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From: "Johann H Claassen" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-IB] WIGGILL - Victoria
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2008 23:45:26 +0200
It is most probably Victoria West. According to Raper Victoria West was
once(before 1855)known as Victoria. In December 1855 the suffix 'West' was
added to distinguish it from Victoria East in the Eastern Cape. However, if
you look at Volume 16 of the SAG, most of the WIGGELL families settled in
the Eastern Cape. I could not find even one in Victoria West.
Victoria West is about 88km from Richmond ( Northern Cape).
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Subject: [ZA-IB] WIGGILL - Victoria
>From the Lower Albany Chronicles - can anyone advise where "Victoria" is?
RAPER's Dictionary of SA Place Names has Victoria as a suburb of
Johannesburg, and then Victoria East being a district of which Alice is the
principle town, and Victoria West is 88km from Richmond (Natal?)
"29 April 1853: Intending applicants for farms in Victoria, who had been
recommended, were invited to apply. They included Thomas and Edward, sons of
Stephen BROWN for one farm, Thomas BRADFIELD, James, son of the late William
BARTLETT, George FULLER, Henry PURDON, William PURDON, Elijah and Joseph,
sons of Isaac WIGGALL, and Richard WALKER junior."
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