John Carey Blewett, 1804

Name
John Carey /Blewett/
Given names
John Carey
Surname
Blewett
Birth calculated 1804
Citation details: Marriage: James BLEWETT and Polly BLEWETT (1886), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=R_848177425%2F2 : accessed 21 Sep 2020
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Father: James Blewett Spouse's father: John C Blewett

Citation details: Census: John BLEWETT and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0010573841 : accessed 21 Sep 2020

1881 England - Census transcript - John Carey Blewett - Household 29 Duck Street, St Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
John Blewett head Mar 77 fisherman Mousehole
Mary A Blewett wife Mar 74 Mousehole
James Blewett son Widower 42 Mousehole
Caroline Blewett grand daughter Single 11 scholar Mousehole
MarriageMary A View this family
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Citation details: Census: John BLEWETT and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0010573841 : accessed 21 Sep 2020

1881 England - Census transcript - John Carey Blewett - Household 29 Duck Street, St Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
John Blewett head Mar 77 fisherman Mousehole
Mary A Blewett wife Mar 74 Mousehole
James Blewett son Widower 42 Mousehole
Caroline Blewett grand daughter Single 11 scholar Mousehole
War
Napoleonic Wars
from May 18, 1803 to November 20, 1815 (aged 11 years)

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Natural disaster
Drought
1809 (aged 5 years)

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Note: A severe drought occurs in the eastern frontier region.
Town founded
The settlement of Grahamstown is founded
1812 (aged 8 years)

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Town founded
Cradock is founded
August 27, 1818 (aged 14 years)

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Historical Event
British settlers
1820 (aged 16 years)

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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 (aged 21 years)

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Note: Rix dollar (Dutch: Rijsksdaalder) is converted into the British sterling.
Historical Event
Great trek
1835 (aged 31 years)

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Note: Voortrekkers start leaving the Cape Colony.
Town founded
Settlement of Victoria West is established
1844 (aged 40 years)

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Epidemic
Influenza
from 1857 to 1859 (aged 55 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 61 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
Economic depression
1865 (aged 61 years)
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Marriage of a childJames BlewettSarah Jane DanielView this family
February 5, 1867 (aged 63 years)
Citation details: Marriage: James BLEWITT and Sarah Jane DANIEL (1867), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D8M7-YZT?cc=1769414&wc=3CB7-PYM%3A138123201%2C140206301%2C140277701 : 2 February 2018), Cornwall > Paul > Marriages, 1863-1884 > image 62 of 504; Cornwall Records Office, Truro : accessed 21 Sep 2020
Economic Event
Diamonds discovered
1867 (aged 63 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.

Birth of a granddaughterCaroline Ann Carrie Blewett
between January 1870 and March 1870 (aged 66 years)
Citation details: Census: John BLEWETT and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0010573841 : accessed 21 Sep 2020

1881 England - Census transcript - John Carey Blewett - Household 29 Duck Street, St Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
John Blewett head Mar 77 fisherman Mousehole
Mary A Blewett wife Mar 74 Mousehole
James Blewett son Widower 42 Mousehole
Caroline Blewett grand daughter Single 11 scholar Mousehole
Citation details: Birth: Caroline Ann BLEWETT (1870), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD%2FB%2F1870%2F1%2FAZ%2F000061%2F090 : accessed 21 Sep 2020
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Mother's maiden name: Daniel

Economic Event
Gold discovered
September 1873 (aged 69 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 77 years)

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Census April 3, 1881 (aged 77 years)
Citation details: Census: John BLEWETT and household (1881), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=GBC/1881/0010573841 : accessed 21 Sep 2020

1881 England - Census transcript - John Carey Blewett - Household 29 Duck Street, St Paul, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Name Relation Condition AgeM AgeF Occupation Birthplace Infirm
John Blewett head Mar 77 fisherman Mousehole
Mary A Blewett wife Mar 74 Mousehole
James Blewett son Widower 42 Mousehole
Caroline Blewett grand daughter Single 11 scholar Mousehole
Economic Event
Gold discovered
1881 (aged 77 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.

Marriage of a childJames BlewettMary Polly BlewettView this family
October 26, 1886 (aged 82 years) Husband: 47 years Wife: 47 years
Citation details: Marriage: James BLEWETT and Polly BLEWETT (1886), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=R_848177425%2F2 : accessed 21 Sep 2020
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Father: James Blewett Spouse's father: John C Blewett

Citation details: Marriage: James BLEWETT and Polly BLEWETT (1886), (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:2:77T6-NTR?cc=1769414&wc=3CBQ-2NB%3A138123201%2C140206301%2C140291001 : 28 October 2015), Cornwall > Paul > Marriages, 1884-1904 > image 25 of 249; Cornwall Records Office, Truro : accessed 21 Sep 2020
War
Second Boer War
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 98 years)

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Historical Event
South African Republic
from 1852 to 1902 (aged 98 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 98 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
Gold discovered
1886 (aged 82 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 97 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town.
Epidemic
Pneumonic plague
February 1904 (aged 100 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg.
Epidemic
Tuberculosis
1906 (aged 102 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa.
Historical Event
Union of South Africa
May 31, 1910 (aged 106 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established.
Epidemic
Smallpox
1912 (aged 108 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 114 years)

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Epidemic
Spanish flu
1918 (aged 114 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 115 years)

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Prime minister
Jan Christiaan Smuts
from September 3, 1919 to June 30, 1924 (aged 120 years)

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