lumly BATWELL;
b. abt. Aug 1809, d. King William's Town, 24 Jul 1897
b3. Elizabeth NUNAN, b. abt. 1835, d. East London 20 Aug 1910;
m1. Peddie 23 Oct 1851, Richard SIMPSON, s.o. John SIMPSON; b. England,
Richard was a sergeant in Cape Mounted Rifles. He later became a Borough
Councillor in King William's Town;
d. King William's Town, 23 Jul 1869;
m2. King William's Town 7 Jul 1870, Robert DICKEY, s.o. ? DICKEY and
b. co. Antrim, Ireland abt. 1835;
Occupation: Dairyman and later a Borough Ranger of King William's Town;
Died in an accident [unknown] King William's Town, 22 Jul 1879
m3. Richard HOOD, widow of Mary ?, and previous widow of Ellen ?;
Richard, b. near Edinburgh, Scotland 21 Aug 1819;
He was a Colour Sergeant of the Cape Mounted Rifles and thereafter an
Inspector of Police and also a Borough Councillor in King William's
Town. Richard d. 2 Oct 1887.
Children from the second marriage were:
c9. Robert William DICKEY, b. 26 May 1872; bapt. King William's Town 1
Jul 1872; d. King William's Town ? Dec 1874;
buried King William's Town 27 Dec 1874
c10. Henry Robert William DICKEY, b. King William's Town 9 Jul 1874;
bapt. 14 Apr 1875.
Occupation: Bookkeeper in East London, later relocating to Johannesburg;
d. Johannesburg 14 Mar 1936
m. East London Averil COLBY, d.o. William Henry COLBY and Dorothea NN;
b. 18 Apr 1878, bapt. 9 May 1884.
Still alive 13 Feb 1936
Robert DICKEY, d. 22 Jul 1879.
NAAIRS KAB MOOC 7078
Robert William DICKEY was aged abt. 2 years upon death.
Henry Robert William DICKEY
Cannot find a recording on NAAIRS. He died in 1936, so I can't
understand why there wouldn't be a recording of his death.
Cannot find a recording on NAAIRS. Maybe she remarried?
Tried using 'Robert' 1936 and look what I found.
DESCRIPTION RICKEY, HENRY ROBERT WILLIAM.
REMARKS SURVIVING SPOUSE AVERIL RICKEY. (BORN COLLEY).
Hope that this assists you Craig.