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From: Russell <>
Subject: [ZA-EC] Kew 1826 Transcriptions
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 17:15:29 -0700
Well-deserved for all your selfless work!
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From: "Sue Mackay" <>
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2007 3:43 PM
Subject: [ZA-EC] Take a bow Russell and Nolene
> Thanks to Russell and Nolene I am a VERY happy bunny tonight, albeit
> somewhat tired (and I think Tombi and Val will be happy bunnies too)
> I had more or less decided that I had 'done' the settler correspondence
> that I would start going to the newspaper library at Colindale instead of
> Kew to resume the Grahamstown Journal transcriptions (Kew don't have them
> after 1853). However, there had been a lot of interest in Shepherd's Party
> of settler relatives, and Russell had given me an exact reference for
> CO48/69 which he hoped would shed light on Thomas KING. I also promised
> Nolene ages ago that I would try to photograph some more shipping news, so
> decided to go to Kew today and look for Shepherd correspondence in the
> morning and shipping news in the afternoon.
> Russell, I will send you the .jpg of CO48/69 when I have sorted out the
> photos I took today (!!) although I'm afraid it doesn't tell you anything
> you didn't know before. It is a list written out by a clerk and so Thomas
> didn't sign it. I was very glad you gave me the page number, as this
> gem was hidden in 'despatches' amongst requisitions for stationery. It
> repeats the list of settler relatives wanting to join their families, but
> this time addresses are given. I also photographed correspondence for 1826
> and there's a whole lot by SHEPHERD including some further lists which
> the names of the children etc.
> Tombi, Alex KIDWELL's sisters gave the address Alpha Cottage, Halliwell
> Street, Chesterfield, so may be you should be looking in Derbyshire. BTW,
> Elizabeth's surname was definitely OSBOURN as she signed it that way when
> group of them were signatories to a document following a meeting in
> Perhaps she changed it after she got to SA. Either that or she got married
> again to someone called ORSMOND!!
> Val, Richard PICKSTOCK's daughter gave the address 25 Warwick Street,
> Manchester, and I noticed before that most of the PICKSTOCKs on the IGI
> from the Manchester area.
> I will get the lists transcribed over the weekend
> And why am I such a happy bunny? Well I went upstairs and got out CO53/1,
> the South African Commercial Advertiser covering 1824-1829. The early
> editions didn't seem to have much but I persevered because I wanted to
> photograph the shipping arrivals for Nolene. After the first two years
> suddenly started including BMDs as well, so I started snapping those,
> the print was small and I wasn't really reading them. But then when I came
> to December 1828 something made me look more closely at what I was
> and there was Edmund William GILSTAIN's baptism staring me in the face.
> only been looking for it for twenty years!!
> So, more goodies to come, but I'm off to my bed now.
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