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From: John Hunt <>
Subject: [ZA-EC] Farm locations: John GARDINER, Aberdeen District
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2008 18:03:14 -0400
I hope some of you may be able to help. I will be doing a Genie tour of SA in the New Year and don't want to spin my wheels. I need someone to give me an outline of what I should try and see while I am there. I have 5 GGGParents among the 1820 settlers, and plainly would like to look around Albany, Salem, Grahamstown, inter alia. But I need to find some specific farms, which some of you might know, or know how to find. I'm not acquainted with Google maps or the Government website, and certainly don't know how to use them. I couldn't get on to the Google SA site.
I do have a very specific question: I think John GARDINER (GARDNER), who went to SA from Somerset after the 1841 British census, had extensive property near Aberdeen "Chelmsford" is where he was buried (NAAIRS Gravestones). He farmed with his sons, but my Grandfather, Ernest Walton GARDINER left them and went off to Dordrecht after his first wife, Charlotte PATRICK, died at age 31. on "Echo Dale". Their two children had been born on "Stapleford" and "Echo Dale". The name "Oatlands" is also mentioned in church records, but it does not seem to be a farm name.
So my question 1 for now is: How do I identify and perhaps visit, these three farms?
Regards to all,
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