John Doidge, 1851

Name
John /Doidge/
Given names
John
Surname
Doidge
War
French Revolution
from 1789 to 1799

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Historical Event
Dutch East India Company goes bankrupt
1795

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Note: The Dutch East India Company is in financial ruins. 29 January – Farmers expelled the officials of t…

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
The Cape becomes a British Colony
March 5, 1797

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Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812

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MarriageJenny GiddyView this family
September 26, 1815
Citation details: Marriage: John DOIDGE and Jenny GIDDY (1815), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS/M/35045757/2 : accessed 17 Sep 2020
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815

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Natural disaster
Drought
1809

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Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Occupation
gentleman
1816
Citation details: Baptism: Catherine Elizabeth Giddy DOIDGE (1816), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9Q5-SKV3?cc=2515875&wc=QZBV-M8M%3A1589444325 : 16 February 2016), 005883799 > image 189 of 369; Devon Record Office, Exeter : accessed 19 Sep 2020
Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818

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Historical Event
British settlers
1820

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Note: 17 March - The first British settlers arrived in Table Bay, Cape Town on the Nautilus and the Chapma…

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
British sterling adopted
1825

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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Occupation
gentleman
1829
Citation details: Baptism: Alfred Adolphus Giddy DOIDGE (1829), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89Q5-9LF5?cc=2515875&wc=QZ1P-1F8%3A1589444361 : 16 February 2016), 005883400 > image 19 of 125; Devon Record Office, Exeter : accessed 19 Sep 2020
Occupation
broker
1831
Citation details: Baptism: Edwin Henry Giddy DOIDGE (1831), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89Q5-9PSB?cc=2515875&wc=QZ1P-1JQ%3A1589439079 : 16 February 2016), 005883402 > image 27 of 143; Devon Record Office, Exeter : accessed 19 Sep 2020
Occupation
pawn broker
1833
Citation details: Baptism: Augustus Frederick Giddy DOIDGE (1833), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9Q5-95YM?cc=2515875&wc=QZ1P-1V3%3A1589444324 : 16 February 2016), 005883404 > image 40 of 153; Devon Record Office, Exeter : accessed 19 Sep 2020
Marriage of a childSamuel Youlden ApterCatherine Elizabeth Giddy Eliza DoidgeView this family
June 18, 1835
Citation details: Marriage: Samuel Youlden APTER and Catherine Elizabeth Giddy DOIDGE (1835), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FM%2F959106144%2F2 : accessed 20 Sep 2020
Citation details: Probate: Jenny DOIDGE (1826), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBOR/GOVPROBATE/C/1861-1861/00007396 : accessed 20 Sep 2020
Historical Event
Great trek
1835

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Census June 6, 1841
Citation details: Census: John DOIDGE and household (1841), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1841/0000888451 : accessed 19 Sep 2020

1841 England - Census transcript - John Doidge - Household Tin Street, Charles the Martyr, Plymouth, Devon

Name AgeM AgeF Occupation BiC SIF
John Doidge 70 pawn broker
Jenny Doidge 45
Eliza Doidge 22 milliner
John Doidge 20
William Doidge 15 turner app
Alfred Doidge 12
Edwin Doidge 10
Augustus Doidge 7
Elizabeth Doidge 15
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844

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Death before 1851

Citation details: Census: Jenny DOIDGE and household (1851), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1851/0008991345 : accessed 19 Sep 2020

1851 England - Census transcript - Jenny Doidge - Household 8 Providence Street, Charles the Martyr, Plymouth, Devon

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
Jenny Doidge head Widow 57 annuitant Menheniot, Cornwall
Elizabeth Doidge daughter Unm 26 stay maker Knackers Knowle, Devon
Alfred Doidge son Unm 21 book binder (app) Plymouth, Devon
Edwin Doidge son Unm 19 mariner Plymouth, Devon
Augustus Doidge son Unm 17 cabinet maker (app) Plymouth, Devon