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Richard Pentreath1785

Richard Pentreath
Given names
Birth about 1785

War from 1789 to 1799 (Age 4 years)

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795 (Age 10 years)

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Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of the Dutch East India Company and established an independent government at Graaff Reinet. 18 June - Swellendam follows Graaff Reinet and declares a republic under Hermanus Steyn. The Netherlands is invaded by the French under the leadership of Napoléon Bonaparte. A republic is declared by Dutch revolutionaires and the Prince of Orange flees to England. 16 September – British forces under General Sir James Henry Craig seizes the Cape Colony for the Stadtholder Prince William V of Orange. The republics of Graaff Reinet and Swellendam reject the British and the British army is sent in.The start of free trade was announced
Historical Event March 5, 1797 (Age 12 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 18 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 24 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 27 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
MarriagePhillis JamesView this family
November 2, 1817 (Age 32 years)
Source: OPC Database
Citation details: Marriages database http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=marriages&id=1159990 : accessed 18 Sep 2015
1817 (Age 32 years)

Source: OPC Database
Citation details: Marriages database http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/more-info/?t=marriages&id=1159990 : accessed 18 Sep 2015
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 33 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 35 years)

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Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapman. 1 May - The Albury reaches Cape Town bringing settlers to Albany, South Africa. They arrive in Algoa Bay on 15 May. 2 May - La Belle Alliance reached Cape Town. She brought British settlers to Algoa Bay. 4000 British settlers started arriving in Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth), they settled in Grahamstown and along the frontier
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth Harvey Pentreath
between 1824 and 1826 (Age 39 years)
Economic Event 1825 (Age 40 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Historical Event 1835 (Age 50 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Town founded 1844 (Age 59 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Marriage of a childJames Trewavas BodinarElizabeth Harvey PentreathView this family
January 15, 1848 (Age 63 years)
Source: OPC Database
Note: Wife (Elizabeth Penthreath) is a widow at the time of the 1871 census.
1848 (Age 63 years)

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Birth of a granddaughter
Elizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar
about 1850 (Age 65 years)
Census March 30, 1851 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
William Bodinar
about 1852 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
Agnes Bodinar
about 1853 (Age 68 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
Mary P Bodinar
about 1856 (Age 71 years)
Birth of a grandson
John Bodinar
about 1857 (Age 72 years)

Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 72 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 76 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Note: American Civil War: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War
Economic Event 1865 (Age 80 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 82 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution
Marriage of a grandchildJohn Thomas BlewettElizabeth “Bessie” BodinnarView this family
November 7, 1871 (Age 86 years)
Citation details: "England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2D21-K7F : accessed 26 December 2014), John Thomas Blewett, 1871; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” index, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Penzance, Cornwall, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
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Economic Event September 1873 (Age 88 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 95 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 96 years)
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area
Economic Event 1886 (Age 101 years)
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 116 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 114 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 67 years)

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902 (Age 69 years)

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 119 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg

  1. Generation 1
    1. Richard Pentreath, mariner (in 1817) and fisherman (in 1848), was born about 1785. He married Phillis James on November 2, 1817 in Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England. She was born about 1785.

      Children of Richard Pentreath and Phillis James:

      1. Elizabeth Harvey Pentreath (1824)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Elizabeth Harvey Pentreath, grocer (in 1871), daughter of Richard Pentreath and Phillis James, was born between 1824 and 1826 in Mousehole, Cornwall, England. She married James Trewavas Bodinar, son of John Bodinnar and Mary Trewavas, on January 15, 1848 in Penzance, Cornwall, England. He was baptized on January 21, 1821 in Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England and died between October 1863 and December 1863 in Penzance, Cornwall, England.

      Children of Elizabeth Harvey Pentreath and James Trewavas Bodinar:

      1. Elizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar (18501918)
      2. William Bodinar (1852)
      3. Agnes Bodinar (1853)
      4. Mary P Bodinar (1856)
      5. John Bodinar (1857)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Elizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar, shop assistant (in 1871), daughter of James Trewavas Bodinar and Elizabeth Harvey Pentreath, was born about 1850 in Mousehole, Cornwall, England and died on May 1, 1918 in Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England. She married John Thomas Blewett, son of Thomas Blewett and Ann Harvey Madron, on November 7, 1871 in Penzance, Cornwall, England. He was born before April 4, 1847 in Mousehole, Cornwall, England and died on June 5, 1936.

      Children of Elizabeth “Bessie” Bodinnar and John Thomas Blewett:

      1. Lizzie C Blewett (1872)
      2. James Bodinnar Blewett (18731955)
      3. Olivia Agnes “Liv” Blewett (18751962)
      4. Ida Blewett (1877)
      5. Thomas Blewett (18781879)
      6. Thomas Blewett (18811956)