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Descendants of

 

Alexander Harvey Biggar

 

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

 

MAJOR ROBERT HAROLD BIGGAR was born unknown, and died in 1799. He married Ann Harvey

 

1.        ALEXANDER HARVEY BIGGAR

 

 “The town Biggarsberg, in South Africa is named after Alexander Biggar whose pony cart fell over, much to the amusement of the Boers of the; Wen Kommandot; whom he was accompanying him to Blood River” Alexander Biggar  was killed by the Zulus in a battle the following December. A range

of hills near Ladysmith is called the Biggarsberg

                           

                     85th Regimen Napoleonic War

 

  Veiw the Monument

                                          The Battle Of Blood River

 

With a large group of British Settlers, on its Eastern Frontier usually called the '1820 Settlers'. His two sons died young without male heirs and the name died out in South Africa but, according to the author of the article on Alexander Biggar in the Dictionary of South Africa Biography; 'except for one, all Biggar's daughters married and there are thus many descendants on the distaff side belonging to the Dunn,

De Villiers, De Smidt Maynard ... families'. The De Villiers reference seems to be to Biggar's daughter Mary [born 1804 in Scotland] who married John de Villiers at Alexander Biggar's estate Woodlands on 1 May 1828. Georgina [born in Scotland in 1808] had been married in Grahamstown the year before [8

February 1827] and, it would seem, was honoring her sister's husband in the name.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

1.   CAPTAIN ALEXANDER HARVEY1 BIGGAR was born 29 Oct 1781, County Cork, Ireland and died December 1838. Umfolozi River, South Africa. He married MARY STRATON March 03, 1799 in Brechin, Angus, Scotland. Daughter of George Stratton and Margaret Graham.  She was born 1781 in England, and died 1855 in Cape, South Africa.

 

 

        Children of ALEXANDER BIGGAR and MARY STRATON are:

 

                   i.       MARGARET GRAHAM2 BIGGAR   b. 1801, , England; d.  31 May 1890, Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa. 

2.               ii. ANN HAROLD BIGGAR, b. September 01, 1801, Abbey (Paisley),       

                       Renfrew, Scotland; d. 1851, Natal, South Africa

              iii.        MARY BIGGAR   b. 1804, , England; d. Deceased; m. JOHN DE VILLIERS 1828, Woodlands Farm, Cape, South Africa; b. Abt. 1802, , Cape, South Africa; d. Deceased

3.              iv.       JANE BIGGAR, b. 1806, , England; d. Deceased.

4.               v.       GEORGINA BIGGAR, b. 1808, England; d. 1847.

5.              vi.       AGNES BIGGAR, b. 1810, , England; d. , Tasmania.

6.             vii.       CHARLOTTE BIGGAR, b. August 04, 1810. Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; d. Deceased.

               viii.       ROBERT BIGGAR  b. September 27, 1812, Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland; d. April 17, 1838, Ndonakusuka, Tugela gorge, Natal, South Africa.

7.               ix.       ALEXINA BIGGAR, b. June 28, 1817, England.

8.                x.       HELEN BIGGAR, b. 1819, , England; d. 1900.

xi.      GEORGE BIGGAR  b. 1820, at Sea, S.S. Weymouth; d. February 17, 1838, Blaaukrantz, Natal, South Africa.

 

                  More about George : On the 17th February, Retief's party returns the cattle and horses . On                February 6th Dingane gave the party a farewell dance at which the trekkers were requested to leave their firearms outside. At the climax of the dancing, Dingane leapt up and shouted '”Bamabani abathakathi”!'

“Kill the wizards!” The men were Overpowered and killed.

 

 

9.              xii.       HARRIET WILLIS BIGGAR, b. 1822.Woodlands Farm, Cape, South Africa; d. Deceased.

 

 

                                     Note : George Biggar was killed on 17th of February 1838 at Blaauwkranz - he was 18 years old. His older brother Robert Biggar died on the 17th of April 1838 at Tugela - he was 25 years old. Their father Alexander Harvey Biggar was killed on the 27th of December 1838 near the White Umfolozi River.

http://home.yebo.co.za/~salbu/aWood/AnnalsOfNatal_Wood2.html

 

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

2.       ANN HAROLD2 BIGGAR (ALEXANDER HARVEY1  was born September 01, 1801 in Abbey (Paisley), Renfrew, Scotland, and died 1851 in Natal, South Africa.  She married ROBERT NEWTON  1824 in Woodlands Farm, Cape, South Africa.  He was born 1795 in England, and died 1847 in Natal, South Africa.

 

       

Children of ANN BIGGAR and ROBERT DUNN are:

                   i.       SARAH3 b. 1825, , Cape, South Africa; d. Deceased.

                  ii.       CHARLOTTE DUNN  b. 1827, , Cape, South Africa; d. Deceased.

                 iii.       AGNES DUNN b. 1829,,Cape, South Africa; d. Deceased.

                 iv.       HERBERT ALEXANDER DUNN  , b. 1831, , Cape, South Africa; d. Deceased

                  v.       JOHN ROBERT DUNN    b. 1833, Cape, South Africa; d. 1895, Natal, South Africa; m. CATHERINE PEARCE.

 

Notes for JOHN ROBERT DUNN:

 John Dunn, hunter of the 19th century, was the only white man ever to become a Zulu Chief.

As a young boy he watched how an elephant trampled his father. After his mother’s death in 1851, he took Catherine Pearce, a coloured woman, as his concubine and moved from Durban to Zululand. He settled close to Empangeni and took part in numerous Zulu wars. In 1856 he became the counselor of King Cetshwayo. He married 49 Zulu women and fathered at least 117 children, for whom he appointed a private teacher. After the Anglo Zulu war of 1879 the British divided Zululand into 13 independent areas and appointed Dunn over one of them. At his death in 1895 he had so many descendants that a reserve of 4 000 hectares along the coast was allocated to them.

 

    From  http://www.africanfrontiers.co.za/Regions/zululand.html

 

 

3.  JANE2 BIGGAR (ALEXANDER HARVEY1)   was born 1806 in , England, and died Deceased.  She married JOHANNES DE  SMIDT:  1824 in Woodlands Farm, Cape, South Africa.  He was born Abt. 1802 in , Cape, South Africa, and died Deceased.

 

Notes for JOHANNES DE SMIDT:

Had 6 daughters 1 son.

 

More About JOHANNES DE SMIDT and JANE BIGGAR:

Marriage: 1824, Woodlands Farm, Cape, South Africa

 

Child of JANE BIGGAR and JOHANNES DE SMIDT is:

                   i.       MISS3 DE SMIDT   b. Abt. 1825, Bathurst, Cape, South Africa; d. Deceased.

 

 

4.  GEORGINA2 BIGGAR (ALEXANDER HARVEY1) was born 1808 in , England, and died 1847.  She married CHARLES MAYNARD 1827 in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa, son of THOMAS MAYNARD and DOROTHY NOURSE.  He was born Abt. 1802 in , Cape, South Africa, and died Deceased.

 

Notes for CHARLES MAYNARD:

Had 6 daughters and 2 sons.

       

Child of GEORGINA BIGGAR and CHARLES MAYNARD is:

                   i.       MISS3 MAYNARD b. Abt. 1828, Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa; d. Deceased.

 

 

5.  AGNES2 BIGGAR (ALEXANDER HARVEY1) was born 1810 in , England, and died in , Tasmania.  She married JOHN WILLIS (Source: GEDCOM file imported on 9 Nov 1999..) 1825 in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa.  He was born Abt. 1800 in , England, and died in , Tasmania.

 

Notes for JOHN WILLIS:

Had 3 daughters and 3 sons.

       

Child of AGNES BIGGAR and JOHN WILLIS is:

                   i.       MISS3 WILLIS b. Abt. 1826, , Cape, South Africa; d. Deceased, , Tasmania.

 

 

6.  CHARLOTTE2 BIGGAR (ALEXANDER HARVEY1) was born August 04, 1810 in Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, and died Deceased.  She married ROBERT BLACK 1845 in Cradock, Cape, South Africa.  He was born Abt. 1815 in , England, and died Deceased.

 

Notes for ROBERT BLACK:

Had 2 daughters and 3 sons.

       

Child of CHARLOTTE BIGGAR and ROBERT BLACK is:

                   i.       MISS3 BLACK b. Abt. 1846, , Cape, South Africa; d. Deceased.

 

 

 

 

7.  ALEXINA2 BIGGAR (ALEXANDER HARVEY1) was born June 28, 1817 in England.  She married RICHARD JOHN EATON 1846 in Port Elizabeth, Cape, South Africa, son of RICHARD EATON and SARAH EBDEN.  He was born April 17, 1816 in Cape, South Africa, and died December 24, 1857.

 

Notes for RICHARD JOHN EATON:

Had 3 daughters and 3 sons.

 

Children of ALEXINA BIGGAR and RICHARD EATON are:

                   i.       AGNES MARY3 EATON  b. October 30, 1847, Cape, South Africa; d. February 14, 1900.

                  ii.       HARRY ROBERT EATON, b. July 25, 1846; d. June 12, 1896, Cape Of Good Hope, South Africa.

                 iii.       GOERGE ST JOHN WHITTLE EATON, b. May 20, 1849; d. June 19, 1896, Cape Of Good Hope, South Africa.

                 iv.       FRANCIS JAMES ALEXANDER EATON, b. June 07, 1851.

                  v.       HARRIET MARY EATON, b. August 17, 1854, Cape, South Africa; d. March 22, 1937.

                 vi.       HELEN ANNE EATON, b. August 17, 1854.

 

 

8.  HELEN2 BIGGAR (ALEXANDER HARVEY1) was born 1819 in , England, and died 1900.  She married NICOLAS P. KROHN 1845 in Port Elizabeth, Cape, South Africa.  He was born Abt. 1818 in , South Africa, and died Deceased.

 

Notes for NICOLAS P. KROHN:

Had 3 daughters and 4 sons.

 

 

Child of HELEN BIGGAR and NICOLAS KROHN is:

                   i.       MISS3 KROHN  b. Abt. 1846, Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa; d. Deceased.

 

 

9.  HARRIET WILLIS2 BIGGAR (ALEXANDER HARVEY1)   was born 1822 in Woodlands Farm, Cape, South Africa, and died Deceased.  She married THOMAS STRICKLAND   1854 in Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa.  He was born Abt. 1820 in South Africa, and died Deceased.

 

Notes for THOMAS STRICKLAND:

Had 2 daughters and 2 sons.

 

       

Child of HARRIET BIGGAR and THOMAS STRICKLAND is:

                   i.       MISS STRICKLAND3  b. 1855, Grahamstown, Cape, South Africa; d. Deceased.

 

 

 



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