William Augustus Giddy Doidge, 1823

Name
William Augustus Giddy /Doidge/
Given names
William Augustus Giddy
Surname
Doidge
Birth February 2, 1823 29
Citation details: Census: John DOIDGE and household (1841), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1841/0000888451 : accessed 19 Sep 2020
Citation details: Baptism: William Augustus Giddy DOIDGE (1823), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F31151037%2F1 : accessed 20 Sep 2020
Baptism February 23, 1823 29 (aged 21 days)
Citation details: Baptism: William Augustus Giddy DOIDGE (1823), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBPRS%2FB%2F31151037%2F1 : accessed 20 Sep 2020
Economic Event
British sterling adopted
1825 (aged 1 year)

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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 11 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Census June 6, 1841 (aged 18 years)
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 (aged 20 years)

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Death of a fatherJohn Doidge
before 1851 (aged 27 years)

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
Death of a motherJenny Giddy
April 11, 1857 (aged 34 years)
Citation details: Probate: Jenny DOIDGE (1861), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPJ9-HZT5 : 30 August 2018), Jenny Doidge, 26 Sep 1861; citing Probate, Exeter, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, Great Britain.; FHL microfilm : 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
Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 35 years)

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza.
War
American Civil War
from April 1861 to May 1865 (aged 42 years)

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Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues includin…

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
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 43 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250…

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.

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 50 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field.
War
First Boer War
from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (aged 58 years)

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Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 57 years)
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamest…

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
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 62 years)
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precur…

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
Bubonic plague
February 1, 1901 (aged 77 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 79 years)

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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 78 years)

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Trans…

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
Orange Free State
from 1854 to 1902 (aged 78 years)

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer…

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
Economic depression
1865 (aged 41 years)
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Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 80 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 82 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 87 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 88 years)

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Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cas…

Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban.

War
World War I
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 95 years)

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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 94 years)

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Note: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit…

An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world.

Prime minister
Louis Botha
from May 31, 1910 to August 27, 1919 (aged 96 years)

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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 101 years)

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Economic Event
Wall Street Crash
October 1929 (aged 106 years)

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Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression i…

The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century.

Prime minister
James Barry Munnik Hertzog
from June 30, 1924 to September 5, 1939 (aged 116 years)

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War
World War II
from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (aged 122 years)

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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 5, 1939 to June 4, 1948 (aged 125 years)

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