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Ignatius Gerhardus Delport1753

Ignatius Gerhardus Delport
Given names
Ignatius Gerhardus
Baptism November 4, 1753

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Delport, p54, b6c8.
Historical Event 1754 (Age 58 days)

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Note: A population count in the Cape shows that there were 5,510 Europeans and 6,279 slaves in the Cape Colony
Epidemic May 1, 1755 (Age 17 months)

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Note: Smallpox epidemic breaks out at Cape Colony. A total of 2,372 people die
Baptism of a brotherIzak Delport
October 30, 1757 (Age 3 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Delport, p54, b6c9.
Marriage of a siblingJacobus DelportJohanna Jacomina van der WesthuizenView this family
November 8, 1772 (Age 19 years)

Publication: Vol. 2, D-G (1989) ISBN: -
Citation details: Delport, p53, b6c2.
Historical Event July 1776 (Age 22 years)

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Note: Americans declare independece
War December 20, 1780 (Age 27 years)

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Note: Britain declares war on the Netherlands. French troops arrive at the Cape Colony to guard it against the English
Historical Event 1780 (Age 26 years)

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Note: The Fish River is made the eastern boundary of the Cape Colony
War 1784 (Age 30 years)

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Note: French troops depart the Cape after the Treaty of Paris (3 Sep 1783) is signed
War from 1789 to 1799 (Age 35 years)

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Note: French Revolution
Historical Event 1795 (Age 41 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 43 years)

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Note: The Cape becomes a British Colony
War from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (Age 49 years)

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Note: Napoleonic Wars
Natural disaster 1809 (Age 55 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in eastern frontier region
Town founded 1812 (Age 58 years)

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Note: The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
Town founded August 27, 1818 (Age 64 years)

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Note: Cradock is founded
Historical Event 1820 (Age 66 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
Economic Event 1825 (Age 71 years)

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Note: Rix dollar Dutch: Rijsksdaalder is converted into the British sterling
Historical Event 1835 (Age 81 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony
Town founded 1844 (Age 90 years)

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 103 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 107 years)

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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
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902 (Age 98 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 100 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
Economic Event 1865 (Age 111 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 113 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
  1. Generation 1
    1. Ignatius Gerhardus Delport, son of Jacobus Delport and Susanna Maree, was baptized on November 4, 1753.