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Bentley family tree 1820 - date

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Unknown Report 11 Jan 2014 18:14

There exists such a tree but I cannot trace it, The Bentley came to South Africa with the 1820 settlers. My grandmother's name was Elizabeth Ann and she marries James Rupert Phillips.

Can anyone help?


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 11 Jan 2014 18:35

Have you tried here?

1820 Settler Genealogies and Other Information

She is listed as marrying James Rupert Phillips
James Rupert Phillips, b. 3 Sep 1867, Peddie, Eastern Cape, South Africa, d. 1930

It's quite detailed - just click away and explore. Don't forget to scroll down to read text in some instances.


Derek Report 12 Jan 2014 16:32

Hi DET....this is brilliant..funnily enough, a couple of years ago I was asked to research the Bentley's and Kitchen's of Halifax and Rothwell in Yorkshire..for a person who could not find them after 1820!!..You brilliant offer of the 1820Settlers site would have been a complete answer.....
..and thanks to you our unknown gentleman can in fact fnd all of the stuff I found in parish records, actually on your site.if he looks hard enough!

Really well done.



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 12 Jan 2014 22:59

Derek - it's not 'my' site, I just found it!

If you are still in contact with him, it might solve a big mystery... and link him to Dorian as a relative.............. even if it is something like 4th cousins 3 times removed :-D

We don't expect our forefathers to go gadding off across the world in 1820, do we? :-D :-D


Cynthia Report 13 Jan 2014 13:30

As the poster is fairly new to the boards, I'll let him know about the help Det. Hope he is as excited as Derek is!! :-D :-D :-D :-D


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 13 Jan 2014 20:53

Ooops! The poster started different threads on various boards, creating duplicates - one of those about this topic has more posts and a reply by him.

Never mind - he may not have spotted Derek's post on this one. :-)